Georgia Republicans will be relieved come Wednesday, when the party has nominated either Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) or businessman David Perdue (R) as the party's Senate nominee and the two stop their scorched-earth TV war.

Perdue and Kingston have been spending down their campaign coffers and driving up each other’s disapproval ratings with the same messages Democrats plan to use against them. Perdue has painted Kingston as a selfish career politician, while Kingston has hit Perdue as an out-of-town corporate raider.

While they battle, Democrat Michelle Nunn has been quietly amassing a ton of campaign cash.

Nunn still faces an uphill race in the heavily conservative state, and Republicans avoided nominating a much more flawed candidate like Rep. Paul BrounPaul BrounCalifornia lawmaker's chief of staff resigns after indictment Republican candidates run against ghost of John Boehner The Trail 2016: Let’s have another debate! MORE (R-Ga.) or Rep. Phil GingreyPhil GingreyBeating the drum on healthcare Former GOP chairman joins K Street Former Rep. Gingrey lands on K Street MORE (R-Ga.). But Georgia Republicans privately admit that the primary has taken its toll in a must-win state for Republicans hoping to retake Senate control this fall.


ADELSON: GOP mega-donor Sheldon Adelson is reportedly considering spending up to $100 million aimed at flipping the Senate to GOP control, money that could swamp Democrats in some states and force them to retrench their map.

HI-SEN (SCHATZ): Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) picked up the endorsement of The Honolulu Star-Adviser, which wrote he has shown his “commitment to his party’s ideals and an ability to connect with D.C. power-brokers who can advance a progressive agenda on the state’s behalf” in the short time he’s been in office.

KS-SEN (ROBERTS): Sen. Pat RobertsCharles (Pat) Patrick RobertsNo. 2 Senate Republican backs McConnell in Trump fight Overnight Healthcare: McConnell warns Senate not to block repeal debate | Insurers knock Cruz proposal | WH tries to discredit CBO | Lawmakers propose .1B NIH funding boost Trump: I’ll be ‘very angry’ if Senate doesn’t pass ObamaCare repeal bill MORE (R-Kansas) and his primary challenger, Milton Wolf, are slamming each other with new attack ads headed into the final weeks of their primary. Roberts’ ad paints Wolf as “unethical, irresponsible and unfit for Kansas,” hitting the radiologist for missing “28 votes on issues important to Kansans” and highlighting his “unethical x-ray activity.” Wolf focuses his attack on the claims that Roberts no longer lives in Kansas and is “out of touch,” saying that the senator “moved to Washington 47 years ago.”

AK-SEN (BEGICH): Republican candidate Dan Sullivan pushes back against attacks that he is not a real Alaskan with a new ad that features his Alaskan Native wife and touts his roots in the state.

GA-SEN (OPEN): Perdue’s final ad before Tuesday’s primary ties Kingston to the “pro-amnesty” Chamber of Commerce and knocks him as a “career politician.” 

NH-SEN (SHAHEEN): Sen. Jeanne ShaheenCynthia (Jeanne) Jeanne ShaheenWeek ahead: Crunch time for defense bill’s cyber reforms | Equifax under scrutiny Five things to know about the Kaspersky-Russia controversy DHS bans Kaspersky software in federal agencies MORE (D-N.H.) released a new statewide television ad Sunday, highlighting her work to lower student loan costs for students. Shaheen touts her support of legislation that would have allowed students to refinance their loans, a bill she says “will lower rates and save families thousands of dollars.”

LA-SEN (LANDRIEU): State Rep. Paul Hollis, a Republican candidate who dropped out of the Louisiana Senate race last week, backed Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) in his challenge to Sen. Mary LandrieuMary LandrieuCNN producer on new O'Keefe video: Voters are 'stupid,' Trump is 'crazy' CNN's Van Jones: O'Keefe Russia 'nothingburger' video 'a hoax' Trump posts O'Keefe videos on Instagram MORE (D-La.), an endorsement that could hurt Cassidy’s other conservative challenger, former Air Force Col. Rob Maness. 

MT-SEN (WALSH): A new Public Policy Polling survey shows Rep. Steve Daines (R-Mont.) leading Sen. John Walsh (D-Mont.) by 46 to 39 percent, down from Daines’s 17-point lead over Walsh when they last polled the race in November.

NV-SEN (REID 2016): Former Libertarian Party vice presidential candidate Wayne Allyn Root said he’s “thinking really seriously about running” as a Republican against Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidThe Memo: Trump pulls off a stone-cold stunner The Memo: Ending DACA a risky move for Trump Manchin pressed from both sides in reelection fight MORE (D-Nev.) in 2016.


MN-8 (NOLAN): Rep. Rick Nolan (D-Minn.) has been moved to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s Frontline program, which is designed to protect the most vulnerable Democratic incumbents. Nolan was topped by his Republican challenger Stewart Mills in the last fundraising quarter in the swing district. 

FL-18 (MURPHY): Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-Fla.) has reserved $1.4 million in cable and broadcast, the first buy of his campaign and a buy that will run through the summer and into the fall. The buy reflects Murphy’s strong fundraising so far in the race, as he finished the second quarter of this year with more than $2.6 million in the bank. 

NY-18 (MALONEY): A survey conducted by Gravis Marketing for conservative publication Human Events shows former Republican Rep. Nan Hayworth up four points over Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D), taking 44 percent of registered voters to his 40 percent, a result within the poll’s 4-point margin of error and an unexpected one, as Maloney is considered the frontrunner there.

2016 WATCH

CLINTON: Former President Bill ClintonBill ClintonGOP rep: North Korea wants Iran-type nuclear deal Lawmakers, pick up the ball on health care and reform Medicaid The art of the small deal MORE told CNN that his wife Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBiden slams Trump over golf gif hitting Clinton Overnight Cybersecurity: Equifax hit by earlier hack | What to know about Kaspersky controversy | Officials review EU-US privacy pact Overnight Tech: Equifax hit by earlier undisclosed hack | Facebook takes heat over Russian ads | Alt-right Twitter rival may lose domain MORE “really does need some time to think through” what her message would be were she to run for president in 2016. Clinton claimed that Hillary hasn’t asked him for advice but that he would be “fine” with whatever decision she makes and touted her ability to lead the country. 

Hillary Clinton headed to California on Monday to visit the Facebook and Twitter headquarters and participate in question-and-answer sessions as a part of her book tour. Clinton is the second 2016 contender to reach out to the technology community, following Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulSenate Dems hold floor talk-a-thon against latest ObamaCare repeal bill Overnight Defense: Senate passes 0B defense bill | 3,000 US troops heading to Afghanistan | Two more Navy officials fired over ship collisions Lawmakers grapple with warrantless wiretapping program MORE’s (R-Ky.) visit to Silicon Valley on Saturday to speak at a conference.

CHRISTIE: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s (R) chief economist is resigning, Bloomberg reported Monday, following years of flawed economic predictions for the state. The move highlights New Jersey’s shaky economic status and low credit rating, a challenge for Christie as he weighs a 2016 presidential run.  

PERRY: Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) is sending national guard troops to the border to deal with the ongoing child migrant crisis. He was also in Iowa over the weekend, talking up his tough on border security views.

NIXON: Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) is heading to Iowa to visit an ethanol plant. Nixon has said he’d back Clinton if she runs but has been working to raise his national profile in recent months.


"Don't be depressed with how bad government is. Use your ingenuity, use your big head to think of solutions the marketplace can figure out, that the idiots and trolls in Washington will never come up with." — Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) to conservative techies at a conference in Silicon Valley.