Hello, I’m Tyler and welcome to the Daily Briefing for June 27, 2012. Now today our top stories are:
Rep. Rangel of New York survives.
As does Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah.
New polls are favorable to the President.
Now it’s time for our Short and Sweet Stories, our top stories condensed.
Rep. Charlie Rangel, a Democrat from New York, has survived his primary challenge, and will go on to run for his 22nd term. His toughest opponent was a Dominican-American State Senator. Due to redistricting, Rep. Rangel’s district has a Hispanic majority.
Sen. Orrin Hatch, a Republican from Utah, has survived his primary challenge. If he wins re-election, and the Republicans take the Senate, he will become the president pro tempore. Earlier this year, longtime Republican Senator Dick Lugar got defeated by Tea Party-backed Richard Mourdock.
Three new polls in battleground states are favorable to the President. In Pennsylvania, President Obama leads by six points. In Ohio, President Obama is leading by nine percentage points. In Florida, which some polls show Mitt Romney winning, President Obama is winning by four points. Florida’s boost can be attributed to the large Latino base, which President leads 52% to 36%.
Well, that wraps up this Daily Briefing. Tomorrow, TKNN has special coverage of the health care ruling. The ruling will be coming around 10 A.M.