This Roundup Diary covers the period from 1:00 PM Tuesday, 10/31 to 1:00 PM EDT Wednesday, 11/1.
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Today's Menu Includes:
126 Diaries Overall
- 57 On House races
- With 38 covering individual Districts in 22 states
- 32 On Senate races
- Representing 9 different states
- 27 On Various election races
- Encompassing Governor, Secretary of State, Local, and more
- 10 General election-related diaries
Over 5,700 diaries served to date!!!
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For all the introductory stuff and previous diaries in this series, please see:
Election Race Roundup (9/2 - 66 Days to Daylight) (with links to 10 diaries, covering 8/22-9/1).
Election Race Roundup (9/12 - EIGHT WEEKS TO GO!) (with links to 10 diaries, covering 9/2-9/11).
Election Race Roundup (9/22 - 46 Days to Daylight) (with links to 10 diaries, covering 9/12-9/21).
Election Race Roundup (10/2 - 36 Days to Daylight) (with links to 10 diaries, covering 9/22-10/1).
Election Race Roundup (10/12 - 26 Days to Daylight) (with links to 10 diaries, covering 10/2-10/11).
Election Race Roundup (10/22 - 16 Days to Daylight) (with links to 10 diaries, covering 10/12-10/21).
Election Race Roundup (10/23 - 15 Days to Daylight)
Election Race Roundup (10/24 - TWO WEEKS TO GO!!!)
Election Race Roundup (10/25 - 13 Days to Daylight)
Election Race Roundup (10/26 - 12 Days to Daylight)
Election Race Roundup (10/27 - 11 Days to Daylight)
Election Race Roundup (10/28 - 10 Days to Daylight)
Election Race Roundup (10/29 - 9 Days to Daylight)
Election Race Roundup (10/30 - 8 Days to Daylight)
Election Race Roundup (10/31 - ONE WEEK TO GO!!!)
(1:00 PM, Tuesday, 10/31 to 1:00 PM, Wednesday, 11/1): (126 diaries)
(Alphabetical, starting from O)
(PA-06) PA-06: Last debate goes to Murphy by accumbens - Lois Murphy (D) lands a good one in her debate with Rep. Jim Gerlach (R).
(PA-07) GOP Gives up on Crazy Curt by MLDB - Goopers hold "Crazy" Rep. Curt Weldon (R) out to dry.
(PA-07) RETREAT!!! Weldon (PA-07) Well Done by Savage - The House Republicans have pulled television ads in PA-07, Joe Sestak (D) is doing so well against Curt Weldon (R).
(PA-09) PA-09: Why I am Doing What I am Doing by Tony Barr09 - High drug costs for seniors, high fuel costs for all - these are things that Tony Barr (D) will work to fix.
(PA-09) PA09 rollin' with big Mo' by DvilleDem - Diarist links to some YouTube videos.
(PA-10) PA-10, Help Ruin Don Sherwoods Night!! by jmorton - Call in and ask Rep. Don Sherwood (R) some tough questions.
(PA-12) Diana Irey - Just Another GOP Candidate Gone Mad by cyberotter - Diana Irey (R) wants to 'stay the course'; Jack Murtha (D) doesn't.
(TX-10) Tx -10: Ted Ankrum on illegal immigration by anotherdemocrat - Presents the view of Ted Ankrum (D), who is facing Rep. Michael McCaul (R), on illegal immigration.
(VA-10) (VA-10) Judy Feder Live on the air on WaPo Radio by Loudoun County Dem - Judy Feder (D) will speak live on Wednesday, while incumbent Frank Wolf (R) declines. Link to come.
(VA-11) VA-11: Tom Davis votes with Bush 90% -- or 95% -- of the time by achamblee - takes a comprehensive look at the voting record of Republican Tom Davis as he defends his seat from challenger Democrat Andy Hurst.
(WA-08) Canvassing weekend in Washington State - airfare and lodging provided by Petronella - Anyone want a free trip to Washington state to help out netroots candidate Darcy Burner (D)?
