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  • GA Senate: Nunn 47 - Perdue 44

    10/24/2014 6:26:06 AM PDT · by mrs9x · 66 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 10/24/2014 | CNN
    Excerpt - CNN poll: Nunn 47 - Perdue 43.
  • 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....
  • Jeanne Shaheen: President Obama New Hampshire visit doesn’t make sense

    10/24/2014 4:25:29 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | October 23, 2014 | By JAMES HOHMANN
    Pushed Thursday night on whether she would want President Barack Obama to campaign with her as she seeks a second term, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) said it doesn’t make sense and Obama is “exactly where he needs to be” — in Washington. “We have a lot going on,” Shaheen said during an hourlong debate with Republican Scott Brown at NH1’s studio in Concord, which was broadcast live on WBIN-TV and was co-sponsored by CNN. “I don’t think it makes sense for the president to come to New Hampshire right now.” Shaheen doesn’t have a shortage of star power coming to...
  • Debate crowd loudly laughs at “War Against Women” charge by female Dem challenger (#NY23)

    10/23/2014 7:44:38 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 28 replies
    At the candidate debate tonight [Democrat Martha Robertson] accused [Republican Tom Reed] of being part of the War Against Women. She actually used the phrase “you’re part of the War against Women.” The crowd laughed so hard, Robertson had to ask for more time. This video clip is being circulated and who knows, may go viral.
  • Obama: Hey Georgia, do me a solid and elect Michelle Nunn

    10/23/2014 8:09:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 23, 2014 | Guy Benson
    After President Obama compounded his ‘every single one of my policies are on the ballot’ assertion by praising vulnerable Congressional Democrats as staunch water-carriers for his agenda, I joked that the only way he could assist Republican ad makers any further would be to call out each Democrat by name. And that’s precisely what he’s now done in Georgia, where Michelle Nunn has been impersonating Gumby to avoid being linked too closely with the unpopular president. Over to you, champ — via America Rising:(VIDEO-AT-LINK) “If Michelle Nunn wins, that means that Democrats keep control of the Senate, and that means...
  • Fox News host claims 'hot' young women are usually ignorant (truncated title)

    10/23/2014 3:57:29 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 58 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'
  • GOVERNMENT DOES NOTHING AS WELL OR ECONOMICALLY AS THE PRIVATE SECTOR

    10/23/2014 2:09:01 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 23, 2014 | by ASHLEY PRATTE
    Next Monday, October 27 marks the 50th anniversary of Ronald Reagan’s iconic “Time For Choosing” speech. It was a speech that sparked the modern Conservative Movement, ignited a fire in the hearts of conservatives, and launched Ronald Reagan’s public policy career. This week as part of a year-long “Time for Choosing: The Next Generation” initiative, Young America’s Foundation is releasing a series of videos in conjunction with the anniversary of this significant speech. The fourth video focuses on the private sector. Ronald Reagan understood the evils of communism and socialist policies. He knew by diminishing the role of the private...
  • Why The GOP Prefers Establishment Losers To Tea Party Losers

    10/23/2014 11:16:19 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 27 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 10/23/14 | Matt Lewis
    I’m starting to hear rumblings that, if he wins his Colorado senate race, Rep. Cory Gardner will be the model candidate used by the Republicans as an example for how to win. In some respects this makes sense. Having backed away from the controversial personhood amendment — and now advocating over-the-counter birth control — he has blunted the “war on women” attacks, and seems poised for victory in a tough state. A few years ago, such a shift might have been difficult to maneuver. But instead of being labeled a sellout by conservatives, Gardner is being praised by National Review...
  • Blog Julio Severo in Portuguese arbitrarily shut down by Google in Brazil

    10/23/2014 10:47:30 AM PDT · by juliosevero · 11 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Blog Julio Severo in Portuguese arbitrarily shut down by Google in Brazil By Julio Severo In the first minutes of Thursday, October 23, Blog Julio Severo, established by me, Julio Severo, in 2005 to reach Brazilians with information usually unavailable to them, disappeared from the Internet, with no hacking attack involved. All that was evident, from my careful verification, is that such disappearing was provoked and decided by the owner of the Blogspot service, Google, which freely offers to the international public a free speech platform. The traditional address of my Portuguese blog is: http://juliosevero.blogspot.com/ The address is now...
  • Iowa TV Station Rejects Anti-Republican Ad For Showing Dead Ebola Bodies

