Tuesday’s campaign round-up

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.

* The Senate run-off in Georgia is today. Incumbent Saxby Chambliss (R) appears to have the edge as voters head to the polls.

* Rep. Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) was widely considered a leading candidate to replace Hillary Clinton in the Senate, but yesterday, she withdrew from consideration.

* On a related note, there’s been some speculation about whether Bill Clinton might be considered as a possible replacement for his wife. This morning, the former president’s office dismissed the talk altogether.

* And while we’re at it, Bobby Kennedy, Jr., isn’t interested, either.

* Al Franken may ultimately ask the Senate to resolve the issue of disqualified absentee ballots in Minnesota, which if counted, would make his victory far more likely.

* Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R) believes Sarah Palin might challenge her in a 2010 Republican primary, and is urging her to stay away. Asked for a response, a Palin spokesperson would only say, “The governor has never stated her intention or desire to run for that office.”

* Will Minnesota lose one of its eight House seats after the next census?

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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.