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Speaker Pelosi project bug
Speaker Pelosi Project:

FL-18: So did you know that Patrick Murphy, who does not serve in Congress, "cut Medicare $700 billion"? That's what a new ad from Allen West says, with a still shot of Murphy and those words at the 14 second point. Pretty amazing feat for someone who doesn't actually sit in Congress. The kicker is that West did indeed vote for that very cut, the one that Paul Ryan included in his budget, too. West voted for it, and said about that vote: "Anyone challenging me on my support to this visionary plan to restore our economic security will be signing up for a suicide mission."

MN-06: And did you also know that Jim Graves is "ruthlessly liberal"? Michele Bachmann says so, in a panicked email to supporters, launching a 48-hour money bomb effort.

“The press has reported on it, our opponent has relished in it and, unfortunately, it’s a reality our campaign just has to deal with: Michele Bachmann is in one of her toughest campaigns ever,” Mr. Kroll wrote in his email to supporters. “With a ruthlessly liberal millionaire opponent who isn’t afraid to spend his substantial wealth on lies and false attacks, Michele is facing the fight of her life. Between her opponent, national Democrats, and liberal SuperPACs, she’s surrounded on all sides. Only one thing can help her fight back: your financial support.”
Ah, the good ol' victim card. That's always good for a couple million out of the far-right. That aside, Graves is putting a scare into Bachmann. Let's help him keep that up.

PA-08: Not great news for Kathy Boockvar. The DCCC has pulled out of her race. On the other hand, that's led the NRCC to also leave the race. So our money here could really help.

Upgrade the Senate bug
Upgrade the Senate:

CT-Sen: In Connecticut, where Chris Murphy has slowly been opening up a lead, the family of Linda McMahon's largest creditor from her 1976 bankruptcy has not been reimbursed, despite the campaign's assertion that the McMahons' made restitution with all the creditors, and they're not too happy about it.

"I have called every day. I have left messages. I am getting nowhere. I have sent emails to (campaign manager) Corry Bliss," said Meagan Newton, Hemingway's descendant. "We obviously have absolutely no faith in that woman's campaign."

"It's like being punched in the stomach, 40 years later," Newton said. "I'm not contesting whatsoever that anything legally is owed to us ... Believe you me, this is not about money. This is about you saying things to the press repeatedly and not once returning our phone calls."

Ouch.

MA-Sen: After trying to make major hay out of Elizabeth Warren's legal clients, Scott Brown had the tables turned on him, when he refused to release his own client list. Then he said, sure, he'd release them. And now, he's breaking that promise. “Senator Scott Brown will not release a full list of clients from his former legal career, his campaign manager said today, despite his promise to do so by last Thursday.” So, that's interesting.

WI-Sen: Man, Democrats are scary. Jim Graves is "ruthlessly liberal," and Wisconsin's Tammy Baldwin is "extreme" and angry. At least, that's what the National Republican Senatorial Committee is telling Wisconsites in a new ad. It's all-out panic mode in the GOP over this race, which Thompson has yet to really show up for.

Fight for Marriage bug
Daily Kos for Marriage Equality:

Maine: This new poll Mainers supporting marriage equality, 55-39. But the pollster "notes that support for gay marriage might be 'inflated'  because of the way respondents answered more general questions about their level of support for same-sex marriage." He's particularly cautious: When Maine voted on equality in 2009, he conducted a poll that found 53 percent in support, 42 percent opposed. The actual vote was  53-47 percent. But 16 points up a month before the election is still better than 16 points down.

Originally posted to Joan McCarter on Wed Oct 10, 2012 at 03:40 PM PDT.

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  •  Tip Jar (12+ / 0-)

    "There’s class warfare, all right, but it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war, and we’re winning." —Warren Buffett

    by Joan McCarter on Wed Oct 10, 2012 at 03:40:12 PM PDT

  •  Question (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Puddytat

    Is there somewhere where we can see where the  dccc is playing ball and their evil counterparts?

    Republicans===the party of the 1% rich people in America. Or in other words..The Party of NO!

    by jalapeno on Wed Oct 10, 2012 at 04:01:15 PM PDT

  •  I liked MSNBC earlier (6+ / 0-)

    Claimed Brown was now winning even though that was ONE poll versus several showing Warren leading.

    I wonder how many times Michelle can plead for money before her donors begin to think she's a moocher asking for a handout?

    I will, well I don't know what I'll do, but I'll be beyond happy if Michelle goes bye-bye and has to join Marilyn Musgrave in forced retirement.  And Paul Ryan going down twice in the same election cycle would be the cherry on top of a wonderful election day Liberal Sundae.

