The Scan — November 19, 2013

Republicans blocked the nomination of Robert Wilkins to sit as a judge on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, and the DSCC raised $4.8 million last month, outpacing the $3.8 million collected by the NRSC.
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Nov. 18, 2013, 3:42 p.m.

A “bare-ches­ted” NJ Gov. Jon Corz­ine (D) is re­cov­er­ing “from his crush­ing” Elec­tion Day de­feat on “the heal­ing sands” of St. Barts, where he was spot­ted this week­end “smooch­ing” with his “bikini-clad gal pal,” psy­cho­ther­ap­ist Shar­on Elghanay­an, 64. The two ar­rived “by private plane” 11/6 and “ren­ted a villa,” and “after eat­ing lunch at a posh res­taur­ant, they took a stroll along the wa­ter, then stopped to catch some rays.”

While “his im­me­di­ate plans are clearly to re­lax and get a tan, it’s not clear what the fu­ture holds” for Corz­ine, al­though “some have spec­u­lated” that the ex-Gold­man Sachs CEO “will head back to Wall Street” (Mon­tefin­ise, New York Post, 11/8).

It’s also “un­clear wheth­er the bearded Mid­west­ern nat­ive with the down-to-earth de­mean­or and the sweat­er vests” will be re­membered “more for his le­gis­lat­ive ac­com­plish­ments or for the car wreck that nearly took his life” in ‘07. Some “ob­serv­ers” say Corz­ine’s “ac­com­plish­ments — or lack there­of — must be viewed in the con­text of a bru­tal na­tion­wide re­ces­sion” (Lu, Phil­adelphia In­quirer, 11/6).


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