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  • Missouri's Senate race a statistical dead heat: poll

    10/27/2012 3:53:18 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 15 replies
    KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Reuters) - Democratic Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill holds a slim lead of 2 percentage points over Republican challenger Todd Akin - essentially a deadlock - in a race being closely watched following Akin's controversial comments on "legitimate rape," a poll released on Saturday showed. McCaskill had been seen as one of the most vulnerable incumbent Democrats but has led Akin in most polls since he said in August that women could biologically defend themselves against pregnancy caused by "legitimate rape." Akin said later he misspoke when he made the remark, which led to widespread rebukes even from...
  • Poll: Akin, McCaskill locked in statistical dead heat

    10/26/2012 8:10:05 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 80 replies
    A new poll shows the Missouri Senate race is too close to predict a winner. The News 4, St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Kansas City Star poll shows Senator Claire McCaskill with a 2 percent lead over Congressman Todd Akin, at 45 and 43 percent, respectively. With a margin of error at plus or minus four points, and eight percent still undecided, the two remain in a statistical dead heat. Click here to download and view full poll results. Watch News 4 at 10 p.m. for more analysis, and reactions from both campaigns.
  • Claire McCaskill, Todd Akin meeting in second Missouri Senate debate (Live at 7pm central tonight)

    10/18/2012 4:26:48 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 30 replies
    kshb.com ^ | 10/18/12
    Democratic Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill and Republican challenger Todd Akin are meeting in suburban St. Louis for their second and final scheduled debate. See link below for video. Hope this works.
  • Miami Herald/Tampa Bay Times poll: Sen. Bill Nelson continues to lead Connie Mack, 47-42 percent

    10/13/2012 3:00:56 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | October 12, 2012 | Mary Ellen Klas with Brittany Alana Davis and Tia Mitchell
    Independent voters and party switchers are providing the edge for Democrat Bill Nelson as he maintains his lead over Republican challenger Connie Mack in the U.S. Senate race..... Mack narrowed the margin to 47 to 42 percent, three points tighter than it was last month, but the Fort Myers congressman didn’t seem to benefit from the eight-point surge of support for Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney in Florida. Nelson continues to lead among voters who are not affiliated with any party, getting 51 percent support among independent voters to Mack’s 37 percent. The Orlando Democrat also enjoys some crossover appeal,...
  • Conservatives Fund endorses Akin in Mo. Senate bid (It just keeps on coming)

    09/27/2012 2:20:14 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 38 replies
    msnbc ^ | 9/27/12 | DAVID A. LIEB
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A conservative fundraising group endorsed embattled Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin on Thursday and said its membership had pledged $290,000 to help replenish the Republican's financially strapped campaign against Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill.
  • Nelson vs Mack, let the ad wars begin

    08/02/2012 10:47:59 AM PDT · by cap10mike · 2 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | August 2, 2012 | Michael Dorstewitz
    ‘Tis the season when candidates release new political ads almost daily, and U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla,, is no exception. In response, Miami Herald’s Marc Caputo asks, “Why is Sen. Bill Nelson reminding us of who he is?
  • No To Mark Kirk Blog No Longer Active: It Met Its Purpose

    11/07/2009 5:28:48 AM PST · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 330+ views
    RFFM.org ^ | Nov. 7, 2009 | J Cleary
    In August, I created a blog which brought attention to U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk's campaign for the U.S. Senate. The blog, titled "Republicans United Against Mark Kirk" included information regarding Kirk's voting record as a member of the U.S House of Representatives. The "No To Mark Kirk" blog referred readers to articles, letters to the editor and columns which were posted by numerous Internet sources. My intent was to shed light on this so-called Republican's position on issues which social and fiscal conservatives care deeply about. Kirk's pro-abortion, anti-Second Amendment and anti-traditional marriage views were exposed on my blog. The...
  • Veterans In Politics Talk Show Introduces Senate Candidate Jeff Durbin and Charles Stigger

