(CNN) - As Election Day gets closer, the rhetoric gets more intense, interesting and, shall we say, passionate. Here are some things that you might have missed.
The Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission ruled that Joan Heffington, the unsuccessful candidate in the state's GOP gubernatorial primary, "cannot accept a $159 wig as an in-kind campaign contribution," according to the Lawrence Journal-World.
Palin 'hurts so good'
Rocker John Mellencamp, while not a fan of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's policy positions, recently said that her intelligence shouldn't be questioned just because she "says things and winks."
Queen Meg is becoming a fixture in the California governor's race - not Meg Whitman, but a caricature of her as a monarch, complete with crown and sash. She's appeared before the debate between Whitman and her Democratic opponent, Jerry Brown, and is a creation of the California Nurses Association, which accuses the former eBay chief of misleading the public and favoring Wall Street over state workers.