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Karen Handel as a Georgia gubernatorial candidate in 2010.
Georgia Senate candidate Karen Handel is trying to survive Tuesday and advance to the July GOP runoff.
Tuesday brings us our biggest primary night in a long while, with voters in six states going to the polls. Below is our guide to each state arranged by poll closing times. We'll be liveblogging the results at Daily Kos Elections Tuesday night starting at 6:00 PM ET.

Kentucky: Polls close 6:00 PM ET (areas within Eastern time zone) and 7:00 PM ET (areas within Central time zone).

KY-Sen (R): Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's high profile and occasional gestures of bipartisanship earned him some enemies from within his own party and many tea party groups vowed to unseat him in a primary. For a time it appeared that wealthy businessman Matt Bevin could give McConnell a real race.

However, it was never clear that enough Republican primary voters were ready to oust McConnell to give Bevin a shot. Bevin also had his own flaws: He was put on the defensive after it was revealed that he had signed a letter supporting the 2008 TARP bill. Every poll has shown McConnell leading Bevin by a wide margin, and it looks like Bevin has run out of time. The winner of the primary will face Democratic Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, who should have no trouble against her little-known primary opponents.

Head below the fold for more races to watch Tuesday.  

Georgia: Polls close 7:00 PM ET. Note that in any race where no one wins more than 50 percent of the vote, the top two vote-getters will advance to a July 22 runoff.

To help keep track of the many Georgia House primaries, we've included the above interactive map.

GA-Sen (R): Five credible Republicans are competing to succeed retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss, and a runoff is all but assured. Most polls show former Dollar General head David Perdue (who is also a cousin of former Gov. Sonny Perdue) favored to advance to July. However, Perdue did himself no favors a week before the primary when he suggested it might be necessary to raise taxes. Needless to say this is not exactly what Republican primary voters like to hear, and it's possible Perdue's comments could cost him on Tuesday.

It looks like a tight race for the other runoff spot between Rep. Jack Kingston and former Secretary of State and 2010 gubernatorial candidate Karen Handel. Two other congressmen, Phil Gingrey and Paul Broun, are also running. Both of them have a long history of making offensive statements and Democrats would love to face either of them in the general. Unfortunately, while a surprise is certainly possible, polling shows them both missing the runoff. The eventual Republican nominee will face former non-profit CEO Michelle Nunn, who has only token primary opposition in the Democratic primary.

GA-01 (R): Six Republicans are running to succeed Jack Kingston in this reliably red coastal district. Only three of them have spent any real money: state Sen. Buddy Carter; physician Bob Johnson; and venture capitalist John McCallum. A runoff is very likely and it looks like Tuesday will be a contest between the three of them to secure the two available spots. Johnson complicated his chances after he declared he'd "rather see another terrorist attack," than allow the TSA to "indoctrinate" Americans. State Rep. Jeff Chapman is also running, but his fundraising has been close to non-existent and it would be a major surprise if he advanced.    

GA-04 (D): Four-term Rep. Hank Johnson faces a well-known primary challenge from former DeKalb County Sheriff Tom Brown in this heavily Democratic seat. Brown was widely praised after he reformed the very corrupt sheriff's department, and he has attacked Johnson for not securing enough federal money for the district. Johnson has the support of President Obama, which should give him a boost. Johnson and Brown are the only two candidates so (barring an extremely unlikely exact tie) whoever wins the most votes Tuesday will secure the nomination.

GA-10 (R): Seven Republicans are running to succeed Paul Broun in this safely red district. Trucking company owner Michael Collins, who is also the son of former Rep. Mac Collins, has spent the most here. Collins should be favored to advance to a runoff, but winning outright on Tuesday will be tough. State Rep. Donna Sheldon is the only other candidate to spend at least $50,000 and she is probably the best positioned to secure the other runoff spot. Pastor and radio host Jody Hice (who ran in the old Seventh District back in 2010) also may have a shot here.

GA-11 (R): Six Republicans are running for Phil Gingrey's safely Republican seat in Atlanta's northern suburbs. The best known is probably former Rep. Bob Barr, who has returned to the GOP after serving as the Libertarian Party's 2008 presidential nominee. However, Barr's fundraising has been pretty weak and many Republican voters may not appreciate his apostasy. The other main contenders look like state House Majority Whip Ed Lindsey, state Sen. Barry Loudermilk, and businesswoman Tricia Pridemore. This is another crowded race where a July runoff looks very likely.

