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:
* McCain campaign spokesperson Tucker Bounds was on MSNBC yesterday, and was pressed on whether McCain could rule out Phil Gramm as a possible Treasury Secretary. Bounds refused to give a straight answer.
* Hillary Clinton is launching a new outreach project called, “Hillary Sent Me.” It’s part of a renewed effort on Clinton’s part to help the Obama campaign, both with more fundraising and more volunteers for the Obama campaign’s ground game. The effort is slated to formally get underway this week in New Hampshire.
* The Obama campaign had high hopes about competing in South Dakota, but has since concluded the state is out of reach. The campaign’s 50 staffers in
South North Dakota will now be sent to Minnesota and Wisconsin.
* A new NBC News/Mason Dixon poll shows Obama leading in Pennsylvania by two, 46% to 44%.
* A new Miami Herald poll shows McCain leading Obama in Florida by two, 47% to 45%.
* A Suffolk University poll shows McCain with a very narrow lead over Obama in Nevada, 45.8% to 45.3%.
* Rasmussen shows Obama leading McCain in Minnesota by eight, 52% to 44%.
* A Research 2000 poll shows McCain leading Obama in Missouri by four, 49% to 45%.
* EPIC-MRA shows Obama leading McCain in Michigan by one, 43% to 42%.
* A University of Cincinnati poll shows McCain leading Obama in Ohio by six, 48% to 42%.
* A Research 2000 poll shows Obama leading McCain in Maine by 14, 52% to 38%.
* Rasmussen shows McCain leading Obama in South Carolina by six, 51% to 45%.