Daily News Round-Up for April 8th, 2009

Anchorage Daily News (Anchorage, AK)

Gov. Sarah Palin plans to raise money for the re-election campaign of Alaska Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski, and hopes to end speculation she might challenge Murkowski in the primary for the U.S. Senate next year.

Bloomberg News (USA)

Republican Norm Coleman’s dwindling chances of reclaiming his U.S. Senate seat largely depend on a broad reading of the Supreme Court’s Bush v. Gore decision, a ruling the court itself said should be applied sparingly.

Chicago Tribune (Chicago, IL)

Democratic Cook County Commissioner Mike Quigley claimed victory tonight in the 5th District race to replace Rahm Emanuel in Congress.

St. Petersburg Times (Tampa Bay, FL)

Outgoing agriculture commissioner Charles Bronson confirms to bloggers that he’s seriously looking at running for governor if Charlie Crist runs for Senate.

Chicago Sun-Times (Chicago, IL)

A congressional ethics board has launched a preliminary inquiry into U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.), related to President Obama’s vacant Senate seat and the corruption investigation of ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich, the Chicago Sun-Times has learned.

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