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  • Rick Scott Beating Charlie Crist in Florida Chamber Poll

    10/30/2014 3:15:03 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | 10/30/14 | Kevin Derby
    A new poll from the Florida Chamber of Commerce Political Institute shows Gov. Rick Scott with the lead over former Gov. Charlie Crist. The Florida Chamber is backing Scott for another term. The poll of likely voters, taken by Cherry Communications, shows Scott ahead with 44 percent and Crist at 39 percent, outside the margin of error. Libertarian Adrian Wyllie takes 4 percent
  • Independent Voters Boost Crist In Florida, Quinnipiac...Poll Finds...

    10/30/2014 3:18:41 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    Quinnipiac ^ | 10/30/14
    A jump in support from independent likely voters in the Florida governor's race leaves Democrat Charlie Crist with 43 percent, inches ahead of Republican incumbent Gov. Rick Scott with 40 percent, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Libertarian candidate Adrian Wyllie has 8 percent, with 9 percent undecided. This compares to results of an October 22 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN- uh-pe-ack) University, showing Gov. Scott and Crist tied 42 - 42 percent, with Wyllie at 7 percent. With Wyllie out of the race, Crist gets 45 percent to Scott's 42 percent. Men and women remain divided...
  • Alert to my Christian FReeper Friends - Please Vote

    10/29/2014 11:31:23 AM PDT · by TNoldman · 24 replies
    10/29/2014 | TNoldman
    I want to encourage my Christian FReeper friends to get out and VOTE. Our Country is in trouble and we need change to restore American values. That will not happen if you stay home. Our NOT VOTING is helping the Democrats. Consider going to www.123vote.com and also viewing the Youtube video of iPledge at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miELdKs5fqY&feature=youtu.be&t=10m46s I am encouraging you to vote for the Candidates that MOST closely meet Biblical Principles. We could have had a much better outcome if we all had voted for Mitt Romney in 2012.
  • Is the Left Losing Its Iron Grip on the Black Vote?

    10/29/2014 8:49:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 10/29/2014 | Tom Blumer
    The left’s behavior in the months leading up to this year’s midterm elections reveals far more than mere anxiety about their results.There is real concern that they might be losing their grip on African-Americans, their most reliable constituency.They should be worried. African-Americans who, more than any other group, were promised “hope and change” in 2008 have seen plenty of reasons to lose hope, because the changes seen during Barack Obama’s first six years have done them serious harm.Democrats have gotten used to counting on well over 90 percent of blacks voting in their favor. If that figure had come down...
  • Why U.S. green groups are talking about abortion this election

    10/29/2014 1:39:52 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    Global Post ^ | 10/29/14 | Andy Sullivan
    Green billionaire Tom Steyer vowed to make the November congressional elections about climate change. Now he's talking about abortion and the economy to get his candidates across the finish line.... The reason is simple: climate change isn't a top concern for most voters. Only 3 percent think it should be the country's top priority, according to Reuters/Ipsos polling.
  • 0ptimus FL poll: Rick Scott 42%, Charlie Crist 39%

    10/28/2014 4:36:36 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | 10/27/14 | Marc Caputo
    The new Republican data analytics firm, 0ptimus, has released another mega-robopoll with some good news for Gov. Rick Scott: He's narrowly leading Democrat Charlie Crist. The race is still technically a tie but Scott's lead of 2.4 percentage points (41.9-39.4 percent) is almost outside the poll's error margin.
  • Man Told To Remove His NRA Instructor Hat While Voting [VIDEO]

    10/27/2014 1:07:29 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 119 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 10-27-2014 | CHUCK ROSS
    While he was early voting on Friday, a Douglasville, Georgia man says he was asked to remove a hat he wears everywhere, one that reads “NRA Instructor,” because poll workers said it was too closely associated with the Republican party.Bundy Cobb, who is certified by the National Rifle Association in firearms training, wears the hat in part to promote his business, True Aim Defense. But poll workers apparently saw it as something different.“I went by the first two ladies, and they didn’t say anything. And then the next lady, she said ‘sir, you’re going to have to take off your...
  • Obama Visits Maryland; Democrat Drops 9 Points?

