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Samples of Today's 32 Diary Collection:

[VA-Sen] George Allen dodges NPR by Bugsydarlin - The NPR Political Junkie segment Wednesday focused on the Virginia senate race, but George "Macaca" Allen (R) was MIA. Tom Davis tried to explain the "macaca" comment, Tim Kaine (D) was present for the Q&A.

[IL-08] Attack On Tammy Duckworth's Dress Pick Backfires On America's Biggest Douchebag by Retroactive Genius - Poor, clueless, soon-to-be-unemployed Joe Walsh seriously misjudged the audience at Tuesday night's debate. Help Dem Tammy Duckworth give Walsh his walking papers.

[WA-I-502] Sanity Is Contagious: Should Employers Support WA I-502 to Legalize Marijuana? by Donkey Underpants - I502, legalizing marijuana, just may get passed in Washington. this diarist addresses how it could impact employer's and employee's rights regarding workplace drug and alcohol policies.


Today's EDR covers rescued down-ticket election diaries published between noon on October 10th till noon on October 11th. This edition of Election Diary Rescue includes the following gems dug up by our miners.

Diaries: (32)
Senate: (8) posts, (6) states
House: (8) posts, (5) states, (6) Districts plus various
State: (3)
Various: (1)
Ballot Initiatives: (3)
General: (9)


More diaries and information about this project beneath the
Orange Squiggle of Down-Ticket Power

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Senate

[MA-Sen] Elizabeth Warren Pummels Scott Brown in Debate by Scarce - Diarist covers the Massachusetts Senate debate between Elizabeth Warren (D) and Incumbent Scott Brown (R).

[MA-Sen] Scott Brown takes a hard-right turn in Senate debate by Joan McCarter - Diarist covers the Massachusetts Senate Debate between Elizaabeth Warren (D) and incumbent Scott Brown (R).

[MO-Sen] The McCaskill Ads That Will Ruin Todd Akin's Day by durrati - Diarist has 3 new ads for the Missouri Senate Race between Incumbent Claire McCaskill (D) and Todd Akins (R).

[MT-Sen] MT-Sen: PPP Continues To Show Senator Jon Tester (D) With A 2 Point Lead Over Denny Rehberg (R) by poopdogcomedy - Diarist Covers the Montana Senate race between Incumbent Jon Tester (D) and Denny Rehberg (R).

[OH-Sen] Hitting Josh Mandel With Comedy by CB in the OH - A northeast Ohio comedian eviscerates Republican Senate candidate Josh Mandel through a fake "outtakes" video. Mandel is challenging Democrat Sen. Sherrod Brown.

[OH-Sen] Josh Mandel slips, Sen. Sherrod Brown poised to push Ohio over for Democrats by Joan McCarter - The Youngstown Vindicator has given Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown is full endorsement, and shellacked his opponent, Josh Mandel.

[PA-Sen] PA-Sen: Susquehanna Poll Oversamples Old Voters To Skew The Race In Tea Party Tom Smith's (R) Favor by poopdogcomedy - Diarist questions the poll numbers. ActBlue link for Bob Casey included.

[VA-Sen] George Allen dodges NPR by Bugsydarlin - The NPR Political Junkie segment Wednesday focused on the Virginia senate race, but George "Macaca" Allen (R) was MIA. Tom Davis tried to explain the "macaca" comment, Tim Kaine (D) was present for the Q&A.


House

[IL-08] Attack On Tammy Duckworth's Dress Pick Backfires On America's Biggest Douchebag by Retroactive Genius - Poor, clueless, soon-to-be-unemployed Joe Walsh seriously misjudged the audience at Tuesday night's debate. Help Dem Tammy Duckworth give Walsh his walking papers.

[IL-13] Rodney Davis sides with climate change conspiracy theorists. Would kill green Jobs. (IL-13) by Willinois - Davis (R) won't take a position on man-made climate change; David Gill (D) is his opponent in November.

[MN-06] Star Tribune won't cover Bachmann conspiracy theory, will bust on her opponent by The Big E - The Minnesota Star Tribune is doing a disservice by not adequately covering Michele Bachmann (R), but has busted her DFL opponent Jim Graves for saying he served on a United Way board rather than on a committee.

[NV-04] $17m judgment against GOP House candidate in NV by aisb23 - Nevada politics guru John Ralston has posted some big news on his blog in the close District 4 congressional race between Democrat Steven Horsford and Republican Danny Tarkanian.

[UT-03] Soledad O'Brien Is the Best Thing To Happen To Journalism (UPDATE X2) by therehastobeaway - Jason Chaffetz (R) gets his ass handed to him by Soledad O’brien.  Søren Simonsen (D) is working on sending him packing.

