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  • Trump up in battleground states after convention, leads Clinton

    07/24/2016 3:32:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box Blog ^ | July 24, 2016 | Rebecca Savransky
    Support for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump ticked up across battleground states following the Republican National Convention last week, according to the new CBS News Battleground Tracker Poll. Trump now has 42 percent support across the 11 battleground states surveyed — up from the 40 percent he had last week before the convention. Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has 41 percent support, unchanged from last week's poll. According to the poll, 55 percent of Republicans said Trump's message at the convention made them feel hopeful, and about 40 percent said it made them feel enthusiastic. Among independents, 32 percent...
  • VALIDATION: Trump beating Clinton In Battleground States With Voters Who Want Change

    06/27/2016 6:42:28 AM PDT · by WayneDupreeShow · 12 replies
    Newsninja2012 ^ | 6-27-16 | Wayne Dupree
    Of course, the media won't tell you this. Liberal and anti-Trump conservative websites won't tell you this either.Donald Trump wants to get control of our borders, stop illegal immigration and temporarily suspend the mass immigration of Muslims until Congress can get a hold on what to do about what's going on and who's coming from where. Donald Trump wants to get control of our borders, stop illegal immigration and temporarily suspend the mass immigration of Muslims until Congress can get a hold on what to do about what's going on and who's coming from where. Hillary wants the opposite which...

    11/19/2012 7:42:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 83 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/18/2012 | MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY
    On November 6, 2012, 3.2 million fewer Americans voted for Mitt Romney than President Obama. 61.8 million Americans voted for Obama, while only 58.6 million voted for Romney. Despite losing the popular vote 51% to 48%--not a landslide for Obama by any means, but on the other hand not the “neck and neck” outcome many predicted--Mitt Romney would be President today if he had secured 333,908 more votes in four key swing states. The final electoral college count gave President Obama a wide 332 to 206 margin over Romney. 270 electoral college votes are needed to win the Presidency. Romney...
  • "The Hope & The Change" Watch FREE on Hulu (SHARE THIS LINK!!!)

    11/02/2012 10:42:48 PM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 13 replies
    Hulu ^ | 11/2/12 | Citizens United
    PLEASE SHARE THIS LINK Facebook, Twiiter, email, especially in swing states...share it everywhere!!!
  • Wisconsin Could Be a Unique Presidential Battleground This Fall

    09/11/2012 9:00:24 PM PDT · by Be Careful · 10 replies
    The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | Sept. 11, 2012 | By Craig Gilbert of the Journal Sentinel
    In the aftermath of the conventions, two trends are conspiring to raise the presidential stakes in Wisconsin: the polling bounce Mitt Romney got in this state after picking Paul Ryan as his running mate, and Romney’s struggles elsewhere on the map, which make winning Wisconsin more important than ever to the GOP. And yes, things are heating up here
  • Ohio and Michigan Battleground State conservatives hold key to Obama Loss

    08/29/2012 10:29:53 AM PDT · by Kfobbs · 23 replies
    Examiner ^ | August 29, 2012 | Kevin Fobbs
    America is at a crucial tipping point in its illustrious history. The socialist minded presidential principles of Obama have joined with millions of illegal aliens who have been given a presidential pass to demand entry through your gates to rights and privileges given citizens. They can ignore federal and state citizenship laws, and walk openly into your cities to demand housing in your neighborhoods. Illegal aliens can insist upon free health care at your hospitals and soon sue for the right to the keys to your child’s college education. This is not the future in America…This is America today, this...
  • Swing States, Battlegrounds and the 2012 Map

    06/19/2012 5:33:00 PM PDT · by randita · 15 replies
    Rothenberg Political Report ^ | 6/19/12 | Stuart Rothenberg
    Swing States, Battlegrounds and the 2012 Map Stuart Rothenberg June 19, 2012 · 3:37 PM EDT Everyone has an opinion about swing states. I figured it was time to explain how I see the presidential map. My approach isn’t based solely on statistics, though numbers matter a great deal. (I suppose this means that while I admire Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane’s approach to baseball, I also think that non-quantifiable considerations are part of the analytical mix.) When I use the term “swing states,” I am referring to those states that in a “neutral” landscape are likely to be...
  • Obama Struggling In Battleground States

