1/28: Campaign-related news
* Rep. John Boozman (R) will soon announce his retirement from the House to run against Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D) in Arkansas this year. A formal decision is expected by the weekend.
* In Illinois, the latest survey from Public Policy Polling shows state Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias (D) leading Rep. Mark Kirk (R) in this year's U.S. Senate race, 42% to 34%. The primary to choose the candidates is next week.
* A new poll from the Public Policy Institute of California shows former Rep. Tom Campbell (R) trailing Sen. Barbara Boxer (D) by just four points, 45% to 41%. Campbell, who switched to the Senate race from the governor's race earlier this month, holds an 11 point lead over former Hewett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, 27 percent to 16 percent.