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The following diaries are examples of this week's Election Diary Rescue. This post features a collection of 39 diaries.

(TX-Sen) TX-Sen Runoff: Democrat David Alameel vs LaRouche follower Kesha Rogers, who wants to impeach Obama by nomandates - Diarist urges Texans to log their runoff votes asap for real Democrat Alameel against fake Democrat Rogers. "David Alameel, a candidate endorsed by the Texas Democratic Party and every major Democratic leader in Texas, or Kesha Rogers, a LaRouche follower whose platform includes Obama must be impeached, forced to resign, or otherwise legally removed and who campaigns with posters of President Obama with a Hitler mustache. These are our choices in the May 27th Democratic Primary Runoff Election for the U.S. Senate."

(VA-08) VA-08 Washington Post endorses Don Beyer by teacherken - In an editorial entitled Don Beyer for Va.'s 8th District Democratic primary, the Post editorial board calls the race for the Democratic nomination "strikingly lopsided" with Beyer ahead of the rest of the pack. "The Post endorsement still carries a fair amount of weight, particularly among Democrats and independents - and in Virginia, since we do not register by party, anyone can vote in a Democratic primary."

(PA-Gov) #PAGov: PA Voters Against Fracking Welcome Tom Wolf as Democratic Nominee by S Kitchen - Pennsylvania Voters Against Fracking held a demonstration at Democrat Tom Wolf's victory party, urging the Democratic gubernatorial nominee to distinguish himself from Tom Corbett by supporting a statewide fracking moratorium.

March for Democracy Day 1 by Shockwave - "The March for Democracy to get money out of politics started at L.A. City Hall. We walked about 12.5 miles to Burbank City Hall. Tomorrow we march to Sylmar and then on to Sacramento." Photos of activism in motion in LA.


This is the 20th weekly edition of Election Diary Rescue. It covers rescued down-ticket election diaries published from Sunday, May 18, through Saturday, May 24. We hope you enjoy the following gems dug up by our dedicated team of miners.

Diaries: (39)
Senate: (11) posts, (6) states
House: (10) posts (6) states, (7) districts
State and more: (11)
General: (7)

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Senate - 11


(GA-Sen) Discriminating against women cost this leading Republican Senate candidate $15 million by Laura Clawson. Senate candidate David Perdue has a track record of bad actions. Under his leadership as CEO of Dollar General stores, there was a $15 million settlement of a class action suit for discriminatory pay practices. He'll be facing off against Rep. Jack Kingston in an upcoming runoff, the winner of which will go against Democrat Michelle Nunn in the general election this November.

(KY-Sen) So Mitch McConnell wants to Debate Allison Lundergan Grimes by Merlin1963 - Sen. McConnell (R) says he wants three debates with his Democratic challenger, Allison Lundergan Grimes - with certain conditions, of course.

(KY-Sen) Things to Keep in Mind With the Grimes-McConnell Senate Race by Merlin1963 - Diarist looks at the Kentucky Senate race between incumbent Mitch McConnell (R) & Allison Grimes (D).

(KY-Sen) Part II of Things to Keep In Mind With Grimes-McConnell Race by merlin1963 - Diarist continues their effort to inform readers here of Mitch McConnell's (R) weakness in Kentucky in his run for a 6th term against Allison Grimes.

(KY-Sen) Grimes, McConell and the ACA by Merlin1963 - Diarist examines the inherent social conservatism and racism present among Kentucky voters as the reason Democratic challenger Allison Grimes is avoiding the topic of ACA and kynect in her campaign to unseat Mitch McConnell.

(KY-Sen) Hey Alison Grimes Campaign...how bout some offense? by brooklynbadboy. The advice is directed to the Grimes campaign, but has wider relevance.

(MI-Sen) Where does Terri Lynn Land stand on incest, personhood and rape? by Laura Clawson. Discussion of Right to Life PAC's endorsement criteria and a candidate they've chosen to back.

(MS-Sen) MS-Sen: Police suspect others helped Clayton Kelly take pictures of Cochran's bedridden wife by Christian Dem in NC - Police have revealed they are all but certain that Clayton Kelly didn't act alone when he slipped into a nursing home to photograph Thad Cochran's (R) ailing wife.

