TUESDAY’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.
* We knew we’d see a Jeremiah Wright ad eventually, and the right-wing National Republican Trust PAC is responsible for one.
* It looks like Virginia Republicans aren’t confident in McCain’s chances: “A phony flier, purporting to be from the Virginia Board of Elections, is circulating in the African-American-heavy Hampton Roads region of the state, falsely informing people that, because of expected high turnout, Democrats should vote on November 5th. The election is November 4th.”
* The DNC is “taking out a $10 million line of credit to split equally between the House and Senate campaign committees” to help maximize their gains in congressional elections.
* The RNC is starting to worry, at least a little, about West Virginia.
* In Colorado, Rasmussen shows Obama leading McCain by four, 50% to 46%.
* In Virginia, Rasmussen shows Obama leading McCain by four, 51% to 47%.
* In Missouri, Rasmussen shows Obama leading McCain by one, 48% to 47%.
* In North Carolina, Rasmussen shows McCain leading Obama by one, 49% to 48%.
* In New Hampshire, a Marist poll shows Obama leading McCain by five, 50% to 45%.
* In Iowa, a Marist poll shows Obama leading McCain by 10, 52% to 42%.
* In Arizona, Rasmussen shows McCain leading Obama by five, 51% to 46%.
* Pew Research Center shows Obama leading McCain nationally by 16, 52% to 36%.