Roll Call says members of Congress and their aides are "are fixated" on Arlen Specter and Blanche Lincoln's races "in search of clues for what lies ahead in November."
ARKANSAS: "Sen. Blanche Lincoln and Lt. Gov. Bill Halter crisscrossed the state Monday in a pitch for votes a day before the Democratic primary -- the senator urging voters to reject the sway of outside groups and her challenger saying she waffled on key issues," the Texarkana Gazette writes. "The senator, who faces criticism from both the right and the left, blamed her woes on the work of labor unions and other groups backing Halter's bid [while] Halter pushed back, saying the groups supporting him such as the AFL-CIO represent working people in the state."
KENTUCKY: "U.S. Senate hopeful Trey Grayson portrayed his main Republican rival Monday as a 'grandstander' who could lose sight of Kentucky in favor of the tea party movement as candidates made their final push before the state's primary election Tuesday," the AP says.
PENNSYLVANIA: The Allentown Morning Call chronicles the Senate rivals' final pushes before today's elections: "At Lehigh Valley International Airport, Specter reminded those gathered of the $200 million or more in federal funding he's brought back to the region for infrastructure, colleges and hospitals… Sestak, greeting volunteers at his Bethlehem office Monday evening, said he would 'do anything to beat Pat Toomey.' Asked by a reporter even if that meant supporting Specter, Sestak again said: 'Anything.'''
The Hill on today's special election in Pennsylvania's 12th district, formerly held by late Rep. John Murtha: "Observers expect Tuesday's hard-fought special election… to foreshadow the outcome of the midterm elections. Democratic strategists are confident that if they hold the district, where President Barack Obama is widely disliked, they'll be able to hang on to their majority in November. Polls show the race is a toss-up."