    10/23/2014 10:17:20 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 10/23/14 | Patrick Howley
    Iowa television station KWWL-Waterloo rejected a liberal ad that showed dead and bloody Ebola bodies to illustrate its accusation that Republican-supported budget cuts contributed to the Ebola outbreak. The Agenda Project Action Fund commercial, entitled “Republican Cuts Kill Part II: Joni Ernst Wants to Cut,” targeted Iowa Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst and depicted “exposed dead (and sometimes bleeding) bodies,” according to KWWL. The station rejected the ad Thursday after it aired twice on other Iowa stations. The Agenda Project Action Fund, the political arm of activist Erica Payne’s New York-based Agenda Project, played on the Democratic narrative that Republicans...
  • Battle begins for NRSC chair

    10/23/2014 8:48:27 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 11 replies
    politico.com ^ | 10/21/14 | MANU RAJU and ANNA PALMER
    The midterm elections aren’t over yet, but that hasn’t stopped early chatter among senators over who will lead the Senate Republican campaign arm for the 2016 cycle. Sens. Roger Wicker of Mississippi and Dean Heller of Nevada have been working behind the scenes to let allies know they are interested in taking over as the next head of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, according to five sources familiar with the discussions. Heller has talked about the plum post with Republican lobbyists, according to a source familiar with the conversations. Several Republican sources said that Wicker has expressed interest in taking...
  • October Surprise: Late-breaking scandal could cost GOP expected South Dakota Senate seat

    10/23/2014 7:47:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/23/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    The largest newspaper in South Dakota broke a story that could cost the GOP a red state Senate seat. The Fiscal Times reports:  The three-way race for South Dakota’s open Senate seat got more complicated Wednesday, when the Sioux Falls Argus Leader published a page one story alleging that former Governor Mike Rounds, the Republican candidate and current leader in the polls, had approved $600,000 in state assistance to a company that was about hire a member of his cabinet. According to reporter David Montgomery, then Secretary of Tourism and State Development Richard Benda requested the assistance for Northern Beef Packers about two...
  • Another poll shows Cory Gardner ahead in Colorado. Is the seat slipping away from Democrats?

    10/22/2014 4:36:42 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 18 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 22, 2014 | Nia-Malika Henderson
    For weeks, Rep. Cory Gardner (R) and Sen. Mark Udall (D) have been statistically tied in polls of the Colorado Senate race, with Gardner in the lead but well within the margin of error. Now a new poll, taken over the last four days, shows Gardner leading by seven points. According to the USA Today/Suffolk University poll, Gardner is at 46 percent to Udall's 39 percent. A September poll from the same pollster had Gardner up by just one, 43-42. Both polls have a margin of error of plus or minus 4.4 percent, meaning neither shows Gardner with what can...
  • Locked in a dead heat, Shaheen, Brown spar (new poll shows Brown ahead by 1%)

    10/22/2014 4:45:55 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 13 replies
    The New Hampshire Union Leader ^ | October 21, 2014 | Dan Tuohy
    The U.S. Senate candidates sparred in their first televised debate Tuesday as part of a cliff-hanger of a race that could shift the balance of power in Washington. Democratic incumbent Jeanne Shaheen and Republican Scott Brown debated energy, Ebola, immigration, jobs and the economy, national security and health care. They were first asked to share their views of the U.S. response to the threat of Ebola. Brown said the U.S. needs a travel ban. "I'm thankful that Senator Shaheen broke with President Obama in that regard" and decided to support a travel ban, he said.
  • Late-Breaking Scandal Could Shake Up SD Senate Race

    10/22/2014 4:46:43 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 36 replies
    Fiscal Times/Financial News Yahoo ^ | October 22, 2014 | Rob Garver
    The three-way race for South Dakota’s open Senate seat got more complicated Wednesday, when the Sioux Falls Argus Leader published a page one story alleging that former Governor Mike Rounds, the Republican candidate and current leader in the polls, had approved $600,000 in state assistance to a company that was about hire a member of his cabinet. According to reporter David Montgomery, then Secretary of Tourism and State Development Richard Benda requested the assistance for Northern Beef Packers about two weeks before he and Rounds were to leave office. Benda was about to go to work for a company with...
  • Has Alison Lundergan Grimes pulled even with Mitch McConnell in Kentucky?

