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:
* For the first time, the Republican National Committee will delay the start of its annual winter meeting so RNC Chair Reince Priebus can lead a group of committee members to participate in the March for Life. The RNC will also charter a bus for the event.
* In Texas’ Republican Senate primary, Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) has been “publicizing endorsements from several groups and individuals who are not actually backing him in his Senate campaign. In one instance, the person is not even alive and died before Stockman jumped into the race.”
* Fresh off his failed campaigns in New Jersey for the U.S. Senate and the governor’s office, far-right perennial candidate Steve Lonegan (R) has decided to run for retiring Rep. Jon Runyan’s (R) U.S. House seat. Lonegan said he expects to win because he has “the hottest donor list in the country.” He added his congressional campaign is “ready to rock.”
* The Senate Conservatives Fund spent more than $2 million last year to bolster five GOP candidates, with Kentucky’s Matt Bevin as the main beneficiary. The SCF has spent nearly $1 million to help Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s Republican rival.
* Former Gov. Mike Huckabee recently recorded a video thanking Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and calling him a “conservative champion for peace through strength.” Huckabee soon after insisted, however, that he hasn’t endorsed Graham’s re-election campaign.
* And with Liz Cheney ending her Senate bid in Wyoming, the super PAC created to help Sen. Mike Enzi (R) has decided to dissolve. “We are done. We came into the race to help defend Mike Enzi from an avalanche of out of state money and out of state interest groups,” co-founder Bill Cubin said. “With Liz out of the race, it seems there is little reason for us to continue now.”
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