    10/27/2014 11:00:29 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 37 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Matt K Lewis
    Things appear to be tightening in Maryland, where a poll leaked to The Daily Caller shows the gubernatorial race is extremely close only 2 points, 46 to 44, separate Democratic Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown and Republican small businessman Larry Hogan. ....How could this be possible? I mean, what has happened in the last week? For one thing, President Obama not welcome on the trail in red states campaigned for Brown in Maryland, where crowds began streaming out during his speech, leaving empty bleachers behind.
  • Senate control in limbo until 2015? [we need to lock this down now]

    10/27/2014 6:18:48 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 26, 2014 | By Alexandra Jaffe
    Election Day 2014 is just eight days away, but control of the Senate may not be known for two more months. Observers and pundits on both sides expect Louisiana's Senate race to go to a December runoff between Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu and GOP Rep. Bill Cassidy. However, less attention is being paid to Amanda Swafford, the Georgia Libertarian who could deny Senate candidates in her state a required 50-percent majority on Election Day. Georgia's runoff wouldn't occur until Jan. 6, the day after the new Congress is set to meet. Could these Southern states block the one thing every...
  • Vote with a vengeance to thwart GOP

    10/27/2014 2:15:44 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    Carroll County Times - Maryland ^ | October 24, 2014 | Katrina vanden Heuvel
    With days to go until the midterms, and with polls pointing to the prospect that Republicans could take control of the Senate, the stakes are high not just for the Obama administration and congressional Democrats, but for the United States. The consequences of Republican control of both the House and Senate could be catastrophic for the environment, workers, women and minorities. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has promised a gathering of donors hosted by the Koch brothers that "we're not going to be debating all these gosh darn proposals things like raising the minimum wage extending unemployment...
  • Darth Vader Turned Away From Ukrainian Polls (VIDEO)

    10/26/2014 9:55:13 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 12 replies
    Ass Press via Yahoo! News ^ | 26OCT2014 | Ass Press Staff Writer
    A Ukrainian man who legally changed his name to Darth Vader and is running for a seat in the country's parliament was turned away from a Kiev polling station Sunday for refusing to take off his mask to be identified.
  • New Polls Show Democrats Have All The Momentum In Georgia Senate Race

    10/25/2014 6:54:42 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 65 replies
    Politics USA ^ | 10/24/14
    A new CNN/ORC Poll is the latest in a long line of polls to show Democrat Michelle Nunn leading David Perdue in the Georgia Senate race. More importantly, the CNN poll shows that Nunn would win a runoff between the two candidates. CNN reported, Democrat Michelle Nunn has a slight 47%-44% edge over Republican David Perdue in the Georgia race for an open Senate seat, according to a new CNN/ORC International survey released FridayLibertarian candidate Amanda Swafford is pulling 5% of the vote in Georgia, keeping Nunn and Perdue from reaching the 50% threshold.In a hypothetical runoff, Nunn still holds...
  • Florida Governors Race Still Deadlocked

    10/24/2014 9:37:01 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    Republicans Bondi, Putnam, Atwater Lead Down Ballot Races 46% Floridians Concerned About Contracting Ebola The Florida governors election between former Gov. Charlie Crist and incumbent Gov. Rick Scott is statistically tied, according to a new poll from the Saint Leo University Polling Institute. With less than two weeks before the election, Crist leads, 43-40 percent, with Libertarian candidate Adrian Wyllie pulling 8 percent, and 9 percent of likely voters saying they are undecided. Crists lead is within the polls margin of error, and the race can be described as a statistical tie.
  • Democrat Gary Peters is pulling way ahead in Michigan's vital Senate race

    10/24/2014 6:52:36 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 82 replies
    The Week ^ | 10/23/14 | Jon Terbush
    ....In the poll, Peters leads Republican candidate Terri Lynn Land 53 percent to 39 percent among registered voters. That spread is roughly in line with the findings from other recent polls....
  • Are Colorado Polls Underestimating Democratic Turnout?

