Tuesday’s Campaign Round-Up, 10.21.14

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:
 
* With two weeks remaining until Election Day, Republican officials in Wisconsin have decided to give up trying to reinstate their voter-ID law rejected by the courts.
 
* In Colorado, a new PPP poll shows Rep. Cory Gardner (R) leading Sen. Mark Udall (D) by three, 46% to 43%. The same poll shows incumbent John Hickenlooper (D) with the narrowest of leads over former Rep. Bob Beauprez (R), 45% to 44%.
 
* In Kentucky’s U.S. Senate race, the new Bluegrass Poll, conducted by SurveyUSA¸ shows Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) with a very narrow advantage over Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, 44% to 43%. A few weeks ago, Grimes led in this same poll by two points.
 
* In North Carolina’s U.S. Senate race, PPP shows incumbent Sen. Kay Hagan (D) clinging to a modest lead over state House Speaker Thom Tillis (R), 46% to 43%.
 
* In Kansas, the latest Monmouth University Poll shows a tied-up U.S. Senate race, with Sen. Pat Roberts (R) and Greg Orman (I) each getting 46% support. In the gubernatorial race, the same poll shows Paul Davis (D) with a five-point lead over incumbent Gov. Sam Brownback (R), 50% to 45%.
 
* In Florida’s gubernatorial race, the new St. Pete Polls survey, conducted after last week’s bizarre debate, shows former Gov. Charlie Crist (D) leading incumbent Gov. Rick Scott (R), with a two-point lead, 45% to 43%. The previous data from the same pollster showed Scott leading by one.
 
* In Michigan, the latest Fox 2 Detroit/Mitchell Poll shows a tight gubernatorial race, with Gov. Rick Snyder (R) up by two over Mark Schauer (D), 48% to 46%. The same poll has Gary Peters (D) up by 13 points in the U.S. Senate race over Terri Lynn Land (R), 51% to 38%.
 
* In Minnesota’s U.S. Senate race, the latest KSTP/SurveyUSA poll suggests Sen. Al Franken (D) is in very good shape, leading Republican Mike McFadden, 53% to 38%.
 
* And following up on an item from yesterday, it turns out that Massachusetts gubernatorial hopeful Martha Coakley (D) will debate Charlie Baker (R) in Western Mass. after all.
 

Tuesday's Campaign Round-Up, 10.21.14