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  • Obama to Atlanta Radio Station: A Michelle Nunn Win Means We Keep the Senate and Keep Passing My

    10/23/2014 12:05:41 PM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    National review Online ^ | October 23, 2014 | Andrew Johnson
    President Obama just directly linked himself to another red-state Democrat Senate candidate. Calling in to Atlanta’s V-103 radio station on Thursday, the president said a Michelle Nunn victory in Georgia “means that Democrats keep control of the Senate” and could continue moving forward with his agenda.
  • 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...
  • Elizabeth Warren: Male Senators Treat Me Differently Because I’m a Woman

    10/22/2014 10:14:57 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 57 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 22, 2014 | Kelly Cohen
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she's been treated differently in elected office because she's a woman. While campaigning for Democratic Sen. Mark Udall in Colorado, the Massachusetts Democrat answered with a resounding “yes” when asked on CNN if male senators have treated her differently because of her gender. When asked to elaborate, Warren replied “Nope” twice, but did oblige that she didn't find her treatment surprising.
  • 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...
  • Report: Obama Won’t Present Congress with Iran Agreement

    10/21/2014 11:14:13 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/10/14
    The New York Times reports that if a permanent agreement is reached with Iran regarding its nuclear program before the end of November deadline, President Barack Obama will make every effort not to bring the agreement before the US Congress for a vote. Senior US government clerks told the newspaper that Obama is authorized to suspend most of the sanctions placed on Tehran, even without asking Congress...
  • Dem Senate Candidate in N.C. Skips Debate (Kay Hagan)

    10/21/2014 5:34:22 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 48 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 10-21-2014 | Daniel Halper
    Democratic Senate candidate Kay Hagan skipped tonight's debate in North Carolina "Facing new reports of corruption and insider deals, Kay Hagan skipped tonight’s North Carolina Senate debate, leaving an empty chair to represent her campaign. After the last debate, America Rising trackers caught Hagan skipping the post-debate press conference because of her inability to answer questions about missing Armed Services hearings on ISIS," claims America Rising. "This is not an image or video that conveys strength or confidence from Kay Hagan’s campaign 2 weeks out from Election Day."
  • Republicans chances of winning the Senate keep getting better

    10/20/2014 5:43:47 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 130 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 20 Oct 14 | Chris Cillizza
    <p>The likelihood of a Republican Senate takeover continues to increase with all three major election models giving the GOP at least a six in ten probability of winning the six seats the party needs to win take back control.</p> <p>The trend lines in both the LEO and FiveThirtyEight models highlight movement over the past week toward Republicans -- with a slight tick back toward Democrats in the last few days."</p>
  • Lamar Alexander's new campaign ad: 'trust me' (TN/US Senate)

    10/20/2014 9:47:09 AM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 17 replies
    ChattanoogaTimesFreePress ^ | Monday October 20, 2014 | Andy Sher
    NASHVILLE - In a just-released TV ad, Republican U.S. Sen Lamar Alexander is again linking Democratic opponent Gordon Ball to President Barack Obama and asks voters to "trust me." The television ad, Alexander's third, features the senator speaking directly to the camera, saying, "These are serious times, and here’s the choice. A vote for my opponent is just one more vote for Barack Obama’s agenda. "Trust me with your vote," Alexander continues. "It could mean a new Senate majority that will stand up to terrorism, secure our borders, and make it easier to find a job. And finally, we’ll begin...
  • 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...
  • Constitutional fight launched over election of senators

    10/20/2014 7:14:24 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    WND.com ^ | October 18, 2014 | Bob Unruh
    t’s a movement that’s been building in recent years: efforts by states to reclaim their constitutional authority by declaring Washington’s health care laws, gun control or other restrictions simply don’t apply within their boundaries. After all, the Constitution stipulates that, except for a couple of dozen specific issues such as national defense, the powers in the U.S. rest with the states. Now a new lawsuit contends states can regain their authority by returning to the practice of having state legislatures elect U.S. senators, as the Constitution originally required. The case is being brought by author, columnist, commentator and activist Devvy...
  • Jobs Outsourced Overseas by Delaware’s U.S. Senator Chris Coons

