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Daniel….. Welcome to "The Dogs" Super Tuesday MEGA Primary Night Coverage …..

Hello Dog Pound!

Here we go!

11 States are holding Primaries and Run-Off Elections Today.

A Special Election will also being held in Georgia  to determine the Replacement for U. S. Rep. Nathan Deal (R-GA) who resigned in March.

Our “Special Primary Night Coverage” is starting at 6pm ET One Hour before the first Polls are closing.

Here is an Election Guide for the competitive Races we’re following throughout the Night:

7pm ET Poll Closing (Virginia, South Carolina & Georgia 9th Congressional District Special Election)

In South Carolina we’re looking at both Governor Races as well as Republican House Primaries in SC-1, SC-2 & SC-4

ln Virginia we’re looking at the competitive Republican Primaries in VA-2, VA-5 & VA-11 to determine the GOP Challengers for U. S. Representatives Glenn Nye (D-VA 2), Tom Perriello (D-VA-5) and Gary Connolly (D-VA-11)

Georgia 9th Congressional District Special Election

John Thomas “Tom” Graves Jr. (R)
B. Lee Hawkins (R)

8pm ET Poll Closing (Maine & New Jersey Primaries)

In Maine we’re looking at both Governor Primaries. Governor John Baldacci (D-ME) is term-limited and can’t run for Re-Election.

In New Jersey we’re looking at the Republican Primaries for Congressional Districts NJ-3 and NJ-7

8.30pm ET Poll Closing (Arkansas Run-Off Elections)

We’re looking at the Arkansas Democratic Senate Run-Off between Lincoln and Halter. We’re also looking at the Democratic Run-Offs in AR-1 & AR-2 as well as the Republican Run-Off in AR-3.

9pm ET Poll Closing (South Dakota & North Dakota Primaries)

In South Dakota we’re looking at the Republican Governor Primary as well as the Republican At-Large House Primary to determine which Republican Candidate will face U. S. Rep. Stephanie Herseth-Sandlin (D-SD) in November.

In North Dakota we’re looking at the House At-Large Republican Primary between State Representative Richard A. Berg (R-ND) and J. D. Donaghe (R-ND). The Winner will face U. S. Rep. Earl Pomeroy (D-ND) in November.

10pm ET Poll Closing (Iowa, Montana & Nevada Primaries)

In Iowa we’re looking at the Republican Governor Primary, the Democratic Senate Primary as well as Republican House Primaries in IA-2 and IA-3

In Montana we’re looking at the Democratic House At-Large Primary who will face U. S. Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-MT) in November.

And in Nevada we’re looking at the Republican Primaries for Governor & Senate as well as Republican House Primary in NV-3

11pm ET Poll Closing (California Primary)

We’re looking at CA-SEN (R), CA-GOV (R) and the House Primaries CA-11 (R), CA-36 (D) and CA-42 (R)


Election Results Can be found Here…..

South Carolina

http://www.enr-scvotes.org/SC/16117/27055/en/summary.html

South Dakota

http://electionresults.sd.gov/applications/st25cers3/?AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1

California

http://vote.sos.ca.gov/

Nevada

http://www.silverstate2010.com

Virginia

Hold on…..

We’ll be here for a while

Daniel G….You Host….

…….with a little help from SE and The Dog……

June 8, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Entertainment, Politics, Polls, Projections, Updates, Women | , , , | 82 Comments

Daniel….. Welcome to “The Dogs” Super Tuesday MEGA Primary Night Coverage …..

Hello Dog Pound!

Here we go!

11 States are holding Primaries and Run-Off Elections Today.

A Special Election will also being held in Georgia  to determine the Replacement for U. S. Rep. Nathan Deal (R-GA) who resigned in March.

Our “Special Primary Night Coverage” is starting at 6pm ET One Hour before the first Polls are closing.

Here is an Election Guide for the competitive Races we’re following throughout the Night:

7pm ET Poll Closing (Virginia, South Carolina & Georgia 9th Congressional District Special Election)

In South Carolina we’re looking at both Governor Races as well as Republican House Primaries in SC-1, SC-2 & SC-4

ln Virginia we’re looking at the competitive Republican Primaries in VA-2, VA-5 & VA-11 to determine the GOP Challengers for U. S. Representatives Glenn Nye (D-VA 2), Tom Perriello (D-VA-5) and Gary Connolly (D-VA-11)

Georgia 9th Congressional District Special Election

John Thomas “Tom” Graves Jr. (R)
B. Lee Hawkins (R)

8pm ET Poll Closing (Maine & New Jersey Primaries)

In Maine we’re looking at both Governor Primaries. Governor John Baldacci (D-ME) is term-limited and can’t run for Re-Election.

