If the IRS Isn’t Too Busy Harassing Obama Opponents….
Maybe it should take a look at the University of North Carolina, argues one letter writer in today’s Wall Street Journal:
Regarding Gregg Easterbrook’s review of Jay M. Smith and Mary Willingham’s “Cheated” (Books, Feb. 28): The IRS needs …
Colorado’s Early Vote Through Monday: 42.8 Percent Republicans, 32.4 Percent Democrats
From the Tuesday Morning Jolt:
What the Gardner and Tillis Campaigns Are Thinking Right Now
I talked to a consultant who’s plugged in to the Republican Party’s efforts in the Senate races in Colorado and North Carolina.
Republicans Doing Just Fine in Early Vote in N.C., Iowa, Florida
Rmmember when the rest of the country laughed at Floridians for not being able to correctly fill out a ballot? A lot of Floridians — particularly Republicans — have gotten the early-voting part down:
More than 683,000 absentee ballots were cast …
Doesn’t the Panic Over the Early-Voting Totals Look Silly Now?
Remember in late September when Democrats were giddy and Republicans were despondent over “the early-voting totals”? Even though only about 2,000 ballots had been returned in Iowa and North Carolina? Even though about 1 million votes will be cast in Iowa’s statewide …
A Quick Point About the ‘Early Voting Totals’…
From the Thursday edition of the Morning Jolt:
A Quick Point About the ‘Early Voting Totals’ in Iowa and North Carolina
You’re seeing a bit of giddiness among Democrats about “the early voting numbers.”
A little perspective, please.
In Iowa, …
Who’s Saying Veterans Can’t Trust the Obama Administration?
You almost have to admire the opportunism of Senator Kay Hagan as she suddenly turns into a full-throated critic of the Obama administration, months from Election Day:
Ahead of President Obama’s speech Tuesday before the American Legion, a vulnerable …
The DSCC Just Put $9 Million Behind Hagan. Your Move, Republicans.
Also in today’s Jolt, a clear indicator of where the DSCC thinks they absolutely must win in November:
Democrats Bet All Their Chips — Well, Almost All — on North Carolina
Here’s the bad news: The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee just committed …
From Gloom to Hope in Virginia, North Carolina, and Florida
The mood from GOP insiders, both inside and outside the Romney campaign, was looking pretty gloomy about 45 minutes ago, with great anxieties about Virginia, Florida, and even North Carolina. As more returns have come in, the mood is brightened considerably …
Dramatic Shifts in Early Voting in Tennessee, North Carolina
Charles, a Campaign Spot reader in Tennessee, took a look at the totals after the first day of early voting in his state:
All Obama Counties in Tennessee
All McCain Counties in Tennessee (except Henry which has not …
Obama’s New Firewall: Ohio, Iowa, New Hampshire, and Nevada
Major Garrett, writing in National Journal:
What also became clear after the dust began to settle from the rumble on Long Island was the electoral map has narrowed and Obama’s team, while conceding nothing publicly, is circling the wagons …
Coming to North Carolina: An Attack Ad Against the Media
From the last Morning Jolt of the week:
It’s Come to This: Attack Ads Against The Media
A two-minute television ad?
Conservative War Chest unveiled its final ads of the 2014 midterm elections, with different ads running in North Carolina …
Kay Hagan, With Tiny Lead, Chooses to Skip Debate
Senator Kay Hagan, Democrat of North Carolina, chose to not appear at tonight’s debate against Republican Thom Tillis.
“Senator Hagan declined our invitation.”
For this decision, she was ripped by#…#Rachel Maddow, who describes the race as “basically tied” — …
NRSC Feeling More Confident About Tillis in North Carolina
Somebody at the NRSC feels good about Thom Tillis:
The National Republican Senatorial Committee is planning to reserve more than $6 million in additional North Carolina airtime Monday, sources tell POLITICO.
The article says the committee is “seeing overnight tracking numbers …
An Early Red Flag for Republicans
As noted in today’s Jolt, if you look at this survey on voter contact#…#
Democrats also have modest but still notable leads in voter contact in North Carolina and Colorado, two states that look like must-wins for Democrats to hold …
Expect a Lot More ‘Soccer Mom’ Ads in North Carolina
From the midweek Morning Jolt:
Expect a Lot More ‘Soccer Mom’ Ads in North Carolina
Remember when I showed you the television commercials for Republican Senate candidate Thom Tillis, and asked if they were too soft?
Are the TV ads …
New Tillis Ad: Washington Is Out of Touch
In North Carolina’s Senate race, Republican Thom Tillis enjoys a small lead over incumbent Democrat Kay Hagan in recent polls, but the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee committed $9 million to help Hagan last week. Television advertising is going to be one …
The Great Big North Carolina Primary Roundup
North Carolina holds its primary election Tuesday.
The highest-profile race is in North Carolina’s GOP Senate primary, competing to take on incumbent Democratic senator Kay Hagan in November.
State house speaker and past ALEC Legislator of the Year Thom Tillis …
Estimate: Obama Leads NC Early Vote By 1.2 Percent
Jeff Dobbs takes a look at the numbers for early voting in North Carolina, takes some guesses as to how each group of voters – Democrats, Republicans, and “Other” – have voted so far:
Rasmussen’s latest poll in …
Middle Cheese: Obama Scaling Back in North Carolina, but Not Florida Yet
Middle Cheese checks in with a short update, pouring some cold water on the talk that the Obama campaign is triaging states already: “Team Romney says they have seen evidence that the Obama campaign is scaling back in North Carolina. …
Middle Cheese: Romney Trails, But Not By Much
Many, many readers have asked for updates from my nicknamed sources from previous election cycles. Circumstances prevent communications with one of my regulars, but “Middle Cheese” — nicknamed such because he was ranked in between the “big cheeses” and the “…