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  • Colorado: Model for the Rest of the Nation?: From Swing State to Solidly Blue

    09/05/2013 6:35:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/05/2013 | Derrick Wilburn
    At this very moment here in my home state of Colorado we are in the throes of a bitterly fought recall election campaign against two of our elected state representatives, senators John Morse (D-Colorado Springs) and Angela Giron (D-Pueblo). Those who have sought the state's constitutional remedy for out-of-touch and/or control legislators cite as their motivation these two senators' votes in the 2013 legislative session. The people spearheading the surprisingly bipartisan recall effort claim these senators stopped paying attention to the people they represent and voted in spite of rather than in accordance with the will of their constituents. At...
  • Wilder raises doubts about Obama in battleground Virginia

    11/02/2012 3:14:51 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 1, 2012 | Steve Contorno
    Former Virginia Gov. Doug Wilder, America's first elected black governor, has his own reservations about America's first black president, Barack Obama. Wilder, an emphatic Obama supporter in 2008, said his fellow Democrat should have focused more on creating jobs during his first term and faulted the president for failing to keep his campaign promise to bridge the partisan gap in Washington. "I think he's governed left of center and didn't focus on jobs and economic recovery," Wilder told The Washington Examiner. But will Wilder still vote for Obama on Tuesday in a battleground state Obama is desperate to win again?...
  • Romney tries to put PA in play

    11/01/2012 9:06:41 PM PDT · by LittleSpotBlog · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/1/12 | Jim Acosta
    Norfolk, Virginia (CNN) –In a late campaign push to change the battleground map, Mitt Romney will travel to Pennsylvania on Sunday in the hopes of capturing the traditionally Democratic-leaning state. A Romney campaign official confirmed to CNN the GOP nominee will stop in the Philadelphia area Sunday afternoon.
  • Romney team sees Ohio numbers moving their way

    10/30/2012 11:57:21 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 31, 2012 | Byron York
    There’s been a never-ending stream of polls in this presidential race, but a new survey from Gallup could mark a key moment in the campaign. Mitt Romney, Gallup reported Monday, is leading Barack Obama among Americans who have already voted. Fifteen percent of those surveyed have voted, Gallup said, and among them, Romney leads the president by 52 percent to 46 percent. The news was particularly bad for the president because at this time in 2008, Obama led John McCain by an even bigger margin. And it was made even worse because early-voting totals are lagging among some of the...
  • Wisconsin Saves America?

    10/30/2012 11:28:42 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | November 5, 2012 issue | JOHN MCCORMACK
    Speaking at a Tea Party rally on a sunny Saturday in June in southeastern Wisconsin, Paul Ryan confidently predicted Governor Scott Walker would win the recall election he was facing that coming Tuesday, June 5. “On Tuesday, we save Wisconsin,” Ryan said to applause from the crowd of 4,000. “And on November 6, Wisconsin saves America.” Ryan’s prediction of a Walker victory wasn’t very bold. The governor’s budget reforms had been the subject of intense debate for over a year, and every public poll taken during the final month before the election showed Walker clocking in at or above 50...
  • Romney set to visit University of Miami this week [as Obama's support fading]

    10/29/2012 12:16:59 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | October 28, 2012 | Marc Caputo
    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is heading to the University of Miami on Wednesday, according to his campaign. The Romney visit will come just three days after a Miami Herald poll showed President Barack Obama’s numbers aren’t where they need to be in Miami-Dade, Florida’s most-populous county, if he wants to carry the Sunshine State. To win Florida, Obama needs a big lead in Miami-Dade, where Democrats outnumber Republicans by 15 percentage points, 44-29 percent. Obama won Miami-Dade by a 16-point margin in 2008. A Sunday Miami Herald poll, however, shows Obama is winning Miami-Dade by only 9 percentage points....
  • Pennsylvania down voters from 4 years ago

