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.

* John McCain made it official yesterday, holding a press conference to announce that he will seek re-election to the Senate in 2010.

* Obama probably won’t head to down to Georgia personally to campaign for Jim Martin (D) in the state’s Senate runoff contest.

* Al Franken experienced a setback this morning when a canvassing board rejected his lawyers’ request on a review of thousands of rejected absentee ballots.

* Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) was a leading candidate to replace Barack Obama in the Senate, but he reportedly turned down the offer from Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D).

* Speaking of replacing senators, who should get Hillary Clinton’s seat? Karl Meyer and Shareen Blair Brysac make the case today for Sen. Bill Clinton.

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