    10/20/2014 4:57:00 AM PDT · by Moseley · 5 replies
    Red State ^ | October 20, 2014 | Johan Snyder
    Delaware’s Democrat U.S. Senator Chris Coons has outsourced over 2,170 high-paying Delaware jobs to China, Germany, the United Kingdom, and Switzerland from his family’s business W.L. Gore and Associates. Yet in a bold act of chutzpah, Coons is also running for re-election by promising voters he will bring manufacturing jobs to ‘the First State.’ Nationwide, Republicans have been hammered for many years with the false and unfair accusation that American jobs are going overseas because of Republican plans. Whereas Democrat Party policies harm the nation's business environment and drive employers out of the U.S.A., liberals come close to accusing Republicans...
  • Pat Roberts Finds No Place Like Home

    10/19/2014 1:45:35 PM PDT · by centurion316 · 19 replies
    Roll Call ^ | October 17, 2014 | Alexis Levinson
    Dozens of cows trumpeted in the pens out back as Sen. Pat Roberts made his pitch to attendees at a livestock market. Pat Roberts Finds No Place Like Home“When we get a Republican majority, I’ll be chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, and we are gonna put the livestock producer first,” Roberts told the crowd from a room behind the then-empty cow pen, where the auctioneer had briefly paused his chant to allow the state’s senior senator to address the crowd. The lone man in a suit jacket in a crowd of denim, plaid, cowboy hats and baseball caps, Roberts...
  • 2014 Midterms - Senate Fundraising Totals Are A Bad Sign For Democrats

    10/18/2014 8:52:56 AM PDT · by Eccl 10:2 · 18 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | 10/16/2014 | Nate Silver
    But the latest numbers show Republican fundraising catching up with, and sometimes surpassing, Democratic totals in Iowa, Colorado and other key states.
  • PA:Bill to Hold Scofflaw Governments Accountable Passes Senate

    10/18/2014 6:18:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    HB1243 passed the Pennsylvania House of Representatives on October 6th, 143 to 54.   The bill adds teeth to the Pennsylvania preemption law that has been on the books for years.   Over 50 local governments have made a mockery of the rule of law by passing restrictive and illegal local ordinances.  The bill allows member organizations to sue municipalities on behalf of their members, so those who push citizen disarmament (disarmenters?)  are claiming that it gives authority for the NRA to sue local governments. That is true, just as the ACLU sues local governments over first amendment issues, or the...
  • 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...
  • Reid rejects Ebola travel ban proposal

    10/17/2014 1:38:08 PM PDT · by redreno · 78 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 10/17/2014 | By JAMES DEHAVEN
    U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Friday rejected a call for travel bans from Ebola-ravaged West Africa, suggesting that it was too early for such a move. “We have a lot of people in Sierra Leone and in places like Liberia who are dual citizens,” the Nevada Democrat said in Henderson. “If there was a ban they would just fly to smaller countries before coming here.” House Republicans had called for such a travel ban at a congressional hearing Thursday. President Barack Obama rejected the proposal on Friday. Reid also backed the Obama administration’s approach to the deadly, expressing...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Bloomberg pours money into Nunn Super PAC; ads with guns to follow.

    10/16/2014 8:27:49 AM PDT · by steve8714 · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Sarah Jean Seman
    Soon we'll see ads about how she's an avid hunter.
  • 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.
  • Fear factor: Ebola, Islamic State hurt Democrats’ chances of keeping Senate

    10/15/2014 3:00:46 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 10/14/14 | S.A. Miller
    As fear sweeps the nation about the prospect of Islamic State terrorists winning in Iraq and the Ebola virus spreading in the United States, President Obama’s job approval rating is taking a beating and some Democrats’ hopes for keeping the Senate majority are losing ground. Sen. Kay R. Hagan of North Carolina, who entered the race as one of the most endangered Democrats but managed to hold a lead for most of the campaign season, suddenly was overtaken by Republican Thom Tillis in a SurveyUSA poll this week, 46 percent to 45 percent. In liberal-leaning New Hampshire, Republican Scott Brown...
  • Two new polls show races tight in Senate, governor races ( Colorado )

