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 Georgia, the DSCC has successfully recruited the candidate it wanted all along: Michelle Nunn (D) is poised to kick off her U.S. Senate bid in the state’s open 2014 contest. It is the same seat once held by her father, former Sen. Sam Nunn (D).

* In Virginia, Republican gubernatorial hopeful Ken Cuccinelli is increasingly becoming the subject of national ridicule, as evidenced by this clip from “The View.” Once a politician is a laughingstock, it often spells trouble.

* On the other hand, former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer (D), running for New York City Comptroller, launched a new ad yesterday acknowledging he “failed … big time.”

* There was some speculation recently that Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) might forgo her re-election to become the next Secretary of Homeland Security, but she has ruled out that possibility and now plans to run for another term.

* To date, the Republican Governors Association has not aired any ads in Virginia, but that’ll change this week.

* In New Jersey’s Democratic primary in the U.S. Senate special election, Rep. Rush Holt has picked up an endorsement from journalist Glenn Greenwald. It’s the latest of several endorsements from Greenwald going back several years.

* And in fundraising news, the DSCC easily outraised the NRSC in June, while the RNC easily outraised the DNC.

Tuesday's campaign round-up