Rubio: Time does a profile of the immigrant background of Florida Senator Marco Rubio and how it impacts his political stances and his role in helping the Republican Party.
MA-Sen: William "Mo" Cowan was sworn into the US Senate today by Vice President Biden. Cowan will serve until a winner is declared in the June special election to replace Secretary of State Kerry.
More MA-Sen: Republican State Representative Dan Winslow announced his candidacy for the June special election on Thursday. Winslow has until March 6 to file 10,000 certified signatures of registered Republicans and unaffiliated voters to make the primary ballot.
GA-Sen: Congressman Paul Broun is known for his heated rhetoric, but he is taking a more reserved tone on the campaign trail as he is focusing on his fiscal conservative credentials. I think this is a smart strategy by Broun. There is a strong faction within the Georgia GOP that will want a candidate who focuses on fiscal issues and it plays to Broun's strengths over his weaknesses. We will see how long this lasts.
CA-35: Former Representative Joe Baca wants back in Congress and he wants revenge against current Representative Gloria Negrete McLeod who defeated Baca by 12 points in the top-two Democratic battle royale in November. Roll Call goes into depth how this feud is nothing new and few are surprised Baca wants back.
MI-12: Congressman John Dingell has come out with serious reservations to the recommendations of Vice President Biden's gun panel. Dingell, whose largely voted with the NRA except the previous assault weapons ban, has expressed skepticism of the effectiveness of an assault weapon ban. If the President cannot get the likes of Dingell on board, any gun control legislation is DOA.
IA-1: With Representative Bruce Braley running for Senate, the floodgates have opened among potential candidates. Roll Call looks at several candidates on both sides for this Democratic leaning seat.
IL-2: Cook County Chief Administrative Officer Robin Kelly has released the first ad of the IL-2 special election. She is focusing on gun issues, which are big in violence plagued Chicago neighborhoods of IL-2.
NJ-Gov: Further evidence that Governor Chris Christie has strong bipartisan support for his reelection bid: State Senator and Union City Mayor Brian Stack (D) has endorsed Christie for reelection. Stack has a significant say over the Hudson County Democratic machine, but don't start betting Christie will carry Hudson County.
FL-Gov: Former GOP strategist Roger Stone is exploring a Libertarian bid for Florida Governor. He seems to be interested in running on a liberty agenda including cutting spending, legalizing pot, gay marriage, abortion, and open borders.
NE-Gov: Nebraska State Treasurer Don Stenberg is not giving up on a promotion as he is considering a run for Governor in 2014. In case you forgot, Stenberg ran for Senate last year and lost the primary. Stenberg is up for Treasurer and planned to run for that office again until Lt. Gov. Rick Sheehy resigned last week.
PA County Parties: Politics PA explores the best county party chairs on both sides in Pennsylvania. No real huge surprises there as it highlights the state's machine driven politics.
Redistricting: Here is a very interesting piece on the Canadian redistricting process and how gerrymanders still arise under their system in the eyes of some.