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:

* In Wisconsin, the Associated Press has projected that conservative state Supreme Court Justice David Prosser has prevailed, thanks to the 7,000 votes that were “discovered” the day after the election. A statewide recount remains a possibility.

* Rep. David Wu (D-Ore.), who has struggled in recent months with mental-health issues, will likely face a primary opponent next year, with state Labor Commissioner Brad Akavian poised to kick off a bid.

* The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee had hinted about a high-profile recruit in Texas, hoping to replace retiring Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R), and now we know who it is: Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez, the commander of U.S. forces in Iraq from 2003 to 2004.

* In Kentucky, which will hold a gubernatorial race this year, incumbent Gov. Steve Beshear (D) enjoys a 12-point lead over his GOP challenger, David Williams, in a hypothetical general election match-up.

* Sen. Bob Casey (D) is up for re-election in Pennsylvania next year, and despite a relative weak approval rating, Public Policy Polling shows him easily defeating all of his likely Republican opponents.

* In the state of Washington, state Attorney General Robert McKenna (R), a likely gubernatorial candidate, has said he opposes any efforts towards legalizing marijuana. Asked if he ever used the drug, McKenna said, “I might have.”

* And Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum has a campaign slogan: “Fighting to make America America again.” After being told that the phrase appears to have been borrowed from Langston Hughes — a gay liberal — Santorum said, “The folks who worked on that slogan for me didn’t inform me that that’s where it came from, if in fact it came from that.”

Steve Benen

Follow Steve on Twitter @stevebenen. Steve Benen is a producer at MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show. He was the principal contributor to the Washington Monthly's Political Animal blog from August 2008 until January 2012.