Happy Tuesday... with Obamacare SCOTUS hearings taking all the headlines, there is not much to report today. Hopefully this afternoon will bring us more news.
Gingrich: Newt is in it for the long hall. He intends to stay in the race until Romney gets a majority of delegates and is open to playing a role at the convention if necessary. It is unclear what exactly Newt intends to do as he is suffering on the fundraising side and is getting little attention.
More Newt: Like someone who raises taxes but spins it as something else, Newt's campaign seems to be busy spinning the $50 fee to receive a photo with Newt as a nominal donation. Yea Newt... $50 is a nominal donation. I am waiting for his team to start charging for parking.
Romney: In a sign the Romney Ad Death Star might be getting some repairs or just does not see the point of shooting ads all over Wisconsin, the ad spending in Wisconsin has narrowed to a 4 to 1 lead for Romney. Maybe this goes with the whispers I am hearing of Romney making a really big play in Pennsylvania to finish off Santorum.
Indiana-Senate: Will Indiana really be competitive if Lugar loses the primary? Without a doubt it will be more competitive than if he won, but I am not sure it will be that competitive at all.
CA-10: One of the most bizarre ballot challenges ever features Republican Congressman Jeff Denham challenging the occupational listing of his Democratic challenger, Jose Hernandez, a former NASA astronaut. Denham is challenging Hernandez's listing as an Astronaut/Scientist/Engineer.
CA-26: Linda Parks appears to have the best shot at becoming the first Independent member of the House since Bernie Sanders moved to the Senate. Parks is mounting an unconventional Independent campaign under California's top-two primary system. Under this system, there could be no Democrat on the ballot come November if she and a Republican win the primary.
Hispanics: Republicans in the Senate led by Senator Marco Rubio are pushing for a modified version of the DREAM Act to relieve some tensions that have developed with hispanic voters. I am not sure how well this will go as we have little details, but its interesting to see Rubio actually pushing something for once.
PA-Senate: Republican State Senator Jane Orie was convicted of 14 of the 24 charges she faced in a political corruption trial that seems to have turned into a saga. Supposedly Melissa Hart is measuring the drapes of her old office as she has repeatedly been rumored as a candidate to run in this dark red seat.