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  • Rise of the Rust Belt Republicans

    11/22/2014 6:57:17 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/22/14 | JAMES HOHMANN and JAKE SHERMAN
    Are these governors the GOPís antidote to the party of the 1 percent? Gov. Scott Walker, a rabid Wisconsin Badgers fan, likes to razz Gov. John Kasich about his Ohio State Buckeyes. ďWeíre hoping to be against each other in the Big 10 championship in a couple weeks,Ē he said during a panel discussion at the Republican Governors Association meeting here this week.
  • The Mystery of Millionaire Donor Steve Mostyn: Why Charlie Crist, Why Florida?

    11/22/2014 5:25:41 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | 11/21/14 | Nancy Smith
    The biggest mystery that never unraveled in Florida Election 2014 has to be super-uber trial attorney Steve Mostyn. Why would a Houston multimillionaire with no current business in the Sunshine State out-donate billionaire George Soros, giving it to Democrat Charlie Crist's Florida gubernatorial campaign and the Florida Democratic Party? We never did get to the bottom of it. Crist and Mostyn didn't really know each other before the campaign. What did Mostyn want? Soros, founder of the far-left Open Society Institute, who advocates bringing European social democracy to the United States, only gave Crist a smidgen over $1 million. But...
  • Reid Votes Against Landrieu (Screws Democrat Party)

    11/19/2014 5:39:14 AM PST · by sr4402 · 38 replies
    vanity | 11/19/2014 | Self
    Harry Reid personally voted against Landrieu and screwed his own party. Checking the Roll Call this morning, Harry Reid's vote is Nay. Why did he allow the vote (since he rules the Senate with an iron fist) and then vote against her and ruin her chances in Louisiana? Nothing short of the Bills passage would have saved her down there. She's too little to late now and the union jobs are being pooched. And Obama stands above it all to pooch the Union jobs with a veto promise. This might have been the last chance for the Democrat Party (notice...
  • XL Keystone vote underway in Congress (Live Thread)

    11/18/2014 3:03:26 PM PST · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 195 replies
    November 18, 2014 | Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
    Will it or won't it pass? Stay tuned..
  • 2014 Best & Worst States for Business State Rankings [Top 10: Republican Governors]

    11/14/2014 9:50:32 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    1 Texas 2 Florida 3 Tennessee 4 North Carolina 5 South Carolina 6 Indiana 7 Arizona 8 Nevada 9 Louisiana 10 Georgia
  • ALLEGATION: Ballot of Denver Police Officer Who Claims to Not Have Voted Found in AdCo

    11/13/2014 9:49:26 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    oloradoPeakPolitics ^ | 11/13/14 | oloradoPeakPolitics
    Remember when it was concerning that Joe Salazarís representative basically gave her blessing for an undercover James OíKeefe and his friends to commit voter fraud? This is why. Today, our sources tell us that allegedly a Denver Police Officer ballot with a signature cure turned up in Adams County. The only problem? The officer is saying he did not vote. Our source up north is further saying that many showing up on the cured list have moved away. What is going on in Adams County? DevelopingÖ.
  • How One Landslide Win on Election Day Cost Two Stations $10 Million

    11/13/2014 11:08:40 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    tvspy.com ^ | 11/12/14 | Mark Joyella
    In local TV, nobody likes a landslide. Close races are more intriguing to cover for the newsroom, and they are far, far more lucrative for the sales department. An analysis by the Cincinnati Business Courier concludes the runaway win on Election Night by Ohio Governor John Kasich cost two Scripps stations, Cleveland ABC affiliate WEWS and Cincinnati ABC affiliate WCPO $10 million in lost revenue: ďPolitical spending is about the footprint and the competitiveness of each individual race,Ē Scripps CFO Tim Wesolowski said during a conference call for Scripps executives to talk to investors and analysts about the companyís third-quarter...
  • Exclusive: Women Turned Out for Hillary in the Midterms

    11/12/2014 2:10:59 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    Time ^ | 11/10/14 | Jay Newton-Small
    Clinton's appearances on the campaign trail gave discernable bumps in female support to various Democrats, according to an analysis by Correct the Record, a pro-Hillary group.... ....The group, linked to Democratic Super PAC American Bridge, compiled polling data that shows Clinton delivered discernible bumps in female support to most of the candidates for whom she appeared or stumped, according to an analysis obtained exclusively by TIME.....
  • Democratic Candidates Spent At Least $700K To Fly In Clintons

