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  • New poll shows Cotton 8 points ahead

    10/22/2014 1:14:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Power Line blog ^ | October 21, 2014 | Paul Mirengoff
    A new poll, this one by Talk Business and Politics/Hendrix College, puts Tom Cotton’s lead over Mark Pryor at 48-41. The survey included more than 2,000 likely voters and was taken after the last week’s Cotton-Pryor debate (as I understand it, there will be no more debates between the two). The margin of error is plus or minus 2.2 percent. According to Dr. Jay Barth of Hendrix College, the survey shows that both Cotton and Pryor have locked up the support of their respective Party faithful. However, “Cotton has a strong advantage among the state’s voters who term themselves Independents...
  • Obamacare users pitched for voter registration

    10/21/2014 9:12:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 21, 2014 | Jazz Shaw
    Sharyl Attkisson has dug up another interesting story of government activity which is certainly questionable in nature. It appears that at least some of the people who signed up for Obamacare have been getting some unsolicited e-mail… and it has nothing to do with healthcare. Last spring, John* purchased health insurance through the Washington State healthcare exchange. He was surprised when, last month, he received an email from the exchange at the address he’d provided when he signed up. The email was entitled, “Voter Registration Information.” It read, in part: “ARE YOU REGISTERED TO VOTE? If you would like to...
  • Reading the early voting tea leaves: Republicans closing the gap

    10/21/2014 7:55:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/21/2014 | Mary Katherine Ham
    It’s October 21, and according to publicly available data from early-voting states, almost 2 million votes are already banked in states across the country. As early voting became more prevalent, Democrats first owned this pre-Election month of GOTV, but Republicans have been closing in on their efforts. The numbers “banked” before Election Day are an uncertain gauge of turn-out or results, because the practice of early voting is young enough not to have solid established patterns. Still, political scientists and analysts will take any data port in an anecdote storm, and a good map for Republicans paired with gains...
  • Democratic turnout flyer: ‘If you want to prevent another Ferguson…’

    10/21/2014 6:59:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Political Insider ^ | October 21, 2014 | Jim Galloway and Daniel Malloy
    The Democratic effort to pump up the African-American vote in Georgia just took an interesting turn. A reader has sent us this early-voting turnout mailer sent out by the Georgia Democratic party that focuses on the shooting of Michael Brown and subsequent unrest in Ferguson, Mo. It contains an interesting line that concedes the problem of low interest among black voters: “If we want a better, safer future for our children, it’s up to us to vote for change. The choices may not always be perfect, but the cost of inaction is simply too great.” Here’s a complete look: And...
  • New flier from Georgia Democrats: You must vote in November to … prevent another Ferguson

    10/21/2014 4:50:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/21/2014 | AllahPundit
    Note that this comes from the Georgia Democratic Party itself, not some no-name outside outfit that’s looking to boost its profile by tossing racial grenades.One of the fun subplots of this campaign is watching Democrats, starting with The One himself, feign anger at Republicans for using fear to gain an advantage while they scaremonger in increasingly cartoonish ways themselves. Mark Udall went so nuts with his “Cory Gardner hates women” message in Colorado that the Denver Post finally threw up its hands in disgust and endorsed Gardner. Now, with two weeks to go and red-state Democrats desperate to survive,...
  • “Abortion Barbie” becomes “Dildo Davis”: democrat candidates get desperate

    10/21/2014 10:54:25 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 45 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-21-14 | DrJohn
    Boy is it getting ugly. As democrat candidates lose ground, they become more desperate and vicious. Wendy Davis has already derided Greg Abbott for being in a wheelchair and now she slides right into the gutter: Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis earlier this month was pilloried in the press for her attack ad that prominently highlighted the fact that her Republican opponent Attorney General Greg Abbott uses a wheelchair. Davis took her attacks to a new level on Monday by strongly implying Abbott would support an interracial marriage ban, despite the fact that Abbott is married to a Latina....
  • Dems Attack Abbott on Interracial Marriage

