The downticket implications of Obama losing the suburbs.
You probably have heard already that the McMahon/Murphy Connecticut Senate race is getting interesting: Rasmussen and Quinnipac both came out with McMahon ahead in the polling at this point. Even the Democratic-controlled PPP couldn’t get more than a 48/44 lead for Murphy… and if you look at the trend there you’ll see that this is a steady erosion of Murphy’s lead over the course of the election season. When a candidate is getting at or above 50 and then steadily loses it – which is what happened in PPP & Quinnipac – that candidate is not in a good position. Meanwhile, over in New Jersey: the Menendez/Kyrillos Senate race is not showing the same drift. It’s in fact pretty static (if you look at the 2006 polling, Menendez is in a much better place now than he was then). Menendez is not consistently hitting 50%, but that happens a lot in NJ polling.
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Bad Week for Congressman Murphy (D-NY 20)
Note: The following is a post written yesterday for another blog by a friend of mine named Mary Ziegler. She gave me permission to post it here to help get the word out… Mary has been an organizer for the local liberty movement since April of 2009 and is currently the organizer for Renewing the Republic, a group that encourages grassroots involvement in the political | Read More »
Democrat Congressman Scott Murphy (NY 20) and Town Halls
Last year, Congressman Scott Murphy held many town halls across the district he represents in Congress. He referred to them as “Congress on your corner” events. They were announced well in advance and generally took place outside. Typically he had one each weekday and in some cases, held multiple events in the same day. They were well attended by people of all walks of life | Read More »
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Why is Scott Murphy (D Cand, NY-20) soliciting $4,800 contributions?
Here’s the screenshot, taken this morning: As you can clearly see, he’s still asking for campaign contributions for both the primary and general election… even though the primary is over. There are rules about maximum donations, and he’s violating them. The regulating agency for this one is the FEC, not the NY State Board of Elections: unfortunately, they only take notarized letters (info on how | Read More »
Scott Murphy (D) thinks that the voters of NY-20 are stupid.
Give as much as you can. That’s a provocative title, to be sure – but after reading this Weekly Standard article that’s the only conclusion that you can draw. Between lying about his opponent’s stance on the stimulus, lying about how he’s not checked out on the Solomon amendment (in NY-20! That’s like not knowing about the CBC in MD-07, or corrupt machine politics in | Read More »