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Daniel…..North Carolina: Looking ahead to November

Hello Folks!

Here are the Races in North Carolina for November:

U. S. Senate

Incumbent Senator Richard M. Burr (R)
Secretary of State Elaine Marshall (D)
Former State Senator Calvin “Cal” Cunningham (D)

Run-Off between Marshall and Cunningham to be held June 22nd to determine Burr Challenger in the Fall.

North Carolina 1st Congressional District

U. S. Rep. “G. K.” Butterfield (D)
Ashley Woolard (R)

North Carolina 2nd Congressional District

U. S. Rep. Bob Etheridge (D)
Renee Ellmers (R)

North Carolina 3rd Congressional District

U. S. Rep. Walter B. Jones Jr. (R)
Johnny G. Rouse (D)

North Carolina 4th Congressional District

U. S. Rep. David E. Price (D)
William “B. J.” Lawson (R)

North Carolina 5th Congressional District

U. S. Rep. Virginia Foxx (R)
William B. Kennedy (D)

North Carolina 6th Congressional District

U. S. Rep. J. Howard Coble (R)
Sam Turner (D)

North Carolina 7th Congressional District

U. S. Rep. Mike McIntyre (D)
Ilario Gregory Pantano (R)

North Carolina 8th Congressional District

U. S. Rep. Larry Kissell (D)
Tim D’Annunzio (R)
Harold Johnson (R)

Run-Off between D’Annunzio and Johnson to be held June 22nd to determine Challenger in the Fall.

North Carolina 9th Congressional District

U. S. Rep. Sue W. Myrick (R)
Jeff Doctor (D)

North Carolina 10th Congressional District

U. S. Rep. Patrick T. McHenry (R)
Jeff Gregory (D)

North Carolina 11th Congressional District

U. S. Rep. Heath Shuler (D)
Jeff Miller (R)

North Carolina 12th Congressional District

U. S. Rep. Melvin L “Mel” Watt (D)
Greg Cumbie (R)
Greg Dority (R)

Run-Off between Cumbie and Dority to be held June 22nd to determine Fall Challenger.

North Carolina 13th Congressional District

U. S. Rep. Brad Miller (D)
William “Bill” Randall (R)
Bernie Reeves (R)

Run-Off between Randall and Reeves to be held June 22nd to determine Fall Challenger.

Daniel G.

May 5, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, Politics, Updates, Women | , | 2 Comments

Daniel….. Afternoon Polling Summary for Wednesday May 5th 2010 ……With Updates…….

Hello Folks!

Here is my Afternoon Polling Summary:

Kentucky Senate:

[ Grayson, Mongiardo and Paul ]

Grayson (R)  43 % – Mongiardo (D)  35 %  (Public Policy Polling)
Grayson (R)  42 % – Conway (D)  34 %  (Public Policy Polling)
Paul (R)  42 % – Mongiardo (D)  38 %  (Public Policy Polling)
Paul (R)  41 % – Conway (D)  40 %  (Public Policy Polling)

Washington Senate:

[ Rossi and Murray ]
Murray (D)  48 %  –  Rossi (R)  46 %  (Rasmussen)
Murray (D)  49 %  –  Akers (R)  35 %  (Rasmussen)
Murray (D)  52 %  –  Benton (R)  38 % (Rasmussen)
Murray (D)  51 %  –  Didier (R)  36 % (Rasmussen)

Much better Numbers from RAS on Murray then from SUSA. How can that be?

Anyways the Kentucky Lexington Herald-Leader should have a new Kentucky Primary Survey out at 6pm ET coming from Research 2000.

Daniel G.

Wait…..Rossi hasn’t made up his mind yet…right?

Murray still holds her own…….

Rossi attacking Murray now.

http://tpmlivewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/05/rossi-on-dem-attacks-is-this-all-murray-has-to-run-on.php

Update 1:

Washington Senate:

Murray (D) 51 % – Rossi (R) 34 % (Elway)
Murray (D) 51 % – Benton (R) 27 % (Elway)
Murray (D) 50 % – Akers (R) 26 % (Elway)
Murray (D) 50 % – Didier (R) 24 % (Elway)

http://www.scribd.com/doc/30944176/Elway-PollonMurrayre-elect050510-1

Woa!!!! Daniel……Murray is DEFINATELY  holding her own…you ain’t gonna get this one…….

Update 2:

Lexington Herald-Leader/WAVE-TV/WKYT-TV Kentucky Research 2000 Survey

Democratic Primary

Mongiardo 39 %
Conway 32 %
Price 6 %
Buckmaster 4 %
Sweeney 2 %
Undecided 17 %

Republican Primary

Paul 44 %
Grayson 32 %
Stephenson 3 %
Martin 3 %
Scribner 1 %
Undecided 17 %

http://media.kentucky.com/smedia/2010/05/05/16/Senate_primary_horse_race.source.prod_affiliate.79.pdf

Yet another double digit lead for Rand Paul.


