Wednesday’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:

* In Ohio, a new survey from Public Policy Polling shows President Obama leading each of his Republican challengers, including a nine-point lead over Mitt Romney. If the president wins Ohio, the chances of him winning re-election are extremely good.

* A Latino Decisions poll conducted for Univision News shows Obama faring very well against the leading GOP candidates among Latino voters. The president leads Romney by 43 points, Cain by 43 points, and Perry by 47 points.

* In yesterday’s only federal race, state Sen. Suzanne Bonamici (D) and businessman Rob Cornilles (R) won their respective primaries in Oregon, and will face off in a special election to replace former Rep. David Wu (D-Ore.).

* A federal court blocked the new redistricting map in Texas yesterday for being discriminatory. A three-judge panel will now be responsible for drawing a fairer map.

* In Nebraska, state Attorney General Jon Bruning is the frontrunner for the Republican nomination to take on Sen. Ben Nelson (D) next year, but Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) shook up the race a bit yesterday, throwing his support to state Treasurer Don Stenberg.

* President Obama’s approval rating in Maine has dropped considerably, but in hypothetical match-ups, he still leads all of his Republican challengers by double digits.

* In Montana, Rep. Denny Rehberg (R), who’s running for the Senate, was seen last week promoting a cartoon depicting Obama as Muammar Gadhafi. The Republican later said he disagreed with the cartoon he was seen holding up and waving around.

* And in Missouri, businessman Dave Spence (R) initially said he’d wait to decide on a possible U.S. Senate campaign until Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder (R) announced his plans. Spence is now considering a campaign whether Kinder runs or not.