In New Jersey we’re looking at the Republican Primaries for Congressional Districts NJ-3 and NJ-7

8.30pm ET Poll Closing (Arkansas Run-Off Elections)

We’re looking at the Arkansas Democratic Senate Run-Off between Lincoln and Halter. We’re also looking at the Democratic Run-Offs in AR-1 & AR-2 as well as the Republican Run-Off in AR-3.

9pm ET Poll Closing (South Dakota & North Dakota Primaries)

In South Dakota we’re looking at the Republican Governor Primary as well as the Republican At-Large House Primary to determine which Republican Candidate will face U. S. Rep. Stephanie Herseth-Sandlin (D-SD) in November.

In North Dakota we’re looking at the House At-Large Republican Primary between State Representative Richard A. Berg (R-ND) and J. D. Donaghe (R-ND). The Winner will face U. S. Rep. Earl Pomeroy (D-ND) in November.

10pm ET Poll Closing (Iowa, Montana & Nevada Primaries)

In Iowa we’re looking at the Republican Governor Primary, the Democratic Senate Primary as well as Republican House Primaries in IA-2 and IA-3

In Montana we’re looking at the Democratic House At-Large Primary who will face U. S. Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-MT) in November.

And in Nevada we’re looking at the Republican Primaries for Governor & Senate as well as Republican House Primary in NV-3

11pm ET Poll Closing (California Primary)

We’re looking at CA-SEN (R), CA-GOV (R) and the House Primaries CA-11 (R), CA-36 (D) and CA-42 (R)


Election Results Can be found Here…..

South Carolina

http://www.enr-scvotes.org/SC/16117/27055/en/summary.html

South Dakota

http://electionresults.sd.gov/applications/st25cers3/?AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1

California

http://vote.sos.ca.gov/

Nevada

http://www.silverstate2010.com

Virginia

Hold on…..

We’ll be here for a while

Daniel G….You Host….

…….with a little help from SE and The Dog……

June 8, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Entertainment, Politics, Polls, Projections, Updates, Women | , , , | 82 Comments

SE Predictions…..For June 1st Primaries…..

June 1 Primary Predictions

Here are my predictions for today’s Primaries:

AL-GOV GOP Primary:

Byrne 34%
Moore 31%
James 26%
Bentley 5%
Johnson 3%
Potts 1%
Taylor 1%

AL-GOV GOP Runoff:

Byrne 54%
Moore 46%

AL-GOV DEM Primary:

Davis 55%
Sparks 45%

I see Byrne beating Davis 53-47.

AL-LT GOV GOP Primary:

Ivey 65%
Erwin 28%
Ponder 7%

I see Incumbent Democrat Jim Folsom Jr. beating Ivey 54-46.

AL-AG GOP Primary:

King 64%
Strange 36%

AL-AG DEM Primary:

Perkins 55%
Anderson 36%
Nicrosi 9%

I see this race as a TOSSUP.

AL-State Treasurer GOP Primary:

Wallace Jr. 68%
Boozer 32%

AL-State Treasurer DEM Primary:

Grimsley 73%
Sherer 27%

I see Wallace Jr. beating Grimsley 57-43.

AL-Agriculture Commissioner GOP Primary:

McMillan 58%
Grace 35%
Peterson 8%

I see Democratic challenger Glen Zorn beating McMillan 56-44.

AL-SEN GOP Primary:

Shelby 87%
Moser 13%

AL-SEN DEM Primary:

Barnes 79%
De Moore 21%

I see Shelby beating Barnes 74-26.

AL-02 GOP Primary:

Barber 45%
Roby 38%
Bell 13%
McKinney III 4%

AL-02 GOP Runoff:

Barer 53%
Roby 47%

I see Barber beating Incumbent Democrat Bobby Bright 52-48.

AL-05 GOP Primary:

Brooks 51%
Griffith 42%
Phillip 7%

AL-05 DEM Primary:

Shepard 47%
Raby 44%
Howie 8%
Maker 1%

AL-05 DEM Runoff:

Shepard 51%
Raby 49%

I see Brooks beating Shepard 55-45.

AL-06 GOP Primary:

Bachus 81%
Cooke 19%

AL-07 GOP Primary:

Waller 50%
Salter 41%
Hendrickson 6%
Chamberlain 3%

AL-07 DEM Primary:

Hilliard Jr. 49%
Smoot 40%
Sewell 10%
Bozeman 1%

AL-07 DEM Runoff:

Hilliard Jr. 57%
Smoot 43%

I see Hilliard Jr. defeating Waller 69-31.

