Here’s what the Loop’s reading Tuesday morning:
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?