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The following diaries are examples of this week's Election Diary Rescue. This post features a collection of 37 diaries.

(MT-Sen) Citizens United: I'll Work Beyond a Sound Bite by Dirk Adams - Dirk Adams, a Montana rancher and Democrat running to be the next U.S. senator from Montana, talks about Citizens United, "taking the political system back from big money is critical…" Link to the Dirk Adams for Senate campaign website inside the diary.

(FL-09) Nick Ruiz invites Alan Grayson to televised June debate forum at UCF & VCC by NRIII - Nick Ruiz (D-FL), who is in a Democratic primary election versus Alan Grayson (D-FL) on August 26, 2014, today invited Mr. Grayson to a televised Democratic Congressional Primary debate forum in the first week of June 2014 hosted by the University of Central Florida and Valencia Community College at the UCF/VCC Osceola campus in Florida’s Congressional District 9.

(CA-OrangeCoDA) I'm About to Pay My Filing Fee with My Rent Money by Seneca Doane - Diarist Greg Diamond, a.k.a. Seneca Doane, has determined to run for District Attorney in Orange County against Tony Rackauckas, current OC DA who blew the Kelly Thomas murder trial. Links and reasons to help our fellow Kossack.

Former VP has a way for Democrats to win those close races in 2014 & 2016 by Lefty Coaster - I saw this suggestion in a news item. It comes from Al Gore, who Republicans still revile with a passion. Perhaps the Republicans were right to fear him. Because Al Gore has a suggestion for how the Democratic Party can tip the 2014 midterm elections in our favor. Make Climate Science the centerpiece of the Democratic Party's 2014 campaign.


This is the 8th weekly edition of Election Diary Rescue. It covers rescued down-ticket election diaries published from Sunday, 2/16/14 through Saturday, 2/22/14. We hope you enjoy the following gems dug up by our dedicated team of miners.

Diaries: (37)
Senate: (12) posts (10) states
House: (6) posts (3) states (5) districts
State and more: (11)
General: (8)


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Senate - 12


(AK-Sen) AK-Sen: Mark Begich (D), "It's time to pay back Native Americans" by poopdogcomedy - Sen. Mark Begich (D) calls for expedited action on over $2 billion in accumulated underpayments for social services administered by Native American agencies.

(AR-Sen) Arkansas senator campaigns on one minimum wage increase while opposing another by Laura Clawson - Arkansas Senator Mark Pryor (R) started an on-line petition to support a state minimum wage increase to all of $8.50 by 2017, but is opposing a bill raising the federal minimum to $10.10 as "too much, too fast."

(CO-Sen) CO-Sen: Mark Udall (D) Wastes No Time Going After Cory Gardner (R) by poopdogcomedy - Sen. Mark Udall (D) picks up another Tea Party challenger, Rep. Cory Gardner.

(GA-Sen) GA- Sen: Meet US Senator Branko Radulovacki at Whitefield County Democrats Meeting Mar 4th by BoxMachine - With about two months until the May 2014, Democratic Candidate Branko Radulovacki is still in the race and is not deterred by the continued attention devoted to the "presumptive Democratic Nominee" for U.S. Senate in Georgia, Michelle Nunn.

(GA-Sen) GA-SEN: Meet Democratic Candidate Branko Radulovacki in Hinesville & Peachtree City Mar 5 & 6 by BoxMachine - Campaign events for Democratic candidate for US Senate, Branko Radulovacki, as well as an interview and video of him fired up at the recent Georgia Municipal Association Mayors' Day Conference.

(GA-Sen) GA-SEN: Meet Democratic Candidate Branko Radulovacki Today in Dallas, GA at 6:30 pm by BoxMachine - Heads-up on another meet and greet with Democratic candidate Branko Radulovacki in his quest for the nomination.

(KY-Sen) KY-Sen: Tea Party Blames McConnell (R) For Judge Advancing Marriage Equality In KY by poopdogcomedy - Mitch McConnell (R) is being hit not only by Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) but by the Tea Party favorite Matt Bevin (R).

