Hurtling Toward 2010, 11/18

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

Florida Gov. Charlie Crist (R) will start directly attacking his primary rival in the state's Senate race, Marco Rubio, insiders tell Hotline OnCall; and Rubio's NRA rating is about to drop from an "A," because, the NRA's top Florida lobbyist says, he didn't do enough to help a law that allows workers to bring guns to workplace parking lots (even though Rubio voted for it); one of Rep. Bart Gordon's (D-TN) GOP challengers, Lou Ann Zelenik, is already up with a TV ad; the chairman of the Connecticut GOP is urging Senate candidate Sam Caligiuri to exit that crowded race and challenge Rep. Chris Murphy (D-CT) instead; and, according to Public Policy Polling, only 43 percent of Arkansas Democrats support Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) (via Swing State Project).