GA-12 (R): Five Republicans are lining up to try to unseat Democratic Rep. John Barrow in this conservative seat. Businessman and 2012 primary runner-up Rick Allen looks like the frontrunner, though he'll need a lot to go right for him to win the nomination outright. Allen's main opponents look like businessman Eugene Yu and state Rep. Delvis Dutton. Republicans are expected to target Barrow no matter who wins the nomination, but Barrow has proven time and again that he's no pushover.

Pennsylvania: Polls close 8:00 PM ET.

PA-Gov (D): Four Democrats are running for the right to take on the very vulnerable Republican Gov. Tom Corbett. While Rep. Allyson Schwartz and state Treasurer Rob McCord started out as the best-known contenders, businessman and former state Revenue Secretary Tom Wolf quickly changed that. Wolf began spending his considerable wealth on ads early this year and never let up, vaulting him into the lead. Polls show Wolf far ahead of Schwartz, McCord, and former state EPA Secretary Katie McGinty. Unless there's a surprise, Wolf should easily win the nomination on Tuesday.

PA-08 (D): Two Democrats are competing to face Republican Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick. Veteran Kevin Strouse is the preferred choice of most of the Democratic establishment and has outspent businesswoman Shaughnessy Naughton. However, Naughton looks more formidable than initially expected and may be able to pull off an upset. The winner will start out as the underdog against Fitzpatrick, though the district is swingy enough that either Democrat has a chance to unseat him.    

PA-13 (D): Four Democrats are running for this safely blue open seat that includes parts of Philadelphia and its Montgomery County suburbs. Each of the four looks like they have a chance to win. Former Rep. Marjorie Margolies has the support of the Clintons (she is also Chelsea Clinton's mother-in-law) but has been criticized for running a disorganized campaign. Physician Val Arkoosh is wealthy and well funded. State Sen. Daylin Leach, who has been endorsed by Daily Kos, has been appealing to liberal voters and also has plenty of resources. State Rep. Brendan Boyle looks like the most socially conservative of the bunch, but he has the backing of many influential Philadelphia ward leaders and unions. This looks like it will be one of the most exciting and unpredictable races on Tuesday.

Arkansas: Polls close at 8:30 PM ET. Note that in any race where no one wins more than 50 percent of the vote, the top two vote-getters will advance to a June 10 runoff.

AR-02 (R): Three Republicans are running to succeed GOP Rep. Tim Griffin. Banker French Hill quickly outspent state Rep. Ann Clemmer and veteran Conrad Reynolds, and it looks like the nomination is Hill's to lose. The winner will face Democrat and former North Little Rock Mayor Patrick Henry Hays in November.

AR-04 (R): Freshman Republican Rep. Tom Cotton is giving up this seat to run for the Senate. Two Republicans are running: state House Majority Leader Bruce Westerman and businessman Tommy Moll. A recent poll gave Westerman a huge lead over Moll, but Moll had enough money available late in the race to make things interesting. The winner will face Democrat and Clinton-era FEMA Director James Lee Witt.

Idaho: Polls close at 10:00 PM ET (areas within Mountain time zone) and 11:00 PM ET (areas within Pacific time zone).

ID-Gov (R): Republican Gov. Butch Otter won a pretty weak 55 percent in the primary during his 2010 re-election and he faces a credible challenge from state Sen. Russ Fulcher. Fulcher, who has the backing of Rep. Raul Labrador, has been hitting Otter for setting up health-care exchanges. Still, it looks like Fulcher is the clear underdog. Two other Republicans are also running: While they won't win, they helped give us one of the most entertaining political debates ever.  

ID-02 (R): Republican Rep. Mike Simpson's close relationship with Speaker John Boehner and occasional moderation has earned him a challenge from lawyer Bryan Smith. Smith and his allies have portrayed Simpson as insufficiently conservative: Simpson has fired back by calling Smith a trial lawyer, which is not a good label to be stuck within a GOP primary. In the last weeks of the race the well-funded Club for Growth stopped advertising for Smith, which is not a good sign for the challenger.

Oregon: Polls close at 11:00 PM ET.

