Cuyahoga County, Ohio, Not Coming Out in Big Numbers
Over in Ohio, Third Base Politics sends word that the Board of Elections director says Cuyahoga County — the one that includes Cleveland — is on pace for 430,000 out of about 978,000 registered voters, roughly 43 percent turnout.
For perspective, the county …
Quinnipiac Poll Suggests Lee Fisher Should Invoke the Mercy Rule or Something
Quinnipiac begins last rites for the Lee Fisher for Senate campaign in Ohio.
Republican Rob Portman remains far ahead of Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher, 55 – 36 percent among likely voters, in Ohio’s U.S. Senate race according to a …
‘It Ain’t Over Until It’s Over,’ but . . .
Third Base Politics lets us know that Democrats in Ohio ought to be quoting Yogi Berra: “It gets late early out there.”
They’re voting already. And the absentee-ballot requests are already pointing in one direction:
A higher percentage of …
Quinnipiac tells the Democrats that it’s probably time to give up on Ohio . . . just about all of it:
Republican Rob Portman holds a 55 – 35 percent lead over Democratic Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher among likely voters in the race for …
Trail-Blazing Lee Fisher Bends to No Man!
Ben Smith of Politico notices:
Ohio [Democratic] Senate candidate Lee Fisher is crossing that line as well, with a campaign fundraiser [the evening of September 11] at the home of a Mansfield City councilwoman, Ellen Hairing. Asked about the timing, a …
This Ohio Democrat Is Undoubted-Lee in Trouble
This is a lousy day if you’re a Democrat running for Senate in the Midwest. First Sestak trails Toomey by nine, and now “the latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of likely voters in Ohio shows Republican Rob Portman …
Will Democrats Accept the DSCC Spending Bucks to Save Barbara Boxer?
Over in Politico it is written:
Most people agree that [California Sen. Barbara] Boxer, despite her fundraising prowess and deep network of donors, will require an infusion of DSCC cash. Her rival, Republican Carly Fiorina, is another partial self-funder, but …
Could Rob Portman Have a 9-to-1 Cash Advantage in Ohio’s Senate Race?
The Rob Portman for Senate campaign in Ohio sends this along:
2010 By the Numbers
$8.8 million: Cash-on-Hand
$2.65 million: Amount raised in 2nd quarter
16,621: Total number of individual donors for overall campaign
5,459: Total number of individual donors in 2nd quarter
Over 81%: Percentage …
Rob Portman Doesn’t Count on Rosy Economic Scenarios
Health care is going to be a big deal, foreclosures will be a big deal, the oil spill is going to be a big deal in certain states, and the possibility of some Islamist radical nut blowing up something will …
Ohio and Nevada, Looking a Little Tougher for the GOP
For a long while, Ohio and Nevada looked like relatively easy GOP Senate pickups this fall. Polling out this morning suggests that at least for now, they look like dogfights.
According to the Mason-Dixon poll taken Monday through …
Bad News for Toomey, Good News for Portman
Panic! Panic! A second poll has Pat Toomey trailing in Pennsylvania!
Democrat Sestak now leads Republican Toomey 44 percent to 41 percent with 15 percent undecided, a Morning Call/Muhlenberg College Tracker poll shows.
. . . It’s hard to explain Sestak’s latest apparent …
Lou Holtz, Getting Fired Up Once Again
Legendary college football coach Lou Holtz offers a message on behalf of the NRCC:
We are late into the fourth quarter of the midterm elections and the NRCC needs your immediate help to drive our Republican Party to Victory. In …
If You Advertise, They Will Come
MSNBC’s Chuck Todd explains why the GOP’s John Kasich is barely ahead in Ohio’s governor’s race, while the GOP’s Rob Portman leads the Senate race easily: “[Ted] Strickland topping Kasich 2-1 in spots aired; while …
Those Old Campaign Pledges Can Be a Pain
When your opponent ran for his last job by touting an ability to create jobs, and then failed to create any jobs… well, you end up with ads like this one for Rob Portman, Republican Senate candidate in Ohio:
President Obama’s ‘Underwater Tour 2010′ Dates Announced
The AP tells us:
President Barack Obama is coming to a swing state near you this fall.
The Democrat known for packing stadiums from coast to coast plans at least four major rallies in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Nevada before …
Rob Portman: Didn’t My Opponent Promise To Create Lots of Ohio Jobs Back in 2006?
Fans of Ohio Democratic Senate candidate Lee Fisher won’t like this ad from the GOP’s Rob Portman, but when you say, “Ohioans should hold [me] to [my] promise to take an aggressive approach to helping businesses locate in …
Over in the Corner, Ramesh thinks I’m too rosy about the chances for Marco Rubio in Florida’s Senate race and Rob Portman in Ohio’s Senate race.
Presume all the standard caveats: Don’t count your chickens before …
All Lee Fisher Parade Volunteer Estimates Have a Margin of Error of +/- 48.
Elsewhere in Ohio, the campaign of Republican Senate candidate Rob Portman is amused by the turnout for candidates at the Fourth of July parades. They catch Democrat Lee Fisher declaring, via Twitter that he had 50 or even more volunteers marching …
Lee Fisher Needs to Check Out a Few More Ohio Corners
Sometimes, you get a rival who makes it too easy. The campaign of Ohio GOP Senate candidate Rob Portman enjoys this moment:
While campaigning in Marietta, Ohio, this weekend, Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher said:
“I often say, if you want …
Democrats Returning From the Dead in Ohio?
We shouldn’t be surprised by a close race in Ohio, but if I were the Rob Portman campaign, I would be a little concerned about this:
43% Fisher (D), 42% Portman (R)
What’s really surprising is that Portman has …