This Rescue Diary covers the period from 6 PM, Tuesday, 9/28 to 6:00 PM EDT, Wednesday, 9/29
Today's Menu Includes :
55 Diaries Overall
- 10 On House races
- Covering 10 individual Districts in 8 states
- 21 On Senate races
- Representing 16 different states
- 16 On Various election races and ballot issues
- Encompassing Governor, Secretary of State, Local, and more
- 8 General election-related diaries
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(Tonight's compilation and more after the jump............)
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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, Senate or Governor races but there are also some local ones, as well as the occasional 'general info' diary.
For more information on this series, please see our reintroduction diary.
For all the introductory stuff and previous diaries in the 2006 series, please see:
Election Race Roundup (11/11 - Final 2006 Edition) (with links to all diaries in the series)
Election Race Roundup (11/7 - Final 2008 Edition) (with links to all diaries in the series)
And for this year's previous diaries:
Election Diary Rescue 2010 (9/17 – 46 Days 'til Election Day) (with links to previous 10 diaries from 9/7 to 9/16)
Election Diary Rescue 2010 (9/27 – 36 Days 'til Election Day) (with links to previous 10 diaries from 9/17 to 9/26)
Election Diary Rescue 2010 (9/28 – Five Weeks 'til Election Day)
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(6:00 PM EDT, Tuesday, 9/28 to 6:00 PM EDT, Wednesday, 9/29): (55 diaries)
(Alphabetical, starting from F)
(FL-08) BREAKING Grayson's opponent tied to "Biblical Stoning" movement by Troutfishing - Grayson's opponent Daniel Webster (R-Nutty) is connected with Christian Reconstructionism, a wacko sub-Christian cult that advocates stoning for such crimes as adultery, "heresy" and witchcraft. Will Florida voters actually promote this crazy to Congress?
(IL-10) IL-10 Pssst ...Dold runs away from the Tea Party label by maryfromabluestate - Democrat Dan Seals and Bob Dold (R) are running to replace Mark Kirk (R) in this race. But because IL-10 is a blue district, Dold finds himself having to run away from the Tea Party.
(MA-03) MA-03 Let's help Jim McGovern defeat his Tea Party opponent. by jjhalpin - A profile of Democratic incumbent Jim McGovern, running against Repub opponent Marty Lamb.
(MI-01) BREAKING: GOP Cand. in MI-01 hid income to avoid child support by Hesiod - Uh, oh. Looks like Dan Benishek (R) got caught lying about his income while in legal negotiation with his ex-wife over child support back in the '90s. But screwing his ex-wife and three children out of support money makes him the perfect GOP choice to replace Bart Stupak, right?
(MN-03) MN-03, My friend Jim needs your help by drbjs - Diarist's friend Jim Meffert (D) needs help against frosh incumbent Eric Paulsen (R).
(MN-06) Bachmann update: redistrict her out of office? by Bill Prendergast - Voting Michele Bachmann out of office is even more important since redistricting probably won’t do the job. Her Democratic opponent is Tarryl Clark.
(SC-02) Rob Miller Democratic Candidate for SC02 by testvet6778 - Diarist has a new Rob Miller (D) ad in his attempt to knock off Joe "you lie" Wilson (R).
(VA-01) VA-1 Krystal Ball for Congress by Jake Goad - A profile of the race in between Democrat Krystal Ball and Rob Wittman (R).
(VA-10) VA-10 - Great Candidate by akaralph - Urges a look at Democrat Jeff Garnett, running against Frank Wolf (R).
(CA-07) Heather Beaven (FL-7): "working for those who served" by Beaven for Congress - Diarist talks about Heather Beaven's (D) service in the U.S. Navy and her work with veterans and on veteran's issues. Her opponent John Mica (R) has been rated 0% by Disabled American Vets.
(AK-Sen) AK-Sen: Joe Miller out of compliance with election law by Joan McCarter - Oops. Joe Miller (R-Teahadi) forgot to file his personal finance disclosure to the Senate Office of Public Records, which were due five months ago. Ethics don't appear to be his strong suit, so help Scott McAdams (D) put Miller in his place - outside of D.C.
(CA-Sen) CA Senate Race Debate Live by marigold - A live blog for the Barbara Boxer (D) Carly Fiorina (R) KPCC debate. Carly's having a little trouble answering questions, particularly about immigration.
(CO-Sen) CO-Sen: Ken Buck's ongoing struggle to find a position, on anything by Joan McCarter - Joan covers Ken Buck (R) on his Veterans Administration flip flop. Michael Bennet is our incumbent Dem in the race.
(KY-Sen) Rand Paul: "The Real Answer to Medicare Would be a $2000 Deductible" by RDemocrat - Diarist has video of Rand Paul (R) sharing his ideas for Medicare. Jack Conway (D) has different ideas.
