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The Palin Bump!!!!

There has been a large bump!!!!

Today

Alaska went from weak to strong Republican
While Indiana went from Weak Republican to Barely Republican and South Dakota went from barely Republican to barely democrat giving Obama a total of 301 putting him past the 300 mark for the first time in months…

The day after the Palin speech, MN and IA went from weak to strong Dem and Ohio went over to the Democrats side too.

McCain now holds a margin of 5% or less in ND, MT, FL, IN, NC, with a tie in VA and…your not going to believe this… a 8% lead in his home state of Arizona!

His Home state is now classified as “Weak Republican”!!

http://www.electoral-vote.com/index.html

But Dont rest on your laurels fellow dems… We need boots on the ground, and we need donations. Lets keep this going and send McBush home!

 

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Hey Big Spender!

There has been a long held myth by the Republican Party that they are more conservative than there Democratic counterparts. They depend on this myth to get them elected in times of economic strife and they depend, as they do on many other issues, on the ignorance and the fear they try to offer to the great people of America in place of real solutions.

 Case in point…Earmarks.

Despite what the Republicans would like to tell you, earmarks, a true mark of the “out of control liberal spending” that Far right wingers try to make us fear, is nearly monopolozed by the Republican Party.

Here is a list of the Republicans in the Senate that have more earmarks than Democratic Nominee Senator Obama. Keep in mind that since the Republicans no longer have the majority, there earmarks are substantially lower than 2006.

1. Senator Chocran, Miss. 837 Million

2. Senator Spector, Penn. 218 Million

3. Senator Shelby, Alabama 427 Million

4. Senator Stevens, Alaska 456 Million

5. Senator Bond, Missouri  454 Million

6. Senator Dominici, New Mexico 246 Million

7. Senator Grassley, Iowa 323 Million

8. Senator Hutchinson, Texas 254 Million

9. Senator Warner, Virginia 252 Million

10. Senator Vitter, Louisanna, 233 Million

11. Senator Smith, Oregon, 151 Million

12. Senator Chambliss, Georgia 167 Million

13. Senator Dole, North Carolina 147 Million

14. Senator Voinovich, Ohio 162 Million

15. Senator Lugar, Indiana, 130 Million

16. Senator Inhofe, Oklahoma 146 Million

17. Senator Bennett, Utah 137 Million

18. Senator Coleman, Minnesota, 172 Million

19. Senator Craig, Idaho 137 Million

20. Senator Isakson, Georgia 160 Million

21. Senator Burr, North Carolina, 116 Million

22. Senator Martinez, Florida 128 Million

23. Senator Coryn, Texas 154 Million

24. Senator McConnel, Kentucky 185 Million

25. Senator Collins, Maine 131 Million

26. Senator Crapo, Idaho, 121 Million

27. Senator Snowe, Maine, 120 Million

28. Senator Allard, Colorado, 100 Million

29. Senator Hatch, Utah, 131 Million

30. Senator Sessions, Alabama, 213 Million

31. Senator Thune, South Dakota, 168 Million

32. Senator Alexander, Tenn. , 124 Million

33. Senator Grahm, South Carolina, 103 Million

34. Senator Ensign, Nevada, 103 Million

Along with three Congressional Republicans that are spending above Senator Obama's 98 Million in earmarks.

Sorry about the long post DMDem, but this needed to be said…

PS.. Tom Latham Ranks 15th in all of congress in Earmarks and Steve King is spending more than “Liberal” Democratic Congressman Bobby Rush of Illinois.

 

 

 

Source: http://www.governmentguide.com/congressorg/power_rankings/power_cats.tt?cat=E&submit.x=3&submit.y=9

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HD-10 Race to be very close

House District 10 is shaping up to be one of the most competitive races of this cycle in the state house.

Democrat Susan Radke will once again be facing Republican Dave Deyoe, two years after she lost by a mere 680 votes in a largely Republican district.

If you would like to know more about Susan Radke, please visit her website at

 http://www.voteradke.com/

Or leave me a comment or question and I will do my best to retrieve an answer!

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Advice For William Meyers

This is second to none, not meaning to “sock puppet” but I couldnt find my password. I want everyone to know I will be posting under Baldy08, from now on. So feel free to respond to me as such.

I worked with William Meyers in the primaries. He is a great guy and a great candidate. We had a wonderful grassroots effort and ending up getting more votes per dollar spent than any candidate. The movement we started was palpible across party and the district. We turned out Independants, Regan Democrats and many Republicans. Everything was going great, we ended up losing the primary, but we finished a lot better than a lot of people thought.

This all changed when all the sudden I heard William was running as an independant. No announcement rally, no celebration party, no brain trust, no thank you, not even an email. I found out from a blogger on this site.

 After nearly 6 months of volunteering 20-35 hours a week making the William Meyers campaign the best grassroots and net roots of all the candidates, the decision to go Independant, as claimed in the post I mentioned before, was William's alone.

Starting out in the world of politics, supporting an outside candidate, and really feeling the movement come to a screeching halt because THE ONLY PERSON WHO BELIEVES THE MOVEMENT IS NOT BIGGER THAN ONE PERSON, IS THE ONE PERSON RUNNING, is a very sobering experience that can shake someone to there very core and turn them off of politics forever.

So here is my advice to William…

If you are going to run, actually run! Get out on the parade circuit, put up a website, meet with legislatures, attend county party meetings for both Dems and Republicans, Put out a press release, DO SOMETHING TO PROVE TO PEOPLE WHO SUPPORTED YOU IN THE PRIMARY YOU ACTUALLY CARE AND ARENT JUST WAITING FOR A JOB OFFER!!!

I think that his views on immigration and the smoking ban definitely resinate with voters. Voters he could have reached better as a member of the Iowa House or Iowa Senate. Ironically the office he is seeking, that of congressman, will not allow him to act on the smoking ban (at all) and illegal immigration as much as he would as a member of the State House.

 

 

 

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