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:

* In Colorado, one of the nation’s most important 2012 swing states, Public Policy Polling shows President Obama leading Mitt Romney by seven, 49% to 42%.

* In a bit of a surprise, the DCCC narrowly outraised their Republican counterparts in May, collecting $6.68 million to the NRCC’s $6 million

* Cristina Saralegui, a Latina talk show host often called the “Hispanic Oprah,” has thrown her support to Obama, and is featured in a new video from the campaign. (Saralegui is also featured in a new Spanish-language video on the Affordable Care Act.)

* I’m not sure if I fully believe this, but ABC News is reporting that Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) “is not being vetted by Mitt Romney’s vice presidential search team.” That may soon change.

* Speaking of Florida, Rep. Connie Mack IV (R) is running in a multi-candidate GOP Senate primary, but he’s decided to pretend he’s already won his party’s nomination, and won’t debate or acknowledge his Republican competitors.

* In West Virginia, the state’s top three Democrats – Sen. Joe Manchin, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, and Rep. Nick Rahall – have all decided to literally keep their distance from Obama by skipping this year’s Democratic National Convention.

* And in the state of Washington, a new statewide poll shows a very competitive gubernatorial race, with state Attorney General Rob McKenna (R) narrowly leading Rep. Jay Inslee (D), 42% to 40%.

Tuesday's campaign round-up