Daily News Round-Up for July 21, 2009

Chicago Tribune (Chicago, Ill) RMC Ally Rep. Mark Kirk in the News

RMC ally Congressman Mark Kirk (IL-10) has announced he is running for the Senate seat previously held by President Obama. Kirk said his record as a moderate on social issues shows he is “not an ideologue or party partisan.”

Politico (Washington, DC) RMC Ally Sen. Susan Collins in the News

RMC ally Senator Susan Collins (ME) has become the fourth Republican to commit her support for SCOTUS nominee Sonia Sotomayor, a strong indication that Sotomayor’s confirmation will proceed smoothly. “.based on my review of her record, my assessment of her character, and my analysis of her adherence to precedent, Judge Sotomayor warrants confirmation to the high court,” Collins said.  

The New York Times (New York, NY)

Republicans have the opportunity to make large gains in the 2010 gubernatorial elections and also have the possibility of picking up a handful of House seats currently held by Democrats. There are 39 governor’s seats open in 2010 and officials from both parties believe that Republicans have an almost guaranteed chance of winning at least three.

The Huffington Post (USA)

When questioned by reporters if he thought President Obama’s healthcare plan resembled socialism, RNC Chairman Michael Steele responded with a resounding “yes.”  Steele continued, “Mr. President, you are putting your party’s entire big-government wish list on America’s credit card, but that card comes with a bill. It is more debt our children will have to pay because this reckless administration has an unrestrainable urge to splurge.”

Politics Daily (USA)
Today Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans delayed the panel’s vote on the confirmation of SCOTUS nominee Sonia Sotomayor, claiming they needed more time to review her testimony to the committee. The committee is scheduled to vote next Tuesday followed by the full Senate.


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