3) As Texas deals with what it will do about the fast-approaching Dec. 15 filing date and March primary date, in light of the Supreme Court ruling on a new Congressional map, one possibility is a primary on March 6 for statewide contests and other unaffected races and then one in May for affected campaigns, Roll Call notes
This could mean a lower turnout March primary -- which could work in favor of underdog GOP Senate candidate Ted Cruz
2) The latest United Technologies/National Journal Congressional Connection Poll
shows Americans are just as dissatisfied with Congress as they were before the wave elections of 2006 and 2010. Forty-nine percent said it was time to give a new person a chance in their district while just 31 percent said their representative has performed well enough at their job to deserve to be reelected. Not a good time to be a congressional incumbent.
1) Newt Gingrich
and Romney were both in New Hampshire on Monday -- and went after each other aggressively.
Romney said Gingrich needs to return his Freddie Mac consulting fees while the former Speaker responded that Romney should "give back all the money he earned from bankrupting companies and laying off employees over his years at Bain."
Romney's still the frontrunner in New Hampshire, but Gingrich is running second -- and first in the other early states. That spells trouble for the former governor who may need a strong performance in New Hampshire as a firewall. For his own part, Romney's attempting to put more pressure on Gingrich proclaiming that the former Speaker is the frontrunner
Meanwhile, Sen. Scott Brown
, R-Mass., got a shout out
from Gingrich while the former Speaker was in the Granite State. "Reelecting Senator Brown is a key step toward being able to repeal Obamacare," Gingrich said.
Jessica Taylor contributed