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Friday, September 22, 2006

Bits and pieces

Check out:

* new poll results that show the Senate race is neck-and-neck.

* the nasty little Republican attack ad attempting to portray Democrats as racists?

* updates on the election in CD4

* sneaky, confusing campaign tactics in a state senate race (as reporter by the Sun)

* interview with state Senate candidate Pat Foerster (of the Maryland Teachers Association)

* and apparently Steve Silverman's been doing some of those forbidden meetings again.

It’s a bit late, but when the altercation between folks from Al Wynn’s campaign and Donna Edwards’ volunteer happened, there was some question about someone who was working for both Wynn’s congressional office and campaign. Find out the truth of who works where, and see staff salaries.

It's almost funny to see how now everyone (including Bobby Haircut) agrees with those on the margins who used to be the only ones worried about screwed up elections now that their fears have come true.

From CQ : According to new Rasmussen Reports polls, Rep. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, now leads Republican Sen. Mike DeWine, 47 percent to 41 percent. In Rhode Island, Democratic challenger Sheldon Whitehouse has opened up an even bigger lead, 51 percent to 43 percent, over GOP Sen. Lincoln Chafee. And in Montana, Democrat Jon Tester has surged ahead of Republican Sen. Conrad Burns, 52 percent to 43 percent. In the last survey taken before Chafee’s primary victory on Sept. 12 over a conservative Republican, Whitehouse led by only two points. DeWine led in the Rasmussen surveys through April “but Brown has now held a lead for three polls in a row,” and has moved outside the margin of error. Burns and Tester were tied in the August survey.