The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, in honor of the wedding in England, will put out this release: “You’re Invited To The R-Oil Wedding.” It “cordially invites you to celebrate the R-Oil wedding between House Republicans and Big Oil at a new website, www.roilwedding.com.” “For this wedding, in lieu of gifts, the happy couple would surely prefer more Big Oil tax breaks,” DCCC spokesman Jesse Ferguson said. “After House Republicans had a decade long relationship of protecting Big Oil taxpayer giveaways, speculations and price gouging, this wedding seems like the next step. In their relationship for richer or really richer, we wish the happy couple all the best.”
ARIZONA: “Arizona Speaker Kirk Adams is stepping down from his leadership post tomorrow — likely the first step in his bid for Congress next year,” Roll Call writes, adding, “Should he run, Adams would face at least two opponents in a Republican primary — former Rep. Matt Salmon, who held the seat for three terms before resigning in 2000, and former state Senate Majority Leader Chuck Gray, who declined to run for re-election last year in preparation for a Congressional bid.”
NEW HAMPSHIRE: The first 2012 New Hampshire debate will be June 13 hosted by CNN/WMUR.
NEW YORK: “With western New York’s special election to replace former Rep. Chris Lee (R) less than a month away, a war of words has broken out as the candidates seek to fill their campaign coffers to fuel a sprint to the finish,” Roll Call writes.
SOUTH CAROLINA: Gov. Nikki Haley said she hopes participants in next week’s South Carolina presidential primary debate give their opinion on the National Labor Relations Board’s lawsuit against Boeing, which is building an aircraft assembly plant in the state, the Seattle Times reports. The lawsuit was filed because the board accuses Boeing of choosing the right-to-work state in retaliation against union workers in Washington state who went on strike in 2008, where most Boeing 787s are produced.
Tim Pawlenty and Ron Paul will both participate in a Tea party rally before the South Carolina presidential debate, The Hill reports.