(CNN) - The Ohio Congressional candidate who has received national attention for a photo where he appears in a Nazi uniform, responded to the reports Saturday in a statement on his website.
Rich Iott, a Republican who is running in Ohio's 9th district, said in the statement that he has participated in military re-enactments since college and it is a "hobby" he enjoys with his son.
(CNN) - Just one day before President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden head to a DNC rally near a Philadelphia school, the CNN Express stopped in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to take the political pulse of the city.
Pennsylvania will play a key role in the midterm elections, where a tight Senate race is currently underway. The latest CNN/Time/Opinion Research Corporation poll shows Republican Senate nominee Pat Toomey with a single digit lead over Democratic Rep. Joe Sestak.
(Updated 7:49 p.m. ET with NRSC response)
(CNN) - Gov. Joe Manchin, West Virginia's Democratic Senate nominee, was the target of an ad controversy this week, and now he's retaliating.
Manchin's opponent, Republican John Raese, aired a video that showed three West Virginia voters saying Manchin should stay "right here in West Virginia." But, they weren't West Virginia voters, and they weren't even in West Virginia. Instead, the spot was shot in Philadelphia, and the three men were hired actors. The casting notice for the ad, which was paid for by the National Republican Senatorial Committee, called for actors with a "'Hicky' Blue Collar look," sparking outrage from Democrats.
(CNN) - A "Glee" star is taking the political stage this weekend in the home state of the fictional William McKinley High School.
Matthew Morrison, who plays glee club director "Mr. Shuster" on the hit Fox series, will be in Ohio to campaign for Democratic Senate candidate Lee Fisher and Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland.
(Updated 1:23 p.m. ET with Blumenthal campaign response)
(CNN) - Connecticut Republican Senate nominee Linda McMahon is getting a little extra help from Massachusetts Republican Sen. Scott Brown.
The two will hold a rally Saturday afternoon that campaign spokesman Shawn McCoy said will "get volunteers fired up." McCoy said voters in Connecticut feel the same frustration that led to Brown's win in Massachusetts.
(CNN) - Republicans came out swinging in their weekly address Saturday, with the speech sounding like a midterm election roadmap for candidates across the country.
Republican Sen. John Barrasso of Wyoming delivered the remarks that criticized the president over the unemployment rate, federal debt, taxes and health care.
(CNN) - Nevada GOP Senate nominee Sharron Angle told a crowd of Tea Party rally-goers last week that two cities — Dearborn, Michigan and Frankford, Texas — are under Sharia law, the sacred law of Islam.
“We're talking about a militant terrorist situation, which I believe isn't a widespread thing, but it is enough that we need to address, and we have been addressing it,” Angle said according to audio of the rally obtained by the Washington post. “My thoughts are these. First of all, Dearborn, Michigan, and Frankford, Texas, are on American soil, and under Constitutional law. Not Sharia law. And I don't know how that happened in the United States.”
The problem? Well, Frankford, Texas doesn’t really exist.
CNN went to Texas to investigate, check out the video after the jump:
Editor's Note: In the final 100 days before Election Day, CNN has been profiling one race at random each day from among the nation's top 100 House races, which we've dubbed "The CNN 100." Read the full list here. Today's featured district is:
MI-01: Rep. Bart Stupak is retiring
Primary: August 3, 2010
Location: Michigan's Upper Peninsula, northern part of the Southern Peninsula
Days until the election: 24
Two political newcomers are battling it out for the Michigan seat long held by nine-term Democrat Rep. Bart Stupak.