Hurtling Toward 2010, 12/9

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

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley won the Democratic primary to replace the late Sen. Ted Kennedy and will face state Sen. Scott Brown (R) in the general election; Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) might face a primary challenge from the left, as Arkansas Lt. Gov. Bill Halter traveled to DC to meed with labor officials and progressive bloggers to talk about a possible bid; Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland (D) trails Republican John Kasich for the first time, according to Rasmussen; former Obama campaign manager David Plouffe endorsed Ohio Senate candidate Lee Fisher (D) over Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner (D); Blue Dog Rep. Allen Boyd (D-FL) is airing his second TV ad that promotes on his work on health reform; and anti-immigration Hazelton Mayor Lou Barletta will challenge Rep. Paul Kanjorski (D-PA) again in 2010.