hatLast-minute polls by Rasmussen and Cook are continuing to show big gains for Republicans on Tuesday. And jockeying for positions of leadership in the 112th Congress is now out in the open.

Despite allegations of racism in Tea Party organizations, the Republican Party, and conservative groups, 2010 has witnessed more black Republican activism than ever before. Thirty-seven African Americans in 16 states have been in contention for seats in the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives this year.

“You might as well know right now … that the Tea Party, no matter how successful it is at the polls in November, will certainly betray the party of liberty,” wrote Lew Rockwell, proprietor of LewRockwell.com, on September 22.

Former President Bill Clinton has catapulted himself into the campaign arena this year, traveling the nation to stump for his favorite candidates, but also attempting to pressure senatorial candidates into dropping out of their primaries. Clinton’s most recent campaign arm-twisting involves a reported attempt to persuade Florida’s Democratic Senate candidate, Kendrick Meek, to step down from Florida’s three-way Senate race between Meek, Florida Governor Charlie Crist (Independent), and Tea Party favorite Marco Rubio.

In yet another orchestrated attack on conservative pundit Glenn Beck, George Soros' Media Matters called upon former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin to repudiate the "erratic" Mr. Beck. In response to Media Matters' request, Palin called Beck on his radio program Thursday morning to assert, "I stand with you, Glenn."

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