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 HaganThe Hill's Campaign Report: North Carolina emerges as key battleground for Senate control Tillis wins North Carolina Senate primary Coronavirus poses risks for Trump in 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 PryorCoronavirus poses risks for Trump in 2020 Tom Cotton's only Democratic rival quits race in Arkansas Medicaid rollback looms for GOP senators in 2020 MORE (D-Ark.) and Rep. Tom CottonTom Bryant CottonGOP senator calls reporting on Russia bounties 'absolutely inaccurate' after White House briefing New legislation required to secure US semiconductor leadership Sunday shows preview: With coronavirus cases surging, lawmakers and health officials weigh in 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 RobertsCook Political Report shifts Montana Senate race to 'toss up' McConnell plans to stay on as Senate GOP leader even if he loses majority When will Americans — all Americans — declare that enough is enough? 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 KirkpatrickHouse Democrats jam GOP with coronavirus bill Eleventh Democratic presidential debate to be held in Phoenix Arizona Democrat to get treatment for alcohol dependence after suffering fall 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 GosarHouse Republicans urge White House to support TSA giving travelers temperature checks OVERNIGHT ENERGY: DOJ whistleblower cites Trump tweets as impetus for California emissions probe | Democrats set July vote for major conservation bill, blaming Republicans for delay | Trump vows crackdown on monument vandalism Democrats set July vote for major conservation bill, blaming Republicans for delay 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 McConnellFormer HUD Secretary: Congress 'should invest 0B in direct rental assistance' OVERNIGHT ENERGY: House approves .5T green infrastructure plan | Rubio looks to defense bill to block offshore drilling, but some fear it creates a loophole | DC-area lawmakers push for analysis before federal agencies can be relocated House approves .5T green infrastructure plan 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 LandrieuBottom line A decade of making a difference: Senate Caucus on Foster Youth Congress needs to work to combat the poverty, abuse and neglect issues that children face 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 WarnerSenators press IRS chief on stimulus check pitfalls Hillicon Valley: Facebook takes down 'boogaloo' network after pressure | Election security measure pulled from Senate bill | FCC officially designating Huawei, ZTE as threats Overnight Defense: Democrats blast Trump handling of Russian bounty intel | Pentagon leaders set for House hearing July 9 | Trump moves forward with plan for Germany drawdown 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 10 Senate seats most likely to flip Democratic presidential race comes into sharp focus Democrats will win back the Senate majority in 2020, all thanks to President Trump MORE (D-Colo.) trails Republican challenger Rep. Cory GardnerCory Scott GardnerThe Hill's Campaign Report: Colorado, Utah primary results bring upsets, intrigue The Hill's Morning Report - Republicans shift, urge people to wear masks Hickenlooper beats back progressive challenge in Colorado primary 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 ShaheenThe Hill's Coronavirus Report: Stagwell President Mark Penn says Trump is losing on fighting the virus; Fauci says U.S. 'going in the wrong direction' in fight against virus Senate passes extension of application deadline for PPP small-business loans Overnight Defense: Lawmakers demand answers on reported Russian bounties for US troops deaths in Afghanistan | Defense bill amendments target Germany withdrawal, Pentagon program giving weapons to police 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 WarrenHouse Armed Services votes to make Pentagon rename Confederate-named bases in a year Overnight Defense: House panel votes to ban Confederate flag on all Pentagon property | DOD report says Russia working to speed US withdrawal from Afghanistan | 'Gang of Eight' to get briefing on bounties Thursday Liberal veterans group urges Biden to name Duckworth VP MORE (D-Mass.) is heading to Iowa to help Rep. Bruce BraleyBruce Lowell Braley2020 caucuses pose biggest challenge yet for Iowa's top pollster OPINION | Tax reform, not Trump-McConnell feuds, will make 2018 a win for GOP Ten years later, House Dems reunite and look forward MORE’s (D-Iowa) Senate bid. She’s also swinging by to help Sens. Al FrankenAlan (Al) Stuart FrankenPolitical world mourns loss of comedian Jerry Stiller Maher to Tara Reade on timing of sexual assault allegation: 'Why wait until Biden is our only hope?' Democrats begin to confront Biden allegations 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 ClintonRepublican Nicole Malliotakis wins New York primary to challenge Max Rose Trump's evangelical approval dips, but remains high How Obama can win back millions of Trump voters for Biden 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.