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Friday's Campaign Round-Up, 10.17.14

Today's installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
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 Georgia's U.S. Senate race, a new poll from a local CBS affiliate shows Michelle Nunn (D) leading David Perdue (R) by about a percentage point, 45.69% to 44.72%. If neither candidate gets 50%, a runoff will be held in December.
* The same poll showed Georgia's gubernatorial race all tied up between incumbent Gov. Nathan Deal (R) and Jason Carter (D).
* In Massachusetts' gubernatorial race, Boston Globe polls have been pretty volatile, with its newest survey showing a tied race between Martha Coakley (D) and Charlie Baker (R), each of whom has 41% support.
* In Louisiana's U.S. Senate race, Tea Parier Rob Maness (R) is getting some help from Mississippi's Chris McDaniel, whose GOP primary against Sen. Thad Cochran came up short over the summer. Maness eagerly accepted McDaniel's endorsement, calling him "the top vote getter in the Mississippi U.S. Senate primary race" (thanks to my colleague Laura Conaway for the heads-up).
* The National Republican Senatorial Committee new TV ad in South Dakota accuses Democrat Rick Weiland and independent Larry Pressler of having some liberal ideas "in common."
* In Kansas' U.S. Senate race, the NRA is running a new attack ad against Greg Orman (I), accusing him of supporting "the Obama/Bloomberg gun control agenda."
* In Nebraska, Republicans are apparently worried enough about Brad Ashford's (D) congressional campaign that the NRCC put together arguably the most Willie Horton-esque ad in a long time.
* Rhode Island's gubernatorial race continues to look competitive, with the latest WPRI 12/Providence Journal poll showing Gina Raimondo (D) leading Allan Fung (R), 42% to 36%.
* In Maryland's gubernatorial race, the latest Baltimore Sun poll shows Anthony Brown (D) leading Larry Hogan (R) by seven, 49% to 42%.
* And in Iowa this week, Libertarian candidate Doug Butzier died in a plane crash.