Daily News Round-Up for July 7, 2009

Chicago Tribune (Chicago, IL) RMC Ally Rep. Mark Kirk (IL-10) in the news

North Shore Republican Congressman Mark Kirk, who has been contemplating a costly run for the U.S. Senate or governor, reported Monday that he has built up a campaign war chest of more than $1 million.

Anchorage Daily News (Anchorage, AK)

Gov. Sarah Palin, three days after abruptly announcing she would resign as governor, said Monday that she did it because ethics complaints and politically ambitious state legislators would have been paralyzing.

The State (Columbia, SC)

After nearly four hours of discussion Monday evening, leaders of the South Carolina Republican Party voted to censure Gov. Mark Sanford, reprimanding him for secretly leaving the state to visit his lover in Argentina.

Silver City Sun News (Silver City, NM)

Former Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce wants to return to Congress. Pearce announced Monday he intends to seek New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District seat, which he held from 2002 through 2008 and is now held by Rep. Harry Teague, a Democrat.

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