FLORIDA: The publisher of Penthouse magazine is considering running for FL-22 as a Democrat.
OHIO: Rothenberg’s Jessica Taylor warns not to over read incumbent losses in Ohio. “While some observers will misread Schmidt’s loss as evidence of some brewing anti-incumbent wave, the three-term lawmaker has had mediocre primary performances ever since she won an Aug. 2005 special election to succeed now-Sen. Rob Portman,” she writes.
VIRGINIA: “Abdominal ultrasounds for women seeking abortions in Virginia will become mandatory under a bill signed into law Wednesday by the state's Republican governor, who had faced a national uproar when earlier versions of the measure had sought to make the exams medically invasive,” the New York Daily News reports. “The law conservative Gov. Bob McDonnell signed requires all Virginia abortion providers to comply starting July 1 or pay a $2,500 fine for each violation. Patients living within 100 miles of the clinic where the abortion is performed must wait 24 hours after the ultrasound examination before having an abortion.”
WASHINGTON: Down but not out. Dennis Kucinich may still run in Washington state, perhaps for Jay Inslee or Norm Dicks seats, per Political Wire.