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[ND-Sen] IF I LIVED IN NORTH DAKOTA by diverdonreed - If I lived in North Dakota, I know who I would vote for, not only because Heidi Heitkamp loves that state with all her heart and soul, but because she is the kind of person America needs in the Senate. Heitkamp's opponent is Rick Berg (R).

[WA-Ref-74] The Seattle Times really goes all in on Washington's marriage equality by Scott Wooledge – The Times is mounting a campaign in support of Referendum 74, which affirms the right to same-sex marriage in the Evergreen State.

[OH-Board of Elections] Let's make sure Ohio Sec of State Jon Husted does the right thing. by Turbonerd - Diarist recaps the War on Voting in Ohio, then links to petition demanding that Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted (R) reinstate Democratic Board of Elections members Thomas Ritchie, Sr. and Dennis Lieberman.


Today's EDR covers rescued down-ticket election diaries published between noon on September 15th till noon on September 16th.

This edition of Election Diary Rescue includes the following gems dug up by our miners, for a total of (14) diaries:

Senate: (3) posts, (3) states
House: (2) posts, (2) states, several districts
State: (4) posts, (4) states
Ballot Initiatives: (1)
Various: (2)
General: (2)


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Senate

[MA-Sen] Elizabeth Warren leads Scott Brown by 6 in new poll: 50-44 by MBishop1 - New Western New England Polling Institute poll has Elizabeth Warren (D) leading Scott Brown (R) by 2 among registered voters and 6 among likely voters.

[ND-Sen] IF I LIVED IN NORTH DAKOTA by diverdonreed - If I lived in North Dakota, I know who I would vote for, not only because Heidi Heitkamp loves that state with all her heart and soul, but because she is the kind of person America needs in the Senate. Heitkamp's opponent is Rick Berg (R).

[OH-Sen-Polling] Daily Kos Elections Polling Wrap: New poll confirms Pennsylvania a near-certain blue state for 2012 by Steve Singiser - If 2010 was a political earthquake, the epicenter may well have been the state of Pennsylvania. The Keystone State replaced Democratic Gov. Ed Rendell with Republican Tom Corbett, and elected far-right former Republican Rep. Patrick Toomey to the United States Senate. Worse still: the GOP picked up a gaudy five seats in the House of Representatives, sending Kathy Dahlkemper, Patrick Murphy, Chris Carney, and Paul Kanjorski to the rail, and picking up the seat of Senate candidate Joe Sestak.


House

[CA-26] CA-26: Analysis and numbers by DrPhillips - Diarist offers charts on the voting habits of the 26th district, where Julia Brownley (D) is running against Republican Tony Strickland.

[WA-Various] Big Bill Brings It to Washington State by LSophia - The Big Dog Himself (Bill Clinton) traveled to Washington State for a Saturday night fundraiser. Other speakers included Tacoma mayor Marilyn Strickland, King County executive Dow Constantine, Senator Patty Murray, Congressional candidates Suzan DelBene, Derek Kilmer and Jim McDermott, and Senator Maria Cantwell. A great night for Washington Dems!


State

[IN-StHouse-Var] Indiana State House Races, Part I: Southern/ Western Indiana by SouthernINDem - Diarist lends insight into the State House Districts in Indiana, starting with the Southern part (mostly the old 8th and 9th Districts, and a lot of the new 6th District). There will be three more installments: Indianapolis Metro, Northwest (The Region to South Bend-Elkhart), and Northeast and the Cornfields.

[MN-StHouse-47A] Today's Example Of The Media's Leftist Bias, Ernie Leidiger Edition by TwoPuttTommy - MN state representative Ernie Leidiger (R) is a real piece of work, owing $144,000 in unpaid taxes. And the media isn't talking about it much. Keith Pickering (D) is his opponent.

[NC-SC] Important Downticket Race: Paul Newby - Sam Ervin IV (NC Supreme Court) by Uwaine - Diarist highlights the impact of Citizens United on a pivotal North Carolina Supreme Court race between incumbent Paul Newby (R) and challenger Sam Ervin IV (D).

[OH-Board of Elections] Let's make sure Ohio Sec of State Jon Husted does the right thing. by Turbonerd - Diarist recaps the War on Voting in Ohio, then links to petition demanding that Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted (R) reinstate Democratic Board of Elections members Thomas Ritchie, Sr. and Dennis Lieberman.


Ballot Initiatives

[WA-Ref-74] The Seattle Times really goes all in on Washington's marriage equality by Scott Wooledge – The Times is mounting a campaign in support of Referendum 74, which affirms the right to same-sex marriage in the Evergreen State.


General

The Other Race that matters by jamess - The other race that matters ... is that race for the House or Senate Seat -- that will represent you in Congress. For years to come. The results of these races will determine how quickly and how adequately -- our much needed National Change -- continues to happen.

DA mobilizing big time for tight senate races! by dual45 - Democrats Abroad are getting organized in the close Senate races.


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Originally posted to Daily Kos Elections on Sun Sep 16, 2012 at 03:00 PM PDT.

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