    10/20/2014 5:13:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | October 20, 2014 | Sarah Rumpf
    AUSTIN, Texas -- With Wendy Davis trailing in the polls behind her Republican opponent Greg Abbott, her Democratic supporters have resorted to a desperate, eleventh-hour attack. However it is not the heavily-criticized wheelchair ad; this is a brand new attack, launched on Monday, the first day of early voting. This time, the Democrats' messaging brings with it an added element of race-baiting, twisting Abbott's words to insinuate that he is opposed to interracial marriages, ignoring the well-known fact that Abbott's wife Cecelia is Hispanic. The issue originated with a San Antonio Express-News article from Sunday, in which Austin Bureau Chief...
  • Churchgoer taken aback by political flier's lynching imagery (Pro-Hagan flyer)

    10/20/2014 4:50:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Fayetteville Observer ^ | October 20, 2014 | Michael Futch
    Dawn McNair said she was surprised Sunday when her daughter pointed out the background on a political flier urging people to get out and vote. The front of the flier blares: "Kay Hagan doesn't win! Obama's impeachment will begin! Vote in 2014." The words are superimposed over a grainy reproduction of a photograph of what appears to be a lynching. Someone tucked the flier under McNair's windshield wiper while her car was parked at her church, Kingdom Impact Global Ministries on Murchison Road. "My daughter said, 'Mom, look in the background. They're lynching somebody.' It's the lynching of an African-American...
  • Keep digging, Wendy! Tapped-out Team Davis reduced to playing the di*do card.

    10/20/2014 2:30:49 PM PDT · by sunmars · 29 replies
    Keep digging, Wendy! Tapped-out Team Davis reduced to playing the sex aid card. This is not a joke....She is now attacking Abbott now on sex aids.......following on from the marriage attack earlier.....
  • Up to 34 MILLION blank 'green cards' and work permits to

    10/20/2014 2:30:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | October 20, 2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    If you caught any of this Sunday morning’s panel segments, you probably saw the left-of-center guest lamenting the scourge of Republican fear-mongering surrounding the spread of the Ebola virus overseas and in the United States. It is a theme echoed on Sunday by President Barack Obama who returned to the campaign trail this weekend after taking a week to directly oversee the government’s response to this crisis of Republican invention. He did not go as far as some on the left who have determined that voicing concern over Ebola’s spread from West Africa to the United States is, like virtually...
  • Sharpton returning to Ferguson for 4 days to draw nat'l attention to death of unarmed teenager Brown

    10/20/2014 2:15:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | October 20, 2014 | Mia De Graaf
    The Rev. Al Sharpton is expected to hold a four-day tribute for the death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson at the end of this month. Sharpton will be in the Missouri town from October 31 to November 4 in reference to the four hours that the teenager's body was left lying on the street. Sharpton is leading a wave of outcry after a Friday report suggested that investigators do not have enough evidence to charge a police officer over the shooting of Michael Brown. Details revealed by the New York Times included the first account of the shooting...
  • Wendy Davis Campaign Launches Its Most Absurd Attack on Greg Abbott Yet

    10/20/2014 11:15:54 AM PDT · by sunmars · 76 replies
    Her new Ad : Texas AG Greg Abbott Doesn't Know If He Would've Defended Bans on Interracial Marriage 50 Years Ago..... San Antonio Express-News reporter Peggy Fikac runs a story in which she attempts to tie Texas Republican governor nominee Greg Abbott to a little misstep made by a fellow Republican who is several states away. The subject is state-level bans on interracial marriage, which were struck down by courts decades ago. They are not relevant today, but reporters like Fikac are attempting to equate them with the current trend of courts striking down bans on same-sex marriage. And Wendy...
  • New poll finds Corbett closing to 7 points Read more at

    10/20/2014 7:50:05 AM PDT · by Phillyred · 7 replies
    A new survey shows Gov. Tom Corbett (R) trailing Democratic challenger Tom Wolf, 49 percent to 42 percent, the tightest margin between the two candidates in any public poll so far. The poll, released Friday by the news website Keystone Report, was conducted by Magellan Strategies, a GOP-leaning research firm based in Baton Rouge, La. It suggests a much closer race than other recent surveys, and is in line with what Pennsylvania Republicans say they have been seeing in private polls. A poll conducted between Sept. 30 and Oct. 5 by Quinnipiac University, for instance, found that Wolf was leading...
  • Election 2014: Latest Polling Tilts Redder