    06/14/2009 9:22:31 PM PDT · by SteveWsanson · 290+ views
    Veterans In Politics ^ | June 14, 2009 | Steve Sanson
    Veterans In Politics Talk Show Introduces Senate Candidate Jeff Durbin and Charles Stigger LIVE on www.AllTalkRadio.net June 20: Jeff Durbin Master Sergeant USAF Ret. and an Independent Party Candidate for Nevada US Senator: Charles Stigger: Credit and Debt Education Expert: "Veterans In Politics" is a weekly radio show produced by the Veterans In Politics International and hosted by Steve Sanson and co-hosted by Ronda Baldwin Kennedy. The "Veterans In Politics" show is live every Saturday 2:05 PM Pacific Time you can call in and speak to the guest or/and hosts at (702) 309-6690.
  • Rep. Harris' Comments on Religion Draw Ire

    08/27/2006 2:06:25 PM PDT · by MikeA · 46 replies · 1,329+ views
    AOL.com ^ | 08/27/06
    MIAMI (Aug. 26) - U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris told a religious journal that separation of church and state is "a lie" and God and the nation's founding fathers did not intend the country be "a nation of secular laws." The Republican candidate for U.S. Senate also said that if Christians are not elected, politicians will "legislate sin," including abortion and gay marriage. Harris made the comments - which she clarified Saturday - in the Florida Baptist Witness, the weekly journal of the Florida Baptist State Convention, which interviewed political candidates and asked them about religion and their positions on issues....
  • Too divisive Our position: Harris is not who Republicans need. McBride is

    08/27/2006 10:24:28 AM PDT · by FloridianBushFan · 20 replies · 512+ views
    orlando sentinel ^ | August 27, 2006 | EDITORIAL
    Snip... Of the three Republican candidates who belatedly jumped into the race to challenge Ms. Harris, Windermere lawyer Will McBride is the best choice to represent his party. Mr. McBride also takes conservative positions on most issues. But he has shown admirable independence in calling for a more balanced approach to immigration reform than the security-only plan that Ms. Harris voted for in the U.S. House. He is proudly touting his Hispanic heritage in his campaign. Mr. McBride's declared commitment to ethics and lobbying reform also is welcome, given the ethical questions swirling around Ms. Harris. And he recognizes the...
  • Cain More Than Able

    07/18/2004 6:30:03 AM PDT · by Maurice1962 · 14 replies · 800+ views
    The Augusta Chronicle ^ | 07/18/04 | Editorial Board
    Cain more than able You've probably wished upon a star. But have you ever wished upon a superstar? You have that chance now. You have a chance in the Republican primary on Tuesday to vote for Herman Cain, a dynamic rising star on the national stage, for U.S. senator from Georgia. Cain has all the makings of the kind of candidate you've always wished for: someone you can get excited about; someone you just know is unafraid to fight your battles for you; someone who knows what it takes to make a payroll - and that our political leaders' actions...
  • Meet Jim Holt - Arkansas Senate Candidate

    05/20/2004 10:04:12 PM PDT · by sweetliberty · 21 replies · 1,121+ views
    Senator Holt began his public service as a representative in the Arkansas House after being elected by the people of the fifth district back in 2000. He was later elected to the Arkansas Senate in 2002, where he currently serves the 35th district. Jim has a proven conservative record. He is pro-ethics, pro-education, and pro-business. He is motivated by his faith, and has pledged upon his sacred honor to defend our faith, freedom, families, and our limited form of government (as defined by our Constitution). Of all the issues facing America today, Senator Holt knows it is imperative that we...
  • Dr. James Dobson to Appear with Pat Toomey Friday at Lancaster Rally

    04/20/2004 5:47:39 AM PDT · by Preacher777 · 12 replies · 267+ views
    Lancaster County ACTION | Tuesday, April 20, 2004
    Calling All Freepers! Dr. James Dobson, an international spokesman for the family will be speaking in Lancaster, PA on behalf of Pat Toomey this Friday evening! The rally will be at the Host Exposition Center, located behind the Host Resort at 2300 Lincoln Highway (Route 30) in Lancaster. The doors will open at 6:00 and the rally will begin at 7:00. This is the only rally that Dr. Dobson will appear at for this hotly contested U.S. Senate race.
  • Toomey rally in Pittsburgh

