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Samples of Today's 31 Diary Collection:

[ND-Sen] I voted for the women by Fiddler On A Hot Tin Roof - Given North Dakota's history, the diarist points out that their Electoral College electors won't be voting in the Presidential race, but it's the Senate rate there that matters--and it could be good news there!

[IA-04] Romney Supporter Rep.Steve King"Hurricane Sandy Aid Must Have Strings Attached" by keepemhonest - Republican Congressman Steve King said during his debate with challenger Christie Vilsack (D) that he would not support FEMA money going to states unless there are strings attached to ensure disaster victims spend it "properly."

[MI-Prop 1] 21st Century Intolerable Act -- The Michigan Emergency Manager Law by Hoi Polloi - Nice analogy of the unconstitutional Michigan Emergency Manager Law to the original 1774 Intolerables Act that led directly to the American Revolution. Proposal 1 on the ballot would allow the Tea Party led legislature to draft a new EM law in 2013. Vote NO!


Today's EDR covers rescued down-ticket election diaries published between noon on October 30th till noon on October 31st. This edition of Election Diary Rescue includes the following gems dug up by our miners.

Diaries: (31)
Senate: (7) posts, (7) states
House: (3) posts, (3) states, (3) districts
State: (1)
Ballot Initiatives: (3)
Various: (2)
General: (15)


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Senate

[AZ-Sen] Senators McCain & Kyl blast Carmona for quoting their words by Mother Mags - Diarist covers one of Richard Carmona's adds with McCain & Kyl being the stars.

[IN-Sen] IN-Sen: Joe Donnelly (D) Presents Richard Mourdock's (R) Craziest Hits! by poopdogcomedy - Diarist has Joe Donnelly’s (D) latest ad in the open Indiana Senate race with Richard Mourdock (R).

[MA-Sen] MA SEN: Warren 53-Brown 46 (LV) by Scan - Elizabeth Warren (D) leads Scott Brown (R) by seven in a new poll.

[MN-Sen] MN-Sen Klobuchar (D) trails by 10 by WineRev - Incumbent Dem Senator Amy Klobuchar continues to expand her 'tie' with Some Dude, a.k.a. Kurt Bills (R). Turns out she's trailing by 10 whole percentage points - among Republican voters.

[ND-Sen] I voted for the women by Fiddler On A Hot Tin Roof - Given North Dakota's history, the diarist points out that their Electoral College electors won't be voting in the Presidential race, but it's the Senate race there that matters--and it could be good news there!

[NV-Sen] NV-Sen: Ralston Reports Warns Us Of A Possible Recount by poopdogcomedy - The race between Shelley Berkley (D) and Dean Heller (R) could go to the wire.

[WI-Sen] WI-Sen: Local Conservative Newspaper That Endorsed Romney Endorses Tammy Baldwin (D) For Senate by poopdogcomedy - Ouch.  That's gotta sting for Thompson (R) when the local conservative newspaper accuses you of being an ego maniac and instead endorses a pretty progressive congresswoman over you. ActBlue link for Tammy Baldwin inside.


House

[IA-04] Romney Supporter Rep.Steve King"Hurricane Sandy Aid Must Have Strings Attached" by keepemhonest - Republican Congressman Steve King said during his debate with challenger Christie Vilsack (D) that he would not support FEMA money going to states unless there are strings attached to ensure disaster victims spend it "properly."

[MD-01] Videos: MD-01 La Ferla v Harris 4 and 5 by dadadata - Links to video of interviews with Andy Harris (R) and John LaFerla (D).

[MN-06] Bachmann update MN-06: totally burned at first debate by Bill Prendergast - Partial synopsis of the debate, link to the video, information on phone-banking for Dem Jim Graves and ActBlue link all included.


State:

[CO-StHD-02] Meet Mark Ferrandino, Colorado's House Democratic Leader by DLCC - Video introducing the Colorado State House Democratic Leader talking about his record, background, and why Colorado voters need to support Democratic candidates. He faces T.J. Tyrell (R) and Desiree Mainkranz (L) next Tuesday.


Ballot Initiatives:

[Marriage Equality-Var] The truth behind Frank Schubert's deceptive multi-state anti-equality ad by Scott Wooledge - Now playing in four states: virtually identical ads designed at heading off marriage equality at the ballot box. These ads are merely a retread of the template created to defeat marriage equality in the Proposition 8 ballot referendum of 2008 in California.

