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  1. Politics PA grades the polls:  
Pollsters’ predictions of the 2012 campaigns in Pennsylvania showed conflicting results. Democratic and independent polls showed the Democrats held healthy leads, while Republican polls predicted much closer races. Republicans repeatedly claimed that Democrats were being oversampled, but in the end, their polls proved less accurate.

    Politics PA grades the polls:  

    Pollsters’ predictions of the 2012 campaigns in Pennsylvania showed conflicting results. Democratic and independent polls showed the Democrats held healthy leads, while Republican polls predicted much closer races. Republicans repeatedly claimed that Democrats were being oversampled, but in the end, their polls proved less accurate.

  2. Two years ago, Republicans swept Democrats into a minority in the state Senate and House of Representatives.  On Tuesday, voters propelled Democrats back into the majority in the House.

    It’s worth listening to this NPR podcast from last week on the divided politics in the state. 

  3. Obama’s $1.34 million lead in Colorado fundraising is not necessarily translating into a lead in votes.

    Republicans lead in Colorado early voting by a margin of 38 percent to 35 percent. According to The Atlantic, 80 percent of Colorado’s electorate voted early in 2008. Molly Ball writes:

    Democrats say they are leading among “non-midterm voters” who are voting early. But there’s no getting around it: Republicans — who lost the early vote in Colorado by 4 points in 2008 — are winning it this time, and the early vote is a huge majority of the total vote in this state Obama won by 9 points in 2008.

  4. Temple University College Republicans promoted the Romney-Ryan ticket on campus this Wednesday. For the past week, they have displayed their super-size sign at various high-traffic locations on campus.
Because the surrounding North Philadelphia community overwhelmingly supports President Obama’s reelection campaign, this is one of few pro-Romney signs Temple students will likely come across before the election. Yards are dotted blue with Obama-Biden signs in the residential blocks encircling Temple’s main campus.
At Temple University, the College Republicans are far outnumbered by their Democratic counterparts, but the enormity of this sign seems to be helping them effectively spread their message with fewer members.

    Temple University College Republicans promoted the Romney-Ryan ticket on campus this Wednesday. For the past week, they have displayed their super-size sign at various high-traffic locations on campus.

    Because the surrounding North Philadelphia community overwhelmingly supports President Obama’s reelection campaign, this is one of few pro-Romney signs Temple students will likely come across before the election. Yards are dotted blue with Obama-Biden signs in the residential blocks encircling Temple’s main campus.

    At Temple University, the College Republicans are far outnumbered by their Democratic counterparts, but the enormity of this sign seems to be helping them effectively spread their message with fewer members.

  5. To say that Republicans took over the New Hampshire state House in the 2010 election would be an understatement. They dominated, winning a 3-1 majority over their Democratic counterparts.

    Now, 64 of those Democrats are asking voters for their jobs back. 

  6. floridaelects:

    Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will speak Oct. 4 at the Republican Party of Florida’s annual Victory Dinner in Orlando.

    The dinner is the Florida GOP’s biggest fundraiser. Last year’s speaker was former Alaskan Gov. Sarah Palin.

    Read more at the FL Democracy 2012 website. 

    Posted by Marty F. Nemec

    floridaelects »

  7. From CNN:

    The push by Pelosi and fellow Democrats to win back the House comes after the party lost control of the chamber in the 2010 midterm elections. In order to regain a majority, Democrats are aggressively trying to pick up 25 seats in November’s election.

    Pelosi said Sunday that without a Democratic majority in the House, legislative gridlock would persist on Capitol Hill, even if Obama is re-elected.

  8. Local news station KOAT profiles some of the Democratic and Republican responses to Obama’s acceptance speech Thursday night at the Democratic National Convention.

    Democrats in New Mexico are praising Obama’s speech while Republicans are claiming that his speech was full of “four years of empty promises.”

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