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:
 
* With the Koch-financed Americans for Prosperity already launching nearly $1 million in Colorado advertising last week, Senate Majority PAC is trying to keep up, making a $500,000 ad buy in support of Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.).
 
* In related news, Americans for Prosperity and other conservatives have begun “flooding” New Hampshire with attack ads targeting Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D). All told, former Sen. Scott Brown’s (R) allies have outspent progressive groups by a greater than 4-to-1 margin.
 
* In Alaska, Karl Rove’s well-financed operation, American Crossroads, is launching a new ad in support of Senate hopeful Dan Sullivan. It features an endorsement from former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, her first of the 2014 cycle.
 
* In related news, Sullivan’s campaign was caught last week publishing content on its website from newsletters published by former Rep. Ron Paul, without attribution. Sullivan aides said it was filler text and a vendor error.
 
* In Florida, Gov. Rick Scott (R) has lost billionaire Mike Fernandez, his campaign co-chair, over unspecified “disagreements.”
 
* New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) seems like a safe bet for a second term – a new Siena poll shows him leading his likely Republican challenger, Rob Astorino, 61% to 26%.
 
* And though I generally don’t much care about 2016, Harry Enten published an interesting analysis the other day showing that at the this point in the process, there’s nothing even resembling a Republican frontrunner. It’s the first time in 40 years we’ve seen this dynamic on the GOP side.
 

Monday's campaign round-up