Gallup: Mitt Romney has reached an all time high of 42 percent in Gallup's daily tracking poll. Romney sits at 42 percent, up three, while Santorum is down to 27 percent and Newt flirting with 11 percent. With Romney's three point jump, he now has a 5 point lead on Santorum and Gingrich combined nationally.
Senate-National Journal: The National Journal has its monthly Senate rankings out on the seats most likely to flip. Based off their numbers, the Republican odds of taking the Senate seem pretty realistic at this point. They rank Nebraska, North Dakota, and Maine as the states most likely to flip. Ranking Maine is not easy as its not clear what Independent Angus King will do.
Doheny: Matt Doheny thought he could deny the first set of bad pictures away, but now we got video of him being a naughty boy. One must ask why New York politicians cannot behave themselves.
PA-Legislature: Next week there will be debate and a likely vote on a constitutional amendment to cut the Pennsylvania House of Representatives by 50 seats. This is the first vote needed in the process to amend the State Constitution. It must also pass the Senate this year then be passed by both chambers again next session for it to appear on the ballot. The bill appears to have broad bipartisan support.
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