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 Kentucky, Senate hopeful Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) has challenged Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) to go shooting with her. The National Republican Senatorial Committee responded with a complaint that Grimes was photographed with her weapon without ear protection.
* In Ohio, a new Public Policy Polling survey shows Gov. John Kasich (R) tied with challenger Ed FitzGerald (D) at 41% each. Libertarian Charlie Ear is third in the poll with 6% support.
* Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) expected to have primary opponents, but with Orangeburg attorney Bill Connor getting into the race late last week, he now has four GOP challengers.
* The Republican Senate primary in Nebraska is splitting the right in interesting ways, with the Club for Growth and the Senate Conservatives Fund backing Midland University President Ben Sasse in the open-seat race, while FreedomWorks now supports state Treasurer Shane Osborn.
* If you’re interested in 2016 presidential polling, NBC News has new results showing Hillary Clinton leading Chris Christie nationwide.
* In Wisconsin, gubernatorial hopeful Mary Burke (D) apparently neglected to register her name as a website url, and now maryburke.com is run by the Republican Party of Wisconsin.
* Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has already run two unsuccessful presidential campaigns, and this week, he claims he’s had a “spate” of encouraging messages urging him to try again in 2016. But I think, in the words of the late Morris K. Udall, as far as my presidential ambitions are concerned, ‘The people have spoken – the bastards,’” he told the Arizona Republic.