West Virginia’s Secretary of State misspelled the name of the leading Democratic nominee, Anne Barth, on the primary ballot that will determine the nominee against Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.V.). (Her name was spelled without an ‘e’.)
But she’s allowing the ballots to be printed with her because any last-minute change to the ballots would cost West Virginia taxpayers over $100,000.
Quote of the day from Barth: “They acknowledged that fault was entirely theirs -- and that I had filled out all my paperwork properly. (Obviously I know how to spell my own name).”
House Minority Leader John Boehner is weighing in on the GOP runoff to determine the challenger to Rep. Nick Lampson (D-Tex.), with his PAC giving former Senate aide Pete Olson $10,000. He joins most of the Texas GOP delegation in supporting Olson, who is running against former Rep. Shelley Sekula Gibbs.
Both Republicans running to take on freshman Rep. Chris Carney (D-Pa.) have made opposition to illegal immigration a central part of their campaigns. But now GOP businessman Chris Hackett acknowledged that he employed an illegal immigrant as a housekeeper.
Looks like former GOP Rep. John Kasich will be challenging Ohio governor Ted Strickland (D) in 2010, calling his state’s party “in a death spiral.”
Is Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mt.) giving Darcy Burner, the Democratic challenger to Rep. Dave Reichert (R-Wash.) a buzz-cut?
And don’t miss Benjamin Wallace-Wells’ New York Times Sunday magazine cover story profiling Tom Cole and the tough times ahead for the National Republican Congressional Committee.