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   This Rescue Diary covers the period from 6 PM, Saturday, 10/16 to 6:00 PM EDT, Sunday, 10/17

Today's Menu Includes :
36 Diaries Overall

- 5 On House races

- Covering 5 individual Districts in 5 states

- 7 On Senate races

- Representing 5 different states

- 10 On Various election races and ballot issues

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

- 14 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 and '08 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)
Election Diary Rescue 2010 (10/12 – Three Weeks 'til Election Day!)
Election Diary Rescue 2010 (10/13 – 20 Days 'til Election Day)
Election Diary Rescue 2010 (10/14 – 19 Days 'til Election Day)
Election Diary Rescue 2010 (10/15 – 18 Days 'til Election Day)
Election Diary Rescue 2010 (10/16 – 17 Days 'til Election Day)

Incredible thanks to all volunteers: Alma, welso, randallt, Joieau, eeff, Sylv, Spedwybabs, Turbonerd, SJerseyIndy, ukben, and suejazz.

(6:00 PM EDT, Saturday, 10/16 to 6:00 PM EDT, Sunday, 10/17):  (36 diaries)

(Alphabetical, starting from D)

   House (5)

(FL-08) How to Get Out the Vote for Grayson by Cenk Uygur - Cenk gives us an overview of "Turk Out The Vote" based on an interview with Alan Grayson (D). Dan Webster (R-Teabagger) is Grayson's opponent.

(IL-10) Great news, but... by Dan Seals for Congress – The campaign of Dan Seals (D) brings the good news of new endorsements and polling showing continued leads, but also brings the bad news of dwindling campaign funding and asks for help.

(NJ-07) NJ-7:  Support Ed Potosnak NOW! by pkohan - Profile of the race between Ed Potosnak (D) and incumbent Leonard Lance (R).

(VA-07) VA-07: The Saga Continues by not2plato - Eric Cantor (R) is being followed around by a chicken because, for reasons that keep changing, he refuses to debate his opponents. Rick Waugh is the Democrat in this race.

(CA-01) Liveblog: Napa Dem Event w/ Bill Clinton by Ruff Limblog - A liveblog of the event today for Democrat Mike Thompson.

   Senate (7)

(WA-Sen) Watch Senator Patty Murray debate on Sunday night by Kat 4 Obama - Diarist has the debate info you need for tonight's contest between Patty Murray (D) and Dino Rossi (R).

(AK-Sen) Joe Miller, Alaska - Trouble Brewing? by AnnetteK - Joe Miller (R-TeaParty) has drawn the line on discussing his private life. Unfortunately, others - including his own father - aren't paying much attention to that line.

(CO-Sen) Ken Buck (R-CO) Compares Being Gay to "Alcoholism" by James Renruojos - Coverage of Ken Buck (R) and Michael Bennet (D) showdown on Meet the Press this morning.

(CO-Sen) GOP Candidate Ken Buck: Being Gay is Like Being an Alcoholic by Hkingsley - Ken Buck (R) appeared on Meet The Press with his Democratic opponent Michael Bennett (D) this morning and stated that being gay is a choice, like being an alcoholic.

(IL-Sen) Where's The Note? by Alexi Giannoulias - The Democratic candidate in Illinois writes a diary about the online tool Where' that everyone who holds a mortgage can use to demand disclosure from their bank. His opponent is Mark Kirk (R).

(KY-Sen) KY-Sen - Conway Nails Paul as Anti-Bible Idolator by LeftOfYou – Brings readers a look at Jack Conway’s (D) new TV ad against Rand(ian) Paul (R-Tea) which touches on questions of religion and Aqua Buddha, an ad readers can help keep on the air with a small (or large!) donation to turn this seat from Red to Blue.

(Var-Sen) A fight too big to lose by Future Dems - The diarist focuses on five key Senate races and the stark policy choices we have in each. He urges us to support the Democrat in each race.

   Various Races (9)

(IL-Var) BINGO: The Dems Not-So Secret Weapon in Chicago's 33rd Ward by Randall Sherman - An example of how retail politics at the local level can positively impact high-profile elections and help build the Democratic party infrastructure.

(MA-Gov) Back from the Obama/Patrick rally (and I met Axelrod!) by aaraujo - Firsthand account of the Obama/Patrick rally in Boston today. Incumbent Deval Patrick (D) is being challenged by Charlie Baker (R).

(OH-Var) Columbus, Ohio Democratic Rally with President Obama by Ohiodem1 - Diarist reports in from Columbus and a rally for Democratic candidates featuring President Obama.

