Monday’s campaign round-up

MONDAY’S CAMPAIGN ROUND-UP…. Today’s installment of campaign-related news items that wouldn’t necessarily generate a post of their own, but may be of interest to political observers:

* Over the weekend, it appeared that Dan Malloy (D) had finally won Connecticut’s gubernatorial race, though his opponent, Republican Tom Foley, has not yet accepted the results. Foley intends to address whether he’ll challenge the results in a press conference today.

* According a draft schedule from Minnesota’s secretary of state, the recount in the state’s gubernatorial race would begin on Nov. 29 and (hopefully) wrap up on Dec. 14.

* In Arizona’s 8th congressional district, incumbent Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D) narrowly held on to win re-election in results announced late Friday. She defeated her right-wing challenger by under 4,000 votes.

* Similarly, Rep. Gerry Connolly (D) in Virginia’s 11th congressional district also appears to have staved off his GOP challenger.

* In less encouraging House news for Dems, in New York’s 1st, an initial tally showed incumbent Rep. Tim Bishop (D) ahead by a slim margin, but a recanvassing of the ballot machines showed Republican Randy Altschuler up by nearly 400 votes.

* There are, by the way, nine U.S. House races that remain unresolved.

* With several leading Dem senators unwilling to serve as the next chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, the party still wants Sen. Chuck Schumer (D) to do the job again. Schumer really doesn’t seem interested.

* On the other side of the aisle, Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) will stay on as head of the NRSC, and Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas) will keep his current post atop the NRCC.

* And how did Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D) win by a surprisingly large margin in Nevada last week, after all the late polling showed him losing? Mark Blumenthal and Josh Marshall have interesting pieces on the subject.

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