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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: What's going on with Beau Biden?

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Possible Delaware gubernatorial candidate Beau Biden with his father Vice President Joe Biden Leading Off: • DE-Gov: It's still anyone's guess if former Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, the son of Vice President Joe Biden, will run for governor next year. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: The man who almost beat Mike Pence is back for round two

Democrat John Gregg, who lost to Mike Pence 50-47 in 2012, is back for a rematch Leading Off: • IN-Gov: On Thursday, former state House Speaker and 2012 Democratic nominee John Gregg announced that he would seek a rematch with Republican Gov. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Earl Ray Tomblin considers an unexpected new campaign

West Virginia Democratic Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin Leading Off: • WV-03: Democrats finally lost this conservative southern West Virginia seat last year, with Republican Evan Jenkins unseating longtime Democratic incumbent Nick Rahall 55-45. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Welcome to 2016's most mysterious Senate race

Louisiana Republican Sen. David Vitter Leading Off: • LA-Sen, Gov: While Republican Sen. David Vitter has looked like the clear favorite to win this year's gubernatorial contest for a long time, it's anyone's guess who he'd appoint to his Senate seat. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Election Morning Digest: Why Andrew Cuomo needs to watch his back in 2018

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Leading Off: • NY-Gov: This would certainly be epic: New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who's used his post to actively litigate on behalf of liberal causes, apparently has not ruled out a primary challenge to Democratic Gov. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: The GOP hopes Oregon's new governor isn't as safe as she looks

Oregon's new Democratic Gov. Kate Brown Leading Off: • OR-Gov: John Kitzhaber's resignation only weeks after starting his fourth term set off a variety of cascading effects in Oregon's political scene, putting then-Secretary of State and fellow Democrat Kate Brown into the governor's chair but also setting in motion an unusual 2016 special election. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Joe Heck listens as the GOP pleads for him to run for Senate

The NRSC is hoping they can land Rep. Joe Heck Leading Off: • NV-Sen: Rep. Joe Heck has repeatedly said that he doesn't want to run for Harry Reid's open Senate seat next year, but national Republicans have never given up hope that they can change his mind. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Steve Knight might be the one who gets 'dropped on his ass'

Republican Rep. Steve Knight Leading Off: • CA-25: Republicans have held California's 25th Congressional District in northern Los Angeles County for ages, but presidential turnout might give Democrats a shot at pulling off an upset next year. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: What's up with Joe Sestak's weak fundraising quarter?

Democratic Senate candidate Joe Sestak with supporters Leading Off: • PA-Sen: Whatever your opinion of him, ex-Rep. Joe Sestak has always been a strong fundraiser, which makes his weak first-quarter haul quite surprising. Sestak pulled...Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Supreme Court tosses Republican maps in North Carolina

Leading Off: • NC Redistricting: On Monday, the Supreme Court vacated a ruling from North Carolina's highest court that had upheld Republican-drawn maps of the state's congressional and legislative districts. While we don't yet knowShow More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Joe Manchin chooses the Senate over another gubernatorial bid

West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin Leading Off: • WV-Gov, Sen: On Sunday, Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin announced that he would seek re-election to the Senate in 2018 rather than run for his old job as governor next year. The move...Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: How is Russ Feingold like Han Solo? We're stoked to see him back

I have a good feeling about this Leading Off: • WI-Sen: Sweet merciful Moses! Run, don't walk, to Marquette's new poll of their home state of Wisconsin, which finds that former Sen. Russ Feingold would beat the man who unseated him in 2010, Republican Sen. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Furious over RFRA, a legit Republican threatens to primary Pence

Indiana Republican Gov. Mike Pence Leading Off: • IN-Gov: Well, this would be fascinating. Bill Oesterle, a Republican who managed Mitch Daniels' first campaign for governor in 2004, just stepped down as CEO of the review website Angie's List—and he says he may primary the guy who succeeded Daniels, Gov. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: The Club for Growth has found their man in Florida

Republican Rep. Ron DeSantis (right) with Louisiana Sen. David Vitter Leading Off: • FL-Sen: No Republicans have entered the race to succeed presidential candidate Marco Rubio yet, but several are positioning themselves for the long contest. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Rubio gets bored of Senate after four years, does something else

Marco Rubio will depart the Senate to spend more time with his caucus-goers Leading Off: • FL-Sen: On Monday, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio confirmed that he will not seek re-election to the Senate in 2016, and will instead run for president. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Democrats zero in on an unlikely Sestak alternative

The DSCC is looking for an alternative to former Rep. Joe Sestak Leading Off: • PA-Sen: We recently learned that incoming Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer has been searching for a candidate to oppose 2010 nominee Joe Sestak in the primary, and he may have found him. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: A tea-partying ghost may haunt New Hampshire GOP again

Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte may need to watch out for an old primary rival Leading Off: • NH-Sen: Back in 2010, tea partier Ovide Lamontagne very nearly joined the ranks of nutter Senate nominees Republicans wished they weren't stuck...Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: DSCC tries to anoint Catherine Cortez Masto as Reid's successor

Catherine Cortez Masto (at left) Leading Off: • NV-Sen: On Wednesday, former Democratic Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto announced that she would run to succeed retiring Sen. Harry Reid. The DSCC quickly endorsed her and Reid gave her his support before she even publicly expressed interest. Show More Summary

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R.I.P., Roscoe P. Coletrane. That counts as politics, since Cooter was once elected to Congress, and recently made political news again, allegedly having a hand in the defeat of former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. So there ya go!...Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Rahm overpowers progressives, wins second term

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel was re-elected on Tuesday Leading Off: • Chicago Mayor: On Tuesday, voters made their selection in Chicago's mayoral runoff, and as the polls predicted, incumbent Rahm Emanuel won an easy 56-44 victory over...Show More Summary

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