This Rescue Diary covers the period from 6 PM, Monday, 10/11 to 6:00 PM EDT, Tuesday, 10/12
Today's Menu Includes :
55 Diaries Overall
- 12 On House races
- Covering 8 individual Districts in 6 states
- 18 On Senate races
- Representing 12 different states
- 12 On Various election races and ballot issues
- Encompassing Governor, Secretary of State, Local, and more
- 13 General election-related diaries
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(Tonight's compilation and more after the jump............)
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 (10/7 – 26 Days 'til Election Day) (with links to previous 10 diaries from 9/27 to 10/6)
Election Diary Rescue 2010 (10/8 – 25 Days 'til Election Day)
Election Diary Rescue 2010 (10/9 – 24 Days 'til Election Day)
Election Diary Rescue 2010 (10/10 – 23 Days 'til Election Day)
Election Diary Rescue 2010 (10/11 – 22 Days 'til Election Day)
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(6:00 PM EDT, Monday, 10/11 to 6:00 PM EDT, Tuesday, 10/12): (55 diaries)
(Alphabetical, starting from U)
(VA-04) VA-04 - Forbes: "I won't debate." LeGrow: "No problem." by barrettbrown - Aw. Another Republican refuses to honestly debate the Democratic challenger. Must be something going around...
(CA-11) CA-11: GOP Challenger: "Abolish Public Schools" by LaughingPlanet - David Harmer (R-Teaparty), a former banking executive, is running for Congress for the third time, in the third different district in two states. Abolishing public schools is one of his many extreme positions. Jerry McNerney (D) is the candidate to support in this race and the diarist gives us a number of links to help do that.
(ID-01) Help Wanted: Raul Labrador is Pro-Life by The Book Bear - Walt Minnick (D) is running against Raul Labrador (R-Teaparty) in this race where the candidates' position on abortion seems to be important.
(MN-06) Bachmann update: the ad battle in Minnesota by Bill Prendergast - Congressional salaries are at the heart of the latest dispute between incumbent Michele Bachmann (R) and challenger Tarryl Clark (D).
(MN-06) (MN-06) Bachmann skips debate 15 minutes from her house by TarrylClark - Michele Bachmann (R-TeaParty) has not been facing the voters in her district. Her challenger, Tarryl Clark (D) has challenged her to participate in eight town hall forums and two debates in the last three weeks of the election. Will she show up?
(NY-25) NY-25 Open Door or Tea Party Delusion? by Caradox - Former President Bill Clinton stumped for Dan Maffei (D) in his race against Ann Marie Buerkle (R). This is one we can take.
(OH-08) Congression Poll in OH-8: Results by hrclegacypac - According to a poll conducted by the HRC Legacy PAC, 74% of those polled had never heard of the Democratic candidate, Justin Coussoule in his race against John Boehner (R), whose approval rating is at 36%. 50% were unsure who they were going to vote for.
(OH-09) Rich Iott knows a Jew. So it's all good. by David Waldman - Rich Iott (R-Teabagger) who likes to dress up in a Nazi SS uniform on weekends is very pro-Jewish according to his Jewish porn film producer friend from LA. Marcy Kaptur (D) is his opponent in this race.
(OH-09) Rich Iott Goes Too Far Defending Nazism to Anderson Cooper by grannyhelen - Links to Anderson Cooper interview and video clip of Rich Iott (R) defending the Nazi collaborators that he has masqueraded as. We're pulling for Democrat Marcy Kaptur.
(OH-16) Congressional Candidates’ Views on Clean Energy, Climate Change: OH-16 by NRDCActionFund - This piece in a series contrasts the 93% rating from the League of Conservation Voters earned by Democrat John Boccieri with the views of Republican Jim Renacci.
(Var) Let's Go On the Offensive: 10 GOP House Seats We Can Win by askew - Diarist has 10 GOP House races to watch and help our guy/gal if you can do so.
(Var) Congressional races 2010, final update, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas by plf515 - Another post in the diarist's series that outlines Congressional races, this gives an assessment and some electoral history for the Congressional races in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, and Kansas.
(WA-Sen) Patty Murray issues pledge to defend Social Security by proud2Bliberal - Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell have pledged to protect SS.
(WI-Sen) New Feingold Internal Poll - Statistical Dead Heat by minvis - Democrat Russ Feingold's campaign has released internal polling numbers in his contest against Republican Ron Johnson.