MS-01 GOP Primary:

Nunnelee 48%
Ross 39%
McGlowan 13%

MS-01 GOP Runoff:

Nunnelee 58%
Ross 42%

I see Nunnelee beating Incumbent Democrat Travis Childers 50-47.

MS-02 GOP Primary:

Cook 60%
Marcy 31%
Bailey 9%

I see Incumbent Democrat Bennie Thompson beating Cook 66-33.

MS-03 DEM Primary:

Gill 63%
O’Hara 29%
Jackson 8%

I see Incumbent Republican Gregg Harper beating Gill 71-27.

MS-04 GOP Primary:

Palazzo 62%
Tegerdine 38%

I see Palazzo beating Incumbent Democrat Gene Taylor 49-48.

NM-GOV DEM Primary:

Denish 98%
Driggs 2%

NM-GOV GOP Primary:

Martinez 53%
Weh 39%
Domeneci Jr. 7%
Turner 1%

NM-LT GOV DEM Primary:

Campos 41%
Colon 37%
Rael 12%
Pino 7%
Lopez 3%

NM-LT GOV GOP Primary:

Cravens 50%
Sanchez 36%
Moore 11%
Damron 3%

I see Martinez/Cravens beating Denish/Campos 51-49.

NM-State Land Commissioner:

Cornelius 52%
Vassilopoulos 37%
Jackson 7%
Rush 4%

NM-02 GOP Primary:

Pearce 85%
Pirtle 15%

I see Pearce beating Incumbent Democrat Harry Teague 55-45.

NM-03 GOP Primary:

Mullins 59%
Kokesh 41%

I see Incumbent Democrat Ben Ray Lujan beating Mullins 63-37.

Your thoughts.

Posted by SE-779

June 1, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, PoliticalDogs SE posts, Politics, Projections, Updates | , , | 2 Comments

From SE…..Former North Dakota Governor Arthur A. Link Dies at 96……

From The Grand Forks Hearld:

Arthur Link, a former North Dakota governor, congressman and longtime state legislator known for environmental stewardship and staying true to his rural roots, died today surrounded by family, a family spokesman said. He was 96.

Link wasn’t feeling well after dinner Saturday and was taken to St. Alexius Medical Center in Bismarck, where he developed and was being treated for pneumonia, said Bob Valeu, a family spokesman.

“His five sons, along with his wife, Grace, and grandchildren were with him over the weekend,” Valeu said. Funeral arrangements were pending.

Link was born in Alexander in 1914, the son of homesteaders from Czechoslovakia and Germany, and was raised on the family farm. Friends said he never forgot his upbringing during his four-decade political career, which included only two lost races.

The Democrat advocated for allowing oil-producing counties to keep some tax revenues for road repairs and pushed for strong regulations for reclaiming land mined for coal.

Gov. John Hoeven said Link’s environmental stewardship while governor left a lasting legacy on the landscape of North Dakota’s reclaimed lands, and his “deep faith and principled decision-making throughout his long life” earned him widespread respect and affection.

“He was a remarkable man, a courageous leader and a dear friend,” U.S. Sen. Kent Conrad said in a statement. “He knew what he believed, he knew what he stood for, he knew the values that he had been raised with.”

U.S. Rep. Earl Pomeroy added: “He approached issues with a strong conscience and the kind of common sense that you get growing up on the prairie. He was interested in results, not the limelight.”

RIP.

SE-779…..

June 1, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Media, Men, PoliticalDogs SE posts, Politics, Updates | , , | 5 Comments

SE……Corporate ID Theft on the Georgia Sec. of State Website?

Link……..

And Karen Handel knew about this, but did nothing about it. Just shows you how unqualified she was to hold the office of Georgia Secretary of State, much less Governor of Georgia. I’d support Roy Barnes over her cause we’d know what we’re really getting from him than with Handel. Oxendine has proven himself capable of successfully running a campaign for Governor AND efficiently running the state Insurance Department, while Handel can’t even efficiently run the Secretary of State’s office OR a campaign for Governor.

Your thoughts.

SE-779

May 20, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Computers, Crime, Government, Law, Media, Men, PoliticalDogs SE posts, Politics, Updates, Women | , , , | 1 Comment

SE…..GA-09th Special Election……

Today’s the day when voters go to the polls to elect a new Congressman from my district, GA-09.

