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This Rescue Diary covers the period from 12:00 Noon, Saturday, 9/13 to 12:00 Noon EDT, Sunday, 9/14

Today's Menu Includes:
25 Diaries Overall

- 12 On House races

- With 11 covering individual Districts in 10 states

- 2 On Senate races

- Representing 2 different states

- 3 On Various election races

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

- 8 General election-related diaries

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

For all the introductory stuff and previous diaries in the 2006 series, please see:
Election Race Roundup (11/11 - Final 2006 Edition)

And for this year's previous diaries:
Election Race Diary Rescue (9/7 - 58 Days to Change)
Election Race Diary Rescue (9/8 - 57 Days to Change)
Election Race Diary Rescue (9/9 - EIGHT WEEKS TO GO!)
Election Race Diary Rescue (9/10 - 55 Days to Change)
Election Race Diary Rescue (9/11 - 54 Days to Change)
Election Race Diary Rescue (9/12 - 53 Days to Change)
Election Race Diary Rescue (9/13 - 52 Days to Change)

Incredible thanks to all volunteers: Land of Enchantment, ukben, welso, drchelo, randallt, Joy Busey, TruthOfAngels, eeff, Alma, Sylv, Nightprowlkitty, Spedwybabs and Turbonerd.

(12:00 Noon, Saturday, 9/13 to 12:00 Noon EDT, Sunday, 9/14):  (25 diaries)

(Alphabetical, starting from K)

    House (12)

(House-Var) September 2008 HOUSE RACE UPDATE 45 Vulnerable Republicans, 22 Vulnerable Democrats by DanfromRaisingKaine - The title's got it all but the details.

(KY-01) Whitfield's (R - Ky's 1st) Weaknesses by Nathan Jaco - Excellent analysis of Repub Ed Whitfield's ties to big oil and corporations as well as his indifference to the health care needs of his constituents and points the way to a better choice, Dem Heather Ryan.

(NE-02) Omabamaha: NE-02 and You by Steko - First time diarist jumps in with an info-packed diary on Nebraska.

(NM-01) NM-01: Heinrich, possible 1st time ever "D" district! by flitedocnm – Dem candidate Martin Heinrich leads in his race against Darren White (R) for this open, historically Repub, seat.

(NY-13) NY-13: Good news, Molinaro endorses McMahon by CDH in Brooklyn - Diarist brings news from NY-13, where Dem Michael McMahon tries to wrest a seat from a Repub party in disarray.

(NY-20) NY-20: Gillibrand Seat Must Be Held by Doctor Who - News & concerns from the Empire State district, currently held by Dem Kirsten Gillibrand.

(VA-05) What Republicans and lobbyists don't want you to see by KFP - This documents "crashing a party" on behalf of Congressman Virgil Goode with lobbyists.

(WV-02) Across Queen Street on Saturday morning in Martinsburg, WV by wvablue - Diarist shows us in pictures how involved Republican Shelly Moore Capito is in reaching out to her constituents, giving one more good reason to vote for Dem Anne Barth.

(CA-04) McClintock's Alaska Connection by American River Canyon - This diarist provides terrific coverage of her Congressional district, where retired Air Force Major Charlie Brown is running for the open seat of the "retiring" and profoundly corrupt John Doolittle.  

(IA-05) (IA-05) - Rob Hubler makes DCC watch list (w/poll) by 2LaneIA - Good news for Dem Ron Hubler, he's getting attention and is on the Races to Watch List in his battle against lunatic Repub Steve King, and the diarist gives us all the reasons why.

(IL-13) IL-13 Big News From Scott Harper by Markg8 – An overview of Dem challenger Scott Harper’s campaign against incumbent Judy Biggert (R), including its new placement on the DCCC’s list of Red to Blue Emerging Races.

(IN-04) IN-04: Ackerson running strong against Buyer by mhojo - Provides links to a Lafayette Journal & Courier poll on this race and explains what the figures mean for Dem challenger Nels Ackerson as he tries to unseat Steve Buyer (R).

   Senate (2)

(MN-Sen) Don’t Forget to Help Out Al Franken! by Tomaline – Dem candidate Al Franken is trying to close ground in his important challenge to incumbent Norm Coleman (R).

(OR-Sen) OR-SEN: Gordon Smith throws slime, uses rape victim as cover by Magnifico - A look at new campaign ad against Dem challenger Jeff Merkley continues the philosophical question, "How low can Repub Gordon Smith go?"

   Various (3)

(VA-Var) Canvassing in Northern Virginia by MDMAN - Diarist brings a story of Canvassing in Northern Virginia.

(AZ-Local) Official! Write-In Candidate Made Maricopa County History by Flickners for Obama – Against the odds, Dem candidate Leigh Strickman succeeded in a write-in primary to obtain a spot on the November ballot for Board of Supervisors.

(CT-Var)Season fo the County Fair by JohnMac - Diarist writes about how county fairs and politics go together like peanut butter and chocolate and tells us about which Dems have been attending the Four Towns Fair in Somers, Connecticut.

   General (8)

California Psychological Association Encourages Members to Vote No on 8 by BlueBeaumontBoyz - About opposition to an anti-gay marriage ballot measure.

Paint Middle Tennessee Bright Blue Tonight! by marykk - Diarist speaks about the sixth annual Sumner County Democrats 3-Star Homecoming Celebration.

How cynical and corrupt IS the Ohio GOP? by anastasia p - Once again the state Republican party tries to disenfranchise voters, this time in trying to block Ohio's weeklong window where voters can register and vote the same day.

Time Is Running Out To Register To Vote by mrJJ - Diarist provides an excellent and informative list of deadlines to register to vote in all states.

Listen Up by Nightprowlkitty - In a meta feedback loop that could destroy civilization as we know it, NPK has posted a diary promoting this daily diary rescue feature.

6 New Registered Voters, 6 stories. by Actuary4Change - Diarist brings 6 stories of registering voters.

Colorado by JohnnyAppleseed - A look at what it takes to capture Colorado.

CA Prop 8: Sen. Diane Feinstein Supports No on 8 by BlueBeaumontBoyz – California’s senior senator throws her support behind the effort to defeat the ballot proposition seeking a ban on gay marriage.

Originally posted to Daily Kos on Sun Sep 14, 2008 at 07:15 PM PDT.

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