    10/15/2014 8:03:34 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    KDVR TV ^ | October 15, 2014
    Republican Cory Gardner has opened a four-point lead in the Colorado Senate race that’s key in determining whether Democrats can hold onto their majority... Gardner held a 50 percent to 46 percent edge on first-term Democratic Sen. Mark Udall in the survey of 665 likely voters, conducted Oct. 9-13. ... Udall is getting clobbered in the all-important suburbs, as well as in rural areas, and his lead in Colorado cities is not enough to overcome that ... Hurting Udall is an underwater favorability rating of 45 percent — with 51 percent of those surveyed saying they have an unfavorable opinion...
  • Arkansas gay rights leader caught on hidden-camera saying Democratic senator who publicly opposes

    10/15/2014 7:28:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 15, 2014 | David Martosko
    A bombshell hidden-camera video released Wednesday airs a claim that Arkansas Sen. Mark Pryor has privately told gay rights activists he supports a redefinition of marriage to include gay and lesbians unions. Pryor, who is in a tight reelection battle, has publicly maintained an anti-gay-marriage stance in the red state in order to stay electable. 'I support traditional marriage, and I've been pretty clear on that for a long time,' Sen. Mark Pryor said in a May 31 news broadcast on KHBS-TV40 in the city of Fort Smith. But one of the state's prominent gay rights leaders told an undercover...
  • Senate Democrats surrender fight against McConnell

    10/14/2014 8:51:47 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | Oct 14, 2014 | Alex Bolton
    Senate Democrats announced Tuesday they won’t spend any more money on television in Kentucky, throwing in the towel on their fight to oust Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell. Most polls have shown the race slipping away from nominee Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) for weeks in a contest long considered a top pickup opportunity for Democrats. But with the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee’s (DSCC) decision, the party is shifting almost solely to defense in hopes of protecting its fragile six-seat majority.
  • 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...
  • FiveThirtyEight’s Senate Forecast (as of Oct 14)

    10/14/2014 7:44:51 PM PDT · by Eccl 10:2 · 11 replies
    FiveThityEight ^ | 10/14/2014 | Nate Silver
    Republicans have a 60.4% chance of winning a majority.
  • 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...
  • In Surprise, SurveyUSA Poll Shows Grimes With Edge Over McConnell in Kentucky

    10/12/2014 6:36:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 124 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 10/12/2014 | Rob Longley
    Is it a race after all?After trailing by as many as seven points in every major poll since June, Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes now holds a slim lead over Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell, according to a Bluegrass Poll survey released last week.Grimes, KentuckyÂ’s secretary of state, leads the five-term incumbent 46 percent to 44 percent among likely voters, according to the poll, conducted by SurveyUSA for LouisvilleÂ’s Courier-Journal and three other state media outlets. Libertarian candidate David Patterson had 3 percent support in the poll, while 7 percent said they were undecided.The poll follows an internal survey conducted a...
  • SurveyUSA poll shows Minnesota slipping away from GOP … again: Al Franken and Mark Dayton ahead

    10/11/2014 11:57:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/11/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    In almost every electoral cycle, Republicans feel they have a winning hand in Minnesota to turn the state red. And in almost every electoral cycle, their hopes get dashed. The GOP has not won a statewide electoral contest in Minnesota since Tim Pawlenty’s narrow re-election victory in 2006, and according to Survey USA’s latest poll, 2014 won’t break the pattern: In Minnesota, one month to Election Day, incumbent Democrats Mark Dayton and Al Franken appear well positioned for re-election, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted for KSTP-TV in Minneapolis-St Paul. The victories do not reflect any larger love for...
  • Harry Reid email: "Chances Democrats Win the Senate: 33%"

