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This edition of Election Diary Rescue includes the following gems dug up by our miners, for a total of (10) diaries:

Senate: (3) posts, (2) states
House: (3) posts, (3) states, (3) districts
State: (1)
Ballot Initiatives: (1)
Various: (1)
General: (1)


Today's EDR covers rescued down-ticket election diaries published between noon on September 7th till noon on September 8th. Here's a sampling:

[WI-Sen] WI-Sen: Thompson campaign resorts to gay-bashing Baldwin by DownstateDemocrat - The political director for Tommy Thompson's (R) Senate campaign has been sending out a video of Tammy Baldwin (D) at a gay pride parade and claiming she doesn't have the ability to discuss "heartland values."

[MD-06] Roscoe Bartlett admits saying student loans are a slippery slope to the Holocaust was ill-advised by Laura Clawson - Bartlett (R) acknowledges an inappropriate analogy; John Delaney (D) is the challenger in this race.

[MT-St Super of Public Instruction] Underdogs, Daniel LaRusso, and democrats: Denise Juneau Rocked the House by Gyasi Ross - Diarist talks about the DNC speech by Denise Juneau (D), and her advocacy of Native American issues. Juneau is seeking re-election to the post of State Superintendent of Public Instruction against Republican challenger Sandy Welch.


More diaries and information about this project beneath the
Orange Squiggle of Down-Ticket Power

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.

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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 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.


Senate

[NV-Sen] NV-Sen: Help Shelley Berkley Win This Year So Harry Reid Can Finally Retire In 2016 by poopdogcomedy - The diarist urges Kossacks to contribute to the campaign of Berkley (D), running against Dean Heller (R).

[WI-Sen] Tommy Thompson, former Obamacare supporter, current hypocrite by Joan McCarter - Thompson (R) has an awful lot in common with Mitt Romney. Tammy Baldwin (D) is his opponent.

[WI-Sen] WI-Sen: Thompson campaign resorts to gay-bashing Baldwin by DownstateDemocrat - The political director for Tommy Thompson's (R) Senate campaign has been sending out a video of Tammy Baldwin (D) at a gay pride parade and claiming she doesn't have the ability to discuss "heartland values."


House

[IA-04] Rep. Steve King: Comparing Immigrants to Dogs Was Really a "Compliment" by AmericasVoice - "What is it with Rep. Steve King (R-IA) comparing immigrants to animals?"  Diarist also provides a link to the debate between King (Republican incumbent in IA-05)  and Democrat Christie Vilsack who are now competing for the IA-04 seat.

[MD-06] Roscoe Bartlett admits saying student loans are a slippery slope to the Holocaust was ill-advised by Laura Clawson - Bartlett (R) acknowledges an inappropriate analogy; John Delaney (D) is the challenger in this race.

[MN-08] MN-08: Chip Cravaack Chooses Multi National Mining Companies Over Iron Range Workers by keewatinrose - Incumbent Chip Cravaack (R) has turned against the miners in his district to stand with the big mining companies to demand wage and benefit concessions in a time of record profits. The Labor-endorsed candidate is Rick Nolan (D).


State

[MT-St Super of Public Instruction] Underdogs, Daniel LaRusso, and democrats: Denise Juneau Rocked the House by Gyasi Ross - Diarist talks about the DNC speech by Denise Juneau (D), and her advocacy of Native American issues. Juneau is seeking re-election to the post of State Superintendent of Public Instruction against Republican challenger Sandy Welch.


Ballot Initiatives

[FL-Amendment 8] Florida's Dog Whistle GOTV Amendment- I Smell a Rove by Zwoof - "As I understand it (lawyers welcome to interpret), this will allow the State of Florida to give tax dollars to churches, religious schools, and other religious institutions.…I'll bet that the pulpits are pounding out this message to their congregations much in the same way Karl Rove did in Ohio with DOMA, which resulted in a successful GOTV strategy for George W. Bush in 2004."


Various

[NJ,NC-Polling] Daily Kos Elections Polling Wrap : At 'bounce' midpoint, signs of a modest bump for team Obama by Steve Singiser – New numbers for NJ-Sen and NC-Gov are in.


General

BREAKING: Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted (R) backs down from blocking early voting! by BruinKid - Husted agrees to comply with the court ruling allowing county election boards to set their own early voting hours; however, he is appealing said ruling.



Originally posted to Daily Kos Elections on Sat Sep 08, 2012 at 03:00 PM PDT.

Also republished by Daily Kos.

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