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Morning Shot: June 9, 2010
June 9, 2010
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- Birthday Shots
Today’s shots go out to the legendary Cole Porter, Michael J. Fox, Natalie Portman, Johnny Depp, and Les Paul.
- This Day in History
On this day in 1993, the now-infamous madam-to-the-stars Heidi Fleiss is arrested as part of a sting operation run by the Los Angeles Police and Beverly Hills Police Departments and the U.S. Justice Department.
- I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar
Yesterday was definitely an interesting day for politics around the country. The one consensus is that based on yesterday, this is the year of the woman – especially the GOP women. Yes, Arkansas Senator Blanche Lincoln escaped a run off and didn’t go down as the third sitting senator to lose their party’s nomination. But the real story is on and near the two coasts. In South Carolina, State Rep. Nikki Haley ran far ahead of her three male rivals for the Republican gubernatorial nomination with 49% of the vote. She now faces a June 22 runoff. There is some speculation, however, that Congressman Gresham Barrett, who only garnered 22% will drop out in the next few days.
Over on the Left Coast, Californ-I-A has chosen two women to hold the GOP banner this fall. Former Hewlett-Packard chief Carly Fiorina beat back to two formable foes – one from the left and one from the right – to win the Senate nomination. She will face an unpopular Barbara Boxer this fall. Also, former E-Bay chief Meg Whitman handily won the GOP nod to face perennial candidate, former Governor Jerry Brown.
A little inland, Nevada’s GOP picked former state assemblywoman and tea party favorite Sharron Angle to meet up with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in November. Angle defeated former assemblywoman Sue Lowden.
A little closer to home, and on the male side, it was sad new to hear that Matthew Berry lost the nod to face Congressman Jim Moran this fall. Berry garnered 48% and ran a positive and respectful campaign. I see bright things in his future.