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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Daily Political Wire

George Wenschhof

GOTV To Likely Determine Maryland 6th District Congressional Democratic Primary - state senator Rob Garagiola will be using tried and true grassroots efforts with the support of unions and, while multi-millionaire John Delaney has spent over 1.5 million of his own money on radio and TV ads with hopes that will secure a win in the hotly contested Democratic primary. Dr. Milad Pooran, a favorite in some portions of the "old" sixth district, may easily determine the winner in a close race. Pooran, is not expected to win, but who he pulls votes from-either Garagiola or Delaney could ultimately determine the winner. Stay tuned. has more here.


Color Newt Gone - campaign manager let go along with one-third of staff. The insistence by Newt Gingrich he is staying in the Republican race for the presidential nomination is absurd. The campaign owes more than it has cash on hand and Gingrich is now polling behind Rep. Ron Paul (Tex.). It is past time for him to exit. The Washington Post has more here. has the latest delegate count below:

GOP delegate estimate (as of 3/28/2012):
Mitt Romney: 569
Rick Santorum: 262
Newt Gingrich: 136
Ron Paul: 71
Needed to clinch GOP nomination: 1,144
Access the latest here.


Obama Leads Swing States: Ohio, Florida and Pennsylvania - in new polls released by Quinnipiac. Florida - Obama 49%, Romney 42%, Obama 50%, Santorum 37%. Ohio- Obama 47%, Romney 41%, Obama 47%, Santorum 40%, Pennsylvania- Obama 45%, Romney 42%, Obama 48% Santorum 41%. Quinnipiac has more here.


Last Day of Health Care Arguments - has more here. The third day before the Supreme Court will hear arguments on "severability" and the expansion of medicaid. has five takeaways here:


Obama Earning Low Grades on Handling of Gas Prices - a new poll by Reuters/Ipsos shows two-thirds of americans are unhappy with how president Obama is handling the rise in gas prices, although a majority do not blame him for it. has more here.


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