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:
* Rush Limbaugh lashed out at Mitt Romney on the air yesterday. “Romney is not a conservative. He’s not, folks,” the host said. “You can argue with me all day long on that, but he isn’t…. This isn’t personal, not with what country faces and so forth. I like him very much. I’ve spent some social time with him. He’s a fine guy. He’s very nice gentleman. He is a gentleman. But he’s not a conservative.”
* Romney’s campaign raised $14.2 million in the third quarter, about $3 million less than Rick Perry’s campaign over the same period. Romney’s year-to-date total is $32 million, but after spending quite a bit, he has $14.65 million left in the bank.
* The latest New Hampshire Journal poll shows Romney still leading in the nation’s first primary with 41% support, but Herman Cain has come on strong and now has 20%.
* Herman Cain said he’d consider Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) as potential running mates if he wins the Republican nomination.
* In New Jersey, the latest Quinnipiac poll shows President Obama’s approval rating still falling, but he nevertheless leads all of his general election challengers by at least six points.
* Wisconsin has had a chance to put its new voter-ID law to the test. The result: long lines, confusion, and voters who simply left rather than put up with needless delays.
* With about a month to go before Louisiana’s gubernatorial election, the latest polls suggest incumbent Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) might as well be running unopposed.
* North Carolina’s entire Republican congressional delegation endorsed Pat McCrory’s (R) gubernatorial campaign this week, despite the fact that McCrory hasn’t officially launched a bid yet.
* And how scared of Elizabeth Warren is the Massachusetts Republican Party? State GOP officials are now insinuating that Warren favors violent class warfare.