Hurtling Toward 2010, 10/6

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

Rep. Mike Castle (R-DE) announced he'll run for Vice President Joe Biden's former Senate seat; Rasmussen puts Republicans ahead of Democrats, nationwide, by a margin of 43-39 in a generic congressional ballot poll; the firm also has Chris Christie (R) leading Gov. Jon Corzine (D) 47-44 in the 2009 New Jersey gubernatorial race; Marco Rubio (R), who is running against Gov. Charlie Crist (R) in Florida's GOP Senate primary, raked in $1 million in the third quarter; former Illinois Attorney General Jim Ryan released a poll that shows him as a contender in the state's gubernatorial race, indicating he'll probably run; and National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Pete Sessions said the GOP is "far ahead" of where it was at this point in the 1994 election cycle.