Stories You Should Know (6/4/10)

The Hill (Washington, DC)
The White House press secretary said Thursday that President Barack Obama was unaware of the administration’s outreach to Colorado Senate candidate Andrew Romanoff, who was approached about the possibility of a job in an effort to keep him out of the Democratic primary.

New York Times (New York, NY)
President Obama canceled his trip to Australia, Indonesia and Guam late Thursday night as oil continued to stream into the Gulf of Mexico in what he has called the worst environmental disaster in American history.

Sacramento Bee (Sacramento, CA)
GOP U.S. Senate hopeful Tom Campbell has gone back on the air in the final days of the primary. Campbell’s spot hinges on the results of a recent USC-LA Times poll, which showed Campbell the only candidate beating Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer in a hypothetical general election match-up. The poll found that Campbell would beat Boxer, 45-38. Boxer beat Fiorina in the hypothetical match-up 44-38.

The State (Columbia, SC

Lexington state Sen. Jake Knotts called political rival and Republican gubernatorial candidate Nikki Haley a “raghead” on an Internet political talk show Thursday evening.

Chicago Tribune (Chicago, IL)
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mark Kirk accepted responsibility Thursday for a series of misstatements about his Navy Reserve career.

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