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Daily Kos Elections ad roundup: Pat Roberts continues to paint Greg Orman as a secret Obama minion

Leading Off: • KS-Sen: One of the big downsides to running a serious campaign as an independent is you need to keep to accommodate voters from both parties even when they hold contradictory views on major issues. Republican Sen. PatShow More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Are Republicans really worried about Oklahoma? They may well be

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Oklahoma Democratic gubernatorial nominee Joe Dorman Leading Off: • OK-Gov: Polling out of Oklahoma this year has been spotty but nevertheless quite alluring. Over the summer, a trio of polls found GOP Gov. Mary Fallin under 50 percent—including one from a GOP pollster—despite the Sooner State's strong Republican bent. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections ad roundup: In Kansas, the GOP plays the strip club card against Paul Davis

Leading Off: • KS-Gov: It was only a matter of time before Republicans hit Democrat Paul Davis over this embarrassing story from his past that recently came to light. About a week ago, the Coffeyville Journal reported that Davis was at a strip club in 1998 when police were raiding it. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Polling Wrap: How 'real' is all the Republican wave talk?

A new poll, by a GOP-leaning pollster, has Gov. Scott Walker (WI) trailing in his re-election bid. It is not hard, for followers of electoral politics, to find some talking head, or some online article, forecasting a forthcoming Republican...Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: New polls show Iowa's Senate race moving away from Democrats

Republican Joni Ernst Leading Off: • IA-Sen: What a difference a few weeks makes. It wasn't that long ago that Republicans were privately conceding that Joni Ernst was a few points behind Democrat Bruce Braley in the Iowa U.S. Senate contest. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections ad roundup: A strange spot from Republican Bill Cassidy in Louisiana

Leading Off: • LA-Sen: Republican Bill Cassidy's new spot is backed up by a $400,000 buy. The ad starts out fine, with three women saying they voted for Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu in the past but are pissed at her over Obamacare. The...Show More Summary

Midday open thread: Threats, penalties and cheapskates

Today's comic by Tom Tomorrow is Climate of terror: Here's what you missed on Sunday Kos... Daily Kos Elections Power Rankings: The Governors (home stretch edition), Steve Singiser Defense contractors already are reaping the bounty of...Show More Summary

Daily Kos Election Outlook: North Carolina remains a bright spot

If you'd asked me three or four years ago who the most endangered Democratic incumbents in 2014 would be, I'd have guessed Mark Begich and Kay Hagan. Begich, after all, won in 2008 only by the skin of his teeth against Ted Stevens, who'd...Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Martha Coakley is losing in Massachusetts, unless she's winning

Democrat Martha Coakley Leading Off: • MA-Gov: On Thursday, SocialSphere released the latest in their series of tracking polls for the Boston Globe, and Democrats got a headline they hoped they'd never see again: Martha Coakley is losing. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Power Rankings: The Governors (home stretch edition)

Paul Davis (D-KS) still leads incumbent Gov. Sam Brownback, and still is moving up the rankings. With just over five weeks to go, the three dozen battles for governor are still getting short shrift in the national political conversation. Show More Summary

Open thread: elections, power rankings and religion

What's coming up on Sunday Kos... Defense contractors already are reaping the bounty of the all new unwinnable war, by Laurence Lewis A party in disarray: the California GOP can't find its ass with both hands, by Dante Atkins America...Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections ad roundup: A Republican's naked adventure in the Galilee returns to haunt him

Leading Off: • KS-03: Well, this may be the ad of the year. Former Democratic state Sen. Kelly Kultala is taking on Republican Rep. Kevin Yoder in this Kansas City-area seat, and taking advantage of an incident Yoder hoped voters would...Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Polling Wrap: Fighting between the 40-yard lines

A Democratic Senate may well hinge on Mark Begich (right) winning re-election in Alaska. In what was, on balance, a disappointing polling week for the Democrats (a few pleasant data points aside), regular readers of our Daily Kos Election...Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Mark Begich's rough week continues

Democratic Sen. Mark Begich Leading Off: • AK-Sen: On balance, it has been a particularly sucky week for Democratic Sen. Mark Begich. On Wednesday, the freshman Democrat learned that even devoted fealty to the gun lobby isn't worth a shit, as the NRA announced that the will not endorse his re-election. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections ad roundup: Cory Gardner shows how to attack and look nice while doing it

Leading Off: • CO-Sen: Republican Cory Gardner characterizes Democratic Sen. Mark Udall as a nice guy, but one who won't fix the Senate. Gardner describes how Udall has a long career in politics, with two cousins serving with him in the Senate (New Mexico Democrat Tom Udall and Utah Republican Mike Lee), and whose dad ran for president. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: New Suffolk poll shows Democrats very much alive in Arkansas

Republican Tom Cotton Leading Off: • AR-Sen, Gov: Early this week it was the Republicans who were crowing, and the Democrats who were despairing, about the state of play in Arkansas. A poll from the reliable crew at PPP had both Democratic incumbent Sen. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Election Outlook: Alaska compounds Dems' Senate problems

There are dozens of different permutations of ways for the Democrats to hold onto control of the Senate in this year's election (well, thousands of permutations, if you're willing to entertain bizarre-but-not-mathematically-impossible possibilities like the Democratic candidate winning the Senate race in Wyoming). Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections ad roundup: The GOP is running a spot in... Oklahoma?!

Leading Off: • OK-Gov: This I didn't expect. The RGA has a spot out in Oklahoma, where Republican Gov. Mary Fallin has generally been seen as safe. The first half ties Democrat Joe Dorman to Obama, while the second part praises Fallin as an effective conservative. A few weeks ago there were some polls showing a closer-than-expected contest. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: PPP brings ominous news for two red state Senate Democrats

Democratic Sen. Mark Begich Leading Off: • AK-Sen, Gov: On Tuesday, PPP took a look at the Senate and gubernatorial contests in Alaska and Arkansas and found some bad numbers for Democratic incumbents Mark Begich and Mark Pryor respectively. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections ad roundup: Scott Brown thinks Jeanne Shaheen is vulnerable on ISIS

Leading Off: • NH-Sen: Well, this is interesting timing. Republican Scott Brown decries how Obama and Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen are "confused" about how to protect America from radical Islamic terrorism. The ad is running just as the Obama Administration began bombing ISIS. Show More Summary

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