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More 2012: The drive for 25

“The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee today announced radio spots aimed at 25 House Republicans they hope to unseat next fall to reclaim the majority,” Roll Call reports. “The ads mostly focus on ethics questions, and will air in the districts of these Members: GOP Reps. Rick Crawford (Ark.), Dan Lungren (Calif.), Jeff Denham (Calif.), Elton Gallegly (Calif.), Mary Bono Mack (Calif.), Scott Tipton (Colo.), Daniel Webster (Fla.), Vern Buchanan (Fla.), David Rivera (Fla.), Steve King (Iowa), Timothy Johnson (Ill.), Bobby Schilling (Ill.), Larry Bucshon (Ind.), Roscoe Bartlett (Md.), Dan Benishek (Mich.), Charles Bass (N.H.), Joe Heck (Nev.), Ann Marie Buerkle (N.Y.), Lou Barletta (Pa.), Charlie Dent (Pa.), Kristi Noem (S.D.), Francisco "Quico" Canseco (Texas), Sean Duffy (Wis.), Reid Ribble (Wis.) and David McKinley (W.Va.).”

SOUTH CAROLINA: “The South Carolina Supreme Court said Thursday that it will hear arguments in a challenge to the first-in-the-South presidential primary on Nov. 14,” the AP reports. “Last month, four counties sued the state Election Commission and the state Republican and Democratic parties. Beaufort, Chester, Greenville and Spartanburg counties said in their lawsuit that the state lacks the authority to conduct a primary and can’t force them to spend taxpayer money on what they described as private event.”