Adelson: Billionaire conservative casino mogul Sheldon Adelson is giving $10 million to the super PAC Restore Our Future supporting GOP nominee Mitt Romney. The $10 million figure appears to be the largest single donation towards Romney's efforts so far.
Arkansas: Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel (D) became the first major candidate to announce he will seek the Governor's office in 2014. Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe is term limited at the end of 2014.
IL-12: Retired Army National Guard Maj. Gen. William Enyart has jumped into the race for retiring Rep. Jerry Costello's seat. Local Democratic officials had set up a process to pick a new candidate by the end of June after Democratic nominee Brad Harriman unexpectedly dropped out. Enyart is the first well known Democrat to apply for the spot by submitting his required questionnaire to Costello and local party officials.
North Carolina: In the North Carolina Governor's race, Pat McCrory leads Walter Dalton 47 to 40 percent, almost identical to his 46 to 40 percent advantage in May, according to a new PPP poll.
NRCC: The NRCC has reserved $18.2 million in post Labor Day television airtime, spread across 27 competitive districts. The committee plans to invest heavily in the Boston, Denver, Las Vegas and Sacramento, Calif., markets, with a combined $8.6 million buy.
SC-7: The state Democratic Party is calling for a runoff to take place between Glora Bromell Tinubu and Preston Brittain. South Carolina Democratic Party Chairman, Dick Harpootlian released a statement that said simply discarding the votes for Chesterfield County state representative Ted Vick was not appropriate, calling for those votes to be included in the total and for the commission to proceed with a runoff in two weeks.
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