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 Wisconsin, a Marquette Law School poll released yesterday found Gov. Scott Walker (R) leading Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett (D) by 7 points, 52% to 45%. Democrats are disputing the poll’s methodology.
* The same poll, by the way, shows President Obama leading Mitt Romney by 12 points in Wisconsin, 52% to 40%.
* A new set of NBC/Marist polls shows Obama leading Romney in Colorado by one point (46% to 45%), in Nevada by two points (48% to 46%), and tied in Iowa (44% each).
* Reinforcing just how important Latino voters are likely to be in November, the Obama campaign released its third Spanish-language television ad yesterday, which will air in Nevada, Colorado, and Florida.
* In Missouri, the presidential race is surprisingly competitive, with a new Public Policy Polling survey showing Obama with a narrow lead over Romney, 45% to 44%.
* Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) is so eager to be Romney’s running mate, he’s willing to acknowledge his interest on the record.
* In Michigan, PPP found incumbent Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D) leading controversy-plagued former Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R), 53% to 37%.
* Former Louisiana Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) officially ended his presidential bid overnight.
* And in Illinois’ 12th congressional district, Democratic nominee Brad Harriman has been forced to withdraw due to health reasons. County Democratic chairs will be responsible for choosing the new nominee.