Friday’s campaign round-up

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.

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Steve Benen

Steve Benen is a producer at MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show. He was the principal contributor to the Washington Monthly's Political Animal blog from August 2008 until January 2012.