Hurtling Toward 2010, 10/13

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

When asked in an editorial board meeting whether he thinks challenger Chris Christie is fat, New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine (D) patted his smooth head and asked, "Am I bald?"; elsewhere in the state, independent gubernatorial candidate Chris Dagget says ballot order will put him at a disadvantage; GOP challenger Rob Simmons raised $967,000 in his campaign to unseat Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT); Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), meanwhile, raised $2 million; but a Mason-Dixon poll showed him trailing possible GOP challengers; and a new poll shows Sen. Arlen Specter (D-PA) leading GOP challenger Pat Toomey in his reelection race; though Toomey scored an (unsurprising) endorsement and appearance from Mitt Romney.