    10/22/2014 5:13:12 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 32 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | Octobe 22, 2014
    Wednesday Senator McConnell’s race against Democratic opponent Alison Lundergan Grimes looks a bit tighter than it did a few days ago, when we suggested that McConnell might begin measuring for drapes in the Majority Office. For one thing, the latest survey of the Kentucky contest finds McConnell and state Secretary of State Grimes virtually tied. The Bluegrass Poll puts McConnell at 44 percent, and Grimes at 43, with 5 percent for a third party candidate and 8 percent undecided. For another, the Democratic Party and the Grimes campaign are throwing money at ads in what looks like a last-month push...
  • "Shaheen Lost the Debate

    10/22/2014 5:13:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 22, 2014 | Daniel Doherty
    One reporter’s opinion isn’t the end-all, be-all of political analysis. But as a respected, Boston-based reporter, Andy Hiller’s contention that Brown won the debate last night is worth listening to nonetheless. “Shaheen lost the debate because she had to spend so much time on the defensive, explaining the president’s policies on Ebola, Obamacare, ISIS and immigration,” he said. “She was much more effective in the second half when she directly challenged Brown.” “But Brown won,” he continued. “He never looked uncomfortable, he has cable network level communication skills, and in this debate the issues were on his side. He wasn’t...
  • Oh my: Cory Gardner 46, Mark Udall 39 in Colorado Senate race

    10/22/2014 5:16:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 22, 2014 | Allahpundit
    You know what this means, don’t you? Right: Colorado’s ripe for the picking by GOP nominee Mitt Romney two years from now. C’mon, it’s been hours since I trolled you guys about Romney 2016. I held out as long as I could.Obama’s currently rocking a robust 40/56 favorable rating in Colorado, a state he won twice. Mark Udall’s rating: Almost identical, of course, at 40/54. There’s a perfect example, actually, of why O is now shouting from the rooftops that Senate Dems are his loyal toadies who’ll go on carrying his water for the next two years if reelected. Nothing’s...
  • McConnell ad features women attacking female Democratic opponent:

    10/22/2014 5:24:59 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 15 replies
    Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell (R) has a new ad in the Kentucky Senate race that zeroes in on the demographic of voters he thinks are mostly likely to be wooed by his opponent, Democratic candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes: Young women. In the ad, young women make the pitch that it is Grimes who looks down on them, by implying they need the government's help to get ahead. "Alison Lundergan Grimes wants me to think that I'm not good enough... That I couldn't get a job, unless Washington passed more laws...That I can't graduate college, without raising your taxes... She...
  • URGENT: Leak Shows NAACP Is Planning Mass Fraud on Election Day [DETAILS]

    10/22/2014 6:57:49 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 56 replies
    The government watchdog group Judicial Watch is announcing that they have come across evidence of plans for massive voter fraud set to take place in the lead up to the 2014 midterm elections. Judicial Watch has been involved in the fight against voter fraud across the country, specifically in North Carolina, which is where this voter fraud is planned to occur. A lawyer for the state of North Carolina sent a letter to Judicial Watch, informing them of remarks made by a speaker at a recent NAACP conference in the state. The speaker was encouraging audience members to deliberately mislead...
  • Ted Cruz Reveals What he’d do if Elected President – And it’s Even Worse Than You Thought

    10/22/2014 8:57:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 92 replies
    The Burnt Orange Report ^ | October 22, 2014 | Katie Singh
    With the midterm elections approaching, Texas senator Ted Cruz penned an editorial in USA Today this week detailing what he’d like a potential Republican-controlled Congress to prioritize in 2015. As you might expect, the list is full of Tea Party staples: repealing Obamacare, cutting taxes, and slashing funding for federal programs. What makes Cruz’s list of Congressional priorities interesting is that it essentially previews what a Cruz 2016 presidential campaign agenda might look like–and it’s not pretty. As Ted Cruz’s multiple trips to Iowa have suggested, Texas’ junior senator is all-but-confirmed to be running for president in 2016. Though his...
  • ObamaCare Returns as an Election Albatross

