Four days until the election and Scott Brown has regained 31 points and is now leading Martha Coakley for Dead Kennedy’s seat in Massachusetts. Considering the amount of Tea Party Patriots pouring into the state to help the Brown Campaign and counteract SEIU thugs, the Massachusetts Miracle appears to be occurring.
Obama, Pelosi, Reid; can you hear us now?
The Suffolk University survey released late Thursday showed Scott Brown, a Republican state senator, with 50 percent of the vote in the race to succeed the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy in this overwhelmingly Democratic state.
Democrat Martha Coakley had 46 percent. That was a statistical tie since it was within the poll’s 4.4 percentage point margin of error, but far different from a 15-point lead the Massachusetts attorney general enjoyed in a Boston Globe survey released over the weekend.
According to WHDH New 7, women and democrats are breaking for Coakley, with republicans and indies going for Brown. Also, two factors have hurt Coakley; her poor performances in debates, and surprise, the endorsement of the Kennedy family. Go over, check it out.
UPDATE: 3:10 Eastern – Money Bomb now at $461,216.70
Scott Brown’s MoneyBomb is today. Time to put up or shut up. An email from Scott Brown and his team.
Today is our first ever moneybomb
and we have a campaign goal of raising $500,000 before midnight tonight!
Help send a message to Martha Coakley and the Democrats that while they’re in DC holding fundraisers with lobbyists, the voters of Massachusetts don’t want business as usual in Washington. These lobbyists are supporting Martha Coakley because they need more ‘friends’ in Washington and know they can rely on her. Meanwhile, while I’m campaigning across Massachusetts meeting with voters, I’m confident that our grasroots brigade can raise $500,000 today
This is the final stretch and we are surging, the momentum is on our side and we need to keep moving forward
to win next Tuesday, January 19.
P.S. I just wanted to let you know how grateful I am for your support and dedication to our movement, it really means a lot to me.
AYFKM? That’s a joke, right? There is only one question the rest of America (outside of Massachusetts) is asking:
Do you want Obamacare passed in the middle of the night with special deals, or don’t you?
No swiftboating necessary. Martha Coakley is for Obamacare and Scott Brown is against Obamacare. Inside the perfect storm of the radical left gaining control of all branches of government, nada else matters. This is why the Democratic Party is becoming unhinged with the speed that Scott Brown was advancing, and has now surpassed Coakley in the polls due to the backing of the American People. What did you expect when the race is put into the terms of who would vote for the un-Constitutional mandated healthcare versus who wouldn’t. Once again, no need to swiftboat her, she did it to herself.
I received this email from a reader of this blog who has been a lifelong democrat and is appalled at what is happening to the country. I love putting up these emails because they are driven by fear, name-calling, and guilt; and the sheep just keep being led to the slaughter. Empty your pockets, dems, because the unicorns are right around the corner. It does not matter if something is morally right, as long as it is legal and your team wins.
From the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee:
DEMOCRAT COAKLEY UNDER ATTACK – WE NEED YOUR HELP!
You need to know this: Polls are tightening in Massachusetts, and America’s future hangs on getting Martha Coakley elected to Ted Kennedy’s seat on Jan. 19. Winning this special election means passing health care reform and the rest of President Obama’s agenda.
We need your help today. The special election is only 10 days away. Funds are needed NOW to fight back against swiftboat attacks. Click here to make an immediate donation of $5 or more to the DSCC.
American Future Fund, the guys who brought you the Swift Boat attacks against decorated war veteran John Kerry, are up with a $400,000 buy, smearing Coakley. She’s being outspent, and a new poll shows that the right wing money is doing the trick. Republican Scott Brown is within striking distance.
Do you think they know that most of this money is coming from indies, dems, and former dems that realize that we have a Government Gone Rogue? Coakley is being outspent because in their infinite arrogance, the dem leadership thought she had this sewn up on the legacy of the dead kennedy.
Keeping this seat blue is critical. Coakley is the 60th vote needed to pass health care and the rest of President Obama’s agenda. As Massachusetts’ first woman senator, she will help advance Kennedy’s legacy – fighting for equal rights, a strong economy, and our families and communities. Without her vote, health care won’t happen.
The dems have the audacity to write “without her vote, health care won’t happen” even though they are planning on delaying the election certification so that Scott Brown will not be able to vote against Obamacare if elected?
The DSCC provides a crucial role in close races like this one. When the right wing whips out their wallets and starts attacking our candidates, we level the playing field. We fight back. We get every Democrat out to the polls. And we make the difference. You make the difference.
Yes, the dems fight back only when they are late coming to the party. For Barack Obama, they pulled out ACORN, the Secretary of State Project, MoveOn, Caucus Fraud, etc. ahead of time. Now, they are behind the eightball and they are having to send in MoveOn in to try to shore up Coakley’s dropping numbers.
We need your help today. The special election is only 10 days away. Funds are needed NOW to fight back against these swiftboat attacks. Click here to make an immediate donation of $5 or more to the DSCC.
Why is the DSCC bothering these poor, pathetic people when they should have a direct line to George Soros and a check?
This is not just any old Senate seat. This is the seat Ted Kennedy held for 47 years. Republicans would love nothing more than stopping health care by winning this race. Ceding his seat to the forces of obstruction is simply not an option. Not today, not on Jan. 19, not ever.
Does anyone else think that the moral compass-less Dead Kennedy holding any position of power for 47 years is a freakin’ travesty, and that the people of Massachusetts should stop revering a murderer, or is it just me?
P.S.: Health care and the rest of Obama’s agenda hangs in the balance. We must elect Martha Coakley. The special election is only 10 days away. Funds are needed NOW to fight back against these swiftboat attacks. Click here to make an immediate donation of $5 or more to the DSCC.
