NJ-Senate: Congressman Bill Pascrell does not believe that Newark Mayor Corey Booker scares Senator Frank Lautenberg. Booker has formed an exploratory committee for a Senate run, but says he will run regardless if Lautenberg retires or not. Sounds like more of the New Jersey political establishment cannot stand Booker.
SC-1: Former Congressman and Governor Mark Sanford is going to make his bid to return to the House of Representatives official today.
MA-Senate: Democratic Congressman Michael Capuano, a favorite of progressives, will not make a run in the special election to replace the newly appointed Secretary of State, Senator John Kerry.
Incumbents: Tea party groups have been focused on three Republican Senators: Lamar Alexander, Saxby Chambliss, and Lindsey Graham, but it appears they are focused on taking on incumbent Democrats instead.
Gun Control: House Democrats are anxious to see the scope of President Obama's gun control proposals. Some fear they could endanger their reelection prospects.
WATN: Former Democratic candidate for everything, Kathy Boockvar, has been appointed General Counsel for Auditor General Eugene DePasquale.
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