| Veepstakes: Beth Myers, not Ed Gillespie, will head up Romney's VP search, which began with a round of talks this weekend. Myers is one of Romney's closest confidants, going back to his days as governor, and is an intriguing pick, as she's not as familiar to the party elites as someone like Gillespie would be. Meanwhile, Marco Rubio declared himself out once again.
Obama: Priorities USA, the primary Obama SuperPAC, is up on TV in Florida, Ohio, Iowa, and Virginia with an ad that blasts Romney for being rich. NWOTSOTB, but it's in response to a $1.7M Crossroads salvo.
IN-Sen: Richard Mourdock has scored another endorsement that will help him pick up money from national conservatives: William Buckley's own National Review. Mourdock, who had an impressive $875K quarter, has dusted up Dick Lugar on 2nd Amendment and residency issues and now looks favored to oust the Senator.
WI-Gov: The best news of the day is PPP's Wisconsin poll (commissioned by the Daily Kos), which finds Scott Walker at 50% against all opponents and leading by 5-12 points, with Tom Barrett coming closest. Walker has near-universal support from Republicans, and has benefited from PPP's switch to a likely voter screen, as their last RV poll showed Barrett and Falk with small leads. Barrett leads the Democratic primary by 14 over Falk, with chaos-minded Republcians preferring Doug LaFollette.
AZ-08: Jesse Kelly (R) leads Ron Barber (D), 49-45, in a new poll from National Research Inc. NRI is a Republican firm, but it's unclear who, if anyone, commissioned this poll. Barber is tied with Air Force vet Martha McSally, and has small leads over Don Sitton and Frank Antenori. The poll doesn't have numbers for tomorrow's GOP primary, in which Kelly appears to be favored.
PA-04: This is the only real contest aside from the Senate primary for the GOP in PA next week, and it looks like anyone's game. A York Dispatch poll with a small sample size has Chris Reilly at 18%, Scott Perry at 13%, and everyone else in single digits with 57% undecided.
PA-12: Joe Sestak, who ran well in the west in 2010, just endorsed Jason Altmire, who seems to have lost every other major endorsement (Bill Clinton, most notably and recently) to Mark Critz.