“…the rest of Obama’s agenda hangs in the balance.” If the Democratic Leadership thought Dead Kennedy’s seat was so important, why weren’t they out weeks ago? Oh, that’s right, it’s Dead Kennedy’s seat and it will always and forevermore be democratically held in remembrance of the drunk who left a young girl to die. ‘Bout right?
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In Remembrance Of Mary Jo Kopechne
From Public Policy Polling:
Toss Up In Massachusetts
The Massachusetts Senate race is now a toss up.
Buoyed by a huge advantage with independents and relative disinterest from Democratic voters in the state, Republican Scott Brown leads Martha Coakley 48-47.
Here are the major factors leading to this surprising state of affairs:
-As was the case in the Gubernatorial elections in New Jersey and Virginia last year, it looks like the electorate in Massachusetts will be considerably more conservative than the one that showed up in 2008. Obama took the state by 26 points then, but those planning to vote next week only report having voted for him by 16.
-Republicans are considerably more enthusiastic about turning out to vote than Democrats are. 66% of GOP voters say they are ‘very excited’ about casting their votes, while only 48% of Democrats express that sentiment- and that’s among the Democrats who are planning to vote in contrast to the many who are apparently not planning to do so at this point.
-Brown has eye popping numbers with independents, sporting a 70/16 favorability rating with them and holding a 63-31 lead in the horse race with Coakley. Health care may be hurting Democratic fortunes with that group, as only 27% of independents express support for Obama’s plan with 59% opposed.
-In a trend that’s going to cause Democrats trouble all year, voters disgusted with both parties are planning to vote for the one out of power. Perhaps the most remarkable thing about Brown’s standing is that only 21% of Massachusetts voters have a favorable opinion of Congressional Republicans…but at the same time only 33% view Congressional Democrats favorably. And among voters who have a negative take on both parties, who account for more than 20% of the electorate, Brown leads 74-21.
-Because he’s basically been untouched so far, Brown’s favorability spread is a remarkable +32, at 57/25. For some perspective on how good those numbers are, Bob McDonnell was at a +20 spread with Virginia voters in our final poll there before going on to a 17 point victory.
Full results here
I live “behind enemy lines” on the Big Island, Hawaii, and that is the main reason for using a moniker instead of my given name. Hawaii’s legislature is predominantly democrat as is the majority of the population. To give readers an idea of the nature of the democrat strangle-hold on these islands, the Senate has 25 seats of which 2 are republicans. The House has 51 seats of which 6 are republicans. Republicans hold 8 seats out of 76, and considering the lopsidedness of our legislature, I am continually amazed that Gov. Linda Lingle (R) was elected not once, but twice.
Early yesterday morning, I started compiling data on the 2010 races for the new LM layout coming 1.1.2010. I decided to start with my own state as I know that our governor cannot run for another term. I ran across a piece on Wiki that stated Neil Abercrombie was going to be running for governor, and lo and behold, a few hours later his resignation hits the newswire forcing a special election costing millions of dollars to a state already swimming in the deep end of the red pool. Truth be told, the reality of a democrat being elected as governor with the legislature we currently have had me on the verge of tears most of yesterday. Hawaii Free Press has the run down on Abercrombie’s corruption, but I digress.
This leaves a US House seat open, and a republican actually has a shot at it due to the expected low voter turnout. Let’s get the “firing of Congress” started!
Mufi Chase Neil Abercrombie Out Of Congress
Today’s surprise Congressional resignation announcement by Neil Abercrombie sets up a low turnout, no primary three-way race between Charles Djou, Ed Case, and Colleen Hanabusa. Such an election will be won by whoever has the best Get-Out-The-Vote effort. As an Abercrombie bonus: The Election Commission is in disarray.
Democrats are split with Mufi and Hanabusa on one team with Dan Inouye and the old boys and Abercrombie and Ed Case on the other team with the Hokulia shake down crew and the anti-Superferry protesters.
Abercrombie has handed his ally Ed Case an advantage over Hanabusa in that she will be required to attend to legislative business during the abbreviated campaign and Case has previous experience with the 2003 special election. On the other hand Case is despised by his own Party after challenging Dan Akaka for US Senate in 2006. With two hogtied Democrat frontrunners, the advantage shifts to Honolulu Councilman Charles Djou.
After all the trouble we have had with this administration and congress full of lawyers, Djou’s education is a bit unnerving (from his campaign website), but he is definitely better than the other two choices, and I will be working to get him elected if just to put a thorn in Nancy, Daniel Akaka, Daniel Inouye, and Mazie Hirono’s sides.
Charles graduated from Punahou School and earned both a B.A. in Political Science and a B.S. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Finance and Commerce, graduating magna cum laude with distinction. Charles earned his law degree from the University of Southern California law school.
Someone needs to explain to the NRCC that picking up this seat is not going to be a walk in the park. Hawaii is a royal blue state that voted for Obama because he was a local boy. The good news is that Djou is beating Case 2-1 on campaign contributions, and has an even larger margin against Hanabusa, and is the only candidate not in debt.
Both parties prepare for special election for Abercrombie seat
“Especially as independent voters are feeling alienated by the Democrat(ic) Party and trending toward the Republican Party, this is a prime opportunity for us to pick up a seat,” said a spokeswoman for the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), Joanna Burgos.
And then there is DCCC Chairman Chris Van Hollen living in my little pony world.
“On behalf of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, I thank Rep. Abercrombie for his extraordinary leadership and look forward to his help in filling the open seat in Hawaii’s 1st district with a Democrat who shares his commitment to fighting for the best interests of Hawaii’s middle class families,” Van Hollen said. (Please see link above to Abercrombie’s 2009 corruption.)
Let’s Get The Party Started!