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This edition of Election Diary Rescue includes the following gems dug up by our miners, for a total of (28) diaries:

Senate: (9)
House: (11)
State: (3)
Ballot Initiatives: (2)
General: (3)


Today's EDR covers rescued election diaries published between noon on September 5th till noon on September 6th. Here's a sampling:

[MA-Sen] Elizabeth Warren and Reefer Madness by cordgrass - Diarist documents the difficulties Warren (D) will have in her race against Scott Brown (R), needing both aging hippies and the youth vote. Suggests the medical marijuana ballot initiative could get the usually reticent young to the voting booth this year.

[WI-06] Tom Petri (R-Wi-06) One of the Richest Congressmen Paid NO Taxes in Wisconsin by Puddytat - Republican U. S. Rep. Tom Petri did not pay any state income taxes from 2002 through 2005...Petri is in a relatively safe district and has had to do little, if any, campaigning in the past facing poorly financed candidates. ActBlue link included for Democrat Joe Kallas, a retired teacher who is running against Petri.

[CA-Prop 33] Mercury Insurance Gave $25K to Greenlining Institute for Flip-Flop Prop 33 Endorsement by Consumer Watchdog - California's Proposition 33, which penalizes certain categories of motorist, comes under the microscope.


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Senate

[MA-Sen] Elizabeth Warren and Reefer Madness by cordgrass - Diarist documents the difficulties Warren (D) will have in her race against Scott Brown (R), needing both aging hippies and the youth vote. Suggests the medical marijuana ballot initiative could get the usually reticent young to the voting booth this year.

[MA-Sen] Elizabeth Warren Speech Game by mckennamiller - All joking aside, everyone on the ground here in Charlotte is absolutely buzzing about her speech tonight. Activists are scrambling to make sure they can get in and see her when she and President Clinton light up the stage tonight.

[MA-Sen] Excerpts of Elizabeth Warren Remarks to Democratic National Convention by Transcripts Editors - Transcript of DNC speech by Elizabeth Warren (D) Candidate for MA-Sen against Scott Brown (R) incumbent.

[MA-Sen] Just one piece of advice for Elizabeth Warren by jkay - Diarist suggests that Warren (D) lay off the economic negativity in her race against Scott Brown (R).

[MA-Sen] MA-Sen: $12 million in grassroots donations for Elizabeth Warren by mffarow - Warren (D) is netting a huge amount of small donations in her general election battle against Scott Brown (R).

[MA-Sen] The importance of electing Elizabeth by Nospinicus - Scott Brown's (R) bigger campaign war chest is deluging Massachusetts with advertising even as Brown distances himself from the Republican Party. Diarist reminds us of how important it is that Elizabeth Warren (D) be elected to the Senate.

[MA-Sen] Transcript of Elizabeth Warren remarks as prepared for delivery Democratic National Convention by Transcripts Editors - Transcript of Elizabeth Warren (D) candidate for MA-Sen facing Scott Brown (R) incumbent.

[WI-Sen] (WI-Sen) Tommy Thompson Will Cave To The Tea Party If Elected To The Senate by poopdogcomedy - Is Thompson (R) in hock to right-wing ideologues? Tammy Baldwin (D) is his opponent in the general.

[Sen-Var] A Quick Look at the Senate by jgkojak - An overview of November's Senate races.


House

[AZ-07] My GOP Opponent Hates Middle Easterners and Calls Me a Marxist - Let's Send a Message Back by Raul Grijalva - Congressman Raul Grijalva contrasts himself to his opponent Gabriela Saucedo (R), highlighting the fear and loathing that defines the Republican Party these days.

[CA-12] Pelosi on retaking the House: 'We feel pretty good about it' by Joan McCarter - On Monday, Nancy Pelosi (D) sat down with a group of new media reporters to discuss the reasons she is optimistic about the Democrats' prospects for taking back the House. Pelosi faces John Dennis (R) in the general.

[CA-12] Transcript of Nancy Pelosi remarks as prepared for delivery, Democratic National Convention by Transcripts Editors - House Minority Leader Pelosi's remarks at the 2012 DNC.  Her opponent is Republican businessman and Ron Paul Activist John Dennis.

[CA-37] Transcript of Karen Bass remarks as prepared for delivery, Democratic National Convention by Transcripts Editors - The remarks of Rep. Bass at the 2012 DNC.  Her opponent is Morgan Osborne (R).

