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  • Professor: Residual Votes in the 2008 Minnesota Senate Race likely favor Franken over Coleman

    11/17/2008 7:42:34 PM PST · by GraniteStateConservative · 51 replies · 1,963+ views ^ | 11-15-08 | Michael C. Herron
    The 2008 United States Senate race in Minnesota is one of the closest electoral contests in recent history: as of this writing, out of over 2.9 million ballots cast only 206 votes separate incumbent Republican Senator Norm Coleman and his Democratic challenger, Al Franken. The Minnesota Senate race is slated to be recounted starting on November 19, 2008, and a key issue in the recount will be the approximately 34 thousand residual votes associated with it. A Senate residual vote is, roughly speaking, the product of a ballot that lacks a recorded Senate vote, and in the Minnesota Senate race...
  • Franken Asks State to Count Disqualified Ballots

    11/17/2008 12:03:28 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 51 replies · 1,872+ views
    Franken Asks State to Count Disqualified Ballots @ 2:44 pm by Hill Staff Democrat Al Franken’s (Minn.) campaign filed a campaign with Minnesota’s Board of Canvassers Monday asking the organization in charge of certifying election results to include some originally disqualified provisional and absentee ballots in the vote totals. “There are, of course, legitimate reasons to reject absentee ballots,” said Franken spokesman Andy Barr in a conference call with reporters. “But it is clear that there are some absentee ballots that have been rejected in error. Those votes should be counted.” The Franken campaign said they expected their campaign and...
  • Huckabee stumps for Fair Tax, Chambliss

    11/16/2008 7:07:21 PM PST · by Man50D · 31 replies · 900+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | November 16, 2008 | JIM THARPE
    Georgia supporters of the fair tax turned out en masse Sunday to cheer the idea of a national sales tax, which has become a thorny issue in the state’s high-profile Dec. 2 U.S. Senate runoff. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who won Georgia’s GOP presidential primary in February, joined about 2,000 people Sunday afternoon at the Gwinnett Civic Center in what became not just fair-tax rally, but a major campaign stop for Republican incumbent U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss of Moultrie. Chambliss backs the fair tax, which would abolish the Internal Revenue Service and replace the federal income tax and most...
  • Alaska Senate: Begich Widens Lead Slightly

    11/15/2008 2:37:53 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 28 replies · 1,040+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | November 15, 2008 | Chris Cizilla
    Democrat Mark Begich now leads Sen. Ted Stevens (R) by just over 1,000 votes with more than 90 percent of the total ballots counted in the high-profile Alaska Senate race. The Alaska Division of Elections counted another 14,500 votes on Friday and Begich's lead increased from 841 before the day started to 1,022 when the counting ended.
  • Latest tally: Begich leads Stevens by 3 votes

    11/12/2008 5:14:18 PM PST · by mathwhizz · 40 replies · 1,588+ views
    The elections division still has over 10,000 ballots left to count today and thousands more through next week, but the latest numbers show Mark Begich leading Sen. Ted Stevens 125,019 to 125,016. The new numbers, reflecting nearly 43,000 absentee ballots counted today, are from all over the state. Election night, Ted Stevens led the Democratic Begich by about 3,000 votes. The state today is counting a total of about 60,000 absentee and questioned ballots. The Division of Elections said it expects to count roughly 35,000 additional absentee and questioned ballots over the next week.
  • Romney Helps Bankroll Coleman Recount Fund (and Saxby Chambliss with FReeandStrongAmerica.PAC)

    11/11/2008 1:23:29 PM PST · by Rameumptom · 100 replies · 976+ views
    NYTimes ^ | Nov. 11, 2008 | Michale Falcone
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who dipped into his own deep pockets to help finance his presidential bid, has directed $5,000 from his “Free and Strong America” political action committee to aid the recount effort of Senator Norm Coleman of Minnesota. Mr. Coleman, the Republican incumbent, is locked in a tight race with his Democratic opponent Al Franken. Though the initial vote tally showed Mr. Coleman ahead by 725 votes, as counties double checked their figures over the last week that margin has thinned even more. As of Monday, just over 200 votes separated the two challengers. The vote totals...
  • "Typo correction" brings Franken closer to Coleman

