‘02 nominee Katrina Swett (D) is likely to run for the open seat. Swett, in an interview with The Hotline while in DC today: “I’m moving pretty strongly in that direction. Very, very strongly.”
On why she has not been more active: “To some degree, my professional responsibilities with the Lantos Foundation have crowded out a little bit of time I might otherwise have been focused on campaign stuff. … I’m pretty gung-ho about turning my attention to other matters.”
Swett is likely to announce her plans after 1/1. She has $870K in the bank after her brief ‘08 SEN bid (Hotline reporting, 12/3).
Catch A Shooting Star?
MN Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R) is hosting a 12/16 event for NH state Senate GOPers next month, and ex-Rep. Jeb Bradley (R) is on the host cmte (Toeplitz, “Eye on 2010,” CQ, 11/30).
Meanwhile, state Rep. John DeJoie (D) officially announced his bid 12/1 (Schoenberg, Concord Monitor, 12/1).