Today’s installment of campaign-related news items that won’t necessarily generate a post of their own, but may be of interest to political observers:
* In Wisconsin, Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Mary Burke has launched her first television ad campaign of the cycle.
* In Texas, Sen. Ted Cruz (R) had balked at endorsing his in-state ally, Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn (R), but now that the primaries are over, Cruz apparently has changed his mind.
* Former Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) has not yet said whether he’ll switch states and run against Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D) in New Hampshire, but if he does, the Republican will start as an underdog. A new Suffolk University shows Shaheen ahead by 13 points, 52% to 39%.
* Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D) considered the possibility of seeking a second term in Arizona’s Democratic-friendly 7th district, now that Rep. Ed Pastor (D) is retiring, but Sinema announced yesterday she’ll stick with her 9th district.
* The Council for American Job Growth, financed in part by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, is launching a new ad campaign urging congressional Republicans to support immigration reform. “No one debates we need to fix our broken immigration system,” the narrator says in the spot. “Republican leaders know it. They’ve even said so time and again. So why are House Republicans cooling, retreating, and even privately saying they’d rather do nothing this year?”
* In Virginia, the latest Roanoke College Poll shows Sen. Mark Warner (D) leading Ed Gillespie (R) by 27 points, 56% to 29%.
* And in Connecticut, Gov. Dannel Malloy (D) faces a very tough re-election fight against Tom Foley – a new Quinnipiac poll shows Malloy up by just one point, 43% to 42%.