    10/20/2014 8:01:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 10/20/2014 | Rich Baehr
    Scroll down the RealClearPolitics poll summary for the last few days, and you see a lot more red than blue in the latest surveys [1] released for Senate, House and governor’s races. Many races are very close in all three categories, but over the past two weeks the GOP position — particularly in House and Senate races — has generally improved.Governor’s races are the biggest crapshoot. RealClearPolitics counts 14 races as tossups: Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Wisconsin, Illinois, Colorado, Hawaii, Alaska, Arizona, Kansas, and Michigan. Since eight of the 14 are currently in Republican hands, this...
  • 2014’s ‘Clinton Democrats’ crashing and burning

    10/19/2014 5:57:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 19, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    For all the analysis which correctly notes that associating with President Barack Obama is no relief for Democrats running in 2014, particularly those in red states, it is those Democratic politicians running as “Clinton Democrats” who are watching their campaigns implode. “Self-proclaimed Clinton Democrats are struggling this election cycle, and not even their powerful namesakes may be enough to save them,” The Hill reported on Sunday. “Both Bill and Hillary Clinton have tried to turn on their charms to help centrist Democrats in Kentucky and Arkansas. But as candidates in both states are slipping, help from the party’s preeminent power...
  • Some in GOP 'Not Comfortable' with Ted Cruz on Campaign Trail

    10/19/2014 4:13:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    NewsMax ^ | October 14, 2014 | Andrea Billups
    While Sen. Ted Cruz may be a star among tea party faithful and other more socially conservative Republicans, he has been less active on the midterm campaign trail as some candidates fear he could polarize voters, The Hill reports. More welcomed in states with tight midterms contests have been Cruz's conservative brothers in the Senate, Marco Rubio of Florida and Rand Paul of Kentucky, who have been counted on to support election bids across the country, the Hill noted. “It’s almost exactly a year ago to the day when [Cruz] led to the government shutdown," Republican strategist Rich Galen told...
  • Bozell: If GOP Blows November Election, Its Anti-Conservative Strategy Will Be To Blame

    10/19/2014 4:00:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | October 19, 2014 | Brent Bozell, Fox News
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)We are watching the wheels come off the most radical and dangerously incompetent administration in history. “I am not on the ballot this fall,” President Obama proclaims, “but make no mistake: these policies are on the ballot. Every single one of them.” This statement should be the final nail in the coffin for the Democrats. The GOP should be poised to win a landslide of historic proportions. So why is there so much debate over whether they’ll win -- at all? The answer is crystal clear. The Republican Party needed only to choose any one of a number of national...
  • The Democrats’ embarrassing attempt to blame Republican for Ebola collapses

    10/19/2014 1:47:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | October 19, 2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    Projection is a powerful phenomenon, and the American people have been subject to a perfectly cynical display of psychological projection from Democrats this week as the increasing likelihood that the party in power is going to endure a stinging censure from the voters on November 4. Democrats have spent the better part of the week insisting that Republicans who have urged the president to take stronger measures to contain Ebola in the United States, which he did on Friday with the creation of a federal Ebola response coordinator, are stoking unwarranted fears among the public. At the same time, liberals...
  • DWS: Dems Will Hold the Senate

    10/19/2014 11:48:23 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 51 replies
    Townhall.com | October 19, 2014 | Leah Barkoukis
    With the midterm elections just weeks away, DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz seemed confident during her appearanceon “Fox News Sunday” that Democrats will keep the Senate. “We are going to hold the Senate,” the Florida lawmaker said. “The president is not on the ballot.” “Republicans are desperate to put him on the ballot because they’re trying to turn away from their own terrible record,” she added. She made her prediction amid a majority of polls that give Republicans at least a 60 percent chance of retaking the upper chamber, including a Washington Post forecast that gives the GOP a...
  • Black Vote Seen as Last Hope for Democrats to Hold Senate

