Thursday’s Campaign Round-Up, 3.19.15

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:
 
* If Hillary Clinton’s Twitter feed is any indication, she sees great value in running against a Republican Congress. Don’t be surprised if this becomes a key Democratic message next year: Americans will be asked whether they really want Republicans running the entire federal government.
 
* Though former First Lady Barbara Bush said last year that there had been “enough Bushes” in the White House and she hoped her son Jeb wouldn’t run, yesterday she launched a fundraising appeal for Jeb Bush’s political operation.
 
* Florida lawmakers have approved a measure moving the state’s presidential primary to March 15. Under Republican Party rules, it’s the earliest possible day for Florida to host its election. Two GOP Floridians, Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio, are likely to be the leading contenders in the contest.
 
* And speaking of the Sunshine State, Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) has reportedly begun telling supporters that he’s thinking about running for the U.S. Senate in 2018. He would ostensibly take on incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson (D), who, ironically, is rumored to be interested in running for governor.
 
* In Nevada, the DCCC hoped to convince former Rep. Steven Horsford (D) to run again next year, following his unexpected defeat in 2014, but Horsford announced yesterday that he won’t be a candidate. The district remains a key pick-up opportunity for House Democrats.
 
* And Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) was asked this week about his presidential ambitions. “I honestly don’t know what I’m going to do,” he said. Tick tock, gov.
 

Thursday's Campaign Round-Up, 3.19.15