Daily News Round-Up for April 1, 2009

Albany Times Union (Albany, NY)

The race in the 20th Congressional District between Republican Jim Tedisco and Democrat Scott Murphy is too close to call. With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Murphy leads Tedisco by only 59 votes, 77,344 to 77,285.

St. Paul Pioneer Press (St. Paul, MN)

With a unanimous decision to examine only 400 more rejected absentee ballots, a Minnesota elections court Tuesday made it virtually impossible for Republican Norm Coleman to win his current challenge to Democrat Al Franken’s lead in the U.S. Senate race.

Anchorage Daily News (Anchorage, AK)

Its official: Gov. Sarah Palin is out as the headliner at the one of the biggest Republican gatherings of the year, the Senate-House dinner in Washington D.C.

San Jose Mercury News (San Jose, CA)

In the strongest signal yet of her political ambitions, Carly Fiorina said Tuesday that she is “seriously considering” challenging U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer in next year’s California Senate race.

Washington Post (Washington, DC)

The Justice Department filed court papers this morning asking a federal judge to toss out the conviction of former Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) on corruption charges.

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