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 the wake of the recent caucus fiasco, Matt Strawn, the chairman of the Republican Party of Iowa, is stepping down from his post.

* Just about all of the recent polls out of Florida show Mitt Romney winning today’s primary by double digits. By the time the results are announced tonight, none of the GOP candidates will even be in the state.

* There’s a U.S. House special election in Oregon today, and after spending a fair amount of money, Democrats are optimistic about holding David Wu’s former seat.

* Getting ahead of himself, Newt Gingrich is already making demands about the format of the fall debates against President Obama.

* In Virginia, the latest Mason-Dixon poll shows Obama with a one-point lead over Romney in the presidential race, and Tim Kaine (D) and George Allen (R) tied in the U.S. Senate race.

* With North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue (D) retiring after one term, the odds of Democrats keeping the governor’s office have improved considerably.

* How bad was Gov. Rick Perry’s (R) presidential campaign? He’s now less popular than President Obama in his home state of Texas.

* For a comedian, Stephen Colbert knows how to raise campaign cash: the super PAC for his “quasi-satirical presidential bid” has raised over $1 million.

Tuesday's campaign round-up