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And they call it Donny love-love…

My mother is very excited. Donny Osmond is hosting his very own radio show. Will Marie and the Osmond Brothers appear?

~ H.A.

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Peter Gammons=1973 Willie Mays?

What happened to Peter Gammons? I used to love his objective analysis over at ESPN. He was even favorable to my beloved St. Louis Cardinals.

But now he takes a strange shot at Massachusetts state Senator and U.S. Senate candidate Scott Brown (R), comparing JFK to the legendary shortstop Omar Vizquel and Brown to Royals shortstop Yuniesky Betancourt. My question is: Are Gammons’s greatest days behind him? I hope not.

That comparison is just strange: Brown is making a comeback, and AG Martha Coakley (D) would be more like Adam Dunn: a good power hitter who also strikes out (on some big cases).

Maybe Sen. Brown isn’t the bronze warrior from Brookline. But really, Mr. Gammons. If you want to make an analogy, do better than that.

~ H.A.

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King of the Senate?

GOP Rep. Peter King is reconsidering a run against Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand in New York. He cites money and his top spot on the Homeland Security Committee (if the GOP picks up the House, he would become its chair) as possible concerns.

To be honest, the GOP needs King or someone who can raise money if they want this seat. Gillibrand is not popular (SurveyUSA had her below 40 percent) but she has the advantage in a Democratic state, even with a potential GOP tide.

If Republicans want King to run, they might want to indicate their support, as did former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani did when he decided to forgo public office this year.

~ H.A.

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Hmm…interesting

Governor Tim Pawlenty recently sent out a fundraising email noting his support for the U.S. Senate campaign of former Congressman (as well as U.S. Trade Rep. and OMB chief) Rob Portman, in addition to congressmen from the Minnesota governor’s home state.

Where is Portman from? Ohio. This is common for PACs to give money to competitive canidates in critical seats, but I hear that state has some sway in presidential elections.

~ H.A.

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