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Samples of Today's 32 Diary Collection:

[MT-Sen] MT-Sen $500K PAC Money to Libertarian by phillies - The Democratic-leaning Hunters and Anglers leadership PAC is spending $500,000 on media buys in support of Libertarian Senate candidate Dan Cox, the third man in the race between Jon Tester (D) and Dennis Rehberg (R).

[AZ-02] AZ-02 Martha McSally Pisses Me Off by yankee doodle - Every time diarist sees one of McSally's commercials, she's wearing a uniform.  All military personnel, whether active or retired, are specifically prohibited from using the uniform to promoted political activities. Ron Barber is our Dem in this race.

[MD-Ques. 6] The usual suspects show up to block equal protection under the law by Scott Wooledge - But even by the standards of anti-gay hate campaigns, one scarcely sees as disreputable rogue gallery as the pious crew assembled in Maryland. A look at the haters fighting against marriage equality in Maryland. Look inside the diary for the DK for Marriage Equality ActBlue link to support marriage equality in the four states where it's on the ballot.


Today's EDR covers rescued down-ticket election diaries published between noon on October 28th till noon on October 29th. This edition of Election Diary Rescue includes the following gems dug up by our miners.

Diaries: (32)
Senate: (10) posts, (8) states
House: (7) posts, (5) states, (6) districts plus various
State: (1)
Ballot Initiatives: (1)
Various: (2)
General: (11)


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Senate

[IN-Sen] IN-Sen: The Indianapolis Star endorses Joe Donnelly for Senator by  pistolSO - Diarist covers the Indianapolis Star’s endorsement of Joe Donnelly (D) in his Indiana Senate race with Richard Mourdock (R).

[MA-Sen] Shame on you, Scott Brown by Jamie Sanderson - A retired union steelworker discovered that Scott Brown was using him in a political ad. Diarist offers video of the steelworker answering this outrage.

[MA-Sen] Warren down by 2 in Globe poll by Boston123 - ??? 12% of Obama supporters are voting for Scott Brown (R) over Elizabeth Warren (D)? WTF?

[MO-Sen] Todd Akin and the Magic Condoms by rturner229 - Akin (R) spins a wondrous tale of magical prophylactics and freedom, which you should really read for yourself. Meanwhile, Claire McCaskill (D) is actually running for office.

[MT-Sen] MT-Sen $500K PAC Money to Libertarian by phillies - The Democratic-leaning Hunters and Anglers leadership PAC is spending $500,000 on media buys in support of Libertarian Senate candidate Dan Cox, the third man in the race between Jon Tester (D) and Dennis Rehberg (R).

[NE-Sen] Projection excluding GOP pollsters: Bob Kerrey surges by PALiberal - New poll from the Omaha World Herald shows Kerrey only 3 points behind Republican opponent Deb Fischer.

[NM-Sen] 'Indian Country' by Land of Enchantment - Following a letter to Maj. Gen. Terry "Max" Haston, Adjutant General Military Dept. of Tennessee informing him on the meaning on "Indian Country" there is information on Martin Heinrich (D) running against Heather Wilson (R). Donation and early polling location links inside.

[OH-Sen] If The Citizens United Blueprint Works, what do we do? (Rove in Ohio v. Sherrod Brown) by ClevelandAttorney - There isn't one commercial Break, not even in watching the Giants' game, where there is not some ad attacking Brown by Crossroads, or whomever. Donation link to help Sherrod Brown (D) fight back in his race against Josh Mandel (R) included.

[VA-Sen] WAPO: Kaine Opens up 7 pt. Lead on Allen by Dillonfence - Tim Kaine (D) looks to be well in front of George Allen (R) in the race for the Senate.

[VA-Sen] WaPo VA: Kaine 51 - Allen 44 by natedogg265 - Tim Kaine (D) leads George Allen (R) by seven in a new poll.


House

[AZ-02] AZ-02 Martha McSally Pisses Me Off by yankee doodle - Every time diarist sees one of McSally's commercials, she's wearing a uniform.  All military personnel, whether active or retired, are specifically prohibited from using the uniform to promoted political activities. Ron Barber is our Dem in this race.

