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:

* President Obama and the DNC raised over $75 million in July, which may sound impressive until you see the total from Mitt Romney and the RNC: $101.3 over the same period of time. It’s the second consecutive month in which the Romney/RNC “Victory Fund” topped nine figures.

* Republicans have announced some of the officials who’ll get prominent speaking slots during the party’s convention: South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Florida Gov. Rick Scott, Condoleezza Rice, Sen. John McCain, and Mike Huckabee. Are those on this list out of the V.P. running? Probably.

* AFSCME and Americans United for Change unveiled this new ad this morning, hitting House Republicans for their vote last week on tax policy.

* So far this cycle, literally just 47 individual Americans are responsible for most of the donations to super PACs.

* The final PPP survey in Missouri’s Republican U.S. Senate primary shows a competitive three-way contest. John Brunner is out in front with 35%, followed by Todd Akin at 30%. Sarah Steelman is a close third with 25%.

* As Rachel talked about on the show on Friday, the Tennessee Democratic Party wants nothing to do with Mark Clayton, a racist 35-year-old flooring installer, who somehow won the party’s U.S. Senate nomination against Republican incumbent Bob Corker.

* In Arizona, GOP officials believe Rep. David Schweikert is pulling away from Rep. Ben Quayle in Arizona’s 6th district Republican primary.

* And in Michigan, new polling suggests Reps. John Conyers and Gary Peters should win their Democratic primaries tomorrow with relative ease.

Monday's campaign round-up