    10/24/2014 5:19:45 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 38 replies
    NBC ^ | 10/24/14 | Mark Murray
    Is it possible that pollsters are underestimating the size and composition of Colorado's electorate in the upcoming Nov. 4 -- given that the state now mails ballots to its voters? Democrats...certainly hope that's the case. And now they have data backing it up, according to a new poll....
  • IRS notches legal victory in tea party cases

    10/23/2014 4:07:51 PM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 75 replies
    Politico ^ | October 23, 2014 | Rachael Bade
    The IRS may have inadvertently figured out how to win its legal battles against aggrieved tea party groups: Give them what they wanted in the first place tax-exempt status. That was a major reason a Republican-appointed federal judge on Thursday threw out two lawsuits brought by more than 40 conservative groups seeking remedies for being singled out in the tea party targeting scandal, a victory for the IRS.
  • Fox News host claims 'hot' young women are usually ignorant (truncated title)

    10/23/2014 3:57:29 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 59 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | Oct 23, 2014 | Unknown
    Full Title: Fox News host and former Victoria's Secret model claims 'hot' young women are usually ignorant and should NOT vote or be allowed on juries because 'they don't get it'
  • Calibration error changes GOP votes to Dem in Illinois county

    10/22/2014 9:33:13 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 63 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | October 22, 2014 | Fox News, via WatchDog.org
    Early voting in Illinois got off to a rocky start Monday, as votes being cast for Republican candidates were transformed into votes for Democrats. Republican state representative candidate Jim Moynihan went to vote Monday at the Schaumburg Public Library. I tried to cast a vote for myself and instead it cast the vote for my opponent, Moynihan said. You could imagine my surprise as the same thing happened with a number of races when I tried to vote for a Republican and the machine registered a vote for a Democrat.
  • Obama vs. Voter ID [It's evolved since June 2014]

    10/22/2014 1:34:47 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    WSJ ^ | June 9, 2014 | Jason L. Riley
    June 9, 2014: For years, President Obama and black civil rights leaders have been telling the nation that voter ID laws are being pushed by racist Republicans who want to disenfranchise blacks. "The right to vote is threatened today in a way that it has not been since the Voting Rights Act was passed in to law nearly five decades ago," Mr. Obama told a conference hosted by Al Sharpton earlier this year. Dismissing the notion that voter ID laws could have anything to do with ballot integrity, the president said that "the real voter fraud is people trying to...
  • GOP candidate in Cook County, IL discovers voting machine casts his vote for [Opponent]

    10/21/2014 6:57:31 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | Thomas Lifson
    The Democrat mantra that voting fraud is rare takes another blow today with the stunning story of a GOP candidate unable to vote for himself in Cook County Illinois. The Illinois Political Review reports: Admitting his confidence in Cook County ballot integrity is shaken, State Representative Candidate Jim Moynihan (R-56), was shocked today when he tried to cast a vote for himself and the voting machine cast it for his opponent instead. While early voting at the Schaumburg Public Library today, I tried to cast a vote for myself and instead it cast the vote for my opponent, said Moynihan....
  • Vote all you want. The secret government wont change.

    10/21/2014 6:23:16 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 48 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | Oct 19, 2014 | Jordan Michael Smith
    ... Though its a bedrock American principle that citizens can steer their own government by electing new officials, Glennon suggests that in practice, much of our government no longer works that way. In a new book, National Security and Double Government, he catalogs the ways that the defense and national security apparatus is effectively self-governing, with virtually no accountability, transparency, or checks and balances of any kind. He uses the term double government: Theres the one we elect, and then theres the one behind it, steering huge swaths of policy almost unchecked. Elected officials end up serving as mere cover...
  • Abortion CEO committed to keeping Tillers legacy alive endorses Greg Orman for U.S. Senate in Kansa

    10/20/2014 6:24:02 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Life Site ^ | 10.20.14 | Ben Johnson
    FULL TITLE: Abortion CEO committed to keeping Tillers legacy alive endorses Greg Orman for U.S. Senate in Kansas A longtime associate of abortionist George Tiller, who is now the CEO of her own Wichita abortion facility, has thrown her support behind Greg Orman in his bid to defeat Republican incumbent U.S. Senator Pat Roberts of Kansas. As CEO of South Wind Womens Center, an organization that provides reproductive health care to Kansas women, I am disheartened that, once again, the lives of women are up for debate, Julie Burkhart wrote in The Wichita Eagle. We live in a time when...
  • Military to deploy Ebola response team within U.S. [Martial Law Precursor?]

