Daily News Round-Up for July 14, 2009

Politico (Washington, DC) RMC Ally Rep. Mark Kirk (IL-10) in the news

Illinois Republican Party Chairman Andy McKenna announced Monday that he will not pursue a Senate campaign if Rep. Mark Kirk wants to run, clearing the way for Kirk to face an uncontested GOP nomination.

Houston Chronicle (Houston, TX)

U.S. Texas Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison had publicly vanished from the governor’s race during the past several months, but burst back on the scene Monday with an announcement that she has $12.5 million for a campaign to knock extremist Gov. Rick Perry out of office.

The Sacramento Bee (Sacramento, CA)

In clash of two wealthy Silicon Valley titans, Meg Whitman has just upped the ante – by $15 million – in what is expected to be a free-spending race for the Republican gubernatorial nomination.

New York Post (New York, NY)

Kevin O’Connor, former US Attorney for Connecticut, is being pushed to run for governor of that state if current Republican Governor Jodi Rell does not run.

Washington Post (Washington, DC)

I am deeply concerned about President Obama’s cap-and-trade energy plan, and I believe it is an enormous threat to our economy, Sarah Palin writes in her first Washington Post op-ed.

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