Let Me Start: The $50 million challenge

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By Hardball staff

WHAT WE’RE READING:

  • Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to spend $50 million this year “to build a nationwide grass-roots network to motivate voters who feel strongly about curbing gun violence, an organization he hopes can eventually outmuscle the National Rifle Association.” (NY Times)
  • We brought you the story of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy last night, and it’s a story that looks like won’t be ending soon. The big question now: “is Bundy really the guy the right wants as its new hero?” Republican leaders, including those who identify with the tea party, have yet to really answer that question. (Politico)
  • ‘Personhood’ isn’t an issue you’ll hear about at the top of any campaign speech, but it’s certainly an issue that will play a big role in 2014–particularly in the Senate races. (Washington Post)
  • The GOP is getting an early start on the 2016 infighting. The latest target? Rand Paul and his “noninterventionist foreign policy views.” (Huffington Post)

WHAT WE’RE WATCHING:

IN OTHER NEWS:

  • CAMPAIGN RUMOR OF THE DAY: Could outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen SEbelius be weighing a Senate run in her home state of Kansas? (Talking Points Memo)
  • OLD FIGHT OF THE DAY: The Romneys vs. Senator Harry Reid over whether or not Mitt Romney paid his taxes for a decade–an unsubstantiated report that surfaced back in 2012. (ABC News)
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Let Me Start: The $50 million challenge

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