Monday, October 25, 2010

Fall Elections 2010 - #2321 - Election Day Could Bring Historic Split: Dems Lose House, Keep Senate - Washington Post







CAMPAIGN 2010: THE RACES





The question around Washington today is not whether Nov. 2 will be a difficult day for the Democrats who control Congress, but rather how bad it will be. Increasingly, it looks like the answer depends on which chamber of Congress you're following. The nonpartisan Cook Political Report now estimates that more than 90 Democratic House seats are potentially in play; on the Republican side of the aisle, it estimates that only nine appear in jeopardy. As a result, most leading forecasters say it is more likely that Republicans will win the 39 House seats they need to take control. On the Senate side, however, the battle has narrowed to a handful of true nail-biters in Nevada, Pennsylvania, Illinois and Colorado - all of which are likely to stay close to the end. Read more......  Click on map for individual results.  


Real Clear Politics - Elections 2010 - House Polls - Links to Senate, Governor Races

Monday, October 25
Race/Topic   (Click to Sort)PollResultsSpread
Massachusetts 4th District - Bielat vs. FrankBoston Globe/UNHFrank 46, Bielat 33Frank +13
Massachusetts 10th District - Perry vs. KeatingBoston Globe/UNHKeating 37, Perry 33Keating +4
Hawaii 1st District - Djou vs. HanabusaHonolulu Star-AdvertiserDjou 48, Hanabusa 45Djou +3
Michigan 1st District - Benishek vs. McDowellEPIC-MRABenishek 42, McDowell 40
To see the rest of the House races, Senate and Governor, read more.......

Pretending Union Money Doesn't Exist - Redstate - Desperate Democrats have been hyperventilating for the past month over money being spent by corporate and other groups, notably the Chamber of Commerce and Americans for Prosperity, to run campaign commercials. To conservatives, running commercials to attempt to persuade voters in advance of an election is known as “free speech,” and turnabout is fair play after corporate money went heavily for Obama in 2008, but let’s play along here; how much of an advantage does the GOP have here?

Well, according to Greg Sargent, the Washington Post’s in-house left-wing activist, it’s huge: “The total on the right: $74,733,356. On the left: $9,868,057. And the groups on the left, unlike on the right, consist of well-known names like the Sierra Club and Defenders of Wildlife.” This is the standard spin from the Democrats, and Sargent is nothing if not a reliable source for whatever the standard spin from the Democrats happens to be on a particular day. But conspicuously absent from Sargent’s list are the largest unions, led by unions of public employees whose taxpayer-funded salaries are funneled into compulsory union dues and then passed on to the people who set those taxpayer-funded salaries. The lead article on the front page of this morning’s Wall Street Journal tells the story - check out the Journal’s telling graphic:  Read more.........
Articles contributed by Steve Peters.

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