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:

* Last month, a Quinnipiac poll that generated a lot of attention showed Mitt Romney leading President Obama in Florida by six points. Today, a new Quinnipiac poll that will generate less attention shows Obama leading Romney in Florida by four points.

* At the national level, a new Associated Press poll shows Obama ahead by three, 47% to 44%, while Public Policy Polling shows Obama up by four, 49% to 45%.

* In fundraising news, the RNC outraised the DNC in May; the DSCC outraised the NRSC in May; and Priorities USA Action, the pro-Obama super PAC, had its best fundraising month to date in May, but still only brought in $4 million.

* Samuel Wurzelbacher, aka “Joe the Plumber,” is a Republican congressional candidate in Ohio. This week, he released a new video claiming gun control led to the Holocaust. He’s not kidding.

* In Wisconsin, the latest poll from Marquette Law School shows Obama up by six over Romney, 49% to 43%.

* The same poll shows former Gov. Tommy Thompson (R) in the lead in Wisconsin’s open U.S. Senate race.

* In Virginia’s U.S. Senate race, Democrat Tim Kaine is prepared to participate in eight broadcast debates. Republican George Allen has not yet committed to any broadcast debates.

* And no matter which side’s polls you believe, former Sen. Bob Kerrey’s (D) comeback bid in Nebraska remains a difficult, uphill climb.

Thursday's campaign round-up