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:
* For reasons that are unclear, former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu (R) tried to boost former Sen. Scott Brown’s (R-Mass.) new Senate candidacy at his kick-off event by calling Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) the “third senator from Massachusetts.”
* Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) has launched a new, minute-long campaign ad, distancing herself from the Obama White House. “The administration’s policies are simply wrong when it comes to oil and gas production in this nation,” Landrieu says in the spot.
* In Iowa, Republican Senate hopeful Joni Ernst defended her missed votes in the state legislature, citing her National Guard duty. The Cedar Rapids Gazette found that Ernst doesn’t appear to be telling the truth: there’s actually “very little overlap between Iowa Senate votes and her National Guard service.”
* In Michigan’s U.S. Senate, the latest statewide poll shows Rep. Gary Peters (D) with a modest advantage over Terri Lynn Land (R), 41% to 36%.
* Karl Rove’s American Crossroads super PAC had struggled with fundraising for a long while, but the attack operation raised more money in March than “during the previous 14 months combined.”
* Speaking of fundraising, the Republican National Committee, the National Republican Congressional Committee, and the National Republican Senatorial Committee have formed “a new joint fundraising effort” intended to take advantage of the recent Supreme Court ruling.
* In Ohio, Gov. John Kasich (R) is using a 2012 photo in his campaign materials, but the photo has been carefully scrubbed to remove a Romney campaign sign.
* And in Florida, Alex Sink (D) will not seek a rematch in Florida’s 13th district against Rep. David Jolly (R).