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Senate Democrats keep talking up Immigration….

What do you do when you don’t want to bring up a bill for a vote (Immigration ) ….

But…..

NEED to keep the issue alive for a segmenet of the voting public (Latinos and Hispanics )…….

You talk the talk ( Oh, we’re going to deal with  this Year! )…..

BUT

Don’t walk the Walk ( Sure…. we’ll take care of it on the day AFTER the November elections )…..

Senate Democratic leaders said Thursday that they are serious about having a vote on immigration this year.

Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and other Democrats made that pledge as they unveiled their outline of an immigration reform plan, which has been widely viewed as a political exercise to help Reid and other Democrats with Hispanic voters, a growing electoral bloc.

Democratic strategists say the issue is not a clear winner like the Wall Street reform bill; Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), the plan’s primary author, acknowledged that dealing with an estimated 10.8 million illegal residents is “morally complex” and “politically explosive.”

Even so, Democrats see it as more divisive for the Republican Party, which is under pressure from Tea Party conservatives to be tough on illegal immigrants but also does not want to lose Hispanic voters.

Schumer insisted a bill could get done this year despite widespread skepticism on and off Capitol Hill that the divisive issue can be tackled.

“In the past several weeks, pundits and columnists, reporters have almost all been saying the prospects for comprehensive immigration reform looked weak. I completely disagree,” Schumer said.

Lawmakers downplayed politics and challenged Republicans to help them fix “a broken system,” taking a similar approach to the argument they used to persuade GOP lawmakers to begin debate on Wall Street reform.

“What I say to my Republican colleagues: Work with us to fix this broken system, secure our borders and do other things that we’ve got to do; don’t just say no,” Reid said at a press conference late Thursday.

Reid emphasized that Schumer had put together his proposal after “months” of negotiations with Republicans.

“Those negotiations have been built on the bipartisan work of Senate colleagues in previous years,” Reid said, making reference to legislative pushes that Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) made during George W. Bush’s presidency.

That line was similar to the argument Reid and other Democrats made in recent days by highlighting the contributions of Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) to the Wall Street reform bill.

More……..

Chuck…why don’t I believe you?

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April 30, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Government, Law, Media, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Polls, Projections, Travel, Updates | , | 3 Comments

SE @ Conservative State Project Endorses John Hostettler for Indiana Senate-Revised and Updated …..

From SE…….

Joining John Oxendine, Sue Lowden, Mick Mulvaney, Mike Vasovski, and Chuck Purgason on our roster of endorsements is former Congressman John N. Hostettler, and here’s the issues and a list of his accomplishments in the House that bring me to my decision:
The Issues:

1. Taxes and Spending: Mr. Hostettler believes that it is not that the federal government taxes too little, it is that it spends too much. As a member of the House, Hostettler consistently voted for tax cuts including the creation of the child tax credit, lowering of capital gains rates and dividend tax rates, accelerated depreciation schedules and the phase out and outright elimination of the estate tax, and that fundamental tax reform is necessary to grow the economy and create long term job growth. He voted to repeal the Sixteenth Amendment to the Constitution, which authorized the income tax. He also believes that if all taxpaying Americans were compelled to write a check to the federal government for the taxes that are currently withheld, those same Americans would demand that Congress reduce spending and stop taking so much of their hard-earned income. If elected, he will work in the Senate to make permanent the tax cuts passed in 2001 and scheduled to sunset in 2011.

2. Health Care: Mr. Hostettler opposes the government takeover of the US health care system recently passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama. He believes that Congress should allow for more competition and work to reduce health care costs by building on the success of Health Savings Accounts by making all health insurance premiums either deductible or a tax credit, creating Health Marts and Association Health Plans which allow individuals and families to negotiate collectively for health care services based on where they live and on their profession, religion, membership in an organization, etc., allowing health insurance plans to be purchased across state lines, and enacting tort reform, which will result in lower health care costs because medical professionals will not be compelled to practice “defensive medicine” which they do now for no other reason than to defend themselves in a potential lawsuit. If elected, Mr. Hostettler will work to repeal ObamaCare and work to bring our health care system out of the Federal Government’s grip.

