Monday’s campaign round-up

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker claps during the third day of the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Aug. 29, 2012 in Tampa, Fla.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker claps during the third day of the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Aug. 29, 2012 in Tampa, Fla.
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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:
 
* Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) boasts in a new interview about his fond memories voting for Ronald Reagan. Walker wasn’t old enough to vote until 1988 – when Reagan was no longer on the ballot. [Update: Right Wing News now claims there was a transcription error.]
 
* Montana’s John Walsh (D) is scheduled to be sworn in as Max Baucus’ Senate successor until tomorrow, but late last week, Karl Rove’s American Crossroads announced it’s already bought airtime for new attack ads.
 
* In Florida, former Gov. Charlie Crist (D) made a gutsy move over the weekend, announcing he supports ending the U.S. trade embargo against Cuba. “The embargo has done nothing in more than 50 years to change the regime in Cuba,” Crist said Friday night. The former governor held the opposite position when he was a Republican.
 
* The race in San Diego to replace Bob Filner (D) is heating up, and President Obama weighed in over the weekend to announce his support for David Alvarez, a 33-year-old Democrat, who’ll face Kevin Falconer (R) in upcoming special election. If elected, Alvarez would be the city’s first Hispanic mayor.
 
* Conservatives are deeply divided in Nebraska’s U.S. Senate race between competing Republican candidates. Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) entered the fray over the weekend, throwing his support to Midland University President Ben Sasse.
 
* And in Wyoming, Liz Cheney’s Senate campaign has already come and gone, but there are new allegations that the failed Republican candidate raised far less money than she originally claimed for her candidacy.
 

Monday's campaign round-up

Updated