(PA-Sen) PA-Sen: Joe Sestak (D) Highlights Pat Toomey's (R) Hypocrisy On LGBT Discrimination by poopdogcomedy - Tea Party Senator Pat Toomey (R) voted in support of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), but former congressman and decorated Admiral Joe Sestak (D) recently highlighted Toomey's latest clueless comments regarding such discrimination.

(ME-Sen) ME-Sen: Shenna Bellows is all over the news by RandomNonviolence - Diarist offers cites from The Hill, US News and World Report, Time and WCSH Portland about Bellows' campaign for U.S. Senate.

(MI-Sen) Michigan Senate candidate embraced Mitt Romney's auto bankruptcy plan by Laura Clawson - Gary Peters (D) and other Democrats are expected to draw attention to Terri Lynn Land's position on the 2009 auto rescue. Having embraced Mitt Romney's disastrous plan after President Obama's plan had shown success does not seem like a recipe for a Senate candidate in Michigan to have success of her own.

(MT-Sen) Citizens United: I'll Work Beyond a Sound Bite by Dirk Adams - Dirk Adams, a Montana rancher and Democrat running to be the next U.S. senator from Montana, talks about Citizens United, "taking the political system back from big money is critical…" Link to the Dirk Adams for Senate campaign website inside the diary.

(WV-Sen) WV-Sen: Natalie Tennant (D) Slams Shelley Moore Capito (R) For Continuously Voting Against Equal Pay by poopdogcomedy - Letter from Tennant's campaign to Capito on the issue of equal pay for women in the work force.




House - 6


(CO-04) CO-04: Interview with Democratic Congressional Candidate Vic Meyers by BoxMachine - An interview with Democratic candidate Vic Meyers, running for the open seat in CO-04. Topics include sentencing reform, Social Security, immigration, the Keystone XL pipeline, and other issues.

(FL-09) Nick Ruiz invites Alan Grayson to televised June debate forum at UCF & VCC by NRIII - Nick Ruiz (D-FL), who is in a Democratic primary election versus Alan Grayson (D-FL) on August 26, 2014, today invited Mr. Grayson to a televised Democratic Congressional Primary debate forum in the first week of June 2014 hosted by the University of Central Florida and Valencia Community College at the UCF/VCC Osceola campus in Florida’s Congressional District 9.

(FL-13) Florida Candidate promises Obamacare repeal, despite opposition of supporters by Joan McCarter - David Jolly (R), the Republican Candidate to fill the late C.W. "Bill" Young's seat in Florida's 13th district is fully committed to repealing Obamacare, even though seniors among his constituents don't like the idea. Alex Sink is the Democratic candidate.

(PA-08) Crucial purple House district is heating up: PA-8, and why Shaughnessy Naughton (D) is rising by ERdoc in PA - This district offers a clear progressive choice in Shaughnessy Naughton, now showing a lead over DCCC candidate Kevin Strouse (D) to take on Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (R).

(PA-13) PA-13: New GOTV Opportunities To Help Daylin Leach (D) Win The Primary by poopdogcomedy - If you love Pennsylvania's Liberal Lion, State Senator Daylin Leach and want to help him win this crowded primary, diarist lists some opportunities to do so.

(Var-House) DCCC's Red-to-Blue Analysis (Part 1 of 2) by Trosk - Diarist provides analysis of the DCCC's Red to Blue picks.




State, local and more - 11


(CA- OrangeCoDA) I'm Running Against the DA Who Blew the Kelly Thomas Murder Trial by Seneca Doane - A Kossack announces his run for DA of Orange County California.

(CA-OrangeCoDA) I'm About to Pay My Filing Fee with My Rent Money by Seneca Doane - Diarist Greg Diamond, a.k.a. Seneca Doane, has determined to run for District Attorney in Orange County against Tony Rackauckas, current OC DA who blew the Kelly Thomas murder trial. Links and reasons to help our fellow Kossack.

CA-Mountain View City Council Diary of a City Council Candidate: Building Support Edition by BayAreaKen. The diarist provides informative discussion of early steps in preparation for a run for local office. Part of an ongoing series.

(FL-Gov) WINNERS! List of Anti-Rick Scott Bumper Sticker Slogans by SemDem - Diarist has a list of bumpersticker slogans for Incumbent Gov Rick Scott of Florida in his race with Charlie Crist (D).

