This Rescue Diary covers the period from 6 PM, Saturday, 10/30 to 6:00 PM EDT, Sunday, 10/31
Today's Menu Includes :
53 Diaries Overall
- 8 On House races
- Covering 8 individual Districts in 7 states
- 20 On Senate races
- Representing 7 different states
- 11 On Various election races and ballot issues
- Encompassing Governor, Secretary of State, Local, and more
- 14 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, 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 (10/17 – 16 Days 'til Election Day) (with links to previous 10 diaries from 10/7-10/16)
Election Diary Rescue 2010 (10/27 – Six Days 'til Election Day) (with links to previous 10 diaries from 10/17-10/26
Election Diary Rescue 2010 (10/28 – FIVE Days 'til Election Day!)
Election Diary Rescue 2010 (10/29 – FOUR Days 'til Election Day!)
Election Diary Rescue 2010 (10/30 – THREE Days 'til Election Day!)
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(6:00 PM EDT, Saturday, 10/30 to 6:00 PM EDT, Sunday, 10/31): (53 diaries)
(Alphabetical, starting from U)
(VA-04) VA-04: "Enthusiasm gap disappeared before my eyes" by HamptonRoadsProgressive – Looks at how a campaign manager sees the “enthusiasm gap” seems to have vanished in the race between Democrat Wynne Legrow and incumbent Republican Randy Forbes.
(VA-05) One Last Push for Periello by yomamaforobama - One last push for GOTV support for Tom Perriello.
(FL-08) FL-08: Grayson Supporter Assaulted as Webster Talks of "Positive" Campaign by norwood - Video of Daniel Webster (R) speaking of positive campaigning while his supporter demonstrates the opposite. Links to help Alan Grayson (D), the Progress Florida Voters Guide and Call Out The Vote with DailyKos included.
(IL-09) Israel attacks don't work, even backfire in IL-09 by Isaac Luria at J Street - Diarist reports on a poll that shows the right wing's attacks on Rep. Jan Schakowsky's (D) sensible views on the Middle East aren't working. Links to poll and other information included. Schakowsky's opponents are Joel Pollak (R) and Simon Ribeiro (G).
(IN-09) Indiana, hotbed of climate zombies by DWG - Democrat Baron Hill faces climate zombie Todd Young (R-Teabagger), and it's too close to call. GOTV!
(MN-06) Bachmann update: not so hot for Boehner anymore by Bill Prendergast - Unless John Boehner buffs up his wingnut credentials, Michele Bachmann (R) won’t vote for him to be Speaker of the House. Of course, challenger Tarryl Clark (D) would like to take that voting opportunity away altogether.
(NY-20) NY-20: Murphy will benefit from newspaper endorsements by devtob - Points out that in the endorsements race Murphy has a solid lead in # and circulation regarding the newspapers that have endorsed him for re-election.
(RI-01) A Message from David Cicilline by David Cicilline – The campaign of David Cicilline brings readers a video message from the candidate who is in a race against Republican John Loughlin to fill the seat previously held by Patrick Kennedy.
(WI-Sen) Ron Johnson for Senator of Dumbeddownistan (Parts I & II) by Hyakuban - A look at Republican Ron Johnson’s stand on some issues as he challenges incumbent Russ Feingold (R).
(WI-Sen) THE POLITICS OF CRUELTY: Wisconsin Republican Opposes Cure Research by diverdonreed - A vote for incumbent Senator Russ Feingold (D) is a vote for science and research. His opponent Ron Johnson (R) opposes embryonic stem cell research and is generally scientifically illiterate.
(WI-Sen) WI Sen: Russ Gets Nod of ALL of WI's Largest Newspapers-- Even the Conservative Ones! by Jud Lounsbury - A run-down and links to Wisconsin newspapers endorsements of Senator Russ Feingold (D) in his race against Ron Johnson (R).
