Stories You Should Know (5/3/10)

San Francisco Chronicle (San Francisco, CA)
The Chronicle has endorsed Republican candidate and former Representative Tom Campbell, writing: “California Republicans have two solid candidates for U.S. Senate. Campbell stands out as the one with the smarts, the will and the experience to make a positive impact in Washington.”

Washington Post (Washington, DC)
Republicans are excited, but not overconfident, about their chances of victory in the ongoing vote-by-mail special race for Congress in Hawaii. The Post is also reporting that Sen. Scott Brown is using his star power to help Djou win.

CNN (USA)
Law enforcement officials early Monday pored through evidence, including a 20-second video, after a failed car bombing attempt in Times Square over the weekend.

Salt Lake Tribune (Salt Lake City, UT)
Sen. Bob Bennett’s last-ditch effort to persuade Republican delegates to give him another term in office will focus almost exclusively on his seniority in the Senate.

Google News (USA)
Internal GOP politics are profoundly affecting major policies such as immigration, health care and deficit spending, as elected Republicans shift right to fend off challengers in primary elections.

Times-Picayune (New Orleans, LA)
Calling the expanding plume of oil rising from the floor of the Gulf of Mexico a crisis of dramatic proportion, President Barack Obama told Louisiana oyster farmers and the country Sunday that the full force of the federal government was focused on assisting southeast Louisiana.

Denver Post (Denver, CO)
Republican Jane Norton’s U.S. Senate campaign today announced that, in a cost-cutting move, it was eliminating the position of press secretary. Through the end of March, the Norton campaign had raised $1.88 million and had about $643,000 cash on hand. Democratic front-runner Michael Bennet, by comparison, had raised $6.23 million and had $3.6 million on hand.

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