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.
* U.S. News reports that the “word around the Twin Cities is that Democrat Al Franken will be certified the winner after the State Supreme Court rules against Republican Norm Coleman’s appeal of the outcome last November.”
* The anti-gay National Organization for Marriage is threatening to spend $500,000 in support of Republican primary challenges for any Republican in New York who backs marriage equality at the state level.
* The Republican Governors Association has launched its first attack ad of the campaign season, blasting New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine (D) as a “Wall Street banker.”
* The Democratic Governors Association released a poll late yesterday on the Virginia race, showing Creigh Deeds (D) leading Bob McDonnell, 42% to 38%.
* Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s (D-N.Y.) campaign got a boost yesterday with an endorsement from ACORN’s political action committee.
* Gillibrand is still under fire, though, from her likely Democratic primary challenger. Rep. Carolyn Maloney yesterday took aim at the senator’s “character.”
* Speaking of New York, a Quinnipiac poll shows NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg with a 22-point lead over his next closest competitor, City Comptroller William Thompson.
* And in North Carolina, Dems still haven’t found a top-tier candidate to run for the Senate, but incumbent Sen. Richard Burr (R) still looks vulnerable. A new survey from Public Policy Polling shows Burr trailing a generic Democrat, 41% to 38%.