Pennsylvania: Bad news for Rick Santorum. The latest Franklin & Marshall poll has Rick Santorum up 30 to 28 over Mitt Romney. Santorum has lost 13 points off his edge since February. In terms of support, Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick has officially announced his support of Romney.
Santorum: Is Rick Santorum hurting himself and Mitt Romney by staying in the race as long as possible? It appears he is not just hurting Romney, but his chances at being considered a candidate in 2016.
More Santorum: As the campaign continues, Rick Santorum's chances at becoming the vice presidential nominee look slimmer. Santorum has always been a long shot for the vice presidential nomination, but it appears his continued campaigning is not helping his cause.
Romney: While the primary season officially continues, Romney's backers are quietly amassing a warchest for the general election. With the inevitability of Romney becoming clearer to the big money types, Romney is supposedly raking in the dough needed for the general election fight against President Obama.
More Romney: Speaking of fundraising, Romney's Super PAC machine appears to be designed for one purpose... running attack ads. I wonder if this pattern of using super pacs to do your dirty work will be a trend we see going forward.
Even More Romney: Speaking of the Romney Death Star, Restore our Future, is running ads in the April northeastern primary states including Pennsylvania. Not monster buys, but he is preparing the battlefield for war.
Newt: This is never a good sign. Newt Gingrich has replaced his campaign manager and laid off staff. I did not know Newt still had a campaign and staff following him around. I thought he had returned to the meager existence he had for so long awhile ago.
Super-PACS: Beware of the super pacs... congressmen and want to be congressmen seem to be very concerned with being attacked by super pacs with little to no connection to their home districts. I think this also has the chance of backfiring on those who the super pacs support. At some point a candidate is going to get blamed for the ads a third party runs that are over the top, but had no control over.
MD-6: In the race to be the guy who flips MD-6 to the Democrats, State Senate Majority Leader Rob Garagiola's chances are coming into question as banker John Delaney is giving him a run for his money. Delaney is engaging in an ad war while Garagiola has stayed off the airwaves.
PA-12: The Machine has spoken. Well it cannot deliver any votes for Congressman Mark Critz in his member v. member primary against Congressman Jason Altmire, but the boss of the Philadelphia Democratic Party and RRH redistricting favorite, Bob Brady, has donated to Critz. Altmire should use this as an opening to attack Critz for being a tool of the Philadelphia machine, an always popular theme in western Pennsylvania.