Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Updates on Florida, Brown, Nevada, Georgia, etc., etc.

All of the following are from Taegan Goddard's Political Wire. Based on the slant I often see, I'd say he leans left... however, it's great info. I signed up for the briefs and they pop up in my inbox a few times a day with loads and loads of great political tidbits. Between Drudge & Goddard, I pretty much manage to keep up with political winds as they blow. Course, Fox News is where I always go for details and "fair and balanced" news!

Brown Walking a Tightrope or the Plank?

While Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) gave a major boost to Democrats when he announced his support for the Wall Street reform bill, Swampland notes that his recent "knack for delivering numero 60 for Harry Reid and Co. in a pinch" is infuriating the Republican base.

The evidence? Check the comments on his Facebook page.

Nevada Senate Race is Close

A new Rasmussen survey in Nevada shows Sharron Angle (R) just edging Sen. Harry Reid (D) for U.S. Senate, 46% to 43%.

Court Strikes Down FCC Indecency Rules

A federal appeals court struck down the FCC's indecency policy, saying the agency's efforts to punish broadcasters for allowing one-time or "fleeting" expletives is "unconstitutionally vague," the Wall Street Journal reports.

Crist Leads in Florida

A new Reuters/Ipsos poll in Florida finds Gov. Charlie Crist (I) holds a narrow edge over Marco Rubio (R) in a three-way Senate race, 35% to 28%, with Rep. Kendrick Meek (D) trailing behind at 17%.

Crist holds a similar 34% to 29% edge over Rubio in a three-way race with Jeff Greene (D) as the Democratic nominee.

Said pollster Cliff Young: "Generally incumbents have been at a disadvantage this year, but that hasn't been the case with Crist in Florida. The move to running as an independent has paid off. He's capturing the middle space."

Tight Race for Florida Governor

A new Reuters/Ipsos poll in Florida finds Rick Scott (R) edging Alex Sink (D) in the race for governor, 34% to 31%.

But Sink leads slightly, 31% to 30%, when matched against Bill McCollum (R) who is locked in a bitter Republican primary race with Scott.

Quote of the Day

"We have a three-pronged strategy: To keep the House, it's called the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost."

-- Democratic strategist James Carville, in an interview on ABC News.

Bentley Defeats Byrne in Runoff

In Alabama, self-described outsider Robert Bentley (R) defeated Bradley Byrne (R) in the Republican gubernatorial runoff, the AP reports.

Byrne finished first in the June 1 primary and had the support of much of the state's GOP establishment.

Handel Leads GOP Pack in Georgia

A new Magellan Strategies survey in Georgia finds Karen Handel (R) leading the Republican race for governor with 32%, followed by Nathan Deal (R) at 18%, John Oxendine (R) at 18% and Eric Johnson trailing at 12%.

A recent SurveyUSA poll had Oxedine leading the race.

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