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    Left freaks out over Moe Tucker.

    For those who don’t know – and come, I will conceal nothing from you; until five minutes ago, this included me* – Ms. Tucker was a drummer for the Velvet Underground, which for a certain segment of the population makes her instantly cooler than squeezable bacon. Well, in April of 2009 a ‘Maureen Tucker’ showed up at a Georgia Tea Party: …and Instapundit, Reason, and | Read More »

    Boehner bar the door.

    Cute bit of political theater, here.  The short version is, House Minority Leader John Boehner brought the GOP caucus together and shook ‘em until three million dollars fell out; coupled with the million that he’s donating from his own campaign funds, that’s four million that’s going to the NRCC, just in time for the fall election cycle.  That should fund a bunch of races. I’m | Read More »

    British environmentalists: murder children for a Greener tomorrow!

    That was one of my colleagues’ reaction when he saw this “No Pressure” video put out by British environmentalists, which is… hideous. As in, ‘they started by blowing up two children in a crowded classroom for not wanting to bike to school’ hideous. As in, ‘they splattered the other children with blood and viscera’ hideous. As in, ‘the Greenies themselves are reportedly hunting down and | Read More »

    The anti-Alan Grayson ad that wrote itself.

    More accurately, it’s the anti-Alan Grayson ad that he himself wrote. I would love to add something to this, but, really: when it comes down to it, the best argument against Grayson is… Grayson. No summary needed. You know what he says about non-progressives, it’s all in there… and in thirty seconds, too. The NRCC outdid itself, really. Enjoy. And donate to Daniel Webster‘s campaign.

    Interview: Rep. Kevin McCarthy and NRCC recruitment.

    As the timestamp shows, we actually had this interview earlier in the month; given that Rep. McCarthy has been doing a series of posts about his road trips on behalf of candidates this election season, I decided that it was long past time that I got the interview actually up. In it we talk about the general details of recruitment, and how it’s been going | Read More »

    Congress backstabs POTUS on recess appointments.

    It seems a bit odd that Senate Democrats have agreed to use a rules technicality to prohibit the President from making any recess appointments between now and the election – particularly since Senator Dick Durbin (D, IL) seemed to be suggesting earlier this week that a recess appointment for blocked OMB nominee Jacob Lew would be possible if the hold on his nomination was still | Read More »

    Meet Rich Iott (R CAND, OH-09)

    This is Marcy Kaptur’s seat, and Rich is pretty determined to win it.  Rich is a businessman who’s running for the first time – which seems to be a theme for Republican nominees these days, along with military veterans and medical doctors; go figure – and we talked about the race for a bit: Rich’s site is here.  Nice guy; check him out. Moe Lane | Read More »

    Looking at Illinois. [UPDATED]

    Let’s look at Illinois. IL-02: In wake of Jesse Jackson Jr’s being rather spectacularly accused of seat-buying-and-adultery, the NRCC is upping their support of Republican Isaac Hayes.  Because when you’re given a free shot, you should of course take it. IL-08:  QuincyNews.org is going to release [has released] a poll that shows Joe Walsh and incumbent Melissa Bean tied among registered voters. Guess that she | Read More »

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    Gallup: Big Media’s underwater trust numbers.

    Add me to the list (Ed Morrissey and Andrew Malcolm) of people unsurprised at the Gallup report that trust in the media is at its lowest in… forever. 57/43 distrust/trust, for those keeping track: and it’s only been in the last few years that the media’s been underwater. It’s interesting to compare the two reactions to it represented in the above links.  Ed, who is | Read More »

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    Meet Sean Bielat (R CAND, MA-04).

    Sean is running against Barney Frank, and any other year that might be a daunting prospect. This being 2010, and it’s sufficiently worrisome to Frank that he’s bringing in Bill Clinton to campaign for him. We talked to Sean about this, and other aspects of the race: Sean’s website is here. Keep an eye on this race; it’s got the right combination of a serious | Read More »

    Gov. Strickland (D, OH) supporter attacks war veteran at rally.

    (H/T: Third Base Politics) Do you know this guy? Because he went after a Iraq War veteran at a Ted Strickland rally.  Dumped hot coffee on him, then came back later to give said veteran the finger (in case you were wondering whether it was deliberate or not). The cops would like to discuss the matter with the assailant, so if you know him, please | Read More »

    WaPo: Top O’Malley (D, MD) official ordered document suppression.

    [UPDATE]: Red Maryland is also all over this story: see here and here for parts 1 and 2. (H/T: Jim Geraghty) Background: back in August, the state of Maryland inadvertently put up on its website something that everybody all already knew; which is to say, a report indicating that Maryland’s economy is horrible (if better than the national average, mostly thanks to its proximity to | Read More »

    State of (selected) races, 09/28/2010.

    So, let’s see: Over at Cook Political Report, they’re reporting that another five races (MA-05, ME-02, MS-04, NY-22, & WA-09) have upgraded from Safe Democrat to Likely Democrat.  This is consistent with trends against the Republican party in 2006 and 2008; what wrecked the GOP in those years was not that we had seats at-risk, but that we could not stop more and more seats | Read More »

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    So, DSCC: which candidate will you abandon…

    …to firewall Connecticut? Propelled by Connecticut likely voters who say they are “angry” with government, former wrestling executive Linda McMahon, the Republican U.S. Senate candidate, is closing in on Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, the Democrat, and now trails just 49 – 46 percent, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. This compares to a 51 – 45 percent Blumenthal lead in a September 14 | Read More »

    Rasmussen: McMahon (R CAND, CT-SEN) within five.

    Update from Erick: Learn something new every day. Thanks to all the readers who have pointed out that this race is inside the margin of error. I always assumed that in a 4.5% margin of error, the race could go 2.25% either way for each candidate. But lots of readers are pointing out that a 4.5% margin of error goes to each candidate so each | Read More »