Diary

2010 Senate/Governor News: FL, NH, OH, MN, NY

FL:

As reported Florida’s Financial Officer Sink (D) will not run for US Senate but it appears Congressman Boyd (D) is expected to join the race along with fellow Democrat Congressman Meeks.  The DC paper The Hill is reporting DC Republicans are pushing Governor Crist to join the race and he so far has not squashed the idea.

NH

Gov Lynch is not going to challenge US Senator Gregg but both Democrat Congressional delegation members Hodes and Porter are still mulling the race.

OH

With the recent announcement that Ohio is having a Open Senate Seat it appears Republicans have already rallied behind Fmr Congressman Porter who has 1.8 million in his war chest from his congressional campaign which he can transfer to his Senate Race.

The Democrats appear to have a bloody primary: SOS Brunner is making preparations for a Senate run and Congresswoman Kaptur is possibly getting in as well.

MN

Fmr Senator Dayton announced today he is running for Governor.  Others who have filed with the board are Ramsey County Attorney Susan Gaertner, state Sen. Tom Bakk, state Rep. Paul Thissen, state Sen. John Marty and frequent candidate Ole Savior.

Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty has said he will announce this year whether he will seek a third term.

NY

Fmr Congressman Rick Lazio is said to be mulling a run for Governor office. Lazio was Republican nominee who first challenged Clinton in her first run for US Senate office in her new state.