    But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have laid my dreams under your feet; tread softly, because you tread on my dreams. – Yeats

    by Bill O Rights on Wed Oct 10, 2012 at 04:16:12 PM PDT

  •  brown's list... (1+ / 0-)
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    smiley7

    MA Dems filed a complaint w/US senate ethics committee re earnings report.

    i guess details are here.

    * Join: OBAMA'S TRUTH TEAM * Addington's Perpwalk: TRAILHEAD of Accountability for Bush-2 Crimes.

    by greenbird on Wed Oct 10, 2012 at 07:03:55 PM PDT

  •  NV-04 - Tark in trouble with the FDIC (0+ / 0-)

    I bit of good news for the blue team in Nevada-04:

    Nevada politics guru John Ralston has posted some big news on his blog in the close District 4 congressional race between Democrat Steven Horsford and Republican Danny Tarkanian.  It would appear that Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation has asked for a federal court judgment of $17,000,000(!) against Tarkanian
    http://www.dailykos.com/...
    In a document filed in federal court, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation has asked a judge to allow it to register a $17 million judgment against congressional hopeful Danny Tarkanian, citing the Las Vegas businessman's failure to respond to a previous motion.
    Tarkanian had hoped to stave off any damage from the judgment until after the election. But the submission today . . . asks the court to rule a week from Monday on whether the judgment can be certified -- thus allowing the FDIC to go after Tarkanian's assets.
    http://www.ralstonreports.com/...

    NC-4 (soon to be NC-6) Obama/Biden 2012

    by bear83 on Wed Oct 10, 2012 at 07:13:32 PM PDT

  •  the more extreme (0+ / 0-)

    the gop candidates get the better things have to be looking for their dem opponents, i want more crazy pronouncements from the gop, the more the better, bring it on fascists this shows america how disgusting you really are.

  •  The new Murphy's Law: (0+ / 0-)

    Never misunderestimate a crazy, stupid or dishonest opponent.

    "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

    by kovie on Wed Oct 10, 2012 at 07:25:14 PM PDT

  •  Allen West is a POS (0+ / 0-)

    who wiped his ass with  the U.S. Army code of conduct is practicing "insanity". I am not surprised.

    Romneys have claimned to be experts on lying and they know because it's a romney trait

    by longtimelurker on Wed Oct 10, 2012 at 07:27:33 PM PDT

  •  Debate tonight with Indiana Govenor Candidates was (0+ / 0-)

    very well monitored with a close stop watch on each candidate. Jim Shella, political reporter for local Indianapolis NBC station moderated, and included some town-hall type of questions. Although I'm not an advocate of third party candidates, I think the presoence of Rupert, Libertarian, (Mr. Tie-Dye of Survivor Fame) tempered the debate. Some of the hostile edge was taken away.  Mike Pence stuck with the Republican meme' of cut taxes, cut taxes, cut taxes.  The Democratic candidate, John Gregg and Rupert both attacked Pence on Indiana's severe cuts to Indiana schools, Pence's hatred of uniions, and his policy on severe jail sentences and his poor attendance record in Congress.  Pence hasn't been as offensive with his ads has he acted before he was candidate for Govenor, but Central Indiana listeners got a double take on criticism from his two opponents. A far northern Indiana Debate and a southern Indiana debate between all three Govenor candidates is scheluled.  Pence leads in polls by slight margin over Gregg, but the Libertarian candidate polls  ++omore that off-set the margin of error. It will be interesting to see what happens in November.

  •  Sorry, but you just don't.... (0+ / 0-)

    ....call up a debtor to try to collect on a discharged debt, even if her and her husband get rich later.  

    It's a violation of the discharge in bankruptcy.  How would you like it if Chase sends robocallers after you 30 years after you discharged their credit card debt?

    9-11 changed everything? Well, Katrina changed it back.

    by varro on Wed Oct 10, 2012 at 07:36:19 PM PDT

  •  Michele is facing the fight of her life... (0+ / 0-)

    wow I just can't stop laughing at the visual of the MBS Michele going down stern first in MN 6th District.Oh the humanity, ladies first and all that. pip pip.

    Romneys have claimned to be experts on lying and they know because it's a romney trait

    by longtimelurker on Wed Oct 10, 2012 at 07:54:23 PM PDT

  •  "Ruthlessly Liberal" (0+ / 0-)

    I enjoy the idea of someone being ruthlessly compassionate.  It's like a Zen koan!

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