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Tuesday's campaign round-up

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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:

* The Louisville Courier-Journal found in a new poll that only 17% of Kentucky voters are committed to vote for Sen. Mitch McConnell (R) next year. A plurality, 44%, intend to wait to see who runs against him.

* On a related note, Democrats are pondering a temporary partnership with Tea Party activists to weaken McConnell in a GOP primary in 2014.

* The Obama campaign has turned over its most valuable asset -- a "massive computer database" containing personal data on millions of American voters -- to Organizing for Action.

* In Texas, a new survey from Public Policy Polling shows Gov. Rick Perry (R) struggling in advance of another re-election fight -- only 31% of Texans want him to seek another term. His 54% disapproval rating makes Perry "among the most unpopular governors in the country."

* In Arkansas' gubernatorial race, state Attorney General Dustin McDaniel (D) has ended his campaign on the heels of a sex scandal. Former Lt. Gov. Bill Halter (D), perhaps best known for his primary race against former Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D), appears likely to throw his hat in the ring.

* In Georgia's wide-open U.S. Senate race, Blue Dog Rep. John Barrow (D) said he has "no plans" to run, but Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed (D) was more cagey about his plans.

* In New Jersey, Democratic state Sens. Steve Sweeney and Richard Codey have both announced they won't challenge incumbent Gov. Chris Christie (R) this year. State Sen. Barabara Buono (D) is now considered the likely Democratic nominee.

* And with John Kerry all but certain to be confirmed as the next Secretary of State, Massachusetts will hold its special election to fill the Senate vacancy on June 25. There's been some scuttlebutt about a Democratic primary pitting Reps. Stephen Lynch and Ed Markey, with party leaders backing the latter, but Lynch has not formally announced his plans.