Wednesday’s campaign round-up

WEDNESDAY’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.

* I guess something like this was inevitable: “Citizens United, the conservative group headed by notorious Whitewater scandalmonger David Bossie, is distributing hundreds of thousands of DVDs attacking Barack Obama’s associations with Jeremiah Wright and William Ayers in newspapers in Ohio, Nevada, and Florida this week, a group spokesperson confirms to us.”

* In Florida, a Los Angeles Times/Bloomberg poll shows Obama leading McCain by seven (50% to 43%), Quinnipiac shows Obama by two (47% to 45%), and an Associated Press poll also has Obama up by two (45% to 43%).

* In Ohio, a Los Angeles Times/Bloomberg poll shows Obama leading McCain by nine (49% to 40%), Quinnipiac shows Obama by nine (51% to 42%), and an Associated Press poll has Obama up by seven (48% to 41%).

* In Pennsylvania, Quinnipiac shows Obama leading McCain by 12 (53% to 41%), an Associated Press poll has Obama up by 12 (52% to 40%), and a Franklin & Marshall College poll has Obama up by 13 (53% to 40%).

* In Nevada, an Associated Press poll shows Obama leading McCain by 12 (52% to 40%), while a Suffolk University poll shows Obama up by 10 (50% to 40%).

* In Colorado, an Associated Press poll shows Obama leading McCain by nine (50% to 41%).

* In Virginia, an Associated Press poll shows Obama leading McCain by seven (49% to 42%).

* In New Hampshire, an Associated Press poll shows Obama leading McCain by 18 (55% to 37%).

* In North Carolina, an Associated Press poll shows Obama leading McCain by two (48% to 46%).

* In Indiana, a Howey/Gauge poll shows McCain leading Obama by two, 47% to 45%.

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Steve Benen

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.