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Afternoon Fix: Senate campaign committees near even in cash; Pat Quinn and AKPD part ways

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-- The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee took in $4.4 million and spent $3.5 million July, leaving it with $22.5 million cash on hand. In the same period, the Republican National Senatorial Committee raised $4.2 million and spent $2.6 million, giving it $21.2 million in the bank.

-- Meanwhile, the DSCC has reserved $4 million in airtime in Missouri and $1.3 million in Kentucky for the month of October.

-- Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's (D) camp has fired its media firm, AKPD, which was founded by Obama senior adviser David Axelrod. In a statement, AKPD said that "our divergent approaches to disciplined, professional communications are incompatible." John Anzalone, Quinn's pollster, did not return a call seeking comment about his status with the campaign.

-- American Crossroads GPS, the organization's 501(c)4 arm, is going up with a $1.1 million ad buy in Nevada and a $900,000 buy in Missouri hitting Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan (D) on health care reform.

-- Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) is up with her first TV ads of the general election, one highlighting her differences with Rep. John Boozman (R) and the other defending her health care vote.


-- Former White House adviser Karl Rove is at the Iowa State Fair tonight raising money for the Iowa Republican Party.

-- July fundraising numbers for the Republican National Committee, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and the National Republican Senatorial Committee are due by midnight.

-- Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) will campaign for Boozman in Little Rock on Tuesday.

-- Oklahoma gubernatorial nominees Mary Fallin (R) and Jari Askins (D) have agreed to two debates on Oct. 18 and Oct. 28.


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With Felicia Sonmez and Aaron Blake

By Felicia Sonmez  | August 20, 2010; 5:38 PM ET
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