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The Great Massachusetts Senate Debate of 2012



Tonight's sampling:

[Sen-Var] Three GOP Senate Candidates Distance Themselves From Mitt Romney's 47% Comments by HoundDog - Senator Dean Heller (R-NV), Senator Scott Brown (R-MA), and Linda McMahon, Senate candidate for Connecticut, spared no time in distancing themselves from Mitt Romney's controversial 47% remarks.

[House-Var] Paul Ryan Exhorts House Republicans: "We're Going To Win This Thing"! by eXtina - The American Conservative warns that Republicans are in danger of losing the House, based on the Princeton Election Consortium's data.

[MI-Var] West Wing cast reunites for Bridget Mary McCormack in one of the greatest campaign ads ever by WolverinePolitico - The West Wing cast lend a helping hand to McCormack's campaign for the Michigan Supreme Court. She's running as a Democrat along with Shelia Jackson and Connie Marie Kelley; Brian K. Zahra, Stephen J. Markman and Colleen O'Brien are the Republicans in this race.


Today's EDR covers rescued down-ticket election diaries published between noon on September 20th till noon on September 21st.

This edition of Election Diary Rescue includes the following gems dug up by our miners, for a total of (37) diaries:

Senate: (22) posts, (3) states plus various
House: (5) posts, (4) states, (4) districts
Various: (3)
General: (7)


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Senate

[AZ-Sen] Carmona leading Flake in AZ! by vibber419 - A new poll has Richard Carmona (D) up by 5 on Jeff Flake (R) in this year's Arizona Senate race.

[MA-Sen] Brown vs Warren debate live blog and open thread by pistolSO - Live blog and open thread of debate between Elizabeth Warren (D) and the incumbent Senator Scott Brown (R).

[MA-Sen] Clearly, Scott Brown, I can see by Clytemnestra - Diarist takes issue with Scott Brown's (R) insulting dismissal of Elizabeth Warren's (D) Native American heritage based solely on the color of Warren's skin. Genetics don't generally cooperate with bigots' misconceptions...

[MA-Sen] Elizabeth Warren's weak debate by Roadette – Diarist finds messaging shortcomings in Elizabeth Warren's (D) debate performance against Scott Brown (R).

[MA-Sen] Every Democratic Candidate Should Watch the Brown-Warren Debate before Bedtime Tonight by LeftOfYou - Diarist has links to the 2 part Debate between Massachusetts for Senate Candidate Elizabeth Warren (D) and incumbent Sen Scott Brown (R).

[MA-Sen] UPDATEDX5: Boston Globe's Lehigh: "Warren hits her stride, while Brown stumbles" by lynne1 - Scot Lehigh, Boston Globe columnist, has his initial impressions of the Brown-Warren debate. One thing is clear: Brown (R) was rather...erratic. Lehigh writes: "It was a good night for Elizabeth Warren - and an ominous one for Scott Brown."

[MA-Sen] Harry Reid Crushes Scott Brown's Excuse for Missing Tonight's Debate UPDATED X6 FINAL w/Reid Video! by hungrycoyote - Hahahahaha! Looks like if he had his druthers, Scott Brown (R) would not be attending his own debate against Elizabeth Warren (D) tonight. Brown may have thought he had a viable excuse to miss the debate, until Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid spoke up.

[MA-Sen] Hey Scott Brown... Am I 'Indian' Enough For You? by LieparDestin - Diarist offers impressive photographic 'proof' of his own Native American heritage as well as his 'whiteness', in response to Scott Brown's (R) disparagement of Elizabeth Warren's (D) Native heritage in last night's debate.

[MA-Sen] Massachusetts Senate Candidate Elizabeth Warren's Intrade Share Price Surges to $5.93 (59.3%) by HoundDog - Intrade's odds on Warren rose to 59.3% following last night's debate with Scott Brown (R), costing $5.93 per share for a $10 payout. Nate Silver has Warren (D) at 63%.

