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.
* The race for the chairmanship of the Republican National Committee was crowded enough, but Florida GOP Chair Jim Greer is apparently prepared to throw his hat into the ring.
* Rep. Diana DeGette (D) was a leading contender to fill Colorado’s vacancy in the U.S. Senate, but she withdrew from consideration yesterday.
* Kevin Sheekey, a top deputy to NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, has been an enthusiastic supporter of Caroline Kennedy filling the vacancy left by Hillary Clinton, but he’s reportedly pulling back now.
* Al Franken believes he’s “on track to win” in Minnesota.
* There’s been some talk about seating Franken before Norm Coleman’s lawsuits have been completed, but NRSC chairman John Cornyn (R-Texas) denounced the idea yesterday and vowed to fight any such move.
* In the meantime, Coleman’s efforts are becoming increasingly silly, while a growing number of conservatives are coming to terms with the fact that a Franken victory is very likely.