Friday’s campaign round-up

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 Alaska, Sen. Mark Begich (D) started airing a new 60-second bio ad yesterday. It’s a reminder that the campaign’s media team is quite good at what it does.
 
* In related news, Alaska Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell (R) wants to take Begich on in November, but Treadwell’s campaign has struggled against former Alaska Department of Natural Resources Director Dan Sullivan (R). Treadwell this week fired his campaign manager and top consultant.
 
* The Koch-financed Americans for Prosperity isn’t just airing attack ads against Senate Democrats; this week the group started an offensive against Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D), too.
 
* In Massachusetts, state Attorney General Martha Coakley (D) leads the Democratic gubernatorial field by sizable margins in a new WBUR-FM/MassINC poll, and in a hypothetical match-up against Republican Charlie Baker, Coakley leads by 15 points.
 
* House Republicans may be in the majority, but the DCCC keeps outraising the NRCC. In February, the Democratic committee outraised its Republican rival by $1.3 million, and the DCCC has now outraised the NRCC by about $17 million for the campaign cycle overall.
 
* Speaking of fundraising, the DNC and RNC each raised a little over $7 million in February.
 
* With less than two months to go in Nebraska’s Republican Senate primary, former state Treasurer Shane Osborn (R) launched his first TV ad campaign this week.
 
* And in New Jersey, local Republican leaders apparently don’t want former Bogota Mayor Steve Lonegan (R) as their candidate in the 3rd congressional district. GOP officials keep rallying behind Lonegan’s primary opponent, former Randolph Mayor Tom MacArthur .
 

Friday's campaign round-up