[MI-Prop 1] 21st Century Intolerable Act -- The Michigan Emergency Manager Law by Hoi Polloi - Nice analogy of the unconstitutional Michigan Emergency Manager Law to the original 1774 Intolerables Act that led directly to the American Revolution. Proposal 1 on the ballot would allow the Tea Party led legislature to draft a new EM law in 2013. Vote NO!

[MI-Prop 2] Misleading robo-calls in Michigan re Prop 2 by ShoshannaD - Republicans could be up to their old tricks regarding Proposal 2, which would give workers the constitutional right to organize.


Various:

[MN-Var] Senator Amy Klobuchar in Bemidji, and more Northern MN GOTV news by ImpeccableLiberalCredentials - Diarist offers videos and upcoming schedules for DFL candidates in Minnesota for this last weekend.

[Var-Polling] Daily Kos Elections Polling Wrap: The calm after the (Super)storm by Steve Singiser - Sandy stalled more than the political campaigns today (well, one of them, at least). As one might expect, nearly none of them were actually in the field on Monday. Only the SurveyUSA Ohio poll, and a couple of the tracking polls, actually culled new responses as Superstorm Sandy ravaged the eastern half of the United States.


General:

Absentee Ballots in FLA Being Thrown Out by annrose - Diarist reports on one excuse election officials in Florida are using to justify throwing out absentee ballots, most often without notifying the voter. This means that upwards of 20% of cast ballots are never counted.

Black Kos, Tuesday's Chile: Souls to the Polls by Black Kos - Commentary by Black Kos Editor Denise Oliver-Velez on "Souls to the Polls" aka "Operation Lemonade."

California November 2012 predictions by kurykh - Diarist makes predictions for all of California's Congressional Districts and comes out with a net gain for Democrats.

Early Voting in Virginia. by SBParrothead - Diarist trudged off to vote early in Northern Virginia only to find that Virginia "doesn't encourage people to vote," and you've got to log an excuse for absentee voting if you want to vote early. So he thought up a reason and gave it...

Good news in Early Voting from I-4 corridor in Florida by fladem - Long time Kossack Susan S sent a note to the diarist today to check out the numbers in this attachment. We're also killing them in Vote by Mail in Hillsborough. Orange is performing like we are, so not sure where the polling data for the I-4 corridor is coming from. We're beating them in New Tampa!!!

Governor O'Malley extends absentee & early voting in MD (new executive orders) by night cat - Diarist has info on extended voting in Maryland.

Iowa Early Voting Update, 10/31/12 by FightingRegistrar - Halloween update of early voting figures in the state of Iowa.

Leaked Florida GOP Memo: "Democratic turnout machine is cleaning our clock" [Edited: Now with Memo] by TheKF1 - A reporter at WPTV in West Palm Beach, Florida, has gotten his hands on a leaked internal GOP memo showing Team Blue leading the early voting and absentee by a huge margin.

Loudon, VA. by JamieG from MD - Diarist requesting help in Loudon, VA. where there is a desperate need for folks to do canvassing.

NC Early Voting Day 13 Mini-Update by MattTX - The daily data chart on North Carolina early voting statistics, plus links to the entire series.

Nevada Early Voting Update, 10/30/12, part deux by FightingRegistrar - Tuesday's statistics on Nevada early voting ballots.

Orange to Blue roundup, 10/30/2012 by Joan McCarter - Here's your daily Orange to Blue race news. A bunch of our candidates in the northeast and mid-atlantic weathered Hurricane Sandy are now watching calendar days fall away that would have been used to get Democratic voters to the polls. You can help them out.

Please come to Hamilton County. It can make a difference. by calebfaux - Call for phone banking and canvassing volunteers in Hamilton County (Cincinnati) Ohio, last bastion of Republican control in the state.

Right-wing Einhorn Foundation revealed as funder of voter-intimidating billboards in Milwaukee by Meteor Blades - After an outstanding job of detective work, Scot Ross of One Wisconsin Now and the Grio revealed Monday that funding to buy voter-intimidating ads on 85 billboards in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, came from Einhorn Family Foundation, run by patriarch Steve Einhorn.

The other side of GOTV: Who's staying home Tuesday... and who that might help by Oliver Tiger - Diarist has a discussion on GOTV & who might not vote & why.


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