May 5, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, Politics, Polls, Updates, Women | , , , | 8 Comments

Daniel….. Ohio: Looking ahead to November

Hello Folks!

Here are the Races in Ohio for November:

Ohio Governor

Incumbent Ted Strickland (D)
John Kasich (R)

U. S. Senate (Open, Incumbent Republican George Voinovich is retiring)

Robert J. “Rob” Portman (R)
Lee Irwin Fisher (D)

Ohio 1st Congressional District

U. S. Rep. Steve Driehaus (D)
Steve Chabot (R)

Ohio 2nd Congressional District

U. S. Rep. Jean Schmidt (R)
Surya Yalamanchili (D)

Ohio 3rd Congressional District

U. S. Rep. Mike Turner (R)
Mark MacNealy (D)

Ohio 4th Congressional District

U. S. Rep. Jim Jordan (R)
Doug Litt (D)

Ohio 5th Congressional District

U. S. Rep. Bob Latta (R)
Caleb Finkenbiner (D)

Ohio 6th Congressional District

U. S. Rep. Charlie Wilson (D)
Bill Johnson (R)

Ohio 7th Congressional District

U. S. Rep. Steve Austria (R)
Bill Conner (D)

Ohio 8th Congressional District

House Minority Leader John Boehner (R)
Justin Coussoule (D)

Ohio 9th Congressional District

U. S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D)
Rich Iott (R)

Ohio 10th Congressional District

U. S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D)
Peter Corrigan (R)

Ohio 11th Congressional District

U. S. Rep. Marcia Fudge (D)
Matt Brakey (R)

Ohio 12th Congressional District

U. S. Rep. Pat Tiberi (R)
Paula Brooks (D)

Ohio 13th Congressional District

U. S. Rep. Betty Sutton (D)
Tom Ganley (R)

Ohio 14th Congressional District

U. S. Rep. Steve LaTourette (R)
Bill O’Neill (D)

Ohio 15th Congressional District

U. S. Rep. Mary-Jo Kilroy (D)
Steve Stivers (R)

Ohio 16th Congressional District

U. S. Rep. John Boccieri (D)
Jim Renacci (R)

Ohio 17th Congressional District

U. S. Rep. Timothy Ryan (D)
Jim Graham (R)

Ohio 18th Congressional District

U. S. Rep. Zachary Space (R)
Bob Gibbs (R) or Fred Bailey (R)  Recount here likely

Daniel G.

May 5, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Other Things, Politics, Projections, Updates | , | 3 Comments

Carolyn Maloney vs new comer Reshma Saujani ….Demographics vs a Well oiled machine….in Manhattan AND Queens…..

Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY)(C) holds up a pen used by U.S. President Barack Obama to sign the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility, and Disclosure Act in the Rose Garden at the White House on May 22, 2009 in Washington, DC. The bill will put limits on credit card rate increases and excessive fees.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Barack Obama;Carolyn MaloneyReshma Saujani by thewhitehouseproject.

Carolyn Maloney has been in politics for a long time…..

The 60-year-old House member recently lost her husband and decided against running against Kirsten Gillibrand for the US Senate…..

She now finds herself in a political battle with a new comer that has Clinton backgrounds…

Reshma Saujani has big dreams to dethrone Maloney based on the fact the 14th New York Congressional District that Maloney represents includes Manhattan…..BUT ALSO…..Working class area’s of Northern Queens such as Astoria and Long Island City….Which are heavily rich in ethnic influxes of population…..(Attorney General Holder grew up in the area back in the day )…..

Their political positions are almost identical……..

This is two New York women slugging it out in broad datylights….

The Question is…..

Can the young upstart Reshma…out gun the old time machine incumbent?

Young Reshma Saujani, pretender to the 14th Congressional District throne held for nearly 20 years by Carolyn Maloney, sat slouched and fidgety in the wilting heat at a small Lower East Side cafe last Sunday afternoon.

“The demographics of the district look more like me than they look like Carolyn,” said Mr. Saujani, toying absent-mindedly with a discarded straw wrapper. “I can’t tell you how many times people said, ‘Oh, I thought the 14th was just the Upper East Side.’ People don’t even realize it goes all the way down to the East Village and Roosevelt Island and Astoria, Queens, and Long Island City. I often feel like I’m running in six different City Council races. It’s so incredibly diverse. And all the things she’s attacked me for, like not being from around here. Look, not all of us can be the 10th-wealthiest woman in Congress and buy a mansion on the Upper East Side.”

Fidgeting could be construed as a nervous habit. Certainly, Mrs. Saujani has plenty to be nervous about if she is serious about winning this race.

