Huge news out of Iowa: Two polls this past week showed Bruce Braley, the populist progressive who's running to replace Senator Tom Harkin, edging out his right-wing opponent.
This is big. His Tea Party opponent -- the one who ran infamous ads about castrating pigs -- got a lot of help from the Koch Brothers and special interests this summer. She spent much of the summer narrowly ahead.
Here's what one political analyst said about this race on ABC's This Week:
Bruce Braley is exactly who should be replacing Tom Harkin in the Senate. Progressive Sen. Tom Harkin told supporters this past week:
Please chip in $3 to help Bruce Braley keep his lead and defend against corporate money and attacks in the coming weeks.
Thanks for being a bold progressive.
-- Keith Rouda, PCCC organizer