The Inexorable McMahon Job-Creation Ad.
If you missed Dick Blumenthal’s incredibly clueless answer to Linda McMahon’s simple question “How do you create a job?” at the last debate, don’t worry: the McMahon campaign has had boiled it down to a television ad. And in the process they managed to do what was I would have thought would be the impossible; they managed to cram two minutes of idiocy into a | Read More »
Connecting the dots on the Missouri wind farm payoff.
The video is largely self-explanatory, but here is the time-line, with links. Tom Carnahan owns a company called Wind Capital Group, which (unsurprisingly) produces wind energy. Wind power is a type of alternate energy beloved of environmental fundamentalists except when it’s in sight of private Nantucket compounds, or controlled by Native Americans. Although this might change, as the motivating/indulging force in each case died last | Read More »
Democratic Death Panel Watch, 10/07/2010.
Via Hotline, here are the latest races where the DCCC has begun the euthanasia process: AZ-08. The incumbent is Gabrielle Giffords, facing Jesse Kelly. The DCCC has cut one week’s worth of ad buys, claiming that Giffords doesn’t need its help. Cook rates this race as Leans Democratic; polling is very sparse, but shows a tie. CO-04. The incumbent is Betsy Markey (yes, the one | Read More »
What is the sound of $2.5M flushing?
…this. South Carolina Democratic candidate Rob Miller has apparently adopted Republicans’ “Fire Pelosi” mantra. According to a report by The Associated Press, Miller — who is hoping to oust Rep. Joe Wilson (R) in the South Carolina 2nd district race — said Wednesday that he would not vote to keep Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) as Speaker in the 112th Congress. Via, of all things, @markos, | Read More »
Cameraman attacked at Sestak rally.
They’re getting scared, and when people get scared, stupid things get done. In this case, a guy filming a Joe Sestak rally got, as NRO’s Battle ’10 put it, “Harassed, Intimidated, Potentially Assaulted:” Looks like somebody picked up the camera and tossed it to the ground… and on a tactical note? This is precisely why YOU ALWAYS WORK IN TEAMS OF AT LEAST TWO. One | Read More »
Betsy Markey (D, CO-04) speaker is kind of… strange.
I had to cut this down quite a bit, but below is the highlight of a clip of former Energy and Transportation Secretary Frederico Pena, who apparently thinks that internment camps (presumably stuffed to the brim with Latinos) are in our future if Cory Gardner beats Betsy Markey in November. Along the way, he gets the historical record fairly badly wrong. Expanded text after the | Read More »
John Tierney’s (D, MA-06) wife to plead guilty to tax fraud.
It’s bad enough when Democratic politicians commit tax fraud on their own: now they’re having it show up among family members. What is this, contagious or something? Maybe we should make them start wearing face masks. Or biohazard suits. The executive summary of this story is that Tierney’s wife is going to plead guilty to “four counts of aiding and abetting the filing of false | Read More »
Chellie Pingree’s Silly Fib…bees?
OK, it scans, but it really should be explained better. The short version is that the Maine GOP – which has been eating its Wheaties lately – has a somewhat ‘brutal’ ad out… …if you define ‘brutal’ as ‘accurate,’ which these days most Democratic politicians do. For those without video access, the ad takes issue with Pingree’s anti-Wall Street rhetoric, given that she’s received tons | Read More »
Bobby Schilling (R CAND, IL-17), pizza-swirler.
That’s not an euphemism, by the way: Bobby Schilling‘s new ad shows him making a pizza. An interesting skill to have, and frankly more useful than the skill set exhibited by his opponent Phil Hare, which these days mostly seems to involve lying about his opponent and being in deep, deep denial about the federal debt. Moe Lane (Crosspost) PS: Interestingly, the bipartisan John Deere | Read More »
Democratic Death Panel Watch, 10/05/2010.
Via Jim Geraghty, reports are in that the following three districts have been abandoned by the DCCC. Well, technically, all that’s happening is one week’s worth of ad purchases have been canceled by the DCCC. Then again, there’s only four weeks left – and it’s not like any of them are considered safe retentions at this point: IN-08. Open seat: the old incumbent is Brad | Read More »
Doug Hoffman withdraws from NY-23.
Via AoSHQ: state law requires that he’ll still be on the ballot, but he’s calling on his supporters to throw theirs behind Matt Doheny. This must have been a hard decision for Doug Hoffman; but as he himself noted, the important thing here is to not split the Republican vote against the Democratic squatter currently in it. It is my humble suggestion that we take | Read More »
State of the race: WI-07 (Sean Duffy).
If you want to know how bad things are for the Democrats in the Midwest right now, here’s one particular data point: the Duffy/Lassa matchup in WI-07. This was David Obey’s district for over forty years, before Sean Duffy scared him off: it’s a D+3 district, according to Cook; and Democratic candidate Julie Lassa is doing everything she can to disassociate herself from the national | Read More »
Meet Nan Hayworth (R CAND, NY-19).
Dr. Hayworth – odd, there are a lot of medical doctors running as Republicans for Congress this session; I wonder why that is? – is up against John Hall in NY-19. She is, in fact, well-positioned to take the seat away from the man, and not before time. We spoke about the campaign: Nan’s site is here. Moe Lane (crosspost)
Ami Bera (D CAND, CA-03) covering up sex offender tenants?
There are two parts to this: what is known, and what was reported. It is known that the aforementioned Bera owned a transient hotel in California that had a registered sex offender (case involved a minor) living there in April of 2010. It is also known that living at the location in question would be effectively banned for sex offenders under the California Penal Code, | Read More »
Meet Alex Armour, Jan Schakowsky’s (D, IL-09) CoS.
…judging from his Twitter account (H/T: The Campaign Spot) Armour despises and loathes the roughly 60-70% of the population* of the United States that had a problem with the Ground Zero Mosque. Extra points: Armour apparently also thinks that the expression of said problem demonstrates an ignorance of the purpose of the First Amendment, instead of it being what the First Amendment is for. I | Read More »