SC-Sen A, B: Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R) says he won't challenge Sen. Lindsey Graham in the Republican primary and he also will not challenge any of his House colleagues if Gov. Nikki Haley chooses one for DeMint's seat.
Gubernatorial Elections: Governing magazine takes a look at the 2013-2014 Gubernatorial cycle and they find that Arizona, Arkansas, Hawaii, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Virginia are the second tier of competitive elections, after Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Maine, Rhode Island. Of these, only 5 are currently held by Democrats while 9 are Republican-held.
PA-Gov: Add another Democrat to the list of people looking to challenge Gov. Tom Corbett: SWPA Sen. Tim Solobay.
IL-02: Chicago Alderman Sandi Jackson, wife of Jesse Jr., will not run in the special election to succeed her husband.
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