    11/06/2008 7:33:16 PM PST · by freedomwarrior998 · 45 replies · 4,500+ views
    KARE11 ^ | 11-06-2008 | AP
    The vote gap between Senate candidates Norm Coleman and Al Franken fluctuated throughout the day Thursday, with Franken closing to within 236 votes by Thursday evening.
  • Chambliss needs help for runoff

    11/06/2008 3:40:07 PM PST · by jbwbubba · 16 replies · 1,373+ views
    It appears that Saxby Chambliss is going to have to have a runoff in Georgia for his Senate seat. Just heard John Kyl say that Obama is moving people and money into the state. Chambliss could be the difference in keeping the dems under 60 votes. If you can give $20-25 bucks to his campaign
  • Oregon Returns Discussion Thread

    11/04/2008 7:42:01 PM PST · by jazusamo · 28 replies · 998+ views
    Salvation | November 4, 2008
    Oregon return discussion thread.
  • Coleman vs. Franken (It's tightening up now) Official thread

    11/04/2008 7:37:58 PM PST · by DrHannibalLecter · 73 replies · 8,787+ views
    Franken 208,357 44% Coleman (Incumbent) 190,986 40% 11% of precincts reporting
  • Some GOOD News for a change... Mary Landrieu is only 3000 votes ahead of her challenger!

    11/04/2008 7:24:42 PM PST · by Chet 99 · 13 replies · 1,332+ views
    Some GOOD News for a change... Mary Landrieu is only 3000 votes ahead of her challenger!

    11/04/2008 3:03:44 PM PST · by RobFromGa · 23 replies · 5,884+ views
    self | Nov 4, 2008 | RobFromGa
    SENATE PREDICTIONSELECTION DAY...FROM NOV 2008 election, here’s a list of the 35 Senate races. (including 33 regular and the MS & WY special elections)The GOP is defending 23 seats, and the Dems defend 12.THere are 65 Senate seats that are not up for election. The GOP starts with 26 carryover seats, and the Dems start with 39 (counting the 2 “independents” Lieberman-CT and Sanders-VT).I was way TOO OPTIMISTIC in the 2006 Midterms, so I am trying to be less optimistic this time...There are another 26 seats that appear SAFE, barring some major change of events over the next 50...
  • Minnesota Poll: Franken, Coleman are neck and neck

    11/02/2008 12:05:15 PM PST · by MplsSteve · 58 replies · 1,242+ views
    Minneapolis StarTribune (aka The Red Star) ^ | 11/02/08 | Kevin Duchschere - Staff Reporter
    The Minnesota U.S. Senate race remains a tossup on the final weekend of the campaign, with the outcome likely to be decided by who can snatch away the most voters from third-party contender Dean Barkley. A new Star Tribune Minnesota Poll shows DFLer Al Franken clinging to a slim lead over Republican Sen. Norm Coleman among likely voters, 42 percent to 38 percent. That's within the poll's 4.1 percentage point margin of sampling error. Independence Party candidate Barkley, who held steady at 18 percent in the two previous Minnesota Polls, slipped three points to 15 percent. The fluid nature of...
  • Poll: Dole leads Senate race, but plenty still undecided

    10/29/2008 3:22:02 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 12 replies · 513+ views
    Poll: Dole leads Senate race, but plenty still undecided Posted: 20 minutes ago Raleigh, N.C. — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Dole is supported by many North Carolina voters that other Republican candidates haven't reached, according to a new WRAL News poll. Mason-Dixon Polling & Research Inc. surveyed 800 likely voters statewide between last Wednesday and Friday and found Dole leads Democratic challenger Kay Hagan by 46 to 42 percent. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.
  • Senator Stevens guilty of all seven corruption counts