    02/01/2012 3:09:25 PM PST · by neverdem · 11 replies
    National Journal ^ | January 31, 2012 | Josh Kraushaar
    President Obama's reelection team has spun multiple pathways to an electoral vote majority, but a glance at his state-by-state approval ratings throughout 2011 suggests the campaign has been doing a lot of bluffing. First, the good news for Team Obama: His political standing is in respectable shape in traditionally Democratic Midwestern battlegrounds, like Wisconsin, Michigan and the more Republican heartland state of Iowa (46 approval/46 disapproval). Obama's numbers in Virginia are better than in other battleground states - 45 percent approve, 49 percent disapprove.  And his numbers in North Carolina (44/49 approve/disapprove) and Florida (44/48 approve/disapprove) and even Georgia (45/48...
  • Battleground-State Voters Leaving the Democratic Party

    12/08/2011 8:30:49 PM PST · by neverdem · 25 replies
    National Journal ^ | December 7, 2011 | Josh Kraushaar
    President Obama and his re-election team have prided themselves on their well-oiled get-out-the-vote effort.  But a new study from the centrist think tank Third Way suggests Democrats are losing ground organizationally in nearly all of the key battleground states in the general election. The group's analysis found that, in the eight politically-pivotal states that register voters by party, a significant number have left the Democratic party since 2008, with many choosing to register as independents.  Over 825,000 registered Democrats in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina and Pennsylvania have departed the party rolls since President Obama's...
  • First PurplePoll Shows Challenges for Obama, Leading GOP Contenders (Poll of Swing States)

    10/01/2011 5:31:36 AM PDT · by Clairity · 22 replies
    Brandenton ^ | Sept. 30, 2011 | Purple strategies
    Today Purple Strategies released the results of their first PurplePoll of the 2012 election cycle revealing challenges for President Obama, but problems for Mitt Romney and Rick Perry as well. Unlike other polls, the PurplePoll focuses exclusively on the 12 states that have decided presidential elections for the past dozen years, and will do so again in 2012: Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin. Eight of these states won by President Obama in 2008 have swung between Republican and Democratic candidates since 1996. The four others (NH, MN, PA, and...
  • Latest Karl Rove EC prediction, Obama 338, McCain 200

    11/03/2008 3:18:18 PM PST · by flattorney · 122 replies · 6,557+ views ^ | November 03, 2008 | Karl Rove
    Late today, Karl Rove's Electoral College projection changed from 311, McCain 160, toss-up 67 to Obama 338, McCain 200, no toss-ups. I’ve only been doing professional GOP politics for 18 years, and Karl is a lot smart than I am. But the only way I will agree with him is when the final vote is tallied. We all know John has a huge mountain to climb tomorrow, but all the battleground states races have greatly tightened up. - FlA Latest update.....
  • Latest 3 Florida polls cut Obama's lead from +4.1 to +1.8 but EV exit polls are bizzare

    11/03/2008 1:35:22 PM PST · by flattorney · 25 replies · 3,156+ views
    Real Clear Politics/FlAttorney et. al. ^ | November 3, 2008 | Staff/FlA
    11.03.08-15:30: All polls are well within the margin of error and undecided voters. The +1.8 is the lowest lead Obama has held since McCain’s polling numbers went negative after the economic collaspe. - FlA FOX News/Rasmussen: 11/02 - 11/02 McCain +1 Reuters/Zogby: 10/30 - 11/02 Obama +2 Quinnipiac: 10/27 - 11/02 Obama +2 11.03.08-10:00: In all battleground states McCain is now within the margin of error and undecided voters +/-. RCP had a big shift to undecided voters, from NObama, in their EC projection this morning. The Florida early voting exit public polls are dramatically different, +Obama, than our internal...
  • McCain Electrifies Midnight Miami Rally (+Full Speech Video)

    11/03/2008 5:42:26 AM PST · by flattorney · 13 replies · 1,870+ views
    CBS 4 TV - Miami ^ | November 3, 2008 | Staff
    CORAL GABLES (CBS4) ― Just one day before voters will decide on their next president, an invigorated John McCain rocked the house at a post-midnight rally on the University of Miami Campus in Coral Gables, in a speech aimed heavily at Miami's Hispanic community, with a promise that he would continue to fight and win the presidency on Tuesday. "We gotta have all of our rallies at this time of night, I'm telling you," he said to thunderous applause from the crowd that gathered under the banner "Estamos Unidos", Spanish for "We're United". Many had been waiting at the BankUnited...
  • Florida focus falls on turnout, Hispanic vote (5 new McCain-Palin FL Rallies)

