Stories You Should Know (12/4/09)

The Hill (Washington, DC)
Two of the Senate’s most ardent opponents of a public health program, Sens. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) and David Vitter (R-La.), are preparing an amendment to force members of Congress into any plan that is passed.

Review-Journal (Las Vegas, NV)
Nevadans aren’t warming up to Sen. Harry Reid, despite plenty of early advertising designed to boost his image, a new poll shows. Just 38 percent of respondents said they had a favorable opinion of the Democratic Senate majority leader, the same percentage as in October and 1 point higher than in August.

Pioneer Press (St. Paul, MN)
Former U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman (R) on Thursday denied a report that he’s raising his public profile in preparation for a possible run for Governor next year.

Salt Lake Tribune (Salt Lake City, UT)
The Salt Lake County Republican Party won’t pull the plug on primary elections, despite a push within the party to have GOP candidates picked exclusively at conventions.

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