    10/27/2008 1:59:27 PM PDT · by jasonmyos · 91 replies · 4,479+ views
    Legal Newsline ^ | 10/27/08
    <p>WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) -- A Washington jury on Monday found U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens of Alaska guilty of all seven corruption counts he was charged with over gifts he accepted from an oil industry contractor but failed to report.</p> <p>Jurors said Stevens, who is running for a seventh term, deliberately failed to disclose on mandatory Senate financial disclosure forms more than $250,000 in home renovations and other gifts from the oil company VECO and its chief executive officer, Bill Allen.</p>
  • US Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr., Angling for Obama's US Senate Seat

    10/27/2008 10:06:27 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 17 replies · 709+ views
    The Hill ^ | October 26, 2008 | Alexander Bolton
    Illinois political insiders say Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who defended Barack Obama after his father famously threatened to castrate him, is the favorite to replace the Democratic nominee in the Senate. Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) scolded his father, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, publicly after his comments were caught unexpectedly on tape before an interview with Fox News this summer.
  • Election 2008: Iowa Senate Election (Reed vs Harkin)

    10/27/2008 8:24:57 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 18 replies · 882+ views ^ | October 25, 2008 |
    Incumbent Democrat Tom Harkin continues to hold a solid lead over Republican challenger Chris Reed in Iowa's U.S. Senate race. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in the state finds Harkin leading 57% to 41%. Harkin has expanded his lead somewhat from late September,, when he led by 14 points. The senator has been well ahead since tracking of the race began in June. Harkin is seeking his fifth term in the Senate. In his last re-election bid, Harkin beat his Republican opponent, Greg Ganske, 54% to 44%. Reed is a Navy veteran and businessman. The race is noticeably close...
  • Two veterans groups endorse Gilmore for Senate ("don't ask, don't tell")

    10/17/2008 8:41:41 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 16 replies · 566+ views ^ | Friday, Oct 17, 2008 - 08:51 PM | By TYLER WHITLEY
    Former Gov. Jim Gilmore picked up the endorsements of two veterans groups today. Vets for Freedom and Iraqi Veterans Group said they are backing Gilmore's U.S. Senate campaign because of his military background and experience in fighting terrorism. Appearing with veterans at a news conference at the General Assembly Building, Gilmore said he supports the U.S. military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy, which allows gays and lesbians to serve in the military until their behavior becomes overt. Gilmore, a Republican, is running against Democrat Mark R. Warner, also a former governor, for the seat of Sen. John W. Warner, a...
  • Franken easily outraises Coleman in latest report

    10/16/2008 4:32:45 PM PDT · by americanophile · 16 replies · 679+ views
    StarTribune ^ | October 15, 2008 | AP
    WASHINGTON - New campaign finance reports show that DFL challenger Al Franken raised nearly twice as much money as Republican Sen. Norm Coleman. But Coleman still had a healthy advantage in cash going into the campaign's final weeks.
  • GOP pulling ads from Louisiana[Senate race]

    10/16/2008 11:07:59 AM PDT · by BGHater · 35 replies · 1,158+ views
    The Hill ^ | 16 Oct 2008 | Ian Swanson
    Senate Republicans are pulling advertising from the Louisiana Senate race, the only contest in which they were on the offense. The decision, reported by local media, is a blow to the GOP candidate, Louisiana state Treasurer John Kennedy, and good news for Sen. Mary Landrieu, long seen as the lone vulnerable Democratic senator in this cycle. Landrieu won election in 2002 with just 52 percent of the vote, and some believe the state has turned more Republican since Hurricane Katrina, which shrank the size of New Orleans. Still, Landrieu has been comfortably ahead in recent polls. She led by 13...
  • Dems see pick-up of 9-12 Senate Seats

