National Polling: NBC/WSJ has Obama up 49-43, unchanged from a month ago. This is a rare survey where Romney trails outside the MoE, but is the preferred candidate on economic matters (40-34).
Schweitzer: Holy insensitivity. Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer said Romney can't win because, "he was born on a polygamy commune in Mexico." All things aside, this rhetoric has no place in the 21st century and Schweitzer needs to apologize. (Obama, to his credit, has denounced the comments.)
Veepstakes: Mary Fallin isn't high on many people's lists (perhaps because of a rumored affair), but the Oklahoma Governor said she would listen if Romney reached out for her. Fallin would offer a combination of legislative and executive experience. (Also, the linked article confirms that David Petraeus is not interested.)
Crossroads: 49 mill-i-on dollars for Crossroads/GPS in Q1, a huge amount that almost equals their sum from all of 2011. All of a sudden, it doesn't seem to matter that the DSCC is ahead of the NRSC by a measly few million.
Arkansas: His seat isn't up until 2014, but Mark Pryor is letting people know that he's running again. Rumors had Pryor interested in running for governor, or becoming the president of the University of Arkansas. Of course, Ben Nelson, Kent Conrad, and Olympia Snowe all said after the 2010 elections that they were definitely running, so anything can happen.
Florida: In a bit of a strange move, Connie Mack III is sending a letter to his son's supporters, attacking Florida's two largest newspapers for their liberal bias. Mack IV has suffered from some (perhaps unfair) unfavorable coverage lately.
Indiana: The state GOP is looking into whether the Mourdock campaign may have improperly used the party's database to contact voters and solicit money. The details on this one look a little foggy--it could very well be nothing. We'll keep you appraised.
Nebraska: Jon Bruning, trying to dribble out the clock in this primary, has picked up an endorsement from the Chamber of Commerce. This is now two states (Indiana) where the CoC and Club for Growth have come down on opposite sides in a GOP primary, as the Club favors Don Stenberg.
New Jersey: Mitt Romney will headline a $5K-per-plate fundraiser for Joe Kyrillos on Wednesday. Kyrillos is close to Chris Christie, who has been one of Mitt's highest-profile fundraisers, so consider this paying it forward.
West Virginia: If anyone out there is wondering what to do with their life, you should consider going to West Virginia and taking over the state GOP, because our establishment there just plain sucks. John Raese, one of our "A-listers," made the wrong kind of headlines yesterday by comparing smoking bans to Nazism.
UtahThis race is looking less likely to go to a primary, but if it does, the Salt Lake Tribune's poll says Orrin Hatch is well ahead of Dan Liljenquist, 62-20. Hatch has done an amazing job of turning it around after Bob Bennett went down in 2010. The convention is tomorrow.
IA-03: Tom Latham has reserved $1.5M in air time for this fall, perhaps teasing the cash-poor Leonard Boswell, who couldn't hope to make a buy that size unless he significantly turns his fundraising around. It's getting harder to see a Boswell win here.
IL-08: Joe Walsh and his wife have settled their case and issued a joint statement, that Walsh is not and never was a "deadbeat dad" and owes no child support. Of course Walsh isn't going to win, but it's nice to see his name cleared.
IL-13: David Gill (D), who at the moment is running against nobody, has an internal poll giving him the lead over Jerry Clarke (40-33) and Rodney Davis (41-31). Seeing as both Republicans are complete unknowns, it's not necessarily a bad result. The poll also has Obama up by 4 in the district, which he won by 11 last time.
PA-17: After Matt Cartwright accused him of going over the proverbial line in an attack ad, Tim Holden is taking the unusual step of pulling all his negative advertising. This does not seem like something a candidate ahead in the polls does.
NC-08: Ugh. Richard Hudson, who had been impressive so far in the race against Larry Kissell, went birther-curious at a town hall on Tuesday. Why??? I'm now looking at self-funding dentist Scott Keadle in this fast-approaching primary.
NY-27: Chris Collins has the Conservative Party line, removing one potential obstacle from his path (and in New York, there are always more than you think.) So long as Collins wins the primary against David Bellavia, he won't have to worry about splitting the conservative vote.
North Carolina: It's only getting uglier for the NC Dems, as party chairman David Parker is refusing to resign despite the massive sexual abuse cover-up he presided over. What makes matters worse is that the NCDP is getting ready to host the DNC in just over 4 months, and this is the absolute last thing they need going on.