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Thursday'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:

* American Bridge this morning released a new video slamming New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) for boasting this week that he and right-wing Senate candidate Steve Lonegan (R) believe "so many of the same things."

* On a related note, the good news for Christie is that he still has a significant lead over Barbara Buono (D) in his re-election bid. The bad news for the governor is that his margin has gone from 30 points to 20 points since June.

* In Virginia, Republican Boyd Marcus is well known for a powerful client list including House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R) and former Gov. Jim Gilmore (R). In a bit of a surprise, Marcus is endorsing Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Terry McAuliffe.

* On a related note, the Democratic Governors Association's super PAC is investing $1.2 million in support of McAuliffe. The election is less than three months away.

* In Kentucky, sparks are flying between Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and primary challenger Matt Bevin over whether Bevin lied about his education on his LinkedIn page.

* Former Sen. Scott Brown (R) announced last night that he won't run for governor in Massachusetts next year, but he has not yet said whether he'll run for the Senate in New Hampshire next year or run for president of the United States in 2016.

* And on a related note, Juliette Kayyem, a former Homeland Security adviser, Harvard lecturer, and Boston Globe columnist announced yesterday she will run for governor in Massachusetts in 2014 as a Democrat. She'll be part of a crowded Democratic primary field.