    10/23/2014 2:51:03 AM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/22/14 | Karl Rove
    Democrats assumed earlier this year that ObamaCare would be a political advantage by Election Day. North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan, for example, said in February she wanted to show the Affordable Care Act “is something whose time is come.” A month later Colorado Sen. Mark Udall said “we did the right thing” in passing the law and told voters he “would do it again,” a response echoed by incumbents Mark Pryor (Arkansas) and Mary Landrieu (Louisiana). It isn’t working out that way. As the election nears, ObamaCare is re-emerging as a major liability for the Democratic Senate that passed it....
  • Oregon Secretary of State's Office investigating Sheriff Mike Winters

    10/22/2014 12:43:00 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 12 replies
    kobi5.com ^ | 10-21-14 | Roma Villavicencio
    Medford, Ore.-- The Oregon Secretary of State's Office said Tuesday they're investigating Jackson County Sheriff Mike Winters. They said a complaint was filed this month about incorrect information in the Jackson County Election voter's pamphlet. Spokesman for the Secretary of State's Office, Tony Green, could not go into detail about what information they are investigating. Green said if the allegations are true, Sheriff Mike Winters could face felony charges. "There needs to be an establishment of intent. 'Did the person intend to put false information and deceive the voter?' That's an important element of any criminal charge. It's not just...
  • Dish Drops CNN, Several Other Turner Networks (CNN gone)

    After failing to come to terms with Turner on a new deal, Dish Network has dropped CNN, Cartoon Network, truTV and TCM, among others. "Despite our best efforts, we were unable to reach an agreement with Dish Network, and they have unilaterally decided to pull CNN, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, truTV, TCM, HLN, CNN en Espanol and Boomerang off the air upon the expiration of our current deal," Turner said in a statement. "Turner has worked diligently for months to come to a fair agreement including multiple extensions and compromises, and it’s unfortunate that Dish is once again operating in...
  • Mike Lee Touts Col. Rob Maness in Louisiana Because of Conservative Reform Agenda

    10/22/2014 6:37:07 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 5 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/21/14 | Matthew Bole
    Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) spoke highly of Tea Party-backed Col. Rob Maness in Louisiana on Tuesday, saying he is "surging" in the state’s three-way election there due to his backing of the conservative reform agenda Lee has been pushing. Lee was talking about conservative Republicans nationwide who are running on positive, big picture ideas like he’s been fighting for in his four years in the U.S. Senate. Lee wrote on his Facebook page on Tuesday: A new generation of Republican candidates are finding success by directly addressing Americans’ concerns and running on a conservative reform agenda. The American people aren’t...
  • Nationalizing the Election Works: The Proof is in North Carolina

    10/22/2014 5:43:35 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 12 replies
    CHQ Chairman Richard Viguerie keeps telling the GOP establishment that Republicans never win a big election unless they nationalize the issues – that means drawing a clear contrast with the Democrats and giving the voters “a tune they can whistle” on big conservative themes. And in 2014 the big issues are no amnesty for illegal aliens and border security, protecting America from radical Muslims and other national security threats and ending the culture of lies, lawlessness and corruption with which Obama has poisoned our government. The Republican establishment and its insider clique of Washington-based political consultants prefers to run content-free...
  • Studies Show GOP Can Win Elections Opposing Amnesty in 2014: Impact of Latino Vote Overrated

    10/22/2014 5:38:47 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 13 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/21/14 | Tony Lee
    Despite the incessant lectures from the mainstream press, establishment Republican politicians, and consultants about the need to pass amnesty legislation to appeal to Hispanic voters, two recent studies of the Latino electorate suggest that Republicans can oppose amnesty and still win elections in the midterms and beyond. A Pew Hispanic Research study found that though a record 25.2 million Latinos (11 percent of eligible voters nationwide) are eligible to vote in the 2014 midterm elections, "in many states with close Senate and gubernatorial races this year, Latinos make up a smaller share of eligible voters." In fact, in the "eight...
  • Supporting FRee Republic ~ October 2014

