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Samples of Today's 18 Diary Collection:

[AZ-Sen] AZ-Sen: PPP Has Dr. Richard Carmona (D) Beating Jeff Flake (R) By 2! by poopdogcomedy - Flake has been calling up his Club Of Growth buddies to help him buy this Senate race. Flake thinks he can win by just filling the airwaves with negative ads trying to tie Carmona to Obama. Lets help Dr. Carmona, a decorated war hero and former Surgeon General become Arizona's first Latino Senator.  ActBlue Link included.

[TX-01] Louie Gohmert should pay for the hell he puts the nation through. by Tomtech - Diarist offers new research on Gohmert's (R) financials, a collection of Gohmert zingers, and a like to the ActBlue page for Gohmert's opponent, Democrat Shirley McKellar.

[CA-Propositions 30 & 32] California: New Ads from Yes on 30 and No on 32 by UTBriancl - The election is in full swing here in California. And today we see new commercials from both the Yes on 30 (revenue) and No on 32 (Special Exemptions) campaigns.


Today's EDR covers rescued down-ticket election diaries published between noon on October 3rd till noon on October 4th. This edition of Election Diary Rescue includes the following gems dug up by our miners.

Diaries: (18)
Senate: (7) posts, (4) states
House: (3) posts, (3) states, (3) districts
Various: (1)
Ballot Initiatives: (3)
General: (4)


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Senate

[AZ-Sen] AZ-SEN: PPP - Carmona leading Flake, 45-43. by Bonsai66 - PPP poll of the Arizona Senate race now has Richard Carmona (D) leading Jeff Flake (R) 45-43.

[AZ-Sen] AZ-Sen: PPP Has Dr. Richard Carmona (D) Beating Jeff Flake (R) By 2! by poopdogcomedy - Flake has been calling up his Club Of Growth buddies to help him buy this Senate race. Flake thinks he can win by just filling the airwaves with negative ads trying to tie Carmona to Obama. Lets help Dr. Carmona, a decorated war hero and former Surgeon General become Arizona's first Latino Senator.  ActBlue Link included.

[MA-Sen] Warren leads in yet another Massachusetts Senate poll by Joan McCarter - A Boston-based consulting and research firm poll shows 48% for Elizabeth Warren (D) against Scott Brown's (R) 44%.

[MO-Sen] MO-Sen: PPP Gives Senator Claire McCaskill (D) a 6 Point Lead Over Todd 'Legitimate Rape" Akin(R) by poopdogcomedy - McCaskill leads Akin 46-40 in this latest poll.

[MO-Sen] Not a debate diary. A friend just push-polled by Akin campaign. by Mets102 - Yeah, that probably qualifies for new standards of incompetence. They mostly spoke about Todd Akin (R) and talked him up, although they did say bad things about Claire McCaskill (D). The sad part, unfortunately, is that despite all of Akin's problems, and despite his clear craziness, he remains in a competitive race.

[WI-Sen] Where's Tommy Thompson? by Joan McCarter - Thompson (R) is all but absent on the campaign trail. Tammy Baldwin (R) is his opponent.

[WI-Sen] WI-Pres, WI-Sen...New Poll Numbers by DeminWisconsin - As well as good news for Democrats in the Presidential contest, a new poll has Tammy Baldwin (D) leading Tommy Thompson (R) 48-44.


House

[NH-02] Bowles-Simpson Attack Bold Progressive Candidate Annie Kuster by BoldProgressives - In their attack on Kuster, Bowles and Simpson praised her Tea Party opponent, Congressman Charlie Bass, for supporting their plan to cut Social Security and Medicare benefits. Their attack ad is appearing in three local newspapers. Link to the offensive ad and link to help progressive Dem Ann Kuster in her race against the odious Charlie Bass (R) included.

[PA-08] PA-08: Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick's Contempt for Working Families by BooMan23 - Fitzpatrick (R) doesn't have a good record on healthcare and the family. Kathy Boockvar (D) is running against him.

[TX-01] Louie Gohmert should pay for the hell he puts the nation through. by Tomtech - Diarist offers new research on Gohmert's (R) financials, a collection of Gohmert zingers, and a like to the ActBlue page for Gohmert's opponent, Democrat Shirley McKellar.


Various:

[CA-Var] Outlook for California districts in 2012 - Post-Convention Edition by SoCalGal23 - Diarist offers well-formatted charts detailing California U.S. House and state legislature districts, with predictions on which party wins.


Ballot Initiatives:

[CA-Propositions 30 & 32] California: New Ads from Yes on 30 and No on 32 by UTBriancl - The election is in full swing here in California. And today we see new commercials from both the Yes on 30 (revenue) and No on 32 (Special Exemptions) campaigns.

[ID-Propositions 1, 2, &3] The "Vote Yes" folks are lying about e-textbooks by The Book Bear – The Book Bear’s take on the 3 veto referendums on the Idaho ballot.

[Var-Marriage Equality] Former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue donates $100K to Maryland marriage equality fight by Scott Wooledge - Diarist has a story about a Donation for Marriage Equality and ways to help the fight in ME, WA, MD, and MN.


General

I voted today! AZ ballot by chloris creator - If you know the voting schedules you may think, how did she vote in Arizona? Isn’t it too soon? But if you are in the military or live overseas, you can vote earlier.

Orange to Blue roundup, 10/03/2012 by Joan McCarter - An update on the Speaker Pelosi Project, Upgrade the Senate and Daily Kos for Marriage Equality, links to help included.

Robin Hood Campaigners to Congress-Sign on to HR 6411 to Tax Wall Street by National Nurses Movement - Main Street is still waiting to be paid back. That was the message delivered on October 2 to Congressional districts up and down California, in Massachusetts, New York City, throughout Metro Chicago, in Las Vegas, San Antonio and in Burnsville, Minn., too.

Sen. Gillibrand, the one-woman DSCC, DCCC by Scott Wooledge - Kirsten Gillibrand, junior Senator from New York, does a lot of fundraising for Democratic women candidates for Congress.


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Originally posted to Daily Kos Elections on Thu Oct 04, 2012 at 03:00 PM PDT.

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