Georgia Republican David Perdue worked for an Indian company between his time running Dollar General and his decision to run for the Senate — a period that was removed from his business website’s biography shortly before he announced his campaign last spring.

Perdue had a senior consulting role at Indian chemical textile conglomerate Gujarat Heavy Chemicals Ltd. (GHCL) between 2007 and 2009, helping the company as it looked into creating retail operations in India. He rarely if ever brings up his work for that company on the campaign trail, and his time with GHCL has not previously been reported on.

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Perdue has made his business career a central focus of his Senate campaign, touting himself as a can-do jobs creator and highlighting his work running Dollar General, Reebok, Sara Lee and other corporations. But Democrats — and some of his GOP opponents — have accused him of whitewashing the less flattering parts of his career, and recent documents highlighting his 2005 comments that he spent "most of [his] career" focused on outsourcing have led to renewed scrutiny of his business doings.

 

SENATE SHOWDOWN

NC-SEN (HAGAN): The National Republican Senatorial Committee is adding between $6 million and $6.5 million in a last-minute ad blitz against Sen. Kay HaganKay Ruthven HaganTillis trails Democratic challenger by 7 points in North Carolina poll North Carolina businessman will challenge Tillis in GOP primary Embattled senators fill coffers ahead of 2020 MORE (D-N.C.) heading into Election Day.

North Carolina Speaker Thom Tillis (R) once knocked entitlement spending as “de facto reparations.”

AR-SEN (PRYOR): Sen. Mark PryorMark Lunsford PryorMedicaid rollback looms for GOP senators in 2020 Cotton pitches anti-Democrat message to SC delegation Ex-Sen. Kay Hagan joins lobby firm MORE (D-Ark.) and Rep. Tom CottonThomas (Tom) Bryant CottonCongress must address gender gap in nominations to military service academies GOP senators press Google on reports it developed a smart speaker with Huawei Sunday shows - Mass shootings grab the spotlight MORE (R-Ark.) sparred over their loyalties in their first Senate debate, with Cotton repeatedly calling Pryor a "rubber stamp" for President Obama and Pryor saying Cotton's campaign is an "investment" for his "billionaire friends."

SD-SEN (OPEN): Former Sen. Larry Pressler (I-S.D.) sat on the board of a company that defrauded its investors.

Presslerfaced off against former South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds (R) and Democrat Rick Weiland in a Monday forum.

KS-SEN (ROBERTS): The Tea Party Express endorsed Sen. Pat RobertsCharles (Pat) Patrick RobertsKobach says he's more prepared for 'propaganda' in Senate campaign Pompeo: Senate run 'off the table' Grassley gambles on drug price bill despite GOP doubts MORE (R-Kan.), a move that could help him shore up support from disaffected conservatives.

 

BATTLE FOR THE HOUSE

OUTSIDE GROUPS: The GOP-aligned Congressional Leadership Fund and American Action Network have added $1.6 million to their TV ad spending targeting Reps. Ron BarberRonald (Ron) Sylvester BarberKavanaugh nomination a make or break moment to repeal Citizens United Latina Leaders to Watch 2018 Principles and actions mean more than Jeff Flake’s words MORE (D-Ariz.), Ann KirkpatrickAnn KirkpatrickTwo Democrats vow to press forward on Trump impeachment Here are the 95 Democrats who voted to support impeachment The House Democrats who voted to kill impeachment effort MORE (D-Ariz.), Pete GallegoPete Pena GallegoGOP candidate scores upset win in Texas state Senate runoff Koch group launches digital ads in tight Texas House race Iraq War vet wins Texas Dem runoff MORE (D-Texas) and Tim BishopTimothy (Tim) Howard BishopDem candidate 'struck by the parallels' between Trump's rise and Hitler's Dems separated by 29 votes in NY House primary Flint residents hire first K Street firm MORE (D-N.Y.).

The Democratic House Majority PAC launched ads in a number of districts, including a few open seats where the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee recently cut its buys.

The ads target the opponents of Reps. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-Ariz.), Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), Dan Maffei (D-N.Y.), Pete Gallego (D-Texas) and Nick RahallNick Joe RahallWe shouldn't allow politics to impede disaster relief Break the cycle of partisanship with infant, child health care programs Clinton mulls role in 2018 midterms MORE (D-W.Va.), as well as hitting Reps. Mike Coffman (R-Colo.), Lee Terry (R-Neb.), Tom Reed (R-N.Y.), and Republicans in open seats in California and Virginia. The DCCC recently cut spending against Coffman and Reed and targeting the Colorado seat

IL-10 (SCHNEIDER): Vice President Biden will headline an early voting event on Oct. 22 for Rep. Brad Schneider (D-Ill.) and other Democrats, according to Schneider’s campaign. Schneider is locked in a tough reelection battle against former Rep. Bob Dold (R-Ill.), who won the endorsement of the Chicago Tribune on Monday.