    11/01/2008 2:14:03 AM PDT · by flattorney · 41 replies · 1,246+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | November 1, 2008 | Mary Ellen Klas
    - - In the final stretch of the campaign, John McCain is trying to hold on to Florida's Hispanic voters, while Barack Obama is focused on getting Democrats to the polls. The ghosts of elections past emerged in Florida on Friday as Al Gore stumped for Barack Obama and John McCain's campaign vowed to match George W. Bush's record ad-spending and absentee-ballot success. In the final weekend before Election Day, Florida remains in play as one of the most pivotal states in the nation for the presidential race. Both campaigns have focused their battleground strategy on trying to avoid the...
  • Florida Chamber Poll: Obama Leads McCain, 45% to 41%

    10/31/2008 2:48:25 PM PDT · by flattorney · 38 replies · 2,004+ views
    Florida Chamber of Commerce ^ | October 31, 2008 | Staff/Other Compiled Sources
    10.31.08: Barack Obama leads John McCain by 4 points, 45% to 41%, in a poll just released by the Florida Chamber of Commerce. This response shows considerable movement in Florida's electorate since the last Florida Chamber poll, conducted October 1st, in which the McCain ticket lead Obama by 3 points, 45% to 42%. Pollsters for the powerful business group contacted 601 likely voters from Oct. 26-27 and the poll has a margin of error of 4 percentage points. The poll also shows 9 percent of Floridians are undecided -- a total that's a bit higher than most other surveys --...
  • Transcript: News teleconference today with McCain's Advisers

    10/31/2008 11:49:32 AM PDT · by flattorney · 4 replies · 750+ views
    CQPolitics ^ | October 31, 2008 | Staff
    McCain Campaign Advisers News Teleconference Speakers: Bill Mcinturff, Lead Pollster, McCain-Palin 2008 Mike Duhaime, McCain Campaign Political Director Christian Ferry, McCain Deputy Campaign Manager Rick Davis, McCain Campaign Manager Brian Rogers, McCain Campaign Spokesman Rich Beeson, RNC Political Director [*] ROGERS: Hey, everybody. Good morning. Thanks for joining us for a call this morning to talk about the state of the race with our campaign manager, Rick Davis; Lead Pollster Bill McInturff; Political Director Mike DuHaime; Deputy Campaign Christian Ferry; and the RNC’s political director, Rich Beeson. With that, I’ll turn it over to Rick. Everybody’s going to talk...
  • Are We Looking at a McCain Blowout in Florida?

    10/30/2008 1:47:10 PM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 37 replies · 2,183+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | October 30, 2008 | Bill Dupray
    This will cheer you. Democrats are beaming that their party is outperforming the Republicans in early voting, releasing numbers Wednesday that show registrants of their party ahead 54 percent to 30 percent among the 1.4 million voters who have gone to the polls early. . . . But party breakdowns for turnout aren't the same as final tallies, and at least one poll offered a different view for the campaign of Republican John McCain. A Los Angeles Times/Bloomberg poll gave McCain a 49-45 lead over Democrat Barack Obama among Floridians who have already voted. And Republicans continued to show a...
  • Bill Clinton Hails Obama as America's Future (+ FL Video, Hurl Alert)

    10/30/2008 7:16:59 AM PDT · by flattorney · 12 replies · 1,229+ views
    Time ^ | October 30, 2008 | Ben Feller
    Kissimmee (Orlando) FL - - Portraying harmony like never before, Bill Clinton hailed Barack Obama on Wednesday, a power pairing designed to inspire Democrats already smelling victory. "Barack Obama represents America's future, and you've got to be there for him next Tuesday," Clinton, with Obama at his side, said to the cheers of a partisan crowd. Heaping praise on President Bush's predecessor, Obama said of Clinton: "In case all of you forgot, this is what it's like to have a great president." Obama even prodded the crowd to cheer more, saying "Bill Clinton. Give it up!" And there was Clinton,...
  • McCain to Miamians: “We're going to win here” (McCain Rally (+ Videos)

