Tuesday’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 Florida, a new survey from Public Policy Polling shows Newt Gingrich leading the Republican presidential field with 38% support. Mitt Romney was second with 33%, followed by Rick Santorum at 13%.

* If Gingrich is going to compete in Florida, he’s going to need a major cash infusion. Fortunately for him, he’s got one: the Adelson family is contributing another $5 million to the Winning Our Future super PAC.

* And speaking of Gingrich’s finances, the disgraced former House Speaker has collected $2 million in contributions since his primary win in South Carolina.

* Romney’s campaign isn’t letting Gingrich’s investments in Florida go unmatched. Team Romney has reserved nearly $2 million worth of new in-state airtime for this week, and one of his super PACs had made roughly $600,000 in additional media reservations.

* Enforcing the truce will probably prove difficult, but in Massachusetts’ U.S. Senate race, both Sen. Scott Brown (R) and Elizabeth Warren (D) have reached an agreement to restrict third-party-group spending in their race.

* Responding to Romney campaign criticisms, Gingrich released additional details yesterday about his Freddie Mac contract.

* Romney has picked up a new debate coach: Brett O’Donnell, who had been working as a strategist for Michele Bachmann.

* It’s doubtful he’ll sway a lot of voters, but actor-turned-senator Fred Thompson (R) announced his support for Gingrich last night.

* And in Wisconsin, Gov. Scott Walker’s (R) fundraising efforts for his recall race are already proving to be very successful: from Dec. 11 through Jan. 17, the Republican governor raised a whopping $4.5 million.

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