IOWA: “GOProud will kick off its efforts for the 2012 cycle at the Ames Straw Poll in Iowa in August. The conservative, pro-gay rights group plans to have a large presence at the event that traditionally starts the presidential campaign season in the Hawkeye State,” Roll Call reports.
NEVADA: “Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval (R) said Friday that he plans to call a September 13 special election to fill the seat Rep. Dean Heller is vacating to join the Senate,” Roll Call writes.
“Nevada Republican Sharron Angle warned supporters in a fundraising email Friday that while she wants Rep. Dean Heller's (R-Nev.) soon-to-be-vacant House seat, ‘the left wing of the Republican Party wants it more,’” The Hill reports.