[IL-04] Transcript for Luis Gutierrez remarks as prepared for delivery, Democratic National Commitee by Transcripts Editors - Transcript of Rep. Guitierrez's (D) remarks at the 2012 DNC.  His opponent is Hector Concepcion (R).

[MD-05] Transcript of Steny Hoyer remarks as prepared for delivery, Democratic National Convention by Transcripts Editors - Transcript of DNC speech by Steny Hoyer (D), incumbent for the Colorado 2nd CD, facing Tony O'Donnell (R).

[MD-08] Transcript of Chris Van Hollen remarks as prepared for delivery, Democratic National Convention by Transcripts Editors - Transcript of Chris Van Hollen (D) incumbent for Maryland 8th CD, facing Ken Timmermen (R).

[MO-05] Transcript of Emanuel Cleaver remarks as prepared for delivery, Democratic National Convention by Transcripts Editors - Transcript of Rep. Cleaver's remarks at the 2012 DNC.  His opponents are Jacob Turk (R), Randy Langkraehr (L) and Andrew Feagle (I).

[NY-03] Transcript of Steve Israel remarks as prepared for delivery, Democratic National Convention by Transcripts Editors - Transcript of Rep. Israel's remarks at the 2012 DNC.  Rep. Israel (D) currently NY-02 after redistricting is now running in NY-03 against Stephen Labate (R) and Mike McDermott (L).

[TX-09] Transcript of Al Green remarks as prepared for delivery, Democratic National Convention by Transcripts Editors - Rep. Green's remarks at the 2012 DNC. His opponents are Steve Mueller (R), Vanessa Foster (G) and John Wieder (L).

[WI-06] Tom Petri (R-Wi-06) One of the Richest Congressmen Paid NO Taxes in Wisconsin by Puddytat - Republican U. S. Rep. Tom Petri did not pay any state income taxes from 2002 through 2005...Petri is in a relatively safe district and has had to do little, if any, campaigning in the past facing poorly financed candidates. ActBlue link included for Democrat Joe Kallas, a retired teacher who is running against Petri.


State

[CA-StAssembly-53] Transcript of John Perez remarks as prepared for delivery, Democratic National Convention by Transcripts Editors - Speech transcript for John A. Pérez, speaker and member of the California State Assembly. Perez currently represents the 46th District.  Due to redistricting he is running for re-election in District 53 against Republican Jose Trinidad Aguilar.

[CO-St-Sen] Battle for the Colorado Senate (September) by farleftagala - Democrats control the Colorado Senate by a 20-15 margin. As in many states, redistricting has added more drama to an already high-stakes election.

[PR-Res Com] Transcript of Pedro Pierluisi remarks as prepared for delivery, Democratic National Convention by Transcripts Editors - Transcript of speech by Pedro R. Pierluisi at the DNC. Pierluisi is the chair of National Community Mobilization for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, a non-voting member of the U.S. House, and resident commissioner of Puerto Rico. Pierluisi's (PNP) opponents are Rafael Cox Alomar (PPD) and Juan Manuel "Juanchin" Mercado (PIP).


Ballot Initiatives

[CA-Prop 33] Mercury Insurance Gave $25K to Greenlining Institute for Flip-Flop Prop 33 Endorsement by Consumer Watchdog - California's Proposition 33, which penalizes certain categories of motorist, comes under the microscope.

[MI-Protect Jobs] Michigan Supreme Court says collective bargaining amendment belongs on November ballot by Laura Clawson - The Michigan Supreme Court has ruled that a measure to include collective bargaining rights in the state constitution should appear on the November ballot. The state Board of Canvassers will meet Friday afternoon to finalize the ballot, having previously deadlocked along partisan lines.


General

Let's get Nancy her Gavel Back. by OllieGarkey - Diarist calls for enthused volunteers to take to the election trenches and elect enough congressional Democrats to get Nancy Pelosi her gavel back as Speaker of the House.

Husted, OH Early Voting - The Obama Campaign Responds by ItsSimpleSimon - You may recall that John Husted chose to ignore the plain meaning of the court's reinstatement of early voting in Ohio. Today the Obama for America campaign fired back, in pretty plain language.

Ohio voter suppression update by Just Bob - The federal judge who issued the decision to reinstate early voting has ordered Ohio SOS Jon Husted to personally attend a Sept. 13 hearing.



Originally posted to Daily Kos Elections on Thu Sep 06, 2012 at 03:00 PM PDT.

Also republished by Daily Kos.

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