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Senate stuff to watch in the next 96 hours:
Do Republicans feel compelled to spend TV money in South Dakota to help their candidate, Mike Rounds (as more liberal money pours in)?
As Rounds faces a double whammy of negative press coverage and paid media on the visa scandal, how do his supporters both fight back and go on the negative offensive?
Is Alison Lundergan Grimes’ failure to say how she cast her most recent two presidential ballots a one-day blip — or a campaign-defining moment? (Same with Mary Landrieu’s axing of her campaign manager.)
Do Arkansas Democrats see an uptick in field energy following Bill Clinton’s two-day visit?
Do Kansas and national Republicans find a silver bullet to hit Orman with — or continue to rely on the expectation that he will stumble enough to allow Pat Roberts to come back?
Most of all: Do Republicans, still seeking emotional issues to juice their advertising, field work, and debate performances, turn increasingly to Ebola and ISIS – or return to/stay with Obamacare and Obama?
NOT A PREDICTION, but if Republicans were to take the Senate majority, the current most likely path to net six seats:
Montana + West Virginia + South Dakota + Louisiana + Arkansas + Alaska + Iowa - Kansas = 6
The Clinton Presidential Library is set to release another set of secret White House documents. This time, it’s a batch of nearly 10,000 pages that include records on Lewinsky, Whitewater and other vintage topics. The trove will be made public at the Clinton Library in Little Rock, Ark., as well as online at 1 p.m. The last few releases have not yielded screaming headlines, but the combination of it being a Friday document dump and the expected topics have some media and Republican types braced – and ready to read fast.
Bill Clinton will campaign with Senator Al Franken and Governor Mark Dayton in Minneapolis at 1 p.m. Clinton campaigned in Minnesota at the end of the 2012 campaign too, part of his practice of helping out Democrats in second-tier races (that most other big shot Democrats don’t get to) until the last dog dies.
President Barack Obama heads to the Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas, Calif., at 3:40 p.m. to mark its national monument designation (open press). He will attend a Democratic National Committee roundtable in the Los Angeles area (closed press) before arriving in San Francisco at 6:30 p.m. for an evening fundraiser at the W Hotel (pooled coverage for remarks only). He overnights in San Francisco. The White House will be peppered with questions throughout the day about a Wall Street Journal story about closing Guantanamo and the president’s pending attorney general choice.
Michelle Obama is back on the trail in Detroit at 12:45 p.m. with Senate nominee Gary Peters and gubernatorial nominee Mark Schauer. Then it’s a quick jet to Des Moines, where she'll appear at a mid-afternoon rally with Senate nominee Bruce Braley, whom she seems to have adopted politically.
Pat Roberts continues his bus tour of Kansas with a 9 a.m. stop at his campaign HQ in Topeka, where he will be joined by Tom Coburn.
Chris Christie is appearing at back-to-back campaign events for East Coast gubernatorial candidates. The first, at 12:30 p.m., is in Providence, R.I., with Allan Fung. At 2:30 p.m., he’s in Berlin, N.H., with Walt Havenstein, followed by a meet-and-greet in Lancaster at 3:50 p.m. These are two races where GOP wins would be surprising and would help Christie run up his Republican Governors Association won-lost record, which would be a major talking point with donors for ’16 purposes.
Bernie Sanders speaks at the University of New Hampshire at 5 p.m.
Mike Huckabee is keynoting a 6:30 p.m. banquet at Delmarva Christian High School in Georgetown, Del.
In Dallas, the House Homeland Security Committee is holding a field hearing on Ebola at 2 p.m.
Vice President Biden will speak at 10 a.m. at a memorial service for James Brady at the Newseum before a 1 p.m. White House meeting with Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius. Coverage live on C-SPAN.
Rick Scott and Charlie Crist will pre-tape their first debate at 11 a.m. — a slightly more civilized time — in the Telemundo TV studios in South Florida. It will air on the station, which will translate their answers to Spanish, at 7 p.m. Follow live this morning here.
A third debate at 8 p.m., between Scott Walker and Mary Burke, the Democratic nominee in the Wisconsin gubernatorial race, takes place in Eau Claire, Wis.
In baseball, it’s Game 1 of American League Championship Series between the Kansas City Royals and the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards. 8 p.m. on TBS.