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jcitybone
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Had a hard time remembering my pswd but I finally signed in to rec. Nice diary.

orlbucfan

Seconded. I feel very strongly that Fetterman will win. Sure wish he was running down here. 🙁

jcitybone

orlbucfan

Screw them.

Paul ADK

The world should have moved on from fossil fuels in the 70s, after the first time they pulled this stunt.

wi64

Since tricky dick took the US off the Gold standard back in the 70s due to inflation pressures (you mean an R president had inflation issues during his term!!!!) How could that happen? According to to the cultists of 45 inflationary pressures never happen under and R president.Anyway after the arab oil embargo the US simply went on the petrol standard dollar wise and thats why the govt is so slow on green energy along with the infulence of craprate oil. Anyway my 2 cents for part of the problems we have with the worlds wide oil market.

jcitybone

wi64

These idiots havent figured out that its not a question about whom is your president. Its about the god the providers worship

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orlbucfan

Is the yahoo Lyndon LaRouche (sp)? Ye gods, the stupidity quotient keeps expanding.

jcitybone

https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/politics/2022/10/13/group-fighting-kentucky-abortion-amendment-outraises-supporters/69556093007/

Opponents of a ballot measure to eliminate abortion rights from the Kentucky Constitution have raised $3 million in an election fight that could determine whether abortion remains outlawed in the state.

Campaign finance reports filed Wednesday show that the abortion rights group Protect Kentucky Access, which opposes the amendment, has raised about five times as much money as amendment supporters Yes for Life, which reported a total $595,000 by the period ending Oct. 9.

The proposed amendment, which voters must approve or reject, declares that nothing in the state constitution provides a right to abortion. It has kindled growing interest since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the federal right to abortion in June, ending access in Kentucky.

With the Nov. 8 election less than four weeks away, Protect Kentucky Access, a coalition of groups that support abortion rights, reported raising more than $1.25 million since its last report was filed Sept. 14, for a total of $3 million.

Yes for Life, a coalition of anti-abortion groups that support the amendment, reported raising $160,000 in the last 30 days, bringing its total fundraising to $575,000, with the single largest donor in the past 30 days the Kentucky Baptist Convention at $206,000. That was offset by $50,000 apparently refunded to the Kentucky Right to Life Educational Fund.

That puts Yes for Life behind opponents of the amendment who already have begun airing television ads against it across Kentucky-area media markets. Protect Kentucky Access launched a new TV ad this week featuring a grandmother who calls Kentucky’s abortion ban “an extreme measure made by politicians.”

orlbucfan

That could help Booker beat good ole GOPuker Paul. Wouldn’t THAT be something ????!

jcitybone

https://www.thedailybeast.com/john-fetterman-raises-over-dollar1-million-since-nbc-interview

Democratic Senate nominee John Fetterman has raised more than $1 million since Tuesday, his campaign announced, since NBC aired an explosive interview with the recovering candidate. Fetterman used a closed captioning device for assistance after suffering a near-fatal stroke in May. His campaign hasn’t raised money so quickly since Dr. Oz’s crudité gaffe, in which his opponent feigned relatability by price-checking ingredients for the appetizer at a misidentified grocery store. While the interview itself faced a frenzy of backlash for using ableist rhetoric against the Democratic candidate, a follow-up comment made by the NBC reporter has since become GOP fodder for right-wing supporters attempting to discredit the nominee in the contentious race. “In small talk before my interview [with Fetterman], it wasn’t clear he understood what I was saying,” NBC News correspondent Dasha Burns said of Fetterman, though other journalists have attempted to dismiss the allegation. “This is just nonsense,” tweeted Kara Swisher, a reporter who recently interviewed Fetterman for her podcast, and herself suffered a stroke in 2011. Addressing the criticism during a Facebook Live interview with PennLive, Fetterman said: “I always have been very honest about saying, ‘I need captioning.’ I know that you are speaking and sometimes I will hear it, but if I am being asked a very specific kind of question, I need to know exactly what that is. If someone wants to hold that against me, they might regret that, but the truth is that half of Americans that watch TV use captions, too.”

orlbucfan

I like captions the few times I watch the boob tube. I haven’t had a stroke, and my hearing is sensitive as heck. My parents called me “rabbit ears” back in my childhood (Stone Age) days. LOL.

jcitybone

wi64

Not good news out of WI😢

Ron Johnson opens 6-point lead over Mandela Barnes in U.S. Senate race
Bill Glauber
Corrinne Hess
Sarah Volpenhein
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson has surged to a 6-point lead in his reelection race against Democratic challenger Mandela Barnes, according to Wednesday’s Marquette University Law School Poll.

Meanwhile, Democratic Gov. Tony Evers held a 1-point edge over Republican challenger Tim Michels, making the race for the governor’s mansion a toss-up.

Johnson, running for a third term, was backed by 52% of likely voters compared with 46% supporting Barnes, the state’s lieutenant governor.

Mandela Barnes, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, Gov. Tony Evers and Tim Michels.
Significantly, Johnson held a 6-point lead over Barnes among independent voters. In August, it was Barnes who held a 15-point edge among independents.

