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Tonight's sampling:

[MO-Sen] Akin: Write me a decent check by militantcentrist - Diarist offers video of Todd 'legitimate rape' Akin (R) being for sale, is surprised Akin didn't take him up on a $100 check if he'd do a lecture on 'lady parts'. Claire McCaskill (D) is challenging Akin.

[MN-08] Tonight! MN Democratic-Farmer-Labor party chair Ken Martin explains role of the party by ImpeccableLiberalCredentials - DFL party chair Ken Martin interview about the role of the party in all the state's races, with focus on the MN-08 race between incumbent Chip Cravaack (R) and Rick Nolan (D).

[FL-StHouse-42] Florida GOP Congressman Resigns in Disgrace, Amid Gay Prostitution Rumors by SuzieQ4624 - State representative Mike Horner (R) of Kissimee ended his re-election campaign and effectively resigned from the Florida House after his name surfaced on the client list of a prostitution ring catering to gays. The GOP has 5 days to find a replacement or allow Eileen Game (D) to be uncontested.


Today's EDR covers rescued down-ticket election diaries published between noon on September 24th till noon on September 25th.

This edition of Election Diary Rescue includes the following gems dug up by our miners, for a total of (34) diaries:

Senate: (11) posts, (6) states
House: (5) posts, (5) states, (5) districts
State: (4) posts, (3) states, (3) races
Various: (1)
Ballot Initiatives: (1)
General: (12)


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Senate

[CT-Sen] Linda McMahon gets Lisa Murkowski to be a Blunt Amendment contortionist by Laura Clawson - Good luck following the contortionism required of a Republican senator not 100 percent committed to the war on women: Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski voted for the Blunt Amendment, then she said she regretted her vote. Six months later, Murkowski still regrets the vote—but her regret isn't stopping her from campaigning for Blunt Amendment supporter Linda McMahon (R) as she runs for Senate from Connecticut.  ActBlue link for McMahon's challenger Chris Murphy (D) included.

[MA-Sen] Brown Staff "War Whoops" At Warren Supporters (w/videos) by lynne1 - Official staffers for Scott Brown (R) put on an ugly show of belittling Elizabeth Warren's (D) Cherokee heritage in the downtown streets of Boston last night.

[MA-Sen] Please Read - Warren v. Brown by RASalvatore - "Here comes the kitchen sink."  Republicans are now throwing out allegations that Elizabeth Warren (D) practiced law without a Massachusetts license. Action requested to fight these vicious lies.

[MA-Sen] Ray Flynn's Weird Politics of Abortion by Frederick Clarkson - Scott Brown says he's pro-choice, but former Boston Mayor Ray Flynn endorsed Brown specifically for his pro-life record in the Senate.

[MA-Sen] (Updated) MA-Sen: How do you solve a bully? Punch him in the nose! by Oliver Tiger - Diarist has Elizabeth Warrens (D) new ad up in her challenge for the Massachusetts Senate seat against incumbent Scott Brown (R).

[MA-Sen] Warren responds to Brown's personal attacks in new ad by Joan McCarter - Republican Senator Scott Brown has launched a nasty personal attack campaign against challenger Elizabeth Warren (D). Warren is responding in a new ad, offered here.

[MA-Sen] Warren supports medical marijuana by cordgrass - Elizabeth Warren (D) expresses support for medical marijuana, which may help her with the college constituency.

[MO-Sen] Akin: Write me a decent check by militantcentrist - Diarist offers video of Todd 'legitimate rape' Akin (R) being for sale, is surprised Akin didn't take him up on a $100 check if he'd do a lecture on 'lady parts'. Claire McCaskill (D) is challenging Akin.

[MT-Sen] Senator Jon Tester (D) UPDATED! MT-Sen: Mason-Dixon has Denny Rehberg (R) With A Slight Lead Over Senator Jon Tester (D) by poopdogcomedy - Rehberg leads Tester by 3, but this contest is within the margin of error.

[ND-Sen] ND-Sen: Farm Bill Delay A Winning Issue For Heidi Heitkamp (D) by poopdogcomedy - "This article from home town newspaper, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, highlights how the delay with the farm bill vote could be beneficial for Democratic Senate candidates in tough races, especially North Dakota Democratic Senate candidate, Heidi Heitkamp, who is in a close race with Republican Congressman, Rick Berg:"  Informational and ActBlue links included.

[WI-Sen] New Wisconsin Poll, Obama, Baldwin big leads by triumph110 - New poll shows Pres. Obama and Democratic Senate candidate Tammy Baldwin leading in Wisconsin.


House

[CA-01] CA-01 -- Doug LaMalfa campaign: Romney's right about freeloaders by maxnorton - Republican Doug LaMalfa is still being ribbed in the national media for his claim that abortion causes breast cancer. His latest gaff is to back Mitt Romney's dismissal of 47% of Americans. LaMalfa faces Democrat Jim Reed in the general election.

[FL-26] Congress' most inept crook tries to hide evidence … with Wite-Out by kos - Rep. David Rivera decided that he didn't have enough FBI agents on his tracks, and decided to add to his pile of wrong-doings by illegally trying to influence the Democratic primary in FL-26….But no matter how inept you think Rivera is, the reality is he's much, much worse. ActBlue link to DK's Speaker Pelosi Project included.

[IL-06] IL-06: Canvassing for Coolidge by Frank Palmer - The diarist recounts his day's work for the campaign of Lisa Coolidge (D), running against Pete Roskam (R).

