Mitt Romney, who appears well on his way to becoming the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, got a taste of the risk of handing voters the microphone at a Monday campaign event in a Euclid, OH manufacturing company.
In Indiana, Republican primary voters on Tuesday decide whether to give GOP Sen. Richard Lugar the chance at a seventh term. Polls show him in trouble, with his Tea Party-backed opponent in the lead. But for some, Lugar's perceived strength in the general election will influence their vote.
A special session of Maryland's General Assembly will be held next week to try and avert $500 million in automatic cuts. Faced with some of the compromises they'll have to make, some local lawmakers would rather take the cuts.
On Sunday, Vice President Joe Biden expressed support for same-sex marriage. President Obama has not gone as far, saying his views on the issue are "evolving." On the Republican side, the Romney campaign recently lost a national security spokesman who is an outspoken defender of gay marriage.
It's primary Election Day in Wisconsin on Tuesday, where five Democrats are vying for the opportunity to take on Republican Governor Scott Walker in June. The recall stems from massive protests at the state capitol last winter, and many view the election as a referendum on Walker's bill that strips public unions of collective bargaining rights.
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