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An 70′s and 80′s Southern Democratic ‘Primer’…

A little primer on southern politics is in order. My “primer” refers to Democratic primaries, particularly back in the 70s and 80s when southern states remained mostly Democratic in statewide elections. Commonly, particularly in rural counties with large, even majority Black …

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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest 7/2/14… New PPP poll unexpectedly brings good news for Mark Schauer

MI-Gov, -Sen: PPP’s new Michigan survey is at once very similar to most polls we’ve seen from the state lately and also quite different. In the Senate race, PPP sees Democrat Gary Peters leading Republican Terri Lynn Land 41-36, the same margin that almost every other firm has come up with over the past few months, and in fact identical to the score PPP itself found back in April.

However, their gubernatorial numbers are much more optimistic for Democrat Mark Schauer than any he’s had in a long time.

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Political Roundup for July 2, 2014…Red Racing Horses

MI-Sen: A new PPP poll has Rep. Gary Peters (D) up 41-36 on former Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land (R). Although the high number of undecideds make the poll somewhat suspect, it is in line with other recent polls that have shown Peters with at least a small lead.

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Add the Saudi’s to the list of countries NOT happy with ISIS….

The proclamation of a caliphate and a caliph [ by ISIS] is a monumental act of hubris. Neither Osama bin Laden nor Abu Musab Zarqawi, Baghdadi’s heroes, ever proclaimed creation of a caliphate and preferred the more cautious title of emir.

For the Saudis the proclamation is tantamount to a declaration of war

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Obama polls as the worst President since WWII…Q Poll

“Over the span of 69 years of American history and 12 presidencies, President Barack Obama finds himself with President George W. Bush at the bottom of the popularity barrel,” said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest 7/1/14…Democrats step up efforts to court native vote in Alaska

….native voters were a key bloc in electing Sen. Mark Begich in 2008, and Democrats are deploying an army of 130 field workers around the state to reach out to them this cycle…..

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Political Roundup for July 1, 2014…Red Racing Horses

ME-Sen: Seeking to maintain a shred of bipartisanship for what is essentially a core Dem SuperPAC, the League of Conservation Voters has endorsed Susan Collins (R) in her non-competitive re-election race.

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Democrats will sing about the Supreme’s to rally the base and make money…

Democrats particularly think it will help them bring out young unmarried women and minority voters who normally sit out midterm elections as they try to hold onto the Senate and cut into the GOP’s House advantage…..

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Jindal losing ground looks to the Religious Right…

“I think he’s a top-tier candidate and he’ll resonate a lot with that community,” Farris said, comparing him to Mike Huckabee, the minister-cum-candidate who remains one of the brightest stars on the religious right…..

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Booker and Warren as Democratic ambassadors ….

Booker and Warren are both fresh faces, in the Senate for just a few years or less. They can still effectively make the case that Washington can be changed, and Democrats are the ones to do it — a message both ran on, and won on, in their own campaigns.

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Obama…Hillary and the Money thing ‘will fade’….

“As soon as you jump back into the spotlight in a more explicitly political way, you’re going to be flyspecked like this,” Obama said……

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President Obama doesn’t like the Media…No President does…

“If you watch the news, you’d think, ‘Okay, Washington is a mess and the basic attitude is that everybody’s crazy,’” Obama said.

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Kansas cuts taxes…The state now has Giant hole in its budget….

Kansas has a problem. In April and May, the state planned to collect $651 million from personal income tax. But instead, it received only $369 million.

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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest 6/27/14…Sam Brownback is the most vulnerable red-state governor in 2014

But while Brownback could definitely lose, can he take the rest of the ship down with him? Again, Roberts would be very hard to dislodge, but perhaps a few more marginal state legislators could find themselves anvil’d to the bottom of Brownback Bay. But even if “only” Brownback goes down, that would still be an amazing result for Sunflower State Democrats.

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Common Core has little support on the Right….

Jeb Bush, Chris Christie and the Chamber of Commerce support the standards. The Tea Party decries them as “Obamacore.”

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The Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova sign trade agreements with the EU…

Seven months after Ukraine’s former president Viktor F. Yanukovych rejected a sweeping trade deal with the European Union and set off protests that drove him from power, Ukraine’s new leader on Friday concluded the pact, which Russia has bitterly opposed as a threat to its own economic and strategic interests in the former Soviet Union.

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