3. Abortion: Mr. Hostettler is pro-life, period. He believes that we are endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights, and that first and most important of these God-given rights is the right to life. In Congress, Hostettler has voted for the Partial Birth Abortion Ban, the Mexico City Policy which prohibited the use of US taxpayer dollars for abortion and abortion counseling in foreign countries, and the Right to Life Act which would give legal protection to the unborn under the Fourteenth Amendment. As a result of this record, Mr. Hostettler’s election to the House of Representatives was consistently endorsed by the National Right to Life and Indiana Right to Life. If elected, he will not give his consent to a judicial nominee if he concludes that the nominee in question believes the constitution allows the destruction of innocent, unborn human life.

4. Marriage: Mr. Hostettler believes that marriage is between one man and one woman. In Congress, he co-sponsored and voted for the Defense of Marriage Act, the utilization of Congress’ authority under Article IV of the United States Constitution to regulate full faith and credit relationships and protects states that do not issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples from being compelled to recognize such licenses issued by states that do, and the Marriage Protection Act, the utilization of authority found in Article III to limit the appellate jurisdiction of the United States Supreme Court. If elected, he will introduce DOMA and MPA and push for their passage so that Indiana is not compelled by a federal court to recognize same-sex marriage licenses issued by another state.

5. Guns: Mr. Hostettler is a staunch defender of our Second Amendment Rights. He is a gun owner and hunter. As a Congressman, he voted to repeal the Clinton Gun Ban on semi-automatic firearms and magazines, led the effort to defund the Smith & Wesson agreement between that manufacturer and the Clinton Administration that would have given preferences to Smith & Wesson after its previous corporate leadership arranged a deal in order to get out of legal proceedings against the gun industry, led the effort to allow civilian airline pilots to carry firearms on board after the 9/11 tragedy was perpetrated by terrorists who were able to overpower pilots and fly airplanes into buildings and a rural field, and sponsored legislation to allow national reciprocity for conceal and carry of firearms. As a result of this record, Mr. Hostettler’s election to the U.S. House of Representatives was consistently endorsed by the National Rifle Association and Gun Owners of America. He will build on the above if he is elected.

More……..

SE-779

April 30, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Media, Men, Other Things, PoliticalDogs SE posts, Politics, Updates | , , | 2 Comments

Lindsey Graham…..Can he be doing the right thing?…..Can he survive doing it?

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In the last few weeks the Dog keeps seeing Lindsey Graham…..the Republican senator from South Carolina’s name popping up all over the place (talking to Chuck Schumer…no less )……

Immigration and Climate have been the area’s of interest….

But the question that comes to mind is this…..

Is he deal maker….. or is he working with the enemy?

How can a GOP senator work with Chuck Schumer all the time and survive?

I mean ……most of the high-profile moderate Republican’s have been shown the door by the GOP…..

Can Graham’s method of doing things last?

“The growth potential in America lies with demographic changes and independents. Independents are the fastest-growing group in terms of political identification.

“Demographically, we are becoming a more diverse country . . .  Conservatism will appeal to the public at large because the public is right of center

“But ideology that is extreme never sells 50 percent. You have to be relevant to people’s lives. You have to solve problems that people deal with every day and you’ve got to get to 50 percent . . .

“If you want to purify the party, then the cost is the ability to grow because purification is not a gave of addition. It’s a game of subtraction. Coalition building is a game of addition.”

Political scientist Alan Abramowitz of Emory University has numbers to bolster Graham’s main thesis.

In 2008, he noted in a recent Internet article, Republican presidential candidateJohn McCain carried the white vote by 11.6 million, but Obama won by carrying “non-whites” by 21.1 million.

