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I think the October Surprise just happened.

Independents are going to swing hard, HARD for Democratic candidates now.
Posted by bearsfootball516 | Fri Oct 26, 2018, 12:44 PM (7 replies)

Watch the New York Times live poll of the Florida Gov and Florida Senate races here.


This is really interesting to watch. You can use the little scroll at the top right corner to flip between races. One thing I'm noticing, there's a lot of enthusiasm for Gillum that isn't always translating to Nelson. There have been several people that said they're voting Gillum, but are undecided in the Senate race.
Posted by bearsfootball516 | Tue Oct 23, 2018, 06:23 PM (2 replies)

Is there any truth to this MSNBC article that just came out?

Seems kind of bizarre, considering Democrats typically dominate early voting, and this is a year when Democrats are extremely fired up.

Posted by bearsfootball516 | Mon Oct 22, 2018, 03:45 PM (39 replies)

Florida early voters, please let us know what you see.

In terms of turnout, any lines, what number you were to vote, etc.

Please and thank you!
Posted by bearsfootball516 | Mon Oct 22, 2018, 08:24 AM (3 replies)

On CNN, Michael Cohen tells voters to vote Democratic.

Posted by bearsfootball516 | Fri Oct 19, 2018, 09:45 PM (9 replies)

Trump is having a rally in Montana...and not a single news network, including Fox, is showing it.

That's called progress.
Posted by bearsfootball516 | Thu Oct 18, 2018, 09:22 PM (37 replies)

ICYMI: Internal GOP Poll: 'We've Lost the Messaging Battle' on Tax Cuts

A survey commissioned by the Republican National Committee has led the party to a glum conclusion regarding President Donald Trump’s signature legislative achievement: Voters overwhelmingly believe his tax overhaul helps the wealthy instead of average Americans.

By a 2-to-1 margin -- 61 percent to 30 percent -- respondents said the law benefits “large corporations and rich Americans” over “middle class families,” according to the survey, which was completed on Sept. 2 by the GOP firm Public Opinion Strategies and obtained by Bloomberg News.

The result was fueled by self-identified independent voters who said by a 36-point margin that large corporations and rich Americans benefit more from the tax law -- a result that was even more lopsided among Democrats. Republican voters said by a 38-point margin that the middle class benefits more.

“Voters are evenly divided on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” the RNC-commissioned report said. “But, we’ve lost the messaging battle on the issue.”

Posted by bearsfootball516 | Thu Oct 18, 2018, 03:11 PM (8 replies)

Ford announces plan to lay off workers after tariffs cost them $1B

"The economy remains strong, but are we starting to see the first signs of stalling? Stephanie Ruhle is joined by Politico’s Ben White to discuss Ford’s plan to lay off workers after they say President Trump’s tariffs have cost them a billion dollars."


(Video inside)
Posted by bearsfootball516 | Tue Oct 9, 2018, 10:19 PM (3 replies)

Here's a short, inspirational story for my fellow canvassers.

Last Sunday was the final day of canvassing in Indiana, the next month is now GOTV. As I was going through my walk list on Sunday, I knocked on the door of a very nice woman who I'd peg as being in her mid 30s.

I asked her if she was planning on voting for Joe Donnelly. She said that she just moved to Indiana about a month ago from Michigan and had gotten done registering to vote a few days prior, and really needed to do research before deciding who to vote for.

We sat down on a bench outside her house and I asked her what issues were most important to her. She told me that she needed someone who is willing to work across the aisle and not just be a Republican yes man for Donald Trump or a Democratic yes man is they were to win back the House/Senate, and the next important issue to her was healthcare.

I gave her a Donnelly pamphlet and she leafed through it as we talked, with her stopping and pointing out things she liked in it. I told her how as a red-state Democrat, Donnelly has to cross party lines to get work done, because if he wasn't willing to, he never would have been a senator here in the first place and I gave her a few examples of him doing such. As far as health care, I told her about Donnelly's passion to protect pre-existing conditions and Braun's negligence about the issue.

She asked me why I decided to canvass, and I told her it was because I wanted to make a difference, but I know I can't do that from my couch, so I better get on my feet and get to work. She told me to keep at it, and that she's only heard from the Donnelly campaign, not the Braun campaign.

I thanked her for her time, and she told me:

"I have a little more research to do, but I think you just got Joe Donnelly another voter in November."

If she's the only vote I helped get this fall, heck. I did my job.
Posted by bearsfootball516 | Tue Oct 9, 2018, 03:55 PM (3 replies)

Interesting things heard when canvassing in Indiana:

"Oh, I don't usually vote, my husband takes care of that."

"My father always told me to just put all the names in a hat and draw one out, they're all the same."

Posted by bearsfootball516 | Mon Oct 8, 2018, 02:20 PM (3 replies)
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