    10/24/2012 11:47:41 PM PDT · by JustaCowgirl · 14 replies
    TribLive.com ^ | Oct 24, 2012 | Adam Smeltz
    Pennsylvania is approaching the Nov. 6 presidential election with 3 percent fewer registered voters than in fall 2008, an unusual slip that political analysts blame on a drop in voter enthusiasm across the country. Democrats especially experienced a slump, bleeding 229,396 registered voters in Pennsylvania since the last presidential race, state data show. Republicans are down 112,796 registrants, but voters unconnected to either major party grew by 7 percent, or 73,043, according to Pennsylvania Department of State figures. As of Monday the state had 8,487,093 voters, down from 8,755,588 in November 2008, despite a 2 percent population gain. Democrats still...
  • Bounce continues in new swing-state polling

    10/11/2012 6:53:57 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | OCTOBER 11, 2012 | ED MORRISSEY
    Plenty of new swing-state polling this morning, and almost all of it looks bad for Barack Obama. Business Insider looks at NBC/Marist and CBS/NYT/Quinnipiac polling and concludes, “President Barack Obama has lost his advantage across the electoral map.” Let’s start with the NBC take on their swing-state polling: Romney saw his largest gain in Virginia, where he now edges the president 48 percent to 47 percent, a 3-point reversal from last week’s poll, released the day of the first presidential debate. The spread is within the poll’s margin of error. In Florida, before the debate, it was a 1-point race...
  • Poll: Romney surges in Pennsylvania

    10/09/2012 10:35:06 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 9, 2012 | Dave Boyer
    Mitt Romney's strong performance in the first presidential debate may have put Pennsylvania back in play, and closed the gap with President Obama in other battleground states. A Siena Research Institute Poll on Tuesday showed the Republican nominee trailing Mr. Obama by only three percentage points, 43 percent to 40 percent, in the Keystone State. Other polls prior to the debate had shown Mr. Obama with as much as a 12-point lead. "Pennsylvania's 20 electoral votes suddenly appear to be up for grabs," said poll director Don Levy. "Romney not only has Republican support but now leads in vote-rich areas...
  • Preparations underway for Romney's Port St. Lucie visit [2:45 p.m. start time Sunday]

    10/07/2012 9:03:04 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    FOX 29, WFLX ^ | October 7, 2012
    [TODAY] PORT ST. LUCIE, FL (WFLX) - Fresh off of a busy week of campaigning, Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney prepares to make a stop along the Treasure Coast for a rally in Port St. Lucie on Sunday. The "Victory Rally with Mitt Romney, Port St. Lucie" event is put campaign crews into overdrive on Saturday as workers fought against the clock to prepare Tradition Square for crowds. "I'm wondering if there's going to be enough room?" said Cindy Mulleady, a Tradition resident. "I think we're going to have a much bigger turnout." The Romney campaign on Saturday said with...
  • Election 2012: New Hampshire President New Hampshire: Romney 48%, Obama 45%

    09/19/2012 7:36:33 AM PDT · by ScottinVA · 108 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 19 September 2012 | Scott Rasmussen
    Mitt Romney has now taken the lead in the swing state of New Hampshire. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in New Hampshire shows Romney with 48% support to President Obama’s 45%. Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate, and three percent (3%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
  • Daily Swing State Tracking Poll (O-46/R-45)

    09/09/2012 8:47:51 AM PDT · by Signalman · 31 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | 9/10/2012 | Scott Rasmussen
    Only one point separates Obama and Romney in the swing states. The states collectively hold 146 Electoral College votes and include Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin.
  • Romney cedes Ohio TV airwaves to Obama (at least for now)

