Stories You Should Know (10/22/09)

Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, CA)

With budget anxieties pervading the congressional healthcare debate, the Senate on Wednesday sidetracked popular legislation that would have increased Medicare payments to doctors by nearly $250 billion over the next decade.

Statesman-Journal (Salem, OR)

Republican OR State Sen. Jason Atkinson of Central Point said Wednesday that he is putting on hold his plans to run for governor in the 2010 Republican primary.

Salt Lake Tribune (Salt Lake City, UT)

Former Congressional candidate Tim Bridgewater will formally declare his candidacy for the U.S. Senate on Thursday, joining other Republican candidates challenging three-term incumbent Sen. Bob Bennett.

Reno Gazette Journal (Reno, NV)

Former Assemblywoman Sharron Angle formally launched her bid for U.S. Senate on Wednesday, saying she is the only one in the crowded Republican primary with a “consistent conservative record”.

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