ARIZONA: “President Barack Obama and Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) will have lawyers at their side when they meet in the Oval Office on Thursday afternoon,” The Hill writes. “The presence of the attorneys is significant because the Obama administration is considering filing a lawsuit against Arizona's controversial new immigration law.”
AP: “Gov. Jan Brewer was criticized Wednesday for saying in an interview that her father ‘died fighting the Nazi regime in Germany’ when he actually died in the 1950s. Brewer previously said in speeches that her father died after years of breathing poisonous fumes around harsh chemicals. He was a munitions worker in Nevada during the war.”
MASSACHUSETTS: “Governor Deval Patrick, trying to keep pace in a costly gubernatorial contest, is benefiting increasingly from the kind of fund-raiser whose influence he has vowed to curb: a special-interest State House lobbyist,” the Boston Globe writes. “Sean Q. Curran, a strong Patrick supporter who promotes his lobbying business by boasting of his connections to state government, has emerged in recent months as cochairman of Patrick’s finance committee.”
NEVADA: “With a Democratic political action committee coming after her, former Nevada GOP Chairwoman Sue Lowden hit back Wednesday against a critical ad that accuses her of seeking to tax veterans who want to be buried in military cemeteries,” Roll Call writes.
SOUTH CAROLINA: Dirty Tricks? “A lobbyist who resigned from a rival political campaign is claiming to have had a tryst with a South Carolina lawmaker trying to become the state's first female governor,” AP reports. “The allegation made Wednesday by lobbyist Larry Marchant is the second leveled at Republican state Rep. Nikki Haley in the past two weeks. Her campaign vehemently denies both allegations. Neither claim has come with proof.” The primary there is Tuesday.