Maine: A survey from the Maine People's Resource Center tested the US Senate race as well as both House districts. Independent former Gov. Angus King is way ahead in a three way race for Senate, while Democrat incumbents lead in both House contests.
Massachusetts: Sen. Scott Brown raised $3.4 million in the first three months of 2012 and has stockpiled $15 million to use in his race with Democrat Elizabeth Warren. Warren released partial numbers on Wednesday, announcing she had raised $2.5 million in Massachusetts during the quarter.
MN-2: A third DFLer has entered the race against Republican Rep. John Kline. Dakota County Commissioner and former South St. Paul Mayor Kathleen Gaylord on Thursday filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission. Gaylord joins former Eagan State Rep. Mike Obermueller and Northfield City Councilor Patrick Ganey as candidates seeking the DFL endorsement to run against Kline.
New York: April 2012 party registration figures for New York's new congressional districts.
PA-12: Rep. Jason Altmire raised slightly more than Mark Critz in the pre-primary reporting period. Altmire brought in $330,000 from Jan. 1 through April 4, while Critz raised $285,000. Altmire has reported raising $1.5 million so far this cycle, and Critz's most recent haul brings his campaign fundraising total to just more than $1.1 million.
Tennessee: The Filing deadline was yesterday in Tennessee. Federal and state candidates at the link.
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