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Rep. Bill Young (R-FL 13th District) has died. Age 82.

Peter Schorsch @SaintPetersblog

Now confirmed with multiple sources, Republican Congressman C.W. "Bill" Young has died at 82.
Posted by BluegrassStateBlues | Thu Oct 17, 2013, 01:01 PM (8 replies)

PPP: Grimes maintains 2-point lead over McConnell

Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes leads Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) in a new poll.

The Public Policy Polling survey, released a day after McConnell inked a deal with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) to avert a debt default, shows Grimes leading McConnell 45 percent to 43 percent in the 2014 race.

Among Independents, 40 percent said they support McConnell while 34 percent said they support Grimes. Twenty-four percent said they are unsure.


http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/poll-grimes-has-slight-lead-over-mcconnell

If she can win over more independents, she has this.
Posted by BluegrassStateBlues | Thu Oct 17, 2013, 12:44 PM (5 replies)

Just saw on Rachel Maddow... Harry Reid snuck in a provision restoring LIHEAP funding...

Posted by BluegrassStateBlues | Wed Oct 16, 2013, 11:38 PM (59 replies)

"PRAISE BE TO GOD!" House stenographer 'Holly' rushed off floor and into an elevator...

Said Diane Reidy, the House stenographer before being hauled off the floor by security.

Getting more info from Twitter...

UPDATE:

RT @toddzwillich: "Praise be to GOD!" House stenographer Diane Reidy is rushed off the floor and into an elevator...


Sean Lengell @SeanLengell

Staff stenographer disrupts House vote, shouts "he will not be mocked" and "this nation is not under God" after escorted off floor


RT @SuzyKhimm: Apparently the House stenographer had a breakdown and started raving "God bless America" and had to be dragged off the floor.


RT @Bencjacobs Stenographer removed shouting about God not being mocked and the free masons


SOUND OF THE INCIDENT: https://soundcloud.com/toddzwillich-1/floor1-101612-wav

Posted by BluegrassStateBlues | Wed Oct 16, 2013, 09:25 PM (65 replies)

President Obama to speak from White House at 8:25 nt

Posted by BluegrassStateBlues | Wed Oct 16, 2013, 07:16 PM (15 replies)

You were saying?

Posted by BluegrassStateBlues | Wed Oct 16, 2013, 06:56 PM (1 replies)

Steve Israel: DCCC could get at least 40 "top recruits" going into 2014 elections

In an interview, DCCC chair Steve Israel told me a number of new recruits would be announced in coming days, thanks to GOP damage sustained in the crisis.

“Conservatively, you will see another three — it could be as many as five,” Israel told me. “In a number of districts we had top-tier, all-star potential candidates who several months ago didn’t see a path to victory. They reopened the doors. These are competitive districts. They tend to be moderate and have large concentrations of independent voters. Those voters are now seeing the Tea Party implement their agenda.”

Three to five new top recruits would not be insignificant, since Dems need to flip 17 seats to take back the House, but Dave Wasserman, who tracks House races for the non-partisan Cook Political Report, estimates that Dems are well short of the number of recruits they need. He says that given how few seats are truly competitive, Dems need between 35 and 40 high-quality recruits to have any shot at putting the House in play, and estimates that they only have two dozen serious recruits at present.

Israel says Dems will meet that goal. “I think we’ll get it into the range of 40,” he said. “I don’t accept that we’re at 20-25 top recruits. I would put it right now in the mid-30s.”


http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2013/10/16/gop-shutdown-disaster-could-give-dems-a-big-lift/
Posted by BluegrassStateBlues | Wed Oct 16, 2013, 02:47 PM (1 replies)

DSCC outraises NRSC in September

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee raised more money than its Republican counterpart in September, increasing its fundraising advantage for the year to $13 million.

The DSCC raised $4.6 million last month and ended September with more than $10 million in cash on hand, the committee announced on Wednesday. A committee spokesman said the DSCC has also paid down its debt to $7.5 million.


The National Republican Senatorial Committee announced it had raised $3.4 million in September, during which it also paid off the remainder of its debt. An NRSC spokesman said it will report having $3.4 million on hand as of Sept. 30.

http://atr.rollcall.com/dscc-outraised-nrsc-in-september/
Posted by BluegrassStateBlues | Wed Oct 16, 2013, 10:39 AM (0 replies)

JUST IN: DEAL IN HAND

Breaking News @BreakingNews

Bipartisan deal in hand to reopen government, avoid default, Republican senator says - @AP


Also seeing several tweets saying House will pass the Senate plan first to avoid a filibuster.
Posted by BluegrassStateBlues | Wed Oct 16, 2013, 09:53 AM (15 replies)

Sigh. FreedomWorks again demanding that Boehner/Cantor/McCarthy hold the line on defund

KateNocera @KateNocera

aaaand there's the FreedomWorks email telling supporters to call Boehner/Cantor/McCarthy to hold the line on defund.
Posted by BluegrassStateBlues | Tue Oct 15, 2013, 03:18 PM (5 replies)
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