(WA-08) Darcy (WA-08) Doorbanging: A Halloween Tale (UPDATE) by Auntie Neo Kawn - Diarist has a canvassing story.
(WA-08) WA-08: excited infrequent voters by UncleDavid - Voters psyched for netroots candidate Darcy Burner (D).
(WI-05) WI-5: Naysayers be gone...Rove and Repubs not almighty by cheeseismoldymilk - diairst has a personal look at the campaign of Democrat Bryan Kennedy's race to defeat Republican James"It's my gavel and I'll take it if I want to" Sensennbrenner.
(WY-AL) House Dem Leadership: Can you help Wyoming turn blue? by DrKate - Diarist pleads for more help to get rid of Barbara Cubin (R).
(AK-AL) It's embarrassing (AK-AL) by pdknz - Why this diarist supports Diane Benson (D) over Don Young (R).
(CA-04) CA-04 Doolittle takes a Cab..into Terror Neverland.... by AmericanRiverCanyon - John Doolittle is associated with a controversial anti-preservationist organization.
(CA-11) "Phoning it in" to CA-11 (Take down Pombo!) by Mark Wallace - Diarist's personal take on phonebanking for Jerry McNerney (D) facing Richard Pombo (R).
(CA-11) we all live in Richard Pombo's district by kid oakland - Rep. Richard Pombo's (R) hatred of the environment affects everyone.
(CA-11) CA-11: President Clinton campaigns TONIGHT for Jerry McNerney (Wednesday, 9 pm) by McNerneyforCongress - has the info on a campaign rally to be attended by Bill Clinton for Democrat Jerry McNerney facing Republican Richard Pombo.
(CA-11) Tracy Press endorses Pombo by wrolley - Second newspaper in CA 11 endorses the Pombo alter ego (you know, the one that's going to change for the better once he gets back to D.C.).
(CA-11) CA-11: Clinton and Celebs Working for McNerney by Naturegal - Great momentum for McNerney!
(CA-26) Cynthia Matthews (CA-26) on World Peace, the Environment, Iraq and Ousting Dreier by Machado - Cynthia Matthews (D) debates David Dreier (R).
(CO-04) CO-04: Chalk Up Another Incredible Toss Up by mcjoan - Diarist has a ground report from CO-04.
(CO-04) Paccione needs BOTV Walkers in CO-4 by Kenevan McConnon - Angie Paccione (D) is pulling ahead of Martha Musgrave (R) but needs people to help GOTV.
(CT-04) CT-04: CT Repub Chris Shays' Chutzpah by goldrick - Christopher Shays (R) claims to be fiscally responsible, but is he? Diane Farrell is his Democratic opponent.
(FL-22) FL-22: Shaw (R) PERSONALLY SUPRESSES VOTE! by weelzup - Diarist has a story on election machines in FL-22.
(GA-03) Westmoreland Attacks McGraw-Atlanta Journal & Constitution Endorses McGraw-"Oust Westmoreland" by mostconsiderate - News from the race and some graphics of recent attack mail.
(IL-06) Shocker: McCain endorses Duckworth in front of Roskam! by zenbowl - John McCain (R) endorsed Tammy Duckworth (D) indirectly when he praised the young injured service people at Walter Reed Hospital as "Some of the very best".
(IL-06) IL-06 GOTV Calling all volunteers! GOTV this weekend, Monday and Tuesday by Markg8 - Zogby poll shows Duckworth (D) with a sizable lead.
(IL-11) IL-11 Pavich and Chicago Tribune Address Weller Nuclear Issues by chicagodavid - Weller (R), who has taken cash from nuclear plant owners, refuses to help a local Republican voter whose daughter contracted brain cancer while living near the plant. Guess who ended up helping? Ed Markey.
(IL-14) IL-14: At the Sycamore Pumkin Day Parade by Erik the Red - The diarist tells about the parade and support for John Laesch (D) as he tries to take Dennis Hastert's (R) seat.
