Stories You Should Know (2/3/10)

Politico (Washington, DC)
Tuesday’s too-close-to-call Democratic primary election between Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and state Comptroller Dan Hynes has set the stage for what promises to be a nasty and brutish election year for governors across the nation.

New York Times (New York, NY)
Emboldened by the response to President Obama’s face-off with House Republicans last week, the White House is intensifying its push to engage Congressional Republicans in policy negotiations as a way to share the burden of governing and put more scrutiny on Republican initiatives.

Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN)
Two Republicans and two DFLers emerged at the front of a crowded pack Tuesday in the Minnesota governor’s race.

Washington Post’s The Fix (Washington, DC)
Senate Republicans scored a major coup in their attempt to broaden the playing field this November by luring former senator Dan Coats (R) into the race against Sen. Evan Bayh  (D) in Indiana.

Daily Herald (Highland Park, IL)
RMC endorsed Republican primary candidate Beth Coulson lost a heated race to Bob Dold last night for the 10th District in Illinois. With all 511 precincts reporting, unofficial results showed Dold defeating Coulson 18,352 to 14,442.


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