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Samples of Today's 14 Diary Collection:

[AZ-Sen] Carmona and Flake agree to 3 debates by ThatPoshGirl - Diarist reports that Dr. Richard Carmona (D) and Rep. Jeff Flake (R) have agreed to three one-hour debates in the race for the seat left by Senator Jon Kyl (R), who is retiring.

[NH-01] Congressman Guinta Is Not As Manly As These Men by NH LABOR NEWS - Diarist offers a New Hampshire video attacking incumbent Frank Guinta's (R-Teabagger) assault on women's rights and Planned Parenthood. Carol Shea-Porter (D) is his opponent in the NH-01 race.

[ME-St Sen, Dist.-25] Democratic Maine politician under GOP attack for World of Warcraft participaton by Horace Boothroyd III - The Maine GOP is attacking Colleen Lachowicz (D), who is running against incumbent state Sen. Tom Martin (R), for her participation in the online role-playing game World of Warcraft. The Democrats want to take that seat back from Martin, who was elected in 2010 and is the first Republican elected to that seat since the 1960s.


Today's EDR covers rescued down-ticket election diaries published between noon on October 4th till noon on October 5th. This edition of Election Diary Rescue includes the following gems dug up by our miners.

Diaries: (14)
Senate: (6) posts, (4) states
House: (3) posts, (3) states, (3) districts
Various: (1)
State: (1)
General: (3)


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Senate

[AZ-Sen] Carmona and Flake agree to 3 debates by ThatPoshGirl - Diarist reports that Dr. Richard Carmona (D) and Rep. Jeff Flake (R) have agreed to three one-hour debates in the race for the seat left by Senator Jon Kyl (R), who is retiring.

[CT-Sen] CT-Sen: Quinnipac Has Chris Murphy (D) & Linda McMahon (R) Tied by poopdogcomedy - This race is looking ever closer.

[MO-Sen] In '05 and '08, Todd Akin Entered American History Lies in the Congressional Record by Troutfishing - Todd Akin has been busy re-writing American History during his years in Congress, based on the historical fictions of Barton about the "Christian Nation."

[MO-Sen] MO-Sen: Should Gov. Jay Nixon (D) Run For Senate in 2016? by poopdogcomedy - PPP's latest poll shows Democratic Governor Jay Nixon cruising to victory in his bid for re-election this year.

[MO-Sen] Todd Akin is An Empty Suit: His Wife is Behind His Looney Behavior by Dexter Louis - Akin (R) may have a hidden impetus behind some of his more ludicrous pronouncements, especially on women's issues. Claire McCaskill (D) is the incumbent and his opponent in November.

[WI-Sen] Even Wisconsin Press Wonders "Where's Tommy Thompson" by Puddytat - Diarist reports that even the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is asking where former Governor Tommy Thompson (R) is these days. Thompson's opponent is Tammy Baldwin (D), who has been campaigning extensively for the open seat vacated by retiring Senator Herb Kohl (D).


House

[IA-04] NY Times: Tough Test for Tea Party Favorite Steve King by blue denim - Republican nut-case Steve King isn't getting much love from his constituents as Democratic challenger Christie Vilsack has brought the race up to tossup territory.

[NH-01] Congressman Guinta Is Not As Manly As These Men by NH LABOR NEWS - Diarist offers a New Hampshire video attacking incumbent Frank Guinta's (R-Teabagger) assault on women's rights and Planned Parenthood. Carol Shea-Porter (D) is his opponent in the NH-01 race.

[NM-02] VIDEO: GOP Caught Training Poll Challengers in Illegal Voter Suppression Tactics by eXtina - An undercover video recorded by ProgressNow New Mexico shows the Republican Party training poll challengers in illegal tactics that could potentially restrict the voting rights of 1 in 8 New Mexicans in November. 2nd CD incumbent Steve Pearce (R) claims that despite illegality, this voter suppression is intended to ensure Republican dominance in New Mexico. Evelyn Madrid Erhard (D) is his challenger.


Various:

[Var-Polling] Daily Kos Elections Polling Wrap: Earliest post-debate polling hints at minimal boost for Romney by Steve Singiser - Last night's Wrap, as luck would have it, came out on Daily Kos Elections a half-hour after the combatants shook hands and feigned mutual respect in the hall in Denver. And, of course, that became 99 percent of the discussion in the comments section of the Wednesday Polling Wrap. To say there was a lack of consensus in the commentary would be one hell of an understatement.


State:

[ME-St Sen, Dist.-25] Democratic Maine politician under GOP attack for World of Warcraft participaton by Horace Boothroyd III - The Maine GOP is attacking Colleen Lachowicz (D), who is running against incumbent state Sen. Tom Martin (R), for her participation in the online role-playing game World of Warcraft. The Democrats want to take that seat back from Martin, who was elected in 2010 and is the first Republican elected to that seat since the 1960s.


General

Denver Post: CO DA investigating Strategic Allied Partners as SOS wails about phantom registrations by RWN - The election fraud perpetrated by Strategic Allied Consulting in several states now has the District Attorney for Colorado's 18th Judicial District investigating, while Colorado Ethics Watch requested all communications between SAC and CO Secretary of State Gessler on the issue of the heavy-handed voter purge.

Iowa Early Voting Update, Oct. 5th, 2012 by FightingRegistrar - Diarist lays out the latest ballot counts in Iowa, still showing Democratic voters weighing in strongly.

(UPDATE2) BREAKING: CO DA in Araphoe County CO re Strategic Allied Consulting Criminal Investigation by RWN - A CO Springs Gazette political reporter told the diarist that the CO Secretary of State has made a formal referral to the 18th Judicial Branch (Arapahoe County) regarding Strategic Allied Consulting, a voter registration firm that worked with the Colorado Republican Party.


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