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.

* It was primary day yesterday in Michigan, Missouri, and Kansas. Several gubernatorial and Senate contests were decided, and one House incumbent — Rep. Carolyn Kilpatrick of Michigan — lost in a Democratic primary.

* In Nevada, the latest Reuters/Ipsos poll shows Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D) leading former state Rep. Sharron Angle (R) by four points among likely voters, 48% to 44%. Among registered voters, Reid’s lead is much larger, 52% to 36%.

* A new Quinnipiac poll in Connecticut’s Senate race shows the gap narrowing a bit. State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal (D) now leads wrestling executive Linda McMahon (R) by 10, 50% to 40%.

* In Colorado, Sen. Michael Bennet hasn’t been bashful in asking President Obama for help in his Democratic primary fight against Andrew Romanoff, and the president in turn, is going all out to give Bennet a boost.

* Speaking of Colorado, if you’re inclined to believe Rasmussen, the pollster shows the state’s gubernatorial race following a predictable pattern. With former Rep. Tom Tancredo entering the contest as a third-party candidate, the right is split, giving Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper (D) a boost. At this point, Hickenlooper leads according to the poll with 43% support, followed by former Rep. Scott McInnis (R) with 25%, and Tancredo with 24%.

* In the state of Washington, the latest survey from Public Policy Polling shows Sen. Patty Murray (D) leading former state Sen. Dino Rossi (R) by just three, 49% to 46%.

* In Florida, Rasmussen finds state CFO Alex Sink (D) looking competitive in the gubernatorial race, leading state Attorney General Bill McCollum (R) by four, but trailing disgraced former health care executive Rick Scott (R) by the same margin.

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