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:
* Gallup reported yesterday that Democrats have regained the party-identification edge it lost in 2010 and 2011.
* Public Policy Polling's latest survey included a generic-ballot question for the 2014 midterms, and Democrats led by six over Republicans, 47% to 41%
* Former Sen. Norm Colenman (R) has decided not to seek a rematch again Sen. Al Franken (D) in Minnesota next year. At this early stage, there is no leading GOP candidate for the race.
* On a related note, it's worth noting that Coleman has not ruled out a 2014 gubernatorial campaign.
* New Jersey's gubernatorial race is later this year, and at this point, it doesn't look like it'll be competitive: a Fairleigh Dickinson poll found Gov. Chris Christie (R) crushing would-be challengers by as many as 43 points.
* Speaking of the Garden State, Fairleigh Dickinson also found that New Jersey Democrats would prefer Newark Mayor Cory Booker to incumbent Sen. Frank Lautenberg, 42% to 20%, if the two were to face off in a Democratic primary.
* And House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) was asked yesterday whether he intends to run for president in 2016. "I've decided not to decide," he replied.