OVERNIGHT CAMPAIGN: The Rubio mystery

So far, it's a mystery.


TOMORROW’S AGENDA TODAY: First lady Michelle Obama campaigns in Colorado.

Vice President Biden will campaign in Carmel, Calif. Later in the day he will speak at the 37th Annual Convention and Career Fair of the National Association of Black Journalists in New Orleans.


TWEET OF THE DAY: “Stay tuned.” — Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) 


QUOTE OF THE DAY: “I have moments of optimism. I have moments of depression.” — Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.), on progress on the highway bill. 


POLL POSITION:

President Obama leads Mitt Romney in the critical swing-state of Colorado, 49 percent to 42, according to the latest survey from left-leaning Public Policy Polling.

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Romney leads Obama by 3 percent, 49 percent to 46, in the deeply red state of Arizona, according to survey conducted by Public Policy Polling.

Sixty-four percent of likely voters said they approved of Obama's policy change in a Bloomberg National Poll. Thirty percent surveyed said they disagreed with the decision.  


AD WATCH:

President Obama's campaign launched a new series of Spanish-language television ads Tuesday featuring Hispanic talk show host and media personality Cristina Saralegui


BATTLE FOR THE HOUSE:

The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) is pushing GOP lawmakers to raise $26 million for the committee's campaign coffers as part of a major effort to keep control of the House.

Ohio: Ohio House candidate Samuel "Joe the Plumber" Wuerzelbacher is out with a Web video blaming the Holocaust and the Armenian Genocide on gun control. 


SENATE SHOWDOWN:

Florida: The Tea Party-affiliated group FreedomWorks will back Rep. Connie Mack's (R-Fla.) Senate campaign, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

Massachusetts: Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) declined to attend a debate sponsored by the Ted Kennedy Institute after the late senator's widow refused to say she would remain neutral in the state's politically-charged Senate race.

Missouri: Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) has purchased $3 million worth of TV ad time across the state for the last four weeks of the contest, according to the Springfield News-Leader.

Montana: Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Rep. Dennis Rehberg (R-Mont.) remain statistically tied in their Senate race, 49 to 47 percent, according to a new poll from the conservative Rasmussen Reports.

Nebraska: State Sen. Deb Fischer (R) has a huge lead over former Sen. Bob Kerrey (D-Neb.), according to an internal poll released by her campaign, 58 to 33 percent. While internal polls are often skewed towards the candidate and should always be taken with a grain of salt, that's a big gap.

North Dakota: The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is up with a new ad in North Dakota, spoofing the popular Web game "Words with Friends" in an attack ad against Rep. Rick Berg (R-N.D.).

Ohio: Workers’ Voice, the super-PAC of the AFL-CIO, is going on the attack against Josh Mandel, the Republican challenger to Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown (D), with a parody of the famous “Witness” ads for LeBron James

Texas: Newt Gingrich's campaign sent out an email touting former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz's (R) Senate campaign Tuesday afternoon — but Gingrich himself is staying neutral in the race, a spokesman told The Hill. 


IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) said GOP lawmakers will wait for Mitt Romney to take the lead on immigration policy.

Romney won't ask his supporters to stop heckling President Obama and his surrogates at campaign events. During a radio interview on Tuesday, the presumptive GOP nominee declined an opportunity to ask his supporters to stop, saying his campaign didn't "believe in unilateral disarmament."

On Romney's final day of his five-day, six-state bus tour, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee returned to his home state of Michigan and told supporters that he believed he could win there in November.

Romney will address the NAACP's national convention in Houston on July 11, a rite of passage for presidential hopefuls vying for the White House.

Planned Parenthood's political arm is sending a special surrogate out on the campaign trail to highlight the group's disagreements with Romney: a gigantic package of birth control. Dubbed "Pillamina" by the group, the costumed figure will follow the presumptive Republican nominee to draw attention to his objection to Obama's birth-control coverage mandate.

Vice President Biden accused Romney of attacking public-sector workers, arguing in a speech before the nation's leading union of government employees that the Republican nominee viewed them as the "enemy."

The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) launched a massive grassroots campaign to help Obama's and the union's other endorsed candidates' election efforts.

Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker (D), who took some heat after criticizing the Obama campaign last month, said Obama was "incredibly gracious" following the incident.

A festival for supporters of Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) is set to go ahead the week of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., and Paul himself plans to attend.

Newt Gingrich said in a interview released Tuesday that he believed he was bested in the Republican primary because of Mitt Romney's financial advantage. "In the end, he had, I think, 16 billionaires and we had one," Gingrich told ABC News.

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels (R) is set to be the next president of Purdue University, according to Indiana’s WISH-TV.

Former Rep. Artur Davis (Ala.), who switched from the Democratic to Republican Party earlier this year, said Monday he is disappointed in Obama, whom he thinks “has gone too far to the left.” “Like so many other people, I didn’t get what I voted for,” he said.


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