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October 4th, 2010
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Be in the know: Today's political bullet points

Happy Monday from soggy Washington. Twenty-nine days out and the big question in politics, at least if you listen to the buzz in DC, is whether the Democrats are in a bit of a bounce back. In working some sources this morning, here’s my favorite from a top GOP strategist when asked if the Dems really had reason to be more upbeat: “They’re right. They’re only going to lose 40 or 50 seats (in the House), not 65 or 70.” To the Bullet Points: In Erick’s No. 1 and Mario’s No 3, essentially the same question: How powerful will the grassroots left be come Nov. 2. Erick clearly wasn’t impressed with the weekend rally in Washington; but the test that matters most is the ground war come Election Day. Both of our friends also are keeping a close eye, from different ends of the ideological spectrum, on Nevada’s wacky Senate race. Enjoy the day. – John King

RedState.Com Editor Erick-Woods Erickson:

– The One Nation rally didn't live up to the hype. The assorted bunch of communists, socialists, union members, and Democrats was substantially less than the Glenn Beck rally.

– The headline is that the polls are tightening and the Democrats may keep Congress after all. In 1994, a month from the election, that was the conventional wisdom helped by a resurgent economy.

– The Las Vegas Review Journal, Nevada's largest newspaper, endorsed Sharron Angle over Harry Reid. Six years ago the paper had endorsed Reid.

Talk Show Host and Online Editor of Mario Solis-Marich:

– The New Boss: Audio surfaces of Sharon Angle cutting backroom deals in Nevada to parlay the “juice” she has to make backroom deals in DC.

– The Bad Boss: The millions of dollars spent courting Latino voters by California GOP Gov. candidate Whitman dissipate as Spanish and English language media play her housekeeper’s complaint repeatedly.

– Where’s the Boss?: Senator Bennet (CO) is falling behind his GOP opponent while the Democratic nominee for Governor in the Rocky Mountain state surges ahead, is it time for Obama’s OFA to save the day…again?

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