    10/20/2014 5:38:35 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    KFOX-TV ^ | 10/19/14 | Meghan Lopez
    In response to fears of Ebola spreading within the U.S., the Pentagon is forming a quick strike team consisting of 30 people. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Sunday that the medical support team will feature 20 critical care nurses, five doctors and five trainers who specialize in infectious disease protocols. The team is composed of civilian health care providers though no names have been released at this point. The team was created in response.....
  • American Conservatives of Color

    10/19/2014 8:30:40 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    The principles of conservatism personal empowerment, less government intrusion into private lives, a strong national defense, greater individual freedom & liberty, fiscal responsibility from our elected officials make sense and work for all people, regardless of race or ethnicity. The chasm between black (and brown) and conservative America is unhealthy for both sides, and at B&C.com we are dedicated to helping bridge that gap. Our deepest desire is to aid in bringing both sides to a place of mutual understanding and respect. Black America, we have got to change the way we operate. Automatically running to one political...
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Niece: 'Moral Bankruptcy' Ruling Washington D.C. Under Obama

    10/19/2014 8:27:09 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/18/14 | Matthew Boyle
    There is a moral bankruptcy thats settled into leadership of America in the White House and throughout Washington, D.C., Dr. Alveda Kingthe niece of Martin Luther King, Jr.said in an interview Friday morning. All of our leadersor many of our leadersare just morally bankrupt right now, King said when asked if President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder have helped or hurt the black community in America. Theyre not calling on God. We still stay In God We Trust and One Nation Under God but were not practicing that. We need to call on God. Theres a moral bankruptcy in...
  • Florida unemployment falls to new multi-year low of 6.1 percent [99% of media ignores]

    10/18/2014 12:31:46 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 10/17/14 | Jeff Harrington
    After being stuck in the same range all year, Florida's unemployment rate finally broke through in September to fall to a fresh, multiyear, post-recession low. At 6.1 percent, Florida's jobless rate is now at its lowest point since June 2008.... Florida added 13,400 jobs over the month with trade, transportation and utilities, a broad category that includes retail jobs, leading the way.... In a news release, Gov. Rick Scott emphasized the addition of 12,800 private-sector jobs last month... "Together since December 2010, Florida job creators have created 651,300 private-sector jobs," Scott said in a statement. "Our policies are working in...
  • Supreme Court rules Texas can enforce voter ID law [Sotomayor, Kagan and Bader dissented]

    10/18/2014 6:52:10 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 16, 2014 | Rachel Huggins
    The Supreme Court will allow Texas to use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election, the court said Saturday morning, despite a lower courts ruling that the law unfairly targets minorities. By a 6-3 vote, the majority of justices rejected emergency appeals from the Justice Department and civil rights groups to prohibit requiring voters to produce certain forms of photo identification in order to cast ballots in the state. The greatest threat to public confidence in elections in this case is the prospect of enforcing a purposefully discriminatory law, one that likely imposes an unconstitutional poll tax...
  • Dems put prayers in ground game (unprecedented effort to get grievance groups to polls)

    10/18/2014 6:52:00 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife
    The Hill ^ | October 18, 2014 | Cameron Joseph
    An American from Wink, Texas: From the 1966 MGM album "The Orbison Way" The sun on the rim of the hill Overlooking all that I love Lights up every leaf and blade Birds circling high above With trembling hand I reach down and say This is my land This land will pass on to my child When he's grown To love it as much as I For all the sons gone by And when he's a man He'll do what he can For this my land This is my land When young men die in glory And for freedom take...
  • Hispanics Seem to Be Souring on Obama Democrats

    10/17/2014 2:52:18 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 9 replies
    Hispanics voted 71 percent for Barack Obama in 2012, 20 points above his national average of 51 percent. According to Gallup, Hispanics' latest Obama job approval has sunk to 44 percent, just 3 points above the national average.
  • The truth of #fangate and why Charlie Crist absolutely hates to sweat

