State Rep. Connie Howard, a Chicago Democrat who endorsed Barack Obama in February, resigned early this month as prosecutors investigate alleged corruption in the AIDS awareness group Howard cofounded.
Former Democratic Massachusetts state Rep. Anthony Verga endorsed U.S. Senator Scott Brown on Saturday over Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren.
The self-described “pro-Israel, pro-peace” liberal advocacy group J Street is soliciting funds for congressional candidates who are openly hostile to Israel while simultaneously targeting for defeat explicitly pro-Israel lawmakers who do not agree with its radical Middle East agenda, according to a Washington Free Beacon analysis of J Street’s election year strategy.
An endorsement from a controversial police association is causing trouble for Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett as he pursues the Democratic nomination for June’s gubernatorial recall election in Wisconsin.
Locked in a tough primary challenge, Jesse Jackson Jr. appears to be relying on Photoshop to save his political career. His campaign recently erected a billboard that depicts Jackson and the president posing together. The only caveat: the picture is Photoshopped, according to a report on Chicago’s NBC 5 News.