Tuesday’s campaign round-up

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.
 

Tuesday's campaign round-up