The following link dump from Southern Political Report needs to be commented on as well

Compiled from InsiderAdvantage and Southern Political Report staff

June 9, 2010 — South Carolina Democrats were having second thoughts Wednesday about their surprise U.S. Senate nominee after it was reported that he was facing a pending felony charge of showing a college student obscene photos. South Carolina Democratic Party Chairwoman Carol Fowler said in a statement that she had asked Alvin Greene to withdraw from the race.

— The White House gently scolded labor unions on Wednesday for spending millions of dollars in support of an Arkansas Democrat who lost a bid to unseat fellow Democrat Senator Blanche Lincoln. Unions spent an estimated $10 million to try to defeat Lincoln, who defied a U.S. anti-incumbent wave and held off a strong challenge from Arkansas’ lieutenant governor, Bill Halter, on Tuesday. — US Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, a key Democrat on the Senate energy committee, blasted Obama’s top offshore drilling official for the administration’s ongoing ban of deepwater drilling in the Gulf Coast, charging the decision could cost her home state more than 300,000 jobs.

— Officials from BP, Halliburton and Transocean have declined to attend hearings on the Gulf of Mexico oil leak scheduled for this week by Mississippi’s House of Representatives. — The chairman of the Madison County Republican Party said a recount of primary ballots in the Alabama governor’s race, requested by current third-place candidate Tim James, may not take place until at least Monday. — The Georgia Board of Regents voted unanimously Wednesday to instruct the presidents of the state’s public colleges to not grant any waivers to illegal aliens and nearly unanimously to review all applications for fall admission. (See InsiderAdvantageGeorgia) — As it matures from an unorganized coalition opposed to President Barack Obama’s two signature domestic policy initiatives into a full-fledged political movement, the tea party is beginning to set its sights on elections for state offices. But the effort in Florida is being complicated by the rise of an “official” Tea Party, one that has angered activists in the movement and started a legal war over the phrase at the movement’s center.