Ms. Maloney is a formidable politician who’s held power–in Congress and, before that, the City Council–nearly as long as Ms. Saujani’s been alive. She’s won the lifelong loyalty of feminist groups with her championing of women’s issues; she’s generally well regarded in her district; and by helping them get elected in the formerly Republican East Side, she has earned the loyalty of fellow local politicians, from Councilwoman Jessica Lappin and Assemblyman Jonathan Bing to State Senator Liz Krueger. Indeed, some of her supporters credit her with transforming the East Side from Manhattan’s last Republican bastion into a Democratic stronghold.

“Carolyn has done much more to get my generation of electeds into office than anyone in this district,” Assemblyman Bing said…….

“Reshma Saujani is a candidate, an opponent, to be taken seriously, and Carolyn is focusing heavily on this reelection campaign–to be fair, probably more than she has had to do in the last several cycles,” said Senator Krueger, who is a supporter of Ms. Maloney’s.

The idea of a fresh face has a great deal of appeal this anti-incumbent year, which might be part of the reason why Ms. Saujani has been able to pick up support and money from well-known Democratic figures-like former Democratic National Committee chair Maureen White-even as some of the same are vehemently behind Ms. Maloney. Onetime vice presidential candidate and Maloney supporter Geraldine Ferraro called Cathy Lasry, wife of billionaire hedge fund manager Marc Lasry and co-finance chair of Ms. Saujani’s campaign, telling her that Ms. Saujani should wait her turn, according to Ms. Saujani’s campaign. After Mayor Bloomberg’s companion, Diana Taylor, came out for Ms. Saujani, one of Ms. Maloney’s supporters, Trudy Mason, apparently acting on her own, publicly reproached Mr. Bloomberg for his girlfriend’s behavior.

To little end. Ms. Saujani is still in the race. And she has raised a staggering amount of money for such a little-known candidate, more than $800,000 for this election, much of it from the finance industry……

More……..

May 5, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Government, Media, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Polls, Projections, Updates, Women | , , | 4 Comments

Wanna Know Wednesday: Choices…..From Up 4 Discussion…..

From JSin.….

Hey everyone,

First I would like to apologize for neglecting my readers this past week.  There’s no excuse.

There will be new discussions being posted at the end of this week and next week.  Also, I will be explaining the details of the U4D Giveawaythat will begin next week.

As you know today is Wednesday and we have a really interestingWanna Know Wednesday question for you.  On the surface the question may seem simple and even easy to answer, but it shouldn’t be taken too lightly.  The question is all about choices…and in this case choices that are permanent and life altering.  Of course the question is hypothetical, but it should spark up a thought provoking discussion and allow you to assess how important love and sex are to you.

Please answer the poll question below and, if you like, explain the reasoning behind your answer in the comments.  Enjoy!

More and a poll……

May 5, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Counterpoints, Health, Media, Men, Other Things, Up 4 Discussion, Updates, Women | , , | 1 Comment

Tuesday ramblings……from Talkandpolitcs…..

From Talkandpolitics.…..

Lots of politics these days, as well as news and sensations. Oil spill, car bomb scare, gop defector in florida, three midterm primaries today in Ohio, Indiana and North Carolina. Snooping around on the usual websites like nytimespolitics, realclearpolitics, memeorandum, msnbc, cspan, cnn, wordpress, whatever works and politicaldog101. Just ordered a new book ‘the power broker ‘ about robert moses and the building of new york city some decades ago.

After some twittering and blog blocks, maybe we’ll try a different tone for a while. Open up a bit. And oh, been watching some sarah silverman lately, as well as a nice wildlife series from bbc – with first episode about crocodiles.

May came quickly, but spring is nice – and city life always pick up this time of year…….

More……..

YES!….One the best damn books I’ve ever read…..it’s by Robert Caro ..the guy who did the LBJ books…..Good choice Buddy!

May 5, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Media, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Updates | , , | 3 Comments

Reebok Zig Slash…….

Reebok Zig Slash

From NiceKicks…………

Following yesterday’s sneak peek of an upcoming ZigTech hoops sneaker sample is a complete look at the release version, which is set to hit shelves in October. Dubbed the Reebok Zig Slash, this shoe will be the first to offer an “energy drink for your feet.”

The uppers are constructed with a stamped patent leather, revealing triangle shapes backed with mesh. This feature is sure to offer a high level of breathability. A ZigTech sole sits underneath in white, while the midsole just above that is black. Matching that is the mesh tongue and medial panel on the upper. The upper shows a gradient running from toe to heel, fading from red to white.

More……..

May 5, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Media, Men, Other Things, Sneakers (Kicks), Sports, Updates | , | Leave a comment

The anti-incumbent feeling isn't THAT strong……

After looking at the results from yesterday….I’d have to go along with that….

I mean Dan Coats survives…..Marshall looks like she’s gonna make it in June…

……..and  several House members got out with their status intact…..

