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:
 
* The Senate Conservatives Fund is launching a new attack ad in Kentucky targeting Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R), blaming him for being insufficiently right-wing during the government shutdown. The Senate Conservatives Fund will spend $330,000 airing the ad.

* In Virginia, Quinnipiac offered Republican gubernatorial hopeful Ken Cuccinelli the best news he’s seen in months: its new poll shows the far-right state A.G. trailing Terry McAuliffe (D) by just four points, 45% to 41%. Most recent polling shows McAuliffe leading by at least twice as large a margin.

* On a related note, a new Roanoke poll shows McAuliffe leading Cuccinelli by 15 points, and also shows Democrats leading by double digits in the races for lieutenant governor and state attorney general.
 
* In Wisconsin, a statewide poll from Marquette Law School shows Gov. Scott Walker (R) leading challenger Mary Burke (D) in next year’s election by just two points, 47% to 45%.
 
* Alex Sink (D), Florida’s former CFO, very nearly won her gubernatorial race in 2010, and though she won’t seek a rematch against Gov. Rick Scott (R), she will run to replace the late Rep. C.W. Bill Young (R).
 
* And in New Hampshire, with former Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) establishing a new political action committee in the Granite State, incumbent Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) has begun using Brown’s moves for fundraising.
 

Wednesday's campaign round-up