ARKANSAS: "Sen. Blanche Lincoln and Lt. Gov. Bill Halter, her chief rival for the Democratic nomination, on Saturday condemned an advertisement that uses Indian actors and images to raise claims that Halter outsourced jobs to India," the AP reports. "The ad, reportedly made by a Virginia-based group called Americans for Job Security, began appearing on various websites Friday night."
CALIFORNIA: "Republican gubernatorial candidate Steve Poizner said Sunday he now supports Arizona's tough immigration law after previously opposing it, and he applauds California's neighbor for taking action where the federal government failed to do so," the San Jose Mercury News reports. "Poizner, the state insurance commissioner, said he previously had concerns that the law encouraged racial profiling, but supports it now that Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has approved some changes to the measure."
FLORIDA. Charlie Crist told National Review Online that Joe Lieberman provided the inspiration for Crist's indie bid. "[Lieberman] told me that [going independent] is the most liberating thing," Crist says. "He was right. I'm much happier now, to be perfectly candid."
On "Meet the Press," Crist "would not say Sunday which party he'd caucus with if elected to the Senate. Crist, who left the Republican Party this week to pursue an independent bid for the state's open Senate seat, said he would be open to voting for a Democrat as majority leader. 'I'll caucus with the people of Florida,' Crist said."
HAWAII: "Honolulu City Councilman Charles Djou has the advantage in the special election for Congress, a new Hawai'i Poll has found, giving Republicans the best opportunity in two decades to claim the urban Honolulu district," the Honolulu Advertiser reports. "Djou leads with 36 percent, former congressman Ed Case is chasing at 28 percent, and state Senate President Colleen Hanabusa is trailing with 22 percent. Thirteen percent were undecided."
More: "The poll, taken for The Advertiser and Hawai'i News Now, confirms fears among Democrats that Case and Hanabusa could split the Democratic vote in the winner-take-all election and help Djou score a rare Republican upset."
NEW YORK: GOP gubernatorial candidate Steve Levy confirmed to the New York Post that the Republican Governors Association has promised to spend $8-$10 million for him. "Nick Ayers, one of the high-up persons for (RGA chairman) Hailey Barbour," made the money pledge, he said, adding, "They said, we love what you're talking about."
TEXAS: On Sunday, the New York Times profiled Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bill White. "Democrats are more hopeful this year than in any year since George W. Bush swept into the governor's office in 1994 and began an era of Republican dominance in statewide politics. Mr. White has credentials as a fiscal conservative, having cut property tax rates in Houston, where he was a three-term mayor. And in Houston, he proved that he can win over Republicans and independents. It is also difficult for an opponent to pigeonhole Mr. White on social issues — he favors abortion rights but opposes gun control and supports the death penalty."
UTAH: "Down in the polls with less than a week before Saturday's convention, [incumbent Republican Sen. Bob] Bennett started his new campaign with an e-mail and mailing to GOP activists that ended with this slogan: 'Before you vote, know what the consequences are,'" the Salt Lake Tribune writes.