    11/11/2014 8:00:37 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    buzzfeed.com ^ | 11/11/14 | Ruby Cramer
    The first estimate of the costs of bringing in the Clintons to campaign. The final total will likely top $1 million by the time more filings become available.... ....Supporters estimate that, together, the Clintons headlined 75 rallies and fundraisers ó and logged roughly 50,000 miles jetting from state to state.....
  • A moral case against voter ID laws (this is what they're teaching at Duke University)

    11/11/2014 5:26:17 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 11, 2014 | David A. Siegel, associate professor of political science at Duke University
    Like millions of other Americans, I voted last Tuesday. I did not face long lines and there were no barriers to my entry to the polling station. Everyone was quite friendly, and it was a pleasant experience. They were so friendly, in fact, that they even offered a service to voters, advertised by a sign on the wall: Voters, presumably those who would have difficulty walking into the polling station due to disability, could wait in their idling cars, honk their horns and have someone aid them in voting curbside. At the time, I did not think much of this....
  • Maine to hold recounts for three Senate races

    11/09/2014 2:30:47 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 13 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | November 9th 2014 | Associated Press
    Maine officials will conduct recounts in three races for the state Senate. In District 11, Democrat Jonathan Fulford challenged the outcome in his campaign against Senate Republican Leader Michael Thibodeau. Unofficial results show Thibodeau winning by 115 votes. A recount will also be done for District 21, where unofficial results show Democrat Nathan Libby defeating Republican Patricia Gagne by 64 votes. The third race is in District 25, where Democrat Catherine Breen beat Republican Cathleen Manchester by seven votes. If the results remain the same, Republicans will control the Senate with 20 members, compared with 15 Democrats.
  • Former Charlotte (RAT) Mayor Patrick Cannon gets house arrest after illegal vote

    11/09/2014 4:51:23 AM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 11/06/14 | Michael Gordon, Steve Harrison, Rick Rothacker
    **SNIP** While Cannon dodged jail for now, his appearance in court continued a 366-day free-fall for one of the cityís longest-serving officials, who first joined the City Council in 1993. On Nov. 6, 2013, Cannon was elected mayor, jubilantly thanking voters for helping him realize a ďlife goal.Ē He was arrested in March, charged with accepting more than $50,000 in bribes from undercover FBI agents. He pleaded guilty in June to a corruption charge and was sentenced by Whitney on Oct. 14. At the time, Cannonís attorneys asked that their client be admitted to a prison alcohol-treatment program.
  • Why Alaska Election Results Are Taking Sooooo Long

    11/08/2014 7:23:13 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    ABC ^ | 11.6.14 | SHUSHANNAH WALSHE
    Neither the Alaska Senate race nor the Alaska gubernatorial race have been called -- and both may take a while. ...we may not have an answer to the questions of who is the new Senator and Governor from the Last Frontier for weeks because there are still votes to be counted and that wonít start until next week....there are 23,271 early and absentee ballots deemed eligible for counting. These are already received and reviewed as eligible. They sent out another 12,541 absentee ballots and if postmarked by November 4th, ballots can arrive legally 15 days after the election and still...
  • What's next for Charlie Crist? [Florida Dem Party In Shambles]

    11/06/2014 7:36:42 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 103 replies
    Herald Tribune ^ | 11/5/14 | Zac Anderson
    Democrats bet big on Charlie Cristís bid for governor, and his loss Tuesday is not only a potential career-ending outcome for one of Floridaís most prominent political figures of the last two decades, but also another gut check for a party at a low point in statewide influence... Democrats lost six seats in the state House of Representatives, giving the GOP a super majority. The partisan makeup of the state Senate did not change, but Republicans are still just one lawmaker shy of their all-time high. Additionally, every Cabinet position ó governor, attorney general, chief financial officer and agriculture commissioner...
  • Republicans didn't win as big as you think they did. And Obama didn't lose (damage control)

