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:
* Who won the Iowa caucuses? Probably Mitt Romney, but in light of some minor discrepancies, we’re not entirely sure.
* The Boston Globe, ostensibly Romney’s hometown paper, endorsed Jon Huntsman in New Hampshire’s Republican presidential primary. (The Globe is widely read in the Granite State.) Four years ago, the paper’s editorial board also snubbed Romney, endorsing John McCain.
* With Huntsman’s back against the wall, the pro-Huntsman super PAC is spending another $300,000 on television ads in New Hampshire. The Our Destiny super PAC is believed to be largely financed by the former governor’s wealthy father.
* Newt Gingrich told voters yesterday that if he’s able to speak to the NAACP as president, he’ll “go to their convention, talk about why the African American community should demand paychecks and not be satisfied with food stamps.”
* Rick Santorum reportedly raised $2 million in two days for his presidential campaign. There’s no way he’ll keep up that pace, but it gives his campaign a fighting chance in the short term.
* On a related note, Santorum is fighting for a decent showing in New Hampshire, but he’s also looking ahead — the former senator’s campaign is making a big ad buy in South Carolina.
* Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) believes he’s very likely to face a recall election in June. I think he’s right.
* Will North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue (D) face a primary challenge from state Rep. Bill Faison (D)? It appears to be a distinct possibility.
* John McCain accidentally endorsed the president yesterday, telling a group of voters, “I am confident, with the leadership and the backing of the American people, President Obama will turn this country around.” He corrected himself soon after.