FRIDAY’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 day after President Obama’s health care speech, the DNC raised more than $1 million. Not bad, considering that no dedicated fundraising appeal went out yesterday.
* Rob Miller, Rep. Joe Wilson’s (R) Democratic opponent in South Carolina, has now raised $750,000 since Wednesday night’s outburst.
* At the same time, quite a few right-wing donors are moving to support Wilson. He’s raised $200,000 since the controversy broke.
* The latest poll from Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research shows Chris Christie’s (R) lead over New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine (D) down to just three points, 41% to 38%. Rasmussen, however, has Christie up by eight, 46% to 38%.
* Former Colorado House Speaker Andrew Romanoff (D) officially launched a primary campaign yesterday against appointed Sen. Michael Bennet (D).
* Speaking of Colorado, Rasmussen shows Bennet with a narrow lead against Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck (R) in a hypothetical match-up, and a narrow deficit against Aurora City Councilman Ryan Frazier (R).
* In Colorado’s gubernatorial race, Rasmussen also shows incumbent Gov. Bill Ritter (D) with a narrow lead over state Senate Minority Leader Josh Penry (R), but trailing challenger Scott McInnis by five points.
* A new Public Policy Polling survey shows Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) leading Secretary of State Elaine Marshall by 11, 42% to 31%.
* And in an ominous item, the Cook Political Report believes Republicans have a 50-50 shot at defeating Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D) in Nevada next year, despite failing to recruit a top-tier challenger.