Anaheim, California (CNN) - Sarah Palin urged about 2,000 of the GOP faithful to come out in support of Republican candidates during a raucous Republican National Committee fundraiser and rally in Anaheim on Saturday.
"Positive change is just around the corner," the former Alaska governor told the crowd. "Now is not the time to let up. Now is not the time to celebrate."
(CNN) - Jack Conway, the Democratic nominee for Senate from Kentucky, released Saturday what are perhaps the harshest ads of his campaign against Republican nominee Rand Paul.
One ad attacks Paul’s views on federal safety protection and the other addresses the “Aqua Buddah” controversy from earlier this year.
“Why was Rand Paul a member of a secret society that called the Holy Bible ‘a hoax,’ that was banned for mocking Christianity and Christ?” the ad’s announcer says. “Why did Rand Paul once tie up a woman, tell her to bow down before a false idol, and say his god was ‘Aqua Buddha?'”
Washington (CNN) - The CNN 100, a list of the nation's 100 most vulnerable House races, has been updated to reflect the latest developments in the battle to control the chamber this November.
The list is now comprised of 90 Democratic seats, 15 of which are open seats and another 75 with incumbents running for re-election. There are 10 Republican seats in the CNN 100, 4 open seats and 6 incumbent races.
(CNN) - Incumbent Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick received some help Saturday from the most powerful Democrat in the country: President Barack Obama.
"The reason I came today isn't just because Deval has been there for me as a friend, but because he continues to inspire me as a leader at a time when too many folks bow to the politics of the moment," Obama said at a campaign rally for Patrick in Boston. "He represents the politics of conscience and conviction in an age of too much cynicism."
Obama admitted that he's sometimes on his Blackberry backstage when he attends events for candidates, but "when Deval speaks, I listen."
Boston (CNN) – As President Obama was pumping up thousands at a rally for Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, hecklers interrupted his remarks.
A press pool producer inside the Hynes Convention Center said the protesters held up a banner that read "Keep the Promise" as they chanted.
Another sign read "Fight Global Aids."
(CNN) - Election Day arrived for Nevada residents Saturday as early voting began with the state's Senate campaigns jockeying for votes.
Democratic incumbent Sen. Harry Reid and Republican challenger Sharron Angle are looking at early voting as a key barometer for how they're doing now, and how they will do in the November election.
Fifty-eight percent of Nevada ballots cast in 2008 came from early voting, and the campaigns expect 40 percent to 50 percent of the vote this year will come from early voting.
(CNN) - In the weekly Republican address Indiana Rep. Mike Pence urged House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to call Congress back into session, a little more than two weeks before the midterm elections.
"Washington DC doesn't tax too little, Washington DC spends too much. Raising taxes on job creators won't create jobs," Pence said. "Speaker Nancy Pelosi should call Congress back into session immediately and allow an up-or down-vote on preserving all current tax rates."
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:
NH 01: Rep. Carol Shea-Porter is defending her seat.
Primary: September 14, 2010
Location: Manchester and eastern New Hampshire
Days until the election: 17
New Hampshire has a unique national reputation of having a large number of independent voters. Much of this reputation is due, of course, to the state's position in the presidential nominating calendar. That independent streak extends to congressional elections, including Rep. Carol Shea-Porter's re-election campaign as voters in the 1st district decide whether they back a Democratic incumbent or the Republican challenger.
LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) – Talk about burying the hatchet. When former President Bill Clinton turned out to rally for California Democratic gubernatorial nominee Jerry Brown on Friday night, the former rivals hugged and made up.
Really, they embraced.
The two have a bitter political history dating to 1992, when they ran against each other in the Democratic presidential primary.