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:
* A big day in Colorado: “A final, frantic effort is underway to get voters to the polls Tuesday in two state Senate districts where Democratic lawmakers face ouster for stricter gun laws passed in the 2013 legislative session. State Senate President John Morse of Colorado Springs and Sen. Angela Giron of Pueblo are in the fight of their political lives in an election that has attracted national attention and money.”
* With eight weeks to go in New Jersey’s gubernatorial race, Gov. Chris Christie (R) is poised to take advantage on his massive financial advantage over Barbara Buono (D), investing another $1.5 million in a television ad spree. Buono has raised only $650,000 for the general election.
* In Michigan, Rep. Kerry Bentivolio’s (R) primary challenger, attorney David Trott, isn’t fooling around. Trott’s campaign confirmed this week that it’s hired some major GOP players to serve as the candidate’s strategists, pollsters, and media consultants.
* In Pennsylvania, John Hugya, the late Rep. John Murtha’s (D) former chief of staff, is poised to run for Murtha’s old seat. The district is currently represented by Republican Rep. Keith Rothfus in an increasingly “red” part of the state.
* For reasons I won’t even try to explain, Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) seems rather serious about his national ambitions, telling a New Hampshire radio station he’s visiting the sate “because right now I’m running for president.” I believe he means president of the United States.
* And North Carolina’s next gubernatorial race is still three years away, but with Gov. Pat McCrory (R) flailing, prominent Democrats, including state Attorney General Roy Cooper, are already laying the groundwork for the 2016 campaign.