Stories You Should Know (4/8/10)

Washington Post (Washington, DC)
Fearful that a divided Democratic party could allow Honolulu City Councilman Charles Djou (R) to emerge victorious in the May 22 all-party special election in Hawaii’s 1st district, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has gone on television attacking him.

St. Petersburg Times (Tampa Bay, FL)
Recent events are feeding a surge in speculation that Crist is positioning himself to drop out of the Republican primary and run instead as an independent, which Crist denies.

Salt Lake Tribune (Salt Lake City, UT)
Sen. Bob Bennett might not make it out of a convention fight to see a primary election, said Rep. Jason Chaffetz, the last Utahn to knock an incumbent member out of Congress.

Politico (Washington, DC)
Facing a national political firestorm and criticism from local allies, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell apologized Wednesday night for not including any reference to slavery in a proclamation he issued last week honoring Confederate History Month.

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