The Left Coaster: Election 2006 State of the States Roundup
- MoveOn.Org has started the "one of the largest volunteer phonebanking efforts in American history" - Call for Change. Please make sure you check it out. (Here's why you should).
- The DNC is running a 50-state turnout operation - click here for details - and they've kicked of a 2006 donor matching program. Check it out.
- Democratic candidate for Secretary of State - Debra Bowen - evidently did a great job in her one and only debate with her Diebold-loving GOP opponent; make sure you visit her website.
- In CA-11, Jerry McNerney (website) is in a dead-heat with Richard Pombo (R-Extreme Corruption) and facing the onslaught of serial liar Pombo and the NRCC, which has dumped over $600,000 into the district so far.
- In CA-04 news, John 15% Doolittle (R-Corruption) helped out a friend accused of sexual assault - a friend who later went on to commit another sex assault.
- Meanwhile, it looks like Arnold Schwarzenegger literally took a page out of Bush's unconstitutional signing statements to dilute California's landmark global warming law. As Jennifer Poole says:
Speaker Núñez, that used to be true; perhaps you weren't aware of the Bush administration's record of using "signing statements" to disregard laws they don't like, but don't want to veto for political reasons? Too bad you didn't figure out the truth about Schwarzenegger's continuing agenda to consolidate power in the Executive Branch before you helped him take a big lead in this election back in August by giving his handlers the "truthiness" they needed to portray him as "green" and "bipartisan."
The investigation into Republican Bob Beauprez's campaign use of restricted federal criminal database data has broadened to include the FBI, according to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.
NM: With Democratic challenger Patricia Madrid performing strongly in the polls (also see here) against GOP Rep. "Halliburton" Heather Wilson in NM-01, Madrid is being swiftboated. Visit Madrid's website here.
NY: Majority Watch has 4 polls in key NY congressional districts showing great results for Democrats. But are the polls reliable? They seem too good to be true.
P.S. Most of the blogs featured in this update are listed in The Left Coaster Election 2006 Progressive State Blogs list.