5) The Democratic Senatorial Campaign committee is going up on the air in New Mexico starting Tuesday. A Republican ad buyer following the market pegs the buy at about $116,000 from July 31 to August 6.
Republican nominee Heather Wilson
is running an ad attacking Democratic Rep. Martin Heinrich
, as is Crossroads GPS.
4) The North Dakota Democratic Party released a poll Friday conducted by DFM Research that shows Democratic Senate nominee Heidi Heitkamp
leading Republican Rep. Rick Berg
50 percent to 44 percent.
The poll shows Obama trailing badly in the presidential race, but is the latest signal that the Senate contest is far from the Republican slam dunk it was once considered.
3) Busy weekend in Texas, where Republicans David Dewhurst
and Ted Cruz
face off in a runoff Tuesday.
Sarah Palin stumped
for Cruz Friday, rallying a crowd of over 1,500. Sen. Jim DeMint
, R-S.C., was also on hand for Cruz.
Stay tuned to Hotline on Call
for a preview of the runoff later today.
2) From Olympic gaffes to nuclear weapons: In Israel, a senior Romney aide suggested
that the former governor would support a unilateral military strike against Iran by Israel. Romney said stopping a nuclear Iran should be the U.S.'s "highest national-security priority."
His trip abroad continues with a third and final stop in Poland Monday.
1) Bill Clinton
will play a leading role at the Democratic Convention. The New York Times
The prominent role of Mr. Clinton, which is scheduled to be announced on Monday, signals an effort by the Obama campaign to pull out all the stops to rally Democrats when they gather for their party's national convention in Charlotte, N.C. An even more important audience will be the voters across the country who will see the address carried by television networks.
Vice President Biden
and President Obama
will both speak on the final night of the convention.