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 Arkansas, a new NBC News/Marist poll shows incumbent Sen. Mark Pryor (D) leading Rep. Tom Cotton (R) by 11 points, 51% to 40%. To the surprise of nearly everyone, Pryor has led in nearly all of the recent polling in the state.
* In its gubernatorial race, however, former Rep. Asa Hutchinson (R-Ark.) has a seven-point advantage over former Rep. Mike Ross (D-Ark.), 49% to 42%.
* In Kentucky, the new NBC News/Marist survey shows Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell cruising in his Republican primary, but in a match-up against Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes (D), McConnell leads by just one, 46% to 45%.
* In Georgia’s closely watched U.S. Senate race, the NBC News/Marist results suggest David Perdue has the inside track on the Republican nomination, and in the general election, he has a narrow lead over Michelle Nunn (D). Against all of the other GOP candidates, Nunn is ahead.
* Speaking of Georgia, an Atlanta Journal-Constitution poll shows Nunn with a narrow lead over Perdue in the Senate race, but more surprising is the gubernatorial race, in which Gov. Nathan Deal (R) is up by only three over state Sen. Jason Carter (D). On the other hand, NBC News/Marist shows Deal leading Carter by 10, 50% to 40%.
* It seems hard to believe, but it appears longtime incumbent Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) did not submit enough valid signatures and his name will not appear on the ballot in November. A final decision from local election officials is expected tomorrow.
* And in Arizona, Republican gubernatorial hopeful Christine Jones testified before Congress that she’s a former Los Angeles prosecutor, but that now appears to be untrue.