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Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO) holds a 1-point lead over Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO) with early voting underway and two weeks to go until Election Day, according to a new Monmouth University poll.

Gardner is up, 47 percent to 46 percent, the poll found. Another 4 percent said they would vote for another candidate and 3 percent were undecided.

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Republican National Committee co-chair Sharon Day suggested on Monday that some Wisconsin voters just aren't smart enough to vote Republican in the gubernatorial race.

"It's not going to be an easy election, it's a close election. Like I said, much closer than I can even understand why," Day said during a rally with Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "I don't want to say anything about your Wisconsin voters but, some of them might not be as sharp as a knife."

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Black voters could have a major impact in the hard-fought U.S. Senate race in Kentucky, and both candidates are making direct appeals to them in dueling radio ads.

A new radio ad by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) features an African-American woman calling on Kentuckians to support the Republican incumbent because he "fights for our community and cares about us."

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Republicans have gleefully attacked Rep. Bruce Braley (D-IA) for scoffing at the possibility that Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), once a farmer, could become chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee if control of the Senate flips. But outgoing Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) suggested in an interview with The New York Times reported on Tuesday that Braley's comments weren't such a big deal.

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Two weeks before Election Day and one week after mail-in voting began, Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO) is still ahead of Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO) in the Colorado Senate race, according to a new poll from Democratic firm Public Policy Polling.

PPP found Gardner leading Udall, 46 percent to 43 percent, among likely voters, the Denver Post reported Tuesday. The firm last surveyed the race in mid-September and showed Gardner up 2 points, 47 percent to 45 percent.

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