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The five must-read blogs from today, on Ed Miliband, Ken and Boris, and Ed Balls.

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1. Why I'm now calling it for Ed Miliband

At PoliticalBetting, Mike Smithson predicts that Ed Miliband will emerge triumphant tomorrow after gaining ground among MP and MEPs.

2. Ken v Johnson . . . or is it Boris? The lessons of organisation

Paul Waugh says that Ken's success proves yet again that no politician can get anywhere without an efficient machine behind him.

3. Why Ken might win

Elsewhere, the Labour MP Tom Harris explains why Ken shouldn't be underestimated.

4. Tories launch operation to paint the Milibands as a dangerous risk to the nation's finances

Over at ConservativeHome, Tim Montgomerie blogs on the Tory dossier What Would You Cut, Mr Miliband?, which accuses the brothers of making unfunded promises.

5. Ed Balls steps up his bid for the shadow chancellorship

Finally, Coffee House's Peter Hoskin says Balls has his eyes on one prize -- and it's not the leadership.