The ‘Scott Brown’ effect is just about gone as I predicted……..

Two House Republican incumbents in Indiana won with less than 50 percent of the vote in their primaries, while two Democratic House incumbents in North Carolina ceded nearly 40 percent of the vote to token challengers who didn’t even raise $5,000.

Reps. Mark Souder (R-Ind.) and Dan Burton (R-Ind.) each survived primary scares, with Souder beating car dealer Bob Thomas 48-34 and Burton leading a field of four other candidates with less than 30 percent of the vote. Though both veterans of primary challenges, each fared notably worse than in the previous primaries they have faced.

In North Carolina, two vulnerable Democrats who voted against their party’s healthcare bill – Reps. Heath Shuler and Larry Kissell – each saw their opponents take about two-fifths of the vote, even though their opponents barely raised any money at all. Shuler won with 61.5 percent, while Kissell took 62.5 – strikingly low numbers for incumbents without major opposition.

The anti-Washington mood was also evident in Senate races. Former Sen. Dan Coats (R-Ind.) won with less than 40 percent of the vote in a wide field, while the candidate favored by national Democrats in North Carolina, Cal Cunningham, finished well behind Secretary of State Elaine Marshall but managed to make it to a runoff.

In Ohio, Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher (D) lost 46 percent of the vote to Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner in their Senate primary, even though Brunner could barely raise any money. (She blamed party leaders for cutting off her donors.

Other examples included former Rep. Mike Sodrel (R-Ind.), who finished third in his attempt at a fifth-straight GOP nomination in the 9th district, and the GOP primaries in several districts where members of the National Republican Congressional Committee’s Young Guns program faced tough races…….

More……..

May 5, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Projections, Updates, Women | 3 Comments

The anti-incumbent feeling isn’t THAT strong……

After looking at the results from yesterday….I’d have to go along with that….

I mean Dan Coats survives…..Marshall looks like she’s gonna make it in June…

……..and  several House members got out with their status intact…..

The ‘Scott Brown’ effect is just about gone as I predicted……..

Two House Republican incumbents in Indiana won with less than 50 percent of the vote in their primaries, while two Democratic House incumbents in North Carolina ceded nearly 40 percent of the vote to token challengers who didn’t even raise $5,000.

Reps. Mark Souder (R-Ind.) and Dan Burton (R-Ind.) each survived primary scares, with Souder beating car dealer Bob Thomas 48-34 and Burton leading a field of four other candidates with less than 30 percent of the vote. Though both veterans of primary challenges, each fared notably worse than in the previous primaries they have faced.

In North Carolina, two vulnerable Democrats who voted against their party’s healthcare bill – Reps. Heath Shuler and Larry Kissell – each saw their opponents take about two-fifths of the vote, even though their opponents barely raised any money at all. Shuler won with 61.5 percent, while Kissell took 62.5 – strikingly low numbers for incumbents without major opposition.

The anti-Washington mood was also evident in Senate races. Former Sen. Dan Coats (R-Ind.) won with less than 40 percent of the vote in a wide field, while the candidate favored by national Democrats in North Carolina, Cal Cunningham, finished well behind Secretary of State Elaine Marshall but managed to make it to a runoff.

In Ohio, Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher (D) lost 46 percent of the vote to Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner in their Senate primary, even though Brunner could barely raise any money. (She blamed party leaders for cutting off her donors.

Other examples included former Rep. Mike Sodrel (R-Ind.), who finished third in his attempt at a fifth-straight GOP nomination in the 9th district, and the GOP primaries in several districts where members of the National Republican Congressional Committee’s Young Guns program faced tough races…….

More……..

May 5, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Projections, Updates, Women | 3 Comments

Tea Party members are overwhelmingly Republicans!…..

Yea…..

Tell me something the Democrats, Republicans and I ….DON’T KNOW!

That conclusion, backed by numbers from a new Washington Post-ABC News poll, also suggests that the tea party may have little room for growth. Most Americans — including large majorities of those who don’t already count themselves as supporters — say they’re not interested in learning more about the movement. A sizable share of those not already sympathetic to the tea party also say that the more they hear, the less they like the movement.

Overall, the tea party remains divisive, with 27 percent of those polled saying they’re supportive but about as many, 24 percent, opposed. Supporters overwhelmingly identify themselves as Republicans or GOP-leaning independents; opponents are even more heavily Democratic. The new movement is also relatively small, with 8 percent of supporters claiming to be “active participants” — about 2 percent of the total population.

But from a political standpoint, the most important cleavage is within the Republican Party.

The percentage of people who say the Democratic Partyrepresents their personal values and is in tune with the problems of people like themselves hasn’t changed since November. The percentage siding with the GOP, however, has dropped by almost precisely the numbers now siding with the tea party.

More….. .

May 5, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Media, Men, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Polls, Updates, Women | , , | 1 Comment