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MONDAY'S CAMPAIGN ROUND-UP....Today's installment of campaign-related news items that wouldn't generate a post of their own, but may be of interest to political observers.
- In the wake of last week's Minnesota Supreme Court ruling, lawyers for Sen. Norm Coleman's, R-Minn., campaign are threatening a new lawsuit to prevent the state from certifying election results that would make Al Franken the winner.
- Could Franken be seated before his victory is certified? The state's other senator, Democrat Amy Klobuchar, is working on it.
- While the race for the RNC chairmanship heats up, committee members have called for an unprecedented special meeting, working outside the dictates of the national party's leadership.
- It looks like former Republican Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is moving closer to launching a Senate campaign.
- In what I believe is a reversal, Caroline Kennedy said over the weekend that she will not run for the Senate in 2010 if she's not chosen to fill New York's current vacancy.
- Illinois Democratic Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn said yesterday that he believes Democratic Gov. Rod Blagojevich can be removed from office in time for Abraham Lincoln's 200th birthday on Feb. 12.
- Democrate Terry McAuliffe is moving ahead with his gubernatorial campaign in Virginia, and is planning to raise record amounts of money -- Virginia has "no limits on how much an individual, corporation or union can donate to a candidate running for state office."