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Samples of Today's 23 Diary Collection:

[MT-Sen] MT-Sen: Tester (D) & The DSCC Hit Rehberg (R) Twice For Suing Firefighters by poopdogcomedy - Both incumbent Jon Tester and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee hit Republican Congressman Denny Rehberg double hard for suing the Montana Fire Department and the city of Billings for a fire that happened on Rehberg's property. Video ads included.

[CA-12] Night of the Living Pelosi by ConfusedSkyes - Diarist offers up the sequel to Demon Sheep in an ad for John Dennis (R), who is challenging Nancy Pelosi (D) in California's 12th Congressional District.

[CA-Prop30, 32] For our health and our children, No on 32, Yes on 30 by National Nurses Movement - Diarist explains the threat to patient care that Proposition 32 presents, and how important for education and health care Proposition 30 really is.


Today's EDR covers rescued down-ticket election diaries published between noon on October 5th till noon on October 6th. This edition of Election Diary Rescue includes the following gems dug up by our miners.

Diaries: (23)
Senate: (6) posts, (5) states
House: (5) posts, (4) states, (5) districts
State: (1)
Various: (1)
Ballot Initiatives: (4)
General: (6)


More diaries and information about this project beneath the
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EDR compiles, describes and links election related diaries for down-ticket races through the closing months of election seasons. Down-ticket means any non-Presidential race.

This group was formed by the producers of a front page diary series that rescued election related diaries in 2006, 2008 and 2010. 2012 marks the first election since Daily Kos was born that there is blog devoted to election coverage - Daily Kos Elections.
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EDR chronicles the passion, power and effectiveness of political engagement and shines a light on candidates and issues that might be missed during an action-packed election cycle. It gives quick access to races, hopefully inspires people to write about contests that interest them, and has become an archive for thousands of election related diaries over the years.
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EDR's schedule for mining diaries is noon to noon. Our publishing schedule is in the evening. That means for example if you post your diary at 12:00 pm (noon) on Wednesday, we will include it in the EDR list in Thursday evening's post. If you publish your diary at 11:59 am on Thursday, it will be in the diary collection for Thursday evening as well.


Senate

[IN-Sen] IN-Sen: Teabagger Richard Mourdock (R) Wants To Eliminate The Department Of Education by poopdogcomedy - Diarist provides info on the Open Indiana Senate race between Joe Donnelly (D) and Richard Mourdock (R).

[MA-Sen] Scott Brown's model justice: Outlawing 'homosexual sodomy' is a no-brainer by Joan McCarter - If Brown (R) backs Antonin Scalia, does he also back his opinions on abortion and homosexuality? Elizabeth Warren is the Democrat in this race.

[MA-Sen] Asbestos Union Smacks Brown On Latest Anti-Warren Ad by lynne1 - Scott Brown is dissembling again regarding his opponent Elizabeth Warren (D).

[MO-Sen] Akin, Mr. 'legitimate rape' should have looked after his financial disclosures - Oops - Go McCaskill by Olympia - "Missouri congressman Todd Akin has amended a decade's worth of federal financial reports to add nearly $130,000 in state pension income that he received over that time… Hopefully this will be the last nail in his coffin/campaign and Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill can retain her seat."

[MT-Sen] MT-Sen: Tester (D) & The DSCC Hit Rehberg (R) Twice For Suing Firefighters by poopdogcomedy - Both incumbent Jon Tester and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee hit Republican Congressman Denny Rehberg double hard for suing the Montana Fire Department and the city of Billings for a fire that happened on Rehberg's property. Video ads included.

[NE-Sen] NE-Sen: Steve Martin Endorses Bob Kerrey (D) by poopdogcomedy - The noted entertainer puts his support behind Kerrey, running against Deb Fischer (R).


House

[CA-10] A campaign in competing word clouds by Joan McCarter - That's how voters responded to a new poll from pollster Momentum Analysis, and that's what respondents remember from recent ads for for Orange to Blue candidate Jose Hernandez (D). Jeff Denham is his republican opponent.

[CA-12] Night of the Living Pelosi by ConfusedSkyes - Diarist offers up the sequel to Demon Sheep in an ad for John Dennis (R), who is challenging Nancy Pelosi (D) in California's 12th Congressional District.