    09/06/2012 12:24:41 PM PDT · by HenryArmitage · 67 replies
    LA Times ^ | September 6, 2012 | Michael Finnegan
    CLEVELAND — If you switched on a television in northern Ohio this week, chances are you saw an ad for President Obama’s reelection campaign. Or two. Or three. Over and over again. Mitt Romney? Nothing. Obama’s Republican challenger has spent much of the summer racing around the country gathering campaign donations to pay for advertising. And the legal restraints that kept him from spending money raised for the general election were lifted a week ago, when the party officially nominated him for president. Yet for reasons that his advisors declined to discuss, Romney has ceded the advertising airwaves to Obama...
  • Swing-State Voters' Enthusiasm Matches Voters' Nationally (Romney votes much more enthusiastic)

    07/10/2012 7:22:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Gallup ^ | 07/10/2012 | Lydia Saad
    PRINCETON, NJ -- Voters in this year's key election battleground states are similar to registered voters nationally in the enthusiasm they express about voting in the 2012 presidential election. Just under half of swing-state voters, 46%, as well as 43% of national voters, report feeling extremely or very enthusiastic about voting. The new results are from the USA Today/Gallup Swing States poll, conducted June 22-29 as part of Gallup Daily tracking with 1,200 registered voters in 12 states where the presidential race is expected to be closely contested: Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio,...
  • Another poll shows swing-state Michigan to be a toss-up

    06/21/2012 4:26:37 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 21, 2012 | Jonathan Easley
    President Obama and Mitt Romney are statistically tied in Michigan, according to a poll from Mitchell Research released on Thursday. Obama leads Romney 47 percent to 46 in the poll, which has a 3.5 percent margin of error. It’s the fourth poll in June to show the candidates neck and neck in the Wolverine State, which has swung reliably Democratic in recent elections and where Obama was up by double digits as recently as mid-May. “Obama will have to campaign very heavily in Michigan, something he did not want to do,” said Mitchell Research Chairman Steve Mitchell in a statement....
  • Yes, Pennsylvania Is Still a Swing State (Romney expands playing field)

    06/19/2012 7:25:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    New Republic ^ | 06/19/2012 | William Galston
    The past month has seen the momentum of the 2012 presidential election shift significantly. The national race is now in a virtual dead heat, and most key swing states are within the margin of error. And most important, it appears that Mitt Romney has expanded the playing field to include some states previously thought to be securely in President Obama’s column—including, in my view, Pennsylvania. I base these conclusions on an analysis of surveys conducted since the beginning of June. Here’s what they show. (When there are multiple surveys, as there are in most cases, these figures represent averages.) Wisconsin...
  • Poll: Obama and Romney statistically tied in swing-state Michigan

    Mitt Romney has caught President Obama in Michigan, according to a poll released Thursday. Obama still holds a slight edge in the poll, 46.9 to 45.5, but that’s within the survey’s 2.3 percent margin of error. The poll was conducted by Michigan-based political consultants Foster, McCollum, White & Associates. It’s the second straight poll to show Obama and Romney in a dead heat in the Wolverine State. Romney held a 1-point advantage in an EPIC-MRA poll released last week. Obama once had a commanding lead over Romney in Michigan, up by double digits as recently as mid-May, according to the...
  • Swing-State Voters Oppose Obamacare

    05/04/2012 12:13:42 AM PDT · by neverdem · 8 replies
    National Review Online ^ | May 3, 2012 | Ammon Simon
    Over at The Volokh Conspiracy, Randy Barnett points out a new Quinnipac poll of swing-state voters in Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. The poll is consistent with previous polling data on Obamacare, indicating that striking down all or part of Obamacare would not do great damage to the Supreme Court’s public image and perceived credibility.According to the poll, 53 percent of Florida voters, 52 percent of Ohio voters, and 46 percent of Pennsylvania voters think Congress should try to repeal the health-care law. This is notable for how far voters are willing to go in their opposition to Obamacare, when offered that...
  • Romney catches Obama in Quinnipiac swing-state polls

