ARIZONA: “A PAC supporting Jesse Kelly in the race to replace Gabrielle Giffords in Congress has sent an e-mail using an image of the Republican candidate holding an assault rifle,” USA Today writes.
And Nancy Pelosi’s name was attached to an email sent out by another Super PAC, House Majority PAC, trying to raise money off the Gabby Giffords tragedy. The subject line: “For Gabby...” The ask: “Right now, my friends at House Majority PAC are airing a powerful new ad exposing the Republican in the race for who he is. If we want to continue Gabby's great work in Congress, we must elect Democrat Ron Barber and other Democratic candidates. That means getting the truth out about Tea Party extremists like Jesse Kelly. We have set a goal to raise $50,000 more to help House Majority PAC bring home a victory on Tuesday and beyond. Will you join us?”
FLORIDA: As the drama in Florida continues to unfold, the Tampa Bay Times editorial page scolds Gov. Rick Scott (R), comparing him to Gov. George Wallace: “This June, the governor of another Southern state is challenging the federal government's authority. Nearly 50 years after Wallace's showdown, you are standing between Floridians and their right to vote as U.S. citizens. We agree that only citizens should vote, but your approach to cleaning up the voter rolls is fatally flawed. The U.S. Justice Department and county supervisors of election have reached the same conclusion and told you to stop, yet you persist.”
“Florida's noncitizen voter purge looks like it's all but over,” the Miami Herald’s Caputo writes. “The 67 county elections supervisors — who have final say over voter purges — are not moving forward with the purge for now because nearly all of them don't trust the accuracy of a list of nearly 2,700 potential noncitizens identified by the state's elections office.”
NORTH DAKOTA: Start re-jiggering those Senate Top 10s. “A new Mason-Dixon poll in North Dakota shows Heidi Heitkamp (D) holding a very slim lead over Rick Berg (R) in the U.S. Senate race, 47% to 46%,” Political Wire writes.
PENNSYLVANIA: There’s an anti-union push in the Keystone state as well, drumming up controversy.