(IL-14) IL-14: Hastert vs. ..Michelle? A call for help by Downtowner - No, John Laesch (D) is still the candidate, but phone banker Michelle is the secret weapon and will train sorely needed reinforcements.
(IN-06)* IN-06 I Didn't get knocked out, I didn't even get bloody. Debate Diary by Barry Welsh - the candidate himself brings a recap of his debate with Republican Mike Pence.
(KS-02) KS-02 President Bush Stumping for Ryun by luckyshot101 - This district is so blood red, how does Nancy Boyda (D) even have a shot? But she does.
(KY-03) KY-3 Yarmuth up 6! by voter in the ville - John Yarmuth (D) leads Anne Northup (R) in a new poll.
(MA-Var) Taking back the House State by State - MASSACHUSETTS!! by ultrageek - Info on all the MA districts.
(MI-09) MI-09: No More Lies, No More Fear! Help us counter radio attacks by Jordan LFW - Counters an ad by Rep. Joe Knollenberg (R), whose opponent is Nancy Skinner (D).
(MN-01) Fighting Dem Tim Walz MN-01 hosts John Kerry tomorrow by kkjohnson - John Kerry is going to speak for Tim Walz (D), running against Gil Gutknecht (R).
(MN-02) MN-02 John Kline slights district's Veterans to pick up a check by georeeve - Diarist has some info on MN 02.
(NC-05) UPDATE NC-05: Reporters Banned From Debate by StormBear - Virginia Foxx (R) is so scared to debate Roger Sharpe (D) that she's banned reporters from watching.
(NC-08) NC-08: I'm calling in the Air Force by Larry Kissell - Help Democrat Larry Kissell take to the air, to set his record straight.
(NC-11) Help a Senior Citizen attain her life-long dream with Charles Taylor's (R) help. by paulv - Help send Charles Taylor's mother to Russia.
(NE-02) URGENT Action Item in NE-02---PLEASE HELP! by DMOmaha - Diarist is asking for help for phone calls.
(NE-02) DailyKos: Jim Esch, NE-02 Candidate, Needs Your Help! by DMOmaha - The Esch (D) campaign needs help responding to a disgusting attack ad.
(NE-03) BREAKING! NE-03: We've Got 'Em Scared! Bush Coming To Nebraska by ptmflbcs - Bush goes deep into Republican territory.
(NH-01) NH-01 Laura Bush Visit a Bust! What IS going on in NH-01??? by ManchesterConnection -Laura Bush turns out to speak for Jeb Bradley (R); opposing him is Carol Shea-Porter (D).
(NY-13) NY-13: Schumer comes to Staten Island to Endorse Harrison by msirt - Diarist has Chuck Schumer's visit to NY-13.
(NY-19) NY-19: More signs of desperation from Sue Kelly by Take19 - Sue Kelly (R) is clutching at straws; John Hall (D) is running against her.
(NY-19) NY-19: Sue Kelly's $1,000,000 campaign slush fund! by bobswern - Repub incumbent Sue Kelly's contributor lists provide a clue as to why the financial services sector she supposedly oversees is running amok.
(NY-19) Poughkeepsie Journal (shockingly) Endorses Hall over Kelly (NY-19) by MrMacMan - Repub Sue Kelly loses expected endorsement to Dem John Hall, in part over Iraq stance.
(NY-20) John Sweeney "knocking her around the house" by Andrew C White - John Sweeney's long-time domestic abuse rumors have finally hit the front page.
(NY-20) John Sweeney - Alcoholic, Wife-beater by dmsarad - Some small blights in Sweeney's (R) past.
(NY-20) John Sweeney - Congressman Wife Beater by lamb writer - Diarist links to some local media coverage of Sweeney (R).
(NY-25) NY-25: Zogby results canned AGAIN by NYCO - A Zogby poll on this race has been delayed once more; Dan Maffei (D) and Jim Walsh (R) are the candidates.
(House-Var) Danger flags from Majority Watch Polls by Roby NJ - Majority Watch polls also have bad news for the Dems.
