Georgia: Rep. Paul Broun looks like he is making moves to challenge Sen. Saxby Chambliss in the Republican primary. Broun attacked Chambliss for his position on the debt crises and taxes, saying "He seems to want to raise taxes on people, and he also wants to continue spending. So I don't know if he does or not, you'll have to ask him."
Alabama: Sen. Jeff Sessions, 66, says he is running for a 4th term in 2014.
NRCC: The NRCC has released its first list of targets in the 2014 cycle:
Ron Barber (D-Ariz.)
John Barrow (D-Ga.)
Ann Kirkpatrick (D-Ariz.)
Jim Matheson (D-Utah)
Mike McIntyre (D-N.C.)
Collin Peterson (D-Minn.)
Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.).
Peterson and Rahall are more second tier opportunities, but make the list because both are retirement possibilities, as is Barber. Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-FL) and Rep. Carol Shea Porter (D-NH) are notable admissions.
Here is a full list of the NRCC's top 40 targets. It's a pretty extensive list, including relatively safe members like Pete DeFazio (OR-04) and Carolyn McCarthy (NY-04).
FL-18: Speaking of Patrick Murphy, Allen West has ruled out a rematch with him. Former Senate President Mike Haridopolos, who lives just outside the district but repped much of it in the Senate, could run. He has $1.4 million in a federal campaign account from his aborted 2012 Senate campaign.
Florida Gov: PPP finds Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) in serious peril for 2014. Scott has an atrocious 33/57 approval rating, including just 49/38 among Republicans. He trails Democrats Charlie Crist 55-39 (!), Alex Sink 47-40, DWS 44-42, and former Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio 43-49. He narrowly leads current Tampa Mayor Buddy Dyer and Sen. Nan Rich 41/37. In the Dem primary, Crist leads his nearest opponent, Sink, 52-18. For Republicans, Scott would trail Allen West 38/37, but leads Pam Bondi 49-25.
Illinois Gov: Gov. Pat Quinn (D) raised $300k in the last quarter of 2012 and begins the 2014 cycle with $1 million cash on hand. He will need it, if he even runs, as he faces a competitive primary and general. One potential primary challenger, AG Lisa Madigan, has $3.6 million in the bank. Likely Republican candidate, Treasurer Dan Rutherford, has $600k.
Maryland Gov: Blaine Young, chairman of the Frederick County Board of Commissioners and a potential 2014 Republican Gov candidate, exceeded his fundraising goal of $300k for the 4th quarter, raising $450k.
NYC-Mayor: Council Speaker Christine Quinn continues to be a huge favorite to be the city's next mayor, its first LGBT and first female Mayor. She leads 35-11-10-9 over Public Advocate BIll deBlasio, 2009 candidate and former Comptroller Bill Thompson, and current Comptroller John Liu. On the Republican side, former MTA Chief Joe Lhota leads with 23%. He trails all Democrats by large margins.