Effort to recall Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder dies
Rick Snyder recall effort dies, Rick Scott is getting more unpopular, Obama clarifies his comments on the economy and Elizabeth Warren says she won’t back down.
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* In the wake of Wisconsin Democrats’ humiliating recall defeat, a group in Michigan attempting to recall Gov. Rick Snyder (R) has given up the ghost. But that effort never looked likely to get past the petition-gathering phase. More likely, the labor showdown in Michigan will be over a ballot amendment, as in Ohio last year.
* A new Public Policy Polling survey suggests Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s popularity is dropping again — among Republicans as well as Democrats. The governor has sunk to 31 percent in polls, and he would lose to barely-known Democrat Nan Rich by 12 points. Only 53 percent of Republicans approve of his job performance, down from 60 percent in April.
* Republicans are jumping all over Obama for saying “the private sector is doing fine” in his press conference this morning. The president was trying to push congressional Republicans to act on public sector job losses. But that message will likely not get much traction, and this press conference clearly did not do much to turn around Obama’s bad week. Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney quickly called Obama’s statement an “extraordinary miscalculation” that will “go down in history.” Obama clarified later in the day, saying, “It is absolutely clear the economy is not doing fine.”
* Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren (D) got an enthusiastic reception at Netroots Nation,
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