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More 2012: Dems use Palin against GOP candidate

CALIFORNIA: The right has Nancy Pelosi. The left has Sarah Palin. Janice Hahn (D), the L.A. city councilwoman favored in a July 12 special election, will begin running an ad today on cable that compares her GOP opponent to Sarah Palin. (Here’s the ad.)

NEVADA: “Las Vegas elects a new mayor Tuesday, and for the first time in more than a decade it won't be Oscar Goodman,” the AP says.

OHIO: “The Ohio Democratic Party filed a complaint Monday with the Federal Election Commission against state Treasurer Josh Mandel (R), who will likely run against Sen. Sherrod Brown (D) in 2012,” Roll Call writes. “The complaint alleges that Mandel used state resources for political purposes, including the use of ‘identical materials and language’ on Mandel’s government and campaign websites.”