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 Pennsylvania, PPP’s latest survey shows a one-sided gubernatorial race: Tom Wolf (D) leads incumbent Gov. Tom Corbett (R) by a whopping 25 points, 55% to 30%. Late last year, PPP found Wolf ahead by 12 points.
* In Kentucky’s closely watched U.S. Senate race, Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) is launching a new radio attack ad today, not against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R), but rather, against President Obama’s new plan to reduce carbon pollution.
* In California, much to the relief of the state Republican Party, former Treasury official Neel Kashkari won a GOP gubernatorial primary and will take on incumbent Gov. Jerry Brown (D) in the fall.
* A group called Oklahomans for a Conservative Future is launching an attack ad targeting Rep. James Lankford’s (R-Okla.) Senate campaign, in the hopes of boosting state House Speaker T.W. Shannon (R). It’s the first negative ad of the primary race.
* In Georgia, Rep. Jack Kingston’s (R) Senate campaign continues its post-primary winning streak, today picking up an endorsement from Rep. Phil Gingrey (R), who recently came in fourth in their primary contest. The runoff pitting Kingston and businessman David Perdue is July 22.
* After already having lost a series of races in New Jersey, Steve Lonegan lost yet another contest yesterday, coming up short in New Jersey’s 3rd congressional district Republican primary. He lost to former insurance executive Tom MacArthur by 20 points.
* And in Arizona, a man named Scott Fistler recently changed his legal name to Cesar Chavez, then launched a congressional campaign in the state’s heavily Hispanic 7th congressional district.