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, national Quinnipiac poll asked Republicans for their top choice in the Republican presidential race. There was, oddly enough, a five-way tie for first place: Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Mike Huckabee, Marco Rubio, and Scott Walker each got 10% support.
* The same poll showed Hillary Clinton leading everyone in the GOP field in hypothetical general-election match-ups, though she fared far better against Bush and Walker than against Rubio and Rand Paul.
* To the delight of Nevada Democrats, Rep. Dina Titus (D-Nev.) has decided to run for re-election, rather than run against former Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto (D) in a U.S. Senate primary.
* A new University of New Hampshire poll shows a very competitive Senate race taking shape in the Granite State, where incumbent Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R) leads Gov. Maggie Hassan (D) in a possible match-up, 45% to 43%. For the record, Hassan has not yet formally made her 2016 plans clear.
* Carly Fiorina thought it’d be fun to troll Hillary Clinton yesterday at a South Carolina hotel, but when reporters considered it a silly stunt, Fiorina got defensive and left.
* A new super PAC, called “Generation Forward,” is now up and running, intended to benefit former Gov. Martin O’Malley’s Democratic campaign.
* And after Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) blamed some in his party for the rise of ISIS, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) used his official press office to issue a statement, condemning Paul as “unsuited to be Commander-in-Chief.”