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   This Rescue Diary covers the period from 6 PM, Thursday, 11/4 to 6:00 PM EDT, Friday, 11/5

Today's Menu Includes :
31 Diaries Overall

- 6 On House races

- Covering 3 individual Districts in 3 states

- 7 On Senate races

- Representing 3 different states

- 9 On Various election races and ballot issues

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

- 9 General election-related diaries

   Please note - Tonight's diary is the final one in this year's EDR Series, v3.0. In keeping with tradition, the floor is open to members of the EDR crew to share their thoughts. Please join us below the list of tonight's diaries.

   The entire crew thanks you for your support and readership!

This has been 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 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)
Election Diary Rescue 2010 (10/31 – TWO Days 'til Election Day)
Election Diary Rescue 2010 (11/1 – ONE Day 'til Election Day)
Election Diary Rescue 2010 (11/2 – Election Day TODAY!)
Election Diary Rescue 2010 (11/3 – Election Aftermath - Day 1)
Election Diary Rescue 2010 (11/4 – Election Aftermath - Day 2)

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

(6:00 PM EDT, Thursday, 11/4 to 6:00 PM EDT, Friday, 11/5):  (31 diaries)

(Alphabetical, starting from D)

   House (6)

(IL-08) IL- Teabagger Joe Walsh Victory... maybe not.. by demdamliberalz - IL Teabagger Joe Walsh Victory...maybe-not] by demdamliberalz. - Points out that Walsh's lead has shrunk to just a little more than 300 votes so this one isn't over yet folks!

(MN-06) (MN-06) Thank You by TarrylClark - Tarryl stopped in to say thank you and to remind us our work is just beginning.

(CA-11) Jerry McNerney Needs Your Support by la motocycliste - Congressman Jerry McNerney (D)  is leading David Harmer (R) in the recount but needs help to fight the Republican challenge.  Link to the Congressman's ActBlue page included.

(CA-11) Donate Now to Help McNerney's Down-To-The-Wire by Ur Regular - Jerry McNerney (D) in California's 11th has a 568 vote lead, needs help to keep holding the line so all votes are counted.

(CA-11) Harmer Sues Over Vote Counting in CA-11 by hilltopper – Takes a look at sore loser Republican Dan Harmer filing lawsuits to stop the counting of absentee ballots in his tight race against Democrat Jerry McNerney.

(House-Var) Congressional Progressive Caucus Increases Plurality in Next Congress by Edger - The changing Democratic caucus.

   Senate (7)

(IL-Sen) IL-Sen: Watch Out, Republicans Can Still Be Sane by Elliot341 - A cautionary tale.

(IN-Sen) After winning IN-Sen, Dan Coats buying Indiana home by mhopeg - Now that he's been elected as Indiana's newest Senator, Dan Coats actually gets a home in Indiana.

(IN-Sen) Dan Coats Supports Filibuster Reform by Adam Blomeke - One positive note from the election appears to be that Republican Senator-elect Dan Coats has expressed support for filibuster reform.

(WA-Sen) WA-Sen: Can Murray's Math Teach Democrats A Lesson? by fake consultant - Analysis of the nitty-gritty details of winning in Washington.

(WA-Sen) UPDATED: It's Lookin Pretty Good for Patty Murray! Update 2: Race called for Murray! by mikeymike68 - Diarist has the Washington Senate race results.

(WA-Sen) WA-Sen:  a good day for Patty (with poll) by N in Seattle - Diarist covers the Washington Senate race results.

(WA-Sen) WA-Sen: Riding Patty's coattails by N in Seattle - Dino Rossi (R-Sleazy) finally conceded to incumbent Patty Murray (D). Democrats around the state getting a boost as voters turned out for her.

   Various Races (9)

(FL-Gov) FL-Gov : County by County Data aka Monkey F'n a Football by mp - A breakdown of the race between Governor-elect Rick Scott (R) and Alex Sink (D).

(IL-Var) Election Day: where the losses came from, what we did right (Update) by onanyes - Analysis of several statewide and downballot races in Illinois.

(MN-Gov) Local Fox Anchor On Election-Fraud Rampage by isabel - The Minnesota Republican party, with the help of local FOX anchor Heidi Collins is trying to set the stage in their favor for the expected recount in the governor's race between Mark Dayton (DFL) and Tom Emmer (R).

(MN-Gov) MN-GOV Events v. 2.0 Recount Prelims, and a Plea by WineRev - Diarist lists some interesting reasons why the requisite recount in the Governor's race may not happen despite Mark Dayton's (D) slight lead over Tim Emmer (R).

(TX-Gov) The Disenfranchised Texas Progressive by pwalton - Diarist responds to Boyd Richie's (D-?) post-election excuses by taking on the Texas Democratic Party for their notable cowardice.

(VT-Gov) Vermont's Great Green Election-Day Victory by harveywasserman - Diarist covers Vermont's Governor's race & what it means to nuclear energy.

