(Updated at 5:43 p.m. ET with Reid campaign response)
(CNN) – Nevada Republican Sharron Angle's Senate campaign announced a massive third quarter fundraising haul on Tuesday, potentially positioning the Tea Party candidate for an ad-heavy push weeks ahead of the midterm elections.
Angle's campaign brought in $14 million between July and September, spokesman Jarrod Agen told CNN.
Agen did not reveal how much cash the campaign had in the bank, or how much money it spent during the quarter, but said a "breakdown" of the numbers would be released Tuesday afternoon.
(CNN) - As rumors swirl about whether she will launch a presidential bid, Sarah Palin had a very successful fundraising quarter. According to new Federal Election Commission disclosure forms, the former Alaska governor raised more than $1.2 million, from July through the end of September. Her political action committee, SarahPAC now has almost $1.3 million cash on hand.
(CNN) - Put Joe Miller on the list of Tea Party candidates who have vowed to either avoid national media reporters or try to restrict the types of questions they're asked by them.
During a press conference following a candidate forum Monday in Anchorage, Miller told reporters that his campaign has "drawn a line in the sand."
Washington (CNN) - Car dealership owner Tom Ganley, who is trying to unseat Democratic Congresswoman Betty Sutton in a northeast Ohio House race, will discontinue over-the-air television advertisements, targeting cable TV and radio in the final three weeks of the campaign, his spokeswoman confirmed Tuesday.
The Ganley campaign's Meghan Snyder told CNN the decision is to reach a "different audience," and get away from "the cluttered field of broadcast news."
(CNN) – Facing an uphill battle for re-election, Democrat Bill Owens is bragging about his allegiances to the other side of the aisle.
In a new ad out Tuesday, the Democrat who won a special House seat in a conservative upstate New York District last year, declares he voted with "the Republican leader 63 percent of the time." FULL POST
Washington (CNN) - The Obama administration plans to lift the deepwater drilling moratorium that was put in place in the wake of the BP oil spill, two government sources told CNN on Tuesday.
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and the new head of the government agency overseeing offshore drilling, Michael Bromwich, were scheduled to hold a 1 p.m. news conference on the issue.
The moratorium began after the Gulf oil spill in April, and has drawn criticism from Republicans, Gulf state officials and coastal residents for stopping some oil drilling operations. Salazar has said the moratorium was necessary to ensure a similar accident to the one that caused the Gulf disaster doesn't happen.
Washington (CNN) - Hours before President Barack Obama holds a town hall to try and energize Democratic voters, a new poll indicates that he remains personally popular but a majority of Americans disagree with his positions on issues that matter to them.
According to a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation national survey released Tuesday, 59 percent of the public says Obama has the personality and leadership qualities a president should have, with four in ten disagreeing.
"That may be good news for Obama, but it's not a plus for Democratic candidates in this year's midterm elections," says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. "Without Obama's name on the ballot, the effects of his personal popularity are limited."
TOPICS: Obama personal qualities, stands on issues