Eyebrows in Washington were arched --if not fully raised -- from a story in the New Orleans Times-Picayune earlier this week that detailed Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's (R) aggressive fundraising schedule in advance of his 2011 re-election race.
In another sign of the dangerously strong anti-incumbent current in the country, Iowa Gov. Chet Culver (D) appears to be in political free fall and trails his strongest Republican opponent by more than 20 points in new independent polling in the Hawkeye State.
A new survey commissioned by the Club for Growth puts Conservative party nominee Doug Hoffman in the lead with just eight days remaining before he special election in New York's 23rd district.
Former Iowa First Lady Christie Vilsack (D) told the Des Moines Register this morning that she would not pursue a challenge to Sen. Chuck Grassley (R) in 2010, taking a big-name recruit of the table and likely ensuring that the Republican will win a sixth term next November.
A new poll released by the Progressive Change Campaign Committee suggests that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) should tack to his ideological left, the latest example of the party base putting the squeeze on the leader even as he faces significant electoral peril next November.
A new Quinnipiac poll in the Florida Senate race shows former state House Speaker Marco Rubio (R) narrowing the gap against Gov. Charlie Crist (R), numbers sure to embolden national conservatives who are already casting the primary as a fight for the heart and soul of the Republican party.