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Inventory: Omar Gonzalez Had Cache of Weapons in Earlier Arrest
(from: Washington Wire @ September 23, 2014, 12:34 AM)

Omar J. Gonzalez, who was arrested for allegedly scaling the White House fence and entering the building, had been arrested earlier this year in a separate incident in western Virginia.

Treasury Fact Sheet: The New Rules on Tax Inversions
(from: Washington Wire @ September 22, 2014, 11:13 PM)

The Obama administration on Monday issued new rules to combat so-called tax inversions, intended to make the deals harder to accomplish and less profitable. Here is the Treasury fact sheet explaining details of the administration's new rules.

Hillary Clinton Sends Fundraising Email for House Democrats
(from: Washington Wire @ September 22, 2014, 06:32 PM)

Hillary Clinton sent her first fundraising email of the 2014 election cycle Monday morning, asking for donations on behalf of House Democrat?s campaign arm, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

3 Reasons for Democrats to Worry If Republicans Win the Senate
(from: Washington Wire @ September 22, 2014, 05:51 PM)

Jim Manley: If Republicans take over the Senate, Democrats could wash their hands of any responsibility for legislating, but Republicans would still have the power to subpoena--and would not be afraid to use it.

Donald Trump says Boston Brown is seeking his support, may make robocalls in New Hampshire
(from: Swing State Project @ September 22, 2014, 05:30 PM)

Senator Scott Brown (R-MA) pauses as he addresses supporters during a campaign rally in Wakefield, Massachusetts November 1, 2012. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS USA PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION HEADSHOT) - RTR39VQ7
Will Scott Brown play the Trump card?
We've already seen Donald Trump endorsing Mitch McConnell for Speaker of the House because he says a McConnell speakership will be good for Kentucky, but if you live in New Hampshire, America's Favorite Birther has got some advice for you too. And if you don't want to hear it, you had better get ready to hang up your phone, because it's coming by robocall:
[Donald] Trump told Fox News? ?Fox and Friends? on Monday he might be making house calls this election cycle for Republicans such as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, and former Sen. Scott Brown, who?s running in New Hampshire.
According to Politico, Trump says GOP politicians frequently ask him to "do a robo" for their campaigns because he's pretty much the greatest robocaller in the history of the world thanks to his "very unblemished" record and the "fact" that his robocalls are "listened to more than anybody else's."

Given Trump's utter mastery and domination of the art of robocallery, it's no surprise that (according to Trump), former Massachusetts Senator and current New Hampshire Senate candidate Scott Brown is "coming up to see me" in New York to ask Trump to make automated calls in the Granite State.

So, what will it mean for the campaign if Trump decides to throw his recorded voice behind Brown? Well, as Politico notes, the biggest candidate Trump has done robocalling for is none other than Mitt Romney, which obviously means that if Trump steps in on Brown's behalf, it could turn the campaign upside down. In fact, at this very moment, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen is probably quaking in her shoes, because when Donald Trump gets behind former Massachusetts politicians and makes robocalls on their behalf, the Earth moves and opponents wail.

Not surprisingly, reports Politico, Brown's office "did not immediately respond for comment."

Daily Kos Elections ad roundup: Bruce Rauner accuses Pat Quinn of letting murderers go free
(from: Swing State Project @ September 22, 2014, 04:57 PM)

Leading Off:

? IL-Gov: One of the nastiest races in America just got a little nastier. Republican Bruce Rauner hits Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn for allegedly ordering the secret release of 230 violent criminals. The narrator describes some of the heinous acts they committed after getting out of prison, including murder.

This is not the type of ad you usually run if you're comfortable with your lead in the polls. As Taniel points out, Rauner's edge appears to have slipped in recent weeks. From June to August, non-internal polls gave Rauner an average lead of 9.2 percent: His September average was 1.25.

It's unclear if Rauner's summer lead was inflated by Republican-leaning pollsters like We Ask America flooding the zone or if Quinn has made up real ground (or if the answer is a mix of both). Ads like this can do real damage to their intended target but they could backfire if the Rauner campaign doesn't have its facts straight or if the family of a victim complains. We'll see what happens next here, but it's very unlikely that voters will ignore this ad.

