OREGON: A month before voters in Oregon’s 1st district receive their ballots in the all-mail special election, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is spending like it knows something that no one else does,” Roll Call writes. “The DCCC’s willingness to invest more than $1 million for a contest that few from either party believed Republicans had much of a chance to win has left consultants from coast to coast guessing over its motives.”
SOUTH CAROLINA: “The South Carolina Republican Party will provide only the $20,000-per-candidate filing fee toward the cost of running next month's first-in-the-South GOP presidential primary, changing a pledge it made before four counties sued over funding,” the AP writes. SC GOP executive director Matt Moore said the rest of the money would go towards paying legal fees accrued during a state Supreme Court case against four counties who claimed that the state election commission should not be forced to pay for the primary using taxpayer funds.
TEXAS: “A Supreme Court decision pushed Lone Star State politics into turmoil last week, throwing the Texas Congressional map — and the 2012 elections — into chaos,” Roll Call writes.