USA Today: “A conservative group backed by the billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch will launch a new round of advertising today to attack President Obama's health care law, less than two weeks before enrollment opens for new health care exchanges. Americans for Prosperity will spend $3.1 million advertising in six states, said president Tim Phillips. Its 60-second ad stars an older woman who said she has twice survived cancer and frets about government interference in a medical system that she says has saved her life.”
MASSACHUSETTS: Gabriel Gomez (R) was in DC. He sounds like he’s thinking about another run next year, or at least measuring the political landscape.
Carl Sciortino’s “coming out” video has gone viral.
EMILY'S List announced today they're endorsing Democratic Attorney General Martha Coakley for governor. EMILY's List President Stephanie Schriock in a statement: "Martha Coakley is a trailblazer who has shown unwavering commitment to serving her community and Massachusetts as astrong advocate and problem solver for nearly three decades."
And how much more seriously is Coakley taking her new campaign? The Boston Globe notes she was shaking hands outside Fenway Park last night.
NEW HAMPSHIRE: Concord Monitor: "Republican Jim Rubens jumped into the race for the U.S. Senate yesterday and took some hard swings at the Democratic incumbent, U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen," becoming "the first major Republican to enter New Hampshire’s 2014 Senate race."
VIRGINIA: The Washington Post: “Terry McAuliffe said Wednesday that he knew nothing about a failed effort by his supporters to wrest an important business endorsement from Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II, his Republican rival in the governor’s race. McAuliffe also dismissed accounts that he had flubbed his interview for that endorsement by touting his ability to schmooze. And he backed off a campaign pledge that Republicans said amounted to a threat to shut down the government over Medicaid. McAuliffe made those comments on a morning that began with a new Quinnipiac University poll showing the pair in a virtual tie. Talking with reporters after a Richmond forum on the economy and education, McAuliffe was on the defensive on a number of issues even as he projected an air of confidence.”
First published September 19 2013, 6:11 AM