New York: A new Quinnipiac poll in New York finds Mitt Romney way ahead of Rick Santorum among GOP primary voters, 54% to 21%, with Newt Gingrich at 9% and Ron Paul at 8%. Obama leads Romney 56 to 33 percent and tops Santorum 59 to 30 percent.
Pennsylvania: A new Public Policy Polling survey in Pennsylvania shows Mitt Romney leading Rick Santorum, 42% to 37%, with Ron Paul at 9% and Newt Gingrich at 6%. In the last month, Romney has gained 17 points, going from 25% to 42%. Meanwhile Santorum's dropped 6 points, from 43% to 37%.
Santorum: The Santorum campaign is pushing back against the notion that Mitt Romney has the nomination sewn up. Santorum disputes the delegate counts being reported in the media. Santorum's camp said its internal count shows Romney with only 571 delegates while Santorum has 342. CNN's current delegate estimate, however, shows Romney with 657 and Santorum with 273. The campaign reached its version of the delegate count by making some assumptions that many experts don't believe will happen.
Florida: Rep. Connie Mack will report he raised more than $1 million in his first full quarter since entering the Senate race. Mack entered the race last November and reported raising about $750,000 at the end of the year, including about $300,000 transferred from a House account. Sen. Bill Nelson ended last year with $8.4 million in the bank.
Indiana: A new Howey/DePauw Indiana Battleground poll finds Sen. Richard Lugar leading primary challenger Richard Mourdock, 42% to 35%, with another 23% undecided. The two are evenly splitting the vote among the 72% of primary voters identifying with the Republican Party.
Tennessee: Actress and Democratic activist Park Overall filed for the US Senate seat of Sen. Bob Corker. She was best known for her former role in NBC's Empty Nest television show.
AZ-8: Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords aide Ron Barber raised $550,000 in the first seven weeks of his campaign in the special election to replace Giffords. Barber is unopposed in the Democratic primary, but four Republicans are running in the GOP primary, including Jesse Kelly, who came within 2 points of unseating Giffords in 2010.
CO-6: Rep. Mike Coffman raised $532,000 in the first quarter of the year as he prepares to battle with Democratic challenger Joe Miklosi in the 6th Congressional District. Coffman has $1.37 million in cash on hand.
MA-6: Republican Richard Tisei raised $350,000 in the first quarter in his race against Rep. John Tierney. Tisei, a former state Senator and GOP nominee for lieutenant governor, had $454,000 in cash on hand at the end of last month. In the fourth quarter of 2011, Tisei outraised Tierney $312,000 to $161,000.
PA-17 The Campaign for Primary Accountability has launched a $70,000 ad buy against Rep. Tim Holden. The ad accuses him of cozying to Wall Street interests. The group said earlier this month that it would spend $200,000 against Holden. Holden is locked in a competitive primary with Lackawanna County attorney Matt Cartwright in his redrawn district.
TN-6: Lou Ann Zelenik, who lost the 6th District Republican primary to Diane Black by 283 votes in 2010, has filed for a rematch. Zelenik's home was drawn out of the district during the remap, but she announced that she has relocated to a home inside the district.
TN-9: President Obama endorsed U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen on Thursday, hours after fellow Democrat Tomeka Hart made her run against him for the 9th District seat official. Obama waited until July in 2010 to endorse Cohen, then running against former Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton.
Indiana: In the Indiana gubernatorial race, U.S. Rep. Mike Pence has a 44 to 31% lead over former Democratic House speaker John Gregg, with 5% backing Libertarian Rupert Boneham. 71% of the general election voters have not heard of Gregg, while only 30% have not heard of Pence.