SSP Daily Digest: 8/5 (Morning Edition)

  • TN-Gov: Today, we are all Basil Marceaux Dot Com.
  • AK-AL: After three years of anticipation and $1.2 million in legal defense fees, GOP Rep. Don Young’s office is now claiming that the Department of Justice will not prosecute the crusty incumbent for his involvement in a wide-spanning Alaskan bribery scandal.
  • AR-01: Three aides to scuzzbucket former state Sen. Tim Wooldridge, who narrowly lost the Democratic primary to Chad Causey, have decided to endorse Republican Rick Crawford. Wooldridge is still staying mum on who, or when, he’ll endorse, but this doesn’t seem like a good sign for Democratic unity.
  • AZ-08: National Research for the Conservatives for Congress Committee (7/26-27, likely voters):

    Jesse Kelly (R): 36

    Jonathan Paton (R): 17

    Brian Miller (R): 5

    Undecided: 32

    (MoE: ±5.7%)

    CFC’s dog in the race against Democrat Gabby Giffords is clearly the tea-stained Kelly, as opposed to the NRCC-hyped state Sen. Jonathan Paton. Who knows if this poll is credible, but let’s hope that it is!

  • NY-01: Hah, this is a pretty good catch by the George Demos campaign. They’re hitting Randy Altschuler for sending out campaign emails cribbed from the notepad of NY-23 loser Doug Hoffman. Sure, it’s not at the same level as Scott McInnis, but the more cat fud consumed in this race, the merrier for all.
  • NY-29: A hearing officer of the New York Board of Elections has invalidated enough signatures to knock Some Dude Janice Volk off the GOP primary ballot for the vacant seat left behind by Eric Massa. The NYBoE will issue its ruling on the matter today, but it doesn’t look like the beleaguered Volk campaign has the resources — or spirit — to appeal the decision in court. Volk’s exit will ensure a fight between Republican Tom Reed and Democrat Matthew Zeller this fall.
  • PA-06: Jim Gerlach is attacking his Democratic challenger, physician and Iraq War veteran Manan Trivedi, for not having lived in the 6th District in recent years. But of course, Trivedi was otherwise occupied with a little thing called military service during that time. Douche chill!
  • WY-AL: Mason-Dixon for the Casper Star-Tribune (7/26-28, likely voters):

    David Wendt (D): 29

    Cynthia Lummis (R-inc): 59

    Undecided: 12

    (MoE: ±4%)

  • RNC: The Republican National Committee has taken out a $10 million line of credit in preparation for funneling major resources to the party’s efforts at winning Dem-held House and Senate seats this fall. There’s no word, yet, if Democratic committees plan to follow suit — you may recall that in the last cycle, both the DCCC and the DSCC took out substantial loans to help take advantage of the national climate.

  • 76 thoughts on “SSP Daily Digest: 8/5 (Morning Edition)”

    1. From the Plum Line:

      And these programs that you mentioned — that Obama has going with Reid and Pelosi pushing them forward — are all entitlement programs built to make government our God. And that’s really what’s happening in this country is a violation of the First Commandment. We have become a country entrenched in idolatry, and that idolatry is the dependency upon our government. We’re supposed to depend upon God for our protection and our provision and for our daily bread, not for our government.

      ( http://voices.washingtonpost.c… )

      Read the original story here:

      Her campaign’s “pushback” to this news:

      Only the supreme arrogance of Senator Harry Reid would believe that he has a divine right to rule over mere mortals by ramming through Obamacare, billions in reckless spending, and yes, buying cocaine for monkeys. The fact is, Senator Reid has acted like he’s all-powerful and accountable to no one. Citizens are frustrated because, like Sharron, they understand Washington has become a giant, unseen, omnipotent force whose presence is felt in all our lives whether we like it or not.

      Greg Sargent’s astute response to this “pushback”:

      Unless I’m missing something, that sounds a bit like a reiteration of her position, right?

    2. This probably means nothing, but the blog is indicating that Democrats are rallying behind Blue Dog Stephanie Herseth-Sandin.


      Margin of error is probably larger then the actual number of voters in the poll, but this was flagged to me, so it has to mean something to someone.

    3. Got any suggestions as to whom I should vote for, for him to throw support to?  The choices are Carnahan, Conlin, Conway, Fisher, Hodes, Marshall, and Melancon.

    4. looks good. Cantwell is much more popular than Murray (+8 vs +1), and she leads two Republican Congressman in a year where Democrats are probably at their low point. I’m pretty sure Democrats will be going up in Washington by 2012.


      Cantwell 47% (D)

      Reichert 41% (R)

      Cantwell 49% (D)

      McMorris Rogers 37% (R)

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