Santorum campaigns for Sanford opponent in South Carolina

March 27, 2013

EARLIER ON THE FIX:

Nearly one in three Americans ‘angry’ at Washington, poll finds

The battle over gay marriage, in three maps

Hollywood beats Obama to the punch in promoting woman to head Secret Service

The story of Michael and Reince: A friendship turned sour

Who likes Congress? And who really hates it?

GOP has a path to the Senate majority, but it’s a rocky one

Can Michele Bachmann be beaten?

Jimmy Fallon on how Congress is spending spring break (VIDEO)

People (still) really like President Obama

WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED:

Majority of Supreme Court questions DOMA constitutionality: The majority of Supreme Court justices questioned the constitutionality of the federal Defense of Marriage Act on Wednesday, with potential swing vote Justice Anthony Kennedy saying that it did not really promote "uniformity" in federal law. Here's the link to the full transcript of the proceedings. The audio of the day's arguments is below.


Judd won't make Senate bid: Actress Ashley Judd will not challenge Senate Minority  Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), she announce Wednesday. A source close to Judd said that Democratic Secretary of State Allison Lundergan Grimes's interest in potential running made the decision not to run easier.

Charm offensive, continued: President Obama will have his second dinner in as many months with a group of Senate Republicans on April 10. Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) is coordinating the dinner.

Hagan supports gay marriage: Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) became the latest Democrat to declare support for gay marriage on Wednesday. Hagan's announcement is especially notable, since she is faces reelection next year in a conservative-leaning state that last year approved an initiative to amend the state constitution to define marriage as between a man and a woman.

Santorum campaigns for Bostic: Former presidential candidate Rick Santorum campaigned for underdog Curtis Bostic Wednesday in South Carolina's 1st district GOP runoff race. "I know I'm going to get the question about Curtis' rival," Santorum said, referring to former governor Mark Sanford (R). "I believe in redemption. I believe in second chances. I have lost races for president and the Senate and I believe people can come back and serve. But the choice here for the people of the Lowcountry is, 'Who is the best person who can represent you and your values in Washington D.C.?'"

Palin's PAC gearing up for 2014: Sarah Palin's PAC has released a new video that touts her support for conservatives she endorsed who went on to win seats in Congress. The video closes with a reference to the 2014 midterm elections.

LCV endorses Schatz: The League of Conservation Voters made its first endorsement of the cycle on Wednesday, announcing its support for Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii). Schatz was appointed to replace long-serving Democrat Daniel Inouye, who died last year. He could face a primary in 2014.

THE FIX MIX:

Dog v. door stopper.

Sean Sullivan has covered national politics for The Washington Post since 2012.
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