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Evening Political Roundup For April 6, 2012

by: SCRep

Fri Apr 06, 2012 at 17:00:00 PM EDT

Maine: A survey from the Maine People's Resource Center tested the US Senate race as well as both House districts. Independent former Gov. Angus King is way ahead in a three way race for Senate, while Democrat incumbents lead in both House contests.

Massachusetts: Sen. Scott Brown raised $3.4 million in the first three months of 2012 and has stockpiled $15 million to use in his race with Democrat Elizabeth Warren. Warren released partial numbers on Wednesday, announcing she had raised $2.5 million in Massachusetts during the quarter.

MN-2: A third DFLer has entered the race against Republican Rep. John Kline. Dakota County Commissioner and former South St. Paul Mayor Kathleen Gaylord on Thursday filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission. Gaylord joins former Eagan State Rep. Mike Obermueller and Northfield City Councilor Patrick Ganey as candidates seeking the DFL endorsement to run against Kline.

New York: April 2012 party registration figures for New York's new congressional districts.

PA-12: Rep. Jason Altmire raised slightly more than Mark Critz in the pre-primary reporting period. Altmire brought in $330,000 from Jan. 1 through April 4, while Critz raised $285,000. Altmire has reported raising $1.5 million so far this cycle, and Critz's most recent haul brings his campaign fundraising total to just more than $1.1 million.

Tennessee: The Filing deadline was yesterday in Tennessee. Federal and state candidates at the link.

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OR-Labor Comm; OR-SoS
An interesting piece from former Labor Comm. Jack Roberts on the election date saga.

I wonder if this could come back to bite Kate Brown in November. Buehler should really try and use this.  

R - MD-7

The GOP has a chance
to add 4 seats in the state senate this fall.

Not alot of expierenced candidates running for on our side.  So who knows?  or Maybe we have one state rep?

Which State? (nt)

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north dakota convention fall out: less than meets the eye
Quoting the last two paragraphs of this article

"The AP reported the delegates said they plan to meet ahead of the national convention to decide how they will vote with the idea of divvying up votes to reflect the results of the caucuses.

One delegate, Shane Goettle, a Romney supporter, said he would honor the results of the March 6 caucuses, even if that means voting for Santorum at the national convention."

43 Male Republican, Maryland Heights, MO Pattonville School District, Maryland Heights Fire District (MO-2). Previously lived in both Memphis and Nashville.

I think Santorum
will be done by then and will likely let his delegates go.

Of course if we had really had a deadlocked convention these faux delegates would be crucial.  Most states like TN only bind delegates for two ballots.  The rules vary from state to state.

In addition if Romney was a few votes from getting the nomination making a motion to restore AZ, FL,Iowa,  SC, AZ and NH to full delegate status would be a help to Romney.  These faux Santorum delegates would clearly vote to help Romney.  

Of course as I mentioned I suspect Santorum will be done either before or after PA & NE primaries.  

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War on Women

I don't know who Brent Budowsky, but he makes the arguemnt that all Republican ideas are a war on women. The implication is that all women benefit from liberal policies and are hurt by conservative policies.

Then President Obama says something like this:

There's been a lot of talk about women and women's issues lately, as there should be, but I think the conversation has been oversimplified. Women are not some monolithic voting bloc, women are not an interest group, you shouldn't be treated that way. Women are over half of this country and this workforce.

That completely undercuts the argument Debbie Wasserman Schultz and the Democrats have been making for months. Their argument is that there are women's issues and the Democrats are on the right side on them. Thus, women should be a monolithic voting bloc and are an interest group that has narrow interests. Government funded birth control has to be a right for all women.

If women are really a diverse group with varying views and different interests on both sides of the arguments then how can Republicans be doing a war on women? If some women disagree, then they could argue that Democratic policies are a war on women.

I think President Obama is going to have to walk back from this statement or he destroys a Democratic talking point.

R, CA-37; hometown: PA-2

I'll give credit where credit is due
This was a remarkably responsible thing for Obama to say, particularly while his party is apparently pressing it as an electoral advantage.  There have been times when the president's actions have been nakedly partisan to the determent of the entire country, but this is not one.  Bravo.

24, Conservatarian Republican CA-12
Liberals dream things that never were and ask why not.  Conservatives shout back "Because it won't work"

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Unprecedented Vernon Election

-74 Registered Voters, 40,000 employed by businesses in the city
-First open, competitive council election since Nixon's Presidency.
-Tactics ranging from typical canvassing by the CoC to P.I. spying to see how many live in a residence
-Issues include voter fraud and disincorporation

Quite a show for a 2008 McCain city with 112 people

21-Cubano, R, CA-38
Community College Trustee, AD57 GOP Central Committee Vice-Chair, College Republican Club President

I think that bunch of exutives should build mansions there.
We'll make an even redder, richer island in a sea of blue.

22, Male, Conservative Republican, TN-08 (home), VA-01 (college)

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Vernon was where people could go have a drink
Back when Los Angeles was officially "dry".
Vernon actually had a PCL-level baseball team because of that.

Age 44. Location: GA-04 & GA-05.

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