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HOUSTON, TX - Friday afternoon at an early polling place located at 6719 W. Montgomery Road in Houston, NAACP members were seen advocating for President Barack Obama according to volunteer poll watchers on location at the time.
According to Eve Rockford, a poll watcher trained by voter integrity group True the Vote, three NAACP members showed up to the 139 precinct location with 50 cases of bottled water and began handing bottles out to people standing in line. While wearing NAACP labeled clothing, members were “stirring the crowd” and talking to voters about flying to Ohio to promote President Barack Obama.
After watching what was occurring, Rockford approached Polling Supervisor Rose Cochran about what she was seeing.
“I went to the polling supervisor and let her know that it was not appropriate that they were in the building handing out water. She ignored me. I repeated my statement. She told me that she would handle it. She did nothing. I then went to the assistant supervisor and he stood up, walked over to another table and then sat down. I then walked into the waiting room and they were reloading another dolly with more cases of water,” Rockford said in a True the Vote incident report.
After handing out water and advocating for President Obama, the NAACP members started handpicking and moving people to the front of a long voting line inside the polling place according to the incident report. After multiple complaints from voters about the line cutting, Rockford received a phone call from downtown telling her to “stand down.”
TCJ Research Nevada Senate
Dean Heller (R)- 49%
Shelley Berkley (D)- 47%
1000 LV, 3% MOE
Sample consists of 41% Democrat, 37% Republican, and 22% Unaffiliated/Other
Good Afternoon Folks –
Driving the discussion with just three days to go until Election Day….
In Massachusetts, on day three of Scott Brown’s “People Over Party” statewide bus tour, the Brown campaign released a new web video, called “Democrats For Brown,” featuring former state representatives Arthur Broadhurst of Methuen and Geoff Hall of Westford. In the video, Broadhurst, who represented the 15th Essex District in the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1993 to 2007, says he is supporting Brown because he puts “good ideas” ahead of any political label, and says that if we had “another hundred Scott Browns in Washington, I think you’d see a lot of things getting done, fast, quick to help the economy and help the people of Massachusetts and the country.”
- Meanwhile, Wendy Long, a leading women and victim’s rights advocate pens an op-ed in the Patriot Ledger urging her fellow women in Massachusetts to vote for Scott Brown. Warren thinks she deserves women’s votes because she supports free contraception, but an awful lot of women in Massachusetts aren’t worried about getting free birth control because they’re living in fear of dying in their own homes….Scott Brown has a record of supporting a tougher law enforcement and prosecutorial response to deal with the epidemic of violence against women and children…Scott Brown is more likely than Elizabeth Warren to save women’s lives because he sees value in a tougher law enforcement response. It’s a good reason to vote for Scott Brown even if, like me, you voted for Barack Obama in 2008.
- And the Boston Herald has the latest from the campaign trail – Scott Brown — in a tossup race with challenger Elizabeth Warren just days before the election — swept through the Bay State at a breakneck pace yesterday, offering the profile of a working-man moderate running against a political machine. Brown’s bus tour started with breakfast in Springfield and ended at a women-for-Brown rally in Chelmsford, with stops at a Chicopee lumber yard, an old-fashioned lunch counter in Worcester, a family-owned orchard in Methuen and a swing through Boston’s North End with former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani.
In Wisconsin, Governor Thompson released his closing ad where he reminds voters that together they’ve accomplished a lot things in the Badger State. We’ve accomplished a lot together. We’ve created thousands of manufacturing jobs, we’ve cut taxes, and we reformed welfare. Today Washington is in desperate need of reform. They are killing jobs and putting future generations in debt. My plan balances the budget and gets America working again.
- Meanwhile, the Hudson Star reports that Governor Walker, former Mayor Giuliani and former U.S. Senator Norm Coleman will join Tommy Thompson on his bus tour across Wisconsin. At least four top Republicans will be visiting the Victory Center, 213 S. 2nd St. in Hudson, Saturday afternoon at 5:30 p.m. Headlining the list is former New York City Mayor “Rudy” Giuliani. He will be joined by Gov. Scott Walker, former Minnesota U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman and Republican U.S. Senate candidate Tommy Thompson. The group will be promoting the Thompson candidacy. … Thompson is crisscrossing the state Friday, Saturday and Sunday on a “Restore America Tour.” The trip includes stops in many communities to gain last-minute support before Tuesday’s election.
In New Mexico, Glen Bolger a highly respected GOP pollster has Heather Wilson and liberal Congressman Martin Heinrich tied at 46. As Politico’s Morning Score reports: New Mexico Wilson tied at 46: According to an internal poll of Republican Heather Wilsons’ race, she ties Martin Heinrich. … Memo: http://goo.gl/0abnm.