    05/03/2012 9:26:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/03/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Ah, it's good to be in full general-campaign mode, isn't it? Instead of having to play three-dimensional chess with polling numbers, with the head-to-head figures having to be calculated through the prism of a contested primary on one side, we're now entering into the clarity phase of polling. Mitt Romney has just begun to unite Republicans behind him, while Barack Obama has had an uncontested primary season, so the advantage still goes to Obama in polling ... and that's what has to be worrying Team Obama with the Quinnipiac polls from three swing states: Riding the voter perception that he...
  • Obama's Swing-State Cash Problem

    10/31/2011 6:11:35 PM PDT · by South40 · 4 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/31/2011 | Laura Colarusso
    If raising cash is the first presidential primary, the latest round of campaign filings contains early warning signs for Barack Obama in key states that were crucial to his election in 2008. Though he’s raised almost three times as much as Mitt Romney—the former governor of Massachusetts has brought in $32 million—the president is trailing his GOP rival in a handful of battleground states. In both Florida and Nevada, Romney nearly doubled the president’s haul, despite a crowded field of Republican candidates who are also vacuuming up donations. And Romney, of course, doesn’t enjoy the power of incumbency.
  • Romney to campaign in Virginia next week

    10/17/2011 7:26:58 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 7 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2011-10-17 | Anita Kumar
    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will visit Virginia next week for his first public events in the swing state this election cycle. The former Massachusetts governor will hold a fundraiser in Fairfax County Tuesday and a pair of campaign events Wednesday in Northern Virginia, according to sources familiar with his schedule who are not authorized to speak publicly about the trip.
  • Mr. President, Welcome To Brown Country (MA Now A Swing State Alert)

    02/02/2010 10:29:11 AM PST · by goldstategop · 8 replies · 361+ views
    National Review ^ | 2/02/2010 | Michael Graham
    The pundits say your staff put New Hampshire on your schedule because they wanted you to make your case on the economy before a swing-state audience. Have you checked the polls lately? Massachusetts is a swing state now. According to Public Policy Polling, just 44 percent of Bay State voters approve of the job you're doing as president. That's in a one-party, Democratic duchy where you got 62 percent of the vote just 15 months ago. There aren't any PPP numbers for New Hampshire, but around here liberals are like the temperatures. The farther north you go, the lower the...
  • McCain to be in Colorado Tuesday (And Turnout Percentages by Party)

    11/02/2008 8:27:47 PM PST · by Red Steel · 10 replies · 713+ views
    Rocky Mountian News ^ | November 2, 2008 at 12:45 p.m.
    Presidential candidate John McCain will visit Grand Junction on Election Day, his campaign announced today. Details have not been finalized, said McCain's Colorado spokesman, Tom Kise. McCain's visit follows that of his running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who will be on Colorado Springs on Monday.
  • We Matter. You Don't! (Ohio)

    11/02/2008 3:40:54 PM PST · by buccaneer81 · 11 replies · 816+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | November 2, 2008 | Connie Schultz
    We Matter. You Don't! This was a historic campaign in so many ways. Too bad for you we had all the fun here in Ohio. By Connie Schultz November 2, 2008 Every four years, Ohio becomes the center of the political universe. Oh sure, there was a lot of chatter about Florida in 2000, but how many times did you hear people complain that Florida wouldn't have mattered if Al Gore hadn't pulled out of, you guessed it, Ohio? All this attention on my home state is flattering, but its fickle nature is a teeny bit insulting. We're a fascinating...
  • Get ready for some Football!!! (Help purchase ads to run during NFL Football game on Sunday)

    10/31/2008 1:58:34 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 14 replies · 704+ views
    http://www.nationalrepublicantrust.com ^ | OCT 31,2008 | Scott Wheeler
    Get Ready for Some Football! Message from The National Republican Trust PAC From Scott Wheeler Dear Supporter: It's almost one minute to midnight. We are rolling out our final effort to defeat Barack Obama on national TV and major markets in swing states. The latest AP poll finds that 1 in 7 voters still hasn't decided how they will really vote — that's almost 15% of the electorate. Many voters simply don't decide until the last minute. Our ads can have a powerful effect. This weekend we want to buy ads on both the NFL Football game on Sunday and...
  • Minnesota: A polka-dot place

