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:

* It took less than half a day for the Obama campaign to put together a video featuring Lilly Ledbetter, responding to the Romney campaign’s difficulties with pay equity yesterday.

* Foster Friess, a wealthy Republican donor and Rick Santorum backer, told Fox Business yesterday, “Now that [Republicans] have trained their barrels on President Obama, I hope his teleprompters are bullet-proof.” He later said he regretted the comment.

* In North Carolina, Public Policy Polling shows Obama leading Romney by five, 49% to 44%. The president is bolstered by a strong edge among women and independents.

* In New Jersey, a new Quinnipiac poll shows Obama leading Romney by nine, 49% to 40%. If Gov. Chris Christie (R) is added to the ticket, Obama is still ahead in New Jersey by seven.

* On a related note, Quinnipiac also found incumbent New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez (D) leading state Sen. Joseph Kyrillos (R), 44% to 35%.

* The National Republican Senatorial Committee has decided which Senate races are the most important in 2012, reserving $25 million in television ad space in Virginia, Missouri, Wisconsin, Montana, Nevada, and New Mexico.

* And speaking of former GOP presidential hopefuls, Herman Cain has yet another ridiculous video out. This one, like the others, is not a parody or an intentional effort to make Cain appear foolish.

Thursday's campaign round-up