[GA-10] Rep. Broun (R) Evolution is from "Pit of Hell" by wxorknot - Republican crazy person Paul Broun, who is unopposed in this year's election, chairs the House Science Committee's panel on investigations and oversight. Broun publicly declares that the earth is "about 9,000 years old" and evolution is a satanic plot. Also covered in the diary Horned creatures in a dark place by marc in MD.

[PA-11] PA-11: Gene Stilp (D) To Debate Lou Barletta (R) October 8th & November 1st by poopdogcomedy - " This has been a sleeper race but it's also been getting some attention.  Well-known local activist, Gene Stilp (D), who's eccentric and amusing campaign style will be debating Mexican-hating Republican Lou Barletta on local TV:" ActBlue link for Gene Stilp included.

[WI-01] Ryan battle to keep his WI seat heats up (video/transcript) by Olympia - This is the new ad up today from Rob Zerban who is running against Ryan. This is the first serious challenge Ryan has had in 14 years.


State:

[AZ-MaricopaCoSheriff] Bipartisan Coalition Launches Controversial Ad to Defeat Sheriff Arpaio by meeble - Citizens for Professional Law Enforcement has announced their first television ad buy aimed at defeating Joe Arpaio. Former Phoenix police sergeant Paul Penzone (D) is his opponent.


Various:

[Var-Polling] Daily Kos Elections Polling Wrap: Attack of the Republican Snap Pollsters by Steve Singiser - Perhaps I, along with the universe of political junkies, should have seen this one coming. Less than 36 hours after the first presidential debate, the two most well-known right-leaning "robopollsters" in the game are out with swing state polls, culled from single-day samples. And their results, perhaps not surprisingly, have been exceptionally kind to the Republican nominee.


Ballot Initiatives:

[CA-Prop30, 32] For our health and our children, No on 32, Yes on 30 by National Nurses Movement - Diarist explains the threat to patient care that Proposition 32 presents, and how important for education and health care Proposition 30 really is.

[CA-Prop 37] CA Prop 37: Tobacco/DDT Advocate Henry Miller and the Dubious Scientific Credibility of Opponents by Yes on 37 CA Right to Know – Diarist gives us their take on Prop 37.

[Marriage Amendments-Var] Marriage Amendments: Understanding Republican "Religion" by Betty Clermont - Diarist highlights the complete lack of logic behind the several ballot initiatives aimed at preventing LGBT persons from obtaining the right to marry.

[OH-Issue 2] Ohio Republicans admit anti-redistricting reform ad was false by cadfile - Today in the Columbus Dispatch, it was reported that the Ohio Republican Party and Protect Your Vote Ohio - who opposed State Issue 2 titled "Ohio Citizens Independent Redistricting Commission Amendment" which would reform how congressional districts are redrawn after each census - agreed that their attack ad was false and they will change the language in future materials.


General

Black Kos, Week In Review by Black Kos - Black Kos Managing Editor dopper0189 has posted interesting information in the politics section about the African-American and Latino churches "souls to the polls" project and on "Voices for Voting Rights," a video series to engage communities of color in opposition to Minnesota's Voter ID Amendment.

Breaking - Appeals Court Rules Ohio Early Voting Must Be Open To All by cadfile - 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today that if early voting in Ohio is open the last 3 days for the military then it must also be open for all voters.

Call for Nominations: DLCC Essential Races by DLCC - Diarist requests Kossack help listing the essential legislative races - both national and state level - Democrats need to win.

Liveblogging a registration drive by catwho - Diarist describes manning a voter registration table at a local brewery, which comes with the added perk of free beer!

Orange to Blue roundup, 10/05/2012 by Joan McCarter - An update on the Speaker Pelosi Project, Upgrade the Senate and Daily Kos for Marriage Equality.

The GOP is in Full-On Loser Mode, So Let's Bury Them All In Anvils by LeftHandedMan - A fine pep talk for extending Democratic disgust to all the down-ticket races.


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

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Originally posted to Daily Kos Elections on Sat Oct 06, 2012 at 03:00 PM PDT.

Also republished by Daily Kos.

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