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Tonight's sampling:

[MO-Sen] Todd Akin and Mitt Romney: The poor are legitimately raping the rich by rturner229 - Mitt Romney's not the only Republican in trouble for saying what he really thinks about the state of class warfare in this country. Diarist offers a video of Missouri’s U. S. Senate candidate Todd 'legitimate rape' Akin (R) claiming that the rich are being taxed too much and the poor are being paid too much. Akin is running against incumbent Claire McCaskill (D).

[MI-01] VIDEO: Republican U.S. Rep. Dan Benishek locks constituents out of his office by Eclectablog - What does it tell you when your Representative is afraid of talking to his constituents? Gary McDowell (D) is running to represent the constituents Dan Benishek (R) refuses to represent.

[MA-Question3] MA-Sen: Scott Brown (R) Opposes MA Medical Marijuana Bill by poopdogcomedy - Brown (R) is against Question 3 on November's ballot in Massachusetts, which would legalize medical marijuana.  Democrat Elizabeth Warren is his opponent in the Senate race.


Today's EDR covers rescued down-ticket election diaries published between noon on September 17th till noon on September 18th.

This edition of Election Diary Rescue includes the following gems dug up by our miners, for a total of (27) diaries:

Senate: (9) posts, (7) states plus various
House: (10) posts, (6) states, (9) districts
Various: (1)
Ballot Initiatives: (3)
General: (4)


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Senate

[AZ-Sen] AZ-Sen: Dr. Richard Carmona's (D) Win Means Another Voice For Latinos In The Senate by poopdogcomedy - Carmona would be the first Latino Senator from Arizona.  He's is in a tight race with Ron Paul's buddy, Congressman Jeff Flake (R). Dr. Carona's ActBlue link inside the diary.

[CT-Sen] CT-Sen: CT Dems vs. WWE, LETS GET READY TO RUMBLE!!! by poopdogcomedy - Connecticut Democrats are fighting back against the WWE's efforts to remove any traces of racy footage from the WWE that could hurt Republican Senate candidate, Linda McMahon (R), like it did back in 2010. ActBlue link for Democrat Chris Murphy included.

[HI-Sen] 'Democrats for Lingle' are Republicans by Joan McCarter - "Look at all those Democrats pledging their vote to Lingle! (R)" this group of lying Republicans says. Mazie Hirono (D) isn't too worried. ActBlue link for Mazie Hirono included.

[MA-Sen] Scott Brown is 'crystal clear' on holding middle-class tax cut hostage by Joan McCarter - It's looking like Democrats are coming home to the ticket in Massachusetts, as two new polls show Elizabeth Warren (D) gaining the lead over Scott Brown (R) in the Senate race. ActBlue link for Elizabeth Warren included.

[MO-Sen] Todd Akin and Mitt Romney: The poor are legitimately raping the rich by rturner229 - A video of Missouri’s U. S. Senate candidate Todd 'legitimate rape' Akin (R) claiming that the rich are being taxed too much and the poor are being paid too much. Akin is running against incumbent Claire McCaskill (D).

[OH-Sen] New Daily Kos endorsement to keep, and upgrade, the Senate by Joan McCarter - According to the latest PPP poll Senator Sherrod Brown's (D) approval rating is dropping. That's likely because the Right is pouring millions of dollars in dark money to destroy Brown, making this the most expensive Senate race in the country. Informational and donation links included to help Senator Brown fend off challenger Josh Mandel (R).

[VA-Sen] VA-Senate - Rasmussen has Kaine up 2 by teacherken - The latest Rasmussen Reports poll puts Tim Kaine (D) ahead of George Allen (R), 47% to 45%.

[Var-Sen] Nate 538 - "Our senate forecasts will be a bit "newsy" by cdub24 - Nate says there's been a pretty clear trend in the polls over the past few weeks.

[Var-Sen] Senate snapshot: Advantage Dems by kos - "...One thing's for sure -- this is nowhere near the disaster map Democrats feared just six months ago." Our own Mark os takes a look at the races.


House

[AZ-04] AZ-04-Dem: The Recount is Over by Jimdotz - According to the Twitter feed of candidate Mikel Weisser (D) of Kingman, the recount is done. Our party's nominee to try to oust freshman Tea Party Republican Paul Gozar will be Johnnie Robinson (D) of Florence. Donation link included.

