Hotline Sort: For Pete’s Sake

Hotline Sort: For Pete’s Sake

Welcome back to Hotline Sort. Romney wins big in Nevada while Gingrich vows to keep on campaigning. Meanwhile in Michigan, Hoekstra’s Super Bowl ad generates controversy, Biden will stump for Menendez in New Jersey and Mike Rounds is considering a 2014 Senate run in South Dakota. Here’s today’s rundown:

8) Vice President Joe Biden will raise money for Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., next month.

7) State Sen. Maggie Hassan is getting some competition in New Hampshire’s Democratic gubernatorial primary: Former state Sen. Jackie Cilley is set to announce her campaign on Tuesday.

6) Another lousy fundraising quarter for GOP New Mexico Lt. Gov. John Sanchez’s Senate campaign: he brought in just over $100,000 in the 4th quarter. The buzz that he may drop the Senate campaign for a House race is growing louder.

5) The Missouri redistricting map that was drafted by the GOP-controlled legislature was upheld by a circuit court judge on Friday. The decision can still be appealed to the Supreme Court.

As Roll Call notes, the news is bad for Democratic Rep. Russ Carnahan, who the map puts him into the same district as fellow Democratic Rep. William Lacy Clay.

4) Keep a close eye on this in South Dakota: Former GOP Gov. Mike Rounds said last week that he is giving a 2014 Senate run against Democratic Sen. Tim Johnson “serious thought,” the Rapid City Journal reported. More

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