Indiana: A new Howey/DePauw Indiana Battleground poll finds Sen. Richard Lugar leading primary challenger Richard Mourdock, 42% to 35%, with another 23% undecided. The two are evenly splitting the vote among the 72% of primary voters identifying with the Republican Party.
AZ-8: Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords aide Ron Barber raised $550,000 in the first seven weeks of his campaign in the special election to replace Giffords. Barber is unopposed in the Democratic primary, but four Republicans are running in the GOP primary, including Jesse Kelly, who came within 2 points of unseating Giffords in 2010.
MA-6: Republican Richard Tisei raised $350,000 in the first quarter in his race against Rep. John Tierney. Tisei, a former state Senator and GOP nominee for lieutenant governor, had $454,000 in cash on hand at the end of last month. In the fourth quarter of 2011, Tisei outraised Tierney $312,000 to $161,000.
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