Tuesday’s campaign round-up

TUESDAY’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’s primary day in Wyoming and the state of Washington. The former will host a gubernatorial primary, while the latter holds a Senate primary.

* Disgraced former health care executive Rick Scott (R) launched a new television ad yesterday, urging voters to elect him governor of Florida because he opposes a community center in lower Manhattan. He made no effort to connect the two in any way, but seems to hope GOP primary voters aren’t very bright.

* In Michigan’s 1st congressional district, Dan Benishek has won a congressional Republican primary by just 15 votes. His opponent, state Sen. Jason Allen, could have requested a recount, but instead conceded the race yesterday.

* The death of a professional wrestler has brought the issue of steroid abuse back to the fore in Linda McMahon’s (R) Senate campaign in Connecticut.

* Speaking of Connecticut, if you’re inclined to believe Rasmussen, the pollster shows Dan Malloy (D) leading Tom Foley (R) in this year’s open gubernatorial race, 48% to 33%.

* In Pennsylvania, a new survey from Public Policy Polling shows former right-wing Rep. Pat Toomey (R) leading Rep. Joe Sestak (D) in this year’s Senate race, 45% to 36%.

* Just in time for the midterms, Daily Kos is launching an email activism effort, which will be managed by Chris Bowers.

* And in case there were any doubts, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) is “absolutely” running for re-election in 2011.

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