Washington (CNN) - The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee announced a $250,000 TV ad buy Wednesday for the special election in New York's 26th district, according to a Democratic source, one day after the conservative group American Crossroads announced a $350,000 ad buy in the same district.
The May 24th special election that pits Republican New York State Assembly member Jane Corwin against Democrat Kathleen Hochul and independent Tea Party candidate Jack Davis, a conservative former Democrat, is becoming a referendum of sorts on the House GOP budget plan.
(CNN) - Former House Speaker New Gingrich admitted his worst mistakes ahead of his presidential announcement that is scheduled to come via Twitter and Facebook Wednesday.
"My two biggest mistakes were being undisciplined and that I didn't listen enough," Gingrich told the Washington Times in an article published Tuesday night. "I am working very diligently to be part of a team and to be sure that the team leaders have a lot of input, along with me.
Washington (CNN) - As the Tea Party Express gears up to reveal what it's calling a "surprise" endorsement Wednesday, CNN has learned who will receive the group's first Senate endorsement for the 2012 cycle.
The Express will endorse Nebraska's Republican Attorney General Jon Bruning in the race to unseat Sen. Ben Nelson - the state's most powerful Democrat.
Washington (CNN) - It seems national Democrats have found their candidate in Texas.
Retired Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez will file paperwork Wednesday in San Antonio to launch a campaign for the U.S. Senate in Texas, with an announcement via Facebook, according to a Democratic source close to the campaign.
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CNN: Obama calls immigration reform critical, blasts GOP opponents
The president's speech was part of his administration's attempt to regain the initiative on a hot-button issue that has largely been ceded to state government leaders in recent months. It took place against a backdrop of intense political maneuvering on the part of both Democrats and Republicans seeking to use the issue to their own advantage in the 2012 election campaign.
St. Augustine, Florida (CNN) - For Marco Rubio, it's the question that won't go away.
"We need you now. Our country is in trouble. Please give it a second thought," said one woman at a Rubio town hall in St. Augustine.
"We had one junior senator make it to the White House. Do we have a second one?" asked another man at the same event.FULL STORY