[MA-Sen] Scott Brown does the Half-Lazio by Upper West - During last night's debate with challenger Elizabeth Warren (D), Scott Brown (R) went straight into Lazio territory on question #1, denigrating Warren't Native American heritage.

[MA-Sen] Senate Votes Cancelled Today: Harry Reid Opens Can of Whup A** on Scott Brown by mikeypaw - Apparently Scott Brown (R) was feeling a little anxious about meeting up with Elizabeth Warren (D) tonight so he was going to manufacture a reason that he could not debate her tonight. TPM is reporting that Harry Reid canceled all votes in the Senate today to relieve Scotty any wiggle room of an excuse to not attend the debates tonight.

[MA-Sen] Three Suggestions For Elizabeth Warren By Upper West - Elizabeth Warren did very well at the debate --- very strong on jobs, taxes and women's issues. And Brown approached but did not quite reach "Rick Lazio getting in Hillary's face" status.

[MA-Sen] uh-oh for Scott Brown in Boston Herald by teacherken - Boston Herald columnist Peter Galzinis calls Scott Brown (R) "Senator Barn Jacket" following last night's televised debate between Brown and Elizabeth Warren (D). Of Warren Galzinis says: "She knows how to punch and counter punch." Decision: Warren on points.

[MA-Sen] 5 Ways Scott Brown's Debate Answer on Climate & Energy Was Wrong by TheGreenMiles - A viewer question focused on climate change in last night's U.S. Senate debate between Sen. Scott Brown (R) and Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren. Diarist offers Brown's response in full, lists the ways that response is wrong.

[MA-Sen] Warren-Brown debate: On substance and style, Warren wins by Joan McCarter - Warren (D) was pretty effective in making her point that yes, Scott Brown (R) really is, and votes like, a Republican. The press reviews are in, Warren wins.

[MA-Sen] Warren / Brown Debate LIVE THREAD by Sarea - Blog and live thread of debate between Elizabeth Warren (D) and the incumbent Senator Scott Brown (R).

[MA-Sen] Warren, Brown to face off in first Massachusetts Senate debate tonight by Joan McCarter - Elizabeth Warren (D) and Scott Brown (R) are set to have their first debate of the campaign.

[WI-Sen] Everybody loves Mitt! by blue aardvark - Diarist quotes TPM's report of Tommy Thompson's (R) remarks regarding the impact of the presidential race on other races. Thompson's opponent is Tammy Baldwin (D).

[WI-Sen] Hey Tommy Thompson...it ain't mITt by Bill O Rights - Poor pitiful Tommy Thompson (R), who believes Mitt Romney is hurting him in his race against Tammy Baldwin (D) for the Senate seat vacated by Sen. Herb Kohl.

[WI-Sen] WI-Sen: Tommy Thompson on his falling poll numbers; it's all Mitt's fault by gf120581 - Looking at the Senate races, Republican numbers are falling all across the board, but few have been as shocking as the sudden plummet in Tommy Thompson's (R) numbers. Tammy Baldwin (D) is his opponent.

[Sen-Var] Surge in Polls for Democratic Senators Due to Rising Voter Enthusiam by HoundDog - One remarkable "side-effect" of surging Democratic voter enthusiasm seemed to have spiked. For example, the Intrade Odds for the Democrats to retain control the Senate after 2012 reached 69.9%, rising 2.71% just today.

[Sen-Var] Three GOP Senate Candidates Distance Themselves From Mitt Romney's 47% Comments by HoundDog - Senator Dean Heller (R-NV), Senator Scott Brown (R-MA), and Linda McMahon, Senate candidate for Connecticut, spared no time in distancing themselves from Mitt Romney's controversial 47% remarks.


House

[FL-22] Another Breathless Urgent Message about Allen West by Cyberwizard - Poor old Allen West (R) is under attack from those ubiquitous Soros $ again. Or so he says. But, really, why would this paragon of the political stage lie? Patrick Murphy (D) is his opponent.