    10/22/2014 5:22:55 AM PDT · by beachn4fun · 8 replies
    October 22, 2014 | Me
    Disclaimer: I am not a member of the "FR fundraising committee". I just wanted to challenge my "RED" blooded Marylanders to pony up to keep Free Republic going. I noticed that Maryland is moving up in the total donations chart. We are now #6 over VA @ #10, which is encouraging, BUT, CA is #2. WTH? Are we more liberal than CA? I know we're not as wealthy as most Californians, but come on Marylanders, show your determination to make a change.Give $1, $2, $5, or $10 to help Jim get the facts out.
  • 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...
  • AP-GfK Poll: Most expect GOP victory in November

    10/21/2014 8:09:08 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 36 replies
    A.P. ^ | October 20, 2914 | JENNIFER AGIESTA and EMILY SWANSON
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two weeks before Election Day, most of the nation's likely voters now expect the Republican Party to take control of the U.S. Senate, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. And by a growing margin, they say that's the outcome they'd like to see.
  • New Poll Shows McConnell Up by 3 in Kentucky With Overwhelming Tea Party Support

    10/21/2014 10:20:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | October 21, 2014 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Western Kentucky University's 2014 Big Red Poll released on Monday shows that incumbent Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) leads Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes by 3 points, 45% to 42%, among likely voters in the Kentucky U.S. Senate race. The poll, coming two weeks before election day, indicates the race is still close, despite numerous recent gaffes by Grimes and news that the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has stopped funding television advertising in support of her candidacy. 5% of likely voters supported Libertarian David Patterson, and 8% were undecided. The most surprising result of the poll is that, despite a bitter...
  • 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...
  • Races for Senate and Governor Close in Colorado

    10/21/2014 4:36:42 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 9 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | October 21, 2014
    PPP's newest Colorado poll finds very close races for both Governor and the Senate. Cory Gardner is up 46/43 on Mark Udall in the Senate race, while John Hickenlooper has a 45/44 advantage over Bob Beauprez in the Governor's race. Both Democrats are doing well with the groups Democrats tend to do well with in Colorado. Hickenlooper is up 49/39 with women, 60/28 with Hispanics, and 59/31 with young voters. Udall is similarly ahead 46/42 with women, 64/24 with Hispanics, and 59/22 with young voters. The problem for the Democrats is that they are down by significant margins with men-...
  • For struggling Democrats, Hillary Clinton is a bright spot

    10/22/2014 1:41:50 AM PDT · by Libloather · 27 replies
    MSN ^ | 10/21/14
    SAN FRANCISCO — In this midterm election season, it may not be good to be a Democrat — but it is very good to be Hillary Rodham Clinton. The presumptive Democratic front-runner for 2016 is among her party’s best assets to raise money and energize voters amid a gloomy election landscape for Democrats this fall, and she is campaigning hard even on behalf of apparent lost causes. As a pair of events this week in California illustrated, Clinton’s efforts to raise money and get out the vote for Democratic congressional and gubernatorial candidates often dovetail with her own political agenda....
  • These Four Walls [Vanity]

    10/21/2014 10:41:50 PM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 1 replies
    01/26/2013 | self
    These Four Walls A little bird dropped a News item in my lap the other day; with the cacophony of anti-gun rhetoric driving emotional responses on all sides, I found it impossible to not see the irony juxtaposed with current events. It’s no secret that those who promote obtuse gun control want a range of controls in place to prevent the mentally-ill from acquiring weapons to facilitate violent tendencies; aside from the patently obvious objections to the rhetoric, my objection here is the widening definition of mentally-ill and its application. Suggesting that medical doctors may serve as officers of this encroachment is...
  • 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...
  • Chicagoland voting machine casts candidate’s vote for his Dem opponent

    10/21/2014 6:03:11 PM PDT · by george76 · 42 replies
    SCHAUMBURG, Ill. – 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. “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...
  • New flier from Georgia Democrats: You must vote in November to … prevent another Ferguson

