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The FBI's file on the late Sen. Paul Wellstone -- the progressive anti-war senator from Minnesota who was killed in a plane crash in 2002 -- shows that the FBI tracked the progress of his arrest after an anti-Vietnam War protest in 1970, long before he became a senator. The FBI also investigated death threats made against Wellstone after he took office, and followed potential criminal leads into the plane crash that killed him.

Minnesota Public Radio obtained parts of Wellstone's file through a Freedom of Information Act request and posted them online today. Of note:

  • The FBI followed the arrest of Wellstone and 87 other protesters after an anti-war demonstration outside a federal building in Minneapolis. The protesters were charged with obstructing access to a federal building. The documents don't make special mention of Wellstone other than noting he was one of the arrested. They also don't reveal how the Wellstone's specific case ended, but most of the defendants were convicted and either fined $35 or imprisoned for five days.

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The new survey of the West Virginia Senate race from Public Policy Polling (D) gives Democratic Gov. Joe Manchin the lead against Republican businessman John Raese.

The numbers: Manchin 50%, Raese 44%. The survey of likely voters has a ±2.8% margin of error. In the previous PPP survey from three weeks ago, Manchin had taken a lead of 48%-45%, after Raese had been ahead two weeks before that.

This race pitted Manchin's massive popularity as governor against President Obama's equally formidable unpopularity as president in this state. The polls have been very close, with alternating bouts of momentum by both Manchin and Raese.

The TPM Poll Average gives Manchin a lead of 46.9%-46.0%.

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Conservative pundit Michelle Malkin appeared on Fox News on Monday alongside anchor Megyn Kelly to discuss what Kelly called reports of "voter fraud on a massive scale with the intention of keeping Democrats in office."

Malkin seemed to be throwing her support behind anti-voter fraud efforts like the one started by the conservative website Pajamas Media and the effort by the website Election Journal, which includes an iPhone app.

"We are all voter fraud police now, and I think that the confluence between social media, citizen media and outlets like Fox News of course are making it more difficult for them to operate, but they are doing it any way because after all the modus operandi of these groups is by any means necessary," Malkin said.

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No one knows just what will be discussed when Republican Rand Paul and Democrat Jack Conway meet in the final debate of the Kentucky Senate race tonight at 8 p.m. ET. But Conway's campaign told me today that if the moderator tonight wants to make the debate all about "Aqua Buddha," that's fine with them.

"We've said all along that Rand Paul needs to answer basic questions about the actions that he's taken," Conway spokesperson John Collins told me on a conference call with reporters this morning. Collins said that questions surrounding Paul's undergraduate years at Baylor University -- including his membership in a banned campus group and the infamous incident where Paul allegedly led a blindfolded and tied-up woman to a creek and asked her to worship "Aqua Buddha" -- remain unanswered, and suggested Conway is prepared to let the Baylor stories take over another Senate debate in Kentucky.

"If he would explain it as whatever the case is, I think it would just go away," Collins said.

A repeat of the Oct. 17 debate, which saw Paul storm off the stage without shaking Conway's hand after the Democrat kept asking him to explain Aqua Buddha, would probably make for exciting television, but it's not clear that it would be what either campaign wants at this point. Paul considered dropping out of tonight's debate on Kentucky's public television system over concerns that it would be a repeat of the Oct. 17 meeting between the two candidates. And Conway has spent the last few days talking about anything but Aqua Buddha, suggesting that his campaign is ready to move to another topic tonight, too.

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Remember that moment last week when a local Fox affiliate reporter in Las Vegas said that Republican Senate nominee Sharron Angle shushed him when he tried to ask her a question as she was leaving an event? The Angle campaign strongly denied she had done so, saying instead that it was someone else in the crowd. (And of course, the camera angle from the Fox reporter, as he and he cameraman made their way through a crowd of reporters, made it impossible to truly prove otherwise.) But now some other footage appears to show that Angle clearly did shush the guy.

The video is part of a CNBC segment about the two candidates on the trail, and the whole segment was posted on YouTube by Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's campaign. The key moment comes at the 1:43 mark. It does appear to be the same moment as on the original video -- it is the same reporter's voice, the same "shhh," Angle is wearing the same clothes, etc. And it does seem to clearly contradict the Angle campaign's denial.

The Angle campaign has not returned our requests for comment.

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Chris Armstrong, student body president at the University of Michigan, dropped his petition today for a restraining order against Andrew Shirvell, the Assistant Attorney General in Michigan.

For several months, Shirvell had been waging a campaign against Armstrong because he is gay. Shirvell blogged about Armstrong's "radical homosexual agenda" and repeatedly allegedly harassed him on campus. A hearing scheduled for today regarding Armstrong's petition has now been canceled.

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There was a "bumping of bellies" between a Republican activist and a Democratic official in Indiana after the Republican official allegedly took pictures of voters at a polling place, the Indiana Star reported.

Marion County's Democratic Party chairman, Ed Treacy, got into a shouting and shoving match on Saturday with Ernest Shearer, a Warren Township Republican Party official, according to media reports.

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It's been a grueling election season, but at least it will all be over next week.

Unless, of course, it's not. An unusual number of closely contested races means the chances are fairly high that one or more high-profile elections will end in a recount. With nearly 100 House seats in play, a recount could be triggered in just about every state. In Senate and gubernatorial elections, though, we have a better idea of where to watch -- i.e., which races are within the margin of error, or narrowing quickly.

Here's a rundown of recount rules in key states. Remember, control of the Senate could depend on this.

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Republican Christine O'Donnell's latest attack video in the Delaware Senate race uses a cute kid in a Halloween costume to rip Democrat Chris Coons. It also compares President Obama to God.

And that's before you get to the clip from Maddow.

A sequel to the Republican O'Donnell's movie preview-themed web ad from two weeks ago, the new ad casts the Democrat Coons as a "superhero" whose power is rubberstamping the Democratic agenda. To make her point, O'Donnell uses grainy tracker footage and a clip from a Coons' interview with Rachel Maddow in which Coons says he supports the president and would vote in favor of keeping Harry Reid as the Democratic leader in the Senate if the two of them make it to Washington.

Like O'Donnell's last web ad, the message in the new spot is aimed right at the Republican base vote in Delaware. The last video called Coons "The Tax Man," the sort of tax-raising zombie all Republicans fear. The new video not only says Coons will be the White House's man in the Senate, but also makes a less-than-subtle reference to Republican claims of arrogance on the part of the Obama administration that has been a key part of tea party messaging.

"Growing up, Chris Coons wanted to be a superhero with with powers granted by a supreme being," the movie preview voice over says.

"Now, he gets that chance," the narrator continues, as an image of Obama and Vice President Biden stumping for Coons.

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