PLEASE NOTE - This is not an open thread and is intended for diaries and discussion of downticket races.
For all the introductory stuff and links to previous diaries in the series, please look below the fold...
This Rescue Diary covers the period from 12:00 Noon, Tuesday, 9/16 to 12:00 Noon EDT, Wednesday, 9/17
Today's Menu Includes:
35 Diaries Overall
- 12 On House races
- With 11 covering individual Districts in 10 states
- 10 On Senate races
- Representing 7 different states
- 1 On Various election races
- Encompassing Governor, Secretary of State, Local, and more
- 12 General election-related diaries
Follow us for more, come on in............
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"President-Diary-Free" Zone - We all know who's at the top of the ticket and how important that is. But the Presidential election is getting ample play in all venues and to try to rescue those diaries as well would be overwhelming. At this point, and our aim is to raise the profile of other races that stand to, hopefully, give our new President a better working majority.
"Sarah-Palin-Diary-Free" Zone - Unless it relates directly to one of the appropriate Alaska elections, or directly to another one somehow, we'll be ignoring all SP diaries out of hand.
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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)
Election Race Diary Rescue (9/14 - 51 Days to Change)
Election Race Diary Roundup (9/15 - 50 Days to Change)
Election Race Diary Roundup (9/16 - SEVEN WEEKS TO GO!)
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(12:00 Noon, Tuesday, 9/16 to 12:00 Noon EDT, Wednesday, 9/17): (35 diaries)
(Alphabetical, starting from N)
(NH-01) Marching into the Future NH-01 by susanthe - Diarist has her own devastating personal reason to work for keeping Dem Carol Shea-Porter in Congress and keeping anti-science Repub Jeb Bradley out.
(NJ-11) Goal: Raise $10,000 for Tom Wyka, NJ's best DEM challenger by Roger Fox - Outlines what diarist is going to do to help raise funds for candidate Dem Tom Wyka in his race against Repub Rodney Frelinghuysen.
(NY-var) Focus On....NEW YORK!!! (#39-B in a 50-diary series) by AdmiralNaismith - Another in the diarist's informative series, this one focusing on the Empire State's elections for the House of Representatives. Worth the read for the description of the primary in NY-26 alone.
(NY-15) On Charlie Rangel by Adam B - A detailed look at the issues swarming around Charlie Rangel (D) as he runs for re-election to Congress against Repub Edward Daniels.
(NY-29) Happy Birthday Eric Massa by Cali Scribe - Encourages everyone to wish Dem Eric Massa a Happy 49th birthday as he challenges Repub Randy Kuhl.
(UT-03) I'm what you liberals call a troll by Happy Valley Pilgrim – Self-defined Repub diarist pleads for support of Dem Bennion Spencer in his race against evil troglodyte Repub Jason Chaffetz.
(WA-08) Downticket Woes by ffour - Diarist wonders where Obama's 50-state strategy went while great candidates like Darcy Burner are falling behind their Republican rivals.
(WV-02) WV-02 Capito's sign of trouble by Carnacki – Shelly Moore Capito is having a problem with "R" on her office signs.
(CA-04) (CA-04): Charlie Brown and Wesley Clark show the true meaning of patriotism by Charlie Brown for Congress - Charlie and Wes join in the volunteering, sending care packages to soldiers, in this photo diary. Dem Brown is running against Repub Tom McClintock.
(CA-04) CA-04: No Show Tom, Fake Schedule, Swiftboating, & Keystone Kops by AmericanRiverCanyon - Republican candidate Tom McClintock is a hard man to find, while his campaign workers are evasive.
(FL-18) Breaking: Desperate FL-18 GOP Spams School Email by EA Evans - Ileana Ros-Lehtinin (R) breaks some major rules by spamming school district e-mails telling teachers how great Republicans are on education. She faces a tough Orange to Blue opponent in Annette Taddeo (D).
(GA-03) U.S. Congressman: "It's Not About What Type Of Legislation You Offer" by Bob Trammell - Diarist brings us the out of touch Congressman Lynn Westmoreland’s (R) accomplishments.
(MO-9) MO-9 Update on Blaine Being Quiet by Judy Baker for Congress - A brief diary with excerpts from local papers covering Dem Baker's stand on tax cuts for the middle class in her race against Repub Blaine Luetkemeyer.
(NE-Sen) State of The Race: Nebraska by brownsox - Front page diary laying out the challenges for Dem Scott Kleeb to "pull a Hagel" and win the race for Senate against Repub Mike Johanns.
