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:
* How invested is President Obama’s re-election campaign in going after Mitt Romney’s controversial private-sector background at Bain Capital? This new ad is set to air in nine swing states:
* In a new national CNN poll, Obama leads Romney by three points, 49% to 46%.
* The National Republican Congressional Committee has launched a new round of attack ads citing last week’s Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act.
* On a related note, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee says it raised $2.3 million in the wake of the high court’s ruling, roughly half of the Romney campaign’s total over a similar period.
* It looks like Wisconsin Democrats have won the contested state Senate race in Wisconsin, giving Dems the majority in the chamber for the rest of the year. Of course, with the state legislature out of session, the practical effects of this are limited.
* Does Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) still have a shot at being Romney’s running mate? His odds appear to be dwindling: McDonnell was named yesterday as the head of the RNC’s platform committee.
* America didn’t really need another far-right super PAC, but it’s getting one anyway: Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) is launching an as-yet-unnamed committee of his own.