The News Stand is back after a bit of a break as your friendly admin was out of town for a family wedding for a few days. Here we go with a resumption of the news. Of interest, nationally, is how the Colorado GOP is trying to come back after similar electoral disasters Virginia Republicans have suffered as of late. Curiously, they are doing it with a state party chairman who was George Allen's campaign manager is 2006.  

Breaking early this afternoon is the California Supreme Court upholding that state's recently adopted (through referendum) Marriage Amendment, although same-sex marriages prior to the adoption of the amendment will remain legal, thanks to the same court's horrid decision to strike down the state's statute in the first place, which necessitated the amendment. We'll have comment on this in the near future.

News:

Campaigns Cope With Voters Who Aren't Fired Up (Washington Post)

GOP Establishment Endorses Mullins (Washington Post Virginia Politics Blog)

Down-ticket Democrats fight for attention (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

National veteran McAuliffe turns his focus to Va. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Republicans mull choices for attorney general slot (Roanoke Times)

Landes Makes It Official (Harrisonburg Daily News-Record)

17th District GOP hopefuls garner support (Roanoke Times)

Liberty Democrats not enthused by Falwell offer (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Liberty U. Drops Democratic Club (Washington Post)

National News:

California Supreme Court Upholds Same-Sex Marriage Ban (Washington Post)

In defeat, Colo. GOP gets set for victory (Washington Times)