    10/29/2008 12:39:53 PM PDT · by flattorney · 5 replies · 585+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | October 29, 2008 | Lesley Clark, et. al.
    Gov. Charlie Crist, his predecessor Jeb Bush and other Florida Republicans introduced John McCain to a crowd in the parking lot of a West Miami lumber yard Wednesday. The Republican presidential nominee came onto the stage outside Everglades Lumber to the theme song from Rocky and began his remarks just after 10:30 a.m. ''On Nov. 4, we've got to win the state of Florida, my friends, and we're going to win here,'' McCain said. He talked about the need to reduce America's oil dependency, cut government spending and lower taxes. ''I'm going to make government live on a budget just...
  • For McCain, A Start-Of-The-Week, Swing States Ad Surge

    10/29/2008 8:12:56 AM PDT · by flattorney · 14 replies · 1,140+ views
    Nielsen ^ | October 28th, 2008 | Staff
    Yesterday Sen. John McCain boosted his TV advertising units in seven key swing states — Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, closing the gap between his advertising and Sen. Barack Obama’s. On Sunday, Oct. 26, McCain ran just 331 TV ad units in those seven states — 308% fewer than the 1,350 ad units Obama ran that day. But on Monday, Obama’s lead in these key battleground states shrank to 113% — or a margin of 1,528 ad units, after McCain’s campaign increased the number of TV ad units it ran in those states by 308%, to 1,353...
  • Is Victory At Stake In State (McCain, Florida)

    10/27/2008 8:01:50 PM PDT · by flattorney · 9 replies · 887+ views
    Tampa Tribune ^ | October 26, 2008 | William March
    As the presidential race narrows to a handful of states where the two candidates are clawing to get over the top, Florida would be each man's top prize. And the Tampa Bay area is their key to Florida. As in 2000 and 2004, the race here has exploded in a welter of television ads, "robocalls," visiting celebrities and mega-rallies. The result, according to experts, political insiders and a rash of conflicting polls, is a race in Florida that's simply too close to call. Either candidate could win. But for John McCain and Barack Obama, a win would have drastically different...
  • Wed 10/29, McCain holding Florida Rally; 2 New FL Polls: Obama +5, +4

    10/27/2008 7:51:55 PM PDT · by flattorney · 34 replies · 2,361+ views ^ | October 27, 2008 | Herald
    John McCain "Joe the Plumber" Rally Everglades Lumber 6991 S.W. 8 Street Miami, FL 33144 Wednesday, October 29, 2008 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. (Doors Open: 7:30 a.m.) 10.27.08 Video: John McCain Talks To CBS 4 - Miami, Ft. Lauderdale - - All eyes are on Florida as a key state to win the 2008 presidential election, and because of this both candidates are doing heavy campaigning throughout the state, and addressing problems that affect our state in particular. John McCain talked with CBS4's Antonio Mora, in a one-on-one interview about what his plans are for the economy. And he...
  • Latest Reuters/Zogby Florida Poll: Obama +.3% (Tie)

    10/27/2008 6:59:25 AM PDT · by flattorney · 51 replies · 1,669+ views
    Zogby ^ | October 27, 2008 | Staff
    UTICA, New York - Reuters/Zogby telephone surveys of eight battleground states show Democrat Barack Obama ahead in six. While his lead over Republican John McCain is less than three points in Florida, Missouri and North Carolina, these results still point out the daunting task McCain faces to reach the 270 Electoral College votes needed for election. The surveys were conducted from Oct. 23-26. Sample sizes in each state ranged from 600-603, with a margin of error of +/-4.1%. == Florida == Obama: 47.2 McCain: 46.9 Other/Not Sure: 5.9 McCain is winning 16% of Democrats compared to Obama's 10% with Republicans....
  • Sunday 10/26/08: Palin’s "Road to Victory" Florida Rallies (2)

    10/24/2008 11:10:15 AM PDT · by flattorney · 14 replies · 1,299+ views
    FlAttorney FR "Straight Talk" ^ | October 24, 2008 | FLPAC Email-FlAttorney
    Tampa Convention Center - East Hall <> 333 South Franklin Street; Tampa, FL 33602; Sunday, October 26, 2008; Doors open at 9:00 a.m.; Program Begins at 11:00 a.m. Silver Spur Arena <> 1875 Silver Spurs Lane; Kissimmee, FL 34744; Sunday, October 26, 2008; Doors open at 12:00 p.m.; Program Begins at 2:00 p.m.; Beginning 3 p.m. Friday, tickets can be obtained at the following McCain-Palin Victory Offices TAMPA RALLY: 142 West Platt Street Tampa, FL 33606 813-254-8010 800 Lumsden Boulevard Brandon, FL 33510 813-657-6499 6904 West Linebaugh Ave Tampa, FL 33625 813-454-1735 6904 West Linebaugh Ave Tampa, FL 33625 813-454-1735...
  • 10/23/08: 3 New Pennsylvania Polls: Obama +12, +11, +10

