Today’s installment of campaign-related news items that won’t necessarily generate a post of their own, but may be of interest to political observers:
* In Nevada, Sharron Angle (R) has decided not to run in the upcoming House special election, much to the relief of the state Republican Party that wishes she would just go away.
* American Action Network, a far-right attack operation that tried to help buy the 2010 midterms for Republicans, claims to be a “grassroots” organization. It’s entire budget is financed by 11 rich conservatives.
* In Wisconsin, Gov. Scott Walker’s (R) approval rating is down to 43%, and 50% support recalling him before the end of his first term. In hypothetical match-ups, Walker would trail former Sen. Russ Feingold and his 2010 opponent, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett.
* In Ohio, Gov. John Kasich’s (R) approval rating is down to a dismal 33%. If voters had it to do over again, they’d back former Gov. Ted Strickland (D), who lost to Kasich in November, by a 25-point margin.
* In Florida, a new Quinnipiac poll shows Sen. Bill Nelson (D) with big leads over his lesser-known Republican rivals. Nelson also enjoys a 51% approval rating.
* The same poll, by the way, found President Obama’s approval rating in Florida up seven points, to 51%.
* In Indiana, state Senate Minority Leader Vi Simpson announced this week she won’t take on former state House Speaker John Gregg in a Democratic gubernatorial primary.
* And New York’s 1st congressional district was one of the closest contests of 2010. Randy Altschuler (R), who came up short against Rep. Tim Bishop (D), will apparently seek a rematch.