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:

* Following President Obama’s endorsement last week of marriage equality, new polling shows most Americans support at least some legal recognition of same-sex unions.

* Rick Santorum, meanwhile, wants Mitt Romney to go on the attack on marriage rights, calling Obama’s comments “a very potent weapon” Republicans can use against him.

* The Detroit News published a new poll showing Obama leading Romney in Michigan, where the Republican was born, 45.1% to 39.5%.

* It’s election day in Nebraska tomorrow, and in the race for the Republican U.S. Senate nomination, there’s an increasingly-fierce fight between state Treasurer Don Stenberg, state Attorney General Jon Bruning, and state Sen. Deb Fischer.

* In Wisconsin, former Gov. Tommy Thompson (R) enjoys the support of the party establishment in this year’s Senate race, but the GOP’s rank and file appears to have other ideas.

* In the state of Washington, the gubernatorial race is getting more interesting, with KING-TV releasing a new poll showing state Attorney General Rob McKenna’s (R) lead shrinking against Rep. Jay Inslee (D).

* And in the religious right, Romney’s speech at Liberty University was well received by many evangelicals, and it led to this awkwardly-worded endorsement from radical TV preacher Pat Robertson this morning.

Monday's campaign round-up