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In a new ad supporting Republican Tim Burns, who's running for the seat vacated by the late Rep. Jack Murtha (D-PA), the group RightChange.com depicts an animated Nancy Pelosi as a cross between Frankenstein's monster and Godzilla.
Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) has released a statement expressing his opposition to President Obama's nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court. Inhofe cited Kagan's lack of judicial experience, her stance on military recruiting on college campuses and the "seeming contempt she has demonstrated in her comments about the Senate confirmation process."
Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) has issued a statement in response to President Obama's nomination of Elena Kagan to replace Justice John Paul Stevens on the Supreme Court. Cornyn says he doesn't doubt Kagan's "first-rate intellect," but he wonders if someone who "has spent her entire professional career in Harvard Square, Hyde Park, and the DC Beltway" understands "how ordinary people live."
The National Republican Senatorial Committee has found itself playing defense for an indelicate web video it put out about Ohio Democratic Senate nominee Lee Fisher, according to a report in The Columbus Dispatch.
Political candidates are forced to expose much -- just usually not their chests.
Ohio Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher beat Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner last night to win the Democratic nomination for Senator, and a new GOP web video mercilessly juxtaposes an image of Fisher topless with a smooth jazz soundtrack.