(SD-Var) SD-ALL: ACTION: GOP Attempting to Suppress Native American Vote by Aji - Interesting diary on the GOP trying to stop the feeds. To find out more look inside.

(WI-Lt.Gov) WI Lt Gov Teaparty Candidate Speaks, Bites Hand by Badjuh - Rebecca Kleefisch (R) accuses the Democratic candidate for Governor, Tom Barrett, of wanting a government takeover of healthcare at the same time she lauds the treatment she received for colon cancer, neglecting to mention that it was government-funded treatment.

(CA-AD72) Can you help a candidate who has been left in the lurch? by Seneca Doane - Help State Assembly candidate Esiquio Uballe (D) lay the groundwork for turning a demographically changing northern Orange County blue. His opponent is incumbent Chris Norby (R).

(CA-AD72) My First Phonebanking Experience, Why Anyone can do it! by libinthenorthoc - Diarist enthuses about phone-banking for Esiquio Uballe (D) for State Assembly. Great description of the experience and how easy it is to gain confidence.

(CA-Gov) CA- Gov  ZAP POW BANG!  Win A Quilt! by GlowNZ - Donate $10 or write a 50-word essay every day.  Each day you do either you get another chance to win a beautiful handmade quilt. The donations benefit Jerry Brown (D) in his race against Meg Whitman (R).

(CA-Gov) Megalodon and Meg Whitman: of Sharks, Stem Cells, and Campaign Spending Limits by diverdonreed – Diarist takes a look at Republican Meg Whitman’s view of government through the lens of underwater diving, federal funding, and Citizens United in her race against Jerry Brown (D).

   Ballot Initiatives (1)
(CA-Prop 19) Peter B Lewis donates $200k to Prop 19 by change the Be - A retired insurance executive has donated big bucks to the campaign to legalize marijuana in California. The diary also includes a lengthy list of law enforcement officials who also support the measure.

   General (14)

32 y.o. first time voting by turmen -  Heartwarming story of the diarist's first vote after becoming a US Citizen. Congratulations, turmen.

$5 million by anthonyLA - Diarist asks the dKos community whether it thinks it can raise $5 million for candidates in 24 hours.

Diluting the American Indian Vote by Ojibwa - Techniques used to make it difficult or prohibitive for Native Americans to vote.

Hard to energize voters who can’t imagine what could have been by madtownpopulist - A lack of voter imagination lets Republican candidates succeed in claiming that the stimulus was a failed waste of money.

TP Avenger Motivates PhoneBoy to GOTV by Wamsutta - A playful video take on getting out the vote.

Enthusiasm in, Gap out! by Blackwaterdog - Photos from President Obama’s contribution to the midterm campaign yesterday.

The Republican carpetbombing continues by Benintn - Coverage of the Republic ad machine in this year’s election.

Candidate Volunteer Page Lists for Dissemination by Georgeo57 - Handy list of links for volunteering for a whole host of races. Check it out!

What's with the early voting? by DemFromCT - A front page diary analyzing early voting trends and what they may or may not mean for the Dems on November 2nd.

Video : President Obama is fired up and campaigning for democrats by glennBama - A host of videos of President Obama out campaigning and firing up the base.  Need a recharge?  Watch the videos.

112th Congress: Fewer women, fewer Blue Dogs by Meteor Blades - MB takes a look at what's most likely come January, when Dems will be missing some Dogs (who won't be missed) and some women (who will be missed).

A Pro-Choice Poem for Election 2010 by tekno2600 – Turns the ongoing debate on the hot-button voting issue of abortion policy into poetry for consideration in discussion.

Denied the Right to Vote - Never Stop Fighting! (videos) by teenvote - Diarist offers videos made by teens on behalf of teens who believe they should have the right to vote in their high school years. Think about what that might do for our electoral makeup!

Robert Gibbs does not get it or... by Shockwave - Admin insider Robert Gibbs on MtP today seemed to be both promising something and backing away at the same time. If we keep the Congress this election, it probably won't be because of Gibbs, but our own GOTV efforts.

Why Did Americans Vote Republicans Out, Don't You Remember? by coonsey - Diarist reminds us of some political reality in recent history, and how that should play in the upcoming elections.

Originally posted to Daily Kos on Sun Oct 17, 2010 at 08:00 PM PDT.

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  •  Coming into the home stretch... (11+ / 0-)




    Oh, and if we missed your diary or if you happened to miss today’s cutoff (6:00 PM EDT - that's EASTERN time), please feel free to post a link in comments. You get two for the price of one!

