National Journal: “Tax documents obtained exclusively by National Journal confirm that conservative billionaire David Koch, along with a handful of major corporations, provided the seed money a decade ago to start the foundation behind Americans for Prosperity, a conservative group that played a key role in helping to organize the tea-party movement into a potent political force. Koch's relationship with the group is no secret—he's the chairman of the board of the Americans for Prosperity Foundation—but he downplays his involvement in a way that critics charge is disingenuous.”
Strange move… Lindsey Graham on FOX, per Politico: “Hillary Clinton decided today to own Obamacare, so in 2016 when this thing falls apart and the economy is in shambles, because of Obamcare, I am going to hereafter call it ‘Clintoncare’. “The one story that people are not talking about is that Bill and Hillary Clinton, particularly Hillary Clinton, fully embraced Obamacare today. They’re selling this bill as hard as they can sell it. I will never call it Obamacare anymore. I’m going to call it Clintoncare.
ALABAMA: Roll Call: "Former state Sen. Bradley Byrne and businessman Dean Young advanced to a runoff in Alabama’s 1st District on Tuesday night, emerging from a crowded GOP special-election primary. Byrne — who lost a GOP primary for governor in Alabama in 2010 — received 33 percent, while Young received 25 percent, with 61 percent of precincts reporting....Republican operatives have described Young as a popular candidate among the more rural parts of the southwestern Alabama district. Young made news this cycle when he told a local TV station that he is, 'Against homosexuals pretending like they’re married. If you want to have homosexuals pretending like they’re married, then go to the Democrat party.'"
NEW JERSEY: Chris Christie leads in the governor’s race: 60-34% over Democrat Barbara Buono, according to Quinnipiac. But New Jerseyans are split on whether he should run for president – 43% say he should, 41% say he shouldn’t.
VIRGINIA: The Washington Post reports that Mitt Romney will hold a fundraiser for Cuccinelli ahead of this evening's debate in McLean. "The former Massachusetts governor will appear at a lunchtime event at Fleming’s Steakhouse. Cuccinelli’s campaign confirmed the reception but declined to provide details, including the cost to attend."
Politico has the questions each candidate doesn't want to have to answer at tonight's debate.
First published September 25 2013, 6:08 AM