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The following diaries are examples of this week's Election Diary Rescue. This post features a collection of 32 diaries.

(NH-Sen) Sununu: Scott Brown 'Virtually Born' In New Hampshire. Huh? by Retroactive Genius  — Scott "Beefcake" Brown (R) never had any credibility as a potential senator for the Granite State. Now, in a bid to strengthen his credentials as a redneck surrealist, Brown has called on the toad-like misogynist John Sununu to shred any credibility remaining and then urinate on it from a great height.

(OH-08) Teabagger challenger accuses Boehner of "Electile Dysfunction" by peterfallow — In the "you can't make this up" category, Boehner's primary challenger, J.D. Winteregg, has made a video accusing Boehner of suffering electile dysfunction.

(OR-Jackson County Sheriff) Dirty Politics, Southern Oregon Style by IvoryWine — Diarist is treasurer for Bob Sergi's campaign for sheriff of Jackson County, Oregon. The dirty tactics from the incumbent are flying, and here's the lowdown.

How gerrymandering has helped turn legislative elections into coronations by Steve Singiser — Competition is the ultimate accountability in politics. When it diminishes, the consequences can be profound. The diarist illustrates how the lack of competition in races at the state legislative level negatively affects our democracy.


This is the 15th weekly edition of Election Diary Rescue. It covers rescued down-ticket election diaries published from Sunday, April 6, through Saturday, April 12. We hope you enjoy the following gems dug up by our dedicated team of miners.

Diaries: (32)
Senate: (12) posts (7) states
House: (5) posts (4) states
State and more: (12)
General: (3)

Please check below the fold for more gems.

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(AK-Sen) This is HOW Dems should run on Obamacare by jamess — Democratic incumbent Sen. Mark Begich of Alaska is taking an unusual approach to Obamacare—he's embracing it. See his latest ad here.

(CO-Sen) CO-Sen: Cory's buddy, The Broe Companies. Seriously. That's The Name. You Heard Of 'Em? by Cadillac64 — Making busy work, the diarist took the time to scratch one item off a fun to-do-list ... check GOP candidate for Senate's Cory Gardner's Open Secrets campaign donation listing. Every time Cory Gardner starts speechifying about how he works for and understands the independent and small scale farmer or rancher or hunter of the great state of Colorado, we shouldall to be able to point out who he really stands for and who he invites to his table. Mark Udall (D) for Congress link inside the diary to help Senator Udall retain this seat.

(GA-Sen) Sarah Palin makes her pick in crazy Georgia Senate race by Hunter — Sarah Palin has endorsed former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel, who nearly killed off the Komen Foundation, in the Georgia Senate race. Handel is running in a crowded field of batshit insane people…

(NC-Sen) North Carolina Senate candidate Greg Brannon is what's wrong with the Republican Party by Hunter — The crazy is thick on the Republican side with the primary approaching fast. Greg Brannon's going for the gold.

(NH-Sen) Sununu: Scott Brown 'Virtually Born' In New Hampshire. Huh? by Retroactive Genius — Scott "Beefcake" Brown (R) never had any credibility as a potential senator for the Granite State. Now, in a bid to strengthen his credentials as a redneck surrealist, Brown has called on the toad-like misogynist John Sununu to shred any credibility remaining and then urinate on it from a great height.

(NH-Sen) I'm Sorry, This Guy's a F'ing Joke by Crashing Vor — I read Sununununununu's comment at the Scott Brown kickoff and just had to do what I do in such circumstances. Video inside.

(NH-Sen) New Hampshire senate race 2014 by plf515 —In his continuing series, the diarist now takes a look at the New Hampshire senate race.

(SD-Sen) South Dakota senate race 2014 by plf515— This is an entry in an ongoing series by the diarist gathering information about competitive senate races.

(SD-Sen) Johnny Cash Hits the Campaign Trail in South Dakota Senate Race by Michael Lux — Diarist has a video of Rick Weiland (D) in the US Senate primary race.

(TX-Sen) TX-Sen: Could John Cornyn be vulnerable? by TDDVandy — Diarist ask questions and shows reason behind their thought of incumbent John Cornyn (R) troubles for re-election in the Texas U.S. Senate race with David Alameel (D).

(Sen-Var) Stephen Wolf's US Senate Race Ratings 04/2014 with Interactive Map by Stephen Wolf — This diary is my second quarterly update on race ratings for the U.S. Senate elections in 2014. With a handful of special elections taking place, there will now be 36 separate elections in 34 different states this year for the Class II senate seats.

(Sen-Var) StephenCLE's 2014 Senate Baseline by StephenCLE — Diarist offers up his final Senate prognostications for 2014, and explains the picks, state by state.




