Politicker NY (Albany, NY)
As voting machines are re-canvassed, Assembly Minority Leader Jim Tedisco has picked up 37 votes, evaporating Democrat Scott Murphy’s lead in the race to replace Kirsten Gillibrand in Congress, according to county election.
Washington Times (Washington, DC)
Conservatives on the 168-member Republican National Committee are pressing a reluctant RNC Chairman Michael S. Steele to call a party meeting that would focus criticism on President Obama’s stimulus package and its backers — including three Republican senators who voted for it.
Anchorage Daily News (Anchorage, AK)
Gov. Sarah Palin and the head of the Alaska Republican Party said Thursday that Sen. Mark Begich should give his Senate seat up to a special election now that prosecutors have abandoned their case against Ted Stevens.
Denver Post (Denver, CO)
U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet raised $1.37 million in the first three months of 2009, a record for a Colorado Senate candidate in an off-year before an election.
New York Times (New York, NY)
The House and Senate approved budgets of about $3.5 trillion for the government on Thursday with no Republican support.