    10/23/2008 2:59:50 PM PDT · by flattorney · 57 replies · 3,117+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | October 23, 2008 | Staff
    Still looks bad for McCain to flip Pennsylvania.
  • McCain's "Joe the Plumber” tour rallies Florida supporters

    10/23/2008 11:10:39 AM PDT · by flattorney · 27 replies · 1,486+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | October 23, 2008 | Breanne Gilpatrick
    ORMOND BEACH -- With the smell of sawdust in the air and planks of wood stacked around him, Republican presidential candidate John McCain hammered his tax cut promises and his opponent's encounter with ''Joe the Plumber,'' referencing the now famous ''spread the wealth'' remark more than half a dozen times at a morning lumberyard rally. McCain's rally at Allstar Building Materials in Ormond Beach was the first leg of McCain's ''Joe the Plumber'' bus tour, named for Ohio plumber Samuel Joe Wurzelbacher, who was catapulted onto the national stage following the last presidential debate when McCain used an encounter between...
  • McCain holding two Florida "Keep Your Wealth" Rallies, Thu. Oct. 23, 2008

    10/22/2008 1:41:36 PM PDT · by flattorney · 30 replies · 1,566+ views / Miami Herald ^ | October 22, 2008 | Staff et. al.
    Campaign Rally: Thursday October 23rd in Sarasota, FL October 23, 2008 3:00 p.m. Robarts Sports 3000 Ringling Blvd. Sarasota , FL34237 Doors Open at 3:00 p.m. For more information, please call (850) 391-4219 or email Campaign Rally: Thursday October 23rd in Ormond Beach, FL October 23, 2008 7:00 a.m. Allstar Building Materials 1361 North Highway US 1 Ormond Beach, FL32174 Doors Open at 7:00 a.m. For more information, please call (850) 391-4219 or email 10.22.08: McCain to push economic policy in return trip to Florida - - Just six days after his last trip to Florida, Republican John...
  • Fred Thompson makes cameo at local McCain office (Nevada, after Gov. Palin rally)

    10/22/2008 2:59:34 AM PDT · by flattorney · 7 replies · 852+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | October 21, 2008 | Amanda Finnegan
    Tennessee senator Fred Thompson (R) stopped by the McCain-Palin headquarters in Henderson to say thanks to supporters and volunteers Tuesday afternoon. The former Republican presidential candidate and part-time TV and movie actor was quick to give praise to his former rival, GOP presidential candidate John McCain. “Has there ever been a choice more stark than the one we have this coming election?” Thompson said. “Here you’ve got the most liberal and inexperienced candidate the party has ever put up for president versus a fellow who has been involved in every major matter, foreign and domestic over the last 30 years.”...
  • Obama to hold jobs summit in Fla. with governors

    10/21/2008 4:30:06 PM PDT · by flattorney · 11 replies · 476+ views
    Associated Press ^ | October 21, 2008 | Jennifer Loven
    PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Democrat Barack Obama is bringing several GOP-leaning states he's aiming to win together in one place. He's holding a jobs summit Tuesday in economically precarious Florida, with participation by the governors of several states that went Republican four years ago and for which the Democratic presidential nominee is making a serious play this time around. With the current economic crisis creating favorable conditions for Democrats, Obama has focused his final-stretch message almost entirely on that topic — and almost entirely on traditionally Republican turf. The subject of the battered economy, and battered households, is particularly...
  • Marxists for Obama

    10/21/2008 2:40:10 PM PDT · by flattorney · 11 replies · 1,070+ views Blog ^ | October 21, 2008 | Tom “still The Hammer” DeLay
    Turns out the actual communists who vote in this country deny that Barak Obama really does represent their views, but they still argue that he's the best candidate for their cause based on Marxist teachings. Then whoever wrote this (quite oddly) claimed they aren't Marxists ....sounds like Obama fits right in with this crowd. And, since this appears on Obama's official website, I take it he is quite comfortable publicly courting the commie vote. Barack Obama is the single most liberal person to have ever received the nomination of the Democrat Party, and if voters don't quickly realize just how...
  • Vanity Question: Battleground States

