Wednesday’s campaign round-up


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 Virginia’s gubernatorial campaign, the Washington Post reported late last week on Ken Cuccinelli’s (R) work on family law leading to support from the “fathers’ rights movement,” which is now the subject of a new attack ad from Terry McAuliffe (D).

* Speaking of Virginia, the state GOP is not exactly getting along well with E.W. Jackson, the party’s unhinged candidate for lieutenant governor. “I think there’s some trust issues there,” a Republican strategist said.

* In a surprise move, Republican Carl DeMaio announced that he will not run for mayor in San Diego, and will instead continue his congressional campaign against freshman Democratic Rep. Scott Peters.

* In Wyoming, U.S. Senate candidate Liz Cheney, known for her neocon worldview, announced yesterday she would oppose a congressional resolution authorizing the use of force in Syria.

* In Massachusetts, Republican Charles Baker will run for governor again next year, after losing the same campaign in 2010. To date, there are no other GOP candidates in the race.

* As expected, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) announced yesterday he will not participate at an upcoming rally featuring U.S. Senate hopeful Steve Lonegan (R) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.).

* And in New Jersey, former Rep. Jeb Bradley (R) disappointed his party by announcing yesterday that he will not seek any statewide offices in 2014.

Wednesday's campaign round-up