[IA-04] IA-04 - a brief update from on the ground UPDATED by teacherken - The diarist volunteers for the Christie Vilsack (D) campaign, running against Steve King (R).

[IL-17] Remember when Bobby Schilling was a Tea Partier? (IL-17) by Willinois - Schilling (R) may strike a moderate pose now, but he hasn't always been like that. Cheri Bustos (D) is his opponent in November.

[MN-08] MN-08: Chip Cravaack Still Clueless After All These Years (Part 1) by keewatinrose - Cravaack (R) has a hard time telling the difference between iron ore and steel, which is odd for a politician in a mining state. Rick Nolan (D) is his opponent.

[House-Var] Paul Ryan Exhorts House Republicans: "We're Going To Win This Thing"! by eXtina - The American Conservative warns that Republicans are in danger of losing the House, based on the Princeton Election Consortium's data.


Various

[MI-Var] West Wing cast reunites for Bridget Mary McCormack in one of the greatest campaign ads ever by WolverinePolitico - The West Wing cast lend a helping hand to McCormack's campaign for the Michigan Supreme Court. She's running as a Democrat along with Shelia Jackson and Connie Marie Kelley; Brian K. Zahra, Stephen J. Markman and Colleen O'Brien are the Republicans in this race.

[NM-Var] New Mexico says "adios" to "swing state" status by SantaFeMarie - It's a laugh when the Romney campaign believes New Mexico is in play for the Republican ticket. Down-ticket races in the state look good for Democratic candidates.

[Polling-Var] Daily Kos Elections Polling Wrap: Disparate data rules the day on 'Not so fast' Thursday by Steve Singiser - Just like Wednesday, a metric ton of polling was dropped onto the head of your intrepid Wrap curator, as yesterday's record of 39 separate polls was shattered by today's tiny offering of 54 unique polls.


General

First prediction of Democrats re-taking the House appears: 74% probability. by SantaFeMarie - Sam Wang, a Princeton professor, analyses the battle for the House of Representatives and makes the Democrats favorites at this time.

All in for Speaker Pelosi? by tremayne - With a concerted effort, not just the Presidency and the Senate but also the House may be winnable for Democrats this November.

Voter Fraud in California by Ethics Chair by Aeolus - registered to vote at a 570 square foot studio apartment in Irvine. One problem. Mimi, her husband and their four kids continue to live in their 14,000 square foot home in Laguna Niguel in a gated community that is not in her new district.

A Natural Offset to voter purging is occurring by Okiedog - Diarist offers the observation from a small town with lots of churches that purging Democrats from the voting rolls may not accomplish what Republicans hope it will - fundamentalist Christians are saying more and more that they will sit this one out rather than vote for the Mormon and the 1%.

How to "Speak American" When You GOTV by SusanCStrong - Recent rash remarks and extreme ideas from the Romney/Ryan team have altered the political landscape. We all need to remember how to "speak American" in those vital GOTV conversations this fall.

Quit Reading Daily Kos and Go Vote, Dammit! by Crashing Vor - That is, if you're registered in the Mount Rushmore State or enjoy Famous Potatoes. Green Mountain Boys and Girls, you'll have to wait 'til tomorrow. That's right, early voting [in Idaho] is on!

Woman-To-Woman GOTV In NC by Marihilda - There is a terrific effort in North Carolina to get out the women's vote. It involves hand writing a letter to targeted women voters - the ones who are infrequent or new voters. Early voting begins October 18th in NC.


* A big THANKS! to all our dedicated EDR volunteers (in alphabetical order): Alma, eeff, EvanInNY, foreverblue, Joieau, nomandates, Oke, randallt, Restondem, Spedwybabs, Sylv, TruthOfAngels and turbonerd.

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Originally posted to Daily Kos Elections on Fri Sep 21, 2012 at 03:00 PM PDT.

Also republished by Daily Kos.

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