DSCC - Wash Post: Tausch Hires Staff



A GOP Candidate in N.H.?: Have Republicans finally found a candidate for the seat being vacated by Sen. Judd Gregg (R)? Maybe. The Fix hears that Fred Tausch, who is sponsoring television ads in the Granite State touting a group he founded to restore fiscal discipline in Washington, is leaning heavily toward running, according to sources in the state. Tausch, an investor based in Nashua, has already signed on two former staffers to Sen. John Sununu (R) -- Will Wrobleski and Jeff Grappone -- to help guide his bid. Democrats have unified behind Rep. Paul Hodes as their candidate. New Hampshire Attorney General Kelly Ayotte (R) is also purportedly considering a candidacy.