Of Course The Fair Board Guy’s From Another State

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Who could have guessed that President Barack Obama would suddenly be depending on Vice President Joe Biden’s communications skills to get his re-election campaign back on track? That’s right, the same Joe Biden who has an uncanny ability to say the wrong thing in the wrong place at the wrong time. [H-L]

The DCCC is getting askeerd for Republican Ben Chandler (they even used a photo of him from about 400 years ago) running against hapless teabagger Andy Barr. So they’re going up on the teevee for him. [Roll Call]

Here’s a look at Chandler’s appearance in Richmond late last week. He may or may not be coming out of hiding. No one knows for sure – not even his staff. [Richmond Register]

U.S. President Barack Obama’s campaign and its Democratic allies raised $181 million in September for his re-election effort, the largest total that either side has announced yet in the 2012 campaign. [Reuters]

Political musical chairs that David Williams once denounced could leave him with a really sweet pension deal. [Larry Dale Keeling]

Maya MacGuineas is “a diehard political independent” and has been called an “anti-deficit warrior” by the Wall Street Journal. [Ronnie Ellis]

For critical Senate races, Republicans are turning to the playbook that served them so well in the 2010 elections. They’re saturating the airwaves with political ads detailing the perils of “Obamacare” and the nation’s growing debt. [HuffPo]

A man is accused of shooting another man, then driving him to the hospital. That is the bizarre twist in a Floyd County death investigation where police say William David Gregory shot and killed Willis Sparks, Jr. [WYMT]

So far, the chain-link fences and concrete barriers hemming streets around Centre College are the most visible signs of beefed-up security for Thursday’s vice presidential debate. [H-L]

Just in case you need to see what the teabagger wingnuts are up to? Here they are making up fancy songs about President Barack Obama being gay. [Wonkette]

The new chief executive of the Kentucky State Fair board, a Las Vegas trade show and convention consultant who was hired Friday, will be expected to turn around the board’s waning revenues and set a new direction for the organization that oversees nearly 1.5 million square feet of exhibition space. [C-J/AKN]

The wealthiest one-third of lawmakers were largely immune from the Great Recession, taking the fewest financial hits and watching their investments quickly recover and rise to new heights. [WaPo]