NY-24 (MAFFEI): Vice President Biden is adding to his packed campaign schedule with a swing next week through upstate New York to headline a rally for Rep. Dan Maffei (D-N.Y.) in his race against Republican John Katko.

AZ-1 (KIRKPATRICK): Rep. Paul GosarPaul Anthony GosarConservatives call on Pelosi to cancel August recess The 27 Republicans who voted with Democrats to block Trump from taking military action against Iran Conservatives ask Barr to lay out Trump's rationale for census question MORE (R-Ariz.) declined to endorse former Arizona House Speaker Andy Tobin (R), who's running against Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-Ariz.), in an interview with The Hill. 

AD WATCH

KY-SEN (MCCONNELL): Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellAre Democrats turning Trump-like? House Democrat calls for gun control: Cities can ban plastic straws but 'we can't ban assault weapons?' Churches are arming and training congregants in response to mass shootings: report MORE (R-Ky.) is out with a new ad chiding Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) for dodging an editorial board question on whether she voted for President Obama. 

Grimes released an ad featuring former Sen. Wendell Ford (D-Kent.). 

GA-SEN (OPEN): Businessman David Perdue (R) is out with his a new ad defending his business record, saying that he “helped create and save thousands of American jobs, regardless of what Michelle Nunn says.”

SD-SEN (OPEN): The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee hits former South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds (R) for the visa scandal that has damaged his campaign in their first ad against him.

AR-SEN (PRYOR): Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) accuses Rep. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) in a new ad of voting to cut money for the state children’s hospital while voting “to give billionaires huge tax breaks.”

Cotton slams President Obama on foreign policy and touts his military background in his own new spot. 

LA-SEN (LANDRIEU): Sen. Mary LandrieuMary Loretta LandrieuCongress needs to work to combat the poverty, abuse and neglect issues that children face Dems wrestle over how to vote on ‘Green New Deal’ Lobbying world MORE’s (D-La.) new ad features four CEOs, including three Republicans, touting her work for the state.

MI-SEN (OPEN): Rep. Gary Peters (D-Mich.) hits former Michigan Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land (R) on women’s issues in a new ad.

VA-SEN (WARNER): Sen. Mark WarnerMark Robert WarnerFacebook users in lawsuit say company failed to warn them of known risks before 2018 breach New intel chief inherits host of challenges Overnight Defense: US, Russia tensions grow over nuclear arms | Highlights from Esper's Asia trip | Trump strikes neutral tone on Hong Kong protests | General orders ethics review of special forces MORE (D-Va.) is out with a new ad focused on his work to help military families.

DCCC: The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee launched ads targeting GOP Reps. Steve Southerland (Fla.), Rodney Davis (Ill.), Michael Grimm (N.Y.) and open-seat Iowa candidate David Young, as well as challengers Martha McSalley (Ariz.) and Jeff Gorrell. They also have a new online ad that blames Republicans for cutting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's budget to fight diseases like Ebola. 

NH-2 (KUSTER): The Club for Growth is out with an ad hitting Rep. Ann Kuster (D-N.H.) on taxes, part of a $750,000 direct mail campaign against her.

VA-10 (OPEN): Virginia Del. Barbara Comstock (R) hits Fairfax County Supervisor John Foust (D) as a “tax-raising Obama Democrat” in a new ad.

MN-8 (NOLAN): Businessman Stewart Mills (R) says Rep. Rick Nolan (D-Minn.) is attacking him for “having long hair and a family that started a successful business” in a new ad.

 

POLL POSITION

GA-SEN (OPEN): Businessman David Perdue (R) and former charity executive Michelle Nunn (D) are tied at 46 percent support apiece in a new automated poll from Landmark. 

NC-SEN (HAGAN): Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) and North Carolina Speaker Thom Tillis (R) are tied at 40 percent apiece in a new live-caller poll from High Point University. Libertarian Sean Haugh pulls 7 percent. 

