The LA Times is running a live Election Returns Map which will be ongoing until the voting is over nationwide.
To keep track of it, Bookmark this page:
It will be a long while before a lot is up there (right now there is only a teeny bit of New Hampshire), but this will be a helpful track keeper.
- How To Watch Tonight’s Election Results Online (readwrite.com)
- Foursquare’s ‘I Voted’ map delivers your real-time election day fix (digitaltrends.com)
- Ways to Engage: Election Night (learning.blogs.nytimes.com)
- Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Bookmark our poll closing times map & key races list for Tuesday (dailykos.com)
“…the challenge that I’ll have in the debate is that the president tends to, how shall I say it, to say things that aren’t true. I’ve looked at prior debates, and in that kind of case, it’s difficult to say, ‘Well, am I going to spend my time correcting things that aren’t quite accurate? Or am I going to spend my time talking about the things I want to talk about?’”
Talk about the words of a liar… is it a good strategy to try and lay onto an opponent your own deficiencies.
What in hell does this man think he is pulling off here?
- Romney on Debates: Obama Will ‘Say Things That Aren’t True’ (abcnews.go.com)
- Polls Show Obama Builds Modest Lead Over Romney (voanews.com)
- Romney Unpopular Abroad (boomantribune.com)
- Romney’s no-win debate situation (dailykos.com)
- Everyone Will Watch the Debates (blogs.wsj.com)
- Univision candidate events with Obama, Romney to take place next week (univisionnews.tumblr.com)
…and it comes from Barack Obama! His just released ad breaks away from all the negative drones from both sides that have been clogging up our televisions.
I say thanks for changing the direction:
I did. here it is:
Victories like this are what happen when we fight together to protect our core Democratic values.
Congresswoman-elect Hochul’s victory in a staunchly-Republican district has shocked the political world and sent an unmistakable sign that the American people will not stand for the Republicans’ reckless and extreme agenda to end Medicare.
This is our third straight special election victory in New York — and it is truly one for the ages. All of the Republicans’ right-wing outside groups with their secret money and dishonest attacks were no match for the combined strength of grassroots Democrats.
Thank you again for fighting to protect and defend Medicare and bringing us one step closer to regaining our Democratic House Majority.
Hopefully, this is the start of taking back the House from the crazies.
- NY-26: Kathy Hochul victory thread (dailykos.com)
- Democrats win upset New York victory (politics.ie)
- What NY-26 Means for 2012 (politicalwire.com)
- Referendum on Medicare? Dem Wins Special Election in GOP-Leaning NY-26 (abcnews.go.com)
- Nancy Pelosi squeezes Paul Ryan on Medicare (thehill.com)
- Pelosi effective foil for GOP? (politico.com)
- New York Special Election: Medicare Will Be Issue Of 2012 (huffingtonpost.com)
- Democrat Kathy Hochul wins upstate NY race – Reuters (news.google.com)
- New York’s Extra Special Election: A GOP Wake-Up Call? (swampland.time.com)
“I will not be a candidate for president next year. This has been a difficult, personal decision, and I am very grateful to my family for their total support of my going forward, had that been what I decided.
“Hundreds of people have encouraged me to run and offered both to give and raise money for a presidential campaign. Many volunteers have organized events in support of my pursuing the race. Some have dedicated virtually full time to setting up preliminary organizations in critical, early states and to helping plan what has been several months of intensive activity.
“I greatly appreciate each and every one of them and all their outstanding efforts. If I have disappointed any of them in this decision, I sincerely regret it.”
- Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour (R)
So who will Haley support for the Republican nomination? Best guess is his good buddy, Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels (R).
- Haley Barbour of Mississippi Bows Out of 2012 Run (mydd.com)
- Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour Skips 2012 GOP Presidential Race (usnews.com)
- Haley Barbour Not Running in 2012 (abcnews.go.com)
- Haley Barbour Declines To Run In 2012 (outsidethebeltway.com)
- Haley Barbour: I’m Not Running (newser.com)
- Breaking: Haley Barbour not running for president; Update: Daniels now 60-70%? (hotair.com)
- Haley Barbour will not seek the presidency (dailykos.com)
- Barbour opts OUT! (smacktalkradio.wordpress.com)
Rex Babin in The Sacramento Bee:
We’re getting closer to campaign season. The recent primaries brought us interesting results… now let’s see if the incumbents really suffer.
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Joel Pett in USA Today:
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Nick Anderson in the Houston Chronicle:
BP and the oil spill makes us think. How will this effect campaigns (or can money really buy anything?)
This from MSNBC:
So we now have Republican governors in Virginia and New Jersey (neither of which was much of a surprise given recent polls) and a Democratic Congressman from the 23d District of New York State.
Looking at Owens’ win in the 23d District, we have the interesting case of the first Democrat in over 100 years to take that office… but it is mostly because of a split between the nominated Republican and the total conservative candidate supported by the far right.
Looks like a lot of strategy has to get put in place for the 2010 elections.
This from McClatchy (only a clip… there’s a lot more):