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Gauging Where ?Smart? Growth Is Greatest
(from: Washington Wire @ September 2, 2014, 10:27 AM)

Where in the country is most knowledge being created? The answers point to states with good prospects for at least high-tech growth.

Pay for Eric Cantor?s Wall Street Post: $3.4 Million
(from: Washington Wire @ September 2, 2014, 10:25 AM)

Eric Cantor's pay package totals $3.4 million for the remainder of this year through the end of calendar 2015.

Bill Clinton, Usher Team Up to Raise Money for Michelle Nunn
(from: Washington Wire @ September 2, 2014, 09:00 AM)

Bill Clinton is slated to attend a Sept. 13 fundraiser for Senate candidate Michelle Nunn at the Atlanta home of the singer Usher.

Seib Video: Elections and the Congressional Schedule
(from: Washington Wire @ September 2, 2014, 08:26 AM)

Washington Bureau Chief Jerry Seib explains how the election season may heavily impact what Congress does (and doesn?t) do in the coming months.

Capital Journal Daybreak: Ukraine Shifts to Defense Against Russia | Midterm Odds for Democrats | How 2016 GOP Wannabes Spent the Summer
(from: Washington Wire @ September 2, 2014, 08:11 AM)

The Journal's morning rundown of the biggest news stories and exclusive features from Washington on politics, policy, financial regulation, defense and more.

How Tough Is 2014 Terrain for Democrats?
(from: Washington Wire @ September 2, 2014, 08:08 AM)

Democrats have known for some time that the terrain would be tough for them in the midterm elections. But as the general election season officially starts this week, there really are two questions to ponder in determining just how tough: What does history say, and what do the current numbers suggest?

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Doug Ducey just can't move on from his bitter primary
(from: Swing State Project @ September 2, 2014, 08:00 AM)

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? AZ-Gov: State Treasurer Doug Ducey decisively won the nasty Aug. 26 Republican primary, but according a recent PPP survey for Progress Now Arizona, the experience left him with a 26-41 favorable rating. What Ducey could definitely use is a nice kumbaya moment with his former rivals, where they say some nice things about him and help him repair his reputation.

Only so far, that's not happening. Former Mesa Mayor Scott Smith, former GoDaddy attorney Christine Jones, and Secretary of State Ken Bennett have each declined to endorse Ducey. They all even ducked the state GOP's unity breakfast on Thursday, which is usually where defeated primary candidates are expected to show up and help heal the party's wounds. None of them sound like they're adamantly opposed to endorsing him: All three said things along the lines of "We have some things we want to discuss first." But Democratic nominee Fred DuVal certainly won't complain if they drag things out a while longer.

Daily Kos Elections Live Digest: 9/2
(from: Swing State Project @ September 2, 2014, 08:00 AM)

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Legal Brief Filed to Restore LP Ohio Governor Candidate to the Ballot
(from: Independent Political Report @ September 1, 2014, 10:59 PM)

This past week, an attorney for the Libertarian Party of Ohio, Mark R Brown, filed a motion to expedite a court case asking that Charlie Earl be reinstated as the LPO’s candidate for governor to the November 4, 2014 ballot.

The 19-page brief explains the situation well. For additional information re: Ohio’s attempts to keep Libertarians off the ballot, please see:

Ohio Libertarians Lose Ballot Access
Ohio Libertarians Say GOP Schemed
Charlie Earl Qualifies for Governor Race
Libertarian Party of Ohio Files Suit
Looks Like We Have Big Problem in Ohio

Here is the brief which was just filed:

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Election Diary Rescue: Week 34
(from: Swing State Project @ September 1, 2014, 06:45 PM)

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The following diaries are examples of this week's Election Diary Rescue. This post features a collection of 50 diaries.

(KY-Sen) What you need to know about Mitch McConnell and Jesse Benton by zenofmconnell - Mitch McConnel (R) is in the fight of his life against Alison Lundergan Grimes (D). A look at who Jesse Benton is, and how his indictment in a notorious bribery case may impact the race.

(AZ-03) Grijalva's Opponent Demands Excommunication by Hi Jolly - Republican candidate Gabriela Sucedo Mercer has earned some fame for outrageous statements on Facebook. She's keeping it up this time too, now demanding that the Catholic church excommunicate Grijalva because he supports women's right to choose.

(NY-StSen43) NY-SD-43 - St. Senator Marchione's Largest Donor Arrested & Indicted as FBI Investigation Continues by Upstate Blue - A Saratoga County developer was arrested last week by the FBI in a probe of Republican elected officials in the town of Halfmoon, including incumbent State Senator Kathy Marchione. The developer, it turns out, is the largest individual contributor to her campaign. Popcorn required for this one...

New Election Rule: Virginia Requires Photo ID at Polls by louisev. This voting restriction did not come from the legislature - it originated with the Virginia Board of Elections.

This is the 34th weekly edition of Election Diary Rescue. It covers rescued down-ticket election diaries published from Sunday, August 24 through Saturday, August 30. We hope you enjoy the following gems dug up by our dedicated team of miners.

VOLUNTEER ALERT! As the election approaches we will be switching back to our traditional daily schedule for producing this blog. We will need a few good Kossacks to join the team.

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Diaries: (50)
Senate: (12) posts, (9) states
House: (6) posts, (4) states, (6) districts
State and more: (26)
General: (6)

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