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Senate to the Dems

On November 8, 2006 By

With Tester officially winning MT, the entire Senate hangs on the result of ‘Macaca’ Allen v. Webb in VA.

And while Webb is in front by the slimmest of margins, he is in front. I’m confident that he’ll end up victorious, which delivers a 1 seat (51-49) edge to the Democrats in the Senate.

Maybe now we can set about the process of getting the ship pointed in the right direction.

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Morning aftermath

On November 8, 2006 By

I’m still sorting thru the mess this morning, but here is what we know:

It looks like OH18 will be the [i]only[/i] House seat to flip in Ohio, despite the nearly 30 seat landslide nationwide. Chabot won reelection in OH01, Mean Jean looks pretty likely to hold on in OH02, and it looks like Pryce did just enough to hold on to OH15.

The majority in the Senate rests on two races – MT (where Tester is leading the GOP incumbent by a slim margin), and VA (where Webb is leading Allen by an even slimmer margin). If both of […]

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OH-Sen exit polling

On November 7, 2006 By

Remarkable. Brown is crushing DeWine in every demographic save rich white Christians who think Bush is the best thing since sliced bread.

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Brown & Fox at Drinko Hall @ OSU

On October 30, 2006 By

Michael J. Fox and Sherrod Brown are hosting a rally at Drinko Hall on the Ohio State Campus (law building) at 10:30AM today.

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Michael J. Fox to stump for Brown

On October 27, 2006 By

From Openers.

With considerable buildup, courtesy of Rush Limbaugh, actor Michael J. Fox will appear in Columbus on Monday with Sherrod Brown. Fox, who has Parkinson’s disease, supports using federal dollars to expand stem cell research. So does Brown, the Ohio Democrat running for U.S. Senate.

Incumbent Republican Sen. Mike DeWine stands with President Bush in opposing the expansion of embryonic stem cell research. Their opposition goes to their belief that the destruction of human embryos, even in research, is akin to the destruction of life. Parallels with the abortion wars are abundant.

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I don’t think there is a single thing that comes out of the Ohio GOP office that is in the least bit true.

It is not surprising that Sherrod Brown is enlisting the help of a Hollywood liberal, who like him, is so far out of the mainstream of Ohio values. What is troubling is that Brown would solicit support from someone [Franken] who compared conservatives to Nazis ?who should drink poison and die.?

Problem is, he never said it. Oh, and the photo they attached to the release is photoshopped – heavily.

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I can’t say I’m surprised, but polling shows Arab-Americans strongly support Democratic candidates.

?There?s clearly a trend in the Democratic direction and that shows up not only in head to head races, but also in the issues,? said James Zogby. John Zogby pointed out that this constitutes a significant shift, adding, ?From 1996 to 2006, there?s been a party realignment by 12 points among Arab American voters.?

And the numbers? Here’s just a small sample:

If the election for Governor/Senate were held today,
whom would you vote for?


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Collation of election projections

On October 23, 2006 By

Unfutz has done some excellent work, pulling together in one place a summary of the predictions for the upcoming election. General consensus: Democrats win the House, the Senate hovering right around a split.

I’ve provided here the most recent predictions as of the time I wrote this post, but you can visit Unfutz to get the most up-to-date version regularly (it’s updated frequently).

HT: Swing State Project.

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On October 21, 2006 By

This RNC ad attacking Harold Ford in Tennessee has left me bereft of words. I can literally say that the first time I saw it I had a look of complete shock on my face.

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Well, Sherrod Brown’s campaign didn’t waste any time getting a response put together. It’s a good response as well.

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DeWine steps in it – big time

On October 18, 2006 By

Apparently, I missed some good stuff while I was off at the Franklin Co. BoE voting this afternoon.

Expect fireworks this afternoon as Sherrod Brown’s campaign for U.S. Senate blasts the Republican National Committee and Sen. Mike DeWine’s reelection committee and demands that they immediately take down commercials with demonstrably false claims.

This goes to the new claim that Brown failed to pay $1,700 in unemployment taxes for 13 years. Brown thought something was wrong about that claim, checked it out through staff and learned today that he had in fact paid the debt in 1994. The state of […]

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