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.
* 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?