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2009/2010: Rove and Christie…

NEVADA: "Rep. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) has decided not to challenge Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) in 2010, according to a source with knowledge of Heller's decision."

NEW JERSEY: While it's not clear that New Jersey voters are ready to hear a counter-argument about anything from Jon Corzine, he has more material in his attempt to tie GOP nominee Chris Christie to Bush -- thanks to testimony from Karl Rove that the one-time GOP political mastermind would occasionally chit-chat with Christie about his political future.  

In an interview yesterday with the Newark Star-Ledger, Karl Rove confirmed that he had spoken with Republican gubernatorial candidate Chris Christie about running in 2009. "I talked to him twice in the last couple of years…not regarding his duties as U.S. Attorney, but regarding his interest in running for governor." 
 
By the way, if Obama is only at 56% for his job approval in New Jersey, Corzine better look for some new coattails to grasp on.