    10/11/2014 7:31:51 AM PDT · by Mr. K · 30 replies
    Harry Reid ^ | 10/11/2014 | Harry Reid PAC
    Chances Democrats Win the Senate: 33% -- Daily Kos, 9/29/14 Dear Friend, Put another way -- as is stands today, Koch-backed Republicans have a 66% chance of taking control of the U.S. Senate. We’ve got a month to keep control of the Senate. Let’s make sure we’re fighting as hard as we possibly can. We need $42,OOO this month to keep our grassroots efforts going. Can you contribute $5? If you've saved your payment information with ActBlue Express, your donation will go through immediately: Express Donate: $5 Express Donate: $10 Express Donate: $25 Or donate another amount. The obstruction of...
  • Let’s Make Better Mistakes Tomorrow

    10/11/2014 6:08:42 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 10-11-2014 | MOTUS
    As Woody Allen is credited with observing: “80% of success is just showing up” and that was pretty much the message Lady M had for her loyal subjects along the campaign trail yesterday.There was a little trouble getting them to show up for her big Democratic rally in Detroit though. First of all it was held in a venue of very modest size, the Music Hall (currently under construction) rather than our previous arena-sized event at nearby Ford Field.Worse yet, as of the day before the rally the The Michigan Democratic Party had to open the event to the public...
  • The Coming Democrat Bloodbath: Don Your HazMat Suits

    10/10/2014 10:17:10 AM PDT · by IChing · 47 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 10/10/14 | Donald Joy
    It was pretty ugly back in 2006. War fatigue and the sharp political divisions over Operation Iraqi Freedom combined with residual fallout over the federal response to Hurricane Katrina. President Bush’s popularity had steadily declined, partly also due to his base’s disgust with him pushing amnesty for illegal aliens. He watched his Grand Old Party get massacred at the polls, losing control of both houses of congress in the mid-term elections that November. Democrats were elated. The preceding several years of humiliation and defeat were over, and they sensed their continuing resurgence. Sure enough, they parlayed their catbird seat all...
  • Beltway: Senate attendance attacks are dumb; there’s no way they could attend all those meetings!

    10/10/2014 9:14:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/10/2014 | Mary Katharine Ham
    Here we have a perfect specimen of inside-the-Beltway thinking, in which people in Washington, D.C. think the inherent dysfunctionality of our giant federal government precludes criticizing those we elect to run it for dereliction of their duty to do so. First some background:You see, Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) is being attacked by the Republican campaign of Thom Tillis for having missed a Senate Armed Service committee for a fundraiser. The topic of the hearing: ISIS. Hagan admitted missing the hearing in a debate this week. She had denied it earlier, saying she missed it for another hearing, not cocktails...
  • 40 painful seconds of Alison Lundergan Grimes refusing to say whether she voted for President Obama

    10/10/2014 12:10:07 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 9, 2014 | Philip Bump
    Alison Lundergan Grimes (D), who is trying to unseat Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) this fall, appeared before the Louisville Courier-Journal editorial board on Thursday to make her pitch for their endorsement. The life-long Democrat, whose father represented Kentucky for the party in the state House and who herself has been on the ballot in the state on the Democratic ticket, was asked a simple question. Did she vote for President Obama in 2008 and 2012? And she didn't answer. Repeatedly......... .... there was no reason to do this. Grimes is fairly new on the national scene, but she's...
  • Harry Reid’s Bodyguard Attacks Jason Mattera for Asking a Simple Question

    10/09/2014 2:07:07 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 40 replies
    PJ Tattler ^ | 10-9-14
    Crapitalism author Jason Mattera wanted to ask Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) a simple question: How did Reid, who was born in poverty, become so rich while working for the government? So he caught up with Reid recently to ask him about it. Reid refused to answer at all. Suddenly, one of Reid’s bodyguards took it upon himself to stop the questioning. He attacked Mattera while Reid just kept silently walking on. Take a look. (Video at source) By the way, Jason has accepted Bob Beckel’s challenge to fight, after Mattera targeted IRS targeting scandal honcho Lois Lerner.
  • James Carville: Arkansas: How Bill Clinton will save the Senate for Democrats

