South Carolina. O’Malley campaigns for Sheheen. Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) was in the Palmetto State on Saturday, making several campaign stops to boost the gubernatorial campaign of state Sen. Vincent Sheheen (D), who is challenging incumbent Gov. Nikki Haley (D). Among the events O’Malley visited was a gay pride festival in Columbia. Although Sheheen did not appear with O’Malley, the Washington Post reported that O’Malley’s aides said he visited the festival at Sheheen’s request. Then on Sunday, O’Malley, who is contemplating a 2016 presidential bid, went to Florida to help Democrat Charlie Crist, who is trying to unseat Gov. Rick Scott (R).
Louisiana: Landrieu helps with keg stand. In a much-published photograph, US Sen. Mary Landrieu (D) held the spigot last Friday for a Louisiana State football fan at a tailgate party, but declined to do a keg stand herself. “His father was there, so I felt OK about it,” she said, reported Roll Call. A day later, Landrieu was in New Orleans, exchanging endorsements with US Rep. Cedric Richmond (D), with each praising the others efforts on flood insurance. Meanwhile, Mitt Romney announced that he will headline a New Orleans fundraiser for US Rep. Bill Cassidy (R), Landrieu’s opponent on October 3.
Tennessee: Alexander warns about Ebola outbreak. “There is no vaccine and there is no cure,” US Sen. Lamar Alexander (R) said on the Senate floor last week, when he referred to the spread of Ebola as “one of the most deadly, explosive epidemics in modern times.” Meanwhile, the Obama Administration is preparing to send 3,000 US military personnel to Africa to help contain the epidemic, a move likely to have bipartisan support.