Politics On The Fly

Politics On The Fly ~ October 3, 2014

Good Afternoon Everybody! Have a great weekend and go San Francisco GIANTS!

More 3rd Quarter Fundraising Numbers:

Texas Governor: Greg Abbott (R) $7.8 million raised, $30 million cash-on-hand.
CA-21: David Valado (R-inc) $540,000 raised, $1.1 million cash-on-hand.
FL-18: Patrick Murphy (D-inc) $1 million raised, 1.5 million cash-on-hand.

SEN-IA: Democrats are out with a second internal poll in a week that shows a deadlock in the Iowa U.S Senate race. Greenberg Quinlan Rosner on behalf of Senate Majority PAC, had Bruce Braley (D) edging out Joni Ernst (R) by a point, 47% to 46%.

SEN-WV: Rasmussen is out with a new poll in West Virginia U.S Senate race that finds Shelley Moore Capito (R) with a big lead on Natalie Tennant (D), 50% to 39%.

GOV-CO: Rasmussen is also out with another poll in Colorado today that finds John Hickenlooper (D) ahead of Bob Beauprez (R), 50% to 46%.

GOV-FL: A new Republican polling firm called Optimus is out with a poll that finds Democrat Charlie Crist with a one point lead over Governor Rick Scott (R), 41% to 40%. The polling in this race has been super close but having a Republican poll show the Democrat ahead means only good news for Crist.

GOV-IL: A bunch of polling out in the land of Lincoln.

Battleground Polling: Gov. Pat Quinn (D-inc) 43, Bruce Rauner (R) 43
Fabizio Lee (R): Gov. Pat Quinn (D-inc) 41, Bruce Rauner (R) 39
Communication Express (R): Bruce Rauner (R) 43, Quinn (D) 37

SEN-MI: Three polls released today, all three has Peters (D) but by at least five points. This race is nearing the end of its competitive cycle and the GOP would be better off just sinking all their resources in the state on the governor race.

Joe Biden: Vice President Biden is making a campaign stop for Democrats in South Carolina.

Unemployment Rate: The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the U.S economy added 248,000 jobs were added in the month of September and that the unemployment rate fell to 5.9%.

Ad Spending: Republicans hold the edge in spending when it comes to the amount of ads being played on TV. Republicans lead in spending for ads in Arkansas, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Hampshire and even Oregon. Democrats are spending more in just two states, Alaska and Colorado.


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