Daily News Round-Up for July 8, 2009

Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, PA)

Even though he carries endorsements from the loftiest echelons of the Democratic Party, Sen. Arlen Specter appears increasingly likely to face competition for his new party’s nomination when he seeks a sixth term next year.

Washington Post (Washington, DC)

Within days of resigning from office, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) is facing a new ethics complaint, accusing her of continuing to ask for reimbursement for travel expenses for staying in her own home in Wasilla while working in Anchorage, records show.  

The Hill’s Blog Briefing Room (Washington, DC)

New Hampshire Attorney General Kelly Ayotte’s (R) potential Senate primary opponents aren’t backing down. Former Rep. Charlie Bass (R-N.H.) emphasized Tuesday that Ayotte is his friend, but he said that her candidacy for Senate wouldn’t necessarily force him to look elsewhere.

Miami Herald (Miami, FL)

He’s winning glowing praise from social extremists, but Marco Rubio’s early fundraising raises doubts about his viability in a Senate match-up against Gov. Charlie Crist.

The Hill (Washington, DC)

If you had told Reps. Virgil Goode (R-Va.), Wayne Gilchrest (R-Md.) or Terry Everett (R-Ala.) two years ago their seats would be won by Democrats in 2008, they probably would have laughed at you.

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