Hurtling Toward 2010, 11/11

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

According to Public Policy Polling, 59 percent of Maine Republicans say they'd vote for a more conservative challenger to Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME); Senate Banking Chairman Chris Dodd, who will face a tough reelection challenge, rolled out his comprehensive financial reform bill; CQ Politics reports that big money is flowing in that race; former state Attorney General Kelly Ayotte (R) now has a second primary challenger in New Hampshire's Senate race in attorney Ovide Lamontagne; and former state Sen. Cal Cunningham (D) won't run against Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC).