EDR compiles, describes and links election related diaries for down-ticket races through the closing months of election seasons. Down-ticket means any non-Presidential race.
This group was formed by the producers of a front page diary series that rescued election related diaries in 2006, 2008 and 2010. 2012 marks the first election since Daily Kos was born that there is blog devoted to election coverage - Daily Kos Elections.
Election Diary Rescue is proud to be a part of this project.
EDR chronicles the passion, power and effectiveness of political engagement and shines a light on candidates and issues that might be missed during an action-packed election cycle. It gives quick access to races, hopefully inspires people to write about contests that interest them, and has become an archive for thousands of election related diaries over the years.
The Diary List for this project, founded by sidinny, links all the rescued diaries since 2006.
Format, Tag, Schedule
Diarists can help the EDR mining team by identifying the race in the diary title, for example: (FL-14) or (GA-Gov) or (NY-Sen). Using the "Elections" tag is also helpful. New this year, you can write your first sentence or two as the synopsis you would like to see in the EDR description.
EDR's schedule for mining diaries is noon to noon. Our publishing schedule is in the evening. That means for example if you post your diary at 12:00 pm (noon) on Wednesday, we will include it in the EDR list in Thursday evening's post. If you publish your diary at 11:59 am on Thursday, it will be in the diary collection for Thursday evening as well.
[CT-Sen] Linda McMahon Affirms Her Support For 'America's Same Sex Marriage Law'? by Scarce - Sunday morning's debate between Republican Linda McMahon and Democrat Chris Murphy for Joe Lieberman's vacated Senate seat is producing some laughs. Like when McMahon drew a blank when asked about her position on same sex marriage, claiming support for a federal law that doesn't exist.
[CT-Sen] Murphy Triumphs Over McMahon by jfried - A good debate performance for Chris Murphy (D) against his November opponent Linda McMahon (R).
[MA-Sen] Republican Scott Brown: Bay State Birther by ProgressMass - Incumbent Senator Scott Brown (R) has been dubbed the "Bay State Birther" by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick for his low-life mudslinging attacks on opponent Elizabeth Warren (D).
[MA-Sen] The Real Scott Brown by Grandma Susie - "The following is a letter I sent to our local newspapers on the Elizabeth Warren/Scott Brown Senate race in Massachusetts. Who is the real Scott Brown?"
[NV-Sen] NV-Sen: Dean Heller (R) Outspends Shelley Berkley (D) In Spanish Speaking Ads by poopdogcomedy - "I think I've figured out why the Nevada U.S. Senate race between incumbent Republican Senator Dean Heller and Democratic Congresswoman Shelley Berkley is so close. I know what you're thinking, "Ethics Scandal!!!!" but no, that's not the issue." ActBlue link for Shelley Berkley included.
[OH-Sen] Josh Mandel, Sherrod Brown, Stem Cell Research-- and the Ohio Senate Race by diverdonreed - The Ohio Senate race between incumbent Dem Sherrod Brown and Republican challenger Josh Mandel may be the most expensive race in America today - perhaps for all time.
[Sen-Var] Intrading the Senate, Week 8 by Buckland - Diarist's latest update on competitive Senate races and the current odds from Intrade.
[FL-09] Book From Alan Grayson Opponent Features Fake History by Troutfishing - Alan Grayson (D) is vying for the newly created 9th District against Republican and Christian nationalist Todd Long. Diarist details the false history put forth by Long in his 2010 book.
[FL-09] Make Calls For Bold Progressive Alan Grayson by BoldProgressives - A call to action to help elect Alan Grayson (D), running against Todd Long (R).
[UT-04] UT-4: Jon Huntsman Sr. Endorses Democratic Congressman Jim Matheson over Mia Love! by pipsorcle - "I would imagine this gives Matheson a bit of a boost in his campaign as he's in a competitive race against Saratoga Springs Mayor Mia Love." Link to donate to Matheson's campaign included.
[House-Var] JGibPAC: 2012 Monday Moneybomb Part 1 by JGibson - Diarist promotes ActBlue page and planned series of focus-fundraising, this one focusing on House races In Florida, California, Wisconsin, Michigan, Arizona and New York.
[AR-StLegDistricts 58 & 63] 2 GOPers in Arkansas go all racist, state GOP runs for cover by gf120581 - State GOP party leaders are calling remarks by state Rep. Jon Hubbard, running for reelection in the 58th against Harold Copenhaver (D) and Charlie Fuqua, running in the 63rd against incumbent James McLean (D) "highly offensive" and "divisive and racially inflammatory" and more.
NYT: Republicans commit voter fraud by UncleDavid - "Today's New York Times doesn't literally go there. And the conclusion is statistical, not based on hard cases. But it is hard to avoid connecting the dots.
OMFG: Stop Whining and Get to Work by noweasels - Diarist cajoles everyone to get off their whiny duffs and get busy making sure Obama/Biden and the rest of the Dems win the election.
Presidential and Senate races looking GREAT for Dems! by PALiberal1 - Diarist uses their own stats and maps for a personally positive projection of Presidential and Senate races.
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Archive links: Election Diary Rescue 2012 - Daily Diaries