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Afternoon Fix: Charlie Crist says he'd caucus with Democrats if elected; DSCC on air for Scott McAdams in Alaska


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* An adviser to Florida Gov. Charlie Crist (I) said that Crist would caucus with Democrats if he wins the state's three-way Senate race. Meanwhile, a new Mason-Dixon poll shows former state House Speaker Marco Rubio (R) taking 45 percent to Crist's 28 percent, with Rep. Kendrick Meek (D) trailing at 21 percent. And former President Bill Clinton said in a statement that he didn't ask Meek to get out of the race.

* The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has bought $165,000 worth of TV ads in Alaska, according to a source at an Anchorage TV station.

* Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is up with a new TV ad calling former Nevada Assemblywoman Sharron Angle (R) "pathological" and slamming her for avoiding the media.

* Ophthalmologist Rand Paul (R) is launching his closing ad in the Kentucky Senate race, a 30-second spot featuring Paul's wife, Kelley.

* Former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel (D) has hired Democratic strategist Matt Hynes as senior adviser for his Chicago mayoral bid. Hynes is the brother of Illinois Comptroller Dan Hynes (D), who ran unsuccessfully for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination.


* Will Republicans re-take both chambers? Who will win the Nevada Senate race? Check out how your predictions stack up against those of nine political watchers -- including The Fix -- in the Post's 15th Biennial Crystal Ball Contest.

* President Obama headlines a rally in Charlottesville tonight for embattled freshman Rep. Tom Perriello (D-Va.). On Saturday, Obama kicks off his four-city blitz with a canvassing event in Philadelphia and rallies in Bridgeport and Chicago, followed by a rally on Sunday in Cleveland. Worth watching: might tomorrow's "Rally for Sanity and/or Fear" impact attendance at Obama's East Coast events?

* Candidates in the Colorado, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Georgia, Maine and Rhode Island gubernatorial races meet in their final debates tonight and this weekend. Check out The Fix 2010 Debate Guide for the details.

* At a rally today for Democratic Iowa Rep. Bruce Braley, Vice President Joe Biden sharpened his rhetoric toward Republicans, telling Democrats not to take the GOP's "stupid ideas" lightly.

* Former Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush will throw out ceremonial first pitches this Sunday as the Texas Rangers and San Francisco Giants face off in Game 4 of the World Series.


Happy Halloween.

With Felicia Sonmez and Aaron Blake

By Felicia Sonmez  | October 29, 2010; 6:00 PM ET
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