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bito On September - 11 - 2010
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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



And these  thanks to PatsyT



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





Written by bito

Was once a handsome frog until kissed by an ugly corporate princess.----- Like a well honed knife, the internet can be a wonderful and useful tool. It can be used to prepare and serve a delicious meal or it can be used to cause harm. peace

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  1. bitohistory says:

    This speech from Madison, Wisconsin didn’t get much coverage. It is a barn-burner.

  2. bitohistory says:

    Ah, Christine, you aren’t a Senator in the Lame Duck session, no matter what the voices you are hearing say to you .


  3. bitohistory says:

    House Democrats: More Races District by District
    Rahall Leads Maynard by 18 in new WV-03 Poll
    Mitchell Leads Schweikert in new AZ-05 Poll
    Yarmuth Leads Lally by 23 in new KY-03 Poll
    Klein Leads West by 5 in new FL-22 Poll
    Murphy leads Fitzpatrick by 3 in new PA-08 Poll

    And more…….

  4. bitohistory says:

    Is this “Photoshopped”?

    Still funny.

  5. bitohistory says:

    Here is a site from the DCCC with all their televisions spots and information on Democratic candidates. Handy site.

  6. bitohistory says:

    New Goddard ad against our “Headless” Jan. 😀

    Haven’t these people heard about video, or do they think it will not harm them?

  7. bitohistory says:

    This is a Tarryl Clark ad on Shelly Bachman, one Rachel claims “Dems committing politics.”

  8. bitohistory says:

    Seems Joe Miller figures he has the election won.

    The Arrogance of Joe Miller
    Seems he is doing more than measureing for the drapes already.

  9. Khirad says:

    Nate Silver: Alaska Polls Suggest Murkowski Has Upside as Write-In

    And, Nate Silver has bumped Murray up to a 76.5% chance of winning and Boxer up to 78.5% -- and of course Wyden is a 100% of winning. Go Pacifica!

    Oh, and Patty Murray was chosen by Rachel for “committing politics” -- here is that ad:

    And, you know what, I miss this kind of ad. It’s a web ad, but it recaptures the spirit of ’08:

  10. bitohistory says:

    Not sure where to put this bit of news. How many dems would be run out of town with all this deception--before the election??
    Exclusive: Joe Miller Failed To File Personal Finance Disclosure As Required By Law, Could Face $50,000 Fine

    ThinkProgress contacted the Senate Ethics Committee and the Senate Office of Public Records yesterday and discovered that Miller has not filed a personal finance disclosure as a candidate for the U.S. Senate, as required by law. According to Title I of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 and Senate Rule 41.1, candidates for U.S. Senate must file a disclosure form within 30 days of raising or spending $5,000. According to the Federal Elections Committee, Miller raised well over $5,000 as early as April of this year. Asked again today by ThinkProgress if Miller has filed his personal finance disclosure, or has contacted the Senate Office of Public Records with any request for an extension to file, a staffer with the Office responded:

  11. bitohistory says:

    The Day After Calling For A Crackdown On Hiring Undocumented Workers, Whitman Admits Employing One

    In an explosive press conference this afternoon, a woman who worked in California Republican gubernatorial nominee Meg Whitman

  12. bitohistory says:

    Arizona Republic endorsement: Gabrielle Giffords for CD8 -- “it’s a no-brainer”

    This from a conservative leaning paper! It quite a good read.
    At the very end they have this:

    Neither Libertarian Steven Stoltz nor Tea-Publican Jesse Kelly “took advantage of the opportunity to join Giffords and discuss their views with The Republic editorial board.”

    This seems the new style for the RW candidate’s, not to do interviews with anyone that won’t throw them softballs.
    If you can’t get on Faux, keep your mouth shut.

  13. Khirad says:

    Well, running against Brewer, Goddard is still hurting in the polls (not long ago and he was a show-in -- I remember those days… {Sigh}

    Still, this is a good effort. Ouch!

    • bitohistory says:

      Gabby’s New ad. I don’t know what the polling is on this race.

      • Khirad says:

        I haven’t seen a poll since early this month showing them tied -- done by a conservative polling firm.

        Nate Silver still has her up, the New York Times has CD8 leaning Democratic, and more importantly she can outspend Kelly like 10 to 1 if need be.


    • bitohistory says:

      Brewer was even losing in her own party’s primary until SB 1070. This state amazes me with their politics.

      • Khirad says:

        Everyone outside the state just look at the graphs here to understand the true utility of that gimmick: SB 1070


        Also, the Tucson Weekly complaining of Glassman not even trying nailed what I suspected. I knew this was a profile raiser for him. No Dem seriously thinks they can win against McCain, especially not a serious challenge. But, considering that, they mentioned there will be at least one new congressional district in Arizona. They suggested it would be down Tucson way and he might want to run for it. I haven’t really heard much where this new district would be, though, though I knew we’re guaranteed at least one if not 2-3. I’m just assuming this, or, he’s moving elsewhere statewide… Apparently, Glassman’s rich family, ironically, gave to McCain’s presidential run. I wonder who they support here…

        I read this in The Range yesterday, and the link probably isn’t important here.

  14. bitohistory says:

    OOPS!! Just remembered this!


    • Khirad says:

      Seriously, she should find herself a cabinet post in the Ahmadinejad gov’t with all that lying and padding of educational credentials!

      (there have been numerous scandals in Iran over forged diplomas and even forgeries from nonexistent universities).

      She did say she loved the Middle East without its smut, after all. And she’d love a country where her gender know their place.

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