    10/15/2008 12:46:49 PM PDT · by pabianice · 51 replies · 1,398+ views
    3bluedudes ^ | 10/15/08
    Last time we wrote this very article, it was 9/26/08. So, let’s take a look at whether any changes are in line. Revisions or changes will be in RED. Here is the Tracker –> Senate Race Table. (Our Methodology: We take the polling average of the 4 MOST RECENT polls and average them together to reach a real number of where the race is at, statistically. That prevents outliers from effecting our numbers too much and needlessly shifting races) We have listed THREE GUARANTEED DEM Pickups: Virginia, New Mexico, and Colorado. Out: Virginia, Senator John Warner and New Mexico Senator...
  • For Republicans, A Grim November Beckons

    10/14/2008 3:21:26 PM PDT · by Reagan Man · 47 replies · 1,274+ views
    NATIONAL JOURNAL ^ | October.14, 2008 | Charlie Cook
    The slogan on the Morton Salt boxes is, "when it rains, it pours." For Republicans, the past few years must seem like monsoon season. On the presidential level, the Gallup national tracking polls have shown Sen. Barack Obama with 50, 51 or 52 percent in every three-day moving average since Oct. 4, with Sen. John McCain between 41 percent and 43 percent in every average over that same period. No presidential contender in modern times has successfully closed this wide a gap in this short a time. At this point, a major international event would be required to shift the...
  • How Norm Coleman Lost Tonight's Debate (A Blogger's Perspective)

    10/13/2008 7:33:11 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 44 replies · 2,064+ views
    WCCO-TV (CBS Affiliate in Minneapolis/St Paul) ^ | 10/11/08 | Esme Murphy - Journalist
    Anyone who has been involved in a school yard fight knows the old rule, 2 against 1 will win every time. At tonight's debate Norm Coleman sat literally in the middle of Independent candidate Dean Barkley and Democrat Al Franken. He was eviscerated by both men. The most devastating moment came when one of the moderators asked, "What do you think is the greatest threat to our country"? The moderator went on to say it could be any threat, not just of the military kind. Al Franken went first and said the biggest threat was Al Qaeda, and that the...
  • Poll shows race moving in Merkley's direction (OR Senate race)

    10/13/2008 4:38:21 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 28 replies · 769+ views
    The Portland Oregonian ^ | October 13, 2008 | Jeff Mapes
    A new SurveyUSA poll suggests Oregon's Senate race may be shifting in the direction of Democrat Jeff Merkley. The poll, broadcast on KATU's noon news, showed Merkley with 46 percent to 41 percent for Sen. Gordon Smith, R-Ore. Constitution Party candidate David Brownlow had 7 percent and the remaining 6 percent were undecided. The margin of error is 4.1 percentage points, plus or minus.
  • Minnesota Sen. Coleman says he’ll stop negative campaign ads

    10/10/2008 5:15:11 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 54 replies · 1,099+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | October 10, 2008
    Minnesota Sen. Norm Coleman, locked in an increasingly tight and bitter election contest with Democrat Al Franken, said Friday that his campaign would halt negative advertising in a race recently dominated by it. Coleman, a Republican, said the unstable economy demands that the race focus on issues. He said he would also ask independent groups advertising on his behalf to pull negative ads, although by law they are not required to do so. "I decided I was not all that interested in returning to Washington for another six years based on the judgment of voters that I was not as...
  • Udall's lead over Schaffer shrinks

    10/10/2008 4:33:39 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 8 replies · 498+ views
    The Denver Post ^ | October 4, 2008 | Karen Auge
    Democrat Mark Udall still leads among Colorado's likely voters, but his Republican rival, Bob Schaffer, is narrowing the gap, according to a Denver Post poll. Udall, who had been up by as many as 10 percentage points in previous polls, is favored by 43 percent of registered voters surveyed, to Schaffer's 38 percent. But with 14 percent of respondents saying they haven't made up their minds less than a month before the election, it's clear the race is much tighter than it appeared to be over the summer, said Brad Coker, managing director of Mason-Dixon Polling and Research.

