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:
* In Wyoming’s closely watched U.S. Senate primary, Public Policy Polling found incumbent Sen. Mike Enzi (R) cruising past Liz Cheney, 54% to 26%. Half of respondents said the Republican media personality should run in Virginia instead. Ouch.
* In Virginia, where gubernatorial hopeful Ken Cuccinelli (R) has struggled to overcome his reputation as an extremist culture warrior, we learned yesterday that in 2008, Cuccinelli supported criminal penalties for adultery.
* Speaking of the commonwealth, Virginia Republicans have put some distance between themselves and E.W. Jackson, the party’s candidate for lieutenant governor, but Jackson boasted this week, “I represent the entire ticket by the way. And we are a unified ticket and we are going to win in November.”
* The editorial board of the New York Times today urged former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D) to end his mayoral candidacy.
* In California, the latest Field Poll shows Gov. Jerry Brown (D) with a healthy 51% approval rating. A plurality of Californians are inclined to support Brown if he seeks another term.
* Rep. Jo Bonner (R-Ala.) was already resigning to take a job at the University of Alabama, but yesterday moved up his departure date. Bonner is now getting out on Aug. 2.
* And in North Carolina, state House Speaker Thom Tillis (R) is reportedly struggling to juggle his responsibilities with his fundraising efforts for his U.S. Senate campaign. The editorial board for the Charlotte Observer published a tough piece the other day, insisting he choose one job or the other.