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Off to the races: Sanford accused of trespassing

“House Democrats are winning the early round of the 2013 fundraising battle over a number of at-risk Republicans,” The Hill writes. “Several House Republicans facing potentially tough reelection campaigns reported lackluster results in first-quarter filings with the Federal Election Commission, which were due Monday.”

MASSACHUSETTS: “Representative Stephen F. Lynch, Democrat of South Boston, said today he is “close friends” with the family of Martin Richard, the eight-year-old boy who died in Monday’s attacks,” the Boston Globe writes.

NEW YORK: Marist tested Anthony Weiner and found he’d jump to second place in a Democratic primary behind Christine Quinn, 26%-15%. But big warning sign: “Among Democrats, 46% are open-minded about a Weiner candidacy while 50% would not consider voting for him for mayor.  Five percent are unsure. Among all registered voters, 40% say that they would consider voting for him. But, 52% would not, and 8% are unsure.”

SOUTH CAROLINA: “Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford’s ex-wife has accused him of trespassing at her home in violation of their divorce settlement, and a judge set a hearing two days after the Republican will stand for election in his effort to mount a political comeback by winning a vacant congressional seat,” the AP reports. “Jenny Sanford confirmed Tuesday that court documents from family court acquired by The Associated Press outlining the complaint were authentic. … The complaint says Jenny Sanford confronted the former governor leaving her Sullivans Island home on Feb. 3 by a rear door, using his cell phone for a flashlight. Her attorney filed the complaint the next day. The couple’s 2010 divorce settlement says neither may enter the other’s home without permission. Mark Sanford lives about a 20-minute drive away from Sullivans Island in downtown Charleston.”

“Jenny Sanford does not care how a trespassing complaint against her ex-husband Mark Sanford could affect his chances of winning a congressional race next month, the former S.C. first lady told The State on Tuesday.” She said, ““The race is not a concern. I am focused on raising my children.”