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 Kansas, the new Suffolk poll shows Paul Davis (D) leading Gov. Sam Brownback (R) by four, 46% to 42%. The same poll shows Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach up by five over his Democratic challenger, former state Sen. Jean Kurtis Schodorf, 45% to 40%.
* In Ferguson, Missouri, voter registration has soared in the wake of the Michael Brown shooting and subsequent crisis.
* In Wisconsin’s gubernatorial race, the new Marquette Law School Poll shows Gov. Scott Walker (R) leading Mary Burke (D), 50% to 45%. The margin is greater than nearly all other recent polling in the state.
* In New Hampshire’s U.S. Senate race, most recent polling shows Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D) leading former Sen. Scott Brown (R), but the latest New England College Poll shows them tied at 47% each.
* In related news, Brown told Fox News this week that contraception and pay-equity measures aren’t the kind of issues “that people care about.”
* In Brown’s other home state, the latest WBUR poll shows Martha Coakley (D) leading Charlie Baker (R) in Massachusetts’ gubernatorial race, 44% to 41%.
* Most recent polling in Michigan’s gubernatorial race point to a toss-up, but a new EPIC-MRA poll shows incumbent Gov. Rick Snyder (R) with a six-point advantage over Rep. Mark Schauer (D), 45% to 39%.
* And in Kentucky, former President Bill Clinton is making his first appearance in a Senate campaign ad, throwing his support to Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) in her race against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R). For historical context, it’s worth noting that Clinton carried Kentucky in both of his presidential campaigns, though the state has changed considerably since the 1990s.
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