4) Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, says he will not formally endorse a Senate candidate in the Democratic primary in Hawaii, but prefers Rep. Mazie Hirono and plans to vote for her. Asked by Honolulu Civil Beat if it would be fair to say that he hopes Hirono wins, Inouye replied: "I think so. I'm being honest with you." Even if it's not an official endorsement, it more or less amounts to one. It's also not surprising; the rocky relationship between Inouye and former Rep. Ed Case is no secret. 3) Former Mark Neumann's, R-Wis., Senate campaign announced on Thursday that it collected $300,000 in September. Neumann officially announced he was running on Aug. 29. He also has the ability to self-fund, though his campaign says none of the $300,000 came from the candidate himself. 2) Sarah Palin is not running for president in 2012. Palin, on Fox News Wednesday evening explaining why: "I believe I can be helping in getting true public servants elected to office, not just in the presidency, but we have 33 Senate seats coming up, we have a House of Representatives [and] we need to strengthen the numbers." 1) Nevada will hold its presidential caucuses on Jan. 14, the state Republican Party announced Wednesday. Nevada's announcement follows Florida's decision to go on Jan. 31 and South Carolina's decision to vote on Jan. 21. A possible outcome of all of this: New Hampshire could go on Jan. 3, meaning that to stay ahead, Iowa could hold their caucuses in December of this year.
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