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Tonight's sampling:

[IA-04] there was a debate last night in IA-04 by teacherken - Links to blow-by-blows of the debate between incumbent Steve King (R) and challenger Christie Vilsack (D). Early voting in Iowa has begun!

[State-Gen] More From 'The United States of ALEC' by Bill Moyers - Diarist posts clips from this weekend's Moyers & Company presentation of "The United States of ALEC" that share the gravity of ALEC's influence through the eyes and experiences of first-hand witnesses.

[MI-Proposal #1] Hightower on ALEC in Michigan: Dictatorial Coup of Emergency Managers (PA4) (Koch, Snyder, Mackinac) by Hector Solon - Coverage from Jim Hightower on the dictatorial nature of Rick Snyder's Emergency Manager Law, which will be challenged on the November ballot.


Today's EDR covers rescued down-ticket election diaries published between noon on September 27th till noon on September 28th.

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

Senate: (6) posts, (4) states
House: (8) posts, (6) states, (8) districts
State: (2)
Various: (1)
Ballot Initiatives: (2)
General: (9)


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Senate

[CT-Sen] Did McMahon Commit Perjury? by Owlet - Linda McMahon (R) apparently provided false responses to a questionnaire from when she was trying to be appointed to the State Board of Education, the Connecticut Education Association reported. Chris Murphy (D) is McMahon's opponent.

[CT-Sen] Now why, do you suppose... by jg6544 - Remarks of Republican Linda McMahon on Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid that reflect 'skewed' thinking. Chris Murphy (D) is her challenger.

[MA-Sen] Scott Brown, bringing out the "best" in his supporters by Clytemnestra - A Scott Brown (R) supporter goes way overboard on the racism against Elizabeth Warren (D), which is causing some to boycott businesses in the town if the ugly signs don't come down.

[MO-Sen] Huckabee robocalls to fundraise for Akin in Colorado by Geriw - Diarist describes a robocall from Mike Huckabee trying to raise funds for Todd Akin (R) in Colorado, not in Missouri. Incumbent Democrat Claire McCaskill is Akin's opponent.

[MO-Sen] MO-SEN: NRSC, RNC, others already fleeing from Akin after latest comments by gf120581 - Diarist brings us some more info from Todd Akin (R) in the Missouri Senate race with incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill (D).

[ND-Sen] ND-Sen: Rep. Rick Berg (R. Goldmark) by poopdogcomedy - Republican Berg has a shady business record. Heidi Heitkamp (D) is his opponent in this race.


House

[CO-07] Someone Queill My Fears about CO-7 by cfulton - There hasn't been any polling on the Perlmutter (D) and Joe Coors (R) race. Coors has vast personal wealth he can shovel into this campaign. What's the scoop?

[FL-18] Disgraced Allen West attacks Patrick Murphy for 2003 bar fight by Joan McCarter - Likely war criminal Allen West (R) fields an ad taking Patrick Murphy (D) to task for a bar fight.

[IA-04] there was a debate last night in IA-04 by teacherken - Links to blow-by-blows of the debate between incumbent Steve King (R) and challenger Christie Vilsack (D). Early voting in Iowa has begun!

[IA-Var] IA-03; IA-04: Today you can start voting for Boswell and Vilsack. by pistolSO - Early voting starts today in Iowa. Leonard Boswell (D) is running against Tom Latham (R) in Iowa's third district, while Christie Vilsack (D) faces incumbent Steve King (R) in IA-04.

[MN-06] Michele Bachmann has picked up the stench, with update by Steveningen - Diarist has a fundraising e-mail from incumbent Michele Bachmann (R) for MN-06 House seat in her race with Jim Graves (D).

[MN-08] MN-08: Chip Cravaack Whines After Losing Steelworkers Endorsement To Rick Nolan by keewatinrose - Diarist reports that MN-08's incumbent Chip Cravaack (R) has been whining ever since the United Steelworkers District 11 endorsed his opponent, former Congressman Rick Nolan (D).