    09/11/2008 5:13:46 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 5 replies · 128+ views
    Economist ^ | September 11, 2008
    A formerly reliable Democratic state is now much less so - ON A hot summer day at Shady Oak Lake, teenagers line up for the high-diving board. Parents with small children wade in the shallows near the sandy beach. This suburban idyll, surrounded by leafy trees and big houses, lies near Edina, a town just west of Minnesota’s Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St Paul. Despite appearances, it is a political ground zero in a state the Republicans are fighting to snatch from the Democrats. Minnesota is famous as a liberal bastion. It is the only state not to have...
  • Raising Kaine?

    07/28/2008 6:47:15 PM PDT · by Salena Zito · 18 replies · 132+ views
    Has Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine's chances of landing the coveted spot as Obama's Veep risen? According to stories at both The Politico and the Washington Post Kaine has risen to the level of serious contender, along with Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh and Delaware Sen. Joe Biden. The WaPo story has close Kaine associates acknowledging that Kaine has told them that he has had "very serious" conversations with Obama about joining the ticket.
  • Rendell on Obama: "Not all of us are there yet"

    07/28/2008 11:28:12 AM PDT · by Salena Zito · 15 replies · 256+ views
    The Sen. Barack Obama campaign held a conference call this morning on one of the key battleground states in this race: Pennsylvania. Team O, led by Gov. Ed Rendell, stressed the importance of registering and winning over the one-million-plus, un-registered voters spread out over the Keystone State.
  • Cornering Pennsylvania

    07/27/2008 3:10:58 PM PDT · by Salena Zito · 30 replies · 177+ views
    It's complicated. Pennsylvania is a "purple" state that must go Democrat blue instead of Republican red for Barack Obama to win the November election. John McCain does not need Pennsylvania to win the White House, but Obama sure does.
  • Ohio GOPers Like Fred

    09/30/2007 3:24:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies · 530+ views
    Wide Open at Cleveland.com ^ | September 28, 2007 | Dave
    The Ohio Republican Party announced today the results of its 2007 Presidential Straw Poll, declaring former U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson the winner with 33 percent of the vote. Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani took second with 24 percent, and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney placed third with 17 percent of the ballots cast. A Fred vs. Hillary matchup would be an interesting repolarization of Ohio, as one would expect that the southern-oriented south and southwest Ohio would be quite friendly to Fred. I would think that Northeast Ohio would remain friendly to Hillary, leaving a big fight over...
  • New Mexico Declares Winner in Presidential Poll [Bush 376,930, Kerry 370,942]

    11/23/2004 3:00:48 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 29 replies · 1,525+ views
    Reuters ^ | November 23, 2004
    The final piece in the U.S. election puzzle fell into place on Tuesday when New Mexico became the last state to determine a winner in the Nov. 2 presidential poll, saying George W. Bush won the sparsely populated state. In its official tally released on Tuesday, Republican Bush beat Democratic challenger John Kerry by 5,988 votes, Secretary of State Rebecca Vigil-Giron said. The final tally was 376,930 for Bush and 370,942 for Kerry.
  • Here's how to reach more swing state voters via georgewbush.com

    11/02/2004 8:30:08 AM PST · by BayAreaRepublican · 4 replies · 147+ views
    11/2/04 | Eric Krock
    If you want to get more than 15 names of swing state voters out of the georgewbush.com web site, here's how to do it: 1) go to http://www.georgewbush.com/Call/default.aspx 2) fill in your info on the form and submit 3) on the page that follows, click "Call voters in swing states today" 4) call the 15 voters they give you the #s and names for 5) clear all cookies in your browser as follows: a) on IE, do Tools-->Internet Options, click "Delete Cookies ...", say yes for delete all cookies b) on Netscape 7/Mozilla, do Tools-->Cookie Manager-->Manage Stored Cookies, click "Remove...
  • Caption: Aloha Al