  •  Watched part of the Paul-Conway debate (9+ / 0-)

    tonight...Paul did his best to not sound like a crazed asshole, but still managed to give the rational voters of Kentucky something to think about.

    Once in a while you get shown the light, in the strangest of places if you look at it right.

    by darthstar on Sun Oct 17, 2010 at 08:03:25 PM PDT

  •  San Jose Merc news endorsement for Boxer (13+ / 0-)

    they don't like the HP former CEO either, and neither does most of the Sili Valley

    Incumbent Barbara Boxer is the U.S. Senate candidate who will best represent Silicon Valley.

    Don't take our word for it. Ask Cisco CEO John Chambers, the vocal Republican who co-chaired John McCain's 2008 presidential run. He backs Boxer over Carly Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard CEO who served for a time as McCain's chief economic adviser.

    Fiorina has valley support as well. But if Boxer were as unfriendly to business as Fiorina makes her out to be, she wouldn't have the backing of Chambers or other valley heavyweights such as Google CEO Eric Schmidt, venture capitalist John Doerr and eBay CEO John Donahoe.

    Boxer is not the most collaborative senator, but her tech credentials are impeccable. Since taking office in 1993, she's had the valley's back on legislation on expensing stock options, H-1B visas and promoting cleantech and green jobs, among many other issues. Because of this, and because she comes closer to reflecting the overall values of the Bay Area than Fiorina, we recommend her for another term.

    And most damning of Fiorina is her job killing position on the environment, Prop 23, the only job creating area in the state. I added the bolding of the strongest criticism of Fiorina.

    Through her campaign, Fiorina has demonstrated that she can be every bit as strident as her opponent. The differences are that she stands on the far right -- and that many of her views are not in sync with valley interests.

    The clearest example is her stance on the environment. She has been a vocal critic of efforts at the national level to deal with climate change. Even worse for Silicon Valley, Fiorina supports Proposition 23, which would suspend California's global warming law and devastate its clean-energy sector -- the only one that's been adding jobs through the recession.

    Diabetes Care In California Public Schools. See Bio for settlement details link. July 2009

    by foggycity on Sun Oct 17, 2010 at 08:12:16 PM PDT

  •  I diaried the latest news NY-Gov... (5+ / 0-)

    ahead of tomorrow night's debate, including The New York Times reporting that Andrew Cuomo has opened a 35-point lead, leading Carl Paladino 59-24.

    The Hope of 2,000 years, To be a free people in our land - Hatikvah

    by Mets102 on Sun Oct 17, 2010 at 08:36:29 PM PDT

  •  Reno Gazette Journal (8+ / 0-)

    endorsed Harry Reid today:

    Editorial: Replacing Sen. Reid with Angle would be a disaster for Nevada

    From the RGJ

    She says that she wants to get government out of our lives, but she was willing, as a legislator, to use the power of the state to install the scientifically dubious warning that abortion causes breast cancer in every Nevada woman's shower.

    "A Canadian is merely an unarmed American with health care." John Wing

    by marigold on Sun Oct 17, 2010 at 08:38:10 PM PDT

    •  Except that teabagger ideology... (5+ / 0-)
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      can be explained as follows:

      1. Get government out of our lives!
      1. Number 1 does not apply in cases of G-d, gays, and abortion, then government should be involved

      If you're a rational person, then you see the contradiction.  If you're a teabagger you don't.  Sharron Angle in unabashedly the latter.

      The Hope of 2,000 years, To be a free people in our land - Hatikvah

      by Mets102 on Sun Oct 17, 2010 at 08:43:24 PM PDT

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  •  Breaking news from Alaska (6+ / 0-)

    Joe Miller's security team place journalist 'under arrest' to include handcuffing him awaiting the police, who promptly released him.

    "Go well through life"-Me (As far as I know)

    by MTmofo on Sun Oct 17, 2010 at 08:42:38 PM PDT

    •  Perhaps the members of Miller's security team... (4+ / 0-)
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      could be investigated for false imprisonment for holding a journalist like that.  I know that technically the First Amendment is not implicated because there was no government action on the part of the security detail, but I would think it reflective of Miller's views on the First Amendment, and I would have to say that's certainly a scary view to take of it.

