Tuesday’s Campaign Round-Up, 5.20.14

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:
 
* It’s Primary Day in Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky, Oregon, and Pennsylvania. We’ll have more later on all the key races to watch.
 
* A Republican pollster surveyed the Senate race in New Hampshire and found Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) with a big lead over former Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.), 47% to 35%. Interestingly enough, Brown is in worse shape than former Sen. Bob Smith (R-N.H.), who trails Shaheen in a hypothetical match-up by 11.
 
* In Georgia’s closely watched U.S. Senate race, Michelle Nunn (D) generated some chatter yesterday with an awkward answer when asked about her position on the Affordable Care Act, though a closer look at the transcript was more forgiving.
 
* In Mississippi, state Sen. Chris McDaniel (R) decided to cancel a meeting with the Clarion-Ledger0 editorial board, citing a “scheduling snafu.” This is the same paper that broke the remarkable story we talked about yesterday.
 
* Karl Rove’s Crossroads operation are poised to invest $10 million in Republican Senate races in Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, and North Carolina.
 
* As Rachel noted on the show last night, the Oregon story is getting stranger, with reports that Senate hopeful Monica Wehby (R) was accused of “ongoing harassment” by her ex-husband. She’s also faced allegations of “stalking” from an ex-boyfriend.
 
* On a related note, Wehby struggled a bit at a recent event when asked to name which Supreme Court justice shared her values:  ”After one candidate named Justice Anthony Kennedy, Wehby piggybacked on the answer. After Conger gave a ringing endorsement of arch-conservative Justice Antonin Scalia, Wehby awkwardly changed her answer to Scalia as well.”
 
* And Arizona congressional hopeful Gary Kiehne apologized yesterday after saying 99% of mass shootings are committed by Democrats.
 

Tuesday's Campaign Round-Up, 5.20.14