Open Thread for October 24, 2014…Down-Up for Democrats….

Democrats had a better polling day today in their efforts to hold the majority in the US Senate…..

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Hillary and Warren do the same event in Massachusetts…Hillary praises the Mass Senator…

“I am so pleased to be here with your senior senator, the passionate champion for working people and middle-class families, Elizabeth Warren!” Clinton exclaimed, going on to sound one of her most populist messages since she hit the campaign trail two weeks ago. “I love watching Elizabeth give it to those who deserve to get it.”

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What about those Afghan’s and Iraqi’s who Helped our troops?

the only reliable constituency for Afghan interpreters have been the American men and women who fought alongside them…..

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President Obama’s top choice for the Attorney General Job says No….

Ruemmler informed Obama of her decision by phone Wednesday evening while traveling in Geneva, according to a source close to her. She said that trying to get someone so close to the president confirmed would inevitably turn ugly.

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Sunni Militants and Iraq Army units mostly hold their own against Islamic State across Iraq….

In some area’s they have made small gains……

But Sunni militants and Iraq army units seem to be mostly holding their own or actually make advances, with the support of Allied air strikes….

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Daily Real Clear Politics Polling Numbers 10/24/14…

RealClearPolitics Polling numbers for 2014 and other issues for 10/24/14…..

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New York and New Jersey Governors order quarantines for returning Healthcare workers…

The rapid escalation of screening measures came as a surprise after a day in which public officials had gone to great lengths to ease public anxiety.

It was also taken without consulting the New York City health department, according to a senior city official.

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Oh, Snap!…Begich (D) LEADING in Alaska Senate Race?

If this is REAL?….Woe to the GOP chances for a majority…..

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The bookies go with a Republican Senate….

Although a computer model does a good job of crunching quantifiable data, prediction market traders can also take account of harder-to-quantify factors, such as debate performance, political advertising, the enthusiasm they’re seeing in their local communities and on-the-ground knowledge about get-out-the vote efforts. By this logic, the difference between prediction markets and polls suggests these difficult-to-quantify factors may be helping the Republicans…..

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The fight in Georgia over the Black Vote….

Over the past few weeks, efforts by Democratic-leaning groups to register and turn out black voters have dominated politics in Georgia.

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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest 10/24/14…Maine independent Eliot Cutler goes dark, boosting Democrats

ME-Gov: Eliot Cutler is looking like a man defeated. Cutler, an independent who finished second in the 2010 gubernatorial race, has utterly failed to replicate his prior success and is mired at about 15 percent in the polls….

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Political Roundup for October 24, 2014…Democrats start pointing fingers…Red Racing Horses

Blame Game: The blame game has already begun regarding Democratic retirements causing the Democrats to potentially lose the Senate. While the Democrats still have a chance to hold on to the Senate, it appears it is time to start to throw the retiring under the bus just to get the blame game under the bus throwing activities started…..

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Democrats think they’ll get Georgia…..

“Wow, really?” one astonished Democrat blurted out when Nunn told a few dozen local party activists at the BumbleBee Diner in Blue Ridge Thursday morning that she’s led in three straight public polls. By that afternoon, a Nunn staffer had to correct her during a speech — it was up to four.

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Could the US Senate majority come down to Iowa?

Electoral junkies — ourselves included — have been fascinated by the prospect Republicans may lose races in red Georgia and redder Kansas. We shouldn’t lose sight of the fact, however, that Republicans don’t need to win either of those races to win the Senate.

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US Senate Races to Watch, Part 1(The Great Lakes & New England)…SE…

SE looks at Minnesota and New Jersey Senate races for 2014…..

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Tea Party holds nose and endorses Perdue in Georgia Senate Race…..

In a release shared first with The Hill, Tea Party Patriots President Jenny Beth Martin says that Perdue is “the clear choice, and there’s too much at stake.”

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