"The Republican National Committee turned the "party of no" label against Democrats in a new Web video, which clips together several Democrats' campaign ads showing different members opposing healthcare reform, cap-and-trade legislation, the stimulus bill and other items," The Hill writes.
Former New York Gov. George Pataki, who now runs the conservative nonprofit group Revere America, yesterday unveiled a seven-figure ad buy, part of the “Pledge to Win” campaign, which will target members of Congress who voted in favor of the health care reform law.
ALASKA: “National Republican Senatorial Committee senior adviser and veteran GOP strategist Terry Nelson flew to Alaska Wednesday night to assist Republican Senate nominee Joe Miller’s campaign,” Politico reports. “Nelson’s trip is also aimed at sending a signal to Sen. Lisa Murkowski that the national party is fully committed to Miller.”
ARKANSAS: "Former President Bill Clinton said Wednesday it would be a mistake for voters to give in to 'anger, apathy and amnesia' and deprive Arkansas of the Senate Agriculture chairmanship by defeating Democratic Sen. Blanche Lincoln," the AP writes. He said of Lincoln, "It would be a terrible mistake to squander something I have personally waited all my life to see, somebody who gets Arkansas its fair share and rural America its fair share."
CALIFORNIA: “State Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner on Tuesday issued a distinctly tepid endorsement of Republican gubernatorial nominee Meg Whitman three months after he was steamrollered in a bitter primary fight,” the Bay Citizen writes.
Per the Los Angeles Times, “The nation's largest business organization launched a multimillion-dollar advertising attack in California on Wednesday night on U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, part of a nationwide effort targeting vulnerable Democrats. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce began running ads in San Diego, Bakersfield, Fresno and Sacramento, where Boxer's Republican rival Carly Fiorina has shown strength. The first round of ads castigates Boxer's record on jobs and the environment.”
COLORADO: “Sen. Michael Bennet rejected the idea Wednesday of a new $50 billion stimulus package focused on U.S. infrastructure projects, dealing a blow to President Barack Obama's effort to rally Democrats around a cohesive economic plan,” the Denver Post reports.
Meanwhile, GOP gubernatorial nominee Dan Maes is “shrugging off the suggestion” from RGA Chairman Haley Barbour that the group will no longer help finance Maes’ campaign, the AP reports.
DELAWARE: Rep. Mike Castle and the Tea Party Express ramped up their ad buys on Tuesday night, Hotline OnCall reported, with Castle spending $75,000 and the Tea Party Express, “which does the bidding of Christine O’Donnell,” buying an extra $32,000 worth of ad time.
"Even as the tea party movement vows to spend $250,000 in the coming days to defeat Rep. Mike Castle, campaign officials from both sides of the aisle concede that Castle should capture the Republican Senate nomination in next week’s Delaware primary," Roll Call reports.
FLORIDA: “Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Scott announced he would take up Democrat Alex Sink on two of her five debate proposals in Davie and Tampa,” the Orlando Sentinel writes.
"In what could be interpreted as a sign of just how much trouble Rep. Suzanne Kosmas may be in this fall, the first six words of the Florida Democrat’s first ad of the 2010 cycle is an attack on Republican state Rep. Sandy Adams," Roll Call writes, adding, "Recent polling has shown Kosmas significantly behind with less than two months to go before Election Day, and the Congresswoman decided to focus on hitting Adams rather than the normal bio and introductory information that is associated with early campaign ads."
KENTUCKY: "Democratic Senate candidate Jack Conway on Wednesday reported raising more than $300,000 from his first Web-based fundraiser in his campaign in Kentucky," Roll Call reports. "Meanwhile, his opponent, GOP candidate Rand Paul, appealed to his supporters to help him raise more than $350,000 in two weeks for his fall television ad campaign, the Associated Press reported."
NEW YORK: "[D]espite the 13 ethics charges against him and a trial that could take place before the Nov. 2 general election, [Charlie] Rangel goes into next week's New York Democratic primary with a 20-to-1 financial advantage, support from the state's political elite and empathy from many constituents who believe he got a raw deal," AP writes.
NORTH CAROLINA: "The polling war in North Carolina’s 8th district continued Wednesday with a new survey from Republican Harold Johnson’s campaign showing the former sportscaster down just 5 points to freshman Rep. Larry Kissell (D)," Roll Call reports, adding, "The results paint a very different picture of the race than a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee poll from Aug. 25-29 that showed Kissell ahead 48 percent to 36 percent for Johnson. And just two weeks ago, Kissell’s campaign released an internal poll that showed the Congressman up 49 percent to 32 percent."