MONDAY’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.
* In the wake of last week’s Minnesota Supreme Court ruling, lawyers for Sen. Norm Coleman’s (R-Minn.) campaign are threatening a new lawsuit to prevent the state from certifying election results that would make Al Franken the winner.
* Could Franken be seated before his victory is certified? The state’s other senator, Democrat Amy Klobuchar, is working on it.
* While the race for the RNC chairmanship heats up, committee members have called for an unprecedented special meeting, working outside the dictates of the national party’s leadership.
* It looks like former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) is moving closer to launching a Senate campaign.
* In what I believe is a reversal, Caroline Kennedy said over the weekend that she will not run for the Senate in 2010 if she’s not chosen to fill New York’s current vacancy.
* Illinois Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn (D) said yesterday that he believes Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D) can be removed from office in time for Abraham Lincoln’s 200th birthday on February 12.
* Terry McAuliffe is moving ahead with his gubernatorial campaign in Virginia, and is planning to raise record amounts of money — Virginia has “no limits on how much an individual, corporation or union can donate to a candidate running for state office.”