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Sink no fan of Crist: What does 2010 Florida Democratic gubernatorial nominee Alex Sink think about the prospect of former governor Charlie Crist being next year's Democratic nominee against Gov. Rick Scott (R)? It would be "a disaster," Sink told the Tampa Bay Times. Sink will decide by Sept. 1 whether she will run again. "If I do this, I'm on a mission. I'm on a mission to talk to and listen to Floridians about what kind of Florida they want," she said.

Obama calls for nuclear reduction: President Obama returned to the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, where he delivered a speech in which he called for reducing the number of deployed U.S. strategic nuclear warheads by one-third if Russia agrees to a similar cut.

Lousy numbers for Corbett: Bad news for Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett (R). A GOP poll conducted by Public Opinion Strategies obtained by the Philadelphia City Paper shows the incumbent losing to Rep. Allyson Schwartz 46 percent to 34 percent. It's not clear who commissioned the late April/early May survey.

Malloy's not in great shape, either: In a rematch of 2010, Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy (D) (40 percent) runs about even with Republican Tom Foley (43 percent), according to a new Quinnipiac University poll.

Perry takes digs at New York: Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) has a message for New York businesses: Forget the Empire State, it’s all about the Lone Star State. He's jabbing at New York -- including New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's policies -- in a series of ads designed to lure business away to Texas.

Schweitzer being Schweitzer: In an interview with Roll Call, former Montana governor Brian Schweitzer (D) expressed his opinion that Georgetown, D.C. "sucks," provided a geology lesson, and offered almost no new clues about whether he will run for the Senate. Given Schweitzer's personality, that's not atypical of him. But the interview is definitely worth a read.

West vs. Rubio? Former Republican congressman Allen West isn't ruling out a run against Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), though he said it would be a "pretty heavy lift."

Quinn book not flying off the shelves: New York City Council Speaker and mayoral frontrunner Christine Quinn's memoir has only sold about a hundred copies in its first week on sale.


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