5) In the upcoming special election to succeed former Rep. Chris Lee
(R-N.Y.), Republican Jane Corwin
the backing of the Conservative party, a big get for her campaign which now has a trifecta of endorsements from the Republican, Conservative and Independence Parties.
4) Former Florida state House Majority Leader Adam Hasner
(R) has formed
an exploratory committee for a Senate run, while former Sen. George LeMieux
(R) has been talking to campaign consultants. While the entire field will likely compare themselves to up-and-coming Sen. Marco Rubio
(R), keep an eye on Hasner, who was the only candidate to endorse Rubio from the start.
3) Former Rep. Earl Pomeroy
(D-N.D.) is mulling
a gubernatorial bid, says the North Dakota Democratic Party chairman.
2) Sen. Jim DeMint
's (R-S.C.) spokesperson tells Hotline On Call
he will not vote for the continuing resolution that would fund the government for three more weeks, joining Rubio, who on Monday also said
he would not support the measure.
1) Barbour's press secretary, Dan Turner
after it was reported that he sent emails with off-color jokes about issues ranging from the earthquake in Japan to former Attorney General Janet Reno
-- Jessica Taylor contributed to this post.