(WI-Sen) WI-SEN: Feingold Wins Second Debate. Polls Tightening. by nathan andover - Another take on the second debate between Feingold (D) and Ron Johnson (R), with links.
(WI-Sen) WI Sen: New Polls Show Feingold Surging Because of Focus on Fair Trade Jud Lounsbury - A focus on fair trade seems to have had an effect on the race between Democrat Russ Feingold and Republican Ron Johnson.
(WV-Sen) WV-Sen: Palin endorses Raese by Joan McCarter - Joan covers Palin's endorsement of John Raese (R) in the race against Joe Manchin
(WV-Sen) WV-Sen: PPP poll has Manchin back in the lead by Joan McCarter - The margin of error on the poll keeps swinging one way or the other, this race is definitely one we can win.
(AK-Sen) AK-SEN: Scott McAdams in His Own Words by frsbdg - Video of Democrat Scott McAdams’ appearance at a candidate forum in Anchorage. His opponents are Joe Miller (R) and Lisa Murkowski (AI).
(AK-Sen) AK-SEN: Miller decides to clam up, blames mean media by Joan McCarter - Republican Joe Miller whines about the media reporting on things he's said and done, with an interesting back story. Links to help Democrat Scott McAdams included.
(CA-Sen) LTE Exposes Meg Whitman by SanJoseLady - A letter to the editor suggests another course Meg Whitman (R) could have taken when she discovered her nanny was in the country illegally. Jerry Brown (D), the current California Attorney General is Whitman's opponent.
(CO-Sen) Ken Buck and women by blue aardvark - More on Republican Ken Buck's views on women's rights. Including a link to help Democrat Michael Bennet.
(DE-Sen) Top Story! Weekly Takes On Christine O'Donnell by hughster - A Hollywood insider describes that community's 'take' on Christine O'Donnell's (R-Teahadi) "I'm You" ad. With link to the hilarious results.
(FL-Sen) FL-Sen: Why I'd Rather Lose to Rubio Than Win with Crist by SouthernLib - Another take on the three-way race between Kendrick Meek (D) Marco Rubio (R) and Charlie Crist (I).
(IL-Sen) IL-SEN - Mark Kirk and Voter Intimidation by HamptonRoadsProgressive - Diarist offers a look at Mark Kirk's (R) involvement with voter intimidation, with links. Alexi Giannoulias (D) deserves this seat.
(KY-Sen) Rand Paul Ensures Defeat By Attacking Bill Clinton On Lewinsky. by TomP - Diarist explains why Rand Paul’s (R) strategy of invoking the Lewinsky scandal is bad politics.
(KY-Sen) Paging Dr. Paul: Medicaid Coverage for Births, Family Planning is Essential by RH Reality Check - In which the diarist explains the importance of Medicaid supporting family-planning in contrast to Dr. Rand Paul’s (R) platform.
(KY-Sen) Sir Isaac Newton and Ron/Rand Paul by The Pardu - Concerning civil rights the apple - candidate Rand Paul (R) really doesn't fall far from the tree - Ron Paul. Jack Conway is our Dem in the race.
(NV-Sen) NV-Sen: Angle's evidence of Sharia Law overtaking America? A town that doesn't exist. by Jed Lewison - Unfortunately for Sharron Angle (R), the town she used as an example of Muslims imposing Sharia in America doesn't exist. Oops. How could Harry Reid lose this? He won't, if we'll help.
(PA-Sen) PA-Sen - Specter and Sestak, together at last; Support Sestak #19 by demandcaring - One in a series of pro-Sestak diaries that gives props to Senator Arlen Spector for keeping his word and endorsing and raising money for Joe Sestak (D). The diarist gives readers many helpful links. Pat Toomey (R-Teaparty) is Sestak's opponent.
Various Races (11)
(AZ-Gov) Governor race in ARIZONA A STATISTICAL TIE!! UPDATE.. by lanae - Covers the race between Terry Goddard (D) and Governor Jan Brewer (R).
(AZ-Gov) AZ-Gov: Are Latinos making this a real race? by kos - New poll results that reinforce Marcos' previous analysis of the Latinos making up the Democratic base in Arizona.
