(CNN) - Apparently all it takes to break through Washington's seemingly never-ending cycle of partisan gridlock and stubbornness is a couple of devoted baseball fans.
The proof is in the pudding. Well, actually, it's in the pecan pie.
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:
Florida 24th - Rep. Suzanne Kosmas (D) is seeking a 2nd term
Date of Primary: August 24
Location: Some suburbs of Orlando, Eastern Florida's 'Space Coast'
Days until Election Day: 8
(CNN) - On paper, there are not many reasons why Democratic Rep. Suzanne Kosmas should be hopeful for re-election.
Michigan 7th - Rep. Mark Schauer (D) is seeking a 2nd term
Date of Primary: August 3
Location: Southern Michigan, parts of Lansing
Days until Election Day: 9
With just nine days until the election and big bucks flowing into southern Michigan, residents of the state's 7th congressional district may be experiencing déjà vu.
In 2008, Rep. Mark Schauer narrowly defeated then-Rep. Tim Walberg as he rode the Obama-wave into office and became the first Democrat since 1993 to represent MI-07.
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:
Nevada 3rd - Rep. Dina Titus (D) is seeking a 2nd term
Date of Primary: June 8
Location: Suburbs of Las Vegas, South end of Las Vegas strip
Days until Election Day: 10
In a Y-shaped district encompassing Las Vegas suburbs, X marks the spot for a House contest you wouldn't want to bet on.
Freshman Rep. Dina Titus is the first Democrat to represent Nevada's 3rd congressional district since its creation in 2003. And although President Obama won the district by 12 points, Titus won by only five. She may be happy to eek out a one-point victory this November.
(CNN) – When independent Senate candidate Charlie Crist railed on health care reform legislation in a debate held Tuesday night, he didn't call it health care reform, he called it "Obamacare."
"I think that Obamacare was off the charts, was wrong," Crist said in a debate between the Sunshine State's three Senate candidates held at Nova Southeast University in Fort Lauderdale. "It taxed too much, has mandates that are probably unconstitutional and it's not the way to go."
"And it was rammed through," Crist added for good measure.
Moments later, the Democratic candidate, Rep. Kendrick Meek, saw an opening.
(CNN) - A tweet written to promote a local law enforcement association's endorsement of California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman inadvertently went viral because it featured a YouTube video of a cross-dressing Asian man rocking out to a pop song.
In a negligee, garters and thigh high stockings.
(CNN) – What happened in Vegas surely won't stay there.
At a rally Tuesday afternoon in Las Vegas, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid took a pointed jab at his GOP challenger, former state assemblywoman Sharron Angle.
"As I look out over this crowd, I really don't know what my opponent was talking about," Reid said. "Because you all look like Nevadans to me."
Reid's comments come one day after news surfaced that Angle told a group of Hispanic school children that "some of you look a little more Asian to me."
(CNN) - Independent Florida Senate candidate Charlie Crist scored an endorsement from a big Democratic name on Wednesday, as a new poll shows he needs all the help he can get.
Environmental activist Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., the nephew of former President John F. Kennedy and the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, has thrown his family name behind Crist, who until earlier this year held elected office as a Republican.
(CNN) - A debate between California's gubernatorial candidates Tuesday night became heated after discussion turned to the use of the word "whore" by a staffer for the Democratic nominee.
In an inadvertently recorded conversation, a staffer for California Attorney General Jerry Brown called former eBay CEO Meg Whitman a "whore," implying that she had sold out to special interests.
(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.