    10/09/2008 8:52:05 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 7 replies · 514+ views ^ | OCT 9, 2008 | By Dick Armey
    FIGHT FOR JIM GILMORE By Dick Armey Dear Virginia Taxpayer, I know what it's like to fight for what you believe in. As a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for 18 years, and the Majority Leader from 1995 to 2002, I know it takes courage and dedication to stand up for working families and protect taxpayers who are facing an ever growing burden as a result of what's happening in Washington. There is always someone who believes bigger government and higher taxes are the answer to every problem, someone determined to take away more and more of...
  • Schumer rips Chamber of Commerce

    10/08/2008 1:15:41 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 30 replies · 819+ views
    The Hill ^ | 10/08/08 | J. Taylor Rushing
    Schumer rips Chamber of Commerce By J. Taylor Rushing Posted: 10/08/08 01:17 PM [ET] DSCC Chairman Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) came out swinging Wednesday against the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, saying the business lobby was no longer nonpartisan and “has turned into a wing” of the GOP. In a press conference at Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) headquarters, Schumer said the path and pattern of the contributions indicate that the Chamber is afraid of the Democrats winning the critical Senate threshold of 60 seats — a goal he said is within reach now more than ever. Democrats already have 51 seats...
  • NRA Endorses NM Congressional Candidate Ed Tinsley and Senate Candidate Steve Pearce

    10/08/2008 7:45:05 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 9 replies · 450+ views ^ | 2008-10-06 | Sarina Turnbull
    The National Rifle Association has endorsed New Mexico congressional candidate Ed Tinsley. Tinsley is vying for the seat being vacated by Congressman Steve Pearce, who is running for the U.S. Senate. The Republican candidate is running against Hobbs businessman Harry Teague. The National Rifle Association awarded Tinsley an A rating, which means the candidate is solidly pro-gun. The A rating is usually reserved for incumbents. Teague received an A-Q rating, which means his rating is based solely on a questionnaire. The Tinsley campaign recently criticized Teague's position on the second amendment, citing an Albuquerque Journal interview where the Democrat was...
  • Gilmore: U.S. policies sank economy

    10/08/2008 7:33:53 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 19 replies · 444+ views ^ | October 8, 2008 | By Drew Houff
    WINCHESTER — Taxpayers will pay now or later for the $700 billion financial bailout signed into law by President Bush last Friday. Former Gov. Jim Gilmore, a candidate for the Senate seat being vacated by fellow Republican John Warner, talks about the financial bailout package approved last week. He was interviewed Tuesday at The Winchester Star. (Photo by Jeff Taylor) That glum perspective was offered Tuesday by former Gov. Jim Gilmore, campaigning in Winchester for the Senate seat being vacated by fellow Republican John Warner, who is retiring after 30 years. Gilmore is running against his successor as governor, Democrat...
  • Daily Senate 2009 Outlook Tracking: Dems 58, Repubs 42

    10/06/2008 7:16:51 AM PDT · by pabianice · 19 replies · 817+ views
    This is a very thin bulwark against an Obama/Lib rampage through America.
  • John Warner might vote for Democrat (does this surprise anyone?)

    10/04/2008 4:01:21 PM PDT · by personalaccts · 22 replies · 556+ views ^ | 10/4/08 | Mike Allen
    John Warner might vote for Democrat By MIKE ALLEN | 10/4/08 1:55 PM EDT Text Size: Retiring Sen. John W. Warner (R-Va.) beat his Democratic opponent, Mark R. Warner, by 6 percentage points in the Old Dominion’s “Warner vs. Warner” race of 1996. Now, he might cross party lines and vote for him. Mark Warner, who went on to become a popular governor, is running to succeed John Warner in the Senate. Mark Warner’s opponent is another former governor, James S. Gilmore III, a Republican who has received little support from the state’s power structure and lags by 26 points...
  • Mark Warner No Where to Run (Says would not confirm Justices like Scalia and Thomas)

