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Samples of Today's 29 Diary Collection:

[MA-Sen] His Name is Scott, He Drives a Truck, and He's Voting for Elizabeth Warren by Working America - Meet Scott Johnson, a volunteer with Working America Quincy's campaign to help Elizabeth Warren (D) win the U.S. Senate seat currently occupied by Scott Brown (R).

[FL-18] Bombshell Allen West Letter: Be my porn star by Citizen Earth - A salacious letter from West (R) to his wife shortly before he left the Army has surfaced and was published by a Miami area gossip site. West's challenger Patrick Murphy (D) is now leading in the polls.

[WA-Referendum 74] Washington Marriage Equality gets a big boost today by chipoliwog - Seattle's native son and rapper extraordinaire, Macklemore and his creative partner Ryan Lewis today released the video of their homage to Marriage Equality SameLove. Great video. Link to Washington United for Marriage included.


Today's EDR covers rescued down-ticket election diaries published between noon on October 2nd till noon on October 3rd. This edition of Election Diary Rescue includes the following gems dug up by our miners.

Diaries: (29)
Senate: (9) posts, (5) states
House: (6) posts, (5) states, (6) districts
State: (1)
Various: (1)
Ballot Initiatives: (1)
General: (11)


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Senate

[MA-Sen] His Name is Scott, He Drives a Truck, and He's Voting for Elizabeth Warren by Working America - Meet Scott Johnson, a volunteer with Working America Quincy's campaign to help Elizabeth Warren (D) win the U.S. Senate seat currently occupied by Scott Brown (R).

[MA-SEN] MA-Sen: Another lesson for Scott Brown, from the children of Massachusetts by xopherma - The diarist shares a message written by Patrick Sauer, a freelance writer based in Brooklyn, to address Scott Brown's ignorance on Native identity.

[MA-Sen] Misogyny in Massechusetts? by Vadranor - The Massachusetts record in electing female candidates to office is actually worse than David Gregory portrayed during Monday's debate between Elizabeth Warren (D) and Scott Brown (R). Diarist runs the numbers.

[MO-Sen] Todd Akin: "Doctors Give Abortions To Women Who Are Not Actually Pregnant" by eXtina - Akin sees not-doctors who do not-abortions on not-pregnant women... diarist offers evidence that Todd Akin (R) has been seeing the world through shattered glasses for a long time. Claire McCaskill is his opponent.

[PA-Sen] PA-Sen: Bob Casey Jr. (D) Hits Wealthy Teabagger Tom Smith (R) Hard On Tax Breaks For The Wealthy by poopdogcomedy - Diarist has Video's and commentary on the Pennsylvania Senate race with incumbent Bob Casey (D) and Tom Smith (R).

[TX-Sen] Paul Sadler for Senate by etmike - Former Texas State Representative Paul Sadler is a life long Texas Democrat who has taken the extraordinary step to run for US Senate in a state everyone has written off and left for dead in the Conservative wasteland.

[TX-Sen] Please Somebody Write a Diary on the Texas Senate Debate by eve - Diarist has a post on the debate for the Open Texas Senate race between Paul Sadler (D) and Ted Cruz (R).

[WI-Sen] Tommy Will Fix Things by quarkstomper - Diarist links to a cartoon he drew last week featuring ex-governor Tommy Thompson (R), running for Senate against Tammy Baldwin (D).

[WI-Sen] WI-Sen Tommy Thompson's Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad Week o' Video by AnnieJo - Diarist has 2 videos & some commentary on the Open Wisconsin Senate race between Tammy Baldwin (D) and Tommy Thompson (R).


House

[FL-18] Bombshell Allen West Letter: Be my porn star by Citizen Earth - A salacious letter from West (R) to his wife shortly before he left the Army has surfaced and was published by a Miami area gossip site. West's challenger Patrick Murphy (D) is now leading in the polls.

[MI-03] MI-03: New Ad Shows Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) is Redefining the Extreme Right by msuryanj - Freshman congressman Justin Amash (R) has been breaking from Republicans on key votes because they're not far enough to the right. Steve Pestka (D) is his opponent.

