Afternoon Fix: Mitch McConnell says Republicans oppose Obama's tax plan; Harry Reid up with new ad slamming Angle
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* A spokesperson for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said that every Senate Republican has vowed to oppose President Obama's plan to extend tax cuts for the middle class. Meanwhile, Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) reiterated his call for the Bush tax cuts to be extended for another year.
* Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has launched a new TV ad hitting former state Assemblywoman Sharron Angle (R) for casting votes that "would have made Nevada a safe haven for domestic abusers."
* Former Ohio Rep. Rob Portman (R) is up with a new TV ad blaming Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher (D) for Ohio's loss of 400,000 jobs.
* The National Republican Congressional Committee announced that Snohomish County Councilor John Koster (R), who is running against Rep. Rick Larsen (D) in Washington's 2nd district, has achieved "Young Gun" status.
* Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.) is up with a new TV spot hitting businessman Ron Johnson (R) for accepting government aid.
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* California Attorney General Jerry Brown (D) holds a press conference at 5 p.m. Eastern tonight. How will explain his remarks about former President Bill Clinton -- and will that explanation make things better or worse for Brown in his gubernatorial bid against former eBay CEO Meg Whitman?
* Clinton will visit Minnesota tomorrow night to headline a fundraising reception for Democratic gubernatorial nominee Mark Dayton. Meanwhile, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) is holding an event for Republican nominee Tom Emmer tonight.
* A new Quinnipiac poll is out tomorrow morning on the Connecticut Senate race. Will former World Wrestling Entertainment CEO Linda McMahon (R) be damaged by the recent revelations about her former company, or is her money helping her to close the gap with state Attorney General Richard Blumenthal (D)?
* Tomorrow is the last major primary day of the cycle, with races in seven states. Will any other shoes drop in Delaware or New Hampshire to push marketing consultant Christine O'Donnell (R) or attorney Ovide Lamontagne (R) over the top in their respective Senate primaries?
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| September 13, 2010; 5:08 PM ET
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