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:
* Telegraphing which of Mitt Romney’s vulnerabilities it finds most interesting, the Obama campaign released an infographic yesterday, highlighting all of the Republican’s known off-shore bank accounts, including the Cayman Islands.
* Romney’s super PAC, Restore Our Future, is making a $3.7 million ad buy in nine 2012 battleground states: Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, North Carolina, Nevada, Ohio, Virginia, and New Hampshire. It’s unclear which specific ad will be aired.
* Speaking of swing states, Public Policy Polling shows President Obama leading Romney in Virginia by eight points, 51% to 43%. Adding Virginia Gov. Bob “Ultrasound” McDonnell to the GOP ticket does not help narrow the gap at all.
* Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) has raised an astonishing amount of money for his recall election, but two-thirds of the funds have come from outside the state.
* Romney frequently boasts about his record on taxes during his one term in office, but to deal with a deficit, he raised all kinds of fees in Massachusetts.
* In West Virginia, a new statewide poll shows the two Democratic incumbents – Sen. Joe Manchin and Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin – are likely to cruise to easy wins in November.
* And with Newt Gingrich finally set to give up the presidential race and endorse Romney, the Obama campaign put together a video highlighting some of Gingrich’s recent comments on the candidate he now supports.