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   This Rescue Diary covers the period from 6 PM, Saturday, 10/23 to 6:00 PM EDT, Sunday, 10/24

Today's Menu Includes :
45 Diaries Overall


- 10 On House races
 

    - Covering 9 individual Districts in 8 states

- 11 On Senate races

    - Representing 7 different states

- 10 On Various election races and ballot issues

    - Encompassing Governor, Secretary of State, Local, and more

- 14 General election-related diaries

   

And be sure to follow the Election Diary Rescue on Twitter

Intro

You must enter an Intro for your Diary Entry between 300 and 1150 characters long (that's approximately 50-175 words without any html or formatting markup).

This is an attempt to compile a fairly comprehensive listing of election-related diaries that have recently been posted. Most of them are House, Senate or Governor races but there are also some local ones, as well as the occasional 'general info' diary.

For more information on this series, please see our reintroduction diary.

For all the introductory stuff and previous diaries in the 2006 and '08 series, please see:
Election Race Roundup (11/11 - Final 2006 Edition) (with links to all diaries in the series)
Election Race Roundup (11/7 - Final 2008 Edition) (with links to all diaries in the series)

And for this year's previous diaries:
Election Diary Rescue 2010 (9/17 – 46 Days 'til Election Day) (with links to previous 10 diaries from 9/7 to 9/16)
Election Diary Rescue 2010 (9/27 – 36 Days 'til Election Day) (with links to previous 10 diaries from 9/17 to 9/26)
Election Diary Rescue 2010 (10/7 – 26 Days 'til Election Day) (with links to previous 10 diaries from 9/27 to 10/6)
Election Diary Rescue 2010 (10/17 – 16 Days 'til Election Day) (with links to previous 10 diaries from 10/7-10/16)
Election Diary Rescue 2010 (10/18 – 15 Days 'til Election Day)
Election Diary Rescue 2010 (10/19 – TWO WEEKS 'til Election Day!)
Election Diary Rescue 2010 (10/20 – 13 Days 'til Election Day)
Election Diary Rescue 2010 (10/21 – 12 Days 'til Election Day)
Election Diary Rescue 2010 (10/22 – 11 Days 'til Election Day)
Election Diary Rescue 2010 (10/23 – 10 Days 'til Election Day)

Incredible thanks to all volunteers: Alma, welso, randallt, Joieau, eeff, Sylv, Spedwybabs, Turbonerd, SJerseyIndy, ukben, and suejazz.

(6:00 PM EDT, Saturday, 10/23 to 6:00 PM EDT, Sunday, 10/24):  (xx diaries)

(Alphabetical, starting from M)

This is an attempt to compile a fairly comprehensive listing of election-related diaries that have recently been posted. Most of them are House, Senate or Governor races but there are also some local ones, as well as the occasional 'general info' diary.

For more information on this series, please see our reintroduction diary.

For all the introductory stuff and previous diaries in the 2006 and '08 series, please see:
Election Race Roundup (11/11 - Final 2006 Edition) (with links to all diaries in the series)
Election Race Roundup (11/7 - Final 2008 Edition) (with links to all diaries in the series)

And for this year's previous diaries:
Election Diary Rescue 2010 (9/17 – 46 Days 'til Election Day) (with links to previous 10 diaries from 9/7 to 9/16)
Election Diary Rescue 2010 (9/27 – 36 Days 'til Election Day) (with links to previous 10 diaries from 9/17 to 9/26)
Election Diary Rescue 2010 (10/7 – 26 Days 'til Election Day) (with links to previous 10 diaries from 9/27 to 10/6)
Election Diary Rescue 2010 (10/17 – 16 Days 'til Election Day) (with links to previous 10 diaries from 10/7-10/16)
Election Diary Rescue 2010 (10/18 – 15 Days 'til Election Day)
Election Diary Rescue 2010 (10/19 – TWO WEEKS 'til Election Day!)
Election Diary Rescue 2010 (10/20 – 13 Days 'til Election Day)
Election Diary Rescue 2010 (10/21 – 12 Days 'til Election Day)
Election Diary Rescue 2010 (10/22 – 11 Days 'til Election Day)
Election Diary Rescue 2010 (10/23 – 10 Days 'til Election Day)

Incredible thanks to all volunteers: Alma, welso, randallt, Joieau, eeff, Sylv, Spedwybabs, Turbonerd, SJerseyIndy, ukben, and suejazz.

(6:00 PM EDT, Saturday, 10/23 to 6:00 PM EDT, Sunday, 10/24):  (45 diaries)

(Alphabetical, starting from M)

   House (10)

(MN-06) Bachmann removes her voting registration by quiet in NC - Diarist has a story from MN-06 about Michele Bachmann (R) in the race with Tarryl Clark (D).