With non-whites — especially Latinos — representing an ever-growing portion of the electorate, he showed, if Democrats sustain their advantage with those groups, Republicans will need to carry more than 60 percent of the white vote to win national elections, as only Ronald Reagan was able to do in 1984.

As Abramowitz wrote, “2010 is likely to be a very good year for Republicans. Yet there is a real danger that Republican leaders and strategists will interpret (that) strong showing as vindication for a strategy based largely on energizing the party’s conservative white base.

“That base is indeed energized. But it is also shrinking due to the steady growth of the non-white electorate . . .  Unless Republicans can expand their support among non-white voters, they will have to win a much larger share of the white vote than they have in any recent presidential election in order to remain competitive.

Did you just read that?

Is the GOP faithfull gonna swallow that?

I don’t think so……..

Graham …and for that manner Crist both understand that the move to the right by the mainstream GOP is cutting them off from the growth demographics of the country…..We discuse this all the time at the Dog with CD….

Texas is gonna turn democratic pretty soon simply because it’s getting browner..mind you not all Latinos vote Democratic….but even the Bush family (Jeb is against the Arizona Bill ) know that  the party is working awfully hard to disfranchise itself from its future….

Having a black RNC leader hasn’t been too comfortable for a lot of Republican’s either…..

Lindsey Graham may be right….

But he’s got a long road in front of him…..

and he may not be successful……

More…….. on the CQPolitics piece by Morton M. Kondracke, Roll Call Contributing Writer

April 30, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Government, Law, Media, Men, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Updates | , | 10 Comments

Daniel……Today "The Dogs" first BIG Multiple States Primary: Here is a little Election Guide what to watch out for!!!!

Hello Folks!

May 4th is here…… which means it will be OUR first BIG Multiple States Primary Night this Election Cycle at “The Dog” with 3 States holding Primaries. (Indiana, Ohio and North Carolina)

We’ll be starting our Election Night one Hour before the first Polls close in Indiana at 5pm ET. We’ll be having a separate “Election Night Results Thread” on Tuesday at that time.

To make you a little bit more excited about Tuesday here is a little “Election Guide” for the important Races so you can look what to watch for:

Indiana (Hoosier State) First Polls will close at 6pm ET and all Polls will be closed at 7pm ET:

IN-SEN Republican Primary:

While everyone seems to think former Senator Dan Coats (R-IN) has this in the bag I’m not so sure. Reports are that this Primary will have a very, very low Turnout which makes things a lot more “Unpredictable”

IN-2 (Incumbent Joe Donnelly, Democrat)

Republicans going to chose who will be running against Democratic Congressman Joe Donnelly (D-IN 2) in November.

The Candidates are: Jack Jordan, Jackie Walorski and Tony Zirkle. Martin Dolan Withdrew but his Name remains on the Ballot.

IN-3 (Incumbent Mark Souder, Republican)

Souder is under a lot of fire for his TARP Vote in 2009. The very same SUSA Poll which had Coats ahead by 12 has Souder only ahead 35-29 over Auto Dealer Bob Thomas.

Also there is a nice Story from Politico: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0410/36610.html

IN-4 (Open Seat, Republican Steve Buyer is retiring)

Frontrunner to win the Primary & General Election in this heavily conservative District is the current Secretary of State Todd Rokita (R-IN). We’ll see how well he really does.

IN-5 (Incumbent Dan Burton, Republican)

Burton is probably “The most endangered” Republican in the Republican Congressional Delegation in the Hoosier State BUT with 6 Candidates challenging him in the Primary splitting up the Vote he is most likely to survive now.

IN-8 (Open Seat, Democrat Brad Ellsworth is running for the Senate)

The Democratic Candidate in November will be State Representative Trent Van Haaften (D-IN). 8 Republican Candidates vying for the Nomination to face him in November.