    10/17/2014 5:40:21 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/16/14 | Terrence McCoy
    To understand why Florida gubernatorial candidate Democrat Charlie Crist insisted on having a fan blowing on him during the yesterdays debate with Republican Rick Scott, which almost stopped the whole show in its tracks, thus earning the hashtag #fangate, you need to know something about Crist and sweat. One of the stranger moments of my reporting career arrived at 6 a.m. on a day in late 2012 in St. Petersburg, Fla. I was doing a lengthy profile of Florida governor Charlie Crist.... ....Charlie Crist, burdened with an almost pathological disdain for humanitys untidiness, hates to sweat. This trait runs deep,...
  • All eyes are on Tennessee

    10/15/2014 9:35:02 AM PDT · by Morgana · 33 replies
    LIVE ACTION ^ | Susan Allen
    All eyes are on Tennessee. Tennessee is known as the Volunteer State, Music City USA, home of Elvis Presley, Beale Street, the buckle of the Bible belt, and the Great Smokey Mountains. Now it has another monikerabortion destination of the Southeast. Tennessee ranks as the third state nationally for out of state women coming to get their abortions. This occurred because the ACLU and Planned Parenthood sued the people of Tennessee in a lawsuit known as Planned Parenthood vs. Sundquidst. Planned Parenthood sued to remove three regulations around abortion that had been voted into place by bi-partisan legislators. These were...
  • Douglas Butzier, Libertarian Senate Candidate from Iowa, Dies in Plane Crash

    10/14/2014 10:59:51 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 59 replies
    reason.com ^ | 10/14/14 | Brian Doherty
    Sad news via Radio Iowa regarding the passing of Libertarian Party Senate candidate Douglas Butzier: The pilot who died in a plane crash near Dubuque late last night was the Libertarian candidate for Iowas U.S. Senate seat. The family of Douglas Butzier has confirmed Butzier was piloting the plane that crashed near the Dubuque Regional Airport at about 11 p.m. Monday. No one else was in the plane. According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the single-engine plane took off from the Ankeny Regional Airport at about 10 p.m. and crashed at about 11 p.m., about a mile north of the...
  • Rick Scott invites Obama to campaign in Florida for Charlie Crist

    10/14/2014 6:58:48 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    Florida's race for governor may be heading deeply into the if you vote for Charlie Crist you are voting for President Obama territory. With the President deep into the barrel of public disaprroval, turning him into a surrogate candidate has been a popular ploy in House and Senate races around the country.
  • Federal judge strikes down Alaska same-sex marriage ban

    10/12/2014 5:02:16 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    KTUU-TV ^ | 10/12/14 | Chris Klint
    U.S. District Court Judge Tim Burgess issued a summary judgment in favor of plaintiffs arguing that Alaska's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional, days after their case began to be heard in court. In his decision for Matthew Hamby and Christopher Shelden, Burgess found that previous Supreme Court decisions have shown that rights not explicitly mentioned in the Bill of Rights can be protected by substantive due process. He likened his decision to a ruling by the high court allowing interracial marriage, in which justices relied on inherent characteristics of marriage to allow interracial unions instead of decreeing them to be...
  • Claws Come Out in First Debate Between Scott and Crist

    10/11/2014 6:33:00 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | 10/10/14 | Allison Nielson
    ...Gov. Rick Scott and former Gov. Charlie Crist arrived at WSCV-Telemundo 51 in Miramar Friday for their first of three televised debates.... ....Scott criticized Crist for "sitting on his hands" and "doing nothing" while he was governor as well as making decisions based on "political expediency." When it came to Medicaid, Crist said hed support its expansion -- a promise he has made repeatedly on the campaign trail. Scott, on the other hand, said hed oppose such an expansion, saying the state couldnt afford it, but vowed he was committed to helping Floridians get jobs -- a step he says...
  • North Miami mayoral runoff beset by campaign sign vandalism, theft [White Candidate Targeted]

    10/11/2014 6:06:16 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    wsvn.com ^ | 10/10/14
    A candidate in North Miami's mayoral runoff election is claiming he's the victim of dirty politics after, he said, dozens of his campaign signs were either defaced or stolen. Block after block, Kevin Burns' signs have been slashed, and in some cases, are completely gone. "Most likely [they used] a box-cutter, and they just, it takes two seconds. It's only corrugated plastic," he said.
  • EXCLUSIVE Wolf of Wall Street Scammer Pours Cash Into Congressman Patrick Murphys Campaign!