    10/19/2008 10:44:15 PM PDT · by melsec · 8 replies · 442+ views
    Is their any Freeper who has any idea of the state of play in the Battleground States. Those of us who are OS may appreciate a rundown of how the polls are going in these crucial areas. Cheers and Blessings Mel
  • Some GOP insiders say McCain has botched campaign to win Florida

    10/19/2008 6:35:51 AM PDT · by flattorney · 45 replies · 2,035+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | October 19, 2008 | Jim Stratton
    Abstract: There is a growing discontent by Republicans with John McCain’s presidential campaign. Nowhere is that more evident than Florida, a state McCain must carry to win the White House. Troubled by sliding poll numbers, GOP loyalists here wonder whether the national campaign has taken the state for granted. "My question would be, 'What campaign?' I just don't see one," said Bill Negron, an Orlando member of McCain's regional Hispanic steering committee. "To me, it looks like people are working hard to ensure that McCain doesn't get elected." One GOP strategists who has advised the McCain organization called it the...
  • Fred Thompson: We can't afford Obama (Stumping in Florida for McCain)

    10/18/2008 12:42:24 PM PDT · by flattorney · 39 replies · 1,919+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | Oct 18, 2008 | Aaron Deslatte
    Former presidential hopeful Fred Thompson traversed Florida’s crucial Interstate-4 corridor Saturday to try to salvage Republican John McCain’s chances of carrying the vital swing state. Speaking to a half-full banquet hall of GOP faithful at the Rosen Shingle Creek resort, the former actor and Tennessee senator said a Barack Obama presidency would “change the face of this country” with higher taxes and liberal judicial picks. “There will be no stop-gap. Any amount of spending they want, any amount of taxes they want to pass,” he said. “Do you really think if they have the ability and power when they go...
  • GOP frets as Obama tries to seize (Tampa) Bay area

    10/17/2008 4:04:17 PM PDT · by flattorney · 31 replies · 1,197+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | October 17, 2008 | Adam C. Smith, Times Political Editor
    TAMPA — If you wonder why John McCain may be in trouble in Florida, take a look in our back yard. The state's most critical battleground is the Tampa Bay area, a swing-voter mecca where Barack Obama has relentlessly focused attention and where recent polls consistently show McCain lagging. The Democratic nominee is expected to return to Tampa for a campaign event Monday, less than two weeks after running mate Joe Biden held a rally at the University of South Florida. "Sure, I'm concerned,'' said Al Austin, a top Republican fundraiser in Tampa, who said he has been urging the...
  • An ACORN Falls from the TreeA congressional outrage.

    09/29/2008 12:23:39 PM PDT · by hecht · 14 replies · 924+ views
    An ACORN Falls from the Tree A congressional outrage. By Ken Blackwell As negotiations over Congress’s emergency rescue bill continued over the weekend, repeated rumors leaked out that the Democrats were trying to funnel money to a hyper-partisan organization involved in criminal voter fraud. I’m speaking of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now — known by its acronym, ACORN. Although ACORN was cut from the final legislation, it’s important to understand this organization and its long history with, of all people, Barack Obama. And it’s important to see how partisan this emergency legislation has become. As the weekend...
  • Crist breaks with Republicans over ACORN voter fraud charges

    10/15/2008 10:00:10 PM PDT · by flattorney · 39 replies · 1,331+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | Oct. 15, 2008 | Marc Caputo
    TALLAHASSEE -- Breaking with the talking points of his fellow Republicans in Washington, Florida Gov. Charlie Crist said he does not think voter fraud and the vote-registration group ACORN are a major problem in the Sunshine State. ''I think that there's probably less [fraud] than is being discussed. As we're coming into the closing days of any campaign, there are some who enjoy chaos,'' Crist told reporters. Crist made his comments as the Republican National Committee hosted a conference call with reporters to tie Democrat Barack Obama to suspicious voter-registration cards submitted by ACORN across the nation and in four...
  • Crist: GOP may be exaggerating voter fraud

