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More 2012: Is Hatch going to escape with the nomination?

The Republican Governors Association is announcing that it raised $12.2 million in the first quarter of this year – a $5 million increase from its first-quarter haul in ’08. The Democratic Governors Association reported raising $8 million for the quarter. The RGA also says it has $34 million in the bank.

And to make you New York haters’ heads explode there’s this headline from the New York Daily News: “Gov. Cuomo could be on collision course with Clintons in 2016 race for White House,” the writes.

Speaking of 2016 and the New York-metro area, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was in Israel and said this, per the Daily News: “ ‘Anything I do fuels speculation for a future bid,’ Christie told The Associated Press, wearing a yarmulke with his name embroidered on it. ‘I am here because this is a place of enormous significance in the world.’”

MARYLAND: It’s not just the presidential primary that’s happening in Maryland, it’s also the fight for the redistricted MD-6, where incumbent Rep. Roscoe Bartlett is trying to hang on against multiple challengers. Roll Call wraps the drama that’s unfolded.

UTAH: “An internal poll of Utah Republican delegates conducted for Sen. Orrin Hatch’s campaign found the six-term incumbent with enough support to secure the nomination at this month’s state convention,” Roll Call writes.

WISCONSIN: The Wisconsin State Journal finds voters not exactly thrilled about the Democratic hopefuls to replace Gov. Scott Walker (R).