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By Doug Published: October 19, 2010

Republicans gamble $50 million on 65 races
Politico is reporting that the Republican Congressional campaign committee is so sure of Republican victories that spending has been withdrawn from Republican incumbents and directed at races where the incumbent is a Democrat.

As the National Republican Congressional Committee plots out a final blueprint to expand the electoral playing field, the House GOP campaign arm has made a cold and deliberate calculation: to concentrate nearly all of its financial firepower on Democratic-held seats, rather than on defending its own endangered seats.

Harry Reid taking hits in Nevada
Poll numbers show Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in trouble back home in Nevada. According to the New York Times, Republicans have unleashed an advertisement that reminds voters that while the state'e economy is in a deep recession, Reid stays at the Ritz-Carlton when in Washington.

If there was a political attack that could have been predicted, it has to be this one: national Republicans are hitting Senator Harry Reid, the majority leader from Nevada, for living at the Ritz-Carlton.

Meanwhile, the Times is reporting that Reid's opponent, Sharron Angle, has burned through much of her campaign fund and it appears that she and Reid moved into the final weeks with a similar amount of money.

Daily Kos pushes low-cost Web campaign against Republicans
Politico is reporting that Chris Bowers, political director of The Daily Kos political Web site is challenging his readers to increase the popularity of negative news about Republicans. He suggests that by accessing, blogging and linking to negative stories, they will rise to higher visibility on Google.

Here at Daily Kos, we are going to engage in very different, but still very important, form of election activism. It's a type of activism no one else is working on, and it is well-suited to our medium as a blog. It's a grassroots-based search engine optimization campaign, which I call Grassroots SEO for short.

O'Donnell questions whether church and state are separate
Delaware candidate Christine O'Donnell, running for the U.S. Senate, questioned this morning in a debate whether the U.S. Constitution calls for a separation of church and state.
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