[WI-01] WI-01: What Has Paul Ryan Ever Done For You? by PvtJarHead - Ryan (R) doesn't see to the needs of his constituents. Rob Zerban is the Democrat in this race.

[House-Var] Insurers hoping for billions in Medicare profits back Paul Ryan budget supporters by Joan McCarter - Health insurers love the idea of the Romney/Ryan plan to turn Medicare into a voucher system. They love it so much that they are rewarding all of the Republicans who voted for it. List of big recipients and ActBlue link for the Speaker Pelosi Project included.

[House-Var] Gov. Dean needs your help for an astronaut, doctor, and director of a non-profit by Onomastic - Diarist posts an ActBlue fundraising letter for three progressive Dems running for Congress - Jose Hernandez in CA-10, running against Jeff Denham (R); Dr. David Gill in IL-13 against Rodney Davis (R); and Joe Miklosi in CO-06 against Mike Coffman (R).


State:

[AZ-StHouse] Arizona LD 11: Interview With David Joseph by ramara - An interview by Planned Parenthood Advocacy of Arizona with Democrat Dave Joseph, candidate for State Representative LD 11.

[MN-StH 56B] (MN-SH 56B) State House Candidate plays doctor-announces Gov. Dayton is mentally unbalanced w/Video by Intheknow - Diarist offers a video of Roz Peterson (R) claiming during an endorsement campaign speech that the Democratic Governor of Minnesota - Mark Dayton - is "mentally unstable."

[WI-StHouse, MI-Oakland County] "Some Girls Rape Easy" by Brainwrap - A twofer: Wisconsin legislator Roger Rivard criticized over comments he made last year about women who "rape easy." Lisa Brown, the Michigan State Representative who was muzzled by the state GOP-held legislature for daring to utter the word "vagina" in a floor discussion of reproductive legislation, is running for Oakland County Clerk, and could use your support.


Various:

[Var-Polling] Daily Kos Elections Polling Wrap: Pollsters gone wild (plus, is the debate bounce done, or not?) by Steve Singiser - With four weeks left before the election, premature calls on the fate of the election would seem to be just that: awfully premature.


Ballot Initiatives:

[MI-Prop 1 & 2] Bus Tour with teacherken - Michigan & Emergency Managers by teacherken - Info on Prop 1, the emergency financial managers law and Prop 2 to restore collective bargaining to public employees.

[MN-Marriage Amend] (MN-Marraige Amend) The most ironic sign ever by Intheknow - Diarist shares a personal story of the "respect" for marriage in their neighborhood and their hope the amendment might just fail in MN.

[WA-I-502] Sanity Is Contagious: Should Employers Support WA I-502 to Legalize Marijuana? by Donkey Underpants - I502, legalizing marijuana, just may get passed in Washington. this diarist addresses how it could impact employer's and employee's rights regarding workplace drug and alcohol policies.


General:

Dems push in-person absentee voting in FL & have narrowed the absentee ballot gap by distraught - Despite Republicans cutting early voting in Florida, Democrats have been steadily weighing in to the early absentee ballot count and will narrow the gap in coming days.

Federal court panel 'pre-clears' South Carolina voter-ID law, but not for this year's election by Meteor Blades - An explanation of South Carolina's Voter ID law which will take effect in 2013.

Iowa and Ohio Early Voting Update, 10/11/12 by FightingRegistrar - Diarist offers the latest absentee ballot requests and returns in both Iowa and Ohio, broken down into Dems, Reps, Indys and 'other'.

Minority voters by lighttheway - Diarist has an interesting way to get Minority voters votes to be counted.

More Election Fraud Found in Florida Panhandle by Zwoof - The Supervisor of Elections in Florida says her office started receiving suspicious forms two weeks ago from Okaloosa County. Yet again, Strategic Allied Consulting is implicated.

Preventing the Republican Takeover by Participatory Democracy and Public Education - What will happen if Republicans take control of the US Senate? What will happen to public education?

Thomas Roberts Takes RNC Spox DOWN on Voter Suppression by Vyan - This is truly a beautiful thing to see as Thomas Roberts of MSNBC took RNC Spokesman Sean Spicer down Point by Point on the issue of the Republican efforts at widespread Voter Suppression.

Utah Voter Purge Follow-Up (with call-out) by Words In Action - A resident of Salt Lake County has been actively involved in following and researching the announcement of a purge of 76,000 voters in Utah.

What Do You Say to Friends Who Won't Vote, or Vote Third Party? by Dracowyrm - Diarist lists the standard excuses people use for not participating in the election of the country's leaders, and offers well thought-out responses for each of them.


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

EDR has rescued 869 Election Diaries since September 1, 2012.

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Originally posted to Daily Kos Elections on Thu Oct 11, 2012 at 03:00 PM PDT.

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