At issue: while the Merkley team wants debates with all candidates included, the Novick camp wants just the two Democratic frontrunners to square off.
Given that Novick has been working hard to portray himself as the outsider, insurgent campaign, it definitely rubs me the wrong way that his camp is trying to keep other, lesser-known candidates out of at least the early debates, keeping them from gaining exposure. Kudos to Merkley's move for inclusion.
New Mexico: Joe Monahan gives us a heads up that January 23 is Steve Pearces loves Dick Cheney Day. He also reminds us that Cheney did a fundraiser for Heather Wilson back in November, bringing in about $110,000.
Texas: The Dallas News laughably questions if the campaign to oust John Cornyn is "Mission Impossible," particularly given Cornyn's allegiance to George W. Bush. Need we remind the Dallas News that Bush's approve-disapprove in Texas, according to a June Survey USA poll (the last month SUSA polled in Texas**), was gauged at a lousy 41-57, and that Cornyn's approve-disapprove was clocked at an abysmal 42-43, making Cornyn one of the least popular members of the Senate. (**Count me as a believer in the conspiracy theory that Cornyn's camp got the local media outlets sponsoring the SUSA polls in Texas to stop, given that it revealed Cornyn's awful numbers. Texas mysteriously stopped having month-to-month tracking in June.)
This is the most powerful political ad I've seen in a long time: