PA-Gov: Sen. Bob Casey refused to rule out a run for Governor over the weekend, but he has in the past sounded very unlikely to run...for now.
SC-Sen B: Speculation that Gov. Nikki Haley will appoint Rep. Tim Scott is heating up today, with her announcing she will not appoint a "placeholder" to the seat and that she will hold a press tomorrow at noon in Charleston, Scott's home.
FL-Gov: DGA Chair Peter Shumlin is sending some not so subtle signals to potential FL Gov candidates that he supports Charlie Crist, saying "He's an incredibly capable leader...But having said that, everybody knows he was a great governor, led Florida with tremendous vision and is focused on jobs and job creation. So if he's a candidate, we would welcome him to the club. Charlie is a very strong candidate."
WA- St. Sen: Democratic Sens. Rodney Tom and Tim Sheldon are joining with Republicans to control the WA Senate, with Tom as Majority Leader. The move takes the Democrat's 26-23 majority and essentially turns the Senate to a 25-24 Republican advantage.
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