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CNN Poll: Republicans want Paul and Gingrich to drop out

at 05:18 PM ET, 03/27/2012

Republicans want just Santorum to keep going, the Supreme Court is skeptical, Romney is getting a car elevator, and Bob Kerrey is way behind.

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WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED:

* A majority of Republicans would like former House speaker Newt Gingrich and Texas Rep. Ron Paul to call it quits, a new CNN poll finds. But 59 percent of GOPers want former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum to stay in the race. Female Republicans in particular want Santorum to keep fighting.

* The Supreme Court’s conservative justices seemed skeptical of the health-care law’s insurance mandate during today’s questioning, but administration officials say they observers shouldn’t read too much into questions and that they are confident the mandate will stand.

* Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney is renovating his beach house in La Jolla, California, and when the $12 million dollar overhaul is done his cars will have their own elevator. (In case you’re wondering, this is what a car elevator looks like.)

* The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is running ads on the Staten Island Ferry, reminding voters that Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.) is accused of campaign finance violations. No word of the size of the buy.

WHAT YOU SHOULDN’T MISS:

* A new Public Policy Polling survey suggests that Democrats did not do themselves much good by convincing former senator Bob Kerrey to run for his old Nebraska seat. He trails Attorney General Jon Bruning (R) 54 percent to 37 percent.

* The Campaign for Primary Accountability, a super PAC aiming to take down incumbents on both sides of the aisle, is targeting Pennsylvania Democratic Rep. Tim Holden and Republican Rep. Tim Murphy in the state’s April 24th primaries and preparing to spend about $200,000 on both races.

* EMILY’s List, a group that supports Democratic female candidates, has endorsed state Assemblywoman Grace Meng (D) for the seat being vacated by retiring Rep. Gary Ackerman (D). She faces primary competition from City Councilwoman Liz Crowley and Assemblyman Rory Lancman.

* Boston Mayor Tom Menino (D) declined to endorse Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren over Sen. Scott Brown (R) in a television interview today, saying “When you vote, it’s a secret ballot ... I’m not with anybody at this time.”

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