Gov. Joe Manchin III, D-W.Va., speaks at a rally for American coal jobs in Upper Senate Park. (Photo By Tom Williams/Roll Call via Getty Images)
–Glen Bolger sees a Democratic bloodbath coming in swing seats this year.
–Nevada’s Senate race is scrappier than ever.
–Republicans see a real opportunity to upset Joe Manchin in West Virginia. The NRSC is dropping $1.2 million on this ad, which essentially shows how quickly things get nationalized when you go from governor to Senate candidate:
–Mike Castle, the popular moderate Republican Christine O’Donnell vanquished in Delaware’s Senate primary, is testing the waters for a write-in bid. This is nothing but bad news for Democrats.
–CNN’s Dana Bash talks to John Boehner about the Pledge.
—Greg Sargent tells the tale of how David Axelrod ran afoul of the Professional Left and got accused of “hippie punching.”
–Vegetables: A fantastic, spy novel-esque piece in The New York Times on Americans for Job Security, a massive conservative independent expenditure group.
–Side dish: Gene Weingarten hates Facebook sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much.
–Dessert: Stephen Colbert on Capitol Hill.
What did I miss?