The candidates running are:

Cardiologist Chris Cates (R)
Former State Rep. Tom Graves (R)
Former State Sen. Lee Hawkins (R)
Retired Neurosurgeon Bert Loftman (R)
Former State Sen. Bill Stephens (R)
State Rep. Bobby Reese (R)
Chickamauga City Councilman Steve Tarvin (R)
Hall County Democratic Party Chairman Mike Freeman (D)
Marketing Exective Eugene Moon (Independent)

I see the election going to a runoff with the results looking like this:

Graves-37%
Hawkins-36%
Stephens-15%
Reese-5%
Tarvin-3%
Loftman-2%
Moon-1%
Cates-1%
Freeman-0%

And the Runoff looking like this:


[ Graves and Hawkins ]
Graves-57%
Hawkins-43%

SE-779

More……..

May 11, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Government, Media, Men, PoliticalDogs SE posts, Politics, Projections, Updates | , , , | 3 Comments

SE…Mother’s Day Quotes…….

Short Quotes For Mother’s Day:

“Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.” – Oprah Winfrey

“A man’s work is from sun to sun, but a mother’s work is never done.” – Unknown

“A man loves his sweetheart the most; his wife the best, but his mother the longest.” – Irish Proverb

“God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers.” – Jewish Proverb

“Are we not like two volumes of one book?” – Marceline Desbordes-Valmore

“Children are a great comfort in your old age, and they help you reach it faster, too.” -Lionel Kauffman.

“Sing out loud in the car even, or especially, if it embarrasses your children.” – Marilyn Penland.

“Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.” – Charles R. Swindoll.

“There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it.” – Chinese Proverb

“Never raise your hand to your kids. It leaves your groin unprotected.” – Red Buttons

“Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children.” – William Makepeace Thackeray

“Insanity is hereditary; you get it from your children.” – Sam Levenson

“The one thing children wear out faster than shoes are parents.” – John J. Plomp

“Setting a good example for your children takes all the fun out of middle age.” – William Feather

“I don’t care how poor a man is; if he has family, he’s rich.” – Dan Wilcox and Thad Mumford

“Where we love is home – home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

“A Freudian slip is when you say one thing but mean your mother.” – Unknown

“Sweater, n.: garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly.” – Ambrose Bierce

“All mothers are working mothers.” – Unknown

“I regard no man as poor who has a godly mother.” – Abraham Lincoln

“The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.” – Honore de Balzac quotes

“The mother’s heart is the child’s schoolroom.” – Henry Ward Beecher

“A mother is a mother still, The holiest thing alive” – Samuel Taylor Coleridge

“For the hand that rocks the cradle – Is the hand that rules the world” – William Ross Wallace

“An ounce of mother is worth a ton of priest” – Spanish Proverb quotes

“No gift to your mother can ever equal her gift to you – life” – Unknown

“All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother” – Abraham Lincoln quotes

“Other things may change us, but we start and end with family” – Anthony Brandt

“God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.” – Rudyard Kipling

Thank You SE!

May 8, 2010 Posted by | Family, Other Things, Updates, Women | , , | Leave a comment

SE…Mother's Day Quotes…….

Short Quotes For Mother’s Day:

“Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.” – Oprah Winfrey

“A man’s work is from sun to sun, but a mother’s work is never done.” – Unknown

“A man loves his sweetheart the most; his wife the best, but his mother the longest.” – Irish Proverb

“God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers.” – Jewish Proverb

“Are we not like two volumes of one book?” – Marceline Desbordes-Valmore

“Children are a great comfort in your old age, and they help you reach it faster, too.” -Lionel Kauffman.

“Sing out loud in the car even, or especially, if it embarrasses your children.” – Marilyn Penland.

“Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.” – Charles R. Swindoll.

“There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it.” – Chinese Proverb

“Never raise your hand to your kids. It leaves your groin unprotected.” – Red Buttons

“Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children.” – William Makepeace Thackeray

“Insanity is hereditary; you get it from your children.” – Sam Levenson

“The one thing children wear out faster than shoes are parents.” – John J. Plomp

“Setting a good example for your children takes all the fun out of middle age.” – William Feather

“I don’t care how poor a man is; if he has family, he’s rich.” – Dan Wilcox and Thad Mumford

“Where we love is home – home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

“A Freudian slip is when you say one thing but mean your mother.” – Unknown

“Sweater, n.: garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly.” – Ambrose Bierce

“All mothers are working mothers.” – Unknown

“I regard no man as poor who has a godly mother.” – Abraham Lincoln

“The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.” – Honore de Balzac quotes

“The mother’s heart is the child’s schoolroom.” – Henry Ward Beecher

“A mother is a mother still, The holiest thing alive” – Samuel Taylor Coleridge

“For the hand that rocks the cradle – Is the hand that rules the world” – William Ross Wallace

“An ounce of mother is worth a ton of priest” – Spanish Proverb quotes

“No gift to your mother can ever equal her gift to you – life” – Unknown

“All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother” – Abraham Lincoln quotes

“Other things may change us, but we start and end with family” – Anthony Brandt

“God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.” – Rudyard Kipling

Thank You SE!