    10/21/2014 4:50:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 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,...
  • Subtle: Pro-Kay Hagan fliers warns GOP victory with lynching images

    10/21/2014 7:09:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/21/2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    Once is a coincidence, but twice is something else entirely. Less than 24-hours after the rapidly imploding Wendy Davis campaign in Texas warned that the interracially married Greg Abbott may just try to ban interracial marriage as governor, Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) supporters in North Carolina are also engaging in a bit of inelegant race-baiting. The North Carolina-based Fayetteville Observer reported on Monday that churchgoers in Cumberland County were appalled on Sunday when they were treated to an image of a Jim Crow-era lynching on a flyer warning of what may occur if Republicans take control of the Senate....
  • Rick Scott ad links Charlie Crist, Barack Obama

    10/20/2014 11:23:31 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | October 20, 2014 | James Hohmann
    Florida Gov. Rick Scott is launching a new ad Monday that ties Republican-turned-Democrat Charlie Crist with Barack Obama, including a photo of their infamous 2009 embrace. The Republican becomes the first gubernatorial candidate to deploy the clip of the president saying, “I’m not on the ballot this fall, but make no mistake: these policies are on the ballot. Every single one of them.” “Charlie Crist backed Obama from the start,” a narrator says in the 30-second spot, shared first with POLITICO. “If you liked the last six years of Barack Obama, you’ll love the next four years of Charlie Crist.”...
  • Joni Ernst Is the GOP's Breakout Star. The Democratic Machine Could Still Beat Her.

    10/20/2014 1:30:39 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 54 replies
    The National Journal ^ | October 19, 2014 | Shane Goldmacher
    DES MOINES, Iowa—Marilynn Wadden, a retired elementary school teacher, was smiling as she settled into her seat at a Democratic field office here and began making calls for Senate candidate Bruce Braley. "We love this," Wadden says of the computer system that is doing the dialing for her. "It is just such a joy." Two years ago, when Wadden was making calls as a volunteer for President Obama, she had to punch numbers into the phone herself, write down voters' answers on paper, and then hand off the sheets to a data-entry team. "Now, we're kind of doing the data...
  • Hagan lead pretty steady in NC Senate race

    10/20/2014 2:35:06 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 28 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | October 16, 2014
    PPP's newest North Carolina poll finds a steady race, with Kay Hagan leading at 46% to 43% for Thom Tillis and 5% for Sean Haugh. This is the third month in a row that Hagan has held an advantage of either 3 or 4 points. In a two candidate race Hagan still leads Tillis 47/44, indicating that Haugh's potential 'spoiler effect' on the race is waning. Haugh's supporters only say their second choice would be Tillis by a 34/30 spread now, considerably closer than the difference was earlier in the campaign. Both candidates remain unpopular in the closing stretch of...
  • Joni Ernst Is the GOP's Breakout Star. The Democratic Machine Could Still Beat Her.

    10/20/2014 2:43:54 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 13 replies
    National Journal ^ | October 19, 2014 | Shane Goldmacher
    There is certainly plenty going right for the Iowa GOP in 2014: an unpopular Democratic president, a favorable political climate, and a popular GOP governor cruising to reelection atop the ticket. But as they are in Senate races across the country—Colorado, Alaska, North Carolina, to name a few—Democrats here are hoping smart tactics can offset a national mood that favors Republicans. And in Iowa, fears of the Democratic machine lurk not far below the surface. "Am I confident? Of course," Oman says. "Am I overconfident? Of course not." What the Republicans also have going for them this year is Ernst...
  • Weak GOP Candidates May Need More Than a Good Year

    10/21/2014 6:08:42 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 32 replies
    blogs.rollcall.com ^ | 10/21/14 | Stuart Rothenburg
    Republicans have the wind at their backs this year. But not every GOP nominee is taking advantage of that dynamic. As usual, some candidates are under-performing, proving once again that candidates and the campaigns they choose to run actually matter. That should come as no surprise to anyone who watched Republican Senate nominees Todd Akin of Missouri and Richard Mourdock of Indiana implode in 2012 or Delaware Republican Christine O’Donnell and Colorado Republican Ken Buck lose in 2010. But this year, the problem children are not candidates foisted on the party by the Club for Growth or tea party groups....
  • Karl Rove: Weapon of Mass Delusion

