Health Law Will Factor Into North Carolina Primary
GOP leaders are lining up in support of North Carolina's House Speaker Thom Tillis in hopes that he can unseat Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., who has faced heavy criticism for her support of the health law.
The Wall Street Journal: Thom Tillis Faces Test In North Carolina Primary
Republicans have criticized Ms. Hagan, who was elected on President Barack Obama's strong coattails in 2008, for consistently supporting Democratic priorities, particularly the Affordable Care Act. Conservative groups already have spent millions attacking her in ads. Mr. Tillis has the support of most party leaders, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.), House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) and the head of the Republican campaign arm in the Senate (O'Connor, 5/4).
In other news, the Democratic National Committee will return a donation -
The New York Times: Democratic Group To Return Donations
The Democratic National Committee, faced with the possibility that it had accepted illegal campaign contributions from straw donors, decided Thursday to return sizable donations made last fall in the names of the children of a Florida cardiologist whose lucrative medical practice has caught the attention of Medicare regulators. The doctor, Asad U. Qamar, 50, is a prolific campaign donor who found himself politically sidelined last year once word got out that he had asked his contacts in Congress for help with a federal review of his Medicare payments (Robiles, 5/2).