(WI-Sen) The "Creative Destruction" of American Lives by jamess - Senator Russ Feingold's (D) ad on Ron Johnson's (R) "Creative Destruction" of American lives.
(WI-Sen) WI-Sen Feingold Predicted to WIN! by PvtJarHead – The diarist predicts Democrat Russ Feingold will win his raced against challenger Ron Johnson (R).
(AK-Sen) Joe Miller - Alaska's Strange Brew by AnnetteK - Diarist has a new story on Joe Miller (R) coming out of the Fairbanks borough office in the Alaska Senate race with Scott McAdams (D) and Lisa Murkowski (Write-in R).
(AK-Sen) BREAKING NEWS: GOP HAS GIVEN UP ON JOE MILLER by AFAN - Diarist reports on ABC's Jonathan Karl's nightmare scenario for Republicans in the race between Scott McAdams (D), Lisa Murkowski (R-write-in) and Tea Party supported Joe Miller (R).
(AK-Sen) AK-Sen: GOP fears McAdams victory by kos - Another look at ABC's Jonathan Karl's report on Republican fears of a "nightmare scenario" in the race between Scott McAdams (D), Lisa Murkowski (R-write-in) and Joe Miller (R). Link to discussion in rec list diary included.
(AK-Sen) Palin calls Alaska's media 'Corrupt Bastards' by Lefty Coaster - True to form and clueless as ever, Sarah Palin tells FoxNews that it's the press out to elect Scott McAdams (D) over Palin's favorite Teabagger or Lisa Murkowski (R- WriteIn).
(AR-Sen) AR-Sen: Blanche Lincoln's hazy memory By kos - Markos covers his favorite Senator from Arkansas.
(CO-Sen) My f*cking feet hurt. Also, want a job? (CO-Sen) by Colorado is the Shiznit - Diarist canvasses in Colorado for Michael Bennet (D) in the Senate race with Ken Buck (R) and tells about it.
(IL-Sen) Live-Blog of President Obama's HUGE Chicago Rally! Updated by YoungChicagoDemocrat - Diarist is liveblogging President Obama in Chicago Saturday night Oct-30.
(IL-Sen) Liveblog of President Obama's Hyde Park Chicago Rally by marabout40 - Diarist liveblogs the President in Chicago with pictures too.
(IL-Sen) Secretive American Future Fund helps Mark Kirk by Willinois - Diarist covers a GOTV flier left on his door today in Illinois.
(IL-Sen) New Poll: Giannoulias ahead in IL! by Blue Wind - Alexi Giannoulias (D) is leading by three points over Mark Kirk (R) in a new poll. He will make a great Democratic Senator!
(IL-Sen) IL-Sen: "Lock & Load Patriots" vs. "Moving America Forward" by Alexi for Illinois – The campaign of Democrat Alexi Giannoulias portrays the race against Mark Kirk (R-Tea) as the choice between an Obamacrat or a Teapublican.
(KY-Sen) Tim Profitt Charged with Assault by stef - Former Rand Paul (R) volunteer, Tim Profitt has been charged with fourth-degree assault for stepping on the shoulder and neck of Lauren Valle. Jack Conway is our Dem in the race.
(NV-Sen) Angle: Airport Scene Was About Security by nlean - Talks about an attempt by members of the press to ask Angle some questions, after which she banned those news outlets from her election night party.
(NV-Sen) Ralston predicts Reid will win by wtxdem - Brings word of a prediction by Arizona reporter John Ralston than Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid will hang on to win his race against Sharron Angle (R-Tea).
(Var) Cook Report: No GOP Senate Takeover (Updated) by fou - Diarist covers the Cook Report on the Senate.
Various Races (9)
(CA-AD70) CA-AD-70: Melissa Fox is the real deal (so help her out) by Seneca Doane – Encourages readers to help Democrat Melissa Fox in her race against Don Wagner (R) for State Assembly.
