Wednesday’s Campaign Round-Up, 4.9.14

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:
 
* Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) is widely seen as one of the most vulnerable incumbent Democrats, but the latest statewide poll shows him with a three-point lead over Rep. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), 46% to 43%.
 
* In North Carolina, PPP shows Thom Tillis leading the Republican U.S. Senate field, but not by a wide enough margin to avoid a runoff. In a hypothetical match-up, incumbent Sen. Kay Hagan (D) has two-point advantage over Tillis, though she fares worse against some of his GOP rivals.
 
* Michigan Senate hopeful Terri Lynn Land (R) frequently talks about having grown up in a trailer park. Andrew Kaczynski, however, sheds some additional light on the backstory: Land later bought the trailer park, evicted its residents, and failed to redevelop it.
 
* The National Republican Senatorial Committee had a strong fundraising month in March, taking in $6.3 million, but the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee did even better, raising $8.1 million. The Associated Press noted that DSCC has outraised the NRSC in 13 of the last 15 months.
 
* In Virginia, PPP shows Sen. Mark Warner (D) holding onto a double-digit advantage over Ed Gillespie (R), 49% to 35%.
 
* New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s (R) approval rating is down to 49% among his constituents in a new Quinnipiac poll. The number of Garden State residents who consider the governor “honest and trustworthy” is down to 43%.
 
* Sam Clovis, a Republican Senate candidate in Iowa, believes his party would be more inclined to impeach President Obama were it not for his race.
 
* And in Maryland’s gubernatorial race, Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown (D) picked up former President Bill Clinton’s endorsement yesterday, which should give Brown a boost in his primary fight against state Attorney General Douglas Gansler and Del. Heather Mizeur.
 

Wednesday's Campaign Round-Up, 4.9.14