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:
* It’s Election Day in Florida’s 13th congressional district, where voters will choose a successor for C.W. Bill Young, the Republican congressman who died last fall.
* It may seem hard to believe, but in Georgia’s U.S. Senate Republican primary, PPP shows Rep. Paul Broun leading the pack with 27% support. Rep. Phil Gingrey (R) is second at 14%, followed by Rep. Jack Kingston (R) with 13%.
* The National Republican Senatorial Committee has a new attack ad targeting Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) over last night’s Senate Democratic event on climate change. In reality, Landrieu did not participate in last night’s Senate Democratic event on climate change.
* Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) appeared at CPAC last week carrying a rifle, but the McConnell campaign does not want to say whether the senator actually owns any firearms.
* Responding to a recent poll showing Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) as the nation’s least popular senator, McCain insists the survey is “bogus.” He told Fox Business yesterday, “When I travel around, which I do constantly, they like me.” Maybe he’s not familiar with how polling works?
* In West Virginia, House Majority PAC is launching a new ad buy in support of Rep. Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.), who’s been targeted by the Koch-financed Americans for Prosperity.
* And in New Hampshire, Republicans have struggled to find a top-tier challenger to take on Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D), but if left with no other options, former Sen. Bob Smith (R), after his failed Senate attempts in Florida, remains interested.