    04/20/2004 4:07:12 AM PDT · by Badray · 63 replies · 205+ views
    n/a | 4-20-204 | Self - Vanity
    As I begin this post, Quinn (in Pittsburgh 104.7 FM) is talking about the event last night in Pittsburgh for the next US Senator from PA - Pat Toomey. It was a great event. We were hoping for 300 people. Best guestimates put the number at 400. Four hundred cheerful, enthusiastic, willing to work people. They waited patiently through all the speeches for Pat to take the stage. Thankfully, they were short but they just kept coming. (I did say that they were good, so don't any of you speakers complain, okay?) When he got to the stage, Pat was...
  • Cain defends Bush visit to King Center

    01/15/2004 2:49:21 PM PST · by Veritas_est · 22 replies · 154+ views
    Cain defends Bush visit to King Center U.S. Senate Candidate calls presidential visit a tribute Forest Park, Ga., Jan. 15, 2004- Herman Cain, conservative Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, believes that President Bush's visit to Atlanta to pay tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is entirely appropriate. "Too often people get so caught up in the partisan differences that they forget he is the president of the United States," Cain said. "I think it is a wonderful tribute to Dr. King for the President to put it into his schedule to be here in order to participate." Cain defended...
  • Vote no to Specter endorsement

    01/14/2004 8:05:10 AM PST · by smulrich · 6 replies · 909+ views
    Petitiononline.com ^ | January 4, 2004 | Ron Raker
    http://www.petitiononline.com/04norino/ State Committee: Vote NO to a Specter Endorsement View Current Signatures - Sign the Petition http://www.petitiononline.com/04norino/ To: Pennsylvania Party and Public Officials Whereas, Arlen Specter has failed to support many of the core values held by most Republicans and has instead supported many liberal positions in line with the Democratic party's platform and whereas, Arlen Specter failed to support former President Ronald Reagan’s appointment of Robert Bork to the U.S. Supreme Court and whereas, Arlen Specter later supported controversial judge Frederica Messiah-Jackson for a lifetime appointment by President William Clinton to a federal judgeship and whereas, liberal Arlen Specter...
  • Freep this Poll for US Senator Tim Hutchinson

    09/09/2002 6:12:21 PM PDT · by missanne · 9 replies · 218+ views
    CNN Internet Poll ^ | 9-9-02 | CNN
    OK Fellow Freepers! Go to: http://cnn.electionguide2002.som/hr/arkansas/senate.adp Clin on "Play the plitical pundit and pick winning candidate Senator Tim is leading at 60% to liberal Mark Pryor's 40%! Freep ON!
  • Senator Hutchinson debates Dem Mark Pryor, Freep Poll

    08/28/2002 1:38:44 PM PDT · by missanne · 7 replies · 220+ views
    AR Democrat-Gazette ^ | 8-28-02 | Michael Rowett
    Hutchinson, Pryor go head to head Incumbent, challenger for U.S. Senate seat debate issues BY MICHAEL ROWETT ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT GAZETTE CONWAY — The two nominees for Arkansas’ U.S. Senate seat agreed Tuesday on the use of force against Iraq but disagreed on raising the minimum wage, welfare reform and which side is to blame for the negative tenor of the Senate campaign. U.S. Sen. Tim Hutchinson and Attorney General Mark Pryor fielded 13 questions. The topics included prescription drugs, corporate crimes and slavery reparations during an hour-long question-and-answer forum broadcast live statewide by television and radio from Hendrix College’s Staples...
  • Impeached Bill Clinton revisits Arkansas to stump for Dems

    08/27/2002 12:08:38 PM PDT · by missanne · 26 replies · 1,083+ views
    AR Democrat-Gazette ^ | August 27, 2002 | Seth Bromley
    Clinton brings out state party faithful to cheer candidates BY SETH BLOMELEY ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT-GAZETTE WEST MEMPHIS — Former President Clinton, stumping Monday for Jimmie Lou Fisher and other Democratic candidates, described the Republican Party as based on "ideology and resentment." Democrats, he said, "govern on evidence and argument." "[The Republicans] spent $70 million of your tax money to prove I was a sinner," Clinton said. "You could have told them that for free." Clinton, who governed Arkansas 12 years, was alluding to an independent counsel investigation of business deals and other matters concerning Clinton, including his sexual relationship with White...
  • TN ELECTIONS US SENATE (Rep Ed)Bryant (R) banking on winning over counties up East Tennessee