(MO-03) MO-03:  GOP hopeful involved w/coverup for pedophile priests by St Louis Woman - Diarist covers a journalist's investigation of  Ed Martin (R) in the MO-03 race against Russ Carnahan (D).

(NY-20) NY-20: Bill Clinton will do election eve rally by devtob - Diarist covers Bill Clinton's planned trip to NY-20 on 11/1 for a rally for Scott Murphy (D) against Chris Gibson (R).

(OH-12) The Silly Season- Guarding the Yard Signs by histopresto - Signpost wars are raging in OH-12, in the race between Pat Tiberi (R) and Paula Brooks (D).

(AZ-07) (AZ-07) 19 ?s with Rep. Raul Grijalva by Spedwybabs - Diarist offers her questions to Grijalva (D) and answers from him.

(CA-03) CA-03: What the Doctor (Bera) Ordered by Kazmarov - Diarist introduces us to Dr. Ami Bera (D), who is trying to unseat Dan Lungren (R).

(CA-Var) California Race Chart 2010 (Part 2 of 3: Congressional Races) by SoCalGal23 - A plethora of predictions.

(FL-08) ACTION ALERT! Make 10 phone calls for Alan Grayson today by msblucow - Brings news of Democrat Alan Grayson trailing by seven points in recent polling to his opponent Dan Webster (R-Taliban), and encourages readers to respond by making 10 phonebanking calls on Grayson’s behalf.

(IL-10) IL-10 -- Long Lines for Early Voting by LeftOfYou - Diarist covers early voting in IL-10 with Dan Seal (D) against Robert Dold (R).

(IL-17) IL-17: Hare is fighting off Schilling to keep his seat by JGibson - An in-depth profile of the race between endangered Democratic incumbent Phil Hare and Republican challenger Bobby Schilling.
 

   Senate (11)

(OR-Sen) OR-Sen: GOP candidate shows how "Buck-pedaling" should be done by Joan McCarter - Joan has a quote from Jim Hoffman (R) from the Oregon Senate debate against Ron Wyden (D) you have to read.

(WI-Sen) WI Sen w/video: Two Rons, Don't Make it Right: Johnson Attacks Feingold on Gov Loan He Used 3 Times! by Jud Lounsbury – Dissects more hypocrisy from Republican Ron Johnson in his mailers against Russ Feingold (D).

(AK-Sen) Judge Orders Joe Miller Exposed (More!) by lapin - Joe Miller (R) was hoping to keep his personnel records secret.  Too bad.  His opponents are Scott McAdams (D) and incumbent Lisa Murkowski (AI).

(AK-Sen) October 23 Surprise for Joe Miller by FiredUpInCA - Another, longer diary about a judge ordering the release of Republican Joe Miller’s personnel files.

(AK-Sen) The Election Kool-Aid Acid Test Mars Miller Campaign by LaFeminista - The diarist presents the only viewpoint from which the account given by security consultant hired by the Miller for Senate campaign of the detention of a reporter covering the campaign at a town hall event makes any sense.

(AK-Sen) AK-Sen, Major Papers Circle the Wagons for Mrs. Ludowskee by akmk - Two Alaska papers today endorsed Lisa Murkowski (R-WriteIn) because they're scared of both Joe Miller (R-Teabagger) and Scott McAdams (D).

(AK-Sen) The Election Kool Aid Acid Test Mars Miller Campaign by LaFeminista - Pokes fun at some of the issues the Miller Campaign seems to be having with the reality of running a campaign for US Senate.

(CO-Sen) Colorado Senate; it's even! by pollwatcher - Coverage of the SUSA poll indicating a dead heat between Michael Bennet (D) and Ken Buck (R).

(FL-Sen) FL:Early Voting Still Bad News by kansasr - Compared to 2006, the early voting pattern in Florida this year may foreshadow a Rubio victory.

(IL-Sen) IL-Sen: Walking in Chicago by ebgill – Diarist shares personal experiences of feet-on-the-street GOTV efforts on behalf of Alexi Giannoulias (D) in his race against Republican Mark Kirk.

(KY-Sen) Rand Paul is wrong on Medicare by Gov Howard Dean MD - A call for support of Jack Conway (D) by Howard Dean in his Kentucky Senate race against Rand Paul, whose views on Medicare inspired Gov. Dean to speak out against them.

