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The midterms: Is Alan Keyes really helpful in NV?

COLORADO: The Chamber of Commerce endorsed Republican Jane Norton for Senate yesterday, according to a Chamber press release.

CONNECTICUT: The two Democratic candidates for governor are sparring over a television ad, the AP reports. “Ned Lamont on Monday called on former Stamford Mayor Dan Malloy, the endorsed candidate, to stop running a TV ad claiming 5,000 jobs were created during his 14-year tenure. Lamont calls the ad misleading. The Hartford Courant, citing state labor statistics, reports that employment grew in Stamford during the late 1990s and peaked in 2000, but the city has since lost more than 13,000 jobs.”

FLORIDA: Two donors to then-Republican Gov. Charlie Crist’s Senate campaign “have filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of all contributors who are demanding their money back after Crist announced he’d run as an Independent,” Naples News reports. “The two are represented by Rep. Tom Grady, R-Naples, who resigned as regional chairman of Crist’s Senate campaign and from the statewide finance team after the Republican switched parties.”

“Visiting Cuban-American senior citizens and Radio Mambí in Miami, Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Scott introduced himself Monday to one of the few communities across Florida that hasn't seen his $16 million media blitz:” the Hispianic community, the Miami Herald reports.


IDAHO: “State Rep. Raul Labrador, still working to prove himself to national Republicans after winning an upset victory for his party's nomination, is backtracking on comments he made during the primary campaign criticizing House Republican Leader John Boehner,” Politico writes. At a March rally, while he was still the underdog in the race, Labrador said, “"The problem is that John Boehner and the establishment in Washington D.C. failed us a few years back. That's why we have Obama and a Democratic Congress right now.” (Did he really say Democrat-IC?)

ILLINOIS: The Chicago Sun-Times’ Sweet on Mark Kirk’s record with the media, after he ran away from them last week: “Kirk has been ducking routine press coverage since he jumped into the Senate race. He refuses to release, when asked, his government or his political schedules. He also declines to volunteer where he is going to raise campaign cash and who hosts the events.”

NEVADA: Alan Keyes records a radio ad in support of Republican Senate candidate Sharron Angle, calling Democratic opponent Harry Reid a “socialist,” the Las Vegas Sun’s Jon Ralston reported yesterday.

NEW YORK: "Republicans would like to forget the special election battle that raged in New York’s 23rd district last year, the one that pitted the moderate and conservative wings of the party against each other and ultimately led to a Democrat winning the seat for the first time in a century," Roll Call writes. "But as the state GOP establishment starts to line up behind businessman Matt Doheny -- and against accountant Doug Hoffman -- some Republicans fear that a three-way race replay is exactly what they could get."

OHIO: A new Quinnipiac poll “shows Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland holds a slight lead over Republican challenger John Kasich,” the Cleveland Plain-Dealer reports.