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Tonight's sampling:

[MT-Sen] Hold the Senate: Jon Tester (D-MT) by TellerCountyBlue - Places like Wyoming, Idaho and Montana don't send Dems to the Senate very often. Jon Tester (D) is our incumbent Senator in Montana, and he's facing a strong challenge from Republican Denny Rehberg. How about we help him out?

[CO-Var] The Money Has Moved Downballot in Colorado by KippColorado - Diarist reports that the Republican money barons, having given up on Romney, have moved on to fund a barrage of PAC ads blasting every Democratic candidate for the House of Representatives in Colorado.

[FL-SupCourt] Miami Herald: Koch brothers trying to buy FL Supreme Court by GreenCajun - Carl Hiassen of the Miami Herald describes the stealth campaign against three incumbent justices. The apparent goal is to get the three dumped at the polls so Governor Rick Scott (R, Crook) can appoint replacements.


Today's EDR covers rescued down-ticket election diaries published between noon on September 29th till noon on September 30th.

This edition of Election Diary Rescue includes the following gems dug up by our miners, for a total of (24) diaries:

Senate: (7) posts, variety of states
House: (7) posts, (7) states, (7) districts
State: (2)
General: (8)


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Senate

[MA-Sen] Warren up 5 in new Boston Globe poll by teacherken - Elizabeth Warren (D) leads incumbent Scott Brown (R) 43-38 in the Globe's newest poll, with 18% still claiming to be undecided.

[MA-Sen] Weekend Polling: Advantage Team Blue by Greg Dworkin - Diarist offers graphs of polling in Ohio, Iowa and Massachusetts showing Obama in the lead at the top of the ticket, and Elizabeth Warren (D) expanding her lead over Scott Brown (R). The surprise is how many of the people polled still claim to be 'undecided' or could be convinced to change their minds.

[MT-Sen] Hold the Senate: Jon Tester (D-MT) by TellerCountyBlue - Places like Wyoming, Idaho and Montana don't send Dems to the Senate very often. Jon Tester (D) is our incumbent Senator in Montana, and he's facing a strong challenge from Republican Denny Rehberg. How about we help him out?

[PA-Sen] UPDATED! Bob Casey Jr. (D) Still Leads But The Race Is Tightening by poopdogcomedy - Casey leads Tom Smith (R), but this race is not over yet.

[VA-Sen] Give Me a Break: Vote for Allen Because He Sent a Dead Marine's Mother a Note? by nuketeacher - George "Macaca" Allen (R-Bigot) has a new ad featuring the mother of a Marine killed in action, as if sending her a note is reason to vote for him. Democrat Tim Kaine is Allen's opponent.

[Sen-Var] Take A Break From Football and the Ryder Cup by Dave G - Diarist has set up an ActBlue page for donations to Senate races in MA, MO, AZ, NV, IN, ND, MT, VA, CT, WI, NM, and FL. These are all races Dems can win.

[Sen-Var] The Secret to Karl Rove's Success by Crashing Vor - The deeply cynical, partisan move of voting down the Veterans' Jobs Corps bill, then adjourning to campaign for re-election prompted the diarist to cut video ads directed at three Republican Senators. Roger Wicker's (MS) Democratic opponent is Albert N. Gore. Orrin Hatch (UT) is facing Scott Howell (D). And Bob Corker's (TN) challenger is Mark Clayton (D).


House

[CA-39] Catch the Wave! Widen the House Playing Field NOW by Aeolus - Diarist explains donations to Jay Chen (D) in the CA-39 congressional race against Bankster Ed Royce (R), urges kossacks to support ActBlue candidates as well.

[CO-Var] The Money Has Moved Downballot in Colorado by KippColorado - Diarist reports that the Republican money barons, having given up on Romney, have moved on to fund a barrage of PAC ads blasting every Democratic candidate for the House of Representatives in Colorado.

[FL-18] Allen West Had To Resign From Army To Avoid Court Martial; He's Equally Unfit to Serve in Congress by Kwik - West (R) isn't an appropriate Representative, but Patrick Murphy (D) is.

[IA-04] Iowans rally to Christie Vilsack by blue denim - Christie Vilsack (D) is picking up important endorsements in her race against incumbent congressman Steve King. Read three letters in support from today's Mason City Globe-Gazette, and remember early voting is happening now!

[IN-09] Shelli Yoder IN-9 - Please help her campaign by Knoeful - Diarist shot video of Shelli Yoder (D) at the Indiana Persimmon Festival and links to her campaign. She is challenging incumbent Republican Todd Young for the seat.

[MN-06] AP: We can't correct all of Bachmann's lies, just some of them. by MichiJayJay - Shocker shocker. The Associated Press, everybody's favorite News Source Of The Village, By The Village, and For The Village, simply decides it can't fact-check ALL of Michelle Bachmann's lies -- only SOME of them.

[WI-01] Why won’t Paul Ryan debate Rob Zerban for his 1st District seat? by Olympia - Diarist questions why Rep. Paul Ryan (R) will not debate his opponent Rob Zerban (D), and suggests that perhaps voters in the 1st District should be asking themselves if Ryan has forgotten them in his headlong rush for the national spotlight.


State:

[FL-SupCourt] Help Fight Koch Brothers Attack on Florida Supreme Court by webacknow - Diarist offers links and suggestions for ways we can help defeat the Koch brothers and Florida Republican Party in their quest to get rid of fair and impartial judges on the state supreme court.

[FL-SupCourt] Miami Herald: Koch brothers trying to buy FL Supreme Court by GreenCajun - Carl Hiassen of the Miami Herald describes the stealth campaign against three incumbent justices. The apparent goal is to get the three dumped at the polls so Governor Rick Scott (R, Crook) can appoint replacements.


General

Early voting by phillies - Diarist offers some details on how early voting is going so far in Iowa and absentee requests in Ohio, with link to a GMU site on early voting that is regularly updated.

GOTV Series. First up, PSA urges voters to "Check Your Registration" by mdmslle - Diarist has info to check your Voter Registration Status.

Here's why taking back the House is more important than Obama winning: by Oliver Tiger - Diarist offers thoughts on what happens if the GOP remains in charge of the House after November, encourages down-ticket GOTV.

Me? A disenfranchised voter? by faedrake - Diarist got a post card from the Secretary of State indicating that someone stripped him from the voter rolls at this late date. Who did that, and why? Has it happened to you?

Updated - Day #3: MATCHING DONATIONS IS BACK! - I'll match campaign donations thru Sunday by frisco - Attention (Democratic Party-supporting) Shoppers: Third day of diarist's matching contributions challenge, good through Sunday. Get on it, people!

(UPDATE) MORE on Voter Registration IRREGULARITY ALLEGATION CONNECTIONS IN COLORADO by RWN - Diarist reports that the "girl" who was registering only Republican voters in Colorado was an employee of Sproul's notorious partisan political operative company that is the subject of a national press investigation regarding activities in Florida.

RNC Asked Nathan Sproul to Create Shell Companies to Mask by hungry coyote - Diarist provides background on David Sproul and voter fraud, along with a challenge to do some research ourselves.

Website Gives Instructions On How To Commit Voting Fraud by cadfile - Diarist reports that the Ohio Watchdog site provides instructions for committing voter fraud in that state.


* 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 Sun Sep 30, 2012 at 03:00 PM PDT.

Also republished by Daily Kos.

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