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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
    dartmouth.edu ^ | 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 https://www.saxby.org/Contribute.aspx
  • 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!
  • SENATE FINAL PREDICTIONS & RESULTS 2008 (Live Thread)...

    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
    http://www.rasmussenreports.com ^ | October 25, 2008 | www.rasmussenreports.com
    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
    http://www.inrich.com ^ | 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...