Michigan Primary Results 2010
August 4, 2010 by USA Post
Michigan Primary Results 2010, [Washington Post] President Obama spoke to a tele-town hall on behalf of Senator Michael Bennett (D-Colo.) yesterday night, the latest sign that the White House is very concerned by the possibility that their preferred candidate losing his growing state rival, former House Speaker Andrew Romanoff (D) in the August 10 primary.
Bennet “has been a breath of fresh air in a city with a lot of hot air” Obama told 21,000 supporters who joined in the call. The president said that over the past 18 months, Bennet “has become the launch man to reform America’s public schools in Congress and has faced the health insurance companies, shipping companies work abroad and overlapping the credit card companies.
Obama also said “there has been a lot of negative publicity against Michael running in recent weeks, which is a kind of politics as usual.”
He closed his speech five minutes telling his supporters that “Michael is one who has advocated on behalf of you, and have to defend on their behalf at this time.”
The intervention of the White House comes as polls show pulling even with Bennett Romanoff After trailing by double digits as recently as two months ago. Romanoff place is all the more impressive considering that Bennett has been reduced almost to 5.8 million in its bid to date, more than three times Romanoff and 1.7 million invested. (In a further sign of a desperate situation Bennet camp, the senator lent itself to 300,000 over the weekend, Romanoff, meanwhile, sold his house in an effort to provide an extra 325,000 and a jolt to your offer in the final weeks of the primary campaign.)
The TV room, the city is not the first time Obama has spoken on behalf of Bennet. In February, the President hosted three fundraisers in Denver. It also appears in a television ad Bennet camp released last week.
A recent Denver Post poll showed that Obama’s approval rating has fallen 38 percent in Colorado, although it remains at 72 percent among Democrats. Bennet A loss would not only be a blow to the White House, but also would call into question what it means an endorsement of Obama for Democratic candidates this cycle – even the candidates in the Democratic primaries, where the president remains popular.
(A factor further complicating the race is the fact that former President Bill Clinton has expressed support for Romanoff and has written an e-mail fundraising in his name.)
Meanwhile, Romanoff e-mailed to supporters the night trying to clarify his position on accepting PAC money. He said he has asked the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (which is backing Bennet) to “exclude any dollar PAC contributions or making expenditures” in its own name if he wins the Democratic endorsement. In an unorthodox move, Romanoff including the phone number of your house because, as he said, Colorado, “deserve a senator who will answer your questions, and frankly as often as possible.”
strengthening the role of Obama in the race is presented as his presidential rival in 2008 is involved as well: Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) will visit Colorado on Saturday to hold two events for former Lt. Gov. Jane Norton, who in a hard-fought primary against District Attorney Ken Buck Weld County.
2. It was another night (at least few) foreign trio of Tuesday’s primary, businessman Rick Snyder with victory in the GOP primary for governor and Michigan (D-Mich.) primary loss to Rep. Carolyn Kilpatrick head.
Republicans believe they have another rising star in Snyder, a former Gateway president who ran under the slogan “a tough nerd.” The self-funded his way to prominence in the race and then defeated two experienced politicians – Rep. Peter Hoekstra, and Attorney General Mike Cox – by 10 points.
Also in Michigan, the loss of Kilpatrick was called early Wednesday. In the end, it was undone in large part by the problems of his son, former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick (D), and bordered by a capable opponent in State Senator Hansen Clarke (D).
Kilpatrick became the fourth member of Congress House and sixth overall to lose a party nomination. But she is the first time since mid-June.
Hoekstra, meanwhile, became the latest member of Congress to lose the primary for governor less established politician, joining the Congressmen Gresham Barrett (RS.C.) and Artur Davis (D-Ala.) in that regard .
Other headlines included a scare Congress Lynn Jenkins (R-Kan.) and Fred Upton (R-Mich.), who each took about 57 percent of the vote against underfinanced opponents. They join hundreds of other House members who have given large chunks of the vote unheralded opponents in the primaries.
But while Snyder and Clarke win the tent was removed Tuesday was as usual for the establishment in Missouri and Kansas Senate races, and elections for governor of Kansas. Members of Congress will run on the GOP side in all three races, while the daughter of a former governor of Missouri – Secretary of State Robin Carnahan – carry the Democratic flag in that key state Senate elections.
