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Collins' letter means swords will be out when the Republican Governors Association's annual meeting kicks off Wednesday in San Diego. The RGA meeting typically marks the beginning of the RNC chairman's race and there will be plenty of jockeying this year. Article here: Letter here: The Next Tea Party Vs. Establishment Fight: Another battle between Tea Partiers and establishment Republicans is already shaping up in Kentucky, which is still reeling from the Rand Paul-Trey Grayson Senate GOP showdown of 2010. In the 2011 governor's race, State Senate Pres. David Williams and his running mate, Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer, represent the establishment wing and are kicking off their campaign on Wednesday. On the other side, Louisville businessman Phil Moffett represents the Tea Party faction. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that Williams and Farmer are "are trying now to ingratiate themselves with the Tea Party movement" but that the divisions on display during the 2010 Senate primary remain deep. A Bloomberg-Scarborough Ticket? New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and "Morning Joe" host Joe Scarborough are considering forming an independent ticket for a presidential run in 2012, the Huffington Post's Howard Fineman reports. Fineman: "Well-placed sources tell the Huffington Post that the mayor and the host have talked about running together, with Bloomberg in the top spot." Scarborough issue a flat denial on "Morning Joe" Wednesday morning. "Mike Bloomberg and I have not talked about this directly, or indirectly," he said. Fineman: "Bloomberg, with a net worth of $20 billion and a net self-confidence of infinity, has denied that he's running for president, but he and his advisers continue to closely monitor the possibility of his doing just that. "He's all about the data," said a close friend, "and if the data ever show that he could somehow get 270 electoral votes, he'll be in it in a New York minute." Don't Miss: The Hotline's Josh Kraushaar's Wednesday column on the top 10 incumbents who stand to lose the most in the redistricting process next year. The 10: Reps. John Barrow (D-Ga.), Gary Peters (D-Mich.), Larry Kissell (D-N.C.), Betty Sutton (D-Ohio), Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), Mark Critz (D-Pa.), Reps.-elect Bobby Schilling (R-Ill.), Joe Walsh (R-Ill.), Jeff Landry (R-La.), Bill Johnson (R-Ohio) and Bob Gibbs (R-Ohio) (those last two are a tie).

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