   Various Races (7)

(MD-Gov) Marylanders GET IT - WE HAVE PATIENCE - If the Rest of America Can't or Won't! by LeoDaLion - Signs indicate that Marylanders understand that today’s economy was not caused by Democrats and support incumbent Martin O’Malley (D) for governor, not Bob Ehrlich (R).

(CA-Gov) Breaking: Jerry Brown DOUBLES his lead over Whitman in CA by nirbama - LA Times/USC poll shows Jerry Brown (D) leading over Meg Whitman (R) by 13%!

(CA-Gov) LA Times Poll: Whitman Sliding Into the Abyss by Bonsai66 - Another take on the poll showing Whitman (R) sliding off the graph.

(CA-Var) (CA Elections GOTV) Jerry Brown is coming to town today by Zack from the SFV - Invites readers to participate in today’s “Ralley in the Valley,” a phone-banking project designed to GOTV for various candidates all around California.

(HI-Gov) Hawaii Gov Abercrombie Leads by Pinecone - Extremely short diary pointing out that Abercrombie is ahead in the polls for Hawaii Gov.

(IA-Gov) Des Moines Register to endorse Culver, IA-Gov by Govinda - The largest newspaper in Iowa endorses  Democratic Gov. Chet Culver for re-election.

(IL-Gov) Dems Take Note..Awesome Glee-Inspired AD (VIDEO) by shevas01 - Fans of the TV show Glee will recognize the Glee style narration filling you in on what has already happened in this race between Pat Quinn (D) and Bill Brady (R).
 

   Ballot Initiatives (3)

(CA-Prop 19) California Dreaming by fini finito - Talks about the future if in fact Prop 19 passes in CA on Nov. 2.

(CA-Prop 22)  CA - Vote No on Proposition 22: State Borrowing From Local Government Funds by Inoljt - Diarist offers analysis and recommendation on this proposition.

(CO-Amend-63) A HUGE CO Anti-Gov't Teahadist Recommends Gov't Care! by ZaBlanc - Diarist’s e-mail exchange with a high-profile supporter of Colorado’s proposed constitutional amendment to reject the new health reform law, in which the supporter’s only suggested substitute for government-influenced health care is – you guessed it – government-influenced health care.
 

   General (14)

Early Voting in Maryland Today by billlaurelMD - A report on an early voting experience in Maryland.

Should we reward the Republicans?  (A bit of a rant) by Seneca Doane - A ton of ammunition for you to use when getting out the vote.

BLUE STATES: Vermont. P Shumlin (D) vs B Dubie (R) by abgin - Looking ahead to the 2012 presidential election, the diarist examines the potential strength of the likely nominees.

I’d like to take a moment to talk with all my friends about voting... by Bill Tchakirides - Handful of examples of Republican stances on key issues to keep in mind during this election.

Election Day Preview:  Parsing Those First Results. by jpmassar – In advance of next Tuesday’s election, the diarist takes time to compile recent polling results and poll closing times for races around the country that might give an indication on what to expect for the rest of the night.

Daily Kos GOTV Blogathon: Al Franken Up First! by Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse – PDNC shares news of an upcoming (this week!) series that hosts “lawmakers, politicians, journalists, and activists in progressive organizations working for reform to participate in a GOTV blogathon at DK to energize our base.” Guest Al Franken (D-MN) kicks off the series.

Early voting: Is it just me or are the Dems doing OK? by wtxdem - Fresh from early voting in Texas, diarist offers a look at early voting results so far in the states that offer it, and finds Dems doing okay.

FL: Early Voting Still Bad News by kansasr - Points out that the GOP is still leading Dems in early voting in FL.

Democrats support veterans, Republicans Not so much by plf515 - Gives a good look at the IAVA report card that was recently issued.

I refuse to sit in front of a computer! by BlueHighwayman - Diarist lists the ways and reasons for getting up and getting out the vote.

I REFUSE to Vote, and You Can't Make Me by Larry Wohlgemuth - A tongue-in-cheek take on all the whining, contrasted with real work to get out the vote.

Will You Vote? (in Dr. Seuss style) by pflickner - Diarist offers a Seuss-ian rhyme to help GOTV.

Take it from me -- every vote matters by Al Franken – kossack and Senator Al Franken is the first guest in a new diary series happening this week on Daily Kos. He offers himself and his campaign experience up as Exhibit A for evidence to support the idea that...  Every. Vote. Matters.

The unpredictable election by Steve Singiser – Digs down into the polling numbers and pundit predictions for Election 2010 and finds that the cumulative result of all the polling and predictions makes the results of the election entirely unpredictable.

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Originally posted to Daily Kos on Sun Oct 24, 2010 at 07:46 PM PDT.

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