    10/09/2014 1:43:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/09/2014 | James Carville
    As I was having my morning coffee and chicory, I couldn’t help but smile reading Jonathan Martin’s piece on former President Clinton’s recent appearance in Arkansas on behalf of incumbent Sen. Mark Pryor, who is facing a tough race for reelection. As one ages, it can sometimes have the effect where you become less certain about things than you might have been as a younger person. There is one thing I am certain of, however: Bill Clinton yesterday was probably the happiest man in the United States. Start with the fact that he is now a grandfather, and combine it...
  • A Wave Of Biased Fox News Polls Is a Sure Sign Republicans Are Losing Senate Races

    10/09/2014 12:43:35 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 67 replies
    Politicus USA ^ | Thursday, October, 9th, 2014, 1:14 pm | Jason Easley
    The wave of extremely biased Fox News polls is a sign that Republicans are losing battleground Senate races across the country. The Fox polls have Mitch McConnell leading Alison Lundergan Grimes 45%-41% in Kentucky, Pat Roberts leading Independent Greg Orman 44%-39%, Dan Sullivan leading Sen. Mark Begich in Alaska 44%-40%, Tom Cotton leading Mark Pryor in Arkansas 45%-39%, and Cory Gardner leading Mark Udall in Colorado 43%-37%. The Fox News polls are another sure sign that Republicans are losing. Fox put out these polls in an attempt to shift the media storyline away from the Democrats’ growing momentum. The Fox...
  • South Dakota Independent: I'd be a 'friend of Obama' in the Senate [struggles with PTSD]

    10/09/2014 12:17:17 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 9, 2014 | Alexandra Jaffe
    An underfunded independent from South Dakota has turned the Senate race there upside-down, giving Democrats a renewed hope of holding the seat — or at least preventing a Republican pickup. But while former Sen. Larry Pressler, who served nearly a quarter century in Congress as a Republican, won't say who he'd caucus with, he told The Hill Wednesday that, if elected, he'd be a "friend of Obama" in the Senate. "I don't regret those votes, ‘cause on that day, that's how I felt," he said of voting for Obama twice, a detail used by Republicans as evidence Pressler is now...
  • As Greg Orman struggles over Senate questions, has Pat Roberts pulled ahead in Kansas?

    10/09/2014 12:02:17 PM PDT · by centurion316 · 16 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 9, 2014 | Byron York
    It's hard to overstate how worried national Republican operatives have been about the Senate race here in Kansas. "I think Pat Roberts is in real trouble," a GOP strategist who is deeply involved in the midterm effort said of the Republican incumbent Tuesday morning. "If the election were today, he would clearly lose." That was then. Now, just 48 hours later, two new polls suggest the Roberts campaign has life in it, after all, and that Roberts' opponent, the former Democrat and self-styled Independent businessman Greg Orman, may no longer be leading the race. One of the new surveys, by...
  • Harry Reid’s Bodyguard Physically Attacks “Crapitalism” Author Jason Mattera

    10/09/2014 8:22:42 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 24 replies
    Daily Surge ^ | 10/09/2014 | Matt Fox
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isXauApti2IOne of Harry Reid’s bodyguards accosted a conservative journalist for asking a few basic questions about the Senate Majority Leader’s wealth. Jason Mattera, author of the explosive new book CRAPITALISM: Liberals Who Make Millions Swiping Your Tax Dollars, recently caught up with Reid and asked him, “How did you become so rich working in government?” The senator refused to answer. Mattera, who publishes Daily Surge, followed up. “How does someone on a government salary most of their career accumulate your type of wealth?” Still, there was no answer from Reid. Suddenly, one of the Majority Leader’s bodyguards intervened. “Are you...
  • Sen. Mary Landrieu feels so good about her reelection, she just fired her campaign manager