(AZ-SoS) Arizona's Secretary of State by Ojibwa - Chris Deschene (D), a member of the Navajo tribe, is running for Arizona Secretary of State. This diary makes the case that as a state legislator, lawyer, engineer and veteran, Deschene is highly qualified for the job. His opponent is the incumbent, Ken Bennett (R).
(CA-AG) CA-A.G.: Obama endorses Harris, Cooley parties on his "gifts" by FoundingFatherDAR - Diarist covers the Attorney General race in California between Kamala Harris (D) and Steve Cooley (R)
(CA-Gov) $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ - $ by thereisnospoon - Diarist has the Quilt Project for Jerry Brown (D) that is raising money for him in his run against Meg Whitman (R).
(CO-Var) Analyzing Swing States: Colorado, Part 3 by Inoljt - Third in a series analyzing Colorado's swing state status. Previous voting results and projections.
(DE-Var) DE-SEN, DE-AL: New Poll finds Democrats way ahead by John DE - According to a new poll from New Jersey's Monmouth University, Chris Coons (D) is up 19 over Christine O'Donnell (R-Teaparty) and John Carney (D) is leading Glen Urquhart (R) by nine in his race for the House.
(NC-GenAsm) Inside the North Carolina General Assembly Elections (NCGA) by Sam Spencer for County Commissioner - Diarist looks at the General Assembly elections and redistricting for 2012.
(NV-Var) I Know What the Beltway Pundits Are Missing (NV-Sen, NV-03) by atdnext - A deeper look at polling in Nevada and what it could mean in the contest between Majority Leader Harry Reid (D) and Sharron Angle (R). Also covers the District 3 race between Dina Titus (D) and Joe Heck (R).
(OR-Gov) OR-Gov: Chris Dudley, climate change denier by Joan McCarter - Joan has coverage of Chris Dudley's (R) thoughts on Climate Change in the contest in Oregon with John Kitzhaber (D)
(TX-Gov) Rick Perry Thinks You're A Sucker! by Back To Basics - Rick Perry (R) would like Texans to believe that he "confronted" President Obama on "what he calls out of control Washington spending". What he actually did was request $12 billion in federal stimulus money. Bill White (D) is Perry's opponent in this race.
Ballot Initiatives (1)
(CA-Prop 23) Texas Oil Price Grouging Behind Drive To Stop Greenhouse Gas Caps by Consumer Watchdog - Follow the money for the motive behind Texas-based Valero's support for Proposition 23.
Campaign 2010: Bullet Points by Baron Dave - Provides a roundup of a variety of news stories as they pertain to the coming midterm elections.
GOTV: Get Your Vol On! by Eclectablog - Provides links to a site to register to volunteer to aid in getting the vote out for midterms.
Order "I'm the Grassroots" buttons and help GOTV by Reading on Walden Bookstore - Supports a button sale drive for aiding in grassroots organization.
"I'm not a Nazi. I'm you!" by Brainwrap - The slogans write themselves for various candidates running in the mold of Christine O'Donnell.
I'm mad as hell, and I'm going to vote by EagleofFreedom - A righteous rant about the reasons the diarist is voting in this election.
How to Win the Elections by JPE Voice of Reason - The diarist believes that if the Dems explained that the Republicans are responsible for the economic collapse and have also deliberately blocked the recovery, they could win.
BLUE STATES: Maryland. The first democrat in Maryland. by abgin - Maryland gets the treatment today.
21 Days to Victory by delliot - USAction - most of us are familiar with True Majority, their online arm - is announcing their "21 Days to Victory" campaign and asking for help to pick the progressive candidate that will receive their support and resources.
Breitbart attempts to manufacture another race controversy by paulschreiber - Andrew Breitbart selectively edits to stir the pot again.
Candidates: here is a last-minute idea you can use! by MakeChessNotWar - A method to address jobs and health at the same time.
Christian Coalition uses voter guides to GOTV, again by devtob - And some of us foolishly thought the bad old CC wasn't a player anymore...
Conan Neutron Voting Guide - Oakland/Alameda County/CA 2010 by Neutron - Diarist shares how he's voting and why.
Immigration Insider: Vitter Race Baiting, Dobbs Pulls a Whitman, Latino Vote in Flux by Frank Sharry - "...pundits are already making predictions about whether Latino voters will turn out in November. We suggest waiting until November 3 to write that story..."