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 Florida today, Gov. Rick Scott (R) is hosting the latest cattle call for Republican presidential candidates, with Mike Huckabee, Rick Perry, Scott Walker, Chris Christie, Bobby Jindal, and Jeb Bush scheduled to appear. Republican senators were invited, but were kept away by Senate business today.
* In a new Washington Post/ABC News poll, Scott Walker and Rand Paul lead the Republicans’ 2016 field with 11% each, followed by Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio with 10% each. Or put another way, that’s effectively a four-way tie.
* In the same poll, Clinton leads Bush by eight among all adults, 49% to 41%.
* In a new national CNN poll, Marco Rubio leads the Republicans’ 2016 field with 14%, followed by Jeb Bush at 13%. Mike Huckabee and Scott Walker are tied for third with 10% each, followed by Ted Cruz and Rand Paul at 8% each.
* In the same poll, Clinton leads Bush by eight points, Rubio by three points, Paul by one point, Walker by three points, and Ted Cruz by nine points.
* In a bit of a surprise, Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Colo.) announced yesterday that he won’t take on incumbent Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) next year. Coffman was considered the NRSC’s top recruit.
* The “Draft Elizabeth Warren” effort, launched six months ago by MoveOn.org and Democracy for America, is no more – the campaign called it quits overnight.
* After making quite a fuss complaining about The Lego Movie, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) is now complaining about media coverage of his complaints, calling press reports “making a mountain out of a molehill.”
* And as Rachel noted on the show last night, Hillary Clinton is obviously already running for president, but the former Secretary of State will have a formal launch at Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park on New York’s Roosevelt Island on June 13.