Hurtling Toward 2010, 10/7

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

Former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson (R) polls ahead of Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI) 48-39 in the state's Senate election, according to the Wisconsin Research Institute; Pennsylvania Senate hopeful Pat Toomey (R) raised $1.5 million in the last quarter; President Obama will try to work his fundraising magic for Democrat Bill Owens Nov. 20 in New York's competitive 23rd district race; and NBC's FirstRead suggests Beau Biden is getting cold feet, and possibly won't run for Senate in Delaware after all.