Sarah Palin endorses Richard Mourdock against Dick Lugar
Sarah Palin picks Richard Mourdock, Mitt Romney tells the young people to go for it, Joe Biden wants a dull audience to stop being so dull and the Arizona special election is heating up.
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* Sarah Palin is backing state Treasurer Richard Mourdock over Sen. Dick Lugar in Indiana’s May 8 GOP Senate primary. “Conservatives of all stripes are uniting behind” Mourdock, she announced in a Facebook post. It’s the highest-profile endorsement yet for the primary challenger and it pits Palin against her old running-mate, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who just cut a radio ad for Lugar.
* Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney spoke to a group of college students in Ohio today, urging them to start their own businesses like his friend Jimmy John: “Take a shot, go for it, take a risk, get the education, borrow money if you have to from your parents, start a business.” The crowd was a little sleepy.
* Vice President Joe Biden woke up a drowsy crowd of donors today, telling attendees at a fundraising breakfast that “you all look dull as hell … the dullest audience I have ever spoken to.” (He got big laughs, according to a pool report.) The breakfast was with more than 200 members of the Turkish and Azerbaijani communities; tickets started at $2,500.
* Days after winning a brutal member-vs-member primary with Rep. Jason Altmire (D-Pa.), Rep. Mark Critz has been brought into the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s Frontline program for vulnerable incumbents. Critz faces a tough race for the new 12th district against Allegheny County attorney Keith Rothfus (R).
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