News Round-Up for June 10, 2009

The Pittsburgh Tribune Review (Pittsburgh, PA)
Democratic voters and local party officials have begun bucking the party establishment by encouraging U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak to make a run against Sen. Arlen Specter in the primary, Sestak said Monday.

The Hill (Washington, DC)
House Democratic leaders gave members their first glimpse of their version of President Obama’s healthcare overhaul on Tuesday, with liberals leaving the meeting happy and centrist Democrats walking away skeptical.

The Hill (Washington, DC)
A new survey indicates that self-identified Republicans do not feel like there is a clear leader and that a third of them do not think of the Republican Party in a “favorable-light”.

Politico (Washington, DC)
In a surprising victory State Senator Creigh Deeds crushed two opponents Tuesday to win the Democratic nomination for the Virginia Governorship.

Politico (Washington, DC)
The Republicans are getting ready for a N.Y special election in the 23rd. Democrats have picked off five GOP-held upstate House seats, whittling down the state’s GOP House delegations to just three members. Now, Democrats are eyeing McHugh’s district, which, if lost, would leave Republicans with just two of New York’s 29 House seats.


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