    10/03/2008 7:21:29 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 11 replies · 470+ views ^ | October 3, 2008 |
      October 3, 2008 For Immediate Release   THE CHOICE IS CLEAR: JIM GILMORE WHO FIGHTS FOR THE TAXPAYERS OR MARK WARNER WHO WILL FIGHT FOR THE HIGH ROLLERS ON WALL STREET Alexandria – Former Gov. Jim Gilmore, candidate for the Virginia U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Sen. John Warner, said today in a debate with Mark Warner on statewide television the choice for Virginia voters in the November 4th election is clear -- a U.S. Senator like Jim Gilmore who will fight for taxpayers and oppose federal government bailouts or a U.S. Senator like Mark Warner who...
  • Presidential Race Deadlocked in Colorado Prior to Debate(McCain 43% Obama 44%)

    10/03/2008 2:55:48 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 23 replies · 1,183+ views
    CIRULI ASSOCIATES POLL (pdf) ^ | October 01, 2008 | Floyd Ciruli
    Udall has 7‐Point Lead in U.S. Senate Race In the latest Ciruli Associates statewide voter poll, conducted just prior to the September 26 presidential debate, the race in Colorado was deadlocked at 44 percent for Senator Barack Obama and 43 percent for Senator John McCain. Presidential Election Senate Election Mark Udall has a seven-point lead in the U.S. Senate race over Bob Schaffer, 45 percent to 38 percent. Senate Election Ciruli Associates, N501, 2008 Question: Let me ask you about the U.S. Senate race here in Colorado. If you had to vote today for U.S. Senator, would you vote for...
  • SurveyUSA poll: Coleman with double-digit lead;(McCain 47-46)

    10/03/2008 9:37:27 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 34 replies · 1,486+ views
    Minnesota Independent ^ | 10/3/08 9:41 AM | By Paul Demko
    After months of showing the U.S. Senate race as a statistical dead heat, the latest SurveyUSA poll finds Norm Coleman with a solid 10-point lead. The incumbent draws support from 43 percent of respondents, with Democrat Al Franken trailing at 33 percent. Perhaps most notable, however, is the strong showing of Independence Party candidate Dean Barkley. Despite his late entry into the race and raising almost no money, Barkley garners support from 19 percent of those polled. Assessments of the IP candidate’s strength have varied widely in recent weeks. A pair of polls last month showed him in double digits,...
  • Rep. Mark Udall says Rangel should step down

    09/28/2008 5:54:40 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies · 528+ views
    The Hill ^ | 09/28/08 | Aaron Blake
    Rep. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) said Sunday that House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) should step down from his chairmanship while an ethics investigation takes place. Questioned by host Tom Brokaw on NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’, Udall initially cited the ethics process and demurred. When pressed, though, he said that it would be “helpful” if Rangel stepped down. “I think it would be helpful if Charles Rangel stepped down,” Udall said.
  • Warner wins support despite silence on gay issues (Warner thanks Gay Lesbian Community)

    09/27/2008 10:54:33 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 3 replies · 289+ views ^ | September 26, 2008 | CHRIS JOHNSON
    Pledging support Despite Warner’s reluctance to talk about these issues, numerous gay Virginia residents have pledged their support to the candidate. About 60 people attending the Virginia Partisans barbecue last month showed their support by cheering Warner during his speech and urging him to pursue the White House. Warner focused on non-gay issues during his speech, but he briefly acknowledged gay Virginians. “I thank the GLBT community for their active support, and more importantly for their engagement in Virginia,” he said. Osborne, who hosted the barbecue at his home, said it could be problematic for Warner to bring gay issues...
  • VA Republican Roundup! (Meet Eric Cantor, Free Food BBQ!, Kids blowup play areas)