(CA-Gov) CA-Gov: Stop Meg Whitman and maybe win a quilt by Laurence Lewis - Lewis covers the Quilt Project for Jerry Brown (D) in California’s Governor's race with Meg Whitman (R).
(CA-Gov) 2007 Netroots, A Snapshot in Fabric -- for Jerry Brown! Last Chance! by Sara R - Sara's last promo for her Jerry Brown SuperQuilt raffle. Midnight's the deadline, get your tickets in now!
(CA-Var) Stupid Goes Viral: The Last Stand of the Climate Zombies by RLMiller - Diarist has the last in the series of Climate Zombies.
(IA-SSCt) Three Who Do Not Deserve To Lose by jpmassar - Three incumbent candidates for Iowa State Supreme Court who should be confirmed by voters.
(MI-Gov) Don't vote for Rick for Michigan! by 50sbaby - Diarist looks at Rick Snyder's (R) supposed business prowess. Virg Bernero is our Dem in the race.
(NJ-TwpC, BH) Update on my Campaign: 48 Hours to Victory! by MrLiberal - Kossack Stephen Yellin reports on his door-to-door campaign and how it's giving him a shot at winning in a heavily Republican area.
(TX-Gov) TX-Gov: Rick Perry to Launch National Book Tour, Won't Commit to Full Term as Governor by Phillip Martin - Diarist covers the Texas Governors race with Bill White (D) against Rick Perry (R) who's already talking about a book tour.
(Var) American Indian Candidates by Ojibwa - A look at Native American candidates in Arizona, Oklahoma, Nevada and South Dakota.
Ballot Initiatives (2)
(CA-Prop 19) Tuesday's Biggest Vote is for Legal Marijuana by harveywasserman - The diarist touts some potential economic benefits of legalizing marijuana and its close relative, hemp.
(CA-Prop26) CA - Vote on Proposition 26: Supermajority to Pass Fees by Inoljt - An overview of what's at stake in Proposition 26, with details.
The GOP's greatest fear by Joan McCarter - Joan has coverage of legal immigrants canvassing in Washington State.
Daily Kos GOTV: Jim Hightower, Revitalize our Democracy by rb137 - Diarist has a piece by Jim Hightower on GOTV.
Updated GOTV! I Met Jerry Brown And Barbara Boxer Today!!! by CornSyrupAwareness - Diarist covers a GOTV campaign out of Oakland for California Democrats.
Vote Backward! Vote Tea Party! by Keith Olbermann - Keith stops in to get you pumped up to GOTV.
Final ABC-Post poll has Dems within 4 among LVs by ProfAlan - A quick diary on the generic ballot.
Dems Surge in NC Early Voting by patti66 - Hopeful early voting pattern in North Carolina.
What Al said... by dengre - Diarist agrees with Al Giordano as to who will be at fault if Democrats lose control of the Congress. Links to help GOTV included.
Daily Kos GOTV: Worth Fighting For, Worth Voting For by Norman Solomon – This is the next diary in the Daily Kos GOTV Diary series running through Election Day.
Raise Your Vote! by YoungChicagoDemocrat – Looks at a GOTV initiative aimed at the younger generation for the 2010 election.
Sanity Rally: A Huge Lift for final GOTV efforts!! by David PA – Looks at how the Rally for Sanity and/or Fear might effect the vote totals on election day.
Bellwethers 2010: An hour-by-hour guide by Steve Singiser – Looks at early indicators on Tuesday that might show how the rest of election night will likely go.
Daily Kos GOTV: A Call to Arms by Barney Frank - Congressman Frank offers Kossacks very good reasons from the left side of the spectrum to pour it on these last couple of days in GOTV efforts.
Daily Kos GOTV: Vote and Keep Fighting by john bonifaz - What does the right to vote mean in today's world? Diarist lists some reasons to believe it does have meaning, and urges continuing GOTV efforts.
GOTV From Your Couch by DeanDemocrat - Advice on how to GOTV from your most comfortable position.