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The 2010 Midterm Election Season is officially off and running with the passing of Labor Day.

The children are back in school, vacations are over and hopefully, but not likely, the silly season

is over and the serious questions facing this nation will be discussed.

The Planet is fortunate to have members from many states with interests in their federal,

state and  local races.  Do you have an article, a personal story, good news or bad news about any

in your state are welcome.  Make this The Planets election news headquarters.  tell us how your

Senate and Representative races are going in your state.  This year , after the census, the state

legislature and governorships will be important for reapportionment.

This would be a good time for us to use the resources we have here on The PlanetPov

http://planetpov.com/category/take-action/polls-data-and-research/

http://planetpov.com/category/take-action/troll-busters/

And these  thanks to PatsyT

http://www.newseum.org/todaysfrontpages/flash/

http://factcheck.org/

This is a really good one for “Maping relationships among people and organizations” from BDM

http://www.muckety.com/

MORE :

http://votesmart.org/index.htm

http://www.ontheissues.org/Senate/Joe_Miller.htm

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Khirad
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kesmarn
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Report from the front lines in Ohio today:

The candidates for the Senate position to replace retiring George Voinovich are debating in town tonight at a local high school

Word went out that there would be competing rallies outside the school beginning about 45 minutes before the debate. Lee Fisher’s (Dems) people were outnumbered about 2:1 by Rob Portman’s (Rep/T-Bag) crew. They ALL had matching blue T-shirts with PORTMAN on the front. We were a bit of a rag-tag bunch, and, unfortunately (IMHO) the MoveOn people opted to dress in suits and hold signs that read: “Corporate Executives for Portman” on them. “FOLKS!!” I want to say to them: Do you know how many people are too DUMB to get irony!? Don’t be cute or subtle! These people think you are supporting Portman!”

After the demo I went in to the school building where I was met at the door by screeners. After they determined that I was “only a citizen,” they told me I was not allowed to enter. The debate was closed to the public. Why? The T-Bags were so out-of-control at Marcy Kaptur’s debate with Rich Iott for the House seat a week or so ago, that both these candidates agreed that the only practical course was to bar the public entirely.

Isn’t that pathetic? These junior-high-mentality disrupters have succeeded in completely eliminating the experience of watching candidate debates in person from the election process.

So I’m at home, watching the debate on TV. (And Fisher’s doing a helluva job, I have to say.)

Khirad
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That’s so sad.

Khirad
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Scott McAdams has my blessings to do this. It’s just smart local politics.

PatsyT
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This ‘find the backers’ quest reminds me of someone investigating organized crime.
Who is funding this ad?
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/03/weekinreview/03mcintire.html?pagewanted=1&_r=2&hp