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EDR compiles, describes and links election related diaries for down-ticket races through the closing months of election seasons. Down-ticket means any non-Presidential race.

This group was formed by the producers of a front page diary series that rescued election related diaries in 2006, 2008 and 2010. 2012 marks the first election since Daily Kos was born that there is blog devoted to election coverage - Daily Kos Elections.
Election Diary Rescue is proud to be a part of this project.

EDR chronicles the passion, power and effectiveness of political engagement and shines a light on candidates and issues that might be missed during an action-packed election cycle. It gives quick access to races, hopefully inspires people to write about contests that interest them, and has become an archive for thousands of election related diaries over the years. For the archive of this project, founded by sidinny, please go to our EDR closing diary for the 2010 election which links all the rescued diaries since 2006.

Format, Schedule & Tags:

Diarists can help the EDR mining team by identifying the race in the diary title, for example: (FL-14) or (GA-Gov) or (NY-Sen). Our miners will also be searching by tags so it will help if diarists include the tags "elections" and/or "EDR" in their diary tag list. New this year, you can write your first sentence or two as the synopsis you would like to see in the EDR description.

EDR's schedule for mining diaries is noon to noon. Our publishing schedule is in the evening. That means for example, that if you post your diary at 12:00 pm (noon) on Wednesday, we will include it in the EDR list in Thursday evening's post. If you publish your diary at 11:59 am on Thursday, it will be in the diary collection for Thursday evening as well.

We're going to need some help going forward. If you would love the opportunity to help us search for diaries within a given schedule, please let us know. Just send a message to Election Diary Rescue. Qualifications for the position include a love for down ticket elections, and the ability to talk like a pirate at least once a year.

This edition of Election Diary Rescue includes the following gems dug up by our miners:

Senate: (4) posts covering (3) states
House: (1) post covering (1) state and (1) district
Various: (1)
State, County, Local: (1)
Issues and Ammendments: (0)
General: (4)  
Primary: (0)

Today's EDR covers rescued election diaries published between noon on September 1st till noon on September 2nd.

[SD-StSen] [
Sen. Angie Buhl needs your love] by robbinsdale radical - South Dakota State Senator Angie Buhl could use some help in the rematch with the abortion-ban supporting conservadem she unseated two years ago.

More diaries beneath the Orange Squiggle of Power


[NV-Sen] NV-Sen: Upgrading the Senate with Shelly Berkley. by pistolSO - Diarist shares deep insights into the race between Democratic Congresswoman Shelley Berkley and Republican Senator Dean Heller.  This looks like a race that might end up in our column.  Links included to help in this cause.

[PA-Sen] Pennsylvania Senate candidate Tom Smith, courting the lady vote by Joan McCarter - "Why, oh why, aren't Republicans doing better with women? I mean, they've got guys like this:"  Must see video.

[WI-SEN] Tammy Baldwin for Senate by Dood Abides - During a stroll around the State Cow Chip Tossing Championships we noticed all these Tommy Signs. Finally My Wife says be nice to have a bunch of A's.

[Various-Sen] Fight Rove's big money bid for a 2012 Senate takeover by Joan McCarter  - "Rove wants the Senate, and he's invested heavily in getting it—$70 million from American Crossroads alone."  ActBlue link to help the good guys.


[AZ-09] Congratulations Kyrsten Sinema! by NationalAtheistParty - The Democratic primary concludes in this district; Kyrsten Sinema will face Republican Vernon Parker in the general.


[SD-StSen] [
Sen. Angie Buhl needs your love] by robbinsdale radical - South Dakota State Senator Angie Buhl could use some help in the rematch with the abortion-ban supporting conservadem she unseated two years ago.


[Polling] Daily Kos Elections Polling Wrap: The Republicans hunt (in vain, thus far) for a red September by Steve Singiser - So, in summary, the House of Ras sees a likely electorate, in a presidential election year, of GOP +4. The only problem? Exit polls show that a presidential electorate with more Republicans than Democrats has not occured in the past 35 years. Add that to a pretty formidable pile of reasons why it is pretty easy to accuse Rasmussen of having their thumbs (and forefinger, and middle finger) on the scale when they assess the state of American politics.


If you're going to do voter ID law, do it the Virginia way by kos - "Voter ID laws poll strongly, and why not—we need ID to handle many routine day-to-day transactions."

Voting by mail, and the war on the USPS by JSc - Diarist brings up the cost of voting by mail.

STILL no voter ID: try #2 (Pennsylvania) by foldingBicycle - Diarist reports on the difficulty of getting a voter ID.

HEY! You Can Use Your Website to Help Register People to Vote! by Yosef 52 - Obama campaign has released a simple-to-use widget that can be embedded on blogs to help people register to vote.

Originally posted to Daily Kos Elections on Sun Sep 02, 2012 at 03:00 PM PDT.

Also republished by Daily Kos.


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