Diary

2010 Senate/Gov News (NC, FL, HA, NV)

NC Burr (R)

North Carolina Rep. Heath Shuler will not run forSenate in 2010, a spokesman said Monday night, declining a chance to seek a seat in the upper chamber as Democrats plot to expand their majority on Capitol Hill. 

FL Open Senate Seat (R)

Former House Speaker Marco Rubio (R) hired a prized fundraiser for former Gov. Jeb Bush and conducted a national search for a campaign manager in a sign he may run for open senate seat.

HA Open Gov Seat (R)

Democratic Rep. Neil Abercrombie says he will run for Hawaii governor next year. Saying he was inspired by his friend Barack Obama to bring change, the 10-term congressman made the official announcement on his campaign Web site and on Twitter.

NV

Fmr Congressman Porter (R) will not seek any elected office in 2010.