| • NY-Gov: Andrew Cuomo made statements in a speech at Schenectady County Community College on Tuesday to the effect that his "only plan is to run for re-election as attorney general," and that he believes David Paterson will be re-elected as governor. I wouldn't be prone to believe him (and it seems like nobody else does either; only The Hill has taken any notice of this comment), given his poll numbers and the fundraising groundwork he's laid. It just seems weird; he's well past the point where he needs to be coy about his plans.
• NY-20: About that recent DNC ad touting Obama's endorsement of Scott Murphy... while the existence of the ad itself has been gobbling up a good deal of headlines, it appears that it won't actually be seen by a lot of eyeballs in-district. The DNC's independent expenditure filing with the FEC indicates that they're only putting up $10,000 for the ad buy. (J)
• CA-10: Departing Rep. Ellen Tauscher has already endorsed state senator Mark DeSaulnier to take her place. Apparently she had intended to wait until he formally announced his candidacy, but the internal poll from yesterday from assemblywoman Joan Buchanan showing her in the lead may have forced Tauscher's hand.
• UT-Sen: The knives are still out for Bob Bennett, but it's looking like someone higher up the totem pole than former Juab County DA David Leavitt may jump into the primary: Attorney General Mark Shurtleff is also "considering" it. Ultra-conservatives sense an opening because of Bennett's pro-bailout vote, and also because of Utah's unique nominating system. A candidate who consolidates activist support and breaks 60% at the state convention outright wins, and can avoid the primary altogether.
• KS-Sen: Here's another example of how Oklahoma senator Tom Coburn likes to keep us guessing. Not only is he wading into the GOP senate primary in his neighboring state, but he's endorsing Rep. Jerry Moran, who passes for a moderate by Kansas standards, over Rep. Todd Tiahrt, from the religious right corner of the party.
• MI-11: Back to the drawing board? Democratic state Sen. Glenn Anderson, who has been the target of a draft effort to encourage him to take on GOP weirdo Thaddeus McCotter, says that he'll probably run for re-election instead. (J)
• PA-12: Bill Russell, who held Jack Murtha to 58% in 2008, is back for another try in 2010. No word if he'll use BMW Direct for his fundraising efforts again.