Hurtling Toward 2010, 11/13

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

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will announce her endorsement of Rep. Michael Capuano (D) in the Massachusetts Senate race today in Boston; former Rep. Rob Portman (R) has a small lead in Ohio's Senate race; former Rep. Rob Simmons (R) performs best in Connecticut's Senate race, besting incumbent Chris Dodd (D) 49-38, according to Quinnipiac, while Linda McMahon (R) beats Dodd 43-41; the Foundation for Patients Rights, a new health care group formed by SEIU, is airing TV ads against Reps. Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Mike Castle (R-DE), both of whom are running for Senate; and Swing State Project quantifies vulnerability for House members, counting 50 Democrats as vulnerable in 2010.