Check out my analysis of early self-funders in the 2010 election cycle. Hint: there are a lot.

In the latest sign that he's serious about challenging former New Hampshire Attorney General Kelly AyotteKelly Ann AyotteThe Hill's Morning Report: Koch Network re-evaluating midterm strategy amid frustrations with GOP Audit finds US Defense Department wasted hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars US sends A-10 squadron to Afghanistan for first time in three years MORE in the GOP Senate primary, former gubernatorial nominee Ovide Lamontagne will go up with a website later this week.

Some GOP names surface to replace Senate candidate Mark KirkMark Steven KirkThis week: Trump heads to Capitol Hill Trump attending Senate GOP lunch Tuesday High stakes as Trump heads to Hill MORE (R-Ill.) in the House: stock market analyst Dick Green, former congressional aide Bill Cadigan and businessman Bob Dold.

Republicans are still seeking some direction against Rep. Alan GraysonAlan Mark GraysonThe Hill's Morning Report: Frustration mounts as Republicans blow up tax message Former Dem Rep. Alan Grayson to challenge for old House seat PolitiFact cancels Alan Grayson hire after backlash MORE (D-Fla.), with state House Speaker Larry Cretul (R) taking a pass.

The San Jose Mercury-News tees up Boxer vs. Fiorina - the next big Senate race of the 2010 election cycle.

Smells like a rumor: A mystery Democrat with means and renown is apparently "75 percent" ready to challenge Sen. Charles GrassleyCharles (Chuck) Ernest GrassleyHow House Republicans scrambled the Russia probe Dem lawmaker spars with own party over prison reform Overnight Energy: Pruitt taps man behind 'lock her up' chant for EPA office | Watchdog to review EPA email policies | Three Republicans join climate caucus MORE (R-Iowa).

Missouri state Sen. Bill Stouffer (R) formed a federal campaign committee last week for the race for Rep. Ike Skelton's (D-Mo.) seat. He will face former state Rep. Vicky Hartzler in the primary for the right to face Skelton.

Former Lt. Gov. Dennis Wicker (D) emerges as an option to face Sen. Richard BurrRichard Mauze BurrSenate confirms Haspel to head CIA The Hill's Morning Report: Mueller probe hits one-year mark Divisions deepen as Mueller probe hits one year MORE (R-N.C.).

Another basically unknown Republican - in this case, basketball-coach son Danny Tarkanian, has a poll showing them leading Sen. Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidMcConnell not yet ready to change rules for Trump nominees The Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by CVS Health — Trump’s love-hate relationship with the Senate Trump to press GOP on changing Senate rules MORE (D-Nev.).