    11/05/2014 9:31:29 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 30 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 11/5/2014 | Gary Younge
    In the end, there was no Republican wave. Indeed, ideologically it was barely a ripple. Unlike 2010, with the Tea Party, or 2006, when the Democrats took over, there was no all-encompassing agenda or over-arching theme. The Republicans won the US midterms Ė thereís no denying that Ė but they didnít win as big as it first seems. This election cycle included not only conservative-friendly states but a disproportionate number of competitive states in which incumbent Democrats were stepping down. Democrats have not won Louisiana or Arkansas in a presidential election since 1996, Georgia since 1992 and Alaska since 1964....
  • How Hillary Clinton won the 2014 midterms [OMG, The Spin is Hilarious]

    11/05/2014 5:32:43 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    Yahoo "news" ^ | 11/5/14 | Andrew "The New Hack for Hitlery" Romano
    So who won the 2014 midterm elections? The easy answer is the Republican Party.... But hereís the thing: In politics, the easy answer isnít always the only answer, and the winner of an election isnít always the one who benefits most. Take a closer look at demography, geography and the road ahead for the parties, and itís clear that the long-term winner of the 2014 midterms wasnít the GOP at all. The long-term winner, in fact, wasnít even on the ballot this year. Her name is Hillary Clinton.
  • Florida governor election 2014: Obama cuts another radio ad ó this time for Charlie Crist

    11/04/2014 8:23:42 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    politico ^ | 11/4/14 | James Hohman
    Charlie Crist is quietly running a last-minute radio ad from President Barack Obama on Florida radio stations with large African-American audiences. ďDonít let anyone or anything keep you from voting,Ē the president says in the ad.
  • Biden Blows Greg Orman's Cover: He 'Will Be With Us'

    11/04/2014 10:29:45 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 65 replies
    weekly standard ^ | 11/4/14 | Daniel Halper
    Vice President Joe Biden blew Kansas independent Greg Orman's cover in a radio interview today. Orman hasn't stated which party he'll caucus with in the Senate--actively avoiding announcing whether he'll be with Republicans or Democrats--but Biden stated definitively that Orman "will be with us" if he's elected. Listen here:
  • Here's where you can register to vote around Chicago on Tuesday

    11/04/2014 9:12:28 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | November 3, 2014 | by BRANDON WALL
    Are you feeling a sudden burst of inspiration and want to vote on Tuesday, but aren't sure where to start? Let's get you sorted out. Not registered? You're in luck! 2014 is the first year Illinois offers same-day registration after a bill was signed into law earlier this summer. You will be able to register and vote at select locations if you are 18, an American citizen, and present two forms of identification, one of which shows your current address. Acceptable forms include a driver's license, a state ID card, a passport, or a current utility bill, bank statement, government...
  • VOTE

    11/04/2014 6:28:10 AM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 91 replies
    Vote ^ | November 4 2014 | Vote
    Alright what are you doing here. Get out there and VOTE.
  • Who are the Republicans?

    11/04/2014 4:01:58 AM PST · by 7thson · 5 replies
    Who are the Republicans?
  • We must Vote Tomorrow because Our Country is at Stake

    11/03/2014 7:55:10 PM PST · by BlackFemaleConservative · 73 replies
    Barbara From Harlem ^ | 11/03/2014 | BlackFemaleConservative
    I am black American pleading with all conservatives (and others) to please vote tomorrow. Even if you're not happy with the Republican Party, they are better than the Democrats. How do I know? Not one of them voted for ObamaCare. With the Republicans controlling the Senate and the House of Representatives, President Obama will be rein in. Although we may not be happy with the Republicans, we must look at the bigger picture: We have a Marxist in the White House, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is his enabler. This must end. Our last opportunity to put a stop...
  • A Vote for ďProgressivesĒ is a Vote for Tired, Failed Ideas

    11/03/2014 2:05:26 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 3, 2014 | Joy Overbeck
    Whenever the media high foreheads or anyone else labels ďprogressiveĒ those politicians and agendas that any fair-minded person would term way-out-left zany liberal, my ears bleed. Letting liberals get away with pretending they are progressive is akin to wiping out an entire population and calling it, ďethnic cleansing.Ē Oh wait, thatis what they call it. Yet from the sound of it youíd think itís some kind of Martha Stewart disinfectant instead of rampant murder. To control language is to control meaning. Similarly, ďprogressivismĒ sounds jauntily forward-thinking but is actually a moldy graveyard of exhausted ideas, cousin to the long-dead tyrannies...
  • New Mexico University President Emails Students: ďVote As Often as PossibleĒ

