UPDATE: Kyle will announce he is retiring.
Washington (CNN) – Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Arizona, the No. 2 Republican in the Senate, will announce shortly whether he will retire from his seat, a source close to Kyl tells CNN.
Kyl will hold a news conference in Phoenix at 12 p.m. EST to reveal his plans.
Washington (CNN) - A senior GOP aide tells CNN that Christine O'Donnell postponed her meeting that was planned today with NRSC John Cornyn, citing scheduling conflicts because of her speech at the Values Voters summit in Washington.
This aide said staff from both camps still intends to meet Friday, and that they hope to reschedule to meet with her personally "in the near future."
CNN first reported earlier that this first meeting between the two, who have publicly sparred from afar, was set to take place in Washington.
Washington (CNN) – Just how bad is the political environment for incumbents?
Even the GOP Senator in charge of electing Republicans to the U.S. Senate admitted to CNN he's glad he's not on the ballot.
"Thank goodness I'm not running this time," said Senator John Cornyn, R-Texas, Chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee.
Cornyn was responding to a question about dim prospects for his colleague from Utah, Sen. Robert Bennett, a third-term incumbent who could lose his place on Utah's ballot as GOP candidate for re-election.
Utah Republicans will vote at their convention this weekend, and many conservatives are angry about some of Bennett's positions and votes in Washington, such as his support for the bank bailout in 2008.