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 a new closing-statement-style ad, President Obama has a minute-long spot asking voters to compare his plan with Mitt Romney’s. The ad will air in New Hampshire, Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, Ohio, Wisconsin and Colorado.
* Oh my: “A Republican-run election board in a northern Ohio county sent out voting instructions to several precincts with the wrong date for Election Day and an incorrect description of the polling place location.”
* Speaking of Ohio, a Suffolk University poll finds Obama and Romney tied at 47% each.
* And in still more Ohio news, how invested is Karl Rove’s Crossroads operation in Josh Mandel’s (R) Senate race? Mandel has spent $9.8 million, while Crossroads has spent $9.2 million.
* A University of New Hampshire poll (pdf) released yesterday found Obama leading Romney by eight, 49% to 41%, though no one really seems to believe it’s accurate.
* And in Indiana, home to a very competitive U.S. Senate race, Romney is now appearing in a new TV ad in support of far-right Republican Richard Mourdock. It’s a rare spot featuring a presidential hopeful helping a down-ballot candidate.