5) Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., is launching a new television ad today. Brown talks about his tough upbringing as he drives his famous truck. Meanwhile, the Boston Globe profiles Elizabeth Warren's career. 4) CODEL skinny dipping, per Politico: Other freshmen swimmers involved: Reps. Steve Southerland, R-Fla., Tom Reed, R-N.Y., Ben Quayle, R-Ariz., Jeff Denham, R-Calif., and Michael Grimm, R-N.Y. 3) Romney brought in $7 million during a weekend east coast fundraising swing. 2) More speakers announced for the Democratic National Convention: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland and California Attorney General Kamala Harris. Meanwhile, CNN reports that Ann Romney is expected to be named the main headliner on the first night of the GOP Convention. 1) Missouri GOP Senate nominee Todd Akin's comments about rape -- that victims of "legitimate" rape can't get pregnant -- set off a firestorm Sunday. The Romney campaign has distanced Romney and Ryan from the comments. GOP Senate candidates Denny Rehberg (Montana) and Jeff Flake (Arizona) have as well -- and expect more Republican Senate candidates to follow suit. And Akin's primary opponent Sarah Steelman tweeted "Todd Akin's remarks about "legitimate rape" were inexcusable, insulting and embarrassing to the GOP." Check out Hotline's Josh Kraushaar's take on how this effects the race here.
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