On October 20, the Detroit News endorsed Libertarian Robert Hutchinson for US House, 7th district. On October 24, the Fort Morgan Times endorsed Reform Party nominee Eric Eidsness for US House, 4th district.
Massachusetts is the only state that automatically prints incumbents first on the ballot. A lawsuit challenging that law, filed in 2004, but dormant since then, is finally coming to life. The case is White v Galvin, Plymouth Co., ca04-427, and it has a status conference in a few weeks.
Also pending is a federal case in Maryland against the Maryland law, putting candidates on the ballot in alphabetical order. It is Schaefer v Lamone, L-06-896.
Both sets of plaintiffs argue that states should use some random procedure to decide order of candidates on the ballot.
The recent Wyoming debate for Congress-at-large had an interesting aftermath. See here for the story.
A Mason-Dixon Poll, published Oct. 24, shows these results for US Senate in Virginia: Republican 47%, Democratic 43%, Independent Green 2%, undecided 8%.
At 5:45 pm, east coast time, the Florida State Court of Appeals issued an order removing Max Linn from the debate set for tonight at 8 pm.
Florida Public Broadcasting Service attorneys on August 24 tried to persuade any judge in the 4th district Court of Appeal to schedule an emergency hearing, in their debates lawsuit appeal. However, as of 1:30 pm east coast time, no judge in that court appears to be willing to set such an emergency hearing. The debate is tonight at 8 pm.