DGA Keeping Pressure On Dubie:
The DGA is going up with another ad in Vermont yesterday, hoping to swing the toss up race toward Democrat Peter Shumlin
. The ad, provided to Hotline On Call
, is about as straightforward a contrast ad as you can possible get -- it even has "+"s and "-"s for the pros and cons of Shumlin and Republican Brian Dubie
"Honest differences between the candidates for governor," the narrator says. "On taxes, Brian Dubie would cut taxes for the wealthiest 1,400 Vermonters. Peter Shumlin would cut taxes for middle class families."
The ad is supported by a statewide buy at saturation levels.
Last Chance For Feingold?
Sen. Russ Feingold
(D) faces off with Republican Ron Johnson
for the final time on Friday, and the Democrat needs to score some points. Feingold continues to trail by significant margins in polls, but his camp believes it has some wind at its back.
Johnson gave an interview with the Green Bay Press Gazette
's editorial board earlier this week, when the board scrutinized his position on creating middle class jobs. Asked about his plan, Johnson froze up. The paper -- Johnson's hometown pub -- went on to endorse Feingold for the first time. Expect Feingold to make this a big issue in the debate, much as he did when he confronted Johnson about outside groups airing attack ads in their earlier meetings. http://bit.ly/aNhuck
Sestak and Toomey will debate again on Friday. Other debates include an Indiana Senate forum between former Sen. Dan Coats (R) and Rep. Brad Ellsworth (D), well as gubernatorial face offs in Colorado and Maryland.
White House Watch:
continues his West Coast campaign swing on Friday. He'll appear at an event for Sen. Barbara Boxer
in Los Angeles, then headline a DNC rally at the University of Southern California. Obama will tape an interview for the Spanish-language Piolin Show in the afternoon, then jet off to Las Vegas -- where he'll speak at another DNC rally.