CO-SEN (UDALL): Sen. Mark UdallMark Emery UdallThe Hill's Morning Report — Trump and the new Israel-'squad' controversy Colorado candidates vying to take on Gardner warn Hickenlooper they won't back down Democrats hope some presidential candidates drop out — and run for Senate  MORE (D-Colo.) trails Republican challenger Rep. Cory GardnerCory Scott GardnerThe Hill's Campaign Report: Battle for Senate begins to take shape The Hill's Morning Report — Trump and the new Israel-'squad' controversy Colorado candidates vying to take on Gardner warn Hickenlooper they won't back down MORE 43 percent to 45 percent in a new SurveyUSA poll. Udall held a 4-point advantage in the poll last month. Gardner has cut into Udall’s lead among independents and women in the poll.

SD-SEN (OPEN): Former South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds (R) continues to lead in the state’s Senate race, but his advantage over Democrat Rick Weiland and independent Larry Pressler has narrowed in recent weeks to 37 percent, compared to Weiland's 33 percent, according to a new automated poll from Republican-aligned Harper Polling.

NH-SEN (SHAHEEN): A new SurveyUSA poll shows the race tightening, with Sen. Jeanne ShaheenCynthia (Jeanne) Jeanne ShaheenLewandowski says he's 'happy' to testify before House panel The Hill's Campaign Report: Battle for Senate begins to take shape The Hill's Morning Report — Trump and the new Israel-'squad' controversy MORE (D) holding just a two-point lead over Republican Scott Brown at 48 percent to 46 percent.

KS-SEN (ROBERTS): Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) has narrowed independent Greg Orman's lead in the Kansas Senate race, according to Democratic automated firm Public Policy Polling. Orman leads Roberts 44 percent to 41 percent, with libertarian Randall Batson taking 5 percent. 

MA-6 (OPEN): Former Massachusetts state Sen. Richard Tisei (R-Mass.) leads Democrat Seth Moulton 44 percent to 42 percent in a new poll from the GOP-aligned American Unity PAC.   

WV-3 (RAHALL): A new poll conducted for Evan Jenkins (R) shows that he’s leading Rep. Nick Rahall 50 percent to 44 percent.

CA-17 (HONDA): Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.) and challenger Ro Khanna (D) are tied at 38 percent each, according to the new survey released by Khanna’s campaign. Honda’s campaign put out a survey of its own that had Honda leading 42 percent to 27 percent.

UT-4 (OPEN): Republican Mia Love leads Democrat Doug Owens 49 percent to 40 percent, according to a new poll by Utah Policy.  

 

FUNDRAISING FIGURES

COMMITTEES: The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee raised $16 million in September, edging the National Republican Senatorial Committee's $15.5 million. The DSCC has raised $29 million more this election cycle.

GA-SEN (OPEN): Businessman David Perdue raised $4.8 million in the last fundraising quarter, while former charity executive Michelle Nunn (D) raised $4.15 million. Neither released cash-on-hand totals, though Nunn had a $4 million cash edge heading into the quarter.

 

2016 RUMBLINGS

WARREN: Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenAre Democrats turning Trump-like? Manufacturing shrinks, raising questions for Trump Volatile presidential polls spark new round of anxieties MORE (D-Mass.) is heading to Iowa to help Rep. Bruce BraleyBruce Lowell BraleyOPINION | Tax reform, not Trump-McConnell feuds, will make 2018 a win for GOP Ten years later, House Dems reunite and look forward Trump: Ernst wanted 'more seasoning' before entertaining VP offer MORE’s (D-Iowa) Senate bid. She’s also swinging by to help Sens. Al FrankenAlan (Al) Stuart FrankenNative American advocates question 2020 Democrats' commitment Reid says he wishes Franken would run for Senate again Al Franken urges Trump to give new speech after shootings: 'Try to make it sound like you're sincere, even if you're not' MORE (D-Minn.) and Mark Udall (D-Colo.).

OUTSIDE MONEY: American Crossroads says it will likely stay on the sidelines in the 2016 GOP presidential primaries. 

CLINTON: Former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonAre Democrats turning Trump-like? The Hill's Campaign Report: Battle for Senate begins to take shape The Hill's Morning Report — Trump and the new Israel-'squad' controversy MORE hit Kentucky and Colorado on Monday, fundraising and barnstorming for Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) and Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.).

ROMNEY: Mitt Romney was in Iowa over the weekend stumping for state Sen. Joni Ernst (R), and some of his allies say he’s feeling pressure to run for the White House again.

 

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"Let's be honest. Does anyone not believe that Congressman Annie Kuster is as ugly as sin? And I hope I haven't offended sin.” — New Hampshire state Rep. Steve Vaillancourt, (R) in a blog post comparing the looks of the incumbent Democrat to her younger Republican challenger

This post was updated at 9:50 p.m.