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Tim Kaine says turnout at election is going to make the difference…

We’re entering the last week before the November 2nd election and Tim Kaine, the Democratic Party Chair, is seeing advanced Democratic presence in the states where there is early voting… especially in Nevada… which does not seem to equal the current poll of Independents who are leaning Republican.

The President is crossing the country again making even more campaign support speeches for Democrats and the concern seems to be not with Independents, but to make sure a majority of registered Democrats from the 2008 victory come out to vote.

We seem to be having a large Democratic turnout in the Jefferson County, WV, early voting… including Elly and me… but I know from the past that Jefferson County is more liberal than most of the state and  often presents a different result. Hopefully, however, Governor Manchin will take the Senate if people realize what a danger Raese is to the state. WE can hope… the polls are too close.

I encourage all the Democrats out there (and all the Independents who have not been suckered in by the Tea Party/Republican positions and statements) to vote and vote early if possible (in my state you have Early Voting until Thursday.) There is too much left to do to bring the Country back from the 8-year Bush destructiveness. There is no need to dig the hole deeper.

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Quote of the Week… Tim Kaine defies conventional wisdom.

I heard Kaine say this yesterday… guess this will be an active week.
Video at ABCNews site:
clipped from abcnews.go.com

Does Tim Kaine, the chairman of the Democratic National Committee, know something all the pundits, pollsters and political prognosticators don’t?
In a bold prediction – either a sign he is wiser than the conventional wisdom, eternally optimistic, or staying on message until the bitter end – Kaine told “This Week” anchor Christiane Amanpour that Democrats would maintain control of the House in the midterm elections nine days from now. 

Amanpour asked him the political question of the year: does he think Democrats will keep the House of Representatives in their control?

 

“I do, I do. I think it’s going to be close. These races are very close, but from this point forward, it’s all about turnout and ground game. And we’re seeing good early voting trends and we’ve got work to do, but we think we can do it.”

So is all the polling wrong, Amanpour asked. Kaine didn’t address that question, but said the wind was at Democrats’ backs.

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