    10/09/2014 9:56:30 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    Gossip Extra ^ | 10/8/14 | Jose Lambiet
    For the second time this year, one of the characters in the massive investment fraud portrayed in the Leonardo DiCaprio blockbuster The Wolf of Wall Street is involved in a Palm Beach area political race. Convicted felon Danny Porush, Jordan Belforts main sidekick in the $200 million-boiler room scam that sent them both to prison, and his wife have become major donors to U. S. Congressman Patrick Murphys reelection campaign, Gossip Extra has learned exclusively. Together, husband and wife have contributed $12,500 over the past two years to ensure that the rookie Democratic politician Murphy keeps his seat....
  • Joe Biden plans two public events for Charlie Crist

    10/09/2014 6:43:51 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 10/8/14 | Anthony Man
    ....iden is expected at two public events for Democratic governor candidate Charlie Crist on Monday. Democratic clubs have started to alert supporters about one of the events, at Omni Auditorium at Broward College, 1000 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek. Doors for that event open at 2:15 p.m. ....Later Monday, Biden will headline a fundraiser for Crist at the Parkland home of Mike Moskowitz, a prominent Democratic Party fundraiser.
  • Charlie Crists Strip Club Cash

    10/09/2014 6:34:36 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist has received $40,000 in campaign contributions from strip clubs, according to the Florida politics news website Shark Tank. Charlie Crist for Florida campaign finance reports show that two companies that operate strip clubs, SB Productions and J.W. Lee Properties., contributed a total of $40,000.
  • GOP Suddenly Looks Vulnerable in South Dakota Senate Battle

    10/09/2014 5:25:18 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 50 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | 10/9/14 | Bob Garver
    The strange three-way Senate race in South Dakota heated up this week with a new poll showing the GOP nominees lead shrinking and with the revelation that the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee will commit $1 million to the race, largely to fund ads attacking him. The Republican frontrunner, former Governor Mike Rounds, is competing with Democrat Rick Weiland and the states former Republican Senator, Larry Pressler, who now identifies as an Independent....
  • Celebrities embarrass themselves in effort to get young people to care about the midterms

    10/08/2014 8:28:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/08/2014 | Noah Rothman
    It is possible to count on two hands the number of politically active celebrities who demonstrate thoughtfulness and substance in their activism. The rest, a great horde of marginally famous mediocrities, can be counted on to reduce politics to the parochial frivolities that capture only their relatively constrained imaginations. The youth voter advocacy group Rock the Vote can be counted on every two years to put the trivial concerns of those celebrities on parade. Rock the Vote’s latest effort to patronize young voters was released this week in the form of a music video featuring luminaries ranging from Whoopi...
  • Group to spend $1M to support Democrat Weiland [South Dakota Senate]

    10/07/2014 5:45:29 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    sfgate.com ^ | 10/7/14
    A political action committee says it will spend $1 million to support Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Rick Weiland. Mayday PAC says it'll begin running TV ads Tuesday in Sioux Falls and Rapid City media markets. The super PAC has the self-proclaimed goal of getting "big money" out of politics. It was founded by Harvard University professor and political activist Lawrence Lessig, who was born in Rapid City.
  • Southern Democrats Walk a Tightrope With Black Voters

    10/06/2014 3:41:48 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/5/14 | Beth Reinhard
    Senate Hopefuls Try to Appeal to Key Constituency While Keeping President at Arms Length In Louisiana, Sen. Mary Landrieu says President Barack Obama s energy policies are simply wrong. In North Carolina, Sen. Kay Hagan has criticized the administrations handling of veterans benefits. And in Georgia, Senate candidate Michelle Nunn wont say whether she would have voted for the Affordable Care Act. These Democrats, like others running in races across the country, are trying to distance themselves from a president who is deeply unpopular among white voters. But if they have any hopes of winning, they also must try to...
  • Rick Scott wedding dress ad clad in controversy [Liberals Upset @ College Republicans!]

