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 Monmouth poll shows Rep. Cory Gardner (R) with just a one-point lead over Sen. Mark Udall (D), 47% to 46%. The same poll shows Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) up by seven over former Rep. Bob Beauprez (R), 50% to 43%.
* In Georgia’s U.S. Senate race, three consecutive polls have shown Michelle Nunn (D) leading David Perdue (R), including the new SurveyUSA poll that has Nunn up by two, 46% to 44%. The same poll shows Gov. Nathan Deal (R) also up by two over Jason Carter (D), 45% to 43%.
* In Iowa’s U.S. Senate race, the new Monmouth poll shows Joni Ernst (R) up by one over Bruce Braley (D), 47% to 46%.
* In North Carolina, a new SurveyUSA poll for WRAL shows Sen. Kay Hagan (D) with a three-point advantage over Thom Tillis (R), 46% to 43%.
* The EB-5 scandal continues to get worse for former Gov. Mike Rounds (R), his party’s U.S. Senate candidate in South Dakota.
* In Florida’s gubernatorial race, a new Quinnipiac poll shows Gov. Rick Scott (R) and former Gov. Charlie Crist (D) tied at 42% each. Take out the minor party candidates, the poll shows them tied again at 44% each.
* Wisconsin’s Sharon Day, the co-chair of the Republican National Committee, said this week, “I don’t want to say anything about your Wisconsin voters but, some of them might not be as sharp as a knife.”
* Speaking of Wisconsin, Republican congressional hopeful Glenn Grothman is so extreme that the Republican congressman he hopes to succeed, Tom Petri, won’t endorse him.
* And this story out of Kentucky seems pretty embarrassing for an incumbent senator and party leader: “The Kentucky Republican Party is offering volunteers all-expenses-paid trips to join Sen. Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) campaign bus tour and “contribute to an enthusiastic atmosphere” at his events.”