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Bloomberg to Give $20 Million to Support Dem Senate Races

$20 million

Michael Bloomberg “will give $20 million to the main Democratic Senate super PAC this week — jolting the national battle for control of the chamber just five weeks away from the midterm elections,” the Washington Post reports.


Dems Leading in Arizona and Tennessee

7 points

A new CNN poll in Arizona finds Kyrsten Sinema (D) tops Martha McSally (R) by 7 points in the U.S. senate race, 50% to 43% among likely voters. In Tennessee, Phil Bredesen (D) holds a 5-point edge over Marsha Blackburn (R), 50% to 45% among likely voters there. Roughly 1 in 6 voters in each state say there’s a chance they’ll change their mind before Election Day.


Florida Pols Give Rubio the Edge Against Grayson


Of more than 150 experienced Florida politicos asked to assess Rubio’s re-election prospects in the Florida Insider Poll predicted Rubio would win if the Democratic U.S. Senate nominee is Alan Grayson, according to Tampa Bay Times. “But if Democrats nominate Patrick Murphy, only 55 percent think Rubio will win a second term.”


Purdue Untroubled by His Outsourcing Past

Yeah, I spent most of my career doing that.

— Georgia U.S. Senate candidate David Perdue (R), quoted by Politico, when asked about his “experience with outsourcing” in a 2005 deposition.


Smith Accuses Brown of Voting with Obama

Mr. Brown, tear up those talking points. For heaven’s sake, you vote with President Obama more than you vote with the Republican Party.

— Bob Smith (R), quoted by the Concord Monitor, in a GOP Senate debate with Scott Brown (R).


Cook Predicts Tough Senate Races Through 2018

By a quirk of fate, we may be in for some pretty turbulent Senate elections, not only this November but in 2016 and 2018 as well. Majority status could resemble a rubber band as much as anything else. It is entirely plausible that the Senate will tip back into GOP hands in 2014, return to Democrats in 2016, and then flip again to Republicans in 2018. It’s all about how many — and which — seats on each side are up and exposed to losses, not to mention whether it is a presidential or midterm election.

— Charlie Cook, writing in National Journal.


Facebook Engagement Seems to Be an Electoral Predicter

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Toss-up Senate races in 2012 were won by the candidate with the more engaged Facebook fan base, Politico notes. “And in the 2012 House elections, 20 of the 33 most competitive races across the country were won by the candidate with a measurable Facebook fan engagement advantage.”