TPMDC Morning Roundup

Change Bites Back for Democrats — More Waves To Come?
CQ reports: “Today’s midterm elections promise to bring about a historic power shift on Capitol Hill for the third time in as many cycles. With such a volatile electorate throwing power in Washington back and forth, by Wednesday the question could turn to how long the latest change will last and whether ‘wave’ elections will become the norm as voters continue to seek instant political transformation from their leaders.”

Obama’s Day Ahead
President Obama will receive the presidential daily briefing at 9:30 a.m. ET, and receive the economic daily briefing at 10 a.m. ET. He will then do a series of radio interviews: A live interview at 11:35 a.m. ET with KPWR Los Angeles; A taped interview at 11:50 a.m. ET with WGCI Chicago; A taped interview at 12:05 p.m. ET with WSOL Jacksonville; And a live interview at 12:20 p.m. ET with KVEG Las Vegas. He will meet at 4:30 p.m. ET with Secretary of Defense Robert Gates.Biden’s Day Ahead
Vice President Biden will do a radio interview in the morning with the Tom Joyner Morning Show, from Wilmington, Delaware. Afterwards, he will vote in Wilmington. Later, he will do radio interviews with two radio stations in Ohio, WENZ Cleveland and WNCI Columbus.

Hillary Clinton: Obama Will Continue To Promote His Agenda
The Associated Press reports that Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton told students and civic leaders in Malaysia that she expects President Obama to stay the course on his domestic and foreign policies “The political winds blow back and forth but I think you will find that President Obama is a pretty steady captain of the ship,” Clinton said. “So no matter what happens in our election, you will see him … continuing to promote his agenda, which I think is right for America and right for the world.”

Dems And Allies Outspend GOP For House; GOP Outspends For Senate
The New York Times reports: “Despite a deluge of campaign spending over the last few months by Republican-leaning outside groups, Democratic candidates and their allies have outspent Republicans over all on television advertising in House races, according to data provided by Kantar Media’s Campaign Media Analysis Group, which tracks political advertising. In Senate races, however, Republicans outspent Democrats.”

No Doubt About This: Record Spending On Congressional Races
Roll Call reports: “One aspect of the 2010 midterm elections will be all but settled by the time polls open today: The Supreme Court’s decision earlier this year to throw out political spending restrictions has dramatically expanded the flow of money in federal elections. ‘We’re seeing a sea change in American politics unfolding here,’ said Fred Wertheimer, a campaign finance reform advocate and president of Democracy 21.”