[IL-08] More on Tammy Duckworth vs Joe Walsh by old mark - Highlights of the recent debate between Democratic candidate Tammy Duckworth and GOP incumbent teabagger Joe Walsh (R).

[IL-13] FaceMob floods Congressional candidate with climate change questions. Still no answer. (IL-13) by Willinois - Rodney Davis (R) won't answer questions on climate change. David Gill (D) is his opponent.

[MI-01] VIDEO: Republican U.S. Rep. Dan Benishek locks constituents out of his office by Eclectablog - What does it tell you when your Representative is afraid of talking to his constituents? Gary McDowell (D) is running to represent the constituents Dan Benishek (R) refuses to represent.

[MN-06] Bachmann update: Values Voters and the 3rd American political party by Bill Prendergast – Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council (FRC) told the Values Voters convention that Michele Bachmann (R) is one of the politicians that the FRC groomed for leadership and promoted into national influence with the right. Jim Graves (D) is her challenger.

[MN-08] MN-08: Rick Nolan For Congress Sets Record Straight On Mining; Calls Out AAN For False Ads by keewatinrose - Rick Nolan's (D) campaign spokesperson blasted deceptive television ads aired by opponent Chip Cravaack's (R) right wing extremist friends, the American Action Network, which accuse Nolan of not supporting mining issues.

[NY-02] CNN's Soledad O'Brien destroys Rep. Peter King (R) on "Apology Tour" Lies by The BigotBasher - This is reporting. This is what we have missed. Reporters calling liars out for telling lies. Vivianne Falcone (D/WF) and Dan Riina (Libertarian) are King's opponents.

[NY-02] Soledad Dissects, Distends, Dismembers and Julienne Fries the "Apology Tour" by Vyan - CNN's Soledad O'Brien challenges Republican Congressman Peter King's (R) charge about Obama's "apology tour" and finds complete falsehoods instead. “I don’t care what FactCheck[.org] says!” King exclaimed.

[PA-07] PA-7: Reclaim Joe Sestak's Old Seat, Help George Badey (D) Win! by poopdogcomedy - Diartist has info on George Badey (D) who is challenging Pat Meehan (R) in PA-07.

[PA-11] Gene Stilp (PA-11) featured on Comedy Central as "One of a kind Candidate" by Waynestock - Congressional candidate Gene Stilp (D) travels around with a giant inflatable pink pig called Pignelope to represent government corruption and waste. Democrat Stilp is running against incumbent Lou Barletta (R).


Various

[Var-Polling] Daily Kos Elections Polling Wrap: Senate Democrats, ascending by Steve Singiser - With a disproportionate amount of the public and media attention in an election year traditionally fixated on the race for the White House, it might seem a bit surprising that the predominant theme of today's Polling Wrap is what is going on down-ballot.


Ballot Initiatives

[CA-Prop 32] Rove/Koch Brothers Connected SuperPAC Goes Big on Prop 32 by UTBriancl - While the Yes on 32 team would have Californians believe that Prop 32 is just a good ol' political reform measure, any notion of that should go by the boards now.

[MA-Question3] MA-Sen: Scott Brown (R) Opposes MA Medical Marijuana Bill by poopdogcomedy - Brown (R) is against Question 3 on November's ballot in Massachusetts, which would legalize medical marijuana.  Democrat Elizabeth Warren is his opponent in the Senate race.

[MN-Voter ID Amend] I called Senator John Marty's office today by Rosebuddear - "I said to the staffer there, 'please thank the Senator for laying out exactly how awful this Voter ID amendment would be.'"


General

Republicans vs. Veterans' Jobs by jimstaro - Diarist offers a NYT article detailing Senator Tom Coburn's (R-OK) attacks on the Veteran's Job Act, proving he's no friend to veterans.

Voter suppression done backwards! Blue State Maryland by argomd - Last Friday's mail contained a notice from the county Board of Elections. After what's been going on around the country lately, panic ensued...

StephenCLE's Election Ratings - Sept 17 by StephenCLE - Diarist's Election Ratings for POTUS, Senate and House races.

Has your college emailed voter reg info? by diwinfo - A federal law requires every college, public and private, that is not in a same-day registration state must make a good faith effort to distribute voter registration forms to all students.


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