IN-9 (Incumbent Baron Hill, Democrat)

Will it be Hill vs. Sodrel 5.0? It sure looks like so. This could be one of the “Bellwether Districts” come November.

Ohio (Buckeye State) All Polls will be closing at 7.30pm ET:

OH-SEN Democratic Primary

Lee Fisher vs. Jennifer Brunner

This is probably the easiest Race to predict on Tuesday Night: Fisher will walk to the Nomination.

OH-2 (Incumbent Jean Schmidt, Republican)

Both Parties have competitive Primaries in this District. The most likely Match-Up for November: Jean Schmidt (R) vs. David Krikorian (D)

OH-16 (Incumbent John Boccieri, Democrat)

5 Republicans vying to take on Rep. Boccieri in November. The Republican Frontrunner is former Wadsworth Mayor Jim Renacci (R-OH).

OH-18 (Incumbent Zachary “Zach” Space, Democrat)

While Space is facing a Primary he’ll likely coming on top of it. 9 Republicans are vying to take on him in November.

North Carolina (Tar Heel State) All Polls will be closing at 7.30pm ET:

NC-SEN Democratic Primary

Elaine Marshall vs. Calvin Cunningham vs. Kenneth Lewis

This could be a very long Night before we know 1. Who is the Winner and 2. Is there be a Run-Off or not. I’m flat out predicting that there will be a Run-Off. Folks over at PPP predicting NO Run-Off. I guess we’ve to see who is right.

NC-8 (Incumbent Larry Kissel, Democrat)

6 Republicans determining who will face Kissel in November. The Frontrunner is Tim D`Annunzio (R-NC)

NC-11 (Incumbent Heath Shuler, Democrat)

The most Conservative District in this State. This will be a “Battleground” come November. 6 Republicans are running with Hendersonville Mayor Greg Newman (R-NC) as the Frontrunner.

Thanks for joining. I’ll hope I’ve you a little bit “Insights” for Tuesday.

Daniel G.

The Dog wishes to Thank Daniel for his knowledge, excitment and footwork on this project…..

While I ‘m happy…..If Republican’s win most of the races…..

I’ll never hear the end of it!

He, he, he….

It’ll be aright….

It ‘s why we do this!

April 30, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Government, Media, Other Things, Politics, Polls, Projections, Updates | , | 17 Comments

Daniel……Today “The Dogs” first BIG Multiple States Primary: Here is a little Election Guide what to watch out for!!!!

Hello Folks!

May 4th is here…… which means it will be OUR first BIG Multiple States Primary Night this Election Cycle at “The Dog” with 3 States holding Primaries. (Indiana, Ohio and North Carolina)

We’ll be starting our Election Night one Hour before the first Polls close in Indiana at 5pm ET. We’ll be having a separate “Election Night Results Thread” on Tuesday at that time.

To make you a little bit more excited about Tuesday here is a little “Election Guide” for the important Races so you can look what to watch for:

Indiana (Hoosier State) First Polls will close at 6pm ET and all Polls will be closed at 7pm ET:

IN-SEN Republican Primary:

While everyone seems to think former Senator Dan Coats (R-IN) has this in the bag I’m not so sure. Reports are that this Primary will have a very, very low Turnout which makes things a lot more “Unpredictable”

IN-2 (Incumbent Joe Donnelly, Democrat)

Republicans going to chose who will be running against Democratic Congressman Joe Donnelly (D-IN 2) in November.

The Candidates are: Jack Jordan, Jackie Walorski and Tony Zirkle. Martin Dolan Withdrew but his Name remains on the Ballot.

IN-3 (Incumbent Mark Souder, Republican)

Souder is under a lot of fire for his TARP Vote in 2009. The very same SUSA Poll which had Coats ahead by 12 has Souder only ahead 35-29 over Auto Dealer Bob Thomas.

