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Samples of Today's 45 Diary Collection:

[OH-SEN] OH-SEN: Pressure may be getting to Josh Mandel by gf120581 - Republican Josh Mandel attempted to take the video camera from a Democratic operative, just the latest bizarre act from the candidate, who trails Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown by 8.1% in TPM's Poll Tracker average.

[VA-07] Wayne Powell vs. Eric Cantor Debate by suzq - Diarist covers pertinent details of the debate Monday night between Republican incumbent Eric Cantor and his challenger Wayne Powell (D).

[WI-StHouse] 2 Groups Suing Wisconsin Legislators for Failure to Disclose ALEC Emails+OMG News About Scott Walker by Puddytat - Two groups sued a total of five state lawmakers on Monday, alleging they violated the state's open records law. Named are state representatives Tyler August of Lake Geneva, Dan Knodl of Germantown, Tom Larson of Colfax, Pat Strachota of West Bend and Jeremy Thiesfeldt of Fond du Lac. Republicans all, of course.


Today's EDR covers rescued down-ticket election diaries published between noon on October 1st till noon on October 2nd. This edition of Election Diary Rescue includes the following gems dug up by our miners.

Diaries: (45)
Senate: (9) posts, variety of states
House: (12) posts, (8) states, (9) districts, plus various
State: (1)
Various: (2)
Ballot Initiatives: (2)
General: (19)


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Senate

[AZ-Sen] DSCC Launches Ad Buy For Dr. Richard Carmona (D)] by poopdogcomedy - With polls showing the Arizona Senate race now a toss-up, the DSCC is putting money into ads for Democrat Dr. Richard Carmona in his race against Jeff Flake (R), who had a difficult primary.

[MA-Sen] 2nd Elizabeth Warren-Scott Brown debate live blog and open thread by pistolSO - Great minute-by-minute updates on the debate's blow-by-blow.

[MA-Sen] MA: SE; what she should have said by textus - Diarist suggests Elizabeth Warren (D) could have made a stronger point on the bipartisanship question David Gregory asked during last night's debate with Scott Brown (R). It seems like it's just Republican Senators running for re-election who give any lip service to reaching across the aisle.

[MA-Sen] Scott Brown says it's all about control of the Senate by Joan McCarter - Diarist covers the Massachusetts Senate race between Elizabeth Warren (D) and incumbent Scott Brown (R).

[MA-SEN] Scott Brown's BIG secret by mattinjersey - Scott Brown is trying to hide the fact that he is a Republican.

[MO-Sen] Todd Akin: Women Should Be Seen and Not Heard by Dexter Louis - Akin (R) has an archaic view of a woman's role. Claire McCaskill (D) is his opponent.

[NE-SEN]Deb Fischer Is the Devil by jgkojak - Diarist watches the Kerrey/Fischer NE Senate and cannot fathom how Republican Deb Fischer is somehow 20 points ahead of the Democrat, former Sen. Bob Kerrey.

[OH-SEN] OH-SEN: Pressure may be getting to Josh Mandel by gf120581 - Republican Josh Mandel attempted to take the video camera from a Democratic operative, just the latest bizarre act from the candidate, who trails Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown by 8.1% in TPM's Poll Tracker average.

[Sen-Var] Maddow: Does Mitch McConnell think chances are the Democrats will win the W.H., Senate & House? by hungrycoyote - Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in an interview with his hometown newspaper tried to play down the "coattail effect" of Romney/Ryan's lackluster campaign on his chances for becoming the Senate Majority Leader.


House

[AZ-07] People for Grijalva--Let's Show Some Love by akmk - In the closing days of DFA's Progressive Heroes contest, Representative Raul Grijalva is in 2nd place. Links to vote in the contest and Grijalva's ActBlue page included.

[CA-01] Doug LaMalfa is too Afraid to debate. by paradise50 - Diarist calls chicken on Doug LaMalfa's (R) refusal to debate Democrat Jim Reed and considers what might be some of LaMalfa's reasons.

[CA-49] Want a REAL progressive Democrat in the House? Want to beat Rep. Darrell Issa like crazy?! by pipsorcle - Diarist talks about how California's 49th CD is not really "safe" for Republican power-monger Darrell Issa, as challenger Jerry Tetalman (D) is a true progressive with across the board appeal to voters. Links to Tetalman website and pages included.

[CO-18] Call to action - CO HD-18 by LoganMorrow - Help is needed for Pete Lee (D), running against Jennifer George (R).

[CO-Var] What it means to live in a Swing State by ColoTim - Diarist focuses on hotly contested Colorado Congressional seats. Joe Miklosi (D) against incumbent Mike Coffman (R-Tea Party) in CO-06, Ed Perlmutter (D) is being challenged by Joe Coors (R-Beer) in CO-07, and Sal Pace (D) versus incumbent Scott Tipton in CO-03. A tidal wave of campaign advertising is hitting 'swing state' Colorado voters.

[FL-18] Great Breaking Poll Results: Patrick Murphy Leads Allen West By Nine Points by Kwik - New Democratic poll in Florida's 18th CD has Patrick Murphy (D) beating incumbent Allen West (R) by nine points.

[MI-08] Michigan-08 - Lance Enderle can win! by JamieG from Md - Diarist has a post on the MI-08 US House race between Lance Enderle (D) and incumbent Mike Rogers (R).

[MN-06] Bachmann update: why this nut wins her district by Bill Prendergast - Do the press give an overly favorable account of Michele Bachmann (R)? Jim Graves is the Democrat in this race.

