Rumor About a Durbin Challenger
Illinois: Richard Durbin may have a foe, Kathy Salvi, the wife of the man Durbin beat in 1996. Last year, Kathy Salvi lost the IL-08 GOP primary by almost 10 points to the guy who went on to lose to Melissa Bean by 7 points. So it would be charitable to say that Salvi would have an uphill climb. (Hat tip: Hotline On Call)
This is not related to a Senate race, but it's just cool. Ben & Jerry's is coming out with a flavor in honor of Stephen Colbert. "Americone Dream" is vanilla ice cream with fudge-covered waffle cone pieces and caramel. Says Colbert:
“I’m not afraid to say it. Dessert has a well-known liberal agenda,” Colbert said in a statement. “What I hope to do with this ice cream is bring some balance back to the freezer case.”Awesome. And the ice cream sounds pretty tasty.