Wednesday’s campaign round-up

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.

* With just three weeks until New Jersey’s gubernatorial race, a new Quinnipiac poll shows Chris Christie (R) leading Gov. Jon Corzine (D) by just one point, 41% to 40%. Independent Chris Daggett is running a distant third with 14%.

* In related news, now isn’t a good time for a new Christie controversy, but the AP has a report on the potential misuse of public funds during Christie’s tenure as a U.S. Attorney in the Bush administration.

* In Virginia’s gubernatorial race, a new Rasmussen poll shows Bob McDonnell (R) leading Creigh Deeds (D) by seven, 50% to 43%.

* In advance of the special election in New York’s 23rd, Republican Dede Scozzafava is “running dangerously low on campaign cash, according to several GOP sources familiar with her spending and fundraising.” The election is Nov. 3.

* Sen. Arlen Specter’s re-election numbers in Pennsylvania continue to look pretty awful: “A new Susquehanna Polling and Research survey finds that only 31% of Pennsylvania voters believe Sen. Arlen Specter (D-PA) should be re-elected, and 59% believe it’s time to give someone else a chance.”

* He’s still in a very tough spot for re-election, but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) will have the resources he needs to compete — he raised more than $2 million in the third quarter, due in large part to a fundraiser hosted by President Obama.

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