Hurtling Toward 2010, 10/27

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

Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman scored an endorsement from Tim Pawlenty in New York's 23rd district special election; the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, meanwhile, is going after him with a new ad; a poll commissioned by The Club for Growth, which is backing Hoffman, reports Hoffman has pulled into the lead; Democrats lost a recruit--former Iowa First Lady Christie Vilsack (D)--in Sen. Chuck Grassley's (R) reelection race; and retiring Rep. Robert Wexler (D-FL) has endorsed a successor.