Hurtling Toward 2010, 8/10

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

Taegan Goddard says 2010 could be a year for DC outsiders; Chris Cillizza parses the 2010 ramifications of Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation; Democratic candidate Dan Seals has an early primary lead in the race for Rep. Mark Kirk's (R-IL) seat; a former Ron Paul presidential campaign adviser Peter Schiff is mulling a libertarian Senate bid in Connecticut--which already looks to be a tight race between Sen. Chris Dodd (D) and former Rep. Rob Simmons (R))--and Paul supporters have helped him raise $528,000 since he formed his exploratory committee in mid-July.