(DE-Sen) DE-Sen: O'Donnell is on a mission from God by Barbara Morrill - Yep, God wants Christine O'Donnell (R-Bizarro) to be in the Senate. Says Christine O'Donnell. Chris Coons (D) is not so sure about that.
(DE-Sen) Orange to Blue: Chris Coons, DE-Sen by Jed Lewison - When the Republican "sure thing" went down to Christine O'Donnell (R-Wacko) in Delaware, Chris Coons (D) got a real shot at the Senate. Let's help him out!
(DE-Sen) ODonell LIES about her Linkedin profile by Tom Seaview - A little ditty about a profile problem ODonnell seems to be having.
(FL-Sen) Fla-Sen | Meek just destroys Crist with latest ad... by Jonze - Diarist offers video of the Kendrick Meek (D) ad that uses Charlie Crist's (I) own words against him. Marco Rubio (R) is still the favorite in this race.
(IL-Gov) IL GOV: Shady Bill Brady and guns by Eman - Jim Brady, the press secretary injured during the assassination attempt on Ronald Reagan, today denounced Bill Bradys (R) endorsement from the NRA. Jim Brady is endorsing Pat Quinn (D) instead.
(KY-Sen) Rand Paul Debate by Jack Conway for Senate - Democratic candidate Jack Conway on his upcoming televised debate with Rand Paul (R-Wacko) this coming Sunday and the sudden windfall Paul is enjoying from Republican groups to attack Conway's campaign. We need to help put Conway over the top and into the Senate.
(KY-Sen) KY-Sen: Rand Paul furious at being quoted accurately by Jed Lewison - Jed has coverage of Rand Paul (R), who's hopping mad over Jack Conway (D) using Rand's own words in ads.
(NV-Sen) NV-Sen: Memory problem or just a liar? by Barbara Morrill - Sharron Angle (R-Nutz) should try to remember that when she makes public statements there is a record of those statements. That way maybe she'd learn that lying about things she's said doesn't erase the record, it just exposes her as a liar.
(NC-Sen) We're now on Act Blue! by Sam Spencer for County Commisioner - Do everything in our power to help get Elaine Marshall elected. Elaine is the top of the ticket, and she's a breath of fresh air. And as Elaine goes, so goes the General Assembly.
(NV-Sen) Weekly Pulse: Sharron Angle Mocks Insurance for Autism; The Fight to Save Food Stamps by The Media Consortium - Sharron Angle's (R) gaffs of the past week, including autism denial and her war on food stamps. Harry Reid needs to beat this crazy person.
(NY-Sen) NY-SEN: Gillibrand opponent channels Palin on choice by MBNYC - Joe DioGuardi (R-Teabagger) has a problem with women's right to privacy in reproductive choices. Kirsten Gillibrand (D) is a defender of women's rights.
(NY-Sen) NY-Sen: It is tightening here by abesilberstein - Joe DioGuardi (R-Teahadi) is gaining on Kirsten Gillibrand (D) in the polls through the use of dirty campaign tactics. Let's help Kirsten keep this guy out of Congress.
(PA-Sen) PA-Sen - New poll, we're gaining ground! (w/VIDEO); Support Sestak #10 by demandcaring - New Suffolk University poll shows Joe Sestak (D) within 5 points of Pat Toomey. Plus Sestak action items so you can help.
(SC-Sen) DeMint's Disease, the SC Treatment by wjhamilton29464 - The people of South Carolina tried to stop Jim DeMint (R), but something crazy happened in the Democratic primary and everyone agrees the winner - an unknown by the name of Alvin Greene - won't make even a slight dent in DeMint's fiefdom.
WI-Sen) WI Sen Breaking: Johnson Gives Feingold Huge Opening on Sex Abuse Law Suits! by Jud Lounsbury - Ron Johnson (R) has a new ad about too many lawyers in the Senate, good only if you've got a lawsuit to settle. What he doesn't say is that part of his job with the Green Bay Diocese Finance Council was settling sexual abuse lawsuits against priests.
(WV-Sen) WV-Sen: Raese gets support the old-fashioned way, paying for it by Joan McCarter - Joan has more on how John Raese (R) is trying to buy a Senate seat in West Virginia. Joe Manchin is our guy trying to keep the late Robert Byrd's seat in Dem hands.
(WV-Sen) Massey Energy Still Pulling the Strings by CharlesCorra12 - Joe Manchin (D) needs to back away from Massey Energy in his campaign for Senate against John Raese (R), even if he must still support the mining industry so important to WV. A strong mine safety bill would help.