(MS-Sen) MS-Sen: MS Tea Party vice chairman arrested in connection with taking pictures of Cochran's wife by Christian Dem in NC - Diarist has a post about the tea party leader in Mississippi being arrested for taking Pictures of Sen Cochran's (R) wife who is in a nursing home.

(NC-Sen) NC Republican Senate candidate Tillis still punting on health care by Joan McCarter - Diarist looks at how Thom Tillis (R) flips around on healthcare in the North Carolina Senate race against incumbent Kay Hagan (D).

(TX-Sen) TX-Sen Runoff: Democrat David Alameel vs LaRouche follower Kesha Rogers, who wants to impeach Obama by nomandates - Diarist urges Texans to log their runoff votes asap for real Democrat Alameel against fake Democrat Rogers. "David Alameel, a candidate endorsed by the Texas Democratic Party and every major Democratic leader in Texas, or Kesha Rogers, a LaRouche follower whose platform includes Obama must be impeached, forced to resign, or otherwise legally removed and who campaigns with posters of President Obama with a Hitler mustache. These are our choices in the May 27th Democratic Primary Runoff Election for the U.S. Senate."




House - 10


(CA-17) http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/05/22/1301246/-In-an-obnoxious-new-ad-Ro-Khanna-insinuates-Mike-Honda-is-too-old-to-serve?detail=hide by David Nir - Diarist has a video for the primary inCalifornia US House district 17 with Incumbent Mike Honda (D) and Ro Khanna (D).

(CA-33) Replacing Waxman by joseph - Diarist takes stock of the candidates seeking to replace Henry Waxman as the primary approaches.

(CA-LA Gen) Los Angeles Meets the Candidates by susans - The Los Angeles Kossack group will be meeting two weekends back-to-back to hear from CA Senate and US Congressional candidates before the upcoming election. Diarist gives the itinerary.

(NE-02) Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: A post-primary fracture puts a Republican congressman at risk by David Nir. This edition of Elections Morning Digest leads with a discussion of potential consequences of TP loser Dan Frei's refusal to endorse incumbent Lee Terry.

(OK-05) Oklahoma, the Reddest State, has an OPEN HOUSE SEAT! OK-05 by RG Johnson - Tom Guild, the Democratic nominee in OK-05 in 2012, is making another run for the seat being vacated by Rep. James Lankford (R).

(OK-05) Who shall speak the truth for Oklahoma? An OPEN SEAT in OK-5! by RG Johnson - Diarist promotes Democrat Tom Guild for Congress in Oklahoma's 5th Congressional district.

(PA-13) PA-13 Election Results: A Tale of Two Counties by Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees - The results of this race display a clear divide between the two counties that make up PA-13: Philadelphia and Montgomery.

(VA-08) VA-08 Washington Post endorses Don Beyer by teacherken - In an editorial entitled Don Beyer for Va.'s 8th District Democratic primary, the Post editorial board calls the race for the Democratic nomination "strikingly lopsided" with Beyer ahead of the rest of the pack. "The Post endorsement still carries a fair amount of weight, particularly among Democrats and independents - and in Virginia, since we do not register by party, anyone can vote in a Democratic primary."

(WV-03) Not just the  Kochs pissing away money in House races as well by kos. Perhaps their time has passed, perhaps the public has become inured to negative ad blitzes. The Koch brothers' spending spree against incumbent House Democrat Nick Rahall is the case study.

(Var)March for Democracy Day 1 by Shockwave - The March for Democracy to get money out of politics started at L.A. City Hall. We walked about 12.5 miles to Burbank City Hall. Tomorrow we march to Sylmar and then on to Sacramento.




State, local and more - 11


(CA-StSen) #StopRush by Sandra Fluke - Just two weeks away from the election the candidate fills us in and reminds us that she will be meeting with the LA Kossacks on May 31st.

