Monday’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:

* With Massachusetts Republicans needing a U.S. Senate candidate, Scott Brown is out, William Weld is out, Richard Tisei is out, but there’s one report that suggests Tagg Romney may get in.

* 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.

Monday's campaign round-up