MASSACHUSETTS: "Today, after a half dozen debates, thousands of handshakes, and countless visits to coffee shops and senior centers, Councilor at Large Michael F. Flaherty Jr.'s upstart campaign for change confronts Mayor Thomas M. Menino's vaunted political machine as voters go to the polls to decide whether to give the incumbent an unprecedented fifth term in office."
The Boston Globe editorial page endorsed incumbent Mayor Menino: "While we are encouraged by his strong record of financial management, we also urge him to take the opportunity, in an unprecedented fifth term, to foster a dialogue about the future of the city."
NEW JERSEY: Online bettors are split between Jon Corzine and Chris Christie in wagering which will be New Jersey's next governor, Bloomberg News says. Bets that Corzine would win a second term traded at 48.5, "meaning that the online exchange puts his chances of being re-elected at 48.5 percent." Christie's bets traded at 49, putting his odds slightly higher than Corzine's.
NEW YORK: The top-ranking House Republican told reporters on Monday that he regrets having supported former GOP House candidate Dede Scozzafava… "This lady clearly has as agenda that's different than most Republicans; she was out there promoting herself," House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) said."
Joe Biden was in NY-23 yesterday, throwing around some red meat and attacking Sarah Palin, Dick Armey and Tim Pawlenty: "The fact of the matter is, Sarah Palin thinks the answer to energy is 'drill, baby, drill,' " said Biden. "It's a lot more complicated, Sarah!"
Palin responded, of course, on her Facebook page: "There's one way to tell Vice President Biden that we're tired of folks in Washington distorting our message and hampering our nation's progress: Hoffman, Baby, Hoffman!"
VIRGINIA: In their last appeals before voters hit the polls, Creigh Deeds (D) and Bob McDonnell (R) appeared in the Charlottesville area yesterday. In an airport parking lot, McDonnell pointed to his sizeable lead in polls and the enthusiasm of Republican voters, saying, "We're pushing hard in these last hours and we've been energized by the polls, but we're far more energized by the people we're meeting." Deeds, meanwhile, urged voters to show up to the polls today: "I'm all in this campaign for you, I need you to be all in for me." He added, ""I know the votes are out there. It's up to us to get them out."