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Daily Kos Elections weekly open thread: What races are you interested in?
(from: Swing State Project @ October 24, 2014, 07:40 PM)

Limahl -- "Never Ending Story"


Hawaii Gubernatorial Poll
(from: Ballot Access News @ October 24, 2014, 06:05 PM)

On October 23, a Honolulu Advertiser Poll was released for the Hawaii gubernatorial race. The results: Democrat David Ige 47%; Republican Duke Aiona 35%; Independent Party nominee Mufi Hannemann 12%; Libertarian Jeff Davis 1%. See here for more detail.


Sixth Circuit Reverses U.S. District Court in Case on Individuals Jailed On or After Friday Before Election Day
(from: Ballot Access News @ October 24, 2014, 05:55 PM)

On October 24, the Sixth Circuit reversed the U.S. District Court in Fair Elections Ohio v Husted, 14-4007. The issue was the ability to vote for persons jailed on or after the Friday before election day. Although such individuals would not have been convicted of any crime, in practice they cold not vote. The U.S.

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TX Green Files Emergency Complaint Against Univision over Debate Lockout
(from: Independent Political Report @ October 24, 2014, 05:28 PM)

Emily Sanchez

From KGNS TV via Dave Schwab at Green Party Watch:

Emily ?Spicybrown? Sanchez, the Green Party?s candidate for U.S. Senate in Texas, filed an Emergency Complaint with the Federal Communication Commission?s Media Bureau seeking inclusion in a Univision Dallas debate scheduled to take place Friday, October 24, 2014.… Read more ...


N.H. Senate Race No Longer Leans Toward Shaheen
(from: Washington Wire @ October 24, 2014, 05:23 PM)

With Republican Scott Brown catching up with Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen in New Hampshire, Rothenberg Political Report switched the race to ?Toss-up/Tilt for Shaheen? from ?Lean Democrat.?


NY Libertarians Win Ballot Access Lawsuit over State Senate Candidate
(from: Independent Political Report @ October 24, 2014, 05:06 PM)

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

On October 24, the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, ruled that Gigi Bowman should be on the ballot as the Libertarian nominee for State Senate, 5th district, on Long Island. The case is Wilson v Bowman, 519828. Unqualified parties need 3,000 valid signatures to place a nominee on the ballot for State Senate in New York.… Read more ...


Daily Kos Elections ad roundup: Bob Beauprez's pro-secession past returns to haunt him
(from: Swing State Project @ October 24, 2014, 05:06 PM)

Leading Off:

? CO-Gov: The DGA has two spots (here and here). The first attacks Republican Bob Beauprez over secession, which is not something you see every day. The narrator reads a Beauprez quote, where the candidate supports several conservative counties quest to form their own state.

Last year five counties voted to secede from Colorado, while six voted against it. The whole thing was symbolic since there was no way Congress and the Colorado Legislature would ever actually approve the creation of a new state as the Constitution requires. Since Beauprez announced his campaign for governor of the still-united state of Colorado he's been a lot less vocal about the idea, but the pro-secession quote in the ad is completely real.

The second Democratic spot goes after Beauprez in Spanish, while praising Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper.

Head below the fold for a roundup of campaign ads from races across the country.


Political Science Study Shows that Moderates Usually Have a Mix of Extreme Opinions of the Left and Right
(from: Ballot Access News @ October 24, 2014, 04:54 PM)

On September 23, 2014, University of California political scientists published a 54-page study of “moderate” voters. Extensive survey research, covering 134 issues, reveals that “moderate” voters are typically people who have a mixture of “extreme left” and “extreme right” views. The end up looking like moderates because of the eclectic mixture of views from both

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Why Entitlement Reform Isn?t on the GOP Agenda
(from: Washington Wire @ October 24, 2014, 04:50 PM)

Jim Manley: The idea behind the "grand bargain" is to mesh spending cuts in domestic and entitlement programs with revenue increases. But now, even if pushed by the president, Democrats would not agree to support cuts in Social Security and Medicare.


New York Libertarians Win Ballot Access Lawsuit for State Senate Candidate
(from: Ballot Access News @ October 24, 2014, 04:38 PM)

On October 24, the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, ruled that Gigi Bowman should be on the ballot as the Libertarian nominee for State Senate, 5th district, on Long Island. The case is Wilson v Bowman, 519828. Unqualified parties need 3,000 valid signatures to place a nominee on the ballot for State Senate

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