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Missing Links: Obama shoves it and Barbara Boxer gets ribbed

Maybe Frank Caprio, the Democratic candidate for governor of Rhode Island, meant to say he would "love it" if President Obama would give him an endorsement. But, when push-it came to shove-it, there was no endorsement. Now comes the surely unrelated news that Caprio paid a visit to Republican National Committee headquarters in February and met with Chairman Michael Steele.


Here's more evidence of a world government conspiracy. Dan Maes, the GOP candidate for governor of Colorado and the man who warned that bicycle sharing could lead to a U.N. takeover, is polling so poorly (about 5 percent of the vote) that he risks relegating the Republican Party to "minor party" status in Colorado.


Jerry Brown, leading the gubernatorial race in California, secured an unexpected endorsement: that of his opponent, Meg Whitman. A new Brown ad shows the former eBay executive saying "Thirty years ago, anything was possible in this state." A question then appears in text: "Who was governor 30 years ago? Jerry Brown."


A less kind, but much funnier ad has been produced mocking Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) for her caught-on-camera claim that "I worked so hard to get that title" of senator. In the ad, produced by David Zucker -- the genius behind the film Airplane -- a major general, an eagle scout and a Native American chief talk in a committee room about how hard they worked to get their titles. At least they didn't call her Shirley.

By Dana Milbank  | October 26, 2010; 8:19 AM ET
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