OR-Gov (R): Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber is not particularly high on Republican target lists, but six Republicans hope they can unseat him. There's no public polling here but state Rep. Dennis Richardson is probably the favorite. Richardson is the only Republican in the race who holds elected office and he holds a clear fundraising edge over the rest of the field.

OR-Sen (R): Freshman Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley is also a tough Republican target, but two credible Republicans are running for the right to oppose him. The party establishment appears to be backing physician Monica Wehby over state Rep. Jason Conger: Wehby has also outspent Conger and holds a clear lead in what little polling there is.    

OR-05 (R): Democratic Rep. Kurt Schrader occupies a swingy district, and two Republicans are competing to face him. Luckily for Team Blue neither former Congressional aide Ben Pollock nor Clackamas County Commissioner Tootie Smith have raised much money, and Schrader should be favored over either of them.  

Originally posted to Daily Kos Elections on Mon May 19, 2014 at 07:00 AM PDT.

Also republished by Kos Georgia and Daily Kos.

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  •  I can't wait for ID-02 to be off air (4+ / 0-)

    I've never seen such aggressive TV campaigning before.

    I hadn't heard about club for growth backing out- there must be enough cash left over for the ads to keep airing because they haven't gone anywhere!

    P.S. I am not a crackpot.

    by BoiseBlue on Mon May 19, 2014 at 07:22:44 AM PDT

    •  I can only imagine, it has been fairly calm in my (5+ / 0-)

      region of PA as most of the ads are for governor and only one or two of them have been a bit nasty and no one but Tom Wolf is running a ton of ads day and night for months.  

      Most of the ads we are getting here are positive ones, where they just brag about themselves, few negative ads I have seen this cycle.

      But the nasty stuff will come this fall as Corbett is desperate and his poll numbers stink. He will go ballistic and his ads will get nastier with more ads.

      Corbett cut so much from public education that almost every school in the state had to cut teachers and programs to the bone. But he is now running an ad saying he spent a billion dollars on funding public schools..a lie. ..He spent money on cyber education and hiring private companies and paying big bucks to them for cyber ed.

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      by wishingwell on Tue May 20, 2014 at 07:13:01 AM PDT

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  •  ID-Gov (5+ / 0-)
    Two other Republicans are also running: While they won't win, they helped give us one of the most entertaining political debates ever.  
    If you haven't seen the debate clips, it is well worth your time. Comedy gold, GOP style.

    Election Day is Nov 4th, 2014 It's time for the Undo button on the 2010 Election.

    by bear83 on Mon May 19, 2014 at 07:25:08 AM PDT

  •  This could be beginning of the end (4+ / 0-)

    for the Teabaqgers.  Seems establishment Republicans are cleaning them out by jogging right a little bit for these prinmaries and also starving the Teabaggers of money (you don't see the free bus rides with the free box lunches anymore).

    Anyway it should be the Democrats crushing the Teabaggers not the establishment Republicans as this has a dark liner.  Also the decline of these Teabaggers will hurt Democrats as there won't be the loony tunes to be on display.

    •  I don't think tomorrow's races really show that (0+ / 0-)

      GA-Sen is their only big fail. I think that has more to do with both Broun and Gingrey being in the race, as I think they're competing for the same voters. And in what I think is the least unlikely upset, Otter losing would definitely be a Tea Party victory, as Otter is establishment as they come. Most races are, as usual just going to be won by the person who spends the most, and I'm sure there are plenty of wealthy baggers waiting in the wings. I suppose that McConnell could have been a legitimate target for them, but they haven't had much success in Kentucky, with almost no statewide success and only sorta-bagger Barr in the House (Paul beating Grayson was anti-establishment, not Tea Party).

      ME-01 (college) ID-01 (home) -4.75, -2.10

      by GoUBears on Mon May 19, 2014 at 08:50:20 AM PDT

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    •  Without the bus rides and free hot dogs, (2+ / 0-)
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      you don't see many teabaggers these days. I wonder how many of the expected 30 million showed up to overthrow the government in Washington.

      Republican Health Care Plan: marry a Canadian.

      by shoeless on Tue May 20, 2014 at 07:00:53 AM PDT

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  •  Wehby (5+ / 0-)

    That stalking story is CRAY. Listened to the 911 tapes this weekend. Yeesh

    Can you imagine waking up in the middle of the night and see some shadow moving around your house???

