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  • Berg Leads Heitkamp (by 10) in New N.D. Poll

    10/20/2012 10:50:28 AM PDT · by dfergu7477 · 9 replies
    National Journal ^ | October 20, 2012 | Julie Sobel
    After months of polls showing a dead heat in North Dakota's Senate race, a new survey conducted for Forum Communications Co. shows GOP Rep. Rick Berg breaking out with a 10-point lead. The poll, conducted by Essman/Research, has Berg leading former Democratic Attorney General Heidi Heitkamp, 50 percent to 40 percent. Ten percent of respondents say they remain undecided. Heitkamp has a slight advantage among independents (44 percent to 41 percent for Berg), while 15 percent remain undecided. "I think the biggest takeaway from the poll would be the independents," said Deborah Stearns, vice president and marketing research director for...
  • Mr. Johnson Goes to Washington

    10/20/2012 7:43:42 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    WSJ ^ | 10-20-12 | Allysia Finley
    'I try to forget I had a good life," Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson wistfully quips about his career before being elected in 2010—or as good a life as could be had running a business in the midst of an unrelenting regulatory and rhetorical assault from Washington. Mr. Johnson jumped into the fire two years ago when he toppled progressive Democrat Russ Feingold in one of the year's marquee Senate races. He met with Journal editors this week to discuss what he has learned during his first two years in office and what he hopes to accomplish in the next four....
  • NC Senate candidate arrested on drug charges (RAT Bender being held under $300,000 bond)

    10/19/2012 2:46:26 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    News Observer ^ | 10/19/12
    NC Senate candidate arrested on drug chargesThe Associated Press Modified Fri, Oct 19, 2012 04:07 PM ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. -- Authorities say a Democratic candidate for the N.C. Senate is in jail on charges that he sold prescription pills from his home. Castalia town commissioner Clarence Alexander Bender was arrested during a traffic stop Thursday by Nash County deputies. Bender is charged with three counts of trafficking opium or heroin and maintaining a place for keeping and storage of a controlled substance.
  • West Michigan: Debbie Stabenow or Pete Hoekstra for Senate? (Freep this Poll)

    10/19/2012 1:59:12 PM PDT · by CreviceTool · 16 replies
    M-Live ^ | October 19, 2012 | Editors
    Next week, MLive.com and The Grand Rapids Press will make the decision about who we believe should be elected Michigan's U.S. Senator. We'd like your help. Unfortunately, Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Lansing and former Congressman Pete Hoekstra, R-Holland, couldn't reach an agreement on debates, so you won't get to see them square off on the issues. But you've likely seen or heard a campaign ad and maybe you've made your decision. Now help us make ours.
  • Could Claire McCaskill lose to Todd Akin? You betcha

    10/19/2012 10:38:00 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 29 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 10/19/12 | William Jacobson
    Claire McCaskill is so unpopular that she’s barely running ahead of Todd Akin despite his self-inflicted wounds and the defection of almost all of the Republican establishment from supporting him. McCaskill has had to spend heavily just to stay slightly ahead: Senator Claire McCaskill, the Missouri Democrat fighting to keep her seat, spent nearly $7 million over a three-month period through the end of September and her campaign had more than $2.1 million in the bank for her race against Representative Todd Akin, according to quarterly disclosure reports her campaign released on Monday. Could McCaskill lose? Two days ago the...
  • WI Senate: Dem Baldwin Wanted to Block Body Armor Funding for Troops

    10/19/2012 9:40:11 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10-19-12 | Rebel Pundit
    It is always stunning to learn the truths about certain elected officials in our government. In a startling revelation from Media Trackers Wisconsin, Rep. Tammy Baldwin co-sponsored legislation to block funding of body armor and medical supplies to our troops in combat. She did this during each of her terms in congress from 2003-2009. At least four times Baldwin co-sponsored the legislation, in 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2009. It was only in 2011 when Baldwin was considering her possible run for the U.S. Senate that her name does not appear as a co-sponsor on this legislation. From Media Trackers: The...
  • The 113th Congress Will Decide Nation’s Fiscal Future, Not the President

