Florida: The Florida Senate race turned nasty when former Sen. George LeMeiux held a press conference and said, "Connie Mack IV is the Charlie Sheen of Florida politics. Mack IV does not have the temperament or the character to serve in the United States Senate." LeMeiux was referencing a Miami Herald story that detailed four physical confrontations Mack had when he was in his early 20s, one arrest and then a host of financial troubles that became clear during his divorce shortly after he was elected to Congress.
Montana: A Rasmusses Reports poll of the Montana Senate race finds Rep. Denny Rehberg with a three point lead over incumbent Sen. John Tester. Rehberg leads 47 to 44% with 5% undecided.
AZ-6: Sen. Jon Kyl has endorsed Rep. Ben Quayle in his member versus member matchup with Rep. David Schweikert. Kyl said that Quayle's voting record is closest to his in the Arizona delegation. "And he's approached the issues in a very thoughtful way," the senator said, "so I think he deserves my support."
Ohio: Former Gov. Ted Strickland has not ruled out a rematch with Gov. John Kasich in 2014. Strickland was among the 35 people named as national co chairmen for President Barack Obama's reelection campaign this week.
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