    10/19/2014 2:51:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 18, 2014 | Sheryl Gay Stolberg
    The confidential memo from a former pollster for President Obama contained a blunt warning for Democrats. Written this month with an eye toward Election Day, it predicted “crushing Democratic losses across the country” if the party did not do more to get black voters to the polls. “African-American surge voters came out in force in 2008 and 2012, but they are not well positioned to do so again in 2014,” Cornell Belcher, the pollster, wrote in the memo, dated Oct. 1. “In fact, over half aren’t even sure when the midterm elections are taking place.” Mr. Belcher’s assessment points to...
  • Democrats who run from Obama take a risk

    10/18/2014 9:38:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | October 15, 2014 | Donna Brazile
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Democratic candidates who run from President Obama in red states where he is unpopular are making a big mistake. Their holding Obama at arm's length deprives voters of a clear choice at the ballot box. Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is a great candidate for the U.S. Senate and is running a solid campaign. But she made a mistake when she refused to answer the question from the Louisville Courier-Journal about which presidential candidate she voted for in 2012. Grimes should have said she voted for President Obama and then gone on to explain her policy differences with...
  • Barbra Streisand Calls on Democrats to Donate Cash to Midterm Campaigns

    10/18/2014 5:57:42 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 10/18/14 | Tina Daunt
    Barbra Streisand sent out an email Saturday asking Democrats to donate money immediately to candidates facing stiff opposition in the November midterm elections... "Whether you know it or not, in the past six years we have seen huge progress under President Obama. Unemployment is at the lowest level since before President Obama took office, before the Great Recession started. The deficit is rapidly dropping and is just 2.8% of GDP -- the lowest since 2007," she wrote. "And thank God for President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, which has helped millions of people around the country gain access to health care....
  • Editorial: We recommend Greg Abbott for Texas governor (Dallas Morning News!)

    10/18/2014 4:31:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | October 16, 2014 | The Editors
    Texas’ two leading gubernatorial candidates have earned our respect despite their flaws. Republican Greg Abbott is the model of perseverance for fighting back in a wheelchair from a spine-crushing 1984 accident to become attorney general. Democratic state Sen. Wendy Davis demonstrated exceptional courage with her 2013 Senate filibuster to halt legislation aimed at restricting abortion rights. These two uphold Texas’ fighting spirit. When this newspaper weighs all the issues, however, Abbott tips the balance as the candidate most capable of sustaining the state’s economic success and holding in check growing extremism in the state GOP. Texas Republicans’ hard-right swing 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...
  • Justices allow Texas use of new voter ID law

    10/18/2014 6:52:11 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | October 18, 2014 | SAM HANANEL
    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 court’s 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...
  • Michelle Obama rallies for Charlie Crist in Orlando, but no sign of president

    10/17/2014 7:15:22 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 10/17/14 | Katie Sanders and Adam C. Smith
    ...Barack Obama is increasingly unpopular among Floridians, but that did not stop Charlie Crist from happily campaigning alongside first lady Michelle Obama on Friday to boost his bid to unseat Republican Gov. Rick Scott. "There's a reason why Charlie is known as the people's governor here in Florida," Mrs. Obama told the predominantly black and Hispanic crowd of about 700 people inside a park gymnasium. "It's because Charlie gets it." The nearly 20-minute speech was reminiscent of the playbook for her husband's 2012 re-election campaign, especially its focus on the country's economic gains from when President Obama took office in...
  • Kentucky Senate: McConnell (R) 52%, Grimes (D) 44%

    10/17/2014 11:04:33 AM PDT · by sunmars · 98 replies
    Seventy-six percent (76%) of Kentucky voters say they have already made up their minds how they are going to vote, and McConnell leads 55% to 45% among these voters. Among the 24% who still could change their minds, the candidates are tied at 41% apiece, with 17% opting for a third-party candidate or undecided. Among the 84% of Kentucky voters who say they will definitely vote in this contest, McConnell leads 53% to 44%. Grimes has the support of 73% of Kentucky Democrats and 16% of the state’s Republicans. McConnell earns 83% backing from his fellow Republicans and 24% of...
  • Scott Brown’s very bad omen: What his dopey campaign says about Democrats’ prospects

    As if Democrats needed anything else to worry about, there is the New Hampshire situation. Former naked Senate person Scott Brown enjoyed being a senator. What’s not to like? You get to work in the World’s Greatest Deliberative Body and deliberate until the cows come home. Then he lost a reelection bid to Elizabeth Warren in 2012 and couldn’t be a senator anymore. So he moved to New Hampshire and said, sure, this is good enough, I’ll be a senator from here. New Hampshire is a blue state — redder than some other New England states, sure — and his...
  • Romney redux? Democrats focus on GOP candidate’s corporate past in Georgia race.