    10/30/2004 4:45:53 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 104 replies · 2,291+ views
    Yahoo ^ | October 30, 2004 | Photo/Lucy Pemoni
    Former Vice President Al Gore (news - web sites) waves as he arrives for a Democratic rally Friday, Oct. 29, 2004, at a high school in Honolulu. Gore spoke along with Alexandra Kerry, daughter of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry (news - web sites). (AP Photo/Lucy Pemoni)
  • Bush pushes for 11th-hour N.H. edge - hoping for win in a key swing state

    10/29/2004 11:52:45 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies · 1,011+ views
    Lowell Sun, MA ^ | October 30, 2004 | Julie Mehegan
    MANCHESTER, N.H. President George W. Bush made a campaign swing through New Hampshire yesterday and made a last-minute plea for votes, while supporters here held out hope that one of the smallest swing states in the country will help secure his re-election. Joined by first lady Laura Bush and backed by a wall of police officers, firefighters, veterans, and families of victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the Republican president brought a message of economic optimism and resolve in the war on terror to a crowd of several thousand partisan supporters at the Verizon Wireless Arena. "With your...
  • Wisconsin Swinging Bush's Way, Top Campaign Adviser Says

    10/28/2004 12:28:51 AM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 7 replies · 515+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | Oct. 26, 2004 | KATHERINE M. SKIBA
    The top official of President Bush's re-election bid on Tuesday termed Wisconsin a "classic example" of a so-called blue state that voted Democratic in 2000 "becoming purple and becoming redder." "I feel great about Wisconsin," campaign manager Ken Mehlman told reporters on a day when both Bush and Sen. John Kerry wooed voters in Wisconsin. "We have a fantastic organization, and we're doing well. We're ahead, and if the election were today, we would win in Wisconsin." Mehlman highlighted recent public polls in the state showing Bush up by 6 or 7 percentage points but described an ambitious travel schedule...
  • President campaigns in N.J., a state once thought a Kerry lock (15 electoral votes)

    10/17/2004 7:50:42 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies · 1,320+ views
    Newsday ^ | October 17, 2004 | AP
    EVESHAM, N.J. -- President Bush was scheduled to appear Monday at his first campaign rally in New Jersey, another sign that Republicans believe they can win a state that has voted for Democratic presidential candidates in the last three elections. The appearance at the Evesham Recreation Center comes one week after Vice President Dick Cheney's appearance in the same part of Burlington County, a county where Republicans dominate local politics. The Bush re-election campaign has focused on states believed to be up-for-grabs and until recently, both Democrats and Republicans were largely ignoring New Jersey. The one exception was fund-raising: The...
  • U.K.'s Guardian paper is helping Briton's to campaign for Kerry in Ohio!!!!!

    10/13/2004 11:58:33 PM PDT · by Free2BeMe · 26 replies · 753+ views
    Guardian Unlimited ^ | Guardian Unlimited
    The result of the American election in less than three weeks could have huge consequences for the whole world. Yet those of us outside the 50 states have had no say in it. Until now, that is. In the spirit of the Declaration of Independence's pledge to show "a decent respect to the opinions of mankind", we have come up with a unique way for non-Americans to express your views on the policies and candidates in this election to some of the people best placed to decide its outcome. It's not quite a vote, but it's a chance to influence...
  • Democrats Disenfranchising Absentee Ballots in PA.

