Stories You Should Know (6/10/10)

Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, CA)
Republicans seek early momentum as general election season starts.  As California’s general election campaign officially opened Wednesday, each party’s line of attack began to take shape, with an energized Republican Party appearing to seize the early momentum.

Washington Post (Washington, D.C.)
National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman John Cornyn on Wednesday downplayed the importance of new Nevada Senate nominee Sharron Angle’s conservative issue positions, saying the race will continue to be a “referendum” on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

The Wall Street Journal (New York, NY)
After pouring $10 million into a failed bid to deny Arkansas Sen. Blanche Lincoln her party’s nomination, national labor leaders woke up Wednesday to a chorus of questions from friends and foes alike.

Mercury News (San Jose, CA)
With results still fresh from the primary, Democratic nominee Jerry Brown wasted no time Wednesday launching the next phase of his campaign for governor by challenging Republican billionaire Meg Whitman to 10 town hall debates. Whitman countered by demanding that Brown provide his vision for the nation’s most populous state. She reminded reporters that she has released a 48-page policy book detailing her proposals.

CNN (USA)
Newly-minted U.S. Senate Republican nominee Carly Fiorina added her name Wednesday to the annals of unfortunate politicians caught by an open mic.

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