    2012: It's about the Supreme Court. Follow me on Twitter @farrellmcmanus

    by HarlemUSA on Mon May 19, 2014 at 08:45:45 AM PDT

    •  now her ex-husband's story of harrassment is (6+ / 0-)

      coming out. I think Conger will probably get a much higher share of votes cast tomorrow, but will it be enough to overcome her likely early lead?

      ...to the philosopher it is iron and grain that made men civilized and brought on the downfall of the human race. - Rousseau, Discourse on the Origins of Inequality Among Men

      by James Allen on Mon May 19, 2014 at 08:46:25 PM PDT

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      •  ex-husband? is this ANOTHER guy besides the one (2+ / 0-)
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        she broke up with like 2 years ago? I thought that one was just a dating relationship (but haven't read in detail... )

        "real" work : a job where you wash your hands BEFORE you use the bathroom...

        by chimene on Mon May 19, 2014 at 11:44:48 PM PDT

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        •  Nope. A story came out about (2+ / 0-)
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          her ex having filed a complaint with police about her harrassing him while they were in the process of divorce.

          Rush — the quivering rage heap who is apparently desperately trying to extinguish any remaining molecule of humanity that might still reside in the Chernobyl-esque Superfund cleanup site that was his soul. -- Jon Stewart

          by Its the Supreme Court Stupid on Tue May 20, 2014 at 06:56:08 AM PDT

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        •  And domestic violence (2+ / 0-)
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          committed by both parties.  The medical community is publicly silent, but there are rumors that she performs surgery that other docs think is unnecessary.  She has the backing of Loren Parks, who moved to Idaho to avoid paying taxes, but still meddles in Oregon politics on behalf of extreme conservatism.  If she takes the primary I suspect there will be more revelations.

          Art Robinson is a nutball - he has mailed hundreds of letters requesting people to mail him their urine for one of his theories (he runs a scientific institute) and thinks radioactive waste should be spread evenly over the world to encourage mutations adapted to a nuclear world.  He was thumped by Peter DeFazio in the last two elections, and had his son run as a Democrat in the primary in an attempt to weaken DeFazio.

          Tootie Smith is a true tea bagger - she and John Ludlow are wreaking havoc in Clackamas County (which is basically our own little suburban Appalachia.)

          Anything is possible, but right now I don't think our record of not electing Republicans to statewide office is at risk.

          •  that's not rumors, there's a lawsuit (3+ / 0-)
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            and there have been many articles about it.

            Clackamas County isn't like Appalachia. Most of the people live in the suburbs. Most of the voters there voted for Obama, twice.

            ...to the philosopher it is iron and grain that made men civilized and brought on the downfall of the human race. - Rousseau, Discourse on the Origins of Inequality Among Men

            by James Allen on Tue May 20, 2014 at 07:58:25 AM PDT

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        •  Yep, two different men have reported her for (0+ / 0-)

          stalking like behavior. The fairly recent boyfriend who's contributed and the ex-husband. Maddow had both stories last night.

          Apparently the good doctor doesn't take 'no' for an answer well.

          Information is abundant, wisdom is scarce. ~The Druid.
          ~Ideals aren't goals, they're navigation aids.~

          by FarWestGirl on Tue May 20, 2014 at 03:21:39 PM PDT

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  •  Come on Karen Handel (2+ / 0-)
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    You can do it. A lot of undecideds still out there.

  •  Can you ad PA-LG (D) to the resume? (4+ / 0-)
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    I think it will be interesting too.

  •  Geez, what a choice, McConnell or Bevin! (0+ / 0-)

    I suppose if one is a Kentucky Repub, they're not both assholes.

  •  Georgia poll report from a turnip field (5+ / 0-)

    At 8:00 AM, the turnout was pretty heavy.

    I'm serious. For a primary in an off year, the turn out was extremely heavy. Then again, it was also very, very elderly.

    As we would expect, Democratic turnout was low, as we don't have much on our ballot, but it was higher than I thought it would be. I thought I'd be the only one, and I was nothing like it. The Republican voters were not the frenzied mass that I saw in 2010.

    What this bodes, I can't tell, and there's no way to extrapolate from one very rural polling station.

    "man, proud man,/ Drest in a little brief authority,. . . Plays such fantastic tricks before high heaven/ As make the angels weep; who, with our spleens,/ Would all themselves laugh mortal." -- Shakespeare, Measure for Measure II ii, 117-23

    by The Geogre on Tue May 20, 2014 at 06:46:37 AM PDT

    •  My sister lives in GA-4 a blue district in a red (4+ / 0-)

      state. I live in PA-10, a red district that was gerrymandered recently...and live in a blue state.