[MN-06] MN-06: Bachmann shows a lot of CHOOTZ-PAH, offends synagogue congregation! by Brainwrap - Michele Bachmann's (R) Chicago synagogue visit causes attendees to walk out, donate to her opponent Jim Graves (D). Graves' ActBlue page link included.

[TX-32] Pete Sessions TX-32, GOP CCC Chair, Claims Dem Election Fraud - - Sproul Connection? by tom 47 - Pete Sessions (R) alleges election fraud, but where's the evidence? Katherine Sayers McGovern is his Democratic opponent.

[VA-07] Wayne Powell vs. Eric Cantor Debate by suzq - Diarist covers pertinent details of the debate Monday night between Republican incumbent Eric Cantor and his challenger Wayne Powell (D).

[House-Var] House Race Vulnerability Rankings by Superribbie - In-depth poll analysis, odds and projections on all competitive House races.


State:

[WI-StHouse] 2 Groups Suing Wisconsin Legislators for Failure to Disclose ALEC Emails+OMG News About Scott Walker by Puddytat - Two groups sued a total of five state lawmakers on Monday, alleging they violated the state's open records law. Named are state representatives Tyler August of Lake Geneva, Dan Knodl of Germantown, Tom Larson of Colfax, Pat Strachota of West Bend and Jeremy Thiesfeldt of Fond du Lac. Republicans all, of course.


Various:

[IA-Var] Iowa early voting update by FightingRegistrar - Diarist reports in on the number of absentee ballots marked and returned so far in Iowa, with link to the Iowa SoS site's full report.

[Var-Polling] Daily Kos Elections Polling Wrap: Obama continues to hold modest lead as race enters October by Steve Singiser - As expected, Monday brought a poll-a-palooza, as the accumulated total of weekend polls and Monday poll releases brought the final count of polls today to 51 polls, among the highest totals of the campaign thus far.


Ballot Initiatives:

[MN-Same-Sex Marriage Ban] The bad guys are trying to wreck mom and dad's marriage! by Kimball - Diarist tries to make sense of those supporting the amendment.  Link to contribute to Minnesotans United For All Families included.

[VA-Questions1&2] VA Ballot - Proposed Constitutional Amendments by Jeffersonian Democrat - Diarist requests help with figuring out what the correct votes would be on Virginia's questions of eminent domain and state legislature delay of veto session.


General

BREAKING: Fed'l Voter Registration Law Planned by Charley James - Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL) plans to introduce a national voter registration law in the new Congress. It is intended to get around the large number of voter supression laws passed by Republican-controlled state legislatures - often using a model bill created by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).

Breaking: A Very Good Quinnipiac Poll for Obama and Democrats by joelgp - A new Quinnipiac poll shows firm advantage to Obama and down-ticket Democrats on a range of issues.

"Catholic Church revving up its 'beat-down the Democratic vote' operations" WITH OUR TAXES by Betty Clermont - The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, which receives more than 34% of its funding from U.S. taxpayers, is once again trying to dictate how citizens must vote in the general election.

Does One Need Military Service, NO, But..... by jimstaro - Diarist shames Republicans on the issues of military veterans and Congressional stonewalling by Republicans against legislation designed to benefit the troops, veterans and survivors.

GOTV Ohio early voting by ohmydem - Diarist reports in on novel GOTV concept put into place to have neighbors calling neighbors to personalize the effort. Polls opened for early voting in Ohio today.

Orange to Blue roundup, 10/01/2012 by Joan McCarter - It was a big weekend for our Orange to Blue races. Here's what's new...

StephenCLE's Election Ratings - October 1 by StephenCLE - Diarist gives his ratings for our chances in the Presidential, Senate and House races.

My observations on the current nation-wide voter registration fraud allegations by smokey545 – Observations on the current nation-wide voter registration fraud allegations centering on Florida, Colorado, North Carolina and California. Diarist is a past election judge and leader of voter registration drives in Texas.

Democrats CRUSHING Republicans in new voter registrations across Battleground by FightingRegistrar - The new monthly reports are in for Nevada, Colorado, and Iowa and they rock. Also, new weekly reports for North Carolina and Pennsylvania are equally wonderful.

The House is in play but barely. by Jason the Greek - Analysis on Democratic chances of regaining control of the House of Representatives.

Why Isn't the RNC Demanding It's Money Back from Sproul Firm for Fraud? PLUS California Scandal. by hungrycoyote - It's a good question to ask, considering money spent hiring Sproul's voter registration fraud machine amounts to more than half the entire state GOP budget in several states. Also info on another voter registration fraud emerging from California.

BREAKING: Judge halts Pennsylvania voter ID requirements by Melquiades - This morning's development on Voter suppression efforts in PA generated lots of diaries within seconds and minutes of each other. We are including links (below) to all of those not deleted by noon EDT, for archive purposes...

BREAKING PA Voter ID law blocked by RWN

PA Voter ID law blocked by DaytonMike

WHYY reporting voter ID injunction for this year by jakewaters

AP: Judge Halts Penn ID Law!!! by joelgp

BREAKING: PA voter ID law!!! by Enterik

PA: Judge upholds injunction on Voter ID laws by Laughing Vergil

Judge blocks PA voter ID law... by old mark


* A big THANKS! to all our dedicated EDR volunteers (in alphabetical order): Alma, eeff, EvanInNY, foreverblue, Joieau, nomandates, Oke, randallt, restondem, Spedwybabs, Sylv, TruthOfAngels and turbonerd.

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Originally posted to Daily Kos Elections on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 03:00 PM PDT.

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