(NE-Sen) NE-Sen: Scott Kleeb Lincoln Debate Liveblog by Paul Delehanty- Live blogging the Lincoln Independent Business Association's 2008 Senatorial Debate in Lincoln, Nebraska on Wednesday between Dem Scott Kleeb and Repub Mike Johanns.
(OK-Sen) In His Own Words: Sen. Jim Inhofe Supports Torture by justinfeed - Diarist has a YouTube of Outrage from Jim Inhofe (R).
(OR-Sen) Gordon Smith- letting down our troops by NoThirdBushTerm- Shares a video regarding Repub Gordon Smith's non support of our troops, despite what he claims, as he tries to hold off the charge from Dem challenger Jeff Merkley.
(TN-Sen) Tuesdays with Tuke: Financial Failure by Bob Tuke - Senate candidate Bob Tuke offers his perspective on the recent Wall Street upheaval. Here's the money quote: "I have been practicing law in the financial services industries for more than 30 years, and I have never seen such willful incompetence in both the private and government sectors."
(VA-Sen) Virginia law enforcement officers endorse Mark Warner by Terry Carter - Sheriffs of every political persuasion - Republican, Independent and Democratic - endorse Mark Warner over Repub Jim "fiscal disaster" Gilmore.
(MA-Sen) Vote for John Kerry in Mass. primary today! by beachmom- An impassioned plea to Mass. Dems to vote for John Kerry in today's primary with reminders of why John Kerry is such a valued member of the Senate. (Not surprisingly, Kerry won convincingly in the primary.)
(MN-Sen) KO Punch to Coleman? Ad: The Andersons by JeremiahRosemont - Diarist posts "Andersons" video slamming Repub Norm Coleman for his Iraq War vote. Heartbreaking, and one of the many reasons to support Dem Al Franken.
(MN-Sen) I was just push-polled for Norm Coleman by MagentaMN - Diarist recounts being push-polled in the race between Dem Al Franken and Norm Coleman, which boiled down to the equivalent of, as diarist aptly states, "If I told you Norm Coleman supported giving everyone a pony, would be more likely or less likely to vote for him?"
(MN-Sen) The Most Emotional Ad That You Will See This Year by StuHunter- Shares an ad that is being used against Repub Norm Coleman in his race against Dem Al Franken.
(PA-State) All Politics is Local- PA Edition by DR Sidarth- Discusses what is being done statewide in PA to elect more Dems to the State Senate and take control of the State Senate.
CA same-sex marriage: "Our rights have been violated" by pat of butter in a sea of grits - Discusses the issue of how marriage licenses are worded in CA and one heterosexual couple's complaints that this difference has affected their marriage.
Parental Notification, From Juno to Juneau by Bettina Duval - A brief introduction to California’s Proposition 4, which deals with parental/family notification laws regarding teens who wish to have an abortion.
CA's Prop 8 is Not About Gays or Marriage? by MPetrelis - Discusses issues the diarist has with the way propaganda against Proposition 8 is not mentioning the words "gay" or "marriage."
NY State College Democrats are Back in Action! by NY College Dems - Diarist tells how the group is launching campaign workers from Pennsylvania to New York to help elect Dems from the Presidential to the State tickets.
WI- Mailer Directs Voters to Return Absentee Ballot to Wrong Address by TC MITS - Continued coveage of attempts to suppress the vote in Wisconsin.
Update x2: City Hall vote supression in Philadelphia, PA by horizontalrule - Details the shortage Philadelphia seems to be experiencing with regards to voter registration forms and asks for action to help get it resolved ASAP.
Open Thread Tuesday Afternoon by alpolitics - Provides a general open thread and encourages discussion of down ticket races.
New VA Registration Numbers -- 283,000 NEW Voters! by Stone - 283,000 NEW voters registered in Virginia this year. Age demographics and geography indicate a lower percentage of Republicans than Democrats, which bodes well for this November.
Phoning It In: 29 days to early voting in North Carolina by MsSpentyouth - An invitation to join the NC phone banking Voter ID/GOTV program.
The Largest Voter Protection Effort in American History launches today. by Nuisance Industry - A non-partisan group of civil rights lawyers is launching what it bills as the largest voter-protection effort in American history, planning to raise and spend millions of dollars to station hundreds of lawyers and thousands of volunteers at polling places across the country to help voters having trouble with the polls on Election Day.
The Motherlode of All Voter Registration Diaries. Recommend and Get Busy. by icebergslim - Voter registration info for everyone!
WI Hitting Back at DOJ, GOP Voter Suppression by MAL Contends - The Wisconsin Attorney's General's attempt to suppress voter turn-out is drawing the heat from a wide cross section of Wisconsin citizens, including Wisconsin Government Accountability Board (GAB), the Democratic Party and even the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.