EARLIER ON THE FIX:
WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED:
Bush hailed at library dedication: Former president George W. Bush was hailed by President Obama and former presidents at the dedication of his presidential library in Dallas. He even became choked up at one point.
Mom says no: If former Florida governor Jeb Bush runs for president in 2016, he will be going against the wishes of his mother, who doesn’t think he should run.
Nelson for governor? Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) is pondering a run for governor in 2014. “I’d say that’s true, that he’s considering it,” his spokesman confirmed.
Super PAC targets Bachmann: CREDO Super PAC, a liberal organization, announced that it is launching a campaign to defeat Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.). The group plans to spend about $500,000 in all to defeat Bachmann, who is the organization’s first announced target this cycle. Bachmann faces a possible rematch of her close 2012 race against hotel magnate Jim Graves, who is running again. CREDO tried to help Graves win the last cycle.
FEC rules on donations from gay couples: The Federal Election Commission ruled that gay marries couples cannot make joint political donations from an individual account.
Ron Paul makes endorsements: Former congressman Ron Paul was back in the political mix on Thursday, endorsing Rep. Paul Broun (R-Ga.) for the Senate and Mark Sanford for the House. Meanwhile, Sanford has been getting a lot of phone calls … and publishing the numbers.
McConnell goes big with campaign video: The normally understated Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) released a fiery campaign video resembling an action movie trailer more than a typical political Web video.
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