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Election Diary Rescue 10/8/12
(from: Swing State Project @ October 8, 2012, 06:00 PM)

Just 29 Days to Go in the 2012 Election Cycle

Samples of Today's 15 Diary Collection:

[CT-Sen] Linda McMahon Affirms Her Support For 'America's Same Sex Marriage Law'? by Scarce - Sunday morning's debate between Republican Linda McMahon and Democrat Chris Murphy for Joe Lieberman's vacated Senate seat is producing some laughs. Like when McMahon drew a blank when asked about her position on same sex marriage, claiming support for a federal law that doesn't exist.

[UT-04] UT-4: Jon Huntsman Sr. Endorses Democratic Congressman Jim Matheson over Mia Love! by pipsorcle - "I would imagine this gives Matheson a bit of a boost in his campaign as he's in a competitive race against Saratoga Springs Mayor Mia Love." Link to donate to Matheson's campaign included.

[AR-StLegDistricts 58 & 63] 2 GOPers in Arkansas go all racist, state GOP runs for cover by gf120581 - State GOP party leaders are calling remarks by state Rep. Jon Hubbard, running for reelection in the 58th against Harold Copenhaver (D) and Charlie Fuqua, running in the 63rd against incumbent James McLean (D) "highly offensive" and "divisive and racially inflammatory" and more.

Today's EDR covers rescued down-ticket election diaries published between noon on October 7th till noon on October 8th. This edition of Election Diary Rescue includes the following gems dug up by our miners.

Diaries: (15)
Senate: (7) posts, (4) states plus various
House: (4) posts, (2) states plus various
State: (1)
General: (3)

More diaries and information about this project beneath the
Orange Squiggle of Down-Ticket Power

Pew Poll Shows Romney Advancing
(from: NY Times The Caucus @ October 8, 2012, 05:40 PM)

Mitt Romney's debate performance appeared to have helped his standing in polls.

How Romney Can Validate His Comeback
(from: Political Wire @ October 8, 2012, 05:36 PM)

Maggie Haberman: "1) Romney must show that Denver wasn't a fluke ... 2) Polls must show the race is competitive in Ohio... 3) Paul Ryan needs to do well in his debate... 4) Romney's paid media strategy must improve... 5) Romney must stop playing small ball... few national candidates have spent more time talking process than Romney... 6) Obama needs to make a mistake."

Axelrod Coaches Biden
(from: Political Wire @ October 8, 2012, 05:34 PM)

New York Times: "Under the tutelage of David Axelrod, the president's chief strategist who is personally overseeing the preparations, Mr. Biden will be counseled on how to avoid Mr. Obama's mistakes and even correct them with a more aggressive prosecution of the Republican ticket. Mr. Axelrod's involvement highlights the stakes the Obama campaign places on the debate, and Mr. Biden has been reading 'Young Guns,' the book co-written by Mr. Ryan, and practicing attack lines that Mr. Obama avoided. The focus on Mr. Biden comes as the campaign tries to diagnose what went wrong in Denver and what to do about it. Advisers had seen two presidents during practice debates, one who had been listless and passive two nights before and another energetic and aggressive the next night. It turned out the former was the one who showed up in Denver. He kept looking down and was not using the lines they had practiced assailing Mitt Romney, who kept the president on the defensive and presented a forceful case against his re-election."

Romney Leaps Past Obama in Pew Poll
(from: Washington Wire @ October 8, 2012, 05:31 PM)

Mitt Romney?s debate performance has wiped out President Obama?s advantage, and the Republican nominee now leads by four points among likely voters, according to a new Pew Research Center poll.

Romney Erases Obama's Lead
(from: Political Wire @ October 8, 2012, 05:05 PM)

A new Pew Research survey finds Mitt Romney no longer trails President Obama after the vast majority of respondents think Romney won their first presidential debate.

Among registered voters, Romney has drawn even with Obama, 46% to 46%, after trailing by nine points in September.

Among likely voters, Romney holds a slight 49% to 45% edge over Obama. He trailed by eight points among likely voters last month.

Interestingly, however, the Gallup tracking poll shows Obama with a five point lead, 50% to 45%.

Obama Dedicates Chavez Memorial
(from: Washington Wire @ October 8, 2012, 04:45 PM)

President Obama dedicated the Cesar E. Chavez Monument in Keene, Calif., a move that appeals to Latino voters.

Obama Campaign Hits Back on Romney Foreign Policy Speech
(from: NY Times The Caucus @ October 8, 2012, 04:40 PM)

The Obama campaign hit back aggressively at Mitt Romney's charge that President Obama has not led on foreign policy, accusing the former Massachusetts governor of an "erratic, unsteady and irresponsible" national security strategy.

Ben Swann: One on One with Gary Johnson
(from: Independent Political Report @ October 8, 2012, 03:09 PM)

Fox 19 TV via youtube: Ben Swann talks one on one with Libertarian Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson about the federal deficit, legalizing marijuana and why Johnson is polling so well in Ohio

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The Caucus Click: From the Military Institute to the Schoolyard
(from: NY Times The Caucus @ October 8, 2012, 03:06 PM)

Mitt Romney stopped at Fairfield Elementary School in Fairfield, Va., following a speech at the Virginia Military Institute on Monday.

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