[MN-06] Bachmann update: puff piece generates Kos outrage by Bill Prendergast - Michele Bachmann (R) gets a much better deal in terms of press coverage from the Minneapolis Star-Tribune than Jim Graves (D).

[MN-08] MN-08: Nolan For Congress Calls Out Chip Cravaack For Lies On Medicare by keewatinrose - Is Cravaack (R) being less than truthful in his statements on Medicare? Rick Nolan is the Democrat in this race.

[NY-24] NY 24: Todd Marie Beurkle? Anne Marie Akin? by RadicalParrot - A new ad from Democrat Dan Maffei ties Republican Anne Marie Beurkle to Todd Akin with her sponsorship of HR3, the "forcible rape" bill.

[VA-07] VA-7 Wayne Powell destroys Eric Cantor in debate by bbussey - Powell (D) has a good showing in the debate against Cantor (R).


State:

[IL-VermilionCo] What if I told you that a Democrat could win the Vermilion County, Illinois Recorder's race? by DownstateDemocrat - Democrats have recruited a top-tier candidate for the Recorder of Deeds race in Vermilion County: Niki Bogart, the financial services director of the Mermilion County Board. The Republican is Tom O'Shaughnessy, Tea Party hack.


Various:

[Var-Polling] Daily Kos Elections Polling Wrap: On debate eve, polls show Romney hurting in swing states (again) by Steve Singiser - If I were a trite television talking head, I would begin the Tuesday edition of the Wrap with the statement that, if today's smattering of polls prove anything, it is that Mitt Romney "needs a game changer" in tomorrow night's opening debate.


Ballot Initiatives:

[WA-Referendum 74] Washington Marriage Equality gets a big boost today by chipoliwog - Seattle's native son and rapper extraordinaire, Macklemore and his creative partner Ryan Lewis today released the video of their homage to Marriage Equality SameLove. Great video. Link to Washington United for Marriage included.


General

Early Voting Report - 10/3/12 (video) by ThatPoshGirl - Ohio started in-person voting yesterday and more than 15,000 people showed up to vote. The majority in left-leaning Franklin County, where college students camped out overnight to be the first to vote. Also ballot totals so far for CA, IA, ME, NC, SC and SD.

Florida GOP/Sproul Voter Registration Fraud Found in Lee County Weeks Before Story Broke in Palm Bch by hungrycoyote - The plot thickens. There were other fraudulent voter registration forms found in Lee County weeks before we ever learned about the fraudulent forms in Palm Beach.

GOP Voter Registration, Election Scandal Now Spans FL, CA, CO, NV, VA, NC by WePartyPatriots - Since the scandal first broke in Florida, dots have been connected elsewhere. Diarist reports the state-by-state rundown on Sproul's shenanigans.

Iowa Early Voting Update, 10/3/12 by FightingRegistrar - Diarist reports on the early voting numbers for Iowa as of today, another in a series of diaries reporting absentee and early ballot counts from the Iowa Secretary of State's website.

RNC vote fraud group-lied to reporters by Horace Boothroyd III - Strategic Allied Consulting spokesperson failed to mention that they were already being quizzed by Lee County officials about questionable voter registrations when Palm Beach registration problems hit the news.

Voting While Trans by rserven - The National Center for Transgender Equality has created a new resource…this time for voting.

These young people didn't camp out to get an iPhone, they did it to VOTE by ThatPoshGirl - Diarist has a post about Democrat enthusiasm on the first day of Ohio's early voting.

The Sorry State of Congressional Race Polling by LeftOfYou - Diarist takes a look at the polling for the House to see if Democrats have a chance to gain a majority.

U.S. lags on sick leave and pregnancy protections, but the fight is on to change that by Laura Clawson - Getting Democratic control of the House is vital to improving these protections and enhancing them. The Speaker Pelosi Project needs support to help these down ticket campaigns get, and keep, Dems in the House.

Vote with me! Ohio Ballot Funtime! by histopresto - Diarist offers photos, details and instructions for properly filling out this year's Ohio ballot.

Why Vets Should Vote for the Dems by dizzydean - Diarist has a long list of bills that would help Vets.


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

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

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