Biden: Not that I think it matters much, but it appears Vice President Biden opened another issue for debate that had kind of become a lesser point of contention this cycle, gay marriage. With Biden's endorsement of gay marriage, the Obama administration has been put in a weird position of defending a policy largely unpopular within the Democratic Party, opposing gay marriage, while even members of the administration, the Vice President, openly support it. I am not sure it matters though. Whites outside the South are moving more and more in favor of gay marriage.
Santorum: Rick Santorum has decided to finally endorse Mitt Romney after their Firday meeting in Pittsburgh. In a letter to his supporters, Santorum pledges to stay active while endorsing Romney as the candidate to beat President Obama.
Cuomo: Start your 2016 speculation right now... New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is writing a book. Cuomo is already the subject of two new books. No doubt there will be more coverage of him as 2016 approaches.
Obama: President Obama is launching a $25 million dollar ad buy running a somewhat positive somewhat negative ad to fire up the Democratic base in swing states. See yesterday's Morning Roundup for details on the debate that unfolded over it.
Romney: Mitt Romney does not have such a narrow path to the nomination according to Sean Trende. He basically examines the electoral map from the 2008 version used by many to determine what states are in play and provides a caution when using such an analysis.
Paul: Congressman Ron Paul remains in the race and is plotting a path to the convention. Apparently Saturday's target is the Oklahoma State Republican Convention.
Indiana: Senator Dick Lugar is likely to lose today as he has become the latest target of so called RINO hunting. Lugar joins a long list of individuals in both parties taken down recently in the hunt for ideological purity. Lugar's fall has as much to do with ideological purity as his annoying and arrogant behavior.
More Indiana: While Lugar might be falling, the establishment appears to be holding on pretty well elsewhere in Indiana. This probably reinforces the mantra that Lugar's problems are more than ideological, but his tone and behavior.
Florida: The matchup between Congressman John Mica and Congresswoman Sandy Adams appears to be boiling over into a real nasty battle. Neither of them dominate the district and it appears it will be a nasty battle going to the August 14 primary.
North Carolina: Another state going to the polls today features what might be the beginnings of several pickups for the congressional Republicans. The Republicans have a shot at taking 4 seats in North Carolina this cycle and the Democratic Blue Dog coalition might disappear because of it.