Hurtling Toward 2010, 9/14

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

'09 Virginia gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell (R) dropped the F-bomb while discussing transportation funding in a radio interview; Rep. Bobby Bright (D-AL) is drawing fire from a seniors group for comments against a cost-of-living increase for Social Security recipients; Portsmouth businessman Sean Mahoney may jump into New Hampshire's Senate race as a Republican, challenging the current GOP favorite; Sen. Blanche Lincoln's (D-AR) poll numbers are less than great, according to a Daily Kos/Research 2000 poll; and a Public Policy Institute of California poll shows Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) with a solid 53 percent approval heading into her reelection race (h/t Swing State Project).