    10/09/2014 8:02:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/08/2014 | Mary Katharine Ham
    Things are just humming right along: In what appears to be a significant October campaign shakeup, Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu is replacing her campaign manager and hiring her former chief of staff as a senior adviser.The Democrat has pushed Adam Sullivan out of the manager role and replaced him with Ryan Berni, who ran her brother MitchÂ’s reelection campaign as New Orleans mayor. Berni is a former aide to Clintonista and Louisianan James Carville.Polls show Landrieu falling short of the 50 percent she needs to avoid a December runoff, and Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy has a slight lead in...
  • New Poll: Michigan Battleground For U.S. Senate, GOP Candidate Within Margin Of Error

    10/09/2014 5:43:56 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 31 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 8 Oct 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    A new poll out of Michigan’s U.S. Senate race shows that GOP candidate Terri Lynn Land is within the margin of error against Democratic nominee Rep. Gary Peters (D-MI). The poll, conducted by Wenzel Strategies from Oct. 6 through Oct. 7, shows Land at 44.3 percent and Peters at 46.9 percent. The survey of 615 likely voters in Michigan has a margin of error of 3.93 percent, meaning Peters’ 2.6 percent lead is within the margin of error. A total of 52.4 percent of respondents had a favorable opinion of Peters and 37.3 percent viewed him unfavorably, while 50.9 percent...
  • Be Careful What You Leave Democrats Alone to Vote For

    10/08/2014 4:47:27 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 47 replies
    AMERICAN THINKER ^ | 08 OCTOBER 2014 | Gene Schwimmer
    Will conservatives lose three elections in a row – three chances to win the Senate, three chances to stop Obama and the Democrats’ agenda, three chances to put Democratic senators up in 2016 on the hot seat by forcing them to vote on popular legislation that liberals oppose – because a cohort of die-hard conservative purists cannot bring themselves to choose between the lesser of two evils? For conservatives, the stakes in this election could hardly be higher. The course could not be more clear.
  • Fox News Polls: Senate Battleground Races Trending GOP, Roberts Up in Kansas

    10/08/2014 4:44:16 PM PDT · by lbryce · 25 replies
    Fox ^ | October 8, 2014 | Dana Blanton
    New Fox News battleground polls show a Republican trend in the fight for the U.S. Senate.The GOP candidates -- helped by anti-Barack Obama sentiment and strong support from male voters -- lead in all five states: Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas and Kentucky. The races, however, are still far from settled. None of the Senate candidates has a lead outside the poll’s margin of sampling error. And none of the front-runners hit the important marker of 50 percent support from their electorate. Starting with Kansas, where there are two big turnarounds, here are the state-by-state results
  • Michigan's Terri Lynn Land Slams Obama on Illegal Immigration, Islamic State

    10/08/2014 9:55:28 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 29 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 7 Oct 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    Michigan GOP U.S. Senate nominee Terri Lynn Land called for the federal government to secure the U.S. border with Mexico and slammed President Barack Obama for failing to properly deal with Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists during an editorial board event with local news outlet MLive.com on Monday. “I’m a mom, I have two kids, and I’ll tell you it hurts my heart with these children who have come across this border,” Land said when asked about immigration reform and whether the U.S. government should allow illegal aliens to stay in the U.S. “President Obama has basically told them they could...
  • Why Democrats may keep the Senate

    10/08/2014 8:09:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    New York Post ^ | 10/08/2104 | John Podhoretz
    [SNIP} So why aren’t Republicans sitting pretty? The answer, I think, is far more technical than ideological. Democrats are vastly superior when it comes to the mechanics of American politics, and have been for nearly a decade, while the GOP’s technical skills have withered since 2004. President George W. Bush was re-elected in ’04 with a vote total 22 percent larger than in 2000, in part because the GOP harnessed the power of volunteers to get out the vote block by block in key states. Democrats, who’d begun to master the use of the Internet as an organizing tool in...
  • Kay Hagan, Thom Tillis pull no punches in second debate

    10/08/2014 6:20:04 AM PDT · by drellberg · 28 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | Tuesday, Oct. 07, 2014 | Craig Jarvis
    Tuesday’s second debate between U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan and state House Speaker Thom Tillis picked up right where the candidates left off when they met last month, but with far more vigorous and direct criticism of each other.