    10/05/2014 6:45:33 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    tbo.com ^ | 10/2/14
    Of the many things that could be compared to candidates for governor, a wedding dress has to rank pretty low on the list. But the College Republican National Committee did just that with its series of Say Yes to the Candidate ads, spoofs on the Say Yes to the Dress reality show that airs on TLC. First up was an ad comparing the Rick Scott, a modern dress favored by the bride, to the Charlie Crist, an outdated model favored by the brides mother.
  • Republicans Maintain Edge in Senate Races, Poll Finds [Kansas Senate Race is Tied]

    10/05/2014 5:07:41 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 52 replies
    NY Times ^ | 10/5/14 | Nate "Bury the Lead" Cohn
    ....control of the Senate is stable and tight, with Republicans maintaining the inside track to a majority in the latest round of data from the New York Times/CBS News/YouGov online panel of more than 100,000 respondents.
  • Man with 42% approval rating: This midterm election is all about my policies

    10/02/2014 5:09:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | October 2, 2014 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Via the Standard, my mental image of Democratic incumbents and their strategists reacting to this clip is of Toht’s face melting off after the Ark is opened in “Raiders.” He’s saying this, mind you, on a day when Mitch McConnell’s Democratic opponent in Kentucky refused to answer a question about whether she voted for him in 2012. A study released a few days ago found that barely more than a third of the Democrats running for Congress this year have expressed support for ObamaCare. The GOP made more noise yesterday about the one-year anniversary of the federal O-Care exchange opening...
  • 5 Reasons to Ignore Negative Polling on Sen. Pat Roberts

    10/02/2014 11:09:13 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 63 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/2/14 | JOHN FEEHERY
    A new USA Today/Suffolk University poll has his challenger, Greg Orman, beating him by five points, 46% to 41%. Here are five reasons that wont happen: ....Obama is widely disliked in Kansas. His approval rating is 33%... ....Roberts is a known quantity. ...3. Nobody has ever heard of Greg Orman. (He would have a better chance of competing if his last name started with an N.) 4. Democrats cant really help Mr. Orman.... ...5. The tea party has nowhere else to go. Tea partyers dont want to be blamed for losing the Senate to Harry Reid.... ...Polls are a snapshot...
  • republican oberweis courting votes in african-american community

    10/02/2014 8:49:47 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    ABC CHICAGO ^ | 9/30/14 | Charles Thomas
    In the race for the Illinois United States Senate seat, Republican challenger Jim Oberweis is reaching out again to the African-American community in Chicago, which has traditionally voted Democratic. State Senator Oberweis says he cannot win the U.S. Senate seat without votes cast by African Americans, so he's pulling out all the stops to get his share.
  • Can It Happen Here?

    10/02/2014 8:34:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 2, 2014 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- Can it happen here? It is happening in Europe where French polls show that the National Front's Marine Le Pen would win the election for president if elections were held tomorrow. Something like it has happened in Italy where an anarchist comedian, the happily named Beppe Grillo, garnered 25 percent of the vote last year. Most spectacularly, it almost happened in the United Kingdom last month. What am I talking about? An election in which the lowly voters overcome the professional pols and vote their minds. Now there is evidence that it can happen here. In the United...
  • Rubio, Paul back Enzi's 'Penny Plan'

    10/01/2014 5:46:03 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/28/14 | Molly K Hooper
    ...GOP Sens. Rand Paul (Ky.) and Marco Rubio (Fla.) are co-sponsors of Sen. Mike Enzis Penny Plan, formally titled One Percent Spending Reduction Act of 2014. If we just stopped spending one cent out of every dollar that we spend currently, and according to [the Congressional Budget Office], they say that would balance the budget in three years, the Wyoming Republican Senator told The Hill.