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Bringing a computer to tonight's presidential debate? Digital Trends lets you know where to watch, who to follow, and how to get in on the action.
A new Mass Insight poll in Massachusetts finds that Elizabeth Warren (D) is maintaining the edge on Sen. Scott Brown (R), 48% to 44%.
Key finding: "Fifty-two percent of those surveyed said that Massachusetts needs to elect a Democrat to help prevent the Senate from falling under control of the national Republican Party."
A new Public Policy Polling survey in Arizona finds Richard Carmona (D) leading Rep. Jeff Flake (R) in the U.S. Senate race by two points, 45% to 43%.
In the presidential race, Mitt Romney holds a nine point lead over President Obama, 53% to 44%. Other recent polls have found Obama within striking distance.
U.S. District Court Strikes Down Montana Contribution Limits for State Office
On October 3, U.S. District Court Judge Charles Lovell enjoined Montana’s contribution limits for state office, which are $130 for legislature, and $500 for Governor/Lieutenant Governor. Here is the brief five-page order, which does not explain the judge’s reasoning; that will come later. However, it is clear that the basis is that the limits are too low. The case is Lair v Murry, cv 12-12. The decision also enjoins the limits on how much political parties may give to their own nominees. Thanks to Rick Hasen for this news.
First Presidential Debate Night
Samples of Today's 29 Diary Collection:
[MA-Sen] His Name is Scott, He Drives a Truck, and He's Voting for Elizabeth Warren by Working America - Meet Scott Johnson, a volunteer with Working America Quincy's campaign to help Elizabeth Warren (D) win the U.S. Senate seat currently occupied by Scott Brown (R).
[FL-18] Bombshell Allen West Letter: Be my porn star by Citizen Earth - A salacious letter from West (R) to his wife shortly before he left the Army has surfaced and was published by a Miami area gossip site. West's challenger Patrick Murphy (D) is now leading in the polls.
[WA-Referendum 74] Washington Marriage Equality gets a big boost today by chipoliwog - Seattle's native son and rapper extraordinaire, Macklemore and his creative partner Ryan Lewis today released the video of their homage to Marriage Equality SameLove. Great video. Link to Washington United for Marriage included.
Today's EDR covers rescued down-ticket election diaries published between noon on October 2nd till noon on October 3rd. This edition of Election Diary Rescue includes the following gems dug up by our miners.
Orange Squiggle of Down-Ticket Power
The Week highlights "four shining, and not so shining, moments in each candidate's debating past."
President Obama and Mitt Romney square off on Wednesday night in Denver in the first of three presidential debates. Live coverage begins at 8 p.m. eastern.
One of the Romney campaign?s most difficult challenges has been crafting a catchy pitch.
Here's a rundown of predictions and recommendations for the two candidates, from political strategists and others.
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