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What You May Have Missed
Sen. Tim Scott is moving closer to a presidential run, meaning there could be two South Carolinians in the GOP race after Nikki Haley (who has not yet staffed up) jumps in this week.
A swing-state governor with a solid conservative record captured the imagination of Republicans despite his personal awkwardness. Ron DeSantis? No, Scott Walker. Can DeSantis avoid Walker’s fate?
Dark horses? Defeated Arizona gubernatorial nominee Kari Lake traveled to Iowa, and biotech mogul Vivek Ramaswamy is testing a presidential run in the state.
A poll by a GOP firm finds Sen. Jon Tester (D) tied with Gov. Greg Gianforte (R) in a 2024 Montana Senate matchup, and finds Tester five points ahead of each of the state’s two GOP congressmen. But Tester does not top 46% in any of the hypotheticals.
Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves (R) trails his likely Democratic rival in one of the nation’s most Republican states.
The New York Times has discovered $365,399.08 in unexplained spending in George Santos’s campaign filings — nearly one-eighth of his total reported expenses.
Three sections of the Fulton County, Georgia, grand jury report on Donald Trump’s post-election actions in the state will be released to the public.
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Here are some interesting links that didn’t make it into Political Wire today:
An inauspicious start to House GOP hearings.
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers details tax plan to boost middle class.
Few may get aid as Georgia House backs cash to pregnant moms.
NATO chief says Ukraine's ammunition use outstripping supply.
Republican senators have pitched in to help pay Sen. Lindsey Graham’s legal bills.
North Carolina House GOP again modifies rules on veto overrides.
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Ugh thanks for reminding me again of the crookedness of the NCGOP. 😒 😑
Need Democrats to start showing up for every election in numbers matching our surpassing those of the GOP.