The 2010 midterms are just around the corner (sort of). Here's what's happening:

State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias is leading the field in the Democratic Senate primary in Illinois, according to a Greenberg Quinlan Rosner poll; the NRCC's 70-member target list came out this week; and NRSC Chairman John Cornyn (R-TX) says the fear and anger shown by conservative demonstrators at town-hall meetings will make his job easier in 2010.