    10/21/2014 6:03:16 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 7 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 10/21/14 | C. Edmund Wright
    So Karl Rove was involved in a cover-up. Well, leave it to Karl -- the “boy genius” and the “architect” -- to orchestrate a cover-up that actually hides information exculpatory to his President and his party. He did just that on the issue of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs) in Iraq. This is not an outlier either -- this is just Rove being Rove. And ‘Rove being Rove’ has sown the seeds of destruction that gave us Barack Obama in 2008, and again in 2012, and has scattered political germs that still haunt Republicans to this day. This goes back...
  • For House GOP, a Wave … Or a Trickle?

    10/20/2014 3:01:51 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 38 replies
    Roll Call Politics ^ | October 20, 2014 | Abby Livingston
    House Republicans are on track to make gains this cycle, but two weeks before Election Day, it’s still unclear whether the party will procure a wave of double-digit gains in their quest to extend the majority. Members of Congress and operatives alike note this is a toxic time for Democrats on the ballot that should result in huge losses for the president’s party. But a race-by-race evaluation of the House map shows Republicans are more likely in a position to pick up a net of around six seats this cycle. “After two successful cycles for House Republicans, the playing field...
  • George H.W. Bush upset at Democrat Michelle Nunn’s 'disappointing' use of his image in campaign ads

    10/20/2014 6:21:31 PM PDT · by pkajj · 34 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | October 20, 2014 | Leslie Larson
    President George H.W. Bush is displeased that Georgia Democrat Michelle Nunn is using his picture in ads for her Senate campaign. Nunn, who led Bush’s Points of Light Foundation until 2013, is touting her past Bush ties to counter claims by her Republican opponent, David Perdue, that Nunn is an Obama follower. In a new campaign ad, “Familiar,” Nunn highlights her former relationship with Bush, showing off a 2009 picture with the former President, as proof that she is able to work with Republicans and Democrats. But George H.W. Bush officially endorsed Perdue in September and is upset that Nunn...
  • NRCC makes play for Iowa congressional seats

    10/21/2014 1:37:59 AM PDT · by iowamark · 4 replies
    Quad City Times ^ | 10/20/2014 | Ed Tibbets
    The political arm for House Republicans says it is making a play for Iowa's 1st and 2nd congressional district seats. The National Republican Congressional Committee said Monday that it's buying $1.3 million in television ad time in the two districts, with spots to begin airing Friday. The purchase, the first for the NRCC in both districts this campaign cycle, is a sign they think they can win both races, officials say. Tyler Houlton, an NRCC spokesman, said more than $900,000 is being spent in the 2nd District, with purchases in the Cedar Rapids and Davenport markets. Another $400,000 is going...
  • The Audacity of Greg Orman

    10/21/2014 3:36:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 21, 2014 | Byron York
    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- The image some conservatives have of Greg Orman, the wealthy businessman running as an independent against veteran Republican Sen. Pat Roberts here in Kansas, is that Orman is, in the words of a recent Weekly Standard story, a "vacuous cipher." Watching Orman's performance in a recent debate with Roberts before a business group in this large suburb of Kansas City, it's safe to say that image is wrong, or at least incomplete. Calling Orman a cipher suggests he has no positions, or nothing to say. But on some important topics, Orman outlined policies in more detail...
  • Cringe-worthy Senate Democrat Interview: 'I'm Brain Dead Today'

    10/21/2014 4:01:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Come for his answer on Common Core ("yes"), stay for his avert-your-eyes inability to answer lighthearted softball questions about books and music -- via John Ekdahl: 10 Questions for Sen. Mark Udall He's got most of the policy stuff nailed: Keep Obamacare? Check. Gun control? Check. Path to citizenship? Check. Opposition to the death penalty? Check. Opposition to the 'personhood' amendment? Check. More regulations on fracking? Check. Was his answer on Common Core an endorsement of the program, or a rejection of it?  Yes. Keep in mind that this is a man running for re-election in a purple state who's still trying...