    10/13/2004 7:55:08 AM PDT · by sportutegrl · 2 replies · 409+ views
    The Pennsylvania Department of State advised county election officials last week to wait for a court ruling, because state law does not require the counties to clear the backlog of absentee ballot petitions until Oct. 19. But some county officials said waiting too long would disenfranchise voters by not giving them enough time to return the ballots by the Oct. 29 deadline.
  • lt's a furnace in rust belt ("Army" of New Yorkers campaign in PA)

    10/10/2004 1:28:22 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies · 909+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | October 10 2004 | DAVID SALTONSTALL, Bureau Chief
    SCRANTON, Pa. - Joe Dougherty knows better than to predict the outcome of the presidential election in this hardscrabble city at the base of the Poconos, where coal left in the 1950s and people have been fleeing ever since. "The town," says Dougherty as he flipped burgers in the back of his tidy diner off the town's faded main strip, "is always a question mark." Scranton is a mostly conservative place, "where there are as many churches as there are taverns," joked Dougherty, 68, a father of 12 who has seen the town dwindle from 140,000 to 70,000 in his...
  • Rasmussen: Bush +6 in mo

    10/06/2004 3:04:56 PM PDT · by BoBToMatoE · 11 replies · 1,428+ views
    Rasmussen Polls ^ | 10-7-2004 | Rasmussen Polls
    October 7, 2004--In Missouri, the latest Rasmussen Reports survey shows President Bush with 51% of the vote and Senator Kerry with 45%. A month ago, Bush was ahead by a similar margin, 48% to 42%.
  • BUSH ROCKED WILKES-BARRE

    10/06/2004 8:43:42 AM PDT · by billakay · 31 replies · 908+ views
    I just got back from Bush's speech in Wilkes-Barre. The theatre was packed to the maximum. The President received about a dozen standing ovations. THE PRESIDENT ROCKED THE HOUSE AND THE PEOPLE LET HIM KNOW IT!
  • Kerry comes to town - has a beer and watches the Packers

    09/27/2004 9:30:50 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 126 replies · 2,445+ views
    The Capital Times, WI ^ | September 27, 2004 | Amelia Buragas
    He lauds state tradition of 'common sense' on arrival Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry emphasized Wisconsin's "common sense" tradition of open debate when he stopped briefly in Madison Sunday afternoon before heading to Spring Green, where he will spend the next three days prepping for his first debate with President Bush later this week. "It is great to be back in Wisconsin again," the Massachusetts senator told a crowd of about 200 gathered at a private runway on the northeast side. "I can't think of a better place to come to prepare for this debate. You guys have a great...
  • War dead block Kerry's bid for key swing state

    09/16/2004 10:57:41 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 34 replies · 1,106+ views
    The Times ^ | September 17, 2004 | Roland Watson
    ANYONE assuming that the American death toll of more than a thousand soldiers in Iraq is a nail in President Bush’s campaign coffin should consider the view from Floyd and Carol Fahnestock’s porch.There, before a well-tended garden gives way to the lush, rolling pasture of central Pennsylvania, stands a tall flagpole. From it flies the Stars and Stripes and, underneath, a state flag which had previously hung at half mast over the state capitol. At its foot lies a stone commemorating their daughter, Kimberly Voelz. “Kimmy” was the first female bomb disposal expert in the US military ever killed in...
  • Has swing state Missouri already swung?

    09/11/2004 11:12:29 AM PDT · by bad company · 28 replies · 2,101+ views
    K>C>Star ^ | 9 11 2004 | By DAVID GOLDSTEIN and STEVE KRASKE
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted on Sat, Sep. 11, 2004 Has swing state Missouri already swung? By DAVID GOLDSTEIN and STEVE KRASKE The Kansas City Star WASHINGTON –– Missouri has long been a pivotal swing state in presidential elections, but political pollsters, strategists and activists wonder if it might be swinging the Republicans' way. Recent events hint that Sen. John Kerry's camp is acknowledging that by pulling back his efforts here and shifting resources elsewhere. His campaign — surprisingly — did not include Missouri with the 14 other competitive states where it plans to run its latest round of television advertising. “It's hardly...
  • Edwards Raps Bush on War's Cost (U of Maine:Stephen King calls current administration "dangerous")

