(CNN) – A new week brings revelations of another potentially embarrassing quote from Christine O'Donnell.
According to the Associated Press, the unlikely Delaware GOP Senate nominee said in 2006 that she was privy to classified information that China was engaged in a "carefully thought out and strategic plan to take over America."
"There's much I want to say. I wish I wasn't privy to some of the classified information that I am privy to," O'Donnell said during a Republican primary debate in 2006. She ultimately lost her campaign that year to be the party's Senate nominee.
(CNN) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry's Democratic challenger came out swinging Monday after the Dallas Morning News published a lengthy investigation into more than $16 million in state technology grants given to companies run by top Perry campaign donors.
Former Houston Mayor Bill White, trailing by six or seven points according in recent polls, called on the Republican governor to "come clean" about why money from the taxpayer-funded Texas Emerging Technology Fund, created by Perry in 2005, was steered to "hand-picked" companies.
(CNN) - Republican Linda McMahon is trying to seize the offensive in the hotly contested Connecticut Senate race, unveiling a new ad slamming Democratic state Attorney General Richard Blumenthal over distortions in his Vietnam service record.
The new ad, which will air statewide, made its on-line debut only hours before the two candidates are scheduled square off in their first debate. It raises questions about Blumenthal's credibility as a politician.
Washington (CNN) - The air wars for control of the House of Representatives are heating up.
This week the National Republican Congressional Committee will begin spending $4.4 million to run television commercials in 45 districts. The ads are part of the Republican's strategy to go on the air early in hopes of locking up seats they think they can win back from the Democrats. The GOP needs a net gain of 39 seats in the midterm elections to regain the House, which Democrats have controlled the past four years.
(CNN) - Republicans may be inching closer to a key Senate pickup in the swing state of Colorado.
Republican nominee Ken Buck now leads appointed Democratic incumbent Michael Bennet by 8 points among likely voters, 50 to 42 percent according to a new McClatchy-Marist poll.
Six percent of likely voters remain undecided, while 2 percent are backing someone else.
(CNN) – A new poll in the Pennsylvania Senate battle indicates Republicans have a good shot at regaining a Democratic-held seat they lost just a little over a year ago.
According to a McClatchy-Marist survey released Monday, 51 percent of likely Pennsylvania voters say they are backing Republican Senate nominee Pat Toomey, with 42 percent supporting Rep. Joe Sestak, the Democrat's nominee, with six percent undecided.
(CNN) – More bad news for Wisconsin Sen. Russ Feingold.
Feingold, a three-term Democrat, now trails Republican businessman Ron Johnson by 7 points among likely voters, according to a new McClatchy-Marist poll.
Fifty-two percent of likely voters are backing Johnson, while 45 percent support Feingold. Three percent remain undecided.
(CNN) – Business mogul Donald Trump is making clear he had nothing to do with a mysterious poll in New Hampshire that, according to TIME Magazine, asked Granite State voters about a potential Trump presidential bid.
"I never heard of this poll but I'm anxious to find out what it says. I do not know about a poll taken in New Hampshire," Trump said Monday on CNN's "American Morning."
Charleston, WV (CNN) – At a diner in Charleston and a parade in Milton, I heard something repeatedly from West Virginia voters that you almost never hear about any politician these days: they love their governor, Joe Manchin.
Both Democratic and Republican voters said they think Manchin has done a great job for this state. They note that he's lowered the state's deficit, showed compassion for the state's coal miners, and fought for the coal industry.
What I heard most about Manchin was that he's "for the people."
(CNN) – Linda McMahon and Richard Blumenthal step into the political ring Monday night for their first face-to-face showdown in the fight for the Senate seat long held by Connecticut Democrat Chris Dodd.
McMahon, the former chief executive of pro-wrestling's World Wrestling Entertainment and the GOP Senate nominee, and Blumenthal, Connecticut's longtime Democratic attorney general, will share the same stage in Hartford for their first debate.
The debate comes as recent polling indicates the race is now a dead heat.