(House-Var) Tuesday's DCCC money dump - FEC filings for 10/31/06 by campskunk - Diarist has the DCCC money flow for 10/31.
(PA-Sen) Springtime For Santorum by Hunter - Senator Rick Santorum (R) is accusing his opponent, Bob Casey (D) of supporting genocide and terrorism, among other things.
(RI-Sen) RI-Sen: Chafee's last-ditch effort ad by kos -Senator Lincoln Chafee (R) puts out a new ad explaining why he will lose to Sheldon Whitehouse (D).
(TN-Sen) TN-Sen Mehlman SMACKDOWN: Retort to RNC's "Call me" by Iamthereason - The diarist has a retort ad to the infamous "Call me" ad put out by Bob Corker's (R) campaign against Harold Ford (D); he wants $ to get the ad air time.
(TN-Sen) The Southern Strategy unfolds ... by ProgressiveSouth - Repub henchman Scott Howell racebaits Rep. Harold Ford, Jr. (D).
(TN-Sen) What is Ford Thinking? by zoso553 - Diarist laments the news that Ford (D) will call for Kerry to apologize for his joke.
(TN-Sen) Ford calls on Kerry to apologize. Tester too by quaoar - Two democratic candidates call on Kerry to apologize for remarks made about the war. Lots of comments on this thread.
(TN-Sen) TN-Sen: Just Stop It. Please, Y'all. by GoldnI - Dairist makes a great case to shut up and support Harold Ford (D).
(VA-Sen) Amy Webb Hogan Talks About Her Dad, Jim Webb: Live Blog Now! by lowkell - Amy Webb Hogan gives us a personal glimpse of dad, netroots candidate Jim Webb (D).
(VA-Sen) VA Sen: Dems will outspend the GOP 2:1 by Thaddaeus Toad - The DSCC intends to spend big on Jim Webb's campaign to oust George Allen.
(VA-Sen) George Allen's Sister Recalls Beatings In Tell-All by MikieNes - Sen. George Allen (R) is an abusive bully.
(VA-Sen) Hey Fairfax and Loudoun Virginians! Let's ask Felix some questions! by poppyseed - Diarist thinks more questions should be asked of George Allen.
(VA-Sen) Mike Stark (Calling All Wingnuts) Attacked by Allen Staffers by Cheez Whiz - More evidence that the followers of Sen. George Allen (R) are a bunch of psychopaths.
(VA-Sen) Who's Responsible for Stark Assault? by MLDB - Libby Dole tries to implicate Webb campaign in blogger's approach and questioning of Allen.
(VA-Sen) Allen Campaign: Even YOU guys are better than this! by Steve Jarding - Jim Webb's (D) senior strategist call's George Allen's (R) staff to account for crude tactics in blogger incident.
(VA-Sen) Stark incident coverage in Virginia papers (w/poll) by teacherken - Statewide news coverage of scuffle between progressive blogger and Allen campaign.
(VA-Sen) Thuggery: The TRUE Republican virtues of today... by Mumon - Suggests that that incident that had Sen. George Allen's (R) goons roughing up a questioner is part and parcel of the GOP thuggery MO; Allen is opposed by Jim Webb (D).
(VA-Sen) Allen Thugs Are Domestic Terrorists According to the Patriot Act by KEVIN SCHMIDT STERLING VA - Diarist makes the case that Allen's campaign staffers could be labeled as domestic terrorists.
(VA-Sen) OH NOES! ANOTHER ALLEN/WEBB DIARY by jjhare - Diarist has some questions he'd like to ask Mr. Allen.
(CT-Sen) ACTION ITEM Google adwords bomb by klondike - The diarist asks Kossacks to help counter an anti Ned Lamont (D) Google Bomb.
(CT-Sen) CT-Sen: An Update From Inside Campaign HQ by ttagaris - The great Tim Tagaris gives us the inside scoop on what netroots candidate Ned Lamont (D) is up to.
