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The former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania announced Tuesday that Brian Nutt will head up his campaign in the state. Pennsylvania’s primary is April 24.

Mr. Nutt managed Mr. Corbett’s 2010 gubernatorial campaign but left the administration after a few weeks to work for Mr. Santorum’s longtime media consultant in Pittsburgh, John Brabender.

State Republican leaders who have endorsed a candidate in the presidential race have passed over Mr. Santorum, and Mr. Corbett has made it clear that he’s not taking sides either — at least for now.

IOWA

Republican mistakenly speak at Democrats’ meeting

ALBIA — A Republican congressional candidate said he has learned to double check his campaign schedule after he mistakenly spoke at a Democratic convention in Iowa.

Dan Dolan told the Quad-City Times he arrived early Saturday at the county courthouse in Albia for a Republican convention. He said his staffer asked the crowd if he could speak, and when he finished, ?a guy raises his hand and says, ‘I think you want to talk to the Republicans.’?

Turns out, Democrats were meeting in the same place two hours before the Republican event was to start.

Mr. Dolan, of Muscatine, Iowa, said everyone was nice about the mix-up, but he now asks ?Is this the Republican convention?? before he starts talking.

Mr. Dolan is running for the GOP nomination for Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District seat.

NEW YORK

Facing job loss, Turner to join GOP Senate race

ALBANY — U.S. Rep. Bob Turner, facing possible elimination of his New York City congressional district, said Tuesday he will join the already crowded field of Republicans seeking to challenge Democratic U.S. Sen. Kirsten E. Gillibrand.

Mr. Turner’s announcement came just three days before New York Republicans will meet in Rochester to consider Senate candidates. There already are three other Republicans seeking the nomination, setting up a possible primary among two or more of them.

Mr. Turner gained national attention for his upset win in September to represent the Queens and Brooklyn seat formerly held by Anthony Weiner, a Democrat who resigned after admitting he sent women lewd text messages and photos of himself. Mr. Turner, a veteran businessman and political newcomer, won in a district where Democrats have a 3-to-1 registration edge.

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