[NY-25] (NY-25) Solid lead for our Louise Slaughter by ipsos - Slaughter (D) leads Maggie Brooks (R) by 10 in the first election cycle poll of this district.

[TX-23] TX-23 Gallego in tight race, now leads in polls by Singing Lizard - Pete Gallego (D) is ahead of Quico Canseco (R) in the latest polling for this district.


State:

[NE-Leg] NE-Leg: Progressive Battlegrounds Taking Shape by Skylewalker - Nebraska's nonpartisan, unicameral legislature has at least four races that should engage progressives. Diarist looks at candidates in several districts and offers a video of Kyle Michaelis.

[State-Gen] More From 'The United States of ALEC' by Bill Moyers - Diarist posts clips from this weekend's Moyers & Company presentation of "The United States of ALEC" that share the gravity of ALEC's influence through the eyes and experiences of first-hand witnesses.


Various

[Var-Polling] Daily Kos Elections Polling Wrap: Romney barely competitive in places he needs to win by Steve Singiser - With the week (from a polling standpoint, at least) that Mitt Romney has had, any day that you are not hemorrhaging is a comparatively good day. So let's call the day a decent one for the Republican nominee. There were not a flurry of polls showing him down high-single or double digits in states thought to be tossups less than a month ago. So, I suppose, he has that going for him.


Ballot Initiatives

[CA-Prop 33] New survey: Americans don't want insurance rates tied to prior insurance coverage by Consumer Watchdog - Diarist opposes CA's Proposition 33, which would allow insurance companies to charge drivers more if they did not have insurance because they did not previously have a car, a penalty that 68% of Americans consider unfair.

[MI-Proposal #1] Hightower on ALEC in Michigan: Dictatorial Coup of Emergency Managers (PA4) (Koch, Snyder, Mackinac) by Hector Solon - Coverage from Jim Hightower on the dictatorial nature of Rick Snyder's Emergency Manager Law, which will be challenged on the November ballot.


General

BIG: Voter Fraud, RNC-hired firm under investigation by tremayne - This is huge... Hundreds of cases of voter fraud under investigation in Florida. It's a GOP voter's worst nightmare. Except it was the Republican party that paid for it, $3 million dollars worth.

BREAKING: Good News! Wisconsin State Supreme Court Declines to Take Up Voter ID Law by Puddytat - Diarist reports that a Voter ID will not be required for WI's elections, at least not this year, and that Reince Priebus, Party Leader and Republican Troll, has announced the Republican party's plans to again buy WI elections.

Mom gets her photo ID by exatc - Diarist brings us along on their trip to get her 93 year old Mom's photo ID to vote in Florida.

How big a lead is safe from voting machine fraud? by tvdude - Diarist voices concerns about voter fraud via electronic machines.

MATCHING DONATIONS IS BACK! - I'll match your campaign donations thru Sunday by frisco - The diarist is offering up to $400 in donation matching through Sunday in a  challenge to the DKos community to benefit Orange to Blue candidates.

Pelosi responds to Maddow about Voter Suppression and Purges: “Don't agonize; organize.” by hungrycoyote - Diarist recaps Rachel Maddow's interview of Nancy Pelosi regarding Florida's Republican Governor Rick Scott's repeated efforts to purge voters so close to the election.

Pennsylvania Voter ID Law May End Up Blocked by Celtic Merlin - Diarist reports that the same judge who had declined to issue a preliminary injunction against PA's strict new Voter ID law in August is now reconsidering because of the PA Dept. of Transportation's (PennDOT's) shortage of ID cards.

THREE DAYS LEFT For California's Gov. Jerry Brown to Sign TRUST Act by AmericasVoice - Diarist reports that California’s Governor, Jerry Brown, only has until THIS weekend to sign the TRUST Act, and is asking everyone to call (916) 445-2841 to ask Gov. Brown to sign the bill TODAY.

Women Are The Key To Holding On To The Senate by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand - A diary in support of female Democratic candidates in Senatorial elections, from the incumbent junior Senator from New York.


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