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December 01, 2008

Thanksgiving leftovers

For those who understandably tuned out politics during the long Thanksgiving holiday, here’s what you missed:

The math doesn’t look good for Al Franken to overcome his deficit against Norm Coleman, so the Minnesota Senate race could hinge on whether rejected absentee ballots get counted in the final tally. Coleman currently leads by 282 votes, with over 5,500 disputed ballots left to be counted.

Obama won’t be coming to Georgia to campaign for Jim Martin, but three-star Army General Claudia Kennedy campaigned for him. On that note, Martin is up with a new ad touting his work on behalf of military veterans. Early voting is now over, and only 22 percent of the early voting electorate is African-American. Not a good sign for Martin.

Chris Matthews denies that he’s hired staff for a potential Senate run against Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.), but his latest meeting with leading Pennsylvania Democratic pols is revealed.  And Specter said he will be "prepared" for the race, no matter who's running against him.

A poll conducted for the Daily Kos shows Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in serious political danger, and could lose against ousted Rep. Jon Porter (R-Nev.) in 2010.