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:

* A new Las Vegas Review-Journal poll shows Mitt Romney cruising to an easy victory in the Nevada caucuses. Initial results from Public Policy Polling show the same thing.

* It didn’t take the Democratic National Committee long to put together a new web ad, hitting Romney for saying he’s “not concerned about the very poor.”

* In Ohio, Public Policy Polling shows President Obama’s standing improving, and in a hypothetical match-up, he now leads Romney by seven in the Buckeye State, 49% to 42%.

* In Nevada, Sheldon Adelson is has been instrumental in Keeping Newt Gingrich’s campaign going, but it’s not just the casino magnate alone – Adelson’s wife and kids are providing financial support to Gingrich, too.

* It’s hard to say whether Sharron Angle still has any sway in her home state, but the failed U.S. Senate candidate is throwing her support to Rick Santorum’s presidential campaign.

* In North Carolina, Democratic Party leaders hoped to recruit Erskine Bowles into the gubernatorial race, but the former White House chief of staff has taken a pass.

* The bipartisan effort to limit outside groups’ influence in Massachusetts’ U.S. Senate race is already starting to break down.

* And in New Mexico, Public Opinion Strategies shows a very competitive U.S. Senate race, with Rep. Martin Heinrich (D) leading former Rep. Heather Wilson (R), 45% to 44%.

Thursday's campaign round-up