MONDAY’S CAMPAIGN ROUND-UP….Today’s installment of campaign-related news items that wouldn’t generate a post of their own, but may be of interest to political observers:

* Not surprisingly, the Obama campaign jumped on McCain for praising the strength of the “fundamentals of the economy.”

* Both McCain and Palin have repeatedly said that Alaska supplies 20% of the nation’s energy. They’re blatantly lying.

* The same Texas billionaire and right-wing operatives who organized the Swiftboat attackers from 2004 have formed the American Issues Project to tear down Obama.

* Hillary Clinton campaigned on Obama’s behalf in Ohio yesterday. “I hear a lot of talk about this election, people asking, ‘Who are you for?’” Clinton said. “That’s not right question. The right question is: ‘Who is for you?’”

* Palin campaigned solo for the first time since joining the Republican ticket yesterday, hosting a rally in Nevada.

* Newsweek’s latest national poll shows Obama and McCain tied at 46% each.

* The new Iowa Poll shows Obama leading McCain in Iowa by 12 points, 52% to 40%.

* The Star-Tribune shows Obama and McCain tied in Minnesota at 45% each, while SurveyUSA shows Obama ahead in Minnesota by two, 49% to 47%.

* A Research 2000 poll shows Obama leading McCain in New Jersey by nine, 50% to 41%.

* Rasmussen shows McCain leading Obama in Nevada by three, 49% to 46%.

* Rasmussen shows McCain leading Obama in Utah by 32, 64% to 32%.

* Rasmussen shows Obama leading McCain in Delaware by 12, 55% to 43%.

* Hockey Moms from Wasilla take a page from the Swiftboat playbook. (Just to be clear, this is a parody.)

Steve Benen

Follow Steve on Twitter @stevebenen. Steve Benen is a producer at MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show. He was the principal contributor to the Washington Monthly's Political Animal blog from August 2008 until January 2012.