The latest Gallup Poll shows a significant shift away from Republican House candidates among religious white voters.
Religious Whites Disproportionately Shift Away from GOP
Change could reflect impact of Foley situation
The loss of support for Republican House candidates shown in the latest USA Today/Gallup Poll occurred disproportionately among religious white voters as opposed to less religious whites and nonwhites. At this point, religious whites are equally as likely to say they will vote Democratic as Republican, a marked change from their strong tilt toward the Republicans in surveys conducted June through September.
Submitted by Betsy Muse on Fri, 10/13/2006 - 10:08am
First-time candidate, Larry Kissell, continues to set the standard. This time he's shown how to push back against negative attack ads - especially in a market that is already weary of them and wary of their messages. View Larry's new ad and see what you think. It's just Larry being Larry.
This isn't a long diary and I'm sorry for that. The new numbers from yesterday have provided a new source of energy and I don't know anyone who isn't busting their butts on the ground or on the phones.
What do they have in common? Bob Perry and a new Republican 527 called Americans for Honesty on Issues that has popped up to run negative ads against 9 Democratic House candidates. Some of the negative ads have already run in Iowa and Colorado.
The Strategy Group received $14,136.66 from Americans for Honesty on Issues for making a "Heart in Tennessee" ad production, date of disbursement 10/05/06 and Pathfinder Marketing received $114,454.00 for the "Cable/Broadcast Media Buy" for date of disbursement 9/29/06. The candidate listed is "Joseph Heath Shuler"
I've been busy with my day job, so I apologize if someone else already covered this smackdown of Virginia Foxx by the Winston-Salem Journal.
When a congressman gets caught trying to seduce teenage boys through e-mail, the partisan forces activate. The finger-pointing starts, and the defense shields are raised. That is the basis for the predicament that Republicans now find themselves in regarding the Mark Foley scandal.
Submitted by lumpkincharm on Thu, 10/12/2006 - 11:58am
Yesterday, the Winston-Salem Journal posted my Letter to the Editor (BlueNC was down on my end so I couldn't post it then). LTTE's are valuable assets for citizens to voice their concerns to the public at-large. I wanted to share my letter with you and give insight into the philosophical undertones of Roger Sharpe's campaign.
With my background in psychology and religion, I have come to understand that both fear and hope are strong motivating and mobilizing factors. These emotions help give us meaning and purpose and are guiding forces for our actions, beliefs and thoughts. Fear keeps us under our blanket each night, while hope gets us out of bed each day.
Submitted by gregflynn on Wed, 10/11/2006 - 10:47pm
In the middle of a multitude of activities, The Southern Dem found time to research and write an excellent series of articles about a usurper of democracy, one Theodore Lane Sampley of Kinston. Sampley, a political provocatuer, is the originator and maintainer of an eyesore in the nation's capital, an unkempt shack which sits in plain view of the Lincoln Memorial, mocking Lincoln and the nation's political heritage. The culmination of this writing was a three part article, links to which I have re-posted to recognize the excellent research and narrative which may have been missed by some readers the first time around in the whirlwind of daily posts.
As we head down to the wire in races that will shape the future of our country and the world, it's important to understand that supporters of the Party of Torture and Perverts will stop at nothing to get and retain power. People like Art Pope and his alter-ego in West Virginia are putting hundreds of thousands of dollars behind their Puppets in state legislative races to tip the balance. And right-wing opinion manufacturing machines like the Cato Institute and the John Locke Foundation continue to recycle the same old bullshit, trying to scare voters into believing their free-market fantasies.
One topic the wackos revisit every other month is the minimum wage, claiming without a shred of reliable evidence that progressive policies around wages destroy value and jobs. Today at NC Policy Watch, Chris Fitzsimon takes them on - again - with compelling data that's hard to dispute.
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