Thursday’s campaign round-up

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:

* Yesterday, Democratic Rep. Allyson Schwartz, who handles recruitment for the DCCC, called on Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) to resign. As of this morning, she was one of 10 Dems to do so.

* The Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, having resolved allegations of Republican election fraud, certified three recall elections targeting state Senate Democrats.

* President Obama’s re-election campaign has named Katherine Archuleta as its political director. She will be the first Latina to hold the position on a major presidential campaign.

* A new Reuters/Ipsos poll shows President Obama leading all of his likely GOP challengers by wide margins. The closest rival was Mitt Romney, who trails the president in the poll by 13 points.

* Apparently, the Palin and Bachmann campaigns are engaged in some kind of feud.

* And in Utah, the Hatch and Chaffetz camps are having a feud of their own.

* Tim Pawlenty’s Republican presidential campaign got a boost yesterday, picking up an endorsement from Rep. Joe “You Lie” Wilson (R) of South Carolina.

* In Minnesota, Public Policy Polling shows Obama looking quite strong in advance of the 2012 race, leading all of his GOP challengers in margins ranging from eight points (vs. Pawlenty) to 21 points (vs. Bachmann).

* Bill Kristol generally isn’t the most reliable of sources, but the conservative activist/media personality said yesterday that Rudy Giuliani intends to run for president again.

* It’s long been assumed that Newark Mayor Cory Booker (D) would run for governor in 2013, but a report this week suggests the rising star is actually interested in a Senate campaign, if the opportunity were available.

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Steve Benen

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.