Various Races (16)
(CA-Gov) Breaking- Housekeeper makes Brown Governor by MinistryOfLove - Hahahaha!!! Gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman (R-Billionaire) is having a big problem with her undocumented housekeeper, the one she fired when she decided to run for guv. The housekeeper is suing Whitman for unpaid wages and mileage, and there may be a tax issue too.
(CA-Gov) CA-Gov LIVEBLOG! The Brown-Whitman Debate! by Seneca Doane - Diarist liveblogs the debate between Jerry Brown (D) & Meg Whitman (R).
(CA-Gov) Brown v. Whitman debate: Meg does NOT support immigration reform by zeitgeist1979 - A look at the immigration question asked in the debate between gubernatorial candidates Jerry Brown (D) and Meg Whitman (R).
(CA-Gov) CA-GOV Whitman Should Be Arrested - NOW by ca democrat - Diarist offers info from the IRS about what Meg Whitman (R) could be charged with for her little housekeeper problem.
(CA-SoS) CA-SOS Debra Bowen: Ticking & Tying your vote by FoundingFatherDAR - Diarist has info about how well Debra Bowen (D) has been doing her job, and ways you can help her out against her opponent Damon Dunn (R).
(CA-Var) Help support pro-gay rights candidates in California by mcc111 - Equality California volunteer talks about California candidates' positions on equal rights for LGBT citizens.
(CT-Gov) CT-Gov: Q-poll shows tightening race by DemFromCT - New Quinnipiac poll is the second in as many days to show a slight lead for Dan Malloy (D) over Tom Foley (R).
(MI-SoS) MI: More on the SoS Race by msuryanj - With release of campaign finance reports, new questions arise about where Ruth Johnson (R) is getting her money. Jocelyn Benson (D) is her opponent.
(MN-Gov) Breaking: MN-Gov Democrat Mark Dayton solidifies lead in new poll out today by legendmn - New poll from MN public radio verifies that Mark Dayton (D) has solidified an 11-point lead over Tom Emmer (R).
(MN-Gov) MN-Gov: GPI update; what happened to a tight race? by TonyAngelo - New MPR/Humphrey poll shows Mark Dayton (D) with an 11 point lead.
(MT-SH-82) Leading Montana Tea Partier Has Been Living On Government Dime by Montana Cowgirl - Diarist has links of Montana's top Tea Partier, Kristi Allen-Gailushas (R) recent jobs resumé. Mike Menahan is our Dem in this one.
(NM-Gov) NM-Gov: Dem Denish trailing by Joan McCarter - Diane Denish (D) is trailing Susana Martinez (R) by 8 points this week, but the polls for this race keep going all over the place.
(NY-Gov) NY-Gov Te New York Way by Caradox - The New York Times published an article last night about Carl Paladino's (R) campaign staffers who have "tainted pasts." Good news for Andrew Cuomo (D).
(NY-Var) BLUE STATES: New York. Previous selection I. by abgin - Diarist takes a look at how Dem candidates are doing in the state of New York. Plus the usual lists and links.
(TX-HD102) Remember That Republican Who Plagiarized Obama? by Back To Basics - Stefani Carter (R) just keeps on lying about her record and endorsements. Carol Kent (D) is the incumbent, she needs to keep the seat.
(Var) CNN: Brown and Boxer +9 in CA, Alexi +1 in IL by Partially Impartial - More from that Time/CNN poll showing Democratic leads in the California governor and senate races, in the Illinois senate race, and standings in other races.
And another on the same CNN poll:
NEW CNN California PO:: .....the Brown-out by hron
Campaign 2010: The Case FOR Democrats by Baron Dave - Diarist goes over the good things the Dems have accomplished over the last few years.
Finishing the Tea Bag Republican Purge (with Poll) by Ohiodem1 - As the crazy wing of the Republican Party is busy purging moderates, Dems need to make an appeal for the left-behinds. Diarists' ideas on how to do that.
Pelosi on Ballot; Not Obama w/Poll by josephk - A reminder that the President isn't running for office this cycle, but our Speaker of the House is.
Taking "Their" Country Back by JBtakenote - Since Democrats - and democracy - are the only alternative to batshit insane Teahadis, it's time for us to fight in this campaign.
The Voter's Job by EngineerScotty - Diarist reminds us that voting is our most powerful tool of protest, while not voting is just petulance. GOTV!
To the Young Voters...Shakers and Movers by Vetwife - Diarist talks Mom-to-Kid to the young Obama voters of 2008 and explains why we need them to help Democrats keep control of the Congress.
The Enthusiasm Gap Is In Young Voters, First Time Obama Voters by TomP - Diarist offers line of thought on where that infamous enthusiasm gap is coming from, and concludes it's in the young voters Obama energized in 2008.
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