Heather Wilson’s comeback effort; spying at the FDA; and vetting a veep (read-this roundup)


Former U.S. Rep. Heather Wilson, R-N.M. speaks with a campaign staffer. (Eric Draper/Associated Press)

A moderate effort — Can former Rep. Heather Wilson (R-N.M.) mount a comeback in her Senate race? Our colleague Krissah Thompson says she faces tough odds — but she’s trying to make inroads with the all-important Latino vote.

Spying on scientists — The effort by FDA lawyers to spy on the agency’s scientists was authorized at a high level, congressional investigators have found — and they’re none too pleased about it.

Veep vetting — Our colleagues Jerry Markon and Alice Crites vet possible GOP veep pick Sen. Rob Portman. Pros: he’s “savvy and cerebral,” and from Ohio! Cons: he took money from Jack Abramoff and spent time as a (gasp) lobbyist.

Supreme pad — Supreme Court Justice Sonya Sotomayor has bought a sweet condo in the U Street corridor, the Reliable Source reports. Drinks at Marvin, your honor?

Emily Heil is the co-author of the Reliable Source and previously helped pen the In the Loop column with Al Kamen.

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