Obama: If there is one thing both sides agree on, its that this election will be about stark differences between the two candidates. Here’s one. Obama held a Denver fundraiser last night, and 150 fewer people showed up than expected. In contrast, Romney’s most recent fundraising swing outperformed the campaign’s goal by 50%. Sounds like one side is excited and the other is…not so much.
Wisconsin: Obama is leading Romney 49-43 according to a poll by St. Norbert College and Wisconsin Public Radio.
Pennsylvania: Rasmussen has Obama up 47-41 on Romney.
Jindal- VP: Jindal may win the award for best VP interest-denial. When Chuck Todd points out that Jindal’s standard “let Romney pick, I have the job I want answer” is not a denial, he says nothing, and then starts talking college football. I think Ayotte’s “I’m not interested but here’s why I’d be a great pick” is the closest competition.
Illinois: Great news in Illinois, as Sen. Mark Kirk has now returned to official duties after a stroke in January.
Massachusetts: The much awaited Suffolk College poll is out and…Scott Brown leads Elizabeth Warren 48-47. Fauxcahontas is just not having the punch we needed it to. Brown is still very popular (58% favorable) but MA is still very blue. He still needs to run a perfect campaign to win, so not much has changed.
New Mexico: Heather Wilson has had a strong few weeks. In the first six weeks of the 2nd quarter, she has raised $615k. That’s more than Martin Heinrich raised in all of Q1.
New York: A nice endorsement for Rep. Bob Turner as he tries to fend off a surprisingly strong challenge from Wendy Long for the right to be skull***** by Kirsten Gillibrand in November: Rudy Giuliani has endorsed Turner.
Florida: The irony…George LeMeiux, Charlie Crist’s campaign manager, Chief of Staff, and handpicked US Senator…now a conservative favorite? Tom Coburn has endorsed him, joining a few Tea Party groups in Florida. Politics is weird and creepy
Indiana, Nebraska: The NRSC will welcome upset primary winners Richard Mourdock and Deb Fischer June 5 and 6 for fundraisers headlined by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and NRSC Chair John Cornyn.
Texas: David Dewhurst is trying to prevent being Jon Bruning-ed, now hitting former Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert for being too liberal. This is likely aimed at driving Leppert’s support down, as more of his supporters are likely to pick Dewhurst than Cruz, thus allowing Dewhurst to avoid a runoff.