    09/09/2004 9:40:31 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 47 replies · 1,104+ views
    Portland Press Herald Online ^ | Thursday, September 9, 2004 | MARK PETERS
    ORONO — Democratic vice-presidential candidate John Edwards used his first campaign visit to Maine on Wednesday to criticize President Bush's record while calling for changes both at home and abroad. Edwards, the running mate of presidential nominee John Kerry, told an audience at the University of Maine that the situation in Iraq has created domestic problems. He accused Bush of spending billions on health care and education in Iraq while neglecting the same issues at home. "So many things that are important in the lives of the American people are not taking place, but (the United States is spending) $200...
  • Presidential Race Up For Grabs In New Jersey

    07/28/2004 10:16:12 PM PDT · by ambrose · 61 replies · 1,015+ views
    CBS3/AP ^ | 7/28/04
    CBS 3 | kyw.com Presidential Race Up For Grabs In N.J. Poll Shows Tight Race In Garden State John Kerry Has Slight Lead Jul 28, 2004 12:55 pm US/Eastern As the state's top Democrats gather in Boston to nominate John Kerry as the party's candidate, a poll indicates the Democratic challenger is in a virtual dead heat with President George W. Bush among New Jersey voters. In Fairleigh Dickinson University's PublicMind Poll released Wednesday 45 percent of registered voters favor Kerry for president while 43 percent said they would vote for Bush. Ten percent were undecided. Most Kerry supporters said...
  • Florida Poll: Bush gets small edge over Kerry (Bush/Cheney 48%, Kerry/Edwards 46%)

    07/17/2004 9:37:33 AM PDT · by ambrose · 27 replies · 942+ views
    '); } } // --> Jul 16, 2004Bush gets small edge over Kerry By ROBERT NOLTE rnolte@hernandotoday.com A statewide poll taken by an Atlanta-based public relations firm shows Florida evenly divided between a Republican Bush-Cheney ticket, which has a slight edge, and the Kerry-Edwards Democratic combo. The three-day poll shows that the state is still a critical battleground for the presidential race. On Sunday, voters in Hernando County will have a chance to cast their votes for either of the parties' candidates on the newspaper's Web site. Readers can log on to hernando.today.com and register their votes for either Kerry-Edwards...
  • In Missouri, Swing Voters Will Play Key 2004 Role (Yay!!!)

    07/11/2004 10:58:40 PM PDT · by El Conservador · 26 replies · 704+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | July 11, 2004 | John Whitesides
    CREVE COEUR, Mo. (Reuters) - Kathleen Balducci is a hot commodity in the 2004 presidential race -- as an undecided voter in a battleground state, she and other Missouri swing voters will play big roles in deciding the next occupant of the White House. With polls showing President Bush (news - web sites) and Democrat John Kerry (news - web sites) locking up their base supporters in an extremely tight race, Balducci and a few million uncommitted voters in a handful of key states like Missouri could be kingmakers in November. "I haven't seen a real turnover with the economy,...
  • Bush Leading In Wisconsin

    06/25/2004 11:36:25 AM PDT · by dgcoronado · 29 replies · 221+ views
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  • Bush courts Catholics in swing states, Many Democrats also conservatives

    05/10/2004 6:09:02 AM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 7 replies · 467+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | May 10, 2004 | John McCormick
    DUBUQUE, Iowa -- There are no fewer than 11 Roman Catholic churches in this picturesque Mississippi River town of about 60,000 people, a place some locals call "little Rome" in reference to its religious leanings and hilltop construction. So on the face of it, this heavily blue-collar city may have seemed a curious place for President Bush to target late last week in his first official campaign tour in the Midwest battleground states of Iowa and Wisconsin--states he narrowly lost in 2000. The city's strong Catholic and Democratic traditions--which include a Kennedy Mall, John F. Kennedy Drive and Kennedy Elementary...