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.
* The DNC’s fundraising in February was surprisingly bad, due at least in part to Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine’s day job.
* On a related note, the DCCC outraised the NRCC in February, $3.5 million to $2.9 million.
* Former Florida state House Speaker Marco Rubio (R) is moving forward with his Senate campaign, and in his announcement video, Rubio takes a veiled shot at Gov. Charlie Crist (R) for supporting the economic recovery package. Crist has not yet indicated whether he’ll run for the Senate.
* Will Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway (D) join the field of candidates hoping to challenge Sen. Jim Bunning (R)? It appears increasingly likely.
* Sen. Bob Bennett (R-Utah) is a pretty conservative Republican, but he’s still likely to face a far-right challenge (or two) in his re-election bid next year.
* Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Pa.) should be vulnerable next year — his district backed Obama pretty heavily — but Democrats can’t seem to recruit preferred candidates.
* California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s (R) approval ratings have slipped, but he’s still sending signals about a possible Senate campaign.
* Judd Legum, an accomplished blogger who helped create ThinkProgress, is running for the General Assembly in Maryland.