      So she at least lives in a blue district that is very diverse and only Democrats can get elected there. In my red district, hard for any Democrat to win since the district was gerrymandered and we lost the blue areas of the district.

      So we cannot decide which is worse, living a in a blue distict but in a red state or living in a blue state in a red district?

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      by wishingwell on Tue May 20, 2014 at 07:00:56 AM PDT

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      •  Oooh, I know! (4+ / 0-)

        You can be silent around your neighbors, smugly thinking of how their local state rep can't get anything done and the Congress person is a lost vote, while enjoying infrastructure that works, policies that take care of the citizens, and schools with at least some funding. You can't, though, be comfortable agreeing with your friends and neighbors while your representative's voice is ignored, the mass transit loses all funding, the schools get eaten by charters, and the Congressional representatives make your state look like rubes and crooks.

        It's much better to be in a blue state, even in a red district.

        Chapel Hill, when Jesse Helms was Senator, was only partly comforting. Baltimore, when Bob Ehrlich was governor, was no fun, even if Roscoe Bartlett wasn't a complete jerk. I'm sure it's nice in Decatur, GA, but watching the whole state try to cut off its nose, then its lips, just to spite itself is too painful for words.

        "man, proud man,/ Drest in a little brief authority,. . . Plays such fantastic tricks before high heaven/ As make the angels weep; who, with our spleens,/ Would all themselves laugh mortal." -- Shakespeare, Measure for Measure II ii, 117-23

        by The Geogre on Tue May 20, 2014 at 07:12:01 AM PDT

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        •  I agree and one of the reasons she will move back (4+ / 0-)
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          to PA after retiiring from GA public schools after 3O yrs.

          GA teachers had no power, could not collective bargain, had few rights, little support. She knew that in PA that the teachers could at least still collective bargain. We still have teachers who go on strike too at times.

          Corbett has tried to destroy public schools as had the Republicans here but she says it still is not as bad as Georgia has become in the last few years.

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          by wishingwell on Tue May 20, 2014 at 07:48:58 AM PDT

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  •  I find it amusing that Bevin supported TARP. (3+ / 0-)
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    Find me a rich Republican who didn't support TARP, teabagger or not. Teabaggers are such fools to believe that rich Republicans would chose teabagger ideals over their rich friends.

    Republican Health Care Plan: marry a Canadian.

    by shoeless on Tue May 20, 2014 at 06:54:47 AM PDT

    •  After all, they only pushed TARP through (3+ / 0-)
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      by offering rich Republicans $100 billion in Republican pork.

      All the little piggies . . .

      And God said, "Let there be light"; and with a Big Bang, there was light. And God said "Ow! Ow My eyes!" and in a flash God separated light from darkness. "Whew! Now that's better. Now where was I. Oh yea . . ."

      by Pale Jenova on Tue May 20, 2014 at 07:13:00 AM PDT

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  •  Grimes showing some fire on the stump, and thats (5+ / 0-)

    good. But were going to need to see her go hard and negative going up to fancy farm. I mean HARD. And not against 'Washington dysfunction.' SHE NEEDS TO BE ATTACKING MCCONNELL. Personally, on policy, and pure politics. I hope theres a hard hitting ad out od her campaign that tells a story that can be stuck to.

  •  Even if it is unlikely she will win, I am still (4+ / 0-)

    voting for Allyson Schwarts when I go to the polls later today. I think I am also going to vote for Mike Stack. I am still studying the Lt Governor's candidates.

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    by wishingwell on Tue May 20, 2014 at 07:09:37 AM PDT

  •  OR-Sen primary definitely leans to Wehby I think (1+ / 0-)
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    just because more money was spent promoting her.

    OR-05 primary probably leans to Tootie because of name rec in Clackamas County but that's completely undeserved as Pollock has actually been campaigning and I'm not convinced Tootie Smith has taken the race seriously at all.

    We have a number of state legislative primaries and local elections as well. The open primary in heavily Dem HD-42 is primarily between Rob Nosse and Teddy Keizer, but there are 4 other Dems running. Nosse and Keizer will finish top two and I think Keizer wins it. Another primary in a safe Dem seat, HD-34, is between Ken Helm, Jason Yurgel, and Brian Tosky, I've got no read on the race but Helm seems the most progressive and has raised the most money, so he might have an edge in the primary.