    10/15/2008 2:59:04 PM PDT · by pissant · 89 replies · 2,073+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 10/15/08 | staff
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida's governor says his fellow Republicans may be exaggerating claims of voter fraud in the state. Gov. Charlie Crist said Wednesday that he has confidence in Secretary of State Kurt Browning, who says there's only been a scattering of isolated incidents.
  • NRA plans a wider ad assault on Barack Obama in battleground states

    10/06/2008 11:50:33 AM PDT · by neverdem · 8 replies · 796+ views
    LA Times ^ | Oct 3, 2008 | Dan Morain
    The National Rifle Assn. is about to turn up the volume on its campaign against Barack Obama, airing more ads taking him to task over his gun record. Starting as early as Sunday, the NRA will be airing a new batch of spots in more battleground states, such as Ohio, Virginia and Florida. As colleague Noam Levey reported back in June, some say the NRA is losing sway. But Democrats, who generally favor restrictions on guns, still shy away from the issue, particularly in must-win swing states. The NRA already is up with spots in Colorado, New Mexico and Pennsylvania....
  • Vanity re: Iowa

    11/04/2004 7:27:03 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 56 replies · 3,236+ views
    Latest vote tally shows Bush outpolling Kerry by 746,461 (50.05%) to 732,416 (49.11%).
  • Sorting Through the Bipolar Tracking Polls (Joe Scarborough)

    11/01/2004 11:27:23 AM PST · by gab1279 · 5 replies · 989+ views
    Congressman Joe ^ | 11/1/04 | Joe Scarborough
    ...If you believe Zogby, Bush is going to win Ohio but get thumped in Pennsylvania. If you follow the CNN/Gallup polls, Kerry breezes to victory in Ohio but loses to the Prez in Pennsylvania. Florida and the five or six other states that will decide this election remain deadlocked according to most recent polls. So what's it all about, Alfie? It means the 2004 race for the White House comes down to little more at this point than which side is best prepared to get their people out to the polls... ...Two political insights on reading all these final polls:...
  • Kerry Campaign Criticizes Rice for Stumping for Bush

    10/24/2004 4:44:32 PM PDT · by focusandclarity · 70 replies · 1,246+ views
    CNSNews.Com ^ | October 20, 2004 | Melanie Hunter
    The Kerry-Edwards campaign came out swinging Wednesday against President George W. Bush and National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice, who has traveled to battleground states to campaign for President Bush. Sen. John Edwards, Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry's running mate, said Dr. Rice "shouldn't take the time to go on a campaign trip for George Bush" at a time when "the violence in Iraq is spinning out of control, Osama bin Laden remains at large, and North Korea and Iran have increased their nuclear capabilities." "For all its fear mongering on the war on terror, this White House has a greater...
  • 'Get Out the Muslim Vote' Centers to Open in Ohio

    10/20/2004 5:03:16 PM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 7 replies · 330+ views
    US Newswire via Yahoo! ^ | October 20, 2004 | Ibrahim Hooper
    Contact: Ibrahim Hooper of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 20 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The Ohio office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Ohio) today announced the opening of "Get Out the Muslim Vote" election centers in Columbus, Cleveland and Cincinnati. The centers will use phone banks staffed by volunteers to urge eligible Muslim voters to go to the polls on November 2. CAIR's election center in Columbus will also provide information about voter registration, polling station locations and absentee ballots. Prior to the election, CAIR-Ohio plans to issue a voter guide detailing the candidates' stances on issues...
  • Polls Put Bush on the Edge

    10/18/2004 5:08:29 PM PDT · by unspun · 25 replies · 2,112+ views
    LAT (read thru Yahoo) ^ | 10/18/2003 | Ronald Brownstein
    Tribune Company, anti First Amendment, required excerpt.
  • Perfect Storm of Kook Theories . . . Appears to be Coming Together!

    10/16/2004 10:54:21 AM PDT · by LS · 87 replies · 2,283+ views
    self | 10/16/04 | LS
    After the first debate I offered something of a kook theory, that Bush had not prepared very well for a reason: he could not "blow out" Kerry in early October. If he did, the DNC and 527s would transfer all their money to the very tight senate races. Instead, by "losing" to Kerry---a "loss," it appears, that now everyone has forgotten---Bush kept all the money on Kerry's table. At that time, I opined that if Murkowski, Thune, Coburn, Burr, DeMint, and Vitter all are sworn in next January as U.S. senators, they would owe much of their victory to Bush's...
  • Voter Fraud in Battle Ground States - What we CAN do