With millions of dollars in ads buttressing his case and millions more spent on attacking Barnes over the past two months, Johnson has stormed from behind over the last few months in the poll.

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Marquette’s August survey, conducted just after the primaries, showed Barnes with a 7-point advantage over Johnson among registered voters. That Barnes lead evaporated by the time September’s poll rolled around, which showed Johnson 1 point ahead of Barnes among likely voters.

“We’ve seen the effect of the campaign, the negative ads, and we’ve seen that move over three samples from August to September to October,” poll director Charles Franklin said.

“There has been a pretty clear trend,” Franklin added.

Gov. Tony Evers is leading Tim Michaels by 1 point
In the governor’s race, Evers led Michels 47% to 46% among likely voters, well within the poll’s margin of error.

“The governor’s race, every indicator is it’s a close toss-up,” Franklin said.

The poll wasn’t completely gloomy for Democrats. In the sample of all registered voters, Barnes and Johnson were tied at 47%-47%, while Evers led Michels by 46% to 41%.

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“This is a good example of how turnout matters, whether we have a higher or lower turnout race could shift those numbers,” Franklin said.

But at this stage of the race, with less than a month to go before the midterms, the emphasis remains on those certain to vote.

Franklin said loyalists are sticking with their parties’ candidates but independents have shifted in both races, leaning Republican.

“Independents are key to the movement we’ve seen,” he said. “Watch those independents, they’re the ones that are shifting.”

Debates are set for Thursday, Friday
The main campaigns have one more chance to speak statewide to voters. The final U.S. Senate debate is scheduled for Thursday. The only gubernatorial debate will take place Friday.

In the Senate race, Johnson was viewed favorably by 41% and unfavorably by 45%, a slight improvement from previous polls. Barnes sagged to 39% favorable and 40% unfavorable.

In the governor’s race, Evers was viewed favorably by 44% and unfavorably by 46%, just slightly underwater. Michels was at 36% favorable and 36% unfavorable with 20% not hearing enough about him to form an opinion.

The campaigns all sought to positively spin the poll.

Barnes’ campaign spokeswoman Maddy McDaniel said: “Polls go up and down, but Mandela Barnes remains focused on holding Ron Johnson accountable for his destructive record of playing politics with women’s lives and leaving working people in the dust.”

Ben Voelkel, senior adviser to the Johnson campaign said: “This campaign has always been about truth versus lies and distortions. The contrast in this race is clear: Ron Johnson is talking about the issues voters care about around the state of Wisconsin while Lt. Gov. Barnes continues to lie and distract from his extreme record …”

Michels campaign manager Patrick McNulty said momentum is on the side of the GOP candidate: “The more people are reminded of Tony Evers’ failures, the more they coalesce around Tim Michels.”

Evers campaign spokeswoman Kayla Anderson said: “Wisconsinites trust Governor Tony Evers to do the right thing for our kids, our economy, and working families, and this latest Marquette poll shows what we’ve known all along — this will be one of the most competitive races in the country and we aren’t taking anything for granted.”

The survey of 801 registered Wisconsin voters, including 652 likely voters, was conducted Oct. 3-9. The margin of error for the full sample was plus or minus 4.3% and for the sample of likely voters was plus or minus 4.8%.

The sample was 30% Republican, 29% Democratic and 40% independent.

Inflation, public schools, gun violence top concern
The party’s supporters are split on the issues. Abortion is a key issue for Democrats, while Republicans have made crime their main focus.

Independents put public schools near the top, and gun violence higher than some, Franklin said.

The poll showed inflation, public schools and gun violence are the top concerns among respondents. When asked, “How concerned are you about the following?” 68% said they were “very concerned” about inflation while 60% said they were “very concerned about public schools and gun violence.

Abortion policy and crime received 56% each.

The survey of 801 registered Wisconsin voters, including 652 likely voters, was conducted Oct. 3-9. The margin of error for the full sample was plus or minus 4.3% and for the sample of likely voters was plus or minus 4.8%.

The sample was 30% Republican, 29% Democratic and 40% independent.

Inflation, public schools, gun violence top concern
The party’s supporters are split on the issues. Abortion is a key issue for Democrats, while Republicans have made crime their main focus.

Independents put public schools near the top, and gun violence higher than some, Franklin said.

The poll showed inflation, public schools and gun violence are the top concerns among respondents. When asked, “How concerned are you about the following?” 68% said they were “very concerned” about inflation while 60% said they were “very concerned about public schools and gun violence.

Abortion policy and crime received 56% each.

FWIW Evers and Barnes have a debate comming up to sway voters and of course we need a heavy D and indy swing for both, Not overly confident right now as Marquette is usally pretty accurate with polling. We could really use that senate seat to go D. Evers would put off more R draconian R changes for 4 years not to mention WI has a WISSC court race comming up that could swing the balance of power to 4-3 D

orlbucfan

Don’t despair fellow Futurist. First, there is way too much emphasis on polls. They’re not god. Second, registered voters count; likely don’t.

wi64

Its just that you cant count on the Dems to show up for midterms here…