Not much news this inauguration day but still a few notes worth considering:
IL-Sen, WATN: ex-Rep. Joe Walsh (R), who has been looking at a Senate bid, is in talks to host a radio show on Chicago's WIND.
KY-Sen: Tenesseean Ashley Judd was at the Kentucky state Ball this weekend, and maintains she is still testing the waters for a D Senate bid against Mitch McConnell. Recent reports had suggested she was more likely to wait for 2016 to take on Rand Paul.
IL-Gov: AG Lisa Madigan (D) confirms she is considering a bid.
FL-Gov: Democrats are trying to recruit former Miami mayor Manny Diaz (I) to run against Crist in the D primary.
NH-Gov, NH-Sen, NH-2: Former State House Speaker Bill O'Brien (R-Mont Vernon) is apparently considering a possible run for any of these offices. O'Brien would be an okay candidate but not a great one.
NJ-5: 1970s-era Dem Rep. Andrew Maguire (last seen losing his 1980 re-election bid and then the 1982 Senate primary to Lautenberg) has returned to Bergen County from the DC area, and may be exploring a run against Scott Garrett (R).
NV-LD-17: State Rep. Steven Brooks (D-North Las Vegas) is in jail after threatening the state assembly speaker-elect, Marilyn Kirkpatrick (D). Brooks was arrested with a loaded gun after threatening to shoot the speaker. He supported a rival candidate for Speaker and was unhappy at recieving less favorable committee assignments after his candidate lost.