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

Rep. Dennis Moore (D-KS) will retire at the end of 2010, giving Republicans an opportunity to pick up his long-targeted district; Politico notes that Democrats are gearing up for ugly Senate primaries in Pennsylvania and Kentucky; Rep. Mark Kirk (R-IL), who is running for President Obama's old Illinois Senate seat, toned down his rhetoric on Attorney General Eric Holder's 9/11 suspects decision; Jon Runyan (R), the former Philadelphia Eagles OT who may challenge Rep. John Adler (D-NJ), missed voting in four of nine general elections between 2000 and 2008; CQ says the conservative Pat Toomey is running to the center; and Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Schieffer is ending his bid.

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