CALIFORNIA: “California Secretary of State Debra Bowen (D) conceded Thursday that she did not receive enough votes to advance to the runoff for California’s 36th district special election,” Roll Call writes.
HAWAII: “Hawaii Rep. Mazie Hirono (D) announced Thursday she is running for the seat of retiring Democratic Sen. Daniel Akaka,” Roll Call reports.
NEVADA: “A Nevada judge ruled Thursday that political parties will be allowed to choose their nominees in the 2nd district special election, overturning an earlier decision that would have allowed an all-party free-for-all,” Roll Call writes.
NEW YORK: Andrew Cuomo’s approval rating is at 71%.
SOUTH CAROLINA: CNN announced its fourth debate of the 2012 presidential season, a Republican presidential town hall-style debate in Charleston, South Carolina on Jan. 19, 2012.