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 a bit of a surprise, the National Republican Senatorial Committee appears to have copied the structure and wording of fundraising appeals from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, “borrowing phrases, framing, and even the font color on key words.”
* In Louisiana’s U.S. Senate race, where there will be a runoff if no candidate receives 50% support on Election Day, PPP now shows incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu (D) and Rep. Bill Cassidy (R) tied at 47% each in a hypothetical head-to-head match-up.
* In Michigan, PPP finds Gov. Rick Snyder (R) tied with Mark Schauer (D), with each garnering 40% support.
* And speaking of Michigan’s statewide races, the same poll shows Rep. Gary Peters (D) leading Terri Lynn Land (R) in the state’s U.S. Senate race, 41% to 36%.
* The far-right Senate Conservatives Fund is urging allies to stop funding the National Republican Senatorial Committee in the wake of Sen. Thad Cochran’s (R) runoff victory in Mississippi. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), a close Senate Conservatives Fund ally, has not yet rebuked the effort.
* In Pennsylvania, Tom Tolf (D) appears to be well on his way to winning the gubernatorial race, leading incumbent Gov. Tom Corbett (R) in a Philadelphia Daily News/Franklin & Marshall College poll by 22 points, 47% to 25%.
* And in New Jersey, where Sen. Cory Booker (D) is seeking his first full term after winning a special election last October, a new Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press Poll shows the Democrat leading Republican challenger Jeff Bell by 20 points, 43% to 23%.