May 8, 2010 Posted by | Family, Other Things, Updates, Women | , , | Leave a comment

SE's May 4th Senate Predictions…..

Tonight, there’s going to be Senate Primaries in NC, OH, and IN. Here’s my predictions for the races:

IN-SEN: Incumbent Democratic US Senator Evan Bayh is retiring. Congressman Brad Ellsworth is unopposed for the Democratic nomination. Bank Branch Manager Don Bates Jr., Plumbing Contractor Richard Behney, former US Senator Dan Coats, former Congressman John Hostettler, and State Senator Marlin Stutzman are in the hunt for the GOP nomination. I see Hostettler winning 39-36-23-1-1 over Coats, Stutzman, Behney, and Bates Jr.

NC-SEN: Incumbent Republican Senator Richard Burr is running for re-election. Senator Burr, Asheboro City Councilman Eddie Burks, Electronics Store Owner Brad Jones, and former State Representative Larry Linney are in the hunt for the GOP nomination. Former State Senator Cal Cunningham, Accountant Susan Harris, Attorneys Kenneth Lewis and Marcus Williams, Secretary of State Elaine Marshall, and Minister W. Ann Worthy are in the hunt for the Democratic nomination. I see Burr dominating Linney, Burks, and Jones 90-7-2-1. I see Marshall avoiding a runoff over Cunningham, Lewis, Williams, Harris, and Worthy 50-34-11-4 with Harris and Worthy polling at or below 1%.

OH-SEN: Incumbent Republican Senator George Voinovich is retiring. Former Bush OMB Director Rob Portman is unopposed for the GOP nomination. Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner and Lieutenant Governor Lee Fisher are in the hunt for the Democratic nomination. I see Fisher crushing Brunner 67-33.

SE-779….Send him your comments……

( The Dog wishes to apologise to SE who did this post at 9:39 AM..….)

May 4, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Other Things, PoliticalDogs SE posts, Politics, Polls, Projections, Updates | , | 1 Comment

SE’s May 4th Senate Predictions…..

Tonight, there’s going to be Senate Primaries in NC, OH, and IN. Here’s my predictions for the races:

IN-SEN: Incumbent Democratic US Senator Evan Bayh is retiring. Congressman Brad Ellsworth is unopposed for the Democratic nomination. Bank Branch Manager Don Bates Jr., Plumbing Contractor Richard Behney, former US Senator Dan Coats, former Congressman John Hostettler, and State Senator Marlin Stutzman are in the hunt for the GOP nomination. I see Hostettler winning 39-36-23-1-1 over Coats, Stutzman, Behney, and Bates Jr.

NC-SEN: Incumbent Republican Senator Richard Burr is running for re-election. Senator Burr, Asheboro City Councilman Eddie Burks, Electronics Store Owner Brad Jones, and former State Representative Larry Linney are in the hunt for the GOP nomination. Former State Senator Cal Cunningham, Accountant Susan Harris, Attorneys Kenneth Lewis and Marcus Williams, Secretary of State Elaine Marshall, and Minister W. Ann Worthy are in the hunt for the Democratic nomination. I see Burr dominating Linney, Burks, and Jones 90-7-2-1. I see Marshall avoiding a runoff over Cunningham, Lewis, Williams, Harris, and Worthy 50-34-11-4 with Harris and Worthy polling at or below 1%.

OH-SEN: Incumbent Republican Senator George Voinovich is retiring. Former Bush OMB Director Rob Portman is unopposed for the GOP nomination. Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner and Lieutenant Governor Lee Fisher are in the hunt for the Democratic nomination. I see Fisher crushing Brunner 67-33.

SE-779….Send him your comments……

( The Dog wishes to apologise to SE who did this post at 9:39 AM..….)

May 4, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Other Things, PoliticalDogs SE posts, Politics, Polls, Projections, Updates | , | 1 Comment