(IA-Gov) Meet A.J. Balukoff,Candidate for Governor of Idaho by The Book Bear – A. J. Balukoff (D), businessman and President of the Boise School District Board of Trustees is the only declared Democratic candidate to date to challenge the incumbent Butch Otter (R) for Governor of Idaho.

(RI-Gov) RI-Gov: Angel Taveras (D) Calls On Fellow Candidates To Sign The People's Pledge by poopdogcomedy - Letter from Taveras (D) about election funding well worth reading.

(SC-Gov) SC-Gov: Check Out Vincent Sheehen's (D) Ad Calling Out The RGA's Hypocrisy On Medicaid Expansion by poopdogcomedy - South Carolina Democratic candidate for governor highlights the hypocrisy of the attack ads from the Republican Governors' Association criticizing his support for Medicaid expansion by pointing out Gov. Chris Christie did the same exact thing.

(TX-Gov) TX Polls: Wendy Davis In - Obamacare Out (It's All Over The Place) by Leslie Salzillo - State Sen. Wendy Davis cruises to victory in the Democratic primary for Texas governor over political newcomer Ray Madrigal.

(TX-St. Sen. Dist. 25) Ready to fight: "Bring It On!!" by BooneForTexas - New Kossack Daniel Boone (D) is taking on republican incumbent Donna Campbell who in 2013 won a “Courageous Conservative” award.  Check out his diary to find out more.

(WI-Gov) WisGOP, Walker campaign and Politifact can't handle Mary Burke's ad by Jake formerly of the LP - Mary Burke has emerged with her first major TV ad of the 2014 campaign for governor, and the Wisconsin GOP is complaining about it deceptive data, which they wish to be their own exclusive tactic.

(Var-Gov) MoveOn targets Republican Governors who decline Obamacare's Medicaid Expansion (poll) by HoundDog - It's about time. I discovered this article announcing MoveOn Launches Campaign Targeting Republicans Over Obamacare Medicaid Expansion. Yes, it's about time.




General - 8


DCCC names 35 competitive races to the first round of its 'Red to Blue' program for 2014 by David Nir - DKos elections analyst offers a look at the races the DCCC has chosen for this year's promotions.

Former VP has a way for Democrats to win those close races in 2014 & 2016 by Lefty Coaster - I saw this suggestion in a news item. It comes from Al Gore, who Republicans still revile with a passion. Perhaps the Republicans were right to fear him. Because Al Gore has a suggestion for how the Democratic Party can tip the 2014 midterm elections in our favor. Make Climate Science the centerpiece of the Democratic Party's 2014 campaign.

hide breakdown of upcoming Senate primaries by doomvox - The electoral-vote.com website currently has a very thorough breakdown of what's going on with the Senate primaries, including dates of States with upcoming primaries, and write-ups of all the places where the primary is likely to matter.

Minnesota Democrats outdraw Republicans at precinct caucuses by ericf – Encouraged by Democratic turnout at the recent party caucuses, the diarist is optimistic about the Dems chances to win all statewide offices this year.

Colorado Caucuses tomorrow night by ColoTim - The diarist reminds us of the importance of caucus participation.

Anti-Tea Strategy: Blue Voting in Red State Primaries by Wilburhorse - Diarist opines on whether Democrats should crossover in primaries to keep Tea Party candidates from getting a larger hold on the Republican party. Good discussion in the comments.

Democrats still struggling over how to win back white men by Hunter - It does seem clear that to appeal to that now-minority group "working class white men of average education", the party needs to appeal to their economic interests. There's no major subsection of the American public that has ever been impressed by fairness to groups other than their own, and certainly not during dark economic times.

Connect * Unite * Act * Do You Live in Nashville, TN? Event 3/8! +Q: What Do You Consider Art? by navajo - Listing of upcoming Kossack events.  A great way to get involved with Kossacks in your area.

Originally posted to Daily Kos Elections on Mon Mar 10, 2014 at 01:23 PM PDT.

Also republished by Election Diary Rescues and Daily Kos.

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