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2010: Dem candidates against surge

Before President Obama unveils his new Afghanistan strategy, several Democratic senatorial candidates have already voiced opposition to sending more troops there, including Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner, Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley, and Pennsylvania Rep. Joe Sestak.

FLORIDA: Rep. Kendrick Meek (D) said the Senate primary battle between Republicans Charlie Crist and Marco Rubio is "a big fight for the heart and soul of the GOP… "It gives us an opportunity to go out and get perspective as a Democrat, to go out and represent independents and Republicans and Democrats," the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

KENTUCKY: Hotline On Call takes a look at what could be a defining issue in the Senate Democratic primary between Attorney General Jack Conway and Lieutenant Governor Dan Mongiardo: coal. "It's an issue that pits Mongiardo's base of rural Dems squarely against Conway's urban Dems."

MISSOURI: Fans of Senate hopeful Robin Carnahan (D), who hasn't held a planned media event since launching her campaign more than 300 days ago, can now use their iPhones to "follow her campaign from one page, and Blackberry users from another. There's also a third page for all other mobile users," the St. Louis Post-Dispatch says.

TEXAS: The Dallas Morning News reports that, ahead of January's campaign finance reports, "indications are that Perry has been rolling up big bucks from various special interests representing everything from real estate to liquor," while Hutchison has "only a handful of political action committee contributions."