In Montana, ABC-Great Falls reports – With his U.S. Senate Race one of the most closely watched in the nation, Congressman Denny Rehberg and his wife Jan cast their ballots Friday in Billings. The Rehberg’s arrived Friday morning at the Yellowstone County Courthouse along with others to exercise their right to vote….“This is a big race. They say that Montana, there’s no path to a Republican majority in the United States Senate that doesn’t go through Montana. They figured that they have to win this seat. I feel compelled to say the same. I would not have felt right if I had not run for the United State Senate,” says Rehberg.
In Pennsylvania, a new poll commissioned by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review finds the race now in a virtual dead heat. Republican U.S. Senate nominee Tom Smith narrowed the race against Democratic Sen. Bob Casey Jr., pulling nearly even in a Tribune-Review poll. Casey polled 46 percent to Smith’s 45 percent among likely voters, with 8 percent undecided, according to the survey by Susquehanna Polling & Research in Harrisburg. Those figures show stagnation for Casey but a 4-point gain for Smith since a Trib-commissioned poll Sept. 12. The more recent poll of 800 people from Oct. 29-31 has a margin of error of 3.4 percentage points. “The momentum has clearly gone to Smith,” said Susquehanna President Jim Lee. He argued Casey made “a near-fatal” mistake by allowing Smith a chance to cast his political persona. “You never allow the challenger to define himself or herself on his own terms,” Lee said.
- And from the Associated Press today – First-term Sen. Bob Casey in Pennsylvania wasn’t on anyone’s lineup of vulnerable Democrats six months ago, especially after Republicans nominated little-known businessman Tom Smith. But the coal executive spent more than $17 million of his own money and cut into Casey’s edge. The National Republican Senatorial Committee and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce jumped in with money and ads in the final week. “I think a race that everyone here in Pennsylvania assumed was safe for Sen. Casey no longer is,” said Gene Barr, president of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry.
In Virginia, the Washington Times’ editorial board strongly endorses George Allen – The contrast in this race is vivid. As a governor, senator, congressman and member of the commonwealth’s House of Delegates, Mr. Allen has a long record of leading the charge for limited government and job growth. Mr. Kaine frighteningly admitted that his work is simply, “Doing what the president wants me to do.” America can’t afford another Obama lackey voting to increase federal deficits and debt. The Washington Times endorses George Allen for the U.S. Senate.
- On the campaign trail today, Allen is bringing his “Fighting For Our Jobs” tour to the Richmond area, where he will share his strong commitment to protecting and creating Virginia jobs, and join Congressman Paul Ryan for a Victory Rally at Richmond International Airport.
In Nevada, where Shelley Berkley was once hailed as a prolific fundraiser, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that the embattled Congresswoman has loaned her campaign $250,000 so she can get her campaign to Tuesday. Rep. Shelley Berkley loaned her campaign $250,000 in the homestretch of a heated U.S. Senate race, the first time either Nevada candidate has needed to tap personal funds. Berkley made the transactions in early and mid-October, including borrowing $50,000 from a retirement fund to send the money to her campaign, according to federal reports through Oct. 17. … Berkley also reported a $24,581 campaign debt to American Express. Meanwhile, incumbent Republican Sen. Dean Heller had $1.2 million cash on hand heading into the final weeks of his $7.6 million campaign. He reported no loans or outstanding debt.
- Meanwhile, the Reno Gazette-Journal’s Ray Hagar – the top political reporter in Northern Nevada – predicts that Dean Heller will defeat Shelley Berkley. Sen. Dean Heller is doing something this campaign season that no other politician has to do. He’s fighting two opponents. Heller was fond of saying it during the campaign and it’s true. First, he is competing against his Democratic opponent, Rep. Shelley Berkley of Las Vegas. Heller also has to deal with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, master of the Machiavellian world of Capital Hill, boss of the upper house. … Heller is up by a small margin, according to a few respected polls. If he beats Berkley, it would be a humongous blow to the Nevada Democratic Party and Reid. The bet here is Heller win by a margin that’s less than 5 points.
- And from Human Events – “We are confident Dean Heller will be re-elected on Nov. 6th because not only has he been a great senator for Nevada, but he’s running against one of the most unethical and liberal members of Congress,” said Brian Walsh, spokesman for the National Republican Senatorial Committee. “We believe that regardless of the outcome of the presidential race in Nevada, Dean Heller will win.”
In North Dakota, the Devil’s Lake Journal reports on just one stop on Rick Berg’s cross-state bus tour. Berg said his motto about government spending is “10, Six, Four.” Ten referring to “the $10 million dollars the government spends each day, six referring to the $6 million dollars it takes in each day and four being the amount that’s lacking.” Berg referenced his upbringing in Maddock and Hettinger, N.D., and said his grandparents came from Norway. He said they always wanted to work toward leaving a better future for the younger generation. “We don’t want our kids to be anchored by our debts,” Berg said. “We need to fix this problem.”