(VT-Var) Luck be damned. This is about work. by juliewolf - Re-post of an important post-mortem from Democratic Vermont pressing the real reason Teabaggers got nowhere there last Tuesday.

(CT-Gov) CT GOVERNOR UPDATE by demswin06 - Diarist has an update on the Connecticut Governor's race.

(CT-Gov) CT GOVERNOR UPDATE by demswin06 - Tom Foley (R) still refuses to concede.  Apparent Governor-elect Dan Malloy (D) is waiting for Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz to certify the numbers.

   General (9)

Nate Silver: Rasmussen substantially favored GOP by zegota - A look at how polling firms performed during the midterms.

A tale of two campaigns: Meg Whitman vs. Lance Enderle by Brainwrap - Diarist compares Meg Whitman's campaign to Lance Enderle's.

Do polls tilt Republican? by Mapher - A tilt to the Republicans in this year's polling is not just a netroots figment - the Pew Research Center has noticed it too.

Did Reality TV Enable The Tea Party Candidates? by Something the Dog Said - The Dog wonders if maybe America's addiction to low-brow television programming has led to a general tolerance for total insanity in politics.

Election Contained Some Bright Spots for Working Families by The Electrical Worker - Diarist analyzes the results in a number of states and sees some hopeful signs for working families hidden under the Teabagger trash.

Pile your support on for Pelosi by Chris Bowers - The attempted Blue Dog revolt against Nancy Pelosi's leadership requires a strong response from us, the 'base'. Here's how...

Nancy Pelosi IS the problem by The Nephew - Or maybe not. Diarist puts his $0.02 in on the matter.

Obama: Moon Rising by yomamaforobama - Diarist examines the hypocrisy and looniness of those nutty Teahadis. Such a never-ending soap opera.

 Bohner's two-front battle on health law repeal by Joan McCarter - It's nice to remind ourselves it won't be easy.

As has been the case for the last two election cycles, the EDR team has worked tirelessly to bring you the best of the Daily Kos community every night without fail since September 7. While the outcome was decidedly different this time around, it was certainly not for lack of effort on the part of the EDR Miners, Editors and Scheduler. In keeping with our tradition, they'll have the "final word" to share their thoughts before the curtain drops for the season....

- Sylv

2008 was the first time I was able to help out on the Election Diary Rescue.  I loved reading all the diaries.  I felt like a kid in a candy shop and election night was one of the best nights in my life.

Back to the present - I live in Michigan.  It doesn't get much bleaker than being a Democrat in Michigan this week.  This year the diaries weren't my candy.  They were more like bread and water, sustenance to get through what was happening in Michigan.  As Michigan was turning red Tuesday night I heard of areas of hope.  I recognized the names of those candidates that were winning in very tough races and I thought of the diarists that had informed me of those candidates and it lifted my mood a bit.  I am grateful to the diarists that kept us all informed.

I also want to thank everybody on the crew - what a great group!  My special thanks to those that I had the most contact with:  suejazz our scheduler and Alma, randallt and joieau, the editors.  These people performed an amazing job and personify grace under pressure.

- Alma

This was a hard year.  It started hard and it finished hard.  There's no magic pill that could have fixed it.  

My miners were great.  The best in the world.  We really gave our back-up miners a workout this year and as usual they were up to the task and jumped right in.  Heh, we gave our scheduler quite a workout too changing shift times several times through our run.

The diarists make this diary.  It's to you that I give my gratitude for doing your best to get info into the hands of people that could use it and to inspiring people to GOTV.  I hope you are all in for 2012.

And to sidinny who started this way back in 2006.  We couldn't have done this without you my friend.

- Joieau

Another election tucked into history's sometimes-lumpy bed, another notch on our political handles. My sincere thanks to all the dedicated diarists and writers who helped us keep up with important races in so many districts and states. And thanks to all my fellow miners and editors for the hard, sometimes frustrating work over these past couple of months. Have a great holiday season everyone, and don't forget to be kind - we live in interesting times! §;o)

- randallt

Well we worked hard, we did some good work. And we enjoyed the company. The next election started Wednesday. Let's go!

- spedwybabs

Another year come and gone...another election diary rescue season gone...what a year!  First, to my co-rescuers...thank you for your friendship, the fun & any pies that will be mailed to me in the future!  This effort takes a lot of people doing a lot of different things but most importantly it takes you, the Kossacks who blog about the candidates and ballot initiatives etc to make this go.  Without your diaries to rescue well we wouldn't even thank YOU

Let's wrap things up with some well-deserved Thank You's:

The EDR crew would like to once again express our appreciation to Markos and the entire editorial team at DK for not only providing the Front Page real estate, but also for their continued support and encouragement.

We thank our fine candidates for giving it their all, and particularly those who have engaged with the DK community - the true "grassroots" - directly.

To the diarists who kept writing and made a difference.

And to those who commented and read our compilation on a nightly basis.

Peace, all...........

Originally posted to Daily Kos on Fri Nov 05, 2010 at 07:46 PM PDT.

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