MA-Sen, MA-Gov: Brown needles Rep. Ed Markey (D-Bethesda Malden) on his residency status, and says Democrats are "making it awfully tempting" for him to run for the Senate again. Meanwhile at the Herald, conservative columnist Joe Battenfeld advocates a Brown run for Governor instead.
SC-1: Haley officially schedules the special election to replace Sen-designate Tim Scott (R) for: March 19 - Primary, April 2 - Runoff, General - May 7. March 19 is probably the key date here, as some Republican will likely enter a runoff with ex-Gov Sanford, and then probably breeze past him and any D sacrificial lamb.
More SC-1: 2010 candidate and newly elected State Sen. Paul Thurmond (R-Charleston), son of Strom, will not run for Tim Scott's seat. Thurmond would have been a front-runner had he entered.
AR-Gov: Food Company Executive Curtis Coleman (R), who ran for Senate in 2010, has opened up a gubernatorial exploratory committee. Coleman is considered a very weak candidate.
NYC-Mayor: Council Speaker Christine Quinn (D) will keep police commissioner Ray Kelly on board if she is elected mayor. Her most prominent Dem rival, 2009 nominee Bill Thompson, has vowed to replace Kelly.
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