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* In a breakfast roundtable with reporters, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka called union voters "the firewall for candidates that support working families." Trumka said that as of Oct. 1, the AFL-CIO is active in 100 House races, 18 Senate races and 14 gubernatorial races in 26 states. The labor group's targets include 40 districts with over 40,000 union members, including HI-01, IL-14, NY-19, NV-03, OH-16, PA-03, PA-10 and PA-11.

* A new Reuters/Ipsos poll shows businessman Ron Johnson (R) leading Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.) 51 percent to 44 percent among likely voters.

* The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is up with new TV ads slamming Kentucky Senate nominee Rand Paul (R) on Medicare and taking on Colorado Senate nominee Ken Buck (R) on ethics.

* Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's (R) PAC took in $1.2 million in the third quarter, receiving an average contribution of $50 from more than 21,000 donors.

* A new Monmouth University poll shows New Castle County Executive Chris Coons (D) leading marketing consultant Christine O'Donnell (R) 57 percent to 38 percent among likely voters in the Delaware Senate race. In the at-large House race, former Lt. Gov. John Carney (D) leads businessman Glen Urquhart (R) 53 percent to 44 percent.


* President Obama hosts a "Moving America Forward" tele-town hall from George Washington University at 7 p.m. Eastern. Watch live here.

* It's another night of high-stakes debates, with candidates facing off in the Ohio and Connecticut Senate races and in the California, Colorado, Minnesota and Hawaii gubernatorial contests. Bookmark The Fix's 2010 Debate Guide now for all the details.

* Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) campaigns with Buck today. First Lady Michelle Obama visits the state Thursday to campaign for Sen. Michael Bennet (D).

* Former President Bill Clinton headlines a rally for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in Las Vegas tonight, hours after former state Assemblywoman Sharron Angle (R) announced her mammoth third-quarter haul.

* The latest Quinnipiac poll on the Florida Senate race comes out tomorrow morning. The stakes are high for Rep. Kendrick Meek (D), who has remained a distant third in recent polling; state Dems held a conference call today to push back against rumors that he's dropping out of the race.


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With Felicia Sonmez and Aaron Blake

By Felicia Sonmez  | October 12, 2010; 5:00 PM ET
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