[CA-36] Local newspaper endorses Ruiz over Bono Mack by BlueBeaumontBoyz - From California's Coachella Valley, the Desert Sun supports Raul Ruiz (D) over Mary Bono Mack (R) in this race.

[CA-49] *Phone Bank Help Today - Kick Darrell Issa out - Vote Jerry Tetalman In * by pipsorcle - A plea to help at the phone bank for Tetalman (D), running against Issa (R).

[IL-17] Republican Dirty Tricks in IL-17 by onanyes - The NRCC and Bobby Shilling are fighting tooth and nail to hold this seat and  throwing out lies and innuendo against Dem Cheri Bustos.

[MN-06] Bachmann update: leading paper in MN endorses her opponent MN-06 by Bill Prendergast - The Minneapolis Star Tribune throws its support behind Jim Graves (D), running against Michele Bachmann (R).

[VA-07] TV Ad: Dr. Cantor "creeps me out" by emorej a Hong Kong - Democratic candidate Wayne Powell has a new ad showing a cardboard cutout of Republican Eric Cantor standing inside a doctor's examination room. Creepy.

[House-Var] What about the House? by skywriter - Diarist looks at the state of the House and whether Democratic candidates can regain a majority.


State:

[NY-St. Sen-Dist. 40] "On the other hand, I COULD vote for someone who respects me!" by TiaRachel - Justin Wagner (D) is running in New York's State Senate District 40 election, and has entertaining lines in political mailers. Greg Ball (R) is his opponent.


Ballot Initiatives:

[MD-Ques. 6] The usual suspects show up to block equal protection under the law by Scott Wooledge - But even by the standards of anti-gay hate campaigns, one scarcely sees as disreputable rogue gallery as the pious crew assembled in Maryland. A look at the haters fighting against marriage equality in Maryland. Look inside the diary for the DK for Marriage Equality ActBlue link to support marriage equality in the four states where it's on the ballot.


Various:

[MN-Var] HEY MILWAUKEE! Milwaukee Labor Council GOTV Efforts by mole333 - Diarist offers details about the Labor Council's Get Out The Vote effort and shift times, plus calls for volunteers for election protection, and a run-down of standings in the Senate and House races statewide.

[Senate-Var] Late October Polling Update - Senate by quibblingpotatoes - Diarist offers polls showing Democratic strength in Senate races in FL, OH, PA, MA, CT, MO, WI, VA, AZ, MN, NV, ND and IN.


General:

8 percent of Latinos have already voted early, enthusiasm up again in final week by LatinoDecisions - Update on Latino voter enthusiasm and early voting, demonstrating that the Latino vote will be a decisive factor in this election.

An encouraging Early Voting Story from Definitely not a Swing State by LeftOfYou - A nice report on early voting in Vernon Township, Illinois.

BAM! Dems in Florida crush Reps in early voting. Plus, final voter registration numbers! by FightingRegistrar - Democrats had a huge day in Florida yesterday.

Disenfranchised and Pissed! by David Kroning II - A questionable call regarding the diarist's ID denies him an absentee ballot.

Florida Early Voting (Photos) by 904Dem - Diarist has Pictures of Florida's early voting staring Souls to the Polls.

GOTV tips, tricks, and mojo by Xtatic - It's crunch time - GOTV efforts are well underway, so diarist offers some tips and mojo from experience with GOTV efforts in far flung states.

I Am A Victim of Voter Registration Fraud by VeloVixen - Diarist found checking her registration status was a wise move.

Iowa Early Voting Update, 10/29/12 by FightingRegistrar - Latest figures out of Iowa on early voting, total ballot requests, returns and registration of new requesters.

Keeping an eye on the Latino vote by teacherken - 8 percent of Latino voters have already voted, and this demographic is fired up for the final week's drive.

The GOP Is Systematically Stealing Democracy by Charley James - Diarist offers the sordid background on Republican efforts overt and covert to undermine the U.S. Constitution and dismantle democracy in service to their power-mad dreams.

Why Texas Needs International Poll Watchers - GOP Intimidation in Action at the Polls by ValleyForger - Wayne Slater, Senior Political Writer for the Dallas Morning News, has a short straight news account of the difficulties he encountered trying to vote at his polling place in Texas, even with all the appropriate documentation.


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