    10/17/2014 9:17:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 16, 2014 | Ed O'Keefe
    After attacking President Obama over his handling of the Ebola crisis and the Islamic State terrorist group, businessman and Republican Senate candidate David Perdue turned defensive this week when asked about his record on outsourcing jobs. “The criticism I’ve gotten over the last few weeks is coming from people who really have no business background and really don’t understand, you know, what it takes to create jobs and create economic value — which is really what this free enterprise system is based on,” Perdue told reporters at a Veterans of Foreign Wars social-hall event. A local television reporter tried again...
  • 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 yesterday’s 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 humanity’s untidiness, hates to sweat. This trait runs deep,...
  • First lady to headline Charlie Crist rally [Friday, 10/17]

    10/17/2014 4:16:32 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 10/14/14 | Anthony Man
    ....ama is headlining a South Florida rally on Friday to gin up enthusiasm for Democratic governor candidate Charlie Crist. She's the latest top tier political celebrity to come to the Sunshine State to boost Crist is his campaign to unseat Gov. Rick Scott. Doors open for the event, at the Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex Gymnasium, 3000 NW 199th St., Miami Gardens, at 2:45 p.m. The event doesn't start for another two hours.
  • Will 'Obola' Fear-Mongers Sway Voters? Yes, Unless Dems Retake Offense on Economy and Obstruction

    10/17/2014 1:57:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | October 12, 2014 | Mark Green
    (AUDIO-AT-LINK)Republicans are conflating crises as if there's an ISIS terrorist with Ebola at the Border. Lowry and Shrum debate if hitting-the-panic button can work in November and if Dems can counter with good economic news and GOP voter obstruction. Then: Is Panetta patriotic or betraying?On The Politics of Ebola.It’s life imitating art, seemingly ripped from identical scenes in Outbreak, Contagion and the conclusion of Planet of the Apes, except Gwyneth Paltrow doesn't act as if she's dying -- though tens of thousands of West Africans, at a minimum, actually will. Based on the news axiom "if-it-bleeds-it-leads" and the cerebral amygdala's...
  • Michelle Obama calls her husband’s voters ignorant and lazy

    10/16/2014 11:32:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | October 16, 2014 | George Upper
    If Republicans had said what Michelle Obama just did about her own husband’s voters, they’d be burned at the stake. Apparently anticipating problems with Democrat turnout on Election Day, Obama seems to think she knows what the issue is: Democrat voters are ignorant and lazy. The first lady was speaking Wednesday at a campaign rally for the Democrat candidate for governor of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, when she said Democrat voters too often feel that they have more important things to do than vote – like sleeping. That’s if they even realize that there’s an election being held at all. In...
  • CO Senate - Gardner +6 over Udall (47-41) (Quinippiac)

    10/16/2014 6:07:08 AM PDT · by mrs9x · 22 replies
    Quinnipiac ^ | 10/16/2014 | Quinnipiac
    U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, the Republican challenger in the Colorado U.S. Senate race, leads U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, the Democratic incumbent 47 - 41 percent among likely voters, with 8 percent for independent candidate Steve Shogan, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Another 4 percent are undecided. This compares to a 48 - 40 percent likely voter lead for Gardner in a September 18 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University. With Shogan out of the race, Gardner is ahead 49 - 44 percent. In the three-way race today, women back Udall over Gardner 49 - 40 percent,...
  • Nunn Leads Perdue By 3 in New SurveyUSA Poll

