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Afternoon Fix: Mark Begich state director to Scott McAdams camp; NRCC names new Young Guns

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FIRST ON THE FIX

* Sen. Mark Begich's (D-Alaska) state director, Susanne Fleek-Green, has signed on to help Sitka Mayor Scott McAdams' (D) Senate bid this fall. "Like many Alaskans I am really energized [by] the campaign," Fleek-Green emailed the Fix. Begich deputy chief of staff Leslie Ridle is also involved in the McAdams effort, but on a volunteer basis for now.

WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED

* The National Republican Congressional Committee has named dentist Paul Gosar (Arizona's 1st) and former Maricopa County Treasurer David Schweikert (Arizona's 5th) its newest "Young Guns" and is bumping up ret. Marine Sgt. Jesse Kelly (Arizona's 8th) to "Contender" status.

* The National Taxpayers Union is launching a $4 million national TV and radio ad blitz urging voters to tell Congress, "No new energy taxes."

* Florida Gov. Charlie Crist's (I) camp has released an internal poll conducted by Keith Frederick showing him statistically tied 35 percent to 34 percent with former state House Speaker Marco Rubio (R) while Rep. Kendrick Meek (D) trails with 17 percent.

* Crossroads GPS, the 501(c)4 arm of the conservative group American Crossroads, is launching new TV ads in the Kentucky, Colorado, Missouri and Nevada Senate races.

* A new Survey USA poll shows state Sen. Robert Hurt (R) leading Rep. Tom Perriello (D-Va.) 61 percent to 35 percent.

WHAT YOU SHOULDN'T MISS

* Pre-primary reports are due today for the Sep. 14 primaries in Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia. Keep an eye out for how much self-funding businessmen Bill Binnie (R) and Jim Bender (R) spend on their New Hampshire Senate primary bids.

* The Cook Political Report has changed its projection for GOP Senate pick-ups to 7 to 9 seats, up from its previous forecast of 4 to 6 seats; it has also changed its projections for gubernatorial races in Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Wyoming in Republicans' favor.

* Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R), former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) and Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) will be among the speakers at the Family Research Council's annual Values Voter Summit, which kicks off Sep. 17 at Washington's Omni Shoreham Hotel. Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R), who debuted at the event last year, is slated to address the gathering this year via video.

* President Obama will make remarks on the economy in Cleveland next Wednesday and will hold a White House press conference next Friday.

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By Felicia Sonmez  | September 2, 2010; 6:00 PM ET
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