President Obama leads polls in Virginia, Connecticut and Massachusetts but that has not yet translated into strong support for Democrats in those states' crucial Senate races.
Senate Republicans will jump into Indiana's pitched Senate battle this week, responding to a Democratic ad-buy with one of their own as they seek control of the Senate in November.
The most enthusiasm about this election is not coming from labor unions, paid volunteers or even traditional political party organizations. It's coming from the Tea Party.
A Washington Times analysis of newly released Federal Election Commission records found 70 House races and two Senate races where one candidate raised the most money from within the state, but the opponent raised the most overall thanks to out-of-state donations.
"The president's top celebrity supporters have benefited from outsourcing, Hollywood-style," says ABC News political correspondent Jon Karl, who points out that President Obama's uber-fundraisers in Tinseltown regularly shoot movies that are supposedly set in the U.S. in overseas locations, rather than on American soil.
Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky made efforts this week to overcome a split between his father's supporters and tea party backers in a move that could pay dividends for Mitt Romney's presidential campaign.
With the nine Supreme Court justices poised to announce the fate of President Obama's health care law this week, Washington is bracing for the long-awaited ruling that is expected to rattle the political fault lines leading up to the November election.
If Dan Liljenquist falls short in Tuesday's Utah Republican Senate primary, it won't be for a lack of trying. The former state senator has waged a no-holds-barred campaign against six-term incumbent Sen. Orrin G. Hatch.
Establishment Republicans in Washington are rallying around former Rep. Christopher Shays in his bid to become the party's Senate nominee in Connecticut this fall, arguing that he is the party's best chance to seize the seat of retiring Sen. Joe Lieberman.