(CT-Sen) CT- Sen Haunting Sight in New Haven by Wanderer - The diarist caught sight of a handmade sign on a truck in New Haven that said "Joseph Mengele and Joe Lieberman say Torture's OK".
(CT-Sen) CT-Sen: "People Power Petering Out?" by bincbom - This is what Sen. Joe Lieberman (D) says and wants to believe about netroots candidate Ned Lamont's (D) campaign.
(CT-Sen) CT-SEN Ringtones supporting Lamont and Vote Democratic by Thom K in LA - A very creative Kossack has made cell phone ringtones promoting Ned Lamont (D) and urging people to vote for Democrats.
(CT-Sen) Lamont closes to within 6 points by Ken in Tex - Reframes results showing Ned Lamont (D) is gaining on Sen. Joe Lieberman (CfL).
(CT-Sen) Neocons want to recruit Leiberman as a VP candidate by jtholland - Diarist links to an Atlantic Monthly article that quotes a neo-con lusting over Lieberman.
(MD-Sen) How Should Maryland Peace Voters Vote in Senate Race? by MikeHershDotCom - Diarist has the Peace Voters info on MD-SEN.
(MD-Sen) James Dobson: Breaking the Law in MD? by DefCon Dave - James Dobson comes closer to the legal line in his rants against Ben Cardin (D) and for the "sanctity of life" beliefs of Michael Steele (R).
(MD-Sen) MD-Sen: Simulation Steele V Cardin by - jiacinto - Diarist juggles the numbers.
(MD-Sen) MD-Sen: Disgruntled Black Democrats endorse Steele in Prince George's County by Sharon in MD - Link and discussion on the WaPo article about a group of African American Dems supporting Michael Steele (R) over Ben Cardin (D).
(ME-Sen) ME-SEN: How's That Again? by jeanhaybright - Olympia Snowe (R) has strongly supported weakening the Representative branch in Bush's favor; Jean Hay Bright (D) would try to strengthen it.
(MO-Sen) Donate $10 to McCaskill or GOP Senate by Moderately Liberal Conservative - Diarist asks for funds for McCaskill (D).
(MT-Sen) MT-Sen: Did the NRA endorse Schweitzer in 2004? by Progressive Moderate - It appears that the NRA will support Conrad Burns (R) more for the letter after his name than the fact that his opponent, Jon Tester (D) is also pro-gun.
(OH-SoS) Latest GOP Smear: She worked with REPUBLICANS!!! by daulton - Ohio Republicans try to smear Jennifer Brunner (D) by saying she may actually be one of those sneaky Republicans.
(OH-Var) Ohio Democratic Races Decimated by Shocking US District Court Ruling?? by Hoomai29 - Don't know what this is all about, but it looks confusing.
(OK-Gov) OK-Gov: Istook getting desperate! by deha - Karl Rove fails in his quest to bail out Republican Ernest Istook.
(OR-Gen) How to Vote by Mail: Oregon Style by skywaker9 - has a primer on how to vote by mail in Oregon.
(OR-HD-49) 5 Things You Can Do to Help Rob Brading Win by PacNW BlueBerry Girl - asks for Kossack help for Democrat Rob Brading to defeat Republican Karen Minnis.
(TN-Var) TN: Early Cote Analysis--What Counties are Voting Most? by DonBinTn - The early votes have been counted in Tennessee.
(TX-AG) TX-AG: GOP incumbent rocked by scandals by PDiddie - Greg Abbott (R), opposed by David Van Os (D), misuses state funds, selectively enforces law, to intimidate Dem voters.
(TX- Var) From an election judge re: Texas "vote flipping" by anna - The diarist is an election judge who would prefer paper ballots but tries to set the record straight about vote flipping on touch screens.
(TX-Var) Judge blocks Vote Suppression Scheme by Tomtech - Diarist has absentee ballot info from TX.
(TX-Var) TX Dem Party Files Federal Lawsuit Against Electronic Voting by krazypuppy - Minimize shenanigans! Confirm your vote!
(WI-Gov) WI Governor's Race - Doyle in Trouble? by russw - Some great detailed poll info on this race.
