Today's TOTN Junkie Segment: With 13 Days To Go, It's Polls, Gaffes & Debates

Are there signs of a Democratic comeback?  Or are the Republicans pulling away?

There are so many conflicting polls on this score, and there are many debates scheduled in the next 13 days that could change races in key states.

Ultimately, it's hard to make the case that the conventional wisdom — that Democrats will retain control of the Senate but their majority in the House is in serious jeopardy — has changed much.  But in the race-by-race look at Campaign 2010, a lot seems to be going on.  All of which was the focus of today's Political Junkie segment on NPR's Talk of the Nation.

We paid special attention to three Senate races, and we had three experts on hand to talk about them:  Jon Ralston on Nevada, Libby Casey on Alaska, and Jon Delano on Pennsylvania.  And you can hear today's segment here.

Last week we were in Columbus, courtesy member station WOSU, talking Ohio politics with Rep. Steve Driehaus (D-1st CD) and his GOP opponent, ex-Rep. Steve Chabot.  And that segment can be heard here.

Join host Neal Conan and me every Wednesday at 2 p.m. ET for the Junkie segment on TOTN, where you can often, but not always, find interesting conversation, useless trivia questions and sparkling jokes. And you can win a Political Junkie T-shirt!

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