    09/27/2008 10:03:15 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 19 replies · 459+ views ^ | September 27th, 2008 | Eric Cantor
  • Mark Warner Misleading Voters in Virginia

    09/26/2008 10:59:03 AM PDT · by 7thson · 7 replies · 392+ views
    I was in Crystal City, Virginia this morning driving along Jeff Davis Hwy. In the median were 3 campaign signs: McCain-Palin, Mark Warner, McCain-Palin. The Mark Warner sign was in-between the two McCain-Palin signs. The last name Warner is in big white letters with his first name very small and above the last name. They are doing this on purpose. Voters will see this and believe it to be John Warner, especially since it is mixed in with the McCain-Palin signs. Is there any way to stop this fraud?
  • Louisiana Politics: New Commercial Shows Problems For Kennedy In US Senate Race

    09/26/2008 9:51:29 AM PDT · by Impy · 8 replies · 652+ views
    Bayou Buzz ^ | 9-22-08 | Jeff Crouere
    In her new campaign commercial, U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu highlights the endorsement of St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Jack Strain. In the commercial, Strain touts Landrieu’s leadership and what she has delivered to the parish post-Katrina. The fact that a prominent Republican in the only Republican majority parish in the state is not endorsing the Republican candidate is quite telling. Strain is not alone either, for other Republican elected officials on the Northshore are also endorsing Landrieu. For example, St. Tammany Parish Assessor Patricia Schwartz Core and St. Tammany Parish President Kevin Davis are both supporting Landrieu. What makes matters even...
  • Mark Warner/Obama Like Plug and Play

    09/25/2008 8:49:17 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 4 replies · 481+ views ^ | September 25, 2008 |
    Mark Warner/Obama Like Plug and Play
  • Grand New Party

    09/25/2008 4:54:03 PM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies · 332+ views
    World Magazine ^ | 9/25/2008 | Mark Bergin
    During John McCain's speech at the Republican National Convention, he promised to veto the kind of me-first, country-second pork-barrel spending that many legislators have used to help keep themselves in office over the years. He vowed to make the names of such earmark gluttons famous—or infamous, as the case may be. Debbie Joslin, president of Eagle Forum Alaska and the state's Republican national committeewoman, stood among the throng at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn., and watched in amazement as her fellow representatives from Alaska cheered and hollered their approval—seemingly unaware that their party's U.S. Senate nominee Ted...
  • Illinois Federation for Right to Life Endorses Steve Sauerberg

    09/25/2008 4:21:35 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 402+ views ^ | 9/23/2008 | Illinois Federation for Right to Life
    The Illinois Federation for Right to Life Political Action Committee (IFRL-PAC) is pleased to announce the endorsement of Steve Sauerberg Republican Candidate for the U. S. Senate in the general election to be held November 4, 2008. The foundation upon which our country was built is the protection of human life. The protection of unborn children in Illinois is of primary importance. If we do not restore and maintain the protection of the right to life for the weakest and most helpless members of our Society, we ourselves will become endangered. We are proud to announce our endorsement of Steve...
  • Senate Candidate Jim Gilmore Releases Energy for America Plan

    09/24/2008 6:55:22 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 2 replies · 95+ views ^ | Jim Gilmore's Energy for America Plan | Jim Gilmore
    INCREASED OIL/GAS PRODUCTION ANWR Development · Increasing domestic oil production from the vast reserves of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) is a solid first step towards making American energy independent; the Department of the Interior estimates ANWR has between 10 to 18 billion barrels of oil. · ANWR is unique among potential energy solutions in that the cost for its development would be met by private industry. · The development of ANWR would foster immediate job growth around the country; estimates show that in Virginia alone between 3000 and almost 7000 jobs would be created. Offshore Drilling · We...
  • Gilmore Questions Bailout

