Gingrich: Gingrich is focusing all of his attention leading up to April 24 on...Delaware. Nevermind that he was born and raised in Pennsylvania, he believes Delaware is where he can make a break through. I suppose he is counting on the O'Donnell formula: huge margins out of the more southern (in both geography and culture) counties of Kent and Sussex. Unfortunately for him, O'Donnell has endorsed Romney. Former Rep. Bob Walker, a Gingrich supporter, also seems to be hinting that Gingrich wants a big role at the convention, and that could possibly get him out of the race.
Michigan: A new EPIC-MRA poll has Obama leading Romney 47-43.
Veepstakes: Rule out Susana Martinez. She gives perhaps the most convincing denial of interest, and the hardest to back out of: "The family has to be a consideration, and for me to take [my sister] to Washington would be to separate her from ... the family that's down there, and that would be devastating," Martinez said. "I just couldn't do it." Martinez's sister has a development disability.
Americans Elect: Americans Elect, the group pushing for ballot access in all 50 states, is laying off staff to save costs and delaying its online convention to pick a Presidential/Vice Presidential nominee until May.
Indiana: Sen. Dick Lugar is under a fresh round of attack ads from both the NRA and the Club For Growth. The man has had a long, distinguished career. Why didn't he just retire gracefully and let someone more impressive than Mourdock replace him?
New Mexico: Rep. Martin Heinrich raised $490k last quarter, and had $1.6 million CoH. Hopefully he is forced to spend a big chunk of that in the primary.
Minnesota: Pete Hegseth has easily taken the fundraising lead in this race, raising $160k in his first month as a candidate.
Arizona: Businessman Wil Cardon- who is running against Rep. Jeff Flake from the right, particularly on the issue of immigration, is up with $268k of ads touting his hard line position on immigration.
Arkansas: Someone's looking ahead to 2014: Sen. Mark Pryor says he will not campaign for Obama this year. His likely opponent, Rep. Tim Griffin, has endorsed Romney.
FL-26: Businesswoman Gloria Romero Roses (D) is running against scandal plagued Rep. David Rivera (R). Democrats appear to be rallying around her, but I have to think they'd do better with a Cuban than a Colombian.
CA-02: An internal poll for Assemblyman Jared Huffman (D) shows him with a strong lead in the June primary: He leads with 24%, with no other candidate breaking 10%.
NY-18: Attorney Sean Patrick Maloney (D) raised $320k in his two months as a candidate.
FL-16: Ethically challenged Rep. Vern Buchanan (R) raised $484k last quarter and has $1.5 million CoH.
NJ-08: Rep. Steve Rothman outraised Rep. Bill Pascrell in their nasty member vs member primary battle. Rothman raised $540k in the first quarter to Pascrells's $510k. Rothman has about $1.8 million CoH; Pascrell has not released his CoH figure.
Arizona Redistricting: The DoJ has precleared the Mathismander :(