NEW YORK: “State Assemblyman David Weprin (D) dropped out of a scheduled debate with Republican Bob Turner on Monday, just over two weeks before a special election in New York’s 9th district that will send one of the men to Congress,” Roll Call writes. “Weprin was tripped up in a recent interview with the New York Daily News editorial board when asked the size of the national debt. The Daily News reported that he had a ‘deer in the headlights look’ and then said ‘[a]bout 4 trillion.’ According to the most recent Department of Treasury statistics, the country’s total debt stands at about $14.7 trillion.”
WISCONSIN: “Former Rep. Mark Neumann announced Monday that he is running for Wisconsin’s open Senate seat, setting up a likely GOP primary battle with former Gov. Tommy Thompson,” Roll Call writes.