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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Here are some interesting stories on the midterm campaigns that you may have missed on Wednesday, October 22:

• One week after pulling its TV ad spending on Kentucky’s Senate race, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is jumping back in. According to a Politico report, the group has been encouraged by recent polls showing Grimes attracting undecided voters, and has reserved $650,000 in airtime on her behalf. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell still holds a 4.4 percent lead in Real Clear Politics‘ poll average.

• On Wednesday the Grimes campaign released a vicious TV ad of its own, ripping McConnell as a liar who will “say anything” to get re-elected.

• But when it comes to brutal attack ads, it’s hard to beat this devastating 30-second spot from Michigan Democrat Bobby McKenzie. The ad accuses Republican candidate David Trott of being a “foreclosure king,” and depicts a crying elderly woman being forcibly removed from her home. Trott is widely perceived as the favorite in Michigan’s 11th district, which is presently represented by reindeer rancher/Santa impersonator/truther Kerry Bentivolio.

• Another poll has found Democrat Michelle Nunn leading Republican David Perdue in Georgia’s Senate race. The WXIA-TV poll, conducted by Survey USA, finds Nunn ahead 46 to 44 percent, with 7 percent undecided. Perdue still leads the race by less than 1 percent in the poll average, but this is the third consecutive poll to show the race essentially deadlocked. It appears increasingly likely that neither candidate will crack 50 percent on Election Day, forcing a January 6 runoff.

• And a new Rasmussen poll finds Democrat Mary Burke leading Republican incumbent Scott Walker in Wisconsin’s gubernatorial race, 49 to 48 percent. Burke now holds a razor-thin 0.6 percent lead in the poll average, and Walker reportedly feels more worried than ever that he could lose in his third election in four years.

Screenshot: Alison for Kentucky/YouTube

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  • FT66

    Am starting to be optimistic, Grimes will pull it out, Kay Haggan will do the same and in Iowa Bruce Braley is making the polls into reality. He is now 20 points ahead in early voting. Dems please continue to do your things. Go and vote. Let the other side know we are too far advanced in using New Tech.

  • Allan Richardson

    Vote Democratic. The job you save, the health you save, the retirement you save, the democracy you save, and the planet you save may be your own, or that of someone you love.

  • Angel Perea

    THE INCONVENIENT TRUTH: So why is this President accomplishing less? Hum.. It’s all the Presidents’ fault? Or just maybe, Out of Touch GOP? Speaker Boehner’s comments is an “admission that the core issue is: “Dysfunctional House Republicans don’t want to solve the basic policy problem we face, which will require accepting uncomfortable trade-offs, preferring doing nothing — allowing the status quo to fester — is politically easier.” Meanwhile, McConnell and his Senate minority republicans
    have staged 420+ filibusters since he became Minority Leader in 2007. This established historical record of filibusters to blocked a significant number of the President’s job creation legislation and appointments as never before despite elections results by the majority of Americans. It
    is now clear that for the majority of us ordinary Americans see that those
    republican “do nothing” over the last several years have rapidly seal its fate
    as a minority party. So how is Republican orthodoxy and these Grand non-Achievements working out for your pocketbook issues? And finally, has everyone forgotten the republican created govt. shut down that wasted $27 billion in our taxpayer funds? Does anyone really think that most intelligent thinking Americans are that stupid to reward irresponsible behavior? It is the responsibility of our National Press to accurately identity each of these anti- American extremist hypocrites! There was a time when senator’s reason together to the general good of American people! FACT CHECK –find out the inconvenient recorded truth:

  • Captain Hadley

    Like today’s liberalism, the “big idea” of Marxism is the notion that a small cabal of intellectuals is somehow magically entitled to consciously direct the future of mankind.