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:
* The Obama campaign’s latest television ad is pretty brutal, combining Mitt Romney’s “47 percent” problem with Romney’s plan to replace Medicare with vouchers.
* CNN’s latest poll out of Ohio shows President Obama hanging on, leading Romney by four points. Among registered voters, the president’s lead is 10 points.
* In New Hampshire, the latest WMUR Granite State Poll also shows Obama’s hanging on, leading Romney by six points, 47% to 41%.
* In Nevada, a 8NewsNow/Review-Journal poll shows the president with the slimmest of leads, 47% to 46%.
* Though some far-right groups are advertising in the state, Minnesota will not be competitive for the Romney campaign – Public Policy Polling shows Obama up by 10, 53% to 43%.
* In Missouri, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D) continues to hit Todd Akin (R), this time with three new ads featuring testimonials from sexual assault survivors who take issue with Akin’s opposition to emergency contraception for rape survivors.
* In Indiana, the U.S. Senate race looks so competitive that Sen. Jim DeMint’s (R-S.C.) super PAC is jumping in to bolster Richard Mourdock’s chances.
* Planned Parenthood’s political arm is hitting mailboxes in Virginia, targeting women voters in the Commonwealth.
* And former Sen. Larry Pressler, a Republican from South Dakota and Vietnam combat veteran, has thrown his support to President Obama.