1. The Washington Post is running a great live-blog of snapshots from reporters covering close Senate races across the country. Keep it bookmarked it for the next 36 hours. There are corgis, beer, bumper stickers and lots of fighting involved.

2. And here is the National team's portrait of the last weekend before the election. Election workers are stressed.

3. Niraj Chokshi has a last look at where the biggest ballot measures stand.

4. The New York Times put together a huge feature that runs through the big races to watch in all 50 states.

5. Gerald Seib tries to place this year's voting patterns in a larger context at the Wall Street Journal.

6. Crazy big number of the day, courtesy of the Center for Public Integrity: "Senate Majority PAC, the Democratic super PAC dedicated to holding the Senate, has blasted out more than 40,000 Senate-focused television ads this election cycle — more than any other outside spending group."

7. Dealbook writes about the book club that pairs lobbyists with politicians on the House Financial Services Committee.

While the club has been popular, few in the room actually read the book before the lunch.
“Oh, no, no, no, Lord no,” Mr. Oxley, now a lobbyist for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, said with a chuckle. “That would never happen.”

8. Obama still has two years left in his term. So... what's he planning to do? Wait, what's that over there!

If there’s a ray of hope—and this is the paradox of a late-stage 21st-century presidency—it’s that people will start ignoring him.
I ask Gardner if he really thinks a Senate in Republican hands will get more done. “It has to, or it won’t be there. We’ve entered this period of time,” he says, where people are so dissatisfied with government that they won’t hesitate to swing control of Congress from one party to another if they don’t think it’s being productive. “So Republicans have to realize that this isn’t some kind of — what’s the word I’m looking for — a mandate or whatever for Republicans. It’s a mandate against dysfunction.”
Listening to him talk, it occurs to me that I’ve heard this line before. It was from a young lawmaker who came to Congress in a wave year, in a class of Republicans who won the majority promising to change the way Washington worked. It was Cory Gardner, member of the newly elected House Republican majority, in 2010.