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 New Hampshire, a new Suffolk poll shows Mitt Romney with a commanding lead, enjoying 41% support. Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul are tied for second with 14% each.
* A new poll in New Hampshire from Kellyanne Conway’s Polling Company also shows Romney leading Gingrich in the state, but not by quite as large a margin: 35% to 18%.
* In advance of a Republican candidates’ debate tonight on national security, the DNC organized a powerful briefing yesterday with former NATO Commander General Wesley Clark, former Navy Secretary Richard Danzig, and retired Major General Paul Eaton.
* Gingrich is still committed to privatization of Social Security.
* In South Carolina, home to the third GOP presidential primary, a poll from Kellyanne Conway’s Polling Company shows Gingrich in the lead with 31%, followed by Herman Cain with 17% and Mitt Romney with 16%.
* Remember the radical candidate pledge from Iowa’s right-wing FAMiLY Leader group? Rick Perry signed it yesterday.
* Democratic efforts in Wisconsin to recall Gov. Scott Walker (R) are well underway, and during the first four days of trying, they collected 105,000 signatures. To force a recall election, Dems and their allies will need to collect at least 540,208 signatures in 60 days.
* Jon Huntsman’s Super PAC, largely financed by the former governor’s father, spent $805,473 just last week, including a major ad buy in New Hampshire.
* And in Mississippi, Jefferson Davis would fare pretty well in a race against Abraham Lincoln.