Hurtling Toward 2010, 11/17

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

Vice President Joe Biden is hitting the trail for vulnerable Democratic Reps. Harry Mitchell (AV), Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ), and Dina Titus (NV); New York Gov. David Paterson (D) trails Attorney General Andrew Cuomo by 59 points in his reelection race, according to Siena; there's some doubt that Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) will resign after her gubernatorial primary against Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R); Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) endorsed Alexi Giannoulias in the race for President Obama's old Senate seat; a Des Moines Register poll shows Iowa Gov. Chet Culver (D) trailing two possible opponents; and Beau Biden (D) leads Rep. Mike Castle (R-DE) 45-40 in a Susquehannna poll on Delaware's Senate race.