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 Wyoming, Senate hopeful Liz Cheney’s (R) new ad stresses her “deep roots” in the state, despite never having lived there before last year. [Correction: Cheney never lived in Wyoming as an adult before 2012, but she spent part of her childhood going to school in Casper.]
* The chairman of the Republican Party of Florida has publicly called on Rep. Trey Radel (R-Fla.), recently convicted of cocaine charges, to resign from Congress. For now, Radel has refused.
* On a related note, some of Radel’s top staffers, including his communications director, quit this week to take positions in a Republican p.r. firm.
* It may seem hard to believe, but a new CNN poll shows Republicans leading Democrats on the generic congressional ballot, 49% to 47%. In October, Democrats led the same poll by eight points, suggesting the anti-Obamacare feeding frenzy helped cause a 10-point swing in just one month.
* In Pennsylvania, PPP shows Gov. Tom Corbett (R) with a woeful 24% approval rating, making him the least popular governor in the nation. In hypothetical match-ups against likely Democratic challengers, Corbett trials by margins ranging from 12 to 20 points.
* In Ohio, a new Quinnipiac poll shows Gov. John Kasich (R) faring relatively well against likely challenger Ed FitzGerald (D), 44% to 37%, in next year’s gubernatorial race.
* And in New Hampshire, Republican officials have successfully recruited 30-year-old state Rep. Marilinda Garcia (R) to take on freshman Rep. Ann McLane Kuster (D) next year. Though the district easily voted for President Obama, Roll Call notes it has switched party hands in three out of the last four election cycles.
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