    11/03/2014 12:10:39 PM PST · by LegendHasIt · 51 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/02/2014 | Jim Hoft
    This email was sent out by Cheri Jimeno, Ph.D., the President of New Mexico State University Alamogordo to the university students. Jimeno encourages students to vote early and often. ďRemember Ė early voting is available through Saturday. Please be sure to turn over your ballots to read about GO Bond A, GO Bond B and GO Bond C. Yep, Bond B and C have a direct (and wonderful) impact on NMSU-A. So, if you are going to vote ďyesĒ on the bonds, I would encourage you to vote as often as possibleÖ.
  • Three Reasons Pro-Life People Need to be Involved in the Political Process

    11/03/2014 8:02:55 AM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Life News ^ | 11/3/14 | Josh Brahm
    Itís Election Day on Tuesday. (Not a Calvinist holiday. People are voting in boothsÖ) A lot of pro-life advocates are fed up with politics, especially in a state like California where it seems like the pro-life vote doesnít matter. I have a lot of empathy with people who feel apathetic about the entire political process, but I want to offer a few reasons to stay involved. voteprolife26I spoke at a pro-life conference in Southern California recently put on by California Pro-Life Council, and Bryan Johnston asked me to spend the last part of my speech encouraging the attendees to stay...
  • Crist Opens Up 7 Point Lead Over Scott in Florida

    11/03/2014 7:16:20 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 48 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11/2/14 | John Zogby
    ...a new poll by Zogby Analytics shows former Governor Charlie Crist now leading incumbent Governor Rick Scott 45% to 38%. Libertarian Adrian Wyllie is polling an impressive 8% and 9% are undecided. The poll of 688 likely Florida voted was conducted online October 28-31 and has a margin of sampling error of +/- 3.8 percentage points.
  • New App Launching to Report Voter Fraud

    11/02/2014 8:59:39 PM PST · by Windflier · 22 replies
    A new app, which allows users to conveniently report voter fraud, will be available for iOS and Android on November 1. The app, called VoteStand, is being launched by True the Vote, an anti-voter fraud group that was one of the groups unconstitutionally targeted by the Obama IRS. According to the VoteStand website, ďthe app uses a high level encryption, inside the app allowing information to get to the right people to make reporting voter fraud easily.Ē
  • Rick Scott visits black churchgoers in Broward, Charlie Crist attends services in Delray Beach

    11/02/2014 3:23:53 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 11/2/14 | Anthony Man, David Fleshler
    ....ick Scott attended early services Sunday at Broward's oldest Baptist Church, softly pitching his re-election to black churchgoers. His four minutes of remarks to more than 500 congregants at First Baptist Church Piney Grove in Lauderdale Lakes concentrated on the biographical, touched on policy, and emphasized his faith. "Jesus Christ is my savior," he said to a chorus of amens and clapping. The governor described his "wonderful Christian mother and very wonderful Christian grandmother, and they told me all along that Jesus Christ was my savior. From a very young man I learned the importance of believing in Jesus Christ,...
  • First case of voter fraud confirmed in Rio Arriba Co.

    11/02/2014 12:00:41 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 37 replies
    KOB News ^ | 11/1/2014 | KOB News
    The first case of voter fraud in New Mexico this election has been confirmed by the Rio Arriba County Clerk's Office. According to the Rio Arriba County Clerk's office, a voter trying to cast an early ballot in Espanola Saturday was told he had already voted three days prior. The man told poll workers he hadn't voted. He was then shown the signature of the voter, but he says it wasn't his signature. Officials say they were able to confirm that the signature on the original ballot did not match the legal voter's signature on file. Poll workers allowed the...
  • Last Chance (EVERYONE who is old enough MUST vote on Tuesday!)

