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 Colorado, a new NBC News/Marist poll shows Sen. Mark Udall (D) leading Rep. Cory Gardner (R) by seven, 48% to 41%, while Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) has a six-point advantage over former Rep. Bob Beauprez (R), 49% to 43%.
* In Michigan, the NBC News/Marist poll found Rep. Gary Peters (D) leading Terri Lynn Land (R) in their U.S. Senate contest, 43% to 37%, while incumbent Gov. Rick Snyder (R) leads Mark Schauer (D) by just two, 46% to 44%.
* In Mississippi’s closely watched Senate race, Public Policy Polling shows Sen. Thad Cochran (R) leading former Rep. Travis Childers (D), 40% to 24%, though if Chris McDaniel somehow ends up with the Republican nomination, Childers would have a one-point lead.
* In Ohio, PPP found a very competitive gubernatorial race, with Gov. John Kasich (R) ahead of Ed Fitzgerald (D) by just one point, 45% to 44%.
* In Georgia’s U.S. Senate race, PPP shows Rep. Jack Kingston with a six-point lead over David Perdue in their Republican primary runoff, but both GOP candidates narrowly trail Michelle Nunn (D) in a hypothetical match-up.
* Disgraced former Rep. David Rivera (R) has decided to end his comeback bid, scrapping his Florida congressional campaign late last week.
* And in Louisiana, state Rep. Paul Hollis has scrapped his Republican U.S. Senate campaign, narrowing the field a bit. Rep. Bill Cassidy remains the GOP favorite, though there are other Republicans still in the race. A runoff against incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu (D) appears likely.
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