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The blotter

The East Valley Tribune, one of Arizona's most conservative papers, calls for Rep. Rick Renzi to resign in an editorial. "We have no idea if Renzi is guilty of any wrongdoing. But we do know the FBI investigation already is hampering Renzi's representation of the 1st Congressional District, which reaches across a vast swath of northern Arizona. He has stepped away from all of his committee assignments and made himself largely unavailable for comment… The better choice, the honorable choice, would be for Renzi to step aside and let someone else come forward to represent his district and our state in Congress.

Meanwhile, the Washington Post reported over the weekend that the DCCC has established an AZ-01 Special Election Fund. If/when there is a special election to replace Renzi, the fund will ensure that the Democratic candidate benefits from an immediate infusion of funds for the general election.