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Is Joe Miller surging? Or sinking?

Depending on who you talk to, Joe Miller's bid in the tri-furcated Alaska Senate race is in trouble or peaking at the right time. The New York Times just posted Democratsthe following story: "Democrats See Opening in Alaska's Scrambled Race." The article comes one day after Public Policy Polling released a new poll that shows the Republican/tea party candidate with a solid 7 point lead over Democrat Scott McAdams and write-in candidate Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who lost to Miller in the GOP primary.

Clinton stumps for embattled Solomon Ortiz

Former President Bill Clinton flew into South Texas Monday afternoon for a rally with Corpus Christi Rep. Solomon Ortiz, who was expected to win re-election handily, something he's done regularly every two years since taking the seat in 1983.

Florida's Sink cheats during debate

Florida gubernatorial candidate Alex Sink has admitted she broke the rules of Monday's debate with Rick Scott by reading a text message during a commercial break. Sink, a Democrat, said Tuesday she has fired the campaign aide who showed her the message during a break in the Tampa debate that was shown on CNN. The message, which was delivered by Sink's make-up artist Brian May, read: "The attorney who [w]on the Sykes suit said alex sink did nothing wrong. Tell not to let him keep talking about her," CNN said.

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O'Donnell receives support of former Delaware governor

Former Delaware Gov. Pete Du Pont has endorsed fellow Republican Christine O’Donnell's Senate bid. The former governor noted that since the race winner will be seated immediately following the Nov. 2nd congressional elections — a condition of outgoing Democratic Sen. Ted Kaufman's appointment following Joe Biden's election as vice president — his or her votes are "all that more important to the citizens of our state."

Ken Buck's gay rights resume

Democrats were quick to blast Republican Ken Buck after he said he believed homosexuality was a choice in a Meet the Press debate Sunday, but those with longer memories may recall that Mr. Buck has been something of a pioneer on gay rights in Colorado.

O'Malley: Ehrlich's criticisms hurt Maryland

The candidates for Maryland governor held their second debate Thursday, battling again on the economy and job creation but also drawing clear distinctions about their views on illegal immigration, gay marriage and even the Washington Redskins.

Kaine takes aim at Manchin 'rifle' ad

The head of the Democratic Party said Thursday he's "not wild" about a TV campaign ad by Democratic Senate candidate Gov. Joe Manchin of West Virginia in which he fires a rifle at a key pending Democratic energy bill.

Rand airs negative ad on Conway

Rand Paul, the Republican candidate for a U.S. Senate seat in Kentucky, told a national audience Sunday that his campaign has yet to attack Democratic challenger Jack Conway because he's so far behind in the race. But two days later, the campaign is up with its first negative TV ad against Mr. Conway.