Washington Times (Washington, DC)
State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine said Thursday he will not seek the Democratic nomination to succeed Rep. John M. McHugh in Congress, forcing party leaders to choose among far less well known and well-funded candidates to face off against state Assemblywoman Dierdre K. Scozzafava in a special election.
The Hill (Washington, DC)
Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) said on Thursday afternoon that Republicans will have an alternative healthcare reform bill to offer. The bill will provide an alternative to the Democrat’s plan while still attempting to reduce healthcare costs and allow more American’s to be covered. No date has been set for its release yet.
ABC News (Juneau, AK)
Sarah Palin’s favorability is at an all time low as she finishes the last few days of work as governor of Alaska.
The National Journal (Trenton, NJ)
Gov. Corzine of New Jersey has been caught up in the recent massive corruption investigation. A member of Corzine’s cabinet, Community Affairs Commissioner Joseph Doria, has been connected to the on going investigation.