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Last-minute ads, last-ditch appeals

After months of hinting around, desperate candidates are turing to more direct measures. Read the full story from Politico…

Wall St reform architect Frank fights for survival

BOSTON (Reuters) – Representative Barney Frank, the outspoken, witty Democrat closely tied to the 2008 U.S. bank bailout, faces a tough re-election battle after 15 terms in office at a…

Perry has big lead in Texas governor’s race: poll

DALLAS (Reuters) – Texas Governor Rick Perry, a conservative Republican who has tapped into a deep anti-Washington mood, has a double-digit lead over Democratic challenger Bill White, according to a…

Cantor says no gov’t shutdown

Despite a possible veto, operations will continue. Read the full story from Politico…

Coons camp: Gawker post ‘cowardly’

It denounces an anonymous post by a man claiming a drunken encounter with O’Donnell. Read the full story from Politico…

Boxer widens lead in tough California Senate race

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Democratic U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer of California has opened up an 8 percentage point lead over Republican challenger Carly Fiorina as she picks up a greater…

Reid says Angle speaks in code

The Nevada senator accuses his opponent of wanting to eliminate the government. Read the full story from Politico…

GDP rises 2 percent in third quarter

The gain isn’t enough to help President Obama and Democratic candidates. Read the full story from Politico…

Poll: Congress did less than usual

Gallup finds that 37 percent believe lawmakers did less than what is accomplished in a typical session. Read the full story from Politico…

O’Donnell camp rips Gawker ‘slander’

In an anonymous post, a man claims to have had a “one-night stand” with the Senate candidate. Read the full story from Politico…