(MA-Gov) The MA Dems Platform Endorses Single Payer, but Only One MA-GOV Candidate Wants to Make It Happen by Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees - Diarist is a delegate to the Massachusetts Democratic Party convention next month and reports that the party platform supports single payer healthcare but that only one of the Democratic candidates supports this plank of the state party platform - former Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Don Berwick. The last link in the diary labeled as "threefold goal" goes to Berwick's campaign site.

(ME-Gov) LePage vs. Michaud ~ another reason this election is historic by mayim - Diarist evaluates the distribution of campaign signs for incumbent Governor Paul LePage (R) and challenger Mike Michaud (D) and Franco-Americans in New England.

(MI-HD40) MI-HD40: Meet and help out Mary Belden by brainwrap - Diarist has a post on Mary Belden (D) and how she stepped up to the plate to run against incumbent Mike McCready (R) in Michigan's House district 40.

(NY-AG) Fighting for Justice for All New Yorkers by Eric T Schneiderman - New kossack and Attorney General of New York, Eric Schneiderman fills us in on many of the things he has done and worked on since taking office and how many things still need to be done.

(OR-Jackson County-measure 15-119) We kicked Monsanto's Ass! by madame damnable - People win instead of companies for a change.

(OR-Jackson County-measure 15-119)David Slays GMO Goliath! by occupystephanie - Voters in Jackson County (Oregon) approve a ban the cultivation of GMO crops by a 2 to 1 margin, despite a "Vote No" campaign of over $1.3 million by Monsanto and its allies.

(PA-Gov) PA-Gov: Tom Wolf (D) Wins The Nominee Now Lets Help Him Get Ready To Beat Tom Corbett (R) by poopdogcomedy - We now have our Democrat’s for PA-Gov., Tom Wolf and LT. Gov., Mike Stack.

(PA-Gov) #PAGov: PA Voters Against Fracking Welcome Tom Wolf as Democratic Nominee by S Kitchen - Pennsylvania Voters Against Fracking held a demonstration at Democrat Tom Wolf's victory party, urging the Democratic gubernatorial nominee to distinguish himself from Tom Corbett by supporting a statewide fracking moratorium.

(PA-Gov) One county shows why Tom Corbett is doomed By Adam B - Diarist has results from the Pennsylvania primary that shows Tom Corbett (R) has terrible numbers compared to other Republicans on election day.

(Rockhill, SC-Mayor) POLITICAL CLOWNS by KAMuston - Barbara Emery (R) says she is not just another political clown. Emery is a professional aka "Pickles Da Clown" and "Pickles Da Pirate Clown."




General - 7


March for Democracy Day 1 by Shockwave - The March for Democracy to get money out of politics started at L.A. City Hall. We walked about 12.5 miles to Burbank City Hall. Tomorrow we march to Sylmar and then on to Sacramento.

Now you can read what the local radio barkers are saying about your candidates and issues by certainot - Diarist offers instructions, advice and software links so that you can record and/or transcribe radio streams about candidates and issues you'd otherwise miss.

Least surprising study ever finds conservatives prefer "feminine" women candidates by Jon Perr - A new study from Dartmouth finds that looks matter in politics, especially the looks of women candidates to conservative voters.

Vote99% Phone App Released by Karen from Maui - A Kossack has released an app, Vote99%, which shows all the candidates endorsed by the Sierra Club, League of Conservation Voters, MoveOn.org and Progressive Change Campaign.

Tom Steyer plans to make 2014 and beyond tough for climate change-denying Republicans by Meteor Blades - Diarist covers an environmental angle of the 2014 & beyond look at elections.

Cluck, cluck, cluck. Koch brothers not so brave in a venue where their lies would be dissected by Meteor Blades - Heads up on NextGen Climate Action Super PAC ad countering the Koch brothers' climate change propaganda machine, with link for new ads as they come in for defeating climate change deniers running for Senate and governorships.

Hope in Primary Election by Bulldozer - Diarist worked a 16-hour day as a voter protection attorney in the Philly suburbs, sees hope for November.

Originally posted to Daily Kos Elections on Mon May 26, 2014 at 01:00 PM PDT.

Also republished by Election Diary Rescues and Daily Kos.

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