    10/19/2012 7:35:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 19, 2012 | Julie Barowsky
    Mitt Romney certainly wasn’t the first choice to be the Republican presidential nominee for most limited government activists. Some have reluctantly warmed to Romney in recent months because they find him preferable to Obama. Other liberty lovers, particularly those within the Ron Paul-inspired Liberty Movement, refuse to throw their support behind Romney or Obama. Regardless of whether a liberty-minded president is an option on the big ticket, the outcomes of the congressional races are far more important, as Congress will truly determine the fiscal policies coming out of Washington. If we really want to put an end to reckless spending,...
  • Whistle-blower audio: Sen. Claire McCaskill’s husband cut business deals in Senate Dining Room

    10/18/2012 9:20:58 PM PDT · by Optimist · 42 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/18/2012 | Matthew Boyle
    Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill’s husband used the U.S. Senate Dining Room to cut business deals selling tax credits tied to stimulus money, a whistle-blowing executive inside his company alleged on an audio recording exclusively obtained by The Daily Caller < snip > “He [McCaskill’s husband] did 4 projects — these were rural development deals where he came in and stole from a guy and he did the federal credits and he got Enterprise Bank to invest in those four deals and those have been really iffy,” Woods said on the tape. < snip > Woods said those four projects —...
  • Say NO to Bob Kerrey's Disgusting Attack Ads (Kerrey Pimps Edward's pollster).

    10/18/2012 8:19:27 PM PDT · by Kolath · 3 replies
    Deb Fischer For Senate ^ | 10/19/2012 | Deb Fischer Campaign
    Make no mistake: Bob Kerrey is desperate because he can't win by talking about the issues or running on his record. In a disappointing turn of events, Kerrey has made the decision to run an unbelievably negative and dishonest television ad that distorts the facts of a lawsuit in an effort to smear Senator Fischer's character.
  • The race for the Senate

    10/18/2012 10:54:50 AM PDT · by Teacher317 · 23 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | 10/16/2012
    RealClearPolitics I just posted on an Obama-losing-VA thread that I hadn't seen much on the Senate races. With Obama starting to cede more states, and increasing spending in places like CA and NYC, it's clear that the Dems are in real trouble. Looking at the Senate, the link shows an excellent breakdown of the expected Senate composition, and the toss-up seats.
  • Please Freep this Hawaii U.S. Senate online poll

    10/18/2012 2:08:22 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 23 replies
    Hawaii News Now ^ | 10-16-2012 | KITV
    Survey After watching the KITV/Civilbeat.com U.S. Senate debate, which candidate will you vote for? Mazie Hirono. - 55% (157 votes) Linda Lingle. - 42% (120 votes) Undecided. - 3% (10 votes) Total Votes: 287
  • FREEP this Hawaii U.S. Senate poll

    10/17/2012 8:16:10 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 8 replies
    Hawaii News Now ^ | Oct. 16 , 2012 | KITV
    Hirono, Lingle come out swinging in U.S. Senate debate Hirono attacks Lingle's Republican ties; Lingle criticizes Hirono's missed votes
  • Kimball Political Consulting Results for 10-12, 10-13 VA Poll (Romney 54%, Obama 43%)

    10/17/2012 12:02:31 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Methodology (Caller ID) All respondents interviewed in this study were part of a fully representative sample of registered voters in the state of Virginia using a probability sampling method of landlines for a total sample of N=696 registered “likely” voters. The Margin of Error for the sample is +/- 3.7% with a confidence level of 95%. The survey was administered using an Automated Telephone Interviewing (ATI) system. The ATI system allows data to be entered directly into a computerized database through the numbers on interviewee’s phone, providing a highly reliable system of data collection. A random sample of registered voters...
  • COMMITTEE PLANS INDEPENDENT, BIPARTISAN INQUIRY INTO BENGHAZI 9/11/12 TERRORIST ATTACK