In Ohio, the Dayton Daily News reports that Republican Florida Sen. Marco Rubio urged supporters gathered in Centerville on Friday to elect Josh Mandel to the U.S. Senate to help break partisan gridlock that Rubio blamed on the Democrats. Rubio said he supports Ohio Treasurer Mandel in his bid to unseat Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio. Rubio said Democrats have paralyzed the Senate and Mandel would be critical to Republicans gaining a majority. “We could use some Ohio commonsense” in the Senate, said Rubio, a freshman senator from Florida once mentioned as a possible Romney runningmate.
In Connecticut, Linda McMahon’s closing ad reminds voters that she is an independent thinker who knows we have to work together to grow our economy and create jobs.
In Florida, the Associated Press reports that Connie Mack is reminding voters in the Panhandle about liberal Democrat Bill Nelson’s liberal record. Among other stops, Mack was in Jacksonville on Wednesday, the Panama City area on Thursday and the Jacksonville area Friday. On Saturday, he’ll be in Jacksonville and Panama City again
- Meanwhile, the Palm Beach Post reports that if Governor Romney carries Florida, his coattails could help bring Connie Mack to Washington. Republican Connie Mack IV and two-term Democrat Bill Nelson are battling through the final weekend of Florida’s U.S. Senate race, although both sides acknowledge their fate will really be shaped by Mitt Romney and President Obama, who sit atop their respective tickets.
In Arizona, the Eastern Arizona Courier reports that John McCain continues to tell Arizonans that he needs Jeff Flake in the U.S. Senate, so they can continue their crusade against wasteful spending. Saying he hopes the U.S. Senate will have a Republican majority after the Nov. 6 election, McCain said he does not want to have the second member of the Arizona U.S. Senate delegation be a Democrat. “I don’t want someone who will cancel out my vote,” McCain said. … It was Flake who stood up against earmarks, fighting to stop them in the House of Representatives, an action which put him in trouble with the House GOP leadership, said McCain, who fought against earmarks in the U.S. Senate. Flake stood his ground, and while almost a persona non grata, eventually he was welcomed back into the GOP fold after elections that turned out some Republicans who supported earmarks, the senator said.
In Nebraska, Leavenworth Street reports that the Nebraska Farm Bureau released a web video reminding voters that Valentine is strongly behind Deb Fischer. The Nebraska Farm Bureau put out a video featuring the citizens of Valentine, NE talking about Deb Fischer.
- Meanwhile, as Kerrey unveils of all of his out of state endorsements, Larry the Cable Guy – an actual Nebraska voter – is supporting Fischer’s bid for the U.S. Senate.
In Hawaii, KHON-TV in Honolulu reports that last night former Governor Linda Lingle held a huge GOTV rally. Hundreds of people attended an event Thursday night with the goal of encouraging voters to head to the polls. More than 500 people attended a “Get Out the Vote” rally at Aloha Tower Marketplace. It was hosted by Senate candidate republican Linda Lingle.
In Missouri, CBS-St. Louis reports that Todd Akin was back on the road Friday as he made stops in Warrenton and Fenton to make a final push in his goal to replace United States Senator Claire McCaskill. Akin’s campaign is also spending $900,000 in TV ads over the next several days leading up to Tuesday.
The nail-biting time has arrived. It’s the weekend before the election. Can our guy DO it? Mitt Romney’s poll uptick has been remarkable for weeks, but there is always anxiety about late surges in Democratic support, not to mention the wild card of Hurricane Sandy.
I think he can do it. In a fair world, there would be no doubt. But we know how hard the media classes are pulling for President Obama. They have refused for the most part to really investigate the deadly Libyan fiasco and what it implies about the crisis management skills of the current occupant of the White House. And they will not call the president out on the other ominous developments in the Middle East: an Egypt run by the Muslim Brotherhood and an Iran closer than ever to the bomb. Above all they will not focus on the great non sequitur afflicting the Obama view of the world: that an American ambassador was killed by a resurgent al-Qaeda, just months after the president “got” Osama bin Laden. The MSM still has market share, so conservatives naturally fear that establishment shilling may be just enough to get the liberal beloved over the top, despite the MSM’s own occasional hints of anxiety about his job performance. No one likes to admit they were wrong.
Then there is the economy. Barack Obama has presided over the most awful four years of economic malaise in two generations. I suspect the people sense this terrible record is directly connected to the statist agenda pursued by this president from the moment he took the oath of office.
The current political scene is eerily reminiscent of 1980, when Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan were running close in the polls until the final repudiation of the incumbent on Election Day. If history repeats itself, Romney will become the new Reagan. I explore this theme on my latest show on Blog Talk Radio. So if you need a break from the tumult, drop by for some hopefully entertaining historical perspective. And then get back to work. AND VOTE!