    10/15/2014 2:40:31 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 64 replies
    Peach Pundit ^ | October 15, 2014 | Jon Richards
    11 Alive has released the results of a new SurveyUSA poll that for the first time in their series of polls shows Michelle Nunn in the lead for the Georgia Senate race against David Perdue. The poll shows Democrat Michelle Nunn with 48%, Republican David Perdue with 45%, and Libertarian Amanda Swafford with 3%. 4% of voters remain undecided. While the margin of error is 4.2%, meaning that the two could conceivably be tied, that’s likely no consolation. Looking at the poll’s crosstabs, the electorate is assumed to be 61% white, 27% black, 7% Hispanic and 5% Asian. That potentially...
  • Louisiana Senate: Landrieu (D) 41%, Cassidy (R) 38%, Maness (R) 14%

    10/15/2014 3:11:38 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 39 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | October 15, 2014
    Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu has edged slightly ahead of Republican Congressman Bill Cassidy in Louisiana’s nail biter of a Senate race, but Cassidy holds a wide advantage if the race goes to a runoff. Landrieu now picks up 41% of the vote to Cassidy’s 38% in the latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Louisiana Voters. Another Republican, Tea Party favorite Rob Maness, earns 14% support, while two percent (2%) prefer one of the other candidates in the race.
  • Poll: Scott Walker's 5 Point Lead Disappeared

    10/15/2014 3:24:05 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 52 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 10-15-2014 | Daniel Strauss
    A new Marquette Law School poll finds the Wisconsin gubernatorial race tied with Gov. Scott Walker (R) and Democratic challenger Mary Burke each getting 47 percent support among likely voters. The most recent Marquette poll's findings, released on Wednesday, contrast a previous Marquette poll which showed Walker leading Burke by 5 percentage points. The most recent poll's findings underscore what other polls have shown about the race: that Walker and Burke are only separated by a small margin. The new Marquette poll also suggests that Burke has, at the very least, not totally lost her chance to win the race...
  • Ed Show Guest: Joni Ernst Is A 'Trained Circus Monkey' Of The Kochs

    10/15/2014 4:44:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | October 14, 2014 | Caleb Howe
    Word salad of left wing buzz words will leave you laughing. (VIDEO-AT-LINK)MSNBC's Ed Schultz has been increasingly, visibly, sweatily desperate as the day count down to the election, and his choices in topics and guests reflect that. On Tuesday's show, Ed's guest, radio host Mike Papantonio delivered just what the doctor ordered for the poor, overwrought Ed: a blazingly useless word salad of left-wing buzz words and scare phrases all wrapped up in a neat Koch bow. Harry Reid would be proud (if he were capable of positive emotions). “"The Joni Ernst candidate is the perfect mental and moral blank...
  • MoveOn demands Grimes take down ‘offensive’ immigration ad

    10/15/2014 2:30:12 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | Ben Kamisar
    The liberal advocacy group MoveOn.org is demanding that Democratic Kentucky Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes take down an ad that uses the term “illegal aliens.” “This latest TV ad from Alison Lundergan Grimes is deeply upsetting. Grimes seems to be forgetting that we are a nation of immigrants that has continually strived to honor all the hard-working people who aspire to the American Dream,” Ilya Sheyman, MoveOn.org’s executive director, said in a statement. “It’s deeply troubling that Grimes would stoop this low in order to try to defeat [Senate Minority Leader Mitch] McConnell, and she needs to take this offensive...
  • Why Republicans Must Win the Senate in 2014

    10/15/2014 4:31:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Roll Call's Rothenblog ^ | October 14, 2014 | Stuart Rothenberg
    If next month produces a big Republican year, with the GOP gaining control of the Senate and expanding its majority in the House, it will say little or nothing about 2016, when a presidential electorate and a very different Senate class combine to create the makings of a substantially good Democratic year. But if the GOP fails to capture the Senate this year, 2016 could turn into an unmitigated disaster for the party. And for that reason, Republicans are under extremely heavy pressure to take back the Senate in November. Four years ago, a Republican wave swept across much of...
  • Awful news: Iowa Senate candidate killed in plane crash (Libertarian)

