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.

* Arizona is still buzzing about Gov. Jan Brewer’s (R) bizarre debate performance this week, but it’s too soon to say whether it might affect the November election.

* As a reminder of just how important the GOP considers Florida’s gubernatorial race, the Republican Governors Association will transfer $2 million to the Florida Republican Party, to be used for attack ads against Democratic nominee Alex Sink.

* The Democratic Governors Association yesterday filed a complaint with the Ohio Elections Commission, over Fox News allegedly making an in-kind contribution to Republican gubernatorial hopeful John Kasich, who also happens to be a former Fox News employee.

* Hoping to capitalize on Alaska’s suddenly-competitive Senate race, Sen. Mark Begich’s (D-Alaska) state director, Susanne Fleek-Green, will join Sitka Mayor Scott McAdams’ (D) Senate campaign team.

* On a related note, Joe Miller, Alaska’s Republican Senate nominee, told CNN this week he “absolutely” wants to phase Social Security out of existence.

* In Illinois, a new Tribune/WGN poll shows Alexi Giannoulias (D) and Mark Kirk (R) tied at 34% each.

* In Delaware’s suddenly interesting Republican Senate primary, Tea Party favorite Christine O’Donnell wants Rep. Mike Castle to call off his “goons.” She’s likely referring to the Republican establishment, which this week began attacking O’Donnell relentlessly. The primary is a week from Tuesday.

* In California, SurveyUSA shows failed HP CEO Carly Fiorina (R) with a two-point lead in the U.S. Senate race, and former eBay CEO Meg Whitman (R) with a seven-point lead in the gubernatorial race.

* And a growing number of people seem to be asking this question more and more: “Just how crazy is Allen West?