FLORIDA: "Former Arkansas governor and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee (R)
on Tuesday lit into the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) for endorsing Gov. Charlie Crist over another Republican in Florida's open Senate race. Huckabee announced his official support for former state House Speaker Marco Rubio (R) in a video Tuesday. In an interview with The Hill, he criticized the NRSC for turning its back on a true conservative. 'I'm disgusted that they would take a position in a hotly contested race when you have a quality candidate like Marco Rubio, who was the youngest Speaker in the Florida House,' Huckabee said. 'This is not just some nameless, faceless guy that decided to throw his name in, who had no chance and no credibility.'"
NEW JERSEY: "Corzine is ready to file a brief in support of an existing lawsuit claiming the 1992 federal sports betting ban is unconstitutional, a source said on Tuesday," per ESPN.
The move comes after state Sen. Ray Lesniak filed a lawsuit shortly after neighboring Delaware moved to reinstate sports betting there. Corzine's appears to be "reacting to Delaware approving it, the nationwide financial crisis and a recent poll indicating the majority of New Jersey residents want it."
VIRGINIA: Ad wars: Republican Bob McDonnell will launch a new campaign ad in markets across Virginia later this week. Although his opponent Creigh Deeds does not plan to retaliate with his own spot, his campaign manager emailed supporters, saying it signals the concerns of McDonnell and national Republicans about the race. McDonnell's spokesman reproached Deeds for "going negative right at the start of this campaign. Virginia wants new ideas, not baseless attacks."