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:
* Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s (R) write-in bid in Alaska continues to appear well positioned to win — 89% of the write-in votes have been in her favor — but this is the week 40,000 absentee ballots get counted.
* On a related note, while Joe Miller (R) insists he can still win, his lawyers don’t seem to think so — they’re packing up and leaving Alaska.
* It was very close, but Rep. Ben Chandler (D) has been declared the winner in Kentucky’s 6th congressional district. His GOP challenger conceded over the weekend.
* There are now seven officially unresolved U.S. House races. The Democrat leads in two of them (California’s 11th and California’s 20th), but trails in the other five (Illinois 8th, Texas 27th, North Carolina 2nd, New York 25th, and New York 1st).
* The Senate Democratic leadership finally thought it had found a good member to lead the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee in the 2012 election cycle. But late Friday, Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet became the latest Dem to say he’s not interested, either.
* With Mississippi’s Haley Barbour stepping down as chairman of the Republican Governors Association, he’ll be replaced by Texas Gov. Rick Perry.
* Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) hasn’t ruled out a presidential campaign at some point. “You never say never about anything,” he told CNN.
* And Sarah Palin’s political action committee is once again in trouble with the Federal Election Commission, filing a quarterly report filled with math errors and related mistakes. It’s not the first time: “The commission has sent at least a half-dozen letters to Sarah PAC since its formation in 2009 about errors or omissions in its reports, records show.”