    Two Republicans representing the rural valley, Vic Gilliam in HD-18 and Jim Thompson in HD-23, are being primaried from the right, Gilliam for his support for drivers licenses for undocumented people, Thompson for his support for gay marriage. In open Republican primaries, in HD-51 Jodi Bailey seems to be running on the more moderate side, and same with Barbara Jenson in HD-25, who is facing tea partying talk radio show host Bill Post. In HD-20 there is a 4-way Republican primary that will be interesting to watch, as one candidate seems establishment, another is gay, another is running as an arch-conservative, etc. In HD-58 the retiring incumbent is supporting the more moderate Turner versus the more conservative Barretto.

    For local elections, Portland has a vote on whether to privatize the water bureau, which I think is going to fail, though because of frustration with rising water rates and waste it looked like it had a better chance a few months ago. Also, there is an open race for county chair between former Portland city commissioner Jim Francesconi and County Commissioner Deborah Kafoury, where Kafoury has a definite edge. Several city and county commission seats are up but all should keep the incumbents, but an open county commission district will likely elect State Rep. Jules Bailey.

    Also in Clackamas County, County Commissioner Jim Bernard (D) faces a tough race to keep his seat, while I think Paul Savas, a moderate Republican facing only opposition from a tea partier, will likely consolidate much of the Democratic and moderate NAV and Republican vote to hold on to his seat.

    ...to the philosopher it is iron and grain that made men civilized and brought on the downfall of the human race. - Rousseau, Discourse on the Origins of Inequality Among Men

    by James Allen on Tue May 20, 2014 at 07:32:25 AM PDT

  •  OR-Cong D5 Is NO (0+ / 0-)

    better off if incumbent Schrader is re-elected.  He's against Net Neutrality, voted Against SNAP and much more all while calling himself a democrat.

    He's in with wall street, corporations and the 1%. His own personal wealth has grown a great deal since he's been in Congress....
    My family and I have decided we'd actually be better off If a GOP wins-we'd at least know where we stand. The thing is, I highly doubt the GOP in D-5 Support increased fees for the internet access either..
    The 20 Dems:
    http://maplight.org/...

    •  that district is full of moderate Democrats out (0+ / 0-)

      in the suburbs and Salem, and conservative Republicans everywhere, and in order to elect a Democrat one needs to win unaffiliated voters. No progressive is going to get elected there.

      ...to the philosopher it is iron and grain that made men civilized and brought on the downfall of the human race. - Rousseau, Discourse on the Origins of Inequality Among Men

      by James Allen on Tue May 20, 2014 at 10:26:54 AM PDT

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      •  On SNAP/Net (0+ / 0-)

        He's on the side of money-pure and simple. His votes demonstrate that. This is not about who the electorate is, imo-he's screwing Everybody in his dist.
        Conservatives/Conservative Dems/GOP/and all in between, who are underpaid and need SNAP and cannot afford to pay More for access. People of all political backgrounds like the internet just fine the way it is and might like to not have yet another monopoly charging us whatever they want. Public dollars contributed greatly to the R&D creating the Internet--it belongs to us all - Public Commons...and believe me-the companies who are crying poverty as their excuse to take it all over--are NOT hurting.

    •  Kurt is a good guy, but we need to be talking to (0+ / 0-)

      him a lot more to counter the Beltway crap he's having to wade through. He's smart, educated, (Cornell), and honest. He works hard and it's on us for not making more noise and getting his attention.

      Information is abundant, wisdom is scarce. ~The Druid.
      ~Ideals aren't goals, they're navigation aids.~

      by FarWestGirl on Tue May 20, 2014 at 03:27:42 PM PDT

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  •  I met Dennis Richardson in an elevator once (0+ / 0-)

    He gave me his card and I was kinda star struck (I met a state senator once (Shelley Berkley in Nevada) and was star struck then too). He seemed nice but he was OLD AS BALLS.

    "We need institutions and cultural norms that make us better than we tend to be. It seems to me that the greatest challenge we now face is to build them." -Sam Harris, neuroscientist

    by MarthaPeregrine on Tue May 20, 2014 at 10:35:39 AM PDT

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