Welcome back to the roundup! Today promises to be a busy day with a variety of primaries tonight.
Gingrich: Apparently Gingrich may drop out if he does not win Delaware tonight, which he has aggressively courted and won many endorsements in. "I think we need to take a deep look at what we are doing," he said.
Alaska: Paul supporters are crying foul on procedural issues in Alaska, where they claim the state chair is selectively placing fees on Paul delegates. Alaska GOP Chairman Rudy Ruedrich, for his part, says nobody in particular is being targeted by the rules. Both sides claim the other is disorganized and ineffective.
Iowa: "At least half" of the eight-member nominating committee for the state GOP convention in Iowa are Paul supporters, meaning the Texas congressman's supporters will have an outsized influence in selecting who goes to Tampa as a national delegate. Paul needs to have a plurality in five states to enter his name for nomination, so expect his campaign to lean hard on the process in Iowa.
Crist: Turncoat and former Florida Governor Charlie Crist's law firm recently gave $50,000 to Obama's Super PAC. It should be noted John Morgan, of the firm Morgan & Morgan, is an active Democratic donor.
Rubio: John Dickerson argues Marco Rubio is not experienced enough for a national ticket.
Bush: Marco Rubio, who recently ceased commenting on his own Vice Presidential prospects, did say former Florida Governor Jeb Bush would make a 'fantastic Vice President." Bush recently said that even though he would consider an offer, he simply would not be the Vice Presidential nominee.
California: A local look at the obvious: Senator Feinstein (D) is a shoe-in for re-election. Feinstein has no prominent opposition running against her in the fall.
Indiana: Indiana has its own primaries in two weeks. Brian Howey takes a close look at Treasurer Richard Mourdock's campaign manager, Jim Holden.
Pennsylvania: What happened to the campaign of Steven Welch after he won the endorsement of the state party? If Welch does not walk away with this tonight, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett will have some egg on his face. Now the contest shifts to businessman Tom Smith, with the money and the edge in internal polling, and former State Rep. Sam Rohrer, who upped his fundraising a bit and has an intensely loyal following that is important in what has been a surprisingly low-profile race.
New Mexico: Rep. Martin Heinrich (D) is up with a $72k positive ad airing statewide and in El Paso, TX this week.
HI-02: Tulsi Gabbard wins the backing of the Sierra Club in her Democratic primary with Mufi Hannemann for this Democratic open seat.
UT-04: Roll Call looks at Mia Love, who has now been christened a rising star by GOP leadership after winning her endorsement at the state convention with over 70% of the vote. The Matheson campaign, for its part, previewed attacks on Love, saying she has "taken some positions that are way out there."
FL-25: Seriously, why do we not have a serious primary challenger here? Rep. David Rivera may not have broken the law, but he spent eight years in the legislature living off of campaign accounts. The Miami Herald breaks down how he did it.
PA-12/PA-17/PA-18: Yes, we have a bunch of fun primaries tonight in Pennsylvania. We will be liveblogging them along with the presidential primaries tonight.
PA-12: With labor forces behind Rep. Mark Critz, the primary showdown between him and Rep. Jason Altmire is something of a test of labor's power here.
IL-13: The GOP race to succeed Rep. Tim Johnson is getting crowded. Among those already in are State Rep. Dan Brady, State Rep. Adam Brown, State Senator Sam McCann, State Senator Kyle McCarter, former State Rep. Mike Tate, Johnson Chief of Staff Jeffrey Clarke, and former Shimkus aide Rodney Davis. Also speculated to get in is 2003 Miss America Erika Harold, who is active in party politics.
Minnesota GOP: The Republican Party of Minnesota was recently served eviction papers for not paying the full rent for quite some time, but the party will not be immediately thrown on the street. Negotiations continue on the issue. An eviction hearing is scheduled for May 1st. There are rumors the party will be moving its offices to Bloomington at some point, so we'll see if there is any substance to them.
Pennsylvania: Can't keep track of the races in Pennsylvania? The Philadelphia Inquirer gives the rundown.
Crossroads: Shocker: A majority of Crossroads' (disclosed) money comes from three Texas super-donors: Bob Perry, Harold Simmons, and Robert Rowling. Karl Rove built his career in Texas on his strong relationship with donors, who would often choose to support campaigns based on Rove's support of them.