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Samples of Today's 35 Diary Collection:

[MO-Sen] Doorknocking for Claire in SW MO by showmeblue2012 - A first-time canvasser shares the experience of campaigning door-to-door for Democrats Sen. Claire McCaskill and 4th CD candidate Teresa Hensley.

[IL-13] Funny video busts out Rodney Davis' amnesia about years as political insider (IL-13) by Willinois - There's a new video on YouTube that starts out with Republican Congressional candidate Rodney Davis saying it's absurd for people to call him a Washington insider. It then details his years as a political operative close to the Republican Washington establishment, cleverly set to the music of "You're My Best Friend" by Queen.

[CA-Prop 37] (CA Prop 37-Label GMOs) Genetic Roulette- The Gamble of Our Lives: FREE viewing until October 17th by FinchJ - A video in support of Califonia's Proposition 37, which would mandate labeling of genetically modified food.


Today's EDR covers rescued down-ticket election diaries published between noon on October 15th till noon on October 16th. This edition of Election Diary Rescue includes the following gems dug up by our miners.

Diaries: (35)
Senate: (13) posts, (6) states
House: (7) posts, (4) states, (4) districts
State: (1)
Ballot Initiatives: (4)
Various: (4)
General: (6)


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Orange Squiggle of Down-Ticket Power

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Senate

[CT-Sen] CT-Sen: Linda McMahon tries to thread the needle, misses by a mile! by Oliver Tiger - Diarist writes about McMahon's statement to the Hartford Courant that Catholic hospitals shouldn't be required to dispense emergency contraception to rape victims.

[CT-Sen] Linda McMahon says hospitals should be able to deny emergency contraception to rape victims by Joan McCarter - The only thing about McMahon that's pro-choice is that she thinks anti-choicers should be able to make the choice to deny women health care. ActBlue link for Democrat Chris Murphy included.

[IN-Sen] IN-Sen: 1st debate Joe Donnelly, Richard Mourdock and Andrew Horning liveblog and open. By pistilSO - Diarist provides a detailed account of yesterday's debate.

[MA-Sen] Boston Globe calls out Scott Brown's lie about Elizabeth Warren by MethuenProgressive - You might be asking yourself "which lie?" This time it's Brown (R) abusing a quote from the Globe to claim Warren (D) was acting against the interests of asbestos victims.

[MA-Sen] Elizabeth Warren has monster grassroots fundraising quarter, Wall Street steps up for Brown by Joan McCarter - Elizabeth Warren (D) has raised nearly half of her campaign funds from small donors, more than twice the percentage of Scott Brown (R).

[MA-Sen] Elizabeth Warren Raises a Staggering $12.1 Million in Third Quarter for Massachusetts Senate Race by HoundDog - An astonishingly successful fund-raising campaign in the race against Scott Brown (R) to recapture the seat once held by Senator Ted Kennedy.

[MA-Sen] Getting psyched for Elizabeth Warren GOTV!!! by abs0628 - A diarist's story of volunteering for Warren (D), running against Scott Brown (R).

[MO-Sen] Doorknocking for Claire in SW MO by showmeblue2012 - A first-time canvasser shares the experience of campaigning door-to-door for Democrats Sen. Claire McCaskill and 4th CD candidate Teresa Hensley.

[MO-Sen] Todd Akin's on a mission from God by Kaili Joy Gray - Akin (R) is matched by his supporters in craziness. Claire McCaskill (D) is the incumbent and his opponent.

[MO-Sen] Todd Akin, the Duggar Freakshow and Rape Babies by Dexter Louis - The very same Duggar Family Freak Show that endorsed Rick Santorum in January is out pimping Missouri's own Todd Akin for Senator. Please let their "fifteen minutes" be up now.

[PA-Sen] PA-Sen: Two Very Contrasting Polls In One Day by poopdogcomedy - Which poll to believe? ActBlue link for Bob Casey (D) included.

[WI-Sen] The missing apology in Jason Thompson's apology by Joan McCarter - The Tommy Thompson for Senate campaign hit yet another speed bump when Thompson's son went birther at an RNC lunch fundraiser. The younger Thompson's apology is missing focus. ActBlue link for donations to Tammy Baldwin (D).

[WI-Sen] Tommy Thompsons Son Apologizes (to his law firm only) For "Back to Kenya" Remark by Puddytat - Jason Thompson apologized to his law firm Michael Best & Friedrich, where Reince Priebus is a partner, for his racist remark about sending Barack Obama back to Kenya. You bet ya' there's an ActBlue link for Tammy Baldwin included.


House

[CA-49] CA-49: Race between Rep. Darrell Issa and Democrat Jerry Tetalman by pipsorcle - Enough of the anti-Darrell Issa diaries! If you are looking to channel your frustrations into productive use, you might as well donate to and support Democratic candidate running in California's 49th Congressional District, Jerry Tetalman. ActBlue link and a link to volunteer inside.