    07/23/2002 6:41:22 AM PDT · by GailA · 2 replies · 462+ views
    The Commercial Appeal ^ | 7/23/02 | Richard Locker
    Bryant banking on winning over counties up East By Richard Locker locker@gomemphis.com July 23, 2002 ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. - If the struggle between Republicans Lamar Alexander and Ed Bryant for the U.S. Senate nomination has become political warfare, the green ridge-and-valley terrain of East Tennessee is its main battleground. Since early voting began July 12, both candidates have spent virtually all their campaign time east of the Cumberland Plateau, the high plain separating East Tennessee from the rest of the state. Both are running nonstop television and radio ads in Knoxville, Chattanooga and the Tri-Cities of Kingsport, Johnson City and Bristol....
  • TN US SENATE RACE: Bear Bryant's son, hot dog pitchman or U.S. Senate candidate?

    07/18/2002 5:59:26 AM PDT · by GailA · 7 replies · 407+ views
    The Commercial Appeal ^ | 7/18/02 | Blake Fontenay
    Bear Bryant's son, hot dog pitchman or U.S. Senate candidate? By Blake Fontenay fontenay@gomemphis.com July 18, 2002 Who's Ed Bryant? Since his congressional district covers a good chunk of West Tennessee, I figure most people around here know the answer to that question. In fact, some of Bryant's supporters called to say nice things about the Senate candidate after a recent column I wrote about opponent Lamar Alexander's infamous "car wash" ads. (By the way, my earlier column incorrectly noted those ads hadn't been aired in Memphis yet. They have.) Anyway, since he's running in a statewide race, I was...
  • TN US SENATE RACE: Pro-life group gives Ed Bryant (R) its endorsement

    07/16/2002 6:22:44 AM PDT · by GailA · 6 replies · 237+ views
    The Tennessean ^ | 7/16/02 | staff
    <p>U.S. Rep. Ed Bryant gained the endorsement yesterday of a group that bills itself as the state's oldest and largest pro-life organization.</p> <p>Tennessee Right to Life is supporting Bryant in his run for the U.S. Senate because he ''has demonstrated time and time again his ability and willingness to protect human life,'' said Brian Harris, president of the organization. Bryant has a 100% voting record during his eight years in Congress, the group says.</p>
  • TN US SENATE race: Alexander's fault: doing well in office Questions of personal gain in every post

    07/14/2002 6:02:13 AM PDT · by GailA · 7 replies · 331+ views
    The Commercial Appeal ^ | 7/14/02 | Marc Perrusquia
    Alexander's fault: doing well in office Questions of personal gain in every post By Marc Perrusquia perrusquia@gomemphis.com July 14, 2002 He walked across Tennessee and into state folklore. When Lamar Alexander stepped into the governor's mansion in 1979, it was the end of a blistering political race he won campaigning on foot from the Appalachians to the Mississippi dressed in a plaid lumberjack shirt. He was young, 38, with brains, good looks and a gift for music, a breath of fresh air to a state gasping for new leadership. The man he replaced, Ray Blanton, had dragged Tennesseans through four...
  • Texas GOP US Senate Race-There is a choice.

    03/08/2002 12:55:01 PM PST · by DeffenbaughforUSSenateinTexas · 83 replies · 712+ views
    http://www.douglasdeffenbaugh.com ^ | 03-08-02 | Matthew Lange
    Douglas G. Deffenbaugh, the leading conservative U.S. Senate Candidate in the Texas Republican primary, is both thrilled and encouraged by conservative William Simon#146;s victory in the California gubernatorial Republican primary. Political analysts and moderates continue to argue that we must jettison our strong conservative views and values in order to be successful as candidates. Mr. Deffenbaugh has boldly proclaimed a truly conservative agenda all over the state of Texas as he campaigns for the open U.S. Senate seat caused by the retirement of Phil Gramm. Mr. Deffenbaugh has spoken repeatedly about the need to differentiate ourselves as a party from...