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Big-name donors join pro-Clinton PAC: Major Democratic donors Susie Tompkins Buell and Steve and Amber Mostyn have signed on with Ready For Hillary, a super PAC urging former former secretary of state Hillary Clinton to run for president.

Grimm, King to skip Cruz dinner: Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.) will not attend Wednesday's state Republican dinner that features Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.). Grimm's spokesperson said he never planned to attend. Democrats have sought to tie Grimm to Cruz, who opposed a Hurricane Sandy aid measure. Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), who has criticized Cruz, won't be there either.

Obama backs Markey: Obama officially endorsed Rep. Ed Markey (D) in the Massachusetts Senate race. Meanwhile, Markey released a new ad slamming Republican nominee Gabriel Gomez's position on taxes.

Obama to raise money for House Democrats: Obama will headline a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee fundraiser in Chicago on Tuesday, a Democrat  familiar with the event confirmed. CNN reported that the tickets range from $1,000 per person to $50,000 for a table, preffered seating and a photo op. Obama has committed to a total of eight fundraisers for the DCCC this year — six solo, and two in conjunction with the DSCC.

Schauer running for governor: Former Michigan Democratic congressman Mark Schauer officially announced his gubernatorial bid, giving his party a capable contender against Gov. Rick Snyder (R).

Weiner gains ground: Former congressman Anthony Weiner has gained some ground on front-running City Council Speaker Christine Quinn in the New York City mayor's race, according to a new Marist College poll that shows him trailing 24 percent to 19 percent. If nobody hits 40 percent in the Democratic primary, a runoff would be triggered, and the poll suggests the non-Weiner vote would line up behind Quinn in such a scenario.

Yarmuth presses Grimes: Rep. John Yarmuth (D-Ky.) said in an interview with WFPL radio in Louisville that he thinks it's important that Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes "immediately decide" whether she will challenge Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R), because there are other Democrats who would be interested in the race if she doesn't run.


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