[IL-13] Funny video busts out Rodney Davis' amnesia about years as political insider (IL-13) by Willinois - There's a new video on YouTube that starts out with Republican Congressional candidate Rodney Davis saying it's absurd for people to call him a Washington insider. It then details his years as a political operative close to the Republican Washington establishment, cleverly set to the music of "You're My Best Friend" by Queen.

[MN-06] Is Michele Bachmann a Sinking Ship? by isabel - Multiple small town newspapers and free shopper pubs in Bachmann's (R) district have come to the conclusion that Jim Graves (D) is the best choice for the region. Link to Graves' ActBlue page included.

[MN-06] Michele Bachmann: Queen of Christian Nationalist History Lies by Troutfishing - Michele Bachmann butchers history once again. Please send Jim Graves some support.

[MN-06] Michele Bachmann's 'family values' hit close to home by Joan McCarter - Michele Bachmann (R) defines 'family values' in a certain way, a way that doesn't necessarily mean caring about her own family. Jim Graves (D) is her opponent.

[MN-06] DCCC enters race against Michele Bachmann by Joan McCarter - Jim Graves (D) is now an official Red To Blue candidate. Bachmann (R) is his opponent.

[OK-01] Tulsa World endorses Democrat John Olson for Congress by ethanthej - Olson receives a boost in his campaign against Jim Bridenstine (R) in this open seat.


State:

[FL-StSen] Lying FL GOP call selves "Progressives" in mailers; suit filed! by Gorette - An Alachua County Republican campaign group calls itself "progressive" but hasn't bothered to file financial reports as required by law before mailing pro-Republican hit pieces against Democratic candidates. State Senator Audrey Gibson (D-Jacksonville) has filed suit.


Ballot Initiatives:

[CA-Prop 30] Proposition 30 by joemarkowitz - Governor Brown put Proposition 30 on the ballot to cut through legislative gridlock that prevents the state from obtaining revenues that would fund popular programs. Diarist clarifies the confusions artificially created by the backers of Proposition 38.

[CA-Prop 37] (CA Prop 37-Label GMOs) Genetic Roulette- The Gamble of Our Lives: FREE viewing until October 17th by FinchJ - A video in support of Califonia's Proposition 37, which would mandate labeling of genetically modified food.

[LA-Co.Measure B] Needed, now: A progressive message against Los Angeles Co. Measure B by ImpeccableLiberalCredentials - This is the 'Safer Sex In the Adult Film Industry Act is being opposed in social media by adult entertainers and needs a progressive frame that will appeal to most voters.

[WA- Ref 74] Nordstrom comes out for marriage equality by Rolandz - Diarist has a story about a retail company standing up for Marriage Equality.


Various:

[Var-Polling] Daily Kos Elections Polling Wrap: A plateau for the 'Romney Bounce'? by Steve Singiser - With about three weeks until election day, and 43 polls in the hopper from this weekend and Monday, we can draw a few very tenuous conclusions about the state of play in the 2012 election cycle: In other words, with just 22 days to go. the only thing certain about the 2012 election cycle is that virtually nothing is for certain.

[MN-Var] MN Repubs Wanted To Get Out The Vote - With Homophobia by Dbug - Diarist offers current state of the Republican Party in Minnesota, which is flat broke and growing weaker by the day. Latest on the Senate contest, the Brodkorb/Koch sex scandal, and the state of the marriage amendment.

[VA-Var] Why the Latino vote may tilt Virginia blue in 201 by LatinoDecisions - Nice list of quotes from various knowledgeable officials on why Latinos far prefer Democrats to Republicans.


General:

Democrats Outraise Republicans $181 Million to $170.4 Million in September by HoundDog - Yay us!!!

Great news from Florida on early voting by peagreen - Diarist reports that Florida Democrats have cut the traditional Republican lead in early mail votes.

Harpers Magazine cover story: "How to Rig an Election" by ivorysteve - The November Harper's Magazine cover story is on the state of America's vote-counting technology, and the role that suspect technology played in the 2010 victories of Scott Brown, Rick Scott, Scott Walker, and Jim DeMint.

Native American Vote Suppression in Montana by scarletraven - Members of three Montana Tribes - Northern, Cheyenne and Crow filed a voting rights lawsuit. They are suing because officials do not plan to provide the three reservations with satellite offices for early voting, which got underway in Montana on October 9 and runs through election day. Please spread this information to garner support.

Unexpected Conversations by Laughing Vergil - A diary to help conservative men understand how women feel about the Republican agenda.

Voter Intimidation and confusion in Ohio by calebfaux - So all pretense is being dropped. In African-American neighborhoods here in Cincinnati and in Cleveland as in other areas of Ohio these billboards have suddenly appeared.


* 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 987 Election Diaries since September 1, 2012.

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Originally posted to Daily Kos Elections on Tue Oct 16, 2012 at 03:00 PM PDT.

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