    09/24/2008 6:35:40 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 5 replies · 108+ views
    HARRISONBURG - Former Gov. Jim Gilmore, a Republican, is not ready to support the Bush administration's proposed $700 billion bailout of America's troubled financial institutions. Gilmore, seeking the seat now held by retiring Sen. John Warner, R-Va., said accountability has to be built into any plan to rescue such firms as insurance giant American International Group Inc. and other lenders saddled with billions of dollars in bad debt. Gilmore, who was in Harrisonburg on Monday to address the Rotary Club, made his remarks with six weeks to go before Election Day. Gilmore is facing another former governor, Mark Warner, on...
  • Colorado Senate: Udall’s Lead Cut to Two (Udall (D) 46% Schaffer (R) 44%)

    09/25/2008 12:33:19 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 20 replies · 259+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | Wednesday, September 24, 2008 | Scott Rasmussen
    The U.S. Senate race in Colorado has gotten even closer over the past month. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in the state now finds Democrat Mark Udall with a modest 46% to 44% edge over Republican Bob Schaffer. In August, Udall led the race by a 48% to 41% margin. The gap has steadily decreased since Udall’s biggest lead in mid-June. The two men are competing to replace retiring Republican Senator Wayne Allard. Though his lead overall has slipped, Udall is still ahead 47% to 34% among unaffiliated voters. He also leads 50% to 39% among women. Schaffer has...
  • Sununu Moves Ahead in New Hampshire

    09/25/2008 8:52:18 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 43 replies · 745+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | September 24, 2008
    Incumbent Republican Senator John Sununu can breathe a little easier in New Hampshire if the numbers keep trending his way in his rematch race against former Governor Jeanne Shaheen. Sununu, viewed until recently as perhaps the GOP’s most endangered senator, now leads Shaheen 52% to 45%, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of voters in the state. A month ago Sununu was down by 10, but in July the volatile Senate race was a five-point affair. In June Shaheen had her largest lead ever.
  • New Elections Chief Has Udall Ties, Too (New Mexico/Democrats)

    09/25/2008 6:47:44 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 8 replies · 393+ views
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | September 25, 2008 | Dan Boyd
    SANTA FE — The New Mexico Secretary of State's Office can't seem to avoid controversy in choosing a new Bureau of Elections director. Just three weeks after the office's previous choice, the son-in-law of Democratic Rep. and U.S. Senate candidate Tom Udall, declined the job amidst a flurry of criticism, the new pick for the post has come under similar fire. Gerald Gonzalez, a Santa Fe attorney, also has connections to Udall, having worked for the congressman while Udall was New Mexico attorney general from 1995 to 1998 and later serving as Udall's chief of staff during his first term...
  • Liberal Hollywood Sycophants Seek Cash

    09/25/2008 5:11:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 412+ views ^ | September 25, 2008 | Scott Bensing
    When choosing who to support in politics, different people have various standards. Some are single issue voters and won’t cast a ballot for a candidate who disagrees with them on a specific issue, such as eliminating secret ballot elections. Others choose a candidate based on specific areas of concern, like national security or fiscal responsibility. And still others may seek out candidates they believe most closely shares their values. This weekend, liberal, Hollywood Democrats are choosing to support the candidates they believe most closely represent their values. This Saturday, the Hollywood crowd is hosting a fundraiser for like-minded Senate candidates...
  • Colorado Is Importing Democrats

    09/24/2008 7:45:32 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 35 replies · 220+ views
    Slate ^ | 24 September 2008 | Bill Bishop
    Colorado is turning purple because of migration. There have been other, longer explanations for why traditionally Republican Colorado is in play this election. Real Clear Politics has all the numbers. Ryan Lizza in the New Yorker has a good article on the ascendance of Democratic politicians in the state. Christopher Beam does the same fine job of parsing the politics of the state on Slate. But migration tells a better story. Colorado hasn't become what Stuart Rothenberg calls the most important state in November because of what politicians have or have not done or because of a new array of...