does any of it matter, in the end?

Joe Donnelly, going for that Indiana minority vote:
“Our state director is Indian American, but he does an amazing job. Our director of all constituent services, she’s African American, but she does an even more incredible job than you could ever imagine. It isn’t their race or their religion, it’s the incredible person that they are.”
Some would call it a “dog whistle”, if … there was any message to the whistling.

Claire Mcaskill, differentiating herself from the “crazy” Democrats.  Random state legislator with an inflammatory facebook page.  Those people running after Ted Cruz at restaurants.  Apparently Elizabeth Warren.  Will this have the effect of ameliorating her “centrist” voting bloc to vote as against her “crazy” brethern, or remind them of what a bunch of crazies she’s running with?

The libertarian in Montana half supports, half doesn’t, the Republican running against Jon Tester, down the homestretch.  But apparently doesn’t.  Unless he did.  At any rate, the Republican touts some kind of endorsement, and the libertarian welcomes his voters to continue on voting for him.
Will he be another Stan Jones?

James O’Keefe nabbed another “red state” Democrat incumbent staffer having to assuage a liberal supporter of bonafides.  Probably disappointed in that it was the already doomed campaign of Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota.  It’s all kinds of lazy, frankly — and serves to prove: the campaign volunteers of politicians are less trim sailing than their politicians.  I suppose this is the wave of the future and reciprocated in kind of some Democratic based outfit running about next time out.

Phil Bredesen’s chances hinge on whether Taylor Swift’s supporters are somewhat under-polled.  It’s hard to assuage whether he’s doing better in Tennessee than Beto O’Rourke is doing in Texas — “tightening” the headlines say on Texas…

Nevada —  In 2010, Reid trailed Republican Sharron Angle by 2.7 points in the final Real Clear Politics polling average; he won by 5.6 points. Democrats did a few points better than their polling in 2012, when Heller eked out a 1.2-point victory while Obama bested Romney by 6.7 points. And in 2016, Donald Trump had a 0.8-point lead in Nevada polling; Hillary Clinton beat him by 2.4 points.

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