    11/02/2014 8:14:31 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | November 2, 2014 | Michael Oberndorf, RPA
    On Tuesday, every one of We the People who is old enough needs to get out and vote. Period. No excuses. The Democrats have nearly destroyed free, capitalist, constitutional America, and if they are not soundly, roundly, and decisively defeated, they will do so. Period. Repeat, PERIOD. Misleadership of the party Ė McConnell, Boehner, and their lackeys and toadies Ė have made it painfully clear that they are not conservatives I have no illusions that a Republican victory will take us back to the Reagan years. The misleadership of the party Ė McConnell, Boehner, and their lackeys and toadies Ė...
  • 5 Voting Suppression Tactics Used Before Elections

    11/02/2014 7:20:17 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 47 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 2, 2014 | By JESSE J. HOLLAND
    Five common voter suppression tactics that experts look for: ELECTION DATE CHANGE Emails, robocalls or paper flyers placed in mailboxes or on car windshields telling voters that one political party votes on one day, and everyone else on another, are simply not true. INTIMIDATION In the past, billboards with ominous messages have appeared in neighborhoods, "observers" have threatened to challenge the eligibility of certain voters. ARREST THREATS Polling places do not have access to voters' criminal records. Anything that says you can be arrested for showing up to vote if you have unpaid parking tickets, outstanding arrest warrants or a...
  • Mark Levin & Ronald Reagan - A Message for the 2014 Elections [We are Americans]

    11/02/2014 5:42:25 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 10 replies
    http://www.youtube.com ^ | Nov 1, 2014 | You Tube
    Thirty-four years ago, Ronald Reagan delivered an inaugural speech that sounds like it could have been prepared for 2014 instead of 1981. In this video, taken from Mark Levin's Oct 31, 2014, radio show, he leads off with excerpts from that speech (hat tip to Americans for Prosperity) and adds his commentary in advance of the 2014 elections. [inspirational]
  • If Christians Donít Vote, More Christians Will Be Persecuted

    11/02/2014 4:41:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11/1/2014 | Joy Overbeck
    Mike Huckabee said on his show recently that only about 40 million of the 80 million evangelical Christians in America are even registered to vote. Only about half of those actually vote in presidential elections and only half of them, about 10 million, vote in midterms like the important election coming up Nov. 4. His numbers seem pretty accurate according to various sources, yet nearly 80 percent of Americans say theyíre Christians. As is often observed, if you donít vote, you canít complain. If Christians donít vote in this election and help turn this country back to our Foundersí faith-based...
  • Residents Say They Feel Threatened by Political Letters (Democrats NC).

    10/31/2014 8:02:31 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 47 replies
    CASTLE HAYNE, NC (WWAY)-- Some citizens feel threatened by political letters in New Hanover County. One woman says she has received multiple letters from parties threatening her to vote. Castle Hayne resident Dierdre Dunn says she first got a letter that gave her a grade for her voting habits. She says the letter gave her a B and gave her neighbors an A. She says she threw that letter away without paying much attention to it. Friday she got a second letter. This one was from North Carolina's democratic party telling her they would be reviewing whether she votes. "I...
  • Rick Scott Beating Charlie Crist in Florida Chamber Poll

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

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

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

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

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

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

    10/27/2014 1:07:29 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 119 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 10-27-2014 | CHUCK ROSS
    While he was early voting on Friday, a Douglasville, Georgia man says he was asked to remove a hat he wears everywhere, one that reads ‚ÄúNRA Instructor,‚ÄĚ because poll workers said it was too closely associated with the Republican party.Bundy Cobb, who is certified by the National Rifle Association in firearms training, wears the hat in part to promote his business, True Aim Defense. But poll workers apparently saw it as something different.‚ÄúI went by the first two ladies, and they didn‚Äôt say anything. And then the next lady, she said ‚Äėsir, you‚Äôre going to have to take off your...
  • Obama Visits Maryland; Democrat Drops 9 Points?

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

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

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

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

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

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

    10/24/2014 6:52:36 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 90 replies
    The Week ^ | 10/23/14 | Jon Terbush
    ....In the poll, Peters leads Republican candidate Terri Lynn Land 53 percent to 39 percent among registered voters. That spread is roughly in line with the findings from other recent polls....
  • Are Colorado Polls Underestimating Democratic Turnout?

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

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