Hurtling Toward 2010, 10/22

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

New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine (D) and Virginia gubernatorial candidate Creigh Deeds (D) each got some help from President Obama today, as the president spoke at a rally for Corzine in his home state and appeared in a TV ad for Deeds; Democrats lead Republicans 51-39 in generic 2010 congressional balloting, according to The Washington Post/ABC; Florida Gov. and Senate candidate Charlie Crist (R) won't appear with Obama when the latter travels there next week; meanwhile, Crist's conservative primary challenger, Marco Rubio, has cut Crist's lead in half according to Quinnipiac, as Crist now leads 50-35; and New York 23rd district GOP candidate Dede Scozzafava had a mildly awkward photo-op.