We’re going to hold a bit of an “audition” for four PA Weekend Blogging aspirants tomorrow and Sunday. They’ll each do a post both days. Should be fun; please tune in.

Here are some midday news/views snacks:

* Independent-caucusing-with-Democrats Angus King endorses Republican Senate colleague Susan Collins.

* MoJo’s Tim Murphy writes up bizarre, hilarious Idaho GOP gubernatorial debate.

* HRC makes surprise appearance at Baba Wawa’s last day on The View, has a very pleasant time.

* Uh-oh: police report emerges suggesting that leading GOP Senate candidate in OR, Monica Wehby, may have stalked an ex-boyfriend.

* New widget (via Daily Kos Elections) lets you estimate political leanings of people with your last name. Turns out “Kilgores” are a swing demographic leaning ever-so-slightly Republican.

And in sorta non-political news:

* Wife of American citizen sentenced to death in Sudan for apostasy from Islam.

As we break for lunch, let’s have some more Funk Metal, with Infectious Grooves. Here’s “Therapy,” with a little help from Ozzie.

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Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.