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:
* With Republicans starting to spend money in Michigan, the Obama campaign is now airing this new ad, stressing the importance of the auto industry rescue, which Mitt Romney opposed.
* In the Buckeye State, the Ohio Poll (pdf) conducted by the University of Cincinnati shows Obama leading Romney by two, 48% to 46%, while Public Policy Polling shows the president with a five-point advantage, 50% to 45%.
* In New Hampshire, NBC/WSJ/Marist shows Obama up by two, 49% to 47%.
* In Virginia, PPP shows Obama up by three, 49% to 46%.
* In Michigan, EPIC-MRA shows Obama leading by six, 48% to 42%.
* In Nevada, a Las Vegas Review Journal poll finds Obama with a four-point advantage, 50% to 46%.
* And in North Carolina, PPP finds Obama and Romney tied at 49% each.