BELLWETHER'S A RINGING. Earlier in the day I said that CT-05 could be a bellwether for the northeast. Alec in the field says that challenger Chris Murphy is up 10 percent in the staunchly Republican town of Southbury.
FAIR AND BALANCED? EVERY NOW AND THEN. Earlier this evening, Fox News Channel's Carl Cameron held up a flyer he said had reportedly been distributed in an African-American area in Maryland that railed against the Democratic senatorial candidate, Ben Cardin, who is fighting for the seat of retiring Sen. Paul Sarbanes against African American Republican Michael Steele. I couldn't catch the copy on the flyer word for word as Cameron waved it in front of the camera, but the headline was, "Ben Cardin Exposed!" It went on to accuse Cardin of being against Jesus and black people.
LAMONT: NOT A SCHUMER FAN. This anecdote is a few hours old now, but Alec Oveis reported that early this evening he ran into Ned Lamont in CT-05 and they chatted for a few minutes. DSCC chair Chuck Schumer's name came up. Lamont shook his head ruefully (ok, remember, this is secondhand -- from Alec's description, I detected some rue) and said, to paraphrase, "Schumer...Schumer was pretty hard on us. He played this very tactically from day one." His meaning -- "Schumer screwed me" -- seemed plain enough.
THE KILLING CLOWNS, THE BLOOD MONEY MEN, ARE SHOOTING THOSE WASHINGTON BULLETS AGAIN. The Clash vote has determined at least one race tonight: Daniel Ortegahas won in Nicaragua. This is going to be one awesome U.N. Security Council session.
GET RICH QUICK. Know anyone engaging in some voter fraud or suppression? Want to get rich? MoveOn is offering a $250,000 reward for "new material evidence leading to a felony conviction for an organized effort of partisan voter suppression or electronic voting fraud."
This seems very smart. It should be a top priority to round up whomever was behind today's suppression and put them in jail. Messages must be sent, standards set, etc. We invaded Iraq to bring them the democratic process, surely we can throw some dirtbags in prison to protect it here at home.