Connecticut Senate candidate Peter Schiff (who has already raised nearly $1 million in a short time) is shedding Washington-based consultants. The Hartford Courant notes he’s parting ways with consultants Tyler Harber of Wilson Research Strategies and Jonathan Scott of the Liftline Group, and two sources tell The Hill he’s also amicably splitting with Tony Marsh and Alfredo Rodriguez, both of Marsh’s firm. All the departures are apparently because the consultants and Schiff wanted to take the campaign in different directions (i.e. the Ron Paul route versus the DC route).
Solana Beach City Councilman Dave Roberts will run as a Democrat against Rep. Brian Bilbray (R-Calif.) after having endorsed him previously. His primary opponents immediately seized on this fact. Roberts might be give national Democrats a good alternative to three-time-loser Francine Busby, but his past support of Bilbray could hamper him in the primary.
South Dakota state Rep. Shantel Krebs (R) is eyeing a run against Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D-S.D.).
In a rare early House poll, Manchester Mayor Frank Guinta (R) is within the margin of error against Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (D-N.H.).
The DNC is sending $5 million in Creigh Deed’s direction in the Virginia governor’s race.
Rep. Mary Fallin (R-Okla.) leads her state’s governor’s race comfortably in a new poll from her campaign.