New Mexico: PPP- Obama 48 Romney 35 Johnson 15; Obama 54 Romney 40
Virginia: Rasmussen/POS- George Allen (R) 46%, Tim Kaine (D) 45%
Florida: Now that Florida CFO Jeff Atwater is out, some are attempting to tout George LeMieux as the conservative alternative. Which is odd, since LeMieux worked for Crist and was not known as a particularly conservative associate of his. To me this article sounds like sour grapes over being stuck with Mack
Texas: PPP- Dewhurst 38 Cruz 26 Leppert 8 James 7. Cruz leads Dewhurst 39-34 among those who are familiar with both figures.
Crossroads: Crossroads GPS has launched is spending $1.2 million in Montana, Missouri, Nevada, Virginia, and North Dakota.
New Hampshire: UNH Survey Center- Hassan 34 Lamontagne 29; Hassan 29 Smith 24; Cilley 31 Lamontagne 30; Cilley 30 Smith 23
Florida: Confirmation that Governor Rick Scott (R) plans to run again in 2014. Scott is not the most popular figure in Florida, creating worries for when he is at the top of the ballot in 2014.
Alabama: One overlooked special election in Alabama last night. Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh won the GOP nomination in a runoff to take on the incumbent PSC President. The incumbent is Lucy Baxley, who defeated Cavanaugh by 1% in 2008 and is the only Democratic statewide officeholder left.
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