Political Roundup for June 30, 2015…RRH Elections….

With the redistricting ruling behind us, things seem to be calming down ahead of the fourth (assuming you don’t have your cash in Greece or Puerto Rico).


AZ-Sen: Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D) denied rumors that yesterday’s SCOTUS decision upholding Arizona’s map would cause her to reconsider her decision to run for Senate and jump back into a (likely easier) AZ-1 re-election race.

IN-Sen: State Rep. Christina Hale (D-Indianapolis) won’t run for US Senate, likely meaning ex-Rep. Baron Hill (D) will not face a primary for this open seat.

LA-Sen: 2014 candidate Rob Maness (R) is considering a second run for the Senate, this time for the seat of gubernatorial front-runner David Vitter (R). Maness, a veteran and antiestablishment favorite, would likely run as the most strident conservative in the field. Reps. John Fleming (R) and Charles Boustany (R) and Treasurer John Kennedy (R) are all rumored to be interested in the seat, but this race has remained frozen until this year’s gubernatorial campaign concludes.

PA-Sen: Sen. Pat Toomey (R) is going up with his first ad this week. In contrast to the typical fluffy biographical first ad, it’s a rather somber spot on Toomey’s legislative efforts to prevent child abuse…