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:
* Rep. Phil Gingrey (R), running a far-right Senate campaign in his home state of Georgia, saw his campaign manager, political director, consultant, and adviser resigned en masse yesterday. It’s generally not a good sign when this happens.
* First Lady Michelle Obama traveled to New York last night to raise money for Democratic women who are either running for the Senate or running for re-election. “We are just six seats away from losing the Senate – just six. That’s how close these midterm elections are,” she said in her remarks.
* In Michigan, Terri Lynn Land is the leading Republican Senate hopeful, and in a local radio interview, she was asked if she’d support Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) as her party’s leader. She twice dodged the question, instead pointing to her support from Rand Paul and Marco Rubio.
* Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (R) conceded to the Washington Post that it’s “tempting” to run against Sen. Mark Warner (D) in 2014. In the same interview, he blamed “the media,” which “was worse than even I had imagined,” for contributing to his gubernatorial defeat.
* New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s (D) approval rating has fallen from its previous heights, with a new Siena poll showing him with 44% support – the lowest of his term to date.
* And in fundraising news, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee not only outraised National Republican Senatorial Committee in October, but the DSCC also had its best-ever off-year October.
More Like This
Best of MSNBC
Tuesday's campaign round-up