The Macaca Democrats

Something peculiar has happened. As I write, none of the Republican candidates for Senate has become a public embarrassment. On the contrary: For the first time in a decade, it is the Democratic candidates, not the Republican ones, who are fodder for late-night comics. That the Democrats are committing gaffes and causing scandals at a higher rate than Republicans not only may be decisive in the battle for the Senate. It could signal a change in our politics at large.

Ellison’s Must Read of the Day

Ellison must read

My must read of the day is “Mitch McConnell and Alison Lundergan Grimes take their talking points face to face,” by Sam Youngman, in the Lexington Herald-Leader.

Ellison’s Election Tip Sheet

Ellison Barber election tip sheet

SENATE: NORTH CAROLINA

Hagan is on a winning streak when it comes to polls, and she has been for the past month, but with a very narrow lead.