House - 5


(AZ-04) Meet Mikel Weisser, AZ-04's Democratic Candidate by The Klute — Link to podcast of diarist's interview with Mikel Weisser, Democratic candidate who will face Teabagger incumbent Paul Gosar in November.

(CA-33) Progressive Ticket Vote: CA-33 by pierre9045 — Another in an ongoing series asking Daily Kos readers to pick the best progressive candidate in various races. This time, there's no discussion of the actual candidates, just links and a poll.

(CA-33) CA-33; a record breaking and highly visible district by Shockwave — Diarist gives the lowdown on the five candidates that he believes have the best chance of prevailing in retiring Henry Waxman's progressive district.

(OH-08) Teabagger challenger accuses Boehner of "Electile Dysfunction" by peterfallow — In the "you can't make this shit up," Boehner's primary challenger, J.D. Winteregg, has made a video accusing Boehner of suffering electile dysfunction.

(PA-12) 5 Reasons Dems Will Win House in 2014 by Reinvented Daddy — With gerrymandering screwing over Pennsylvania and many other states, Democrats who live in safe districts—safe D as well as safe R—need to pour cash and muscle into purple districts. Erin McClelland's campaign in PA-12 would be a great place to start.




State, local and more - 12


(CA-Mountain View City Council) Diary of a Candidate for City Council: Roadblock by BayAreaKen — Diary #7 in the series. The diarist/candidate hits a snag on "outside business interest" [OBI] technicalities, may have to withdraw. Or not, if the local business community can find a solution.

(FL-Gov) Survey USA poll: Charlie Crist 46%, Rick Scott 41% by saintpetersblog — With 29 weeks until votes are counted in Florida, incumbent Republican Gov. Rick Scott is trailing Democratic challenger Charlie Crist, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted for WFLA-TV. The poll shows Scott at 41 percent and Crist at 46 percent.

(FL-Gov) NICE!! Charlie Crist Drops the Mike On Rick Scott Lackey (video) by SemDem — Rather than face the public and press himself, Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) sent his Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Antera to rebut Charlie Crist (D), and he wasn't up to the job.

(FL-Gov) When Florida Democrats Attack by Leslie123 — Diarist talks about the "lesser of evils" offered by Charlie Crist (D) in comparison to Rick Scott (R), and why so far Crist hasn't earned her vote.

(KS-Gen) A tale of Political Bravery and Political Cowardice on a Saturday in Kansas by tmservo433 — Diarist takes us into the constituent meetings Kansas state legislators are having.

(NM-Gov) Oh! Susana (Martinez)! by newmexicobear — Highlights from the recent Mother Jones article on New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez (R). Martinez' Democratic opponent will be chosen in the June 3 primary.

(OR-Jackson County Sheriff) Dirty Politics, Southern Oregon Style by IvoryWine — Diarist is treasurer for Bob Sergi's campaign for sheriff of Jackson County, Oregon. The dirty tactics from the incumbent are flying, here's the lowdown.

(SC-Gen) Fake Democrats and Funky Elections in the 'Insane Asylum' of South Carolina by regroce — Diarist describes the nuttiness in South Carolina's primaries as fake Democrats try to suck up votes and prevent any real Democrats from possibly being elected.

(TX-Gov) TX-Gov: 55,559 Doors in 48 Hours for Wendy Davis by nomandates — An excellent diary regarding Wendy Davis’ numbers last week. The diary is well worth a read, so it is being refreshed for this week’s EDR.

(WA-Ballot Initiative) Ballot Initiative Filed! The Fight for Fifteen Starts Playing Hardball in Seattle. by jpmassar — The Rubicon has been crossed, the gauntlet thrown down. The Seattle group 15Now has submitted a charter amendment for a $15 minimum wage.

(WI-Gov) 3 years after Act 10 - Wisconsin's job growth lags under Walker by Jake formerly of the LP — Diarist breaks the most recent monthly jobs stats down to point out that job growth in the state is in spite of Scott Walker's policies (as his campaign claims) not because of them.




General - 3


Rude Polls for California Dems by joseph — It appears from two recent polls that the three or four Democratic scandals in the California legislature are having a frosty effect on the state's status as a Democratic stronghold.

How gerrymandering has helped turn legislative elections into coronations by Steve Singiser — Competition is the ultimate accountability in politics. When it diminishes, the consequences can be profound. The diarist illustrates how the lack of competition in races at the state legislative level negatively affects our democracy.

Here come the positive campaign ads. Wait, what? by Hunter — Our political irony sharpshooter takes aim at the "super PACs" who get to "borrow" positive images of candidates directly from their campaigns, and use them for their totally uncoordinated ads for those very candidates, run without spending limits.

Originally posted to Daily Kos Elections on Mon Apr 21, 2014 at 01:01 PM PDT.

Also republished by Election Diary Rescues and Daily Kos.

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