Daily News Round-Up for May 12, 2009

Miami Herald ( Miami , FL )

In a news release from the Republican Party of Florida e-mailed at 9:12 a.m., Gov. Charlie Crist confirmed the worst-kept secret in Florida politics: He’ll run for the seat to be vacated by the retiring U.S. Sen. Mel Martinez.

Los Angeles Times ( Los Angeles , CA )

More than 1 million immigrants became U.S. citizens last year, the largest surge in history, hastening the ethnic transformation of California ‘s political landscape with more Latinos and Asians now eligible to vote.

The Hill ( Washington , DC )

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney‘s (R) camp is not happy with Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele’s suggestion that base Republicans had a problem with the 2008 presidential candidate’s Mormonism.

New York Times ( New York , NY )
Forty-five House Democrats in the party’s moderate-to-conservative wing have protested the secretive process by which party leaders in their chamber are developing legislation to remake the health care system.

Orange County Register ( Orange County , CA )

GOP gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman continues to pull out the stops early in her campaign. She’s bringing out Sen. John McCain for a town hall at 10 a.m., May 29, in Tustin .

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