    10/16/2004 9:28:33 AM PDT · by az_jdhayworth_fan · 6 replies · 425+ views
    n/a | 10-16-2004 | Barbara Rempel
    My husband and I live in Arizona, a non battle-ground state where stats are with the president. Right next door to us lies a state rife with corruption. It's also where the 5 electoral votes in the year 2000 resulted from a 336 or so vote lead for Gore in an upset resulting from an election official "finding" a box of 500 some odd Gore votes AFTER the polls closed and the shortfall for Gore was a known quantity. My husband and I are voting here in AZ absentee and heading to the RNC headquarters in Dona Ana County (I...
  • State-by-State Margins Oct. 14

    10/14/2004 8:51:01 PM PDT · by HoustonTech · 42 replies · 1,693+ views
    State-by-State Margins Oct. 14 The numbers in the table tell who is leading and by how much. For example, if a state poll gives Kerry 51% and Bush 48%, the lead will be shown as 3%. When this lead is 5% or less, the race is essentially a tie. Strong Kerry (≥10%) D.C. 67% New York 23% Rhode Island 20% Illinois 16% Maryland 15% Massachusetts 14% Vermont 13% Hawaii 10% Weak Kerry (5-9%)Connecticut 9% California 8% Delaware 7% Washington 5% Oregon 5% Minnesota 5% Barely Kerry (<5%)Michigan 3% Maine 2% Pennsylvania 1% Nevada 1% Strong Bush (≥10%)Utah 37% Wyoming 36%...
  • Battleground States Coverage

    10/04/2004 10:00:22 AM PDT · by Hugenot · 12 replies · 1,196+ views
    SeaMax News ^ | 10/1/2004 | Joseph Taranto
    In this year’s elections, some things are certain. John Kerry will win California. George W. Bush will win Texas. Ralph Nader won’t win any states. But recent polls show that several states still remain “too close to call.” These states will become the political “battleground” over the next five weeks. Therefore, SeaMax News will provide in-depth coverage of each of these states: Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Washington, and Wisconsin. Reports will include up-to-date poll information and analysis as well as news on the campaign strategies in those...
  • WATCH WHERE THE MONEY GOES (Screaming Vanity...)

    10/02/2004 6:38:39 PM PDT · by section9 · 23 replies · 931+ views
    Drudge, your Suicide Watch Source... ^ | 10/2/2004 | Section 9, The Prince of Darkness
    A flaming vanity, but worth the observation. Before anyone throws themselves off the Coit Tower because of that bogus Newsweak poll, I would strongly recommend that you do the following. Watch where the Bush people are placing their new ad buys. If the Bush folks are placing Ad buys in Gore states, the strategic situation hasn't changed. If Bush is buying ads in Texas and Oklahoma, we're dead. So far as I can tell, Bush's new "Global Test" commercial is slated for the Gore 2000 battlegrounds. That indicates to me that Bush's internal polling still has him in a...
  • Campaigns' Ads Go Separate Ways (some interesting ad data in battleground states)

    09/21/2004 12:27:24 PM PDT · by Cableguy · 2 replies · 567+ views
    LA Times ^ | 9/21/04 | Nick Anderson
    [relevant parts] The Times data, from the independent ad monitor TNSMI/Campaign Media Analysis Group, show Bush spent $7 million on TV ads in the largest markets of battleground states from Sept. 12 through Saturday. Kerry spent $4.4 million. The spending showed the emerging contours of the electoral map two weeks after Labor Day. Kerry targeted 11 states, up from eight the week before. They were: Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. The new states on Kerry's list were Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada and Oregon, while West Virginia dropped off. Bush matched Kerry in...
  • Cleveland Plain-Dealer, Bush 50, Kerry 42

    09/18/2004 1:51:39 PM PDT · by njsketch · 30 replies · 895+ views
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | 9/18/04 | Cleveland Plain Dealer
    President Bush leads Sen. John Kerry by 50 percent to 42 percent in Ohio, a state considered crucial by both campaigns, a new poll indicates. Two percent of those surveyed supported Ralph Nader. The poll commissioned by The Plain Dealer for its Sunday edition was conducted from Sept. 10 to Tuesday by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research of Washington, D.C. It was based on interviews with 1,500 registered voters who plan to vote Nov. 2. The margin of error was 2.5 percentage points.