[cnn-photo-caption image=http://www.cnn.com/2010/POLITICS/05/18/tuesday.primaries/story.specter.gi.jpg caption="Sen. Arlen Specter, a Pennsylvania Republican-turned Democrat, is in a tight race with Rep. Joe Sestak." width=300 height=169]Cate Vojdik
Tonight we’re following three key primary Senate races that are being seen by many as a test of how deep and real the anti-incumbent mood may be. We’ll have reporters on the ground in Arkansas, Kentucky and Pennsylvania to bring you the very latest on the races. We’ll also draw, as always, on the breadth and depth of our political panel’s expertise. They’ll provide rolling analysis, including what tonight’s results could mean for the midterm elections in November.
We’ll also have the latest in the Gulf oil spill disaster, four weeks after the explosion that ruptured the well. Today BP released new underwater video showing oil and gas erupting from the blown-out well. It was recorded after the company inserted a pipe into the gushing well to divert some of the oil to the surface. Let’s just say the images aren’t comforting.
Meantime, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal’s office released a photo showing heavy oil coming ashore in his state while a NOAA official said aerial surveys showed some tendrils of light oil close or already in the loop current, which takes water south to the Florida Keys. In Senate hearings today. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar was grilled by skeptical lawmakers. It was Salazar’s first appearance since the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded and sank. Tonight, we’ll hear from Illinois Rep. Luis Gutierrez, who is now calling for a permanent ban on oil drilling leases for BP.
It’s going to be fast-moving night at 360. See you at 10 p.m. eastern.
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