(CA-Gov) CA-GOV: an insight from phone banking by tacky - Report on phonebanking for Phil Angelides (D).
(CA-Var) One Woman's Ballot 2006 Redux by EmilyD - Another installment in the diarist's reasons for voting.
(FL-Gov) Some Florida Voting Machines Always Vote Republican by bex - Voter trying to vote for Jim Davis (D) ends up on the confirmation page with Charlie Crist (R).
(FL-Gov) Poll: The Most Important Race in the Country Is... (with Poll) by gatordem - Diarist's picks, with analysis, and links for Jim Davis (D).
(MD-Gov) MD-Gov: Ehrlich and O'Malley in Dead Heat by Sharon in MD - Martin O'Malley's (D) lead over Bob Ehrlich (R) is shrinking. Diarist analyzes situation.
(MD-Var) Maryland Democrats - The time is now. by nickshepDEM - Diarist has GOTV info for MD.
(MI-Gov) Devos Does Dastardly Deed, Pretends Pulpit Personal by mkrell - Dick DeVos is endorsed by Detroit's Perfecting Church; Jennifer Granholm is the Democratic candidate.
(MI-Gen) Right-Wing GOTV: Using Ballot Initiatives? by Rayne - Reviews several ballot initiatives, and suggests that many of them are intended to drive GOP voters to the polls.
(MI-Gov) MI-GOV: Dick DeVos on Lifestyles of the Rich & Infamous by devoshead - Debuts a poem about Dick DeVos (R), who is running against Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D).
(MI-Gov) Just Say NO to Dick and YES to Jen - Reason #6 by LiberalLucy - Continues a series on why to vote for Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D) over Dick DeVos (R).
(MN-Var) New Poll: MN-Sen & MN Gov by guyermo - Echoes the results of a new poll which says that Amy Klobuchar (D) (opponent: Rep. Mark Kennedy (R)) and Mike Hatch (D) (opponent: Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R)) have large leads.
(NV-Gov) NV-GOV: Dead Heat by RandiMI - Rasmussen poll shows Gibbons (R) and Titus (D) in a dead heat!
(NV-Var) Nevada Vote Machine Fuck-ups: Lawsuit Filed by Media Revolution - The diarist describes how a Nevada voter found a screw-up on a Diebold machine in the 2004 election.
(NY-Gov) What Elliot Can't Do . . . by ESun67 - Focuses on the weaknesses of Elliot Spitzer (D), who opposes John Faso (R), from a Libertarian perspective.
(NY-StSen41) Inside NYBri HQ: Spitzer, Ninjas, Hall Not Oates Edition! by lipris - Diarist has pictures of Spitzer Helping NYBri.
(Var) Cook's latest updates by kos - A look at Charlie Cook's predictions, showing what netroots and ActBlue can do for previously "unwinnable" races.
(Var) FOLLOWING THE POLLS: The Tuesday Edition (ONE WEEK!!) by Steve Singiser - Steve's daily roundup of nationwide polls.
Down the rabbit hole: A reflection by PsiFighter37 - An insightful essay about the past, present, and future of the Democratic Party.
"Bush is Sinking His Own People" (Election Eve Videos) by Al Rodgers - Al's collection of videos.
Phone banking pep talk by ALS Fighter - If a person with ALS is phonebanking, what's your excuse?
Searching Daily Kos with election tags (etags) by jotter - The tech team makes election diaries easier to search.
7 Days & Counting - All Star Edition by aimeeinkc - Diarist has the "what did you do today" series.
Geek the Vote by doctor o - has a suggestion for kossacks to protect the vote.
Key election graphs (including some Governors) by plf515 - Continues a series showing graphs with trend lines from a variety of races.
I was a MoveOn phone banker by herschel - Recounts the experience of being part of MoveOn's GOTV effort.
Final Election Predictions; Part I, the South (w/ POLL) by Nathaniel Ament Stone - Diarist predictions for the South.
Polls, polls, polls by kos - I think it might be....polls.