ARKANSAS: Fed Chair Ben Bernanke is the latest to oppose Blanche Lincoln's derivatives provision. Others include SEC Chair Sheila Bair and former Fed Chair Paul Volcker.
CALIFORNIA: Dominican University of California, in association with NBC affiliate stations in the state, announced yesterday that it intends to host a gubernatorial debate in October.
FLORIDA: "The Republican Party's front-runner for governor, Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum, threw his support Thursday behind a tough new immigration law in Arizona that he criticized as 'far out' just two weeks ago," the Miami Herald reports. "By coming out in favor of the law, McCollum joined U.S. Senate contender Marco Rubio in abandoning his previous opposition to the toughest crackdown on illegal immigration in the nation."
MICHIGAN: "U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra, a Republican candidate for governor, will launch his TV ad campaign Friday with a 30-second spot that is aimed partly at rebutting an attack ad being aired by Attorney General Mike Cox, one of his opponents in the Republican primary," the Detroit News says. "The mostly positive ad says Hoekstra is a 'taxpayer superhero' who has a 'passionate heart for family, faith and freedom' against a background of soft, new age music."
NEVADA: The Las Vegas Review Journal points to the rise of Republican Senate candidate Sharron Angle: "Angle has conservative street cred… [she's] the one GOP primary contender who can point to a long record of conservative values and beliefs. She's also a tireless campaigner who, despite being at a fundraising disadvantage, in past races threw real scares into Rep. Dean Heller and state Sen. Bill Raggio."
NEW HAMPSHIRE: "On Tuesday, thousands of documents from Senate candidate and former Attorney General Kelly Ayotte's time in office were released," WMUR reports, after "a report from the state attorney general's office found there were 'significant failures' on the part of three state agencies in connection with a failed mortgage company."
PENNSYLVANIA: A Suffolk poll shows Joe Sestak beating Arlen Specter, 49%-40%.
SOUTH CAROLINA: Sarah Palin and Jenny Sanford will both be in South Carolina campaigning for gubernatorial candidate Nikki Haley today, CNN writes.