Friday’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:

* 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%.

* Because New Hampshire is mad at Nevada for moving up its caucuses, Jon Huntsman will boycott next week’s debate in Las Vegas. Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich are also threatening to boycott.

* 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.