Our colleagues over at Time always have interesting things to say. Here's what we're reading at the Ticker:
Jay Newton-Small has a piece on Time's Swampland blog on the write-in candidacy of Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski– reported from the Senator's home state of Alaska. Murkowski is the 800-pound gorilla in the room that the two other candidates, who are officially on the ballot, are taking very seriously.
And California is on the mind of Adam Sorenson who writes for Time.com about whether the Republicans can win the Governor's mansion and a Senate seat in California this November.