Here's your morning coffee reading for today:
- Love this write-up about BlogConCLT from the Republican Security Committee, which called Sean Bielat a "conservative dynamo" and "the most popular candidate at BlogCon."
- Wow: Utah Senator Orrin Hatch was unable to fend off a primary challenge from Dan Liljenquist, despite spending a bazillion dollars. (OK, $5.7 million. But still, that's a heckuva lot of money for an incumbent to be forced to spend.) John Fund at the National Review thinks Hatch is vulnerable, and FreedomWorks for America is happy. Really happy.
- Double wow: Obama was booed at Fenway Park this weekend.
Obama was booed at Fenway, Joe Kennedy III says oil is too cheap goo.gl/fb/v7RWL MA is looking better for Republicans every day! #magop
— Bielat Press (@BielatPress) April 20, 2012
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- Peter Ingemi (@datechguyblog), posted a short video with an interview he did with Sean Bielat at BlogCon, about Joe Kennedy III's "cheap oil" comments and the status of the race:
- Richard Mourdock is challenging incumbent Indiana Senator Dick Lugar in the Republican primary. The National Republican Senatorial Committee has a policy of supporting incumbents, but Mourdock still went to go visit them last year. Darn good move, in my opinion. Republican candidates who want to succeed should be able to work with both the grassroots and the party. For more on this race, check out this great analysis by the Wall Street Journal.
- This pretty much sums up this election year (by TobyToons, posted at RedState):