Hotline Sort: Raising Arizona
Welcome back to Hotline Sort. Team Romney sets financial expectations as the third quarter comes to a close, Arizona gets its debate on Dec. 1, Obama's team is looking at a different path to reelection and Tuesday is a state holiday in West Virginia. Here's today's rundown:
10) CNN and the Arizona Republican Party will co-host a GOP presidential debate on Dec. 1, bringing the number of debates this year to 13 -- not including those scheduled for early 2012.
9) According to the latest Fairleigh Dickinson University poll of New Jersey voters, Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., beats state Sens. Joe Kyrillos and Michael Doherty -- two possible Republican challengers -- in head-to-head matchups. Menendez leads Kyrillos 49 percent to 28 percent and head leads Doherty 49 percent to 30 percent. A plurality of voters - 47 percent - don't know or have no opinion of Menendez while 30 percent have a favorable view of the senator and 23 percent have an unfavorable view.
8) The Progressive Change Campaign Committee is rolling out its latest list of House endorsements today: state House Speaker Chris Donovan (D), running in Connecticut's open 5th District; 2010 nominee Ann McLane Kuster (D), eyeing a rematch with Rep. Charlie Bass, R-N.H., in New Hampshire's 2nd District; and progressive activist Ilya Sheyman (D), running to challenge freshman Rep. Bob Dold, R-Ill., in Illinois's 10th District.
7) Sen. Jon Tester, D-Montana, isn't happy about a recent NRSC web ad that portrays him with five fingers on his right hand even though he lost three fingers in a childhood accident with a meat saw, the Great Falls Tribune reports. Republicans said Thursday that someone else's left hand was accidentally left in the photo when people in the background were cut out to show just Tester and President Obama.