A two-fer for Tillis: Donors could make millions thanks to privatized toll lanes
(from: Swing State Project @ September 22, 2014, 04:46 PM)

North Carolina state House speaker Thom Tillis
North Carolina Republican Thom Tillis has been pushing privatized toll lanes hard, telling residents that the alternative was "no improvements to I-77 for 15 or 20 years." Rather than raise taxes to widen the interstate for everyone, the state House speaker and Senate candidate is all in on creating lanes that drivers have to pay to use. Of course, bringing inequality to the very lanes of the highway is exactly the kind of thing Tillis would do just because that's who he is, but there's a little something extra in it for him: A group of Tillis donors stand to profit from the toll lanes.

A Donald Trump-promoted company called ACN owns a plot of land that would be worth a whole lot of money, if only there was a new highway exit to make it accessible. As it happens, the toll lanes come with a new bonus fund that could pay for that new highway exit?and the day after the governor signed the transportation bill creating that bonus fund, Tillis' Senate campaign got $26,000 in contributions from executives of ACN and their wives. That's not all:

But there was a second political contribution from ACN which coincided with state action moving toward a new exit 27.

On September 13, 2013 state Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker toured Augustalee. Cornelius town leaders wanted her help for exit 27. And Decker told them there was hope. [...]

That was September 13. On September 18, five days later, a company called TC Investors donated $25,000 to the superPAC Grow NC Strong which backs Thom Tillis for the US Senate.

TC Investors is managed by a company run by Robert Stevanovski ? founder and chairman of ACN.

Gosh, that's not at all suspicious, is it? Yeah, okay, maybe a little. But that's the Republican way of doing business: reserve your new infrastructure investments for people who can afford to pay, send 50 years of tolls to a private company, possibly use the new revenue to add a highway exit benefiting a company whose executives have given a lot of money to a top Republican.

Clinton World Braces for Big News on Baby Front
(from: Washington Wire @ September 22, 2014, 04:25 PM)

The Clinton family is about to drop some big news ? having nothing to do with Hillary Clinton?s presidential ambitions.

Election Diary Rescue: Week 37
(from: Swing State Project @ September 22, 2014, 04:00 PM)

DKos Miner 14
The following diaries are examples of this week's Election Diary Rescue. This post features a collection of 70 diaries.

(IA-Sen) Door to Door for Braley: Smith & Wesson Edition by Master Alchemi - Diarist relates interesting experiences while going door-to-door for Democratic Senate candidate Bruce Braley.

(CA-17) Silicon Valley Kossack's Day of Action with the Mike Honda campaign 10/11 by Glen The Plumber - After shopping other districts first, DINO and patent lawyer Ro Khanna decided to challenge long-time progressive incumbent Mike Honda. These Kossacks are on the ground in an effort to send this right-of-center carpetbagger packing.

(CA-MtnViewCityCouncil) Diary of a City Council Candidate #14: Terrorist Threat by BayAreaKen - Our candidate/diarist has been suffering campaign sign vandalism. Upon confrontation with a vandal, some very scary things happened...

Coloring me some voters! by JamieG from Md - Diarist: "I did a search on the internet for election related coloring pages and found quite a few good ones. We have been printing out an assortment of pages and bringing them to the library during voter registration. We offer the pages to the kids or their parents. We also have a few boxes of crayons available for those who have time to do the coloring there in the lobby. This has been bringing attention to our efforts!"

This is the 37th weekly edition of Election Diary Rescue. It covers rescued down-ticket election diaries published from Sunday, September 14 through Saturday, September 20. We hope you enjoy the following gems dug up by our dedicated team of miners.

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

Please e-mail us if you would like the opportunity to contribute to this legacy project. DKosEDR at

Diaries: (70)
Senate: (18) posts, (10) states
House: (8) posts, (5) states, (7) districts
State and more: (31)
General: (13)

White House Spells Out Increased Security
(from: Washington Wire @ September 22, 2014, 03:58 PM)

The Secret Service has quickly implemented a number of changes to White House security after a U.S. Army veteran managed to scale a fence and dash into the executive mansion, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said.

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