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The Midday Brief: February 10, 2010

Your afternoon reading.

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Your afternoon reading

"But a new survey of Collin County voters shows Hutchison in a dead heat with activist Debra Medina." — More Bad Polling News for Hutchison Texas Politics

"When the NRSC received polling in mid-December from the Bay State that showed Brown had an outside chance of winning, Jesmer and the rest of the staff kept mum." — Staying Mum and Winning Races — Congressional Quarterly

"The fresh money may close the gap slightly with the Democrats' House campaign committee, which outraised the NRCC last year by $20 million and, with $16.7 million in the bank, held a 6-1 edge a month ago." — Rep. Pete Sessions says NRCC has turned a corner, predicts GOP majority after midtermsTRAILBLAZERS

"The Post said that former Texas Lt. Gov. Ben Barnes was spotted with Harold Ford, Jr. at the tony restaurant Fresco’s." — Ben Barnes could be dabbling in New York politics…Maybe not Postcards

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“Well, they cut Medicaid and CHIP (the Children’s Health Insurance Program), and otherwise they pretty much balanced it on the backs of other people.” — The Last Time Around

"Yet the district and surrounding Collin County are "ground zero" for the battle between 'real conservatives and the philosophically pliable.'" — Primary Color: HD-66

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