FLORIDA: "The Florida Education Association, the state's largest teachers union, is running a 30-second television ad in Tallahassee Thursday thanking [Gov. Charlie] Crist and pushing for collaboration on future education reform efforts," the Miami Herald writes.
"Billionaire real estate developer and financier Jeff Greene is mulling whether to enter the Democratic Senate primary in Florida," the Washington Post reports. Greene made a fortune pioneering credit default swaps, the Post adds, but his connections to characters like Mike Tyson and Heidi Fleiss seem to make him a "ripe target for political opponents."
MARYLAND: The Washington Post chronicles incumbent Gov. Martin O'Malley's taxpayer funded jaunts around the state, observing that he's "continuing a long tradition enjoyed by incumbents before him [by] taking full advantage of his status as Maryland's sitting governor to blur the line between policy and politics heading into November's election, political observers say."
MASSACHUSETTS: The Boston Globe profiles the gubernatorial candidate Tim Cahill, a former Democrat-turned-independent.
NEVADA: "U.S. Senate candidate Sue Lowden said Thursday Harry Reid is trying to make her look bad over remarks which included suggesting a return to the barter system with doctors," the Nevada Appeal writes.
UTAH: "In jeopardy of being swept from office by a torrent of frustration with Washington from conservative activists, Sen. Bob Bennett made a vigorous case at a debate Wednesday night for why he should retain his seat," the Salt Lake Tribune writes. "Bennett, in his 18th year in the Senate, sought to distance himself from the image of a Washington insider, saying he was a businessman most of his career."