Political News Summary: Feb. 11

Roll Call reports that Rep. Brad Carson, a conservative Democrat from Oklahoma, has returned contributions from Senator Hillary Clinton's PAC. "The Congressman acknowledged that Clinton is still enough of a lightning rod in some parts of Oklahoma that he thought it would be better to not accept her money." ( http://www.rollcall.com/pages/news/00/2002/02/news0211c.html )

New Hampshire's US Senate race is generating almost as much attention as its Democratic primary will in 2004: a Triple S Derby between Shaheen, Smith, and Sununu. The big unknown in this race: each candidate is charismatic and flawed in his or her own way, and there's lots of time between now and November.

The Nashua Telegraph 's Landigran gives his analysis: ( http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/main.asp?FromHome=1&TypeID=1&ArticleID=50214&SectionID=25&SubSectionID=354

The Boston Globe reviews how the Mideast has infiltrated the debate in the GOP primary. ( http://www.boston.com/dailyglobe2/042/nation/Mideast_tinge_to_N_H_race+.shtml )

A New Hampshire editorialist's cartoon showing a "Bush Budget" airplane slamming into twin towers labeled "Social Security" "raised Bush's ire," according to the Associated Press. ( http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/Main.asp?SectionID=25&SubSectionID=354&ArticleID=50232

Bob Novak's sources tell him that the Club for Growth, the free-market interest group that likes to advertise in high-profile races, will run ads AGAINST likely Iowa GOP Senate nominee Greg Ganske. Why? Because a new candidate, a hog farmer named Bill Salier, appears to have better pro-growth creds than Dr. Ganske — who, to Novak's ire, dared to support the Democrats in their desire to regulate HMOs. The GOP nominee will face Senator Tom Harkin in November. ( http://www.townhall.com/columnists/robertnovak/rn20020209.shtml )

Finally, The Des Moines Register 's David Yepsen says that Iowa needs more — not fewer — tax cuts. ( http://desmoinesregister.com/news/stories/c5917686/17265143.html )

This Miami Herald lead speaks for itself: "Florida's election supervisors fear that delays by the Legislature in creating new voting districts could create another national embarrassment for the state in November. Finalization of those district lines — which might not come till summer — will set in motion a daunting and time-consuming series of projects that must go smoothly for the state to begin to clear the stigma of the 2000 presidential vote."

( http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/2645918.htm )

Janet Reno worked hard this weekend to try and gain the support of two constituencies she needs the most: African American voters and union voters. The former might be easier — her pro affirmative-action speech went well — but the latter is getting difficult, particularly because many of the state's politically savvy unions don't think she can beat Gov. Jeb Bush. ( http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/orl-locreno11021102feb11.story )?coll=orl%2Dhome%2Dheadlines )

It was kind of a rough weekend for the White House's favorite California gubernatorial candidate, Richard Riordan, and a lovely weekend for conservative Republican Bill Simon, who "won the hearts" of the California state GOP convention, which may well give him a boost in the primary race.

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