Also there is a nice Story from Politico: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0410/36610.html

IN-4 (Open Seat, Republican Steve Buyer is retiring)

Frontrunner to win the Primary & General Election in this heavily conservative District is the current Secretary of State Todd Rokita (R-IN). We’ll see how well he really does.

IN-5 (Incumbent Dan Burton, Republican)

Burton is probably “The most endangered” Republican in the Republican Congressional Delegation in the Hoosier State BUT with 6 Candidates challenging him in the Primary splitting up the Vote he is most likely to survive now.

IN-8 (Open Seat, Democrat Brad Ellsworth is running for the Senate)

The Democratic Candidate in November will be State Representative Trent Van Haaften (D-IN). 8 Republican Candidates vying for the Nomination to face him in November.

IN-9 (Incumbent Baron Hill, Democrat)

Will it be Hill vs. Sodrel 5.0? It sure looks like so. This could be one of the “Bellwether Districts” come November.

Ohio (Buckeye State) All Polls will be closing at 7.30pm ET:

OH-SEN Democratic Primary

Lee Fisher vs. Jennifer Brunner

This is probably the easiest Race to predict on Tuesday Night: Fisher will walk to the Nomination.

OH-2 (Incumbent Jean Schmidt, Republican)

Both Parties have competitive Primaries in this District. The most likely Match-Up for November: Jean Schmidt (R) vs. David Krikorian (D)

OH-16 (Incumbent John Boccieri, Democrat)

5 Republicans vying to take on Rep. Boccieri in November. The Republican Frontrunner is former Wadsworth Mayor Jim Renacci (R-OH).

OH-18 (Incumbent Zachary “Zach” Space, Democrat)

While Space is facing a Primary he’ll likely coming on top of it. 9 Republicans are vying to take on him in November.

North Carolina (Tar Heel State) All Polls will be closing at 7.30pm ET:

NC-SEN Democratic Primary

Elaine Marshall vs. Calvin Cunningham vs. Kenneth Lewis

This could be a very long Night before we know 1. Who is the Winner and 2. Is there be a Run-Off or not. I’m flat out predicting that there will be a Run-Off. Folks over at PPP predicting NO Run-Off. I guess we’ve to see who is right.

NC-8 (Incumbent Larry Kissel, Democrat)

6 Republicans determining who will face Kissel in November. The Frontrunner is Tim D`Annunzio (R-NC)

NC-11 (Incumbent Heath Shuler, Democrat)

The most Conservative District in this State. This will be a “Battleground” come November. 6 Republicans are running with Hendersonville Mayor Greg Newman (R-NC) as the Frontrunner.

Thanks for joining. I’ll hope I’ve you a little bit “Insights” for Tuesday.

Daniel G.

The Dog wishes to Thank Daniel for his knowledge, excitment and footwork on this project…..

While I ‘m happy…..If Republican’s win most of the races…..

I’ll never hear the end of it!

He, he, he….

It’ll be aright….

It ‘s why we do this!

April 30, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Government, Media, Other Things, Politics, Polls, Projections, Updates | , | 17 Comments

Daniel……Florida 5th Congressional District: BREAKING NEWS (Announcement): U. S. Rep. Ginny Brown Waite (R-FL 5) to RETIRE….Update…..

Hello Folks!

What the heck is going on down there in Florida?. On the Day of the Florida Filling Deadline U. S. Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite (R-FL 5) made a suprise Announcement that she would RETIRE Politico reports.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0410/36608.html

Man, this Development I really didn’t need.

Daniel G.

Happens to us all!……The Dog

Update…….To those who asked…The district IS heavly Republican…….

From the Hill…..

Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite (R-Fla.) announced Friday she won’t run for a fifth term. She cited health concerns as her reason for leaving politics.

“As I have prepared for my campaign, I have been troubled by persistent health problems and have come to the disappointing and sad conclusion that I cannot run for reelection,” she said in a statement. “There are simply too many unresolved issues around my health and my pancreas in particular. As of this morning, my doctors are still undecided about what course to pursue next for my treatments.”

