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:
* Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) opened his campaign headquarters over the weekend, telling supporters his race is the only one in 2014 “with any national significance.”
* In Iowa, though voters statewide prefer Rep. Tom Latham (R) for next year’s Senate race, Iowa Republicans prefer Rep. Steve King (R).
* In Pennsylvania, Gov. Tom Corbett (R) will seek re-election next year, but before that happens, he’ll have a special prosecutor investigating his handling of the Penn State child sexual abuse scandal.
* In Nebraska, Lt. Gov. Rick Sheehy (R) was assumed to be a leading gubernatorial candidate, but over the weekend, he was forced to resign over questions about improper, late-night cellphone calls to four women who weren’t his wife.
* In Georgia, Rep. Tom Price (R), denied a leadership post in the U.S. House, is now eyeing the U.S. Senate race.
* In what’s likely to be one of the more important U.S. House races of 2014, former state Speaker Andrew Romanoff (D) will take on Rep. Mike Coffman (R) in Colorado next year.
* And in Tennessee, Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R), despite his many scandals, has vowed he will “unequivocally run for re-election” next year.