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:
* I’ve heard about plenty of high-dollar fundraisers, but Jeb Bush, who isn’t even an announced candidate, is poised to benefit from “an eye-popping $100,000 per-ticket Park Avenue event.” Wow.
* Plenty of presidential hopefuls will open plenty of field offices in Iowa in the coming months, but as of yesterday, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) has earned the bragging rights associated with being first.
* Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) occasionally suggests he’s interested in launching a presidential campaign, but as Benjy Sarlin reports this week, King’s larger goal is preventing Republicans like Sens. Rand Paul and Ted Cruz “from taking over the party.”
* While Sen. Marco Rubio’s (R) exact plans are not yet obvious, who might Florida Democrats support in the race for his Senate seat? Rep. Patrick Murphy (D), perhaps best known for defeating Allen West (R) in 2012, is reportedly “seriously considering” the race.
* Those of you eagerly waiting on a decision from Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) will be glad to know that he won’t run for the Republican presidential nomination.
* Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has run into some health troubles lately, but he made clear again yesterday that he has every intention of running for re-election next year.
* And in Mississippi, Rep. Alan Nunnelee (R) died last week after a battle with brain cancer. A special election will be necessary to fill the vacancy, and state Republican officials are already concerned that failed Senate candidate Chris McDaniel’s (R) operation will try to dictate the nominating process.