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 DCCC is launching a round of robocalls in congressional districts in Florida, Michigan, and Pennsylvania this week, targeting GOP lawmakers for being “cozy with Wall Street and unwilling to overhaul the financial system that led to last year’s economic meltdown.”
* The DNC raised $5.9 million in November, as compared to the $6.4 million raised by the RNC in the same month. Both committees are about even in cash-on-hand.
* We don’t yet know if North Dakota Gov. John Hoeven (R) intends to challenge Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.) next year, but if he does, Rasmussen shows Hoeven with a significant lead in the hypothetical match-up, 52% to 37%.
* Rep. Baron Hill (D-Ind.), a leading House Blue Dog, has said he will seek re-election next year, but don’t be surprised if he leaves the Hill soon after to run for governor in 2012.
* New York City Comptroller William C. Thompson Jr. has been mentioned as a leading candidate for a variety of offices next year — he ran a surprisingly strong race for mayor this year — but seems especially interested in a possible primary challenge against Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D).
* And speaking of New York, former mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) is still weighing his options for next year. According to the latest report, Giuliani has ruled out a gubernatorial campaign — he apparently thinks state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is unbeatable — and would consider a Senate campaign against Gillibrand, though people close to Giuliani consider it a long shot.