3. A new poll shows Senate Majority Harry Reid is leading his Republican rival, former Nevada Assemblywoman Sharron Angle, but the Democrats are at a significant disadvantage in terms of voter enthusiasm.
Angle Reid takes 52 percent to 36 percent among registered voters within the Reuters / Ipsos poll. When only likely voters are studied, however, that gap narrowed to just four points – 48 percent to 44 percent – and within the margin of 4.6 points from the survey error.
The poll shows Reid beating angle between the independents – it takes 36 percent to 19 percent of Angle, by far – 37 percent – were undecided. Nearly two thirds of respondents said that the recent visit of President Obama to the state on behalf of Reid made no difference to them, so similar, 60 percent said Angle’s ties to the tea party “movement “does not affect them.
Angulo has been working very hard to Reid for his long tenure in the Senate. In a recent appearance at the Republican Men’s Club of Nevada, Angulo said that “despite what people say about this most powerful man Harry Reid has not used his power for our benefit.”
But the survey results show that it is a way to go in convincing independents: 49 percent of independents surveyed said they considered Reid’s position as majority leader as good, while only 33 percent said it was a bad thing.
The survey comes as both campaigns are launching a new round of television commercials. Reid slams new Angle field in the oil spill in the Gulf, saying that she wants to abolish the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency, but also seizes Angulo comments made last month in which he called to account BP escrow to a slush fund. “(Angle later retracted the comment.)
Angle’s latest ad blames Reid of Nevada property values plummeting. “Harry Reid: the only thing that has delivered for Nevada is hardship,” says the narrator of the ad, which also accuses Reid of “Cleaning the retirement savings of people at night.”
4.Fresh season was a weekend in Iowa – his fourth visit to the state this cycle – Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R) continued its efforts for 2010 candidates Tuesday, with a fundraiser for California Minneapolis Senate candidate and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina (R).
Fiorina Pawlenty met while both were acting as surrogates for Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) 2008 presidential bid, according to an adviser Fiorina. The two hosted a tele-town hall and the event together in Minnesota and also spent some time together in the McCain campaign bus. Pawlenty Fiorina mentioned in a Christian Science Monitor breakfast in Washington last week as one of several candidates who represent the cycle of the next generation of Republican leaders.
In addition to celebrating yesterday fundraiser Minneapolis Club, the governor of Minnesota and the potential of hope 2012 is expected to contribute to 3000 the supply of Fiorina.
Exact figures on the amount collected to come, but yesterday’s event are sure to give impetus to Fiorina, who has fallen behind Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) in the money race. Boxer and took in 4.6 million in the second quarter to 11 million and had a hand from late June. Fiorina raised to 2.3 million the same period and had 950 000 and the hand (although she also has considerable personal wealth in the call).
Pawlenty event occurs after several other potential 2012 candidate – Former Governor Sarah Palin Alaska (R) and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R), to name a few – were approved and Fiorina. Of these, the approval of Palin was perhaps the most fundamental: the former governor of Alaska approved in May Fiorina, while still in the midst of a contentious primary battle.
5. A recent survey shows that previously untargeted Republican Rep. Phil Hare (D-Ill.) in some real problems in this cycle, leading his Republican opponent by just two points.
The survey of Public Opinion Strategies for state committee party’s victory shows main Hare Schilling only 33 percent to 31 percent, Green Party candidate Roger Davis having a 7 per cent.
The post is largely a blank slate for voters, the poll found. He is shown with a favorable rating of 33 percent, compared with 21 percent unfavorable. Only 25 percent of voters say Hare deserves to be reelected, while 46 percent say they want someone else.
Pollster Glen Bolger goes so far as to say Hare is “one of the most vulnerable owners in the country” and that it is difficult to see how you win.
Although Hare comes from a somewhat marginal western district of Illinois – Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.) won with 51 percent of the vote in 2004 – has not even appeared in the lower layers of the majority of the target Republican People’s Party lists this cycle. Republicans are not seriously compete for the job in 2006 when he won, and was unopposed last cycle.
Hare’s political director, Maggie Depoorter, said the poll lacked credibility.
“The only surprise of this survey is that someone claims is a serious look at the state of the race in District 17,” said Depoorter. “With nearly 30 percent undecided, this is the second poll released by the Schilling camp that this is not worth the paper it is written.”
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