Daily News Round-Up for June 24, 2009

Philadelphia Business Today (Philadelphia, PA) RMC Ally Rep. Mike Castle (DE-AL) in the News

Rep. Mike Castle (R., Del.) turns 70 next month, and he’s facing a tough career decision. “They’ve asked me to run for the Senate as a Republican. I don’t know if I’m going to do that.”

 The Hill (Washington, DC)

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is moving forward with a floor vote on climate change legislation this week even though many Democrats are undecided on the controversial bill.

 Salt Lake Tribune (Salt Lake City, UT)

Lt. Gary Herbert hasn’t even been sworn in as governor yet and already there is a movement afoot in the Utah Republican Party to challenge him in the 2010 special election. GOP sources are buzzing about a draft Kirk Jowers movement. The plan is for Jowers to run for governor and Josh Romney, the son of 2008 presidential candidate Mitt Romney, to run as his lieutenant-governor running mate.

 USA Today (USA)

President Obama delivered his harshest criticisms of Iran, saying Tuesday he is “appalled and outraged” by the killings of protesters and questioning for the first time the “legitimacy” of the June 12 presidential election.

 The State (Columbia, SC)

S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford arrived in the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport this morning, having wrapped up a seven-day visit to Buenos Aires, Argentina, he said. Sanford said he had not been hiking along the Appalachian Trail, as his staff said in a Tuesday statement to the media.

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