Daily News Round-Up for April 6, 2009

Associated Press (USA)

The staid Capitol Hill Club dining room was quiet. Except for former Rep. Rob Simmons, who is taking on Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT).

Roanoke Times (Roanoke, VA)

Virginia Republicans took the extraordinary step of dumping extremist Chairman Jeff Frederick on Saturday, hoping to put an end to a tumultuous, 10-month period marked by missteps, controversy and defeat at the polls.

New York Daily News (New York, NY)

Officially, Rudy Giuliani says he won’t decide until the fall whether to run for governor next year. Unofficially, his schedule reveals a man who’s keeping his options open – very open.

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

Former U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman is no longer denying the FBI has contacted him in its inquiry into allegations that a longtime friend and benefactor tried to funnel $100,000 his way via his wife’s employer.

The Buffalo News (Buffalo, NY)

A familiar figure in New York politics who has evaded the spotlight for almost a decade surfaced in Buffalo on Saturday as he explores a possible Republican campaign for governor.

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