Oklahoma, Florida, & Virginia

Oklahoma: Fallin leading Dorman. It’s 53% for Gov. Mary Fallin (R) to 30% for state Rep. Joe Dorman (D) in the Sooner State governor’s race, says the McCarville Report. The poll was taken by the New York Times/CBS News/YouGov. Fallin, once thought to be vulnerable, has gained steadily over the past few weeks.

 

Florida: Curbelo leading Garcia. Miami-Dade School Board member Carlos Curbelo, the Republican challenger to US Rep. Joe Garcia (D), is leading by 46% to 42%, according to an early October poll by Saint Leo University Polling Institute, as reported in sunshinestatenews.com. Garcia was hurt by the relative unpopularity of President Obama, who has an approval rate of 50% unfavorable to 48% positive in the 26th District (Miami-Dade). Garcia is also running 8 point behind Charlie Crist, the Democratic nominee for governor.

 

Virginia: Democrats cutback on TV in 10th District. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) has canceled its big ad buy for the campaign of John W. Foust (D) in the 10th District (Fairfax County, etc.). Once thought to be a top Democratic target, the district now leans toward staying Republican. Recent internal polls of both parties showed Barbara Comstock (R) leading (hers by more than his). In response to the DCCC action, the National Republican Congressional Committee has reduced its ad buy in the district and will air ads only in the last two weeks of the campaign, reports the Washington Post.