DeMint: While Senator DeMint might be leaving the Senate for the Heritage Foundation, his impact on congressional races might continue. DeMint is known for pushing conservative primary challengers in recent times, but he has been a long time policy wonk. Expect him to focus on policy, but still be involved.
Michigan-Right to Work: President Obama has entered the fight regarding Michigan becoming a right to work state. He obviously opposes it and local Democrats are happy he got involved in the battle unlike the Wisconsin battles of 2011 and 2012.
NRCC: The new Congress has not been seated yet, but the NRCC is busy raising funds. The lavishness of the fundraiser seems to be drawing criticism.
Latinos: One aspect of the Democratic strength among Latinos is the strength of local candidates in 2010. Specifically, Harry Reid and Michael Bennet served as blueprints for what the Obama campaign did in 2012.
RNC: Trying to figure out what went wrong in 2012, the RNC is bringing together a Growth and Opprotunity project. This group of party officials and former party officials will look at several areas for strengths and weaknesses.
Obama: As Barack Obama cannot run for President again, who will inherit his massive voter database? Nobody wants the list to disappear, but the exact details are being worked out now.
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