Brown-Waite said she’s backing Hernando County Sheriff Richard Nugent (R) to succeed her.

“I know him to be a strong conservative who will continue my fight for veterans and seniors,” she said.

Florida’s 5th district is heavily Republican. Brown-Waite won reelection in 2008 by more than 20 points, the same year her district went heavily for Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.).

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April 30, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Updates | , , | 4 Comments

Goldman-Sach's stock takes a beating…….

While the Dog thinks the guys at Goldman-Sachs dodged the Congressional bullet……

The world of perception is riding them hard…

The leak of the Criminal Investigation has sent the company’s stock steeply down costing holders of that stock a whole lot of value..

Shares of Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS.N) fell as much as 9.9 percent on Friday to a more than nine-month low, a day after news that U.S. federal prosecutors in New York have begun investigating the company.

HOT STOCKS

The reported criminal investigation also prompted at least two analysts to downgrade their ratings for Goldman. Bank of America Merrill Lynch analyst Guy Moszkowski called the reports “a concern even if no charges ultimately result.”

In addition, the yield spread over Treasuries of Goldman Sachs’ 5.375 percent notes due in 2020 widened to about 201 basis points in heavy volume, from 184 basis points late on Thursday, according to MarketAxess.

The criminal investigation came less than two weeks after Goldman was charged with civil fraud by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Earlier this week, Goldman Chief Executive Officer Lloyd Blankfein and other executives underwent cross-examination by lawmakers at a U.S. Senate hearing on their role in trading mortgage-related products in 2007.

Goldman, which is now facing one of the biggest crises in its 140-year history, is seeing its shares bear the brunt of the past two weeks’ developments.

Goldman shares were down 9.6 percent at $144.88 in midday trading on the New York Stock Exchange. The shares are now down more than 21 percent since the SEC probe was announced, compared with a 2.8 percent decline in the Amex Securities Broker dealer index .XBD.

“It’s going to keep (Goldman stock) capped in terms of potential upside,” said Walter Todd, a portfolio manager at Greenwood Capital. “You started to see it recover and then something else comes out.

“The door was opened when the SEC announced their fraud charges,” Todd said. “I think you’re going to have things of this nature popping up for the foreseeable future for Goldman, but the criminal investigation obviously escalates it to the next level. … It’s going to be an ongoing overhang for these guys.”

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April 30, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Crime, Government, Law, Media, Men, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, The Economy, Updates | , , | 5 Comments

Goldman-Sach’s stock takes a beating…….

While the Dog thinks the guys at Goldman-Sachs dodged the Congressional bullet……

The world of perception is riding them hard…

The leak of the Criminal Investigation has sent the company’s stock steeply down costing holders of that stock a whole lot of value..

Shares of Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS.N) fell as much as 9.9 percent on Friday to a more than nine-month low, a day after news that U.S. federal prosecutors in New York have begun investigating the company.

HOT STOCKS

The reported criminal investigation also prompted at least two analysts to downgrade their ratings for Goldman. Bank of America Merrill Lynch analyst Guy Moszkowski called the reports “a concern even if no charges ultimately result.”

In addition, the yield spread over Treasuries of Goldman Sachs’ 5.375 percent notes due in 2020 widened to about 201 basis points in heavy volume, from 184 basis points late on Thursday, according to MarketAxess.

The criminal investigation came less than two weeks after Goldman was charged with civil fraud by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Earlier this week, Goldman Chief Executive Officer Lloyd Blankfein and other executives underwent cross-examination by lawmakers at a U.S. Senate hearing on their role in trading mortgage-related products in 2007.

Goldman, which is now facing one of the biggest crises in its 140-year history, is seeing its shares bear the brunt of the past two weeks’ developments.

