6) Something you may have missed during the debate: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce will launch a new round
of ads in nine House districts starting today, including on behalf of six New York Republicans and two conservative Democrats -- Reps. Jim Matheson, D-Utah and Joihn Barrow, D-Ga.
5) Big quarter for Virginia Democratic Senate nominee Tim Kaine
: He brought in $4.5 million
4) The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee's launched their first Arizona ad
, and it hits GOP Rep. Jeff Flake
on women's issues.
3) The Wall Street Journal takes a look at
Democratic interest groups like labor unions and environmental organizations mostly skipping the White House race and instead and pouring resources into congressional races.
2) Our latest House Race Rankings are up! Check them out here
1) The verdict is in: Mitt Romney
won last night's debate in a rout. Post-debate polls showed
voters found the former Massachusetts governor gave the better performance.
The New York Times
-- Scott Bland contributed.
If Mr. Romney's goal was to show that he could project equal stature to the president, he succeeded, perhaps offering his campaign the lift that Republicans have been seeking. Mr. Obama often stopped short of challenging his rival's specific policies and chose not to invoke some of the same arguments that his campaign has been making against Mr. Romney for months.