Welcome back to Hotline Sort. Obama is heading to Wisconsin, another poll shows a dead heat in Virginia's Senate race, Wayne Gilchrest eyes a comeback in Maryland's 1st District, and Granholm appeared on "The Dating Game" in 1978.
9) A copy of former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm's 1978 appearance on "The Dating Game" has surfaced on YouTube. Check out her look in the video here.
8) Watch Rep. Denny Rehberg, R-Mont., appear to flip off a tracker.
7) News in Maryland's 1st District, where Democratic nominee Wendy Rosen withdrew from the race: Former longtime GOP Rep. Wayne Gilchrest, who lost a primary to now-Rep. Andy Harris in 2008, is looking at a possible bid.
6) A Democratic poll shows Democratic state Sen. Kyrsten Sinema with a 4 point lead over GOP opponent Vernon Parker in Arizona's 9th District, Politico reports.
5) In Connecticut's Senate race, Webster Bank is challenging GOP nominee Linda McMahon's claims that Democratic nominee Chris Murphy got a special deal. The Stamford Advocate:
The bank said it reviewed 775 lines of credit issued at the same time as Murphy's and found that his interest rate was almost in the middle of those loans.
It was the second time within a week the bank has fought back against McMahon's aggressive attacks on Murphy's character as the two battle for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by independent Joe Lieberman.
4) New NBC News/Wall Street Journal
/Marist surveys out last night in the Virginia, Ohio, and Florida Senate races: In Virginia
, George Allen
and Tim Kaine
are in a 46-46 dead heat. In Ohio
, Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown
leads Treasurer Josh Mandel
by 7 points. And in Florida
, Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson
leads GOP Rep. Connie Mack
by double digits. They also polled the presidential race -- check it out here
3) The National Republican Senatorial Committee ad
in Maine hits Independent former Gov. Angus King
: "King used his political connections to get a taxpayer-backed loan for his windmill business," says the narrator. The ad also "attacks" Democratic nominee Cynthia Dill
, but the ad emphasizes her Democratic credentials. (He's called "millionaire" Angus King, she's called "Democrat" Cynthia Dill). "Democrat Dill supports Obama's tax increases and Obama's stimulus," says the narrator. "She's liberal. He's changed," the ad concludes. It's a state where Obama is expected to win and Republicans have to pin their Senate hopes on Democrats voting for Dill rather than King.
2) Mitt Romney
and Paul Ryan
will start receiving regular intelligence briefings next week, the Washington Post reports
1) President Obama
will be in Wisconsin for a fundraiser September 22, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports
-- his first visit to the state since February.