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Afternoon Fix: Reid hits Angle on eliminating DOE; McCollum and Meek lead down the stretch

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* New ad from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) hits Sharron Angle (R) for wanting to eliminate the Department of Education.

* New Quinnipiac poll shows Bill McCollum leads the Florida GOP governor primary 39 percent to 35 percent over Rick Scott, while Rep. Kendrick Meek leads Jeff Greene 39 percent to 29 percent in the Democratic Senate primary.

* On the eve of the primary, Organizing for America snubs Meek.

* Michelle Obama and Laura Bush will appear together in Shanksville, Pa., on Sept. 11.

* President Obama's approval rating drops another point to 43 percent in the latest Gallup poll.


* How does the Republican National Committee explain its most troubling financial report to date?

* Tomorrow is a big day for the suddenly relevant Mike Huckabee endorsement. Will his candidates go the way of former Rep. Nathan Deal (R-Ga.), who won a tough runoff with Huck's help this month? Huckabee's got four candidates on the ballot Tuesday: McCollum, former state Sen. Daniel Webster in Rep. Alan Grayson's (D-Fla.) district, former youth camp director James Lankford in Oklahoma's open 5th district, and Sen. Lisa Murkowski's (R-Alaska) primary challenger, attorney Joe Miller.

* Look for panic mode to set for Democrats in Illinois, where over the last four days, Gov. Pat Quinn (D) has parted ways with both his media consultant and his chief of staff - both under troubling circumstances.

* Obama will go to Connecticut next month. Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal (D) has been doing plenty to distance himself from D.C. Democrats; will the two appear together?

* Today is the filing deadline for independent candidates in Wyoming.


Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) nearly kills the cat.

With Felicia Sonmez and Aaron Blake

By Aaron Blake  | August 23, 2010; 5:45 PM ET
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