    10/16/2012 10:04:55 AM PDT · by nanetteclaret · 5 replies
    Sen. Lieberman's Website ^ | October 15, 2012 | Sen. Joseph Lieberman
    WASHINGTON – Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Joe Lieberman, ID-Conn., and Ranking Member Susan Collins, R-Maine, Friday announced they would conduct a bipartisan inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the terrorist attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11, 2012, that killed four Americans including Ambassador Christopher Stevens. “The lives of four patriots serving their country until the end were lost September 11, 2012, during a terrorist attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya. Those four men, their loved ones, and the American people deserve a full and fair accounting of why and...
  • Senate Update: RCP calls PA a tossup - now 45D-43R with 12 tossups

    10/16/2012 5:47:43 AM PDT · by Eccl 10:2 · 19 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | 10/16/12 | RCP
    RCP is now calling PA Senate Smith (R) vs Casey (D) a tossup. They now call it 45D to 43R with 12 tossups.
  • Mandel vs. Brown debate on now

    10/15/2012 4:06:52 PM PDT · by staytrue · 18 replies
    self | 10-15-2012 | self
    Mandel vs. Brown debate on now
  • Elizabeth Warren raises $4.6 million more than Scott Brown in latest fundraising quarter

    10/15/2012 1:24:04 PM PDT · by matt04 · 16 replies
    Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren raised over $4 million more than Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown in the fundraising quarter that ended Sept. 30, according to numbers announced Monday by both campaigns. Warren’s campaign said the Harvard Law School professor raised $12.1 million between July and September. Brown’s campaign said the sitting senator raised $7.45 million. Throughout the campaign, Warren has consistently raised more money each quarter than Brown, in a race that is the most expensive Senate election in Massachusetts history and is on track to be the most expensive Senate race in the country this year. Counting...
  • On Drunk Armadillos, Adam C. Smith,The Tampa Bay Times and Florida Senate Race

    10/14/2012 7:59:59 PM PDT · by BloggyBayou · 1 replies
    PracticalState ^ | 10/14/2012 | E. R. White
    In Florida, Connie Mack is in an uphill struggle to unseat Senator Bill Nelson. While he has been slowly inching up against Ol’ Bill (last Poll 47-42), most of his progress can be directly tied to Romney’s incredible first debate performance (and possibly the MSM coming to grips with the realization that they'd better start having more realistic poll samples in order to salvage, post November 6, what little reputation they’ll have left)
  • Casey and Smith to Debate in Pa. Senate Race

    10/14/2012 6:58:05 AM PDT · by Tamzee · 25 replies
    National Journal ^ | October 12, 2012 | Michael Catalini
    (snip) The debate between Democratic Sen. Bob Casey and Republican challenger Tom Smith will air from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 28 on Philadelphia's 6ABC. Veteran Philly newsman Jim Gardner will moderate the debate between the Keystone State's junior senator and Smith with Action News' Monica Malpass and Vernon Odom as panelists, the Casey campaign announced today. (snip)
  • NARAL Pro-Choice America (21,049 member) PAC Proudly Endorses Elizabeth Warren for U.S. Senate

    10/11/2012 4:20:41 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    enewspf ^ | 10/11/12
    NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC Proudly Endorses Elizabeth Warren for U.S. SenateThursday, 11 October 2012 10:39 Pro-choice group will activate its 21,049 member activists in key race Washington, D.C.--(ENEWSPF)--October 11, 2012. Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, announced yesterday that her organization’s political action committee endorsed pro-choice candidate, Elizabeth Warren to represent the Bay State in the U.S. Senate. **SNIP** NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC has given the maximum contribution of $10,000 to Warren’s campaign. The organization will activate its 21,049 members in Massachusetts and encourage them to support Warren’s election efforts.