Thursday’s campaign round-up

THURSDAY’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.

* Bill Clinton talked to Greg Sargent about Obama, the state of the GOP, Jindal, the economy, and all sorts of other topics.

* The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) gets underway in Washington today. The event is the largest in the nation for the far-right.

* Camp Coleman is talking more and more about asking for a whole new election.

* Kentucky Lt. Gov. Daniel Mongiardo (D) said Sen. Jim Bunning (R) should not seek re-election, calling him an “embarrassment” to the state. Mongiardo is, of course, a likely Democratic opponent for Bunning next year.

* As expected, it appears Republican Assemblyman James Tedisco has the edge against Democrat Scott Murphy in New York’s 20th. The special election to replace Kirsten Gillibrand, however, is still more than a month away.

* In the race for Ohio’s soon-to-be-open Senate seat, there’s already a crowded Democratic field, but it got a little bigger yesterday when State Rep. Tyrone Yates threw his hat into the ring.

* New York Gov. David Paterson (D-N.Y.), his political fortunes in decline, shook up his top political staff yesterday.

* Actor Val Kilmer is moving forward with his plans to run for governor of New Mexico.

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