Tuesday’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:

* Priorities USA Action, a Democratic super PAC, continues to hit Mitt Romney over the middle class, and this new spot is set to air in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Ohio, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

* Speaking of Wisconsin, Public Policy Polling shows President Obama with the narrowest of leads over Romney in the Badger State, 49% to 48%. The same poll shows Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D) with a three-point lead over former Gov. Tommy Thompson (R) in the U.S. Senate race, 48% to 45%.

* With the third poll this week showing Elizabeth Warren (D) taking the lead over Sen. Scott Brown (R) in Massachusetts, it seems clear Warren has the momentum.

* Speaking of Massachusetts, two new polls show Romney getting crushed in the state where he served one term as governor.

* In Virginia’s closely-watched Senate race, PPP shows Tim Kaine (D) with a one-point lead over George Allen (R), 47% to 46%.

* In Indiana, Sen. Richard Lugar will not campaign for Richard Mourdock, the man who defeated him in a Republican primary earlier this year.

* Karl Rove’s American Crossroads is making another $10 million investment in the election cycle, this time in support of Republican U.S. House candidates.

* In Missouri, Rep. Todd Akin (R), the controversial Senate candidate, has launched a “Women for Akin” initiative. Good luck with that.

* And a Latino Decisions poll released yesterday shows Obama leading Romney among Latino voters by 42 points, 68% to 26%.

Tuesday's campaign round-up