According to a July 19 USA Today feature, "Tea Party"-favored candidate Ken Buck ’81 "has gone from long shot to front-runner" in Colorado's competition for the Republican nomination in the upcoming U.S. Senate race. [USA Today]

Lawyer Terri Sewell ’86 won a run-off for the Democratic nomination in Alabama's 7th congressional district July 13. If elected in November, she would become the state's first black congresswoman. [Birmingham News]

Director of faith-based and neighborhood partnerships Joshua DuBois *05, the man who sends daily devotionals to President Barack Obama's BlackBerry, "is the front door of the White House for religious and community leaders," according to a recent profile. [Los Angeles Times]

After nearly two decades on the California State Supreme Court -- including 14 years as chief justice -- Ron George ’61 has decided to retire in January 2011. [San Francisco Chronicle]

Entrepreneur Josh Weinstein ’09 and his Web-based company, GoodCrush.com, aids "a generation lacking in romantic courage," according to The Wall Street Journal. [Wall Street Journal]