[MN-08] Tonight! MN Democratic-Farmer-Labor party chair Ken Martin explains role of the party by ImpeccableLiberalCredentials - DFL party chair Ken Martin interview about the role of the party in all the state's races, with focus on the MN-08 race between incumbent Chip Cravaack (R) and Rick Nolan (D).

[NY-18] New Daily Kos endorsement to take back the House by Joan McCarter - "Democrat Sean Patrick Maloney is giving freshman tea partier Nan Hayworth a scare in New York’s newly drawn 18th congressional district." ActBlue link for Maloney included.


State:

[FL-StHouse-42] "Conservative Values" FL State Legislator Linked to Prostitution Ring by SemDem - Diarist brings a sex scandal into play for the Florida State House District 42, the Republican Mike Horner is the incumbent and Eileen Game is the Democratic challenger.

[FL-StHouse-42] Florida GOP Congressman Resigns in Disgrace, Amid Gay Prostitution Rumors by SuzieQ4624 - State representative Mike Horner (R) of Kissimee ended his re-election campaign and effectively resigned from the Florida House after his name surfaced on the client list of a prostitution ring catering to gays. The GOP has 5 days to find a replacement or allow Eileen Game (D) to be uncontested.

[MO-StSen] Missouri candidate: We need guns to protect ourselves from Obama by rturner229 -Had his words been phrased any less artfully, former Missouri State Rep. Ed Emery might be in an interrogation room facing Secret Service agents.

[NH-Gov] Scott Walker Headlines NH GOP Convention by NH LABOR NEWS - Wisconsin governor Scott Walker will be headlining the New Hampshire GOP convention on Saturday. Walker is Republican gubernatorial candidate Ovide Lamontagne's role model, only Lamontagne says he'll be "Scott Walker on Steroids." The Democrat in the race is Maggie Hassan.


Various

[Var-Polling] Daily Kos Elections Polling Wrap: Republicans cling to national polls, must ignore awful state polls by Steve Singiser - For the second (or third...or fourth) time this cycle, we have entered into a somewhat curious polling dichotomy. Republicans are clinging...with increasing desperation...to national polling that shows Mitt Romney behind Barack Obama, but at least within a fairly modest margin.


Ballot Initiatives

[LA County-MeasureB] Join Adult Entertainers, Fans, and Free Speech Advocates Striking Back Against LA Co. #MeasureB Now by ImpeccableLiberalCredentials - In what looks to be a bid by conservatives to get more of their electorate to the polls on election day, Los Angeles County's proposed money-wasting pecker-checker bureaucracy is being opposed by adult film stars, fans and free speech advocates.


General

(UPDATED) Are you registered? Are you SURE? by mffarrow - Diarist registered weeks ago, found out it never got processed. Urges everyone to double check their registration with their state BOE.

California finally gets same day voter registration. by Susan from 29 - Governor Brown today signed Assembly Bill 1436 (Feuer) allowing same-day voter registration.  Same-day registration will be permitted once the Secretary of State certifies the statewide voter database.

COURT ORDER CONFIRMS STUDENTS' RIGHT TO VOTE IN NEW HAMPSHIRE by NH LABOR NEWS - Voting rights groups applauded Strafford Superior Court Judge John Lewis' order, today, to the Secretary of State to issue new voter registration forms for this election.

Early Voting Information, direct links to SoS of all States (Pass this link ON....) by icebergslim - Diarist offers full chart of early voting dates and a link to all Secretaries of State to ensure everyone knows their options.

Fun and Productive: Registration Parties! by Socratic Method - Diarist offers a great idea for getting people registered to vote all over the country, and it sounds like a lot of fun too!

Interviews show burden of Pennsylvania voter-ID law falls on minorities, poor, elderly and disabled by Meteor Blades - The advocacy group ColorofChange, in partnership with SEIU, has released the results of a new study showing that Pennsylvania residents are having a difficult time trying to fulfill the state's requirement that they have a photo-ID of a specific type in order to vote this year.

StephenCLE's Election Ratings - Sept 24 by StephenCLE - Diarist rates the improving Democratic chances in the Presidential, Senate and House races.

Study: Suppressing the Latino vote could provide the margin of victory in some states by Meteor Blades - A study released Monday from the Advancement Project entitled Segregating American Citizenship concludes that if millions of Latino voters can be disenfranchised by efforts in 16 states to do just that, it could throw the election.

Translator's Little GOTV Effort 20120924 by Translator - Diarist shows how personal politics can be.

Use RICO Against the Voter Suppression Conspiracy by rexxnyc - As many as 10 million citizens may be denied their right to vote this fall. 16 state legislatures have imposed discriminatory 'Voter ID' laws. It is a conspiracy to suppress voting, diarist suggests the effort could be fought via the RICO anti-racketeering statute.

Voter ID laws creates new hurdles for 10 MILLION Hispanics to vote by Lefty Coaster - One of the minority groups most adversely affected by the wave of Voter ID Laws passed in Republican dominated states are Hispanics. Now we can see how these laws were crafted to target the disadvantaged and minorities, and take away their franchise.

Yes We Can!!! Yes We CAN Take the House!!! by mikepridmore - Democratic voter enthusiasm is increasing in the swing states; this may bode well for November's House elections.


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Originally posted to Daily Kos Elections on Tue Sep 25, 2012 at 03:00 PM PDT.

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