Goldman shares were down 9.6 percent at $144.88 in midday trading on the New York Stock Exchange. The shares are now down more than 21 percent since the SEC probe was announced, compared with a 2.8 percent decline in the Amex Securities Broker dealer index .XBD.

“It’s going to keep (Goldman stock) capped in terms of potential upside,” said Walter Todd, a portfolio manager at Greenwood Capital. “You started to see it recover and then something else comes out.

“The door was opened when the SEC announced their fraud charges,” Todd said. “I think you’re going to have things of this nature popping up for the foreseeable future for Goldman, but the criminal investigation obviously escalates it to the next level. … It’s going to be an ongoing overhang for these guys.”

More……..

April 30, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Crime, Government, Law, Media, Men, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, The Economy, Updates | , , | 5 Comments

Daniel……Indiana Senate Polling has Coats ahead for the GOP…Ellesworth trailing all GOP candidates….

Hello Folks!

5 Days until the Indiana Republican Senate Primary and former Senator Daniel Ray Coats (R-IN) holds an 12-Point lead over his nearest Republican Rival, former U. S. Rep. John N. Hostettler (R-IN). State Senator Marlin Stutzman (R-IN) (whom I endorsed) coming in third with 18 % of the Vote.

Meanwhile all 3 Republicans leading Democrat Brad Ellsworth (D-IN) in a General Election Match-Up.

Note: Survey USA has released the Poll on its Website so I’ve no Crosstabs at this Point. I’m sure they’ll released the Survey some time this evening so I’ll probably Update this Post tomorrow.

Survey USA / Mike Downs Center Survey

Indiana Senate 2010

Republican Primary

Former Senator Daniel Ray Coats  36 %
Former U. S. Rep. John N. Hostettler  24 %
State Senator Marlin A. Stutzman  18 %
Financial Advisor Don Bates Jr.  6 %
Anti-Tax Activist Richard Behney  4 %
Undecided  13 %

General Election

Former Senator Daniel Ray Coats (R)  47 %
U. S. Rep. Brad Ellsworth (D)  31 %
Undecided  22 %

Former U. S. Rep. John N. Hostettler (R)  45 %
U. S. Rep. Brad Ellsworth (D)  32 %
Undecided  23 %

State Senator Marlin A. Stutzman (R)  41 %
U. S. Rep. Brad Ellsworth (D)  35 %
Undecided  25 %

Major Candidates Campaign Websites:

http://www.ellsworthforindiana2010.com/
http://www.coatsforindiana.com/
http://www.johnhostettler.com/
http://www.gomarlin.com/

Analysis:

The General Election Match-Ups from SUSA look similar to Rasmussen.

Daniel G.

April 30, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, Politics, Polls, Updates | , , , | 6 Comments

CD with the latest NBA Playoff's standings……..

Western Conf. 1st Round
LA Lakers vs. Oklahoma City (Lakers lead 3-2) I’m picking the Lakers to end the Thunder’s so-called hype tonight in Game 6 at OKC.

San Antonio wins series against Dallas (4-2) in Game 6 at home, 97-87 and I wonder if Daniel G. is BITTER ? HA-HA.

Phoenix wins series against Portland (4-2) in Game 6 at Portland, 99-90.

Denver vs. Utah (Jazz lead series 3-2) Game 6 tonight at Salt Lake City.

Western Conf. Semi-Finals
Phoenix vs. San Antonio (date for Game 1 to be announced later).

Eastern Conf. 1st Round

Cleveland wins series against Chicago (4-1)

Boston wins series against Miami (4-1)

Orlando wins series against Charlotte (4-0)

Atlanta vs. Milwaukee (Bucks lead series 3-2) Game 6 is tonight at Milwaukee at 6pm (CST).

Eastern Conf. Semi-Finals


Boston at Cleveland in Game 1 on Saturday.

April 30, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, CD @ PolitcalDog, Entertainment, Media, Men, Other Things, Sports, Updates | , , | 1 Comment