Welcome back to Hotline Sort. Romney cuts an ad for Rehberg, Berkley lends her campaign money, McMahon door-hangers say vote for Obama, and Kirk gives his first post-stroke interview.
11) Actor John Cusack is developing a movie about conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh.
10) Campaigning in Iowa, Mitt Romney asked Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, if he'd hit any deer lately.
9) Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., gave his first post-stroke interview and said his goal is to return to the Senate in January.
8) Two weekend polls in New York House races:
Rep. Kathy Hochul, D-N.Y., and GOP challenger Chris Collins are still deadlocked just days from the election, a Siena College poll for two local media outlets found. Collins took 48 percent and Hochul 47 percent in the poll.
And Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle, R-N.Y., and Democratic challenger Dan Maffei remain tied below 45 percent in a second consecutive independent poll released Saturday afternoon, a strong indicator of why the National Republican Congressional Committee never gave up on the freshman congresswoman, even though the district is highly favorable for Democrats. A new survey from Siena College shows Buerkle and Maffei, the former congressman she defeated in 2010, tied at 44 percent.
7) In Arizona's Senate race, News 12 in Phoenix reports
that GOP Rep. Jeff Flake
robocalls over the weekend instructed registered Democratic voters to go to the wrong voting locations.
6) Connecticut GOP Senate nominee Linda McMahon
is handing out some door-hangers -- and though she supports Romney, they urge people to vote for President Obama
: "Vote for Barack Obama for President and Linda McMahon for U.S. Senate on the Independent line," says a door-hanger McMahon's camp put on
some Hartford homes. "President Barack Obama and Linda McMahon will fight for us."
Obama cut an ad for Democratic Rep. Chris Murphy
5) Democrat Tim Kaine
has a 3-point lead over Republican George Allen
just days away from the election in a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal
. Kaine has 49 percent support in the poll to Allen's 46 percent, with 4 percent of voters undecided.
4) Never a great sign: Rep. Shelley Berkley
, D-Nev., loaned her campaign $250,000
for the final stretch.
3) Romney cut an ad
for another Senate candidate: Rep. Rick Berg
, R-N.D. "The country has big challenges ahead, says Romney in the spot. "America needs a Republican Senate to solve them. Rick Berg will be the 51st senator to help reduce the size of government, repeal the government takeover of healthcare, and cut taxes on small business."
2) And Obama made a radio ad
for Democratic Rep. Mazie Hirono
in Hawaii's Senate race. "Aloha, Hawaii," he says. "This is President Barack Obama. Our country's made real progress you can be proud of. We can't turn back now. Which is exactly why I'm urging you to send Mazie Hirono to the United States Senate."
1) The New York Times
takes a look at Obama
in the final days of the campaign.