Lead Paragraph of the Day
On the front page of The New York Times:
Lost in all of the attention paid to the heavy spending by Republican-oriented independent groups in this year's midterm elections is that Democratic candidates have generally wielded a significant head-to-head financial advantage over their Republican opponents in individual competitive races.
Fear not, at least the subhed keeps the eye on the prize:
For Democrats, Financial Edge in Campaigns
But Outside Spending Buoys Republicans
Stay tuned for a great Jacob Sullum cover story on campaign-finance scaremongering in the December issue of Reason.