Chris Christie looks for the 2016 Presidential election General audience

The Governor of a blue state, he seems to be going out of his way to sell himself (Like Rand Paul) to minority voters that he would need in the GENERAL election, NOT GOP primaries, where white conservatives abound and vote…..

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Democrats scramble for ways to hold their majority….

National Democrats have gone dark in Kentucky but are pumping $1 million into Georgia. Republicans cut off their candidate in Michigan but are going big in North Carolina…..

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Sabato Crystal Ball…GOP Maybe by 1 to 3…Which Ones?

For now, the Crystal Ball is right where we have been for a long time — thinking that the math and the map look likely to produce a modest Republican Senate majority of one to three seats. Exactly which seats could constitute this majority remains unsettled.

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Boots on the ground is a political capability, not a strategy….

All of these possible missions are fraught with risk…..

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A look at Single Mothers and their problem men….

As one divorced mother we interviewed told us, “I can take care of myself. I can take care of myself and the kid. I just can’t take care of myself, the kid and him.”

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The propaganda fight for Kobani…Update…

The militant siege of Kobane, the official acknowledged, has become the subject of “acute media attention,” with news cameras just across the border in Turkey transmitting live images of combat.

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Samsung’s Superior Note 4 Smartphone….

The Galaxy Note 4, which goes on sale this week, is superior to just about every other phablet on the market. Its only real competition is Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus…..

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President Obama cancels two days of campaign stops to concentrate on Ebola….

Any time Obama is campaigning or on vacation when something big goes wrong — from a downed plane to race riots — aides scoff at the idea that he is not focusing on his day job. Air Force One has a pretty good conference call feature. The president does his job from wherever he is, they say.

Not this time…..

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Daily Real Clear Politics Polling Numbers 10/11/14 and 10/15/14…

Polling Numbers 10/11/14 and 10/15/14…2014 Midterms, 2016 Presidential and President Obama and issues…

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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest 10/15/14… PPP sees Idaho Republican Butch Otter up just 3 in governor race

ID-Gov: Republican Gov. Butch Otter has never been particularly popular even in dark red Idaho, but it was still a surprise when the Republican Governor’s Association committed six figures to his re-election at the beginning of October. It was hard to believe that the RGA would spend so much so late in the cycle unless they were worried about Otter’s future, and a new Public Policy Polling survey confirms that this contest is a lot more interesting than anyone had a reason to think.

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Political Roundup for October 15, 2014…Hagan SUSA Poll no good?…Early Iowa Senate Dem ballots?…Red Racing Horses

NC-Sen: In your daily dose of polling nerdyness, we have a good example of why you don’t trust sub-sample data in public polls without significant respondents, especially when it’s from SUSA. The SUSA poll that gave Tillis his first lead in weeks had the Republican up double-digits with North Carolina Hispanic voters. However, they consisted of only 6% of respondents, which comes out to about 33 people total…..

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U.S. Budget Deficit Reaches Lowest Since 2007….

Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew said the fiscal improvement is partly tied to stronger growth, as the nation’s unemployment rate dropped to 5.9 percent in September from 7.2 percent a year earlier. Still, the deficit is forecast by the Congressional Budget Office to start widening again as an aging population prompts more spending on Social Security and health care……

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A GOP led Congress is gonna be rough on Federal Workers…

“If the GOP takes over the Senate in November, they will have carte blanche authority to push through a series of damning proposals that have been successfully blocked for the past two years,”

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SE’s US House Ratings for the 2014 Mid-Term’s….10/15/14

Right now, Republicans are poised to gain at least 12 House seats, with Democrats set to gain only one….

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Democrat Nunn leads in new Georgia poll…..

Nunn leads Perdue, 48 percent to 45 percent, among likely voters, according to the poll conducted for WXIA in Atlanta. Libertarian candidate Amanda Swafford took 3 percent. Last week, Survey USA put Perdue up, 46 percent to 45 percent.

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Democrats think they’ll can get Colorado….

…..Democrats believe they’ve seen this movie before. In the 2010 Colorado Senate campaign, Democratic nominee Michael Bennet trailed (or was at best tied) in the last 11 polls of his race against Republican Ken Buck. But then on Election Day, Bennet eked out a less-than-1 point win,….

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