    10/14/2014 8:37:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Twitchy ^ | October 14, 2014 | Staff
    Joni Ernst âś” @joniernst Deeply saddened by tragic news of Dr. Doug Butzier. Gail&I will keep DougÂ’s family in our thoughts&prayers as they mourn their untimely loss 12:09 PM - 14 Oct 2014 32 Retweets 16 favorites Doug Butzier, Libertarian Party candidate running against Bruce Braley and Joni Ernst for U.S. Senate, lost his life yesterday in a plane crash. The wife of Doug Butzier confirmed Tuesday morning to KCRG-TV that it was Butzier who was killed in a plane crash Monday. Â… Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Lynn Lunsford said the Piper PA-46 crashed around 11 p.m. Monday on approach...
  • Texas Gets a Stay, Saves Voter ID for November

    10/14/2014 6:06:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | October 14, 2014 | Amy Miller
    An en banc ruling of the Fifth Circuit has issued a stay against last Friday’s order striking down Texas voter identification laws. The Court looked at four key factors when deciding whether or not to grant a stay pending appeal: (1) whether the stay applicant has made a strong showing that he is likely to succeed on the merits; (2) whether the applicant will be irreparably injured absent a stay; (3) whether issuance of the stay will substantially injure the other parties interested in the proceeding; and (4) where the public interest lies. The first two factors are the most...
  • Wendy Davis is falling apart

    10/14/2014 4:36:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | October 14, 2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    Mistakes happen on the campaign trail. Any politician in the national spotlight is bound to make one or two. The mark of a truly skilled politician, however, is one who can take their lumps, adapt, move on, and rebound from that error. Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis is not a skilled politician. Davis’s much maligned “wheelchair ad,” in which she criticizes Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott’s position on tort reform while unsubtly drawing the audience’s attention to his disability, was a mistake. It drew criticism from both the right and the left, and a competent campaign would have pulled...
  • Chamber Of Commerce Has Spent $15 Million On Races Where GOP Opposes Them On Immigration

    10/14/2014 4:11:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    BuzzFeed News ^ | October 14, 2014 | John Stanton
    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce may want the GOP to change its tune on immigration policy, but that isn’t stopping the powerful business lobby from pouring more than $15 million into efforts to re-elect nearly two dozen Republicans who disagree with them. In fact, in four Senate races in North Carolina, Georgia, Iowa, and Kentucky that could determine control of the Senate, the Chamber has spent nearly $7.8 million propping up Republicans against providing a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. Earlier this year the Chamber made clear that it would not base its support for candidates solely on their...
  • Real Clear Politics: GOP in position to take a big majority in Senate

    10/14/2014 2:22:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/14/2014 | Noah Rothman
    It’s just a snapshot in time but, with just three weeks to go before voters head to the polls to cast their ballots in the midterm elections, Republicans may be in the best position to take control of the Senate than at any point in the 2014 election cycle. Republicans’ biggest obstacles to retaking control in the upper chamber emerged in early fall not in their ability to unseat incumbent Democrats, but in the party’s challenges in defending GOP senators or previously GOP-held open seats. That problem is starting to fade as Republican voters begin to “come home” to...
  • DSCC Goes Dark in Kentucky

    10/14/2014 11:28:22 AM PDT · by sunmars · 63 replies
    The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has gone dark in Kentucky, where the party is targeting Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. After a significant investment in support of Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, the DSCC had not reserved time for the final three weeks of the race and, as of today, is no longer on the air. “The DSCC has now spent more than 2 million in Kentucky and continues to make targeted investments in the ground game while monitoring the race for future investments, but is currently not on the air in the state,” a DSCC official told...
  • 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 Iowa’s 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...
  • Obama punts attorney general nomination until after Election Day

    10/14/2014 10:45:29 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/14/14 | EDWARD-ISAAC DOVERE
    President Barack Obama will not nominate a new attorney general until after Election Day, a White House aide confirmed Tuesday. The aide said to expect the decision in early to mid-November, aimed for after the midterms to avoid the appointment getting caught up in election year politics. The White House aide said the decision to wait was driven in part by Senate Democrats. Had a nominee been named before the elections, Democratic Senate candidates would inevitably been hounded on the trail to weigh in on the choice—presenting an uncomfortable situation for people who have been trying to keep their political...
  • 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.