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 gubernatorial rematch is set for Wisconsin, where Gov. Scott Walker (R) will once again face Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett (D), this time in a recall election next month.
* A new national Reuters/Ipsos poll shows President Obama leading Mitt Romney by seven, 49% to 42%, thanks in part to a larger gender gap.
* In Iowa, Public Policy Polling shows Obama leading Romney by 10 points, 51% to 41%.
* The Obama campaign is launching a new round of Spanish-language broadcast ads targeting Hispanic voters in Colorado, Florida, and Nevada. The new ads tout the benefits of the Affordable Care Act.
* The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is already rallying to support Republican congressional campaign efforts, launching ads in Florida, Missouri, Hawaii, and Ohio in the hopes of electing a GOP majority in the Senate.
* On the other hand, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has reserved $14.1 million worth of fall airtime in Virginia, Missouri, and Montana, hoping to prevent those seats from flipping to Republican control.
* Sen. Scott Brown’s (R-Mass.) preoccupation with Elizabeth Warren’s (D) American Indian heritage is getting kind of creepy.
* And on a related note, Obama’s popular enough in Massachusetts that Warren is airing ads connecting her campaign to the president.