      The Hope of 2,000 years, To be a free people in our land - Hatikvah

      by Mets102 on Sun Oct 17, 2010 at 08:45:27 PM PDT

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  •  And from the North Star state: (5+ / 0-)
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    Alaska Dispatch founder and editor Tony Hopfinger was grabbed and handcuffed by a private security detail working for U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller on Sunday while trying to ask the Fairbanks Republican questions following a town hall meeting at Central Middle School in Anchorage on Sunday.

    WTF, over?

    From Alaska Dispatch

    From The Anchorage Daily News

    From KTUU

    "A Canadian is merely an unarmed American with health care." John Wing

    by marigold on Sun Oct 17, 2010 at 08:44:18 PM PDT

  •  Brand new Election Diary (5+ / 0-)
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    Sylv, Alma, sardonyx, SJerseyIndy, Mets102

    "These old Wall Street boys are putting up an awful fight to keep the government from putting a cop on their corner." - Will Rogers

    by Lefty Coaster on Sun Oct 17, 2010 at 08:47:15 PM PDT

  •  Thank you, Rescuers... (4+ / 0-)
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    ... for all your work and for rescuing my Washington Senate diary on the Murray-Rossi debate.

    I just posted my blow-by-blow liveblog of the debate:

    "We're just getting the car out of the ditch. We can't have you drive it back in the ditch." - President Barack Obama

    by Kat 4 Obama on Sun Oct 17, 2010 at 11:37:36 PM PDT

  •  I had a good laugh reading your (0+ / 0-)

    utterly self-confident "when Dems will be missing some Dogs (who won't be missed)" - it's either the height of naivity or utter idiotism. You think - ALL people think the way you are?? You are very wrong, as wrong as your counterparts (and, sometimes, seems to me - ideological "mirror twins") on RedState.  For people, who are not ideologically blinded, there is considetrable difference between Blue Dogs, who vote for part of Democrativc platform, which has support in their districts, and far-right Republican lunatical wingers (and no other Repuiblicans will be elected from their districts) who will be elected in place of some of them. The Independents (i am one of them) considered Democrats part of the solution in 2006 and 2008  - now you are part of the problem. When people are offered identically lunatical programs as a solution - they (people) simply register their protest. How? You and i will see Nov. 3rd.

    •  Numbers don't lie. (3+ / 0-)
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      And the polling shows Blue Dogs will take a hit.


      Largely because they played an equal part in the obstructionism that was preventing Democrats from trying to pass an agenda they promised We The People.

      In other words: the Blue Dogs played a rather large role in becoming part of the problem, resulting in somewhat odious policy proposals that were watered-down to the point of being far less effective.

      Those who demanded and wanted more (which you'll note is a majority in polling) legislation to go further will not miss Blue Dogs one bit... as their removal will (while leading to fewer seats) likely lead to a more cohesive Dem voting bloc that doesn't need significant numbers of various factions being placated with watered-down giveaways.

      And the larger CPC, more representative of true policy principles of the Democratic Party, will be all the stronger for it.

      If you're looking to a solution, looking to obstructionist Blue Dogs and their Republican counterparts would be the definition of true "idiotism".

      Dispatches from an Independent.

      More and Better Democrats

      by SJerseyIndy on Mon Oct 18, 2010 at 04:28:29 AM PDT

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      •  Bullshit! (0+ / 1-)
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        Your beloved "progressives" will take hit as well. Lesser one, because they represent MUCH more reliable districts, and it's really diffiult to lose, say Oakland-Berkeley district  (CA-09): even clinical idiot with "D" letter after his name will win it.

        Your CPC will be confined to role of  loudspeaker of minority in House and, because Republicans will be in control - you will not pass any serious legislation next 2 years - good or moderately bad, none at all. So - be cohesive permanent minority, if that's what ypu want.

        And your polls are polls of people visiting this site - they have nothing in common with wishes of REAL majority, that will come to voting booth Nov 2nd. After that you, most likely, will be confined to your "liberal gettoes"

        •  Wow, I have to HR this (1+ / 0-)
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          That last sentence is downright ugly.

          While I agree that we need more Democrats, as well as better Democrats, bluntly stating that most Democrats after the election will be confined to "liberal gettoes" (the poster obviously can't spell ghettos) is disgusting.

          •  I'm beginning to get whiffs... (1+ / 0-)
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            of a concern troll.

            Though, I'm not sure whether to take it serious or not.
            I mean, look at this exchange.

            "You bet!", in response to that question?

            Is that snark? I can't tell, because there's little recent activity... but all the recent activity is in that vein...

            More and Better Democrats

            by SJerseyIndy on Mon Oct 18, 2010 at 02:21:08 PM PDT

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