Thursday’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:

* As of this morning, Pennsylvania has pulled its ads on voter-ID requirements, following this week’s court ruling delaying the Republican voting restrictions.

* In last night’s debate, Mitt Romney said, “[T]he place you put your money just makes a pretty clear indication of where your heart is.” This apparently gave American Bridge, the Democratic super PAC, an idea.

* In Wisconsin, the latest Marquette Law School poll shows President Obama leading Romney by 11 points, 53% to 42%.

* The same poll shows a competitive U.S. Senate race, with Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D) leading former Gov. Tommy Thompson (R) by four points, 48% to 44%.

* In Missouri, Public Policy Polling shows Sen. Claire McCaskill (D) leading Rep. Todd Akin (R) by six, 46% to 40%.

* In Massachusetts’ closely watched U.S. Senate race, a Mass Insight Global Partnerships poll shows Elizabeth Warren (D) with a four-point advantage over Sen. Scott Brown (R), 48% to 44%.

* In Connecticut, believe it or not, a new Quinnipiac poll shows former wrestling company executive Linda McMahon (R) with a narrow lead in the U.S. Senate race over Rep. Chris Murphy (D), 48% to 47%. The same poll shows Obama leading Romney in the state, 54% to 42%.

* And in Arizona, PPP shows Richard Carmona (D) taking a two-point lead over Rep. Jeff Flake (R) in the U.S. Senate race. The NRSC is now nervous enough to start spending money on the race Republicans expected to be an easy win.

Thursday's campaign round-up