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“@igorbobic: The real Secret Service scandal is Bo. He’s getting upstaged by K-9 dogs in his own house. Why won’t Bo lead?” // Bo is not 4 UNew CNN poll (first gold standard of race): Nunn leads Perdue 47-44; in hypothetical runoff, Nunn up 51-47: http://t.co/IvrqjWNZGi
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You can’t solve a dignity problem w/ military force. Yes, we need a hammer ready, but not every civil war is a nail #ConservativeRealism
Retweeted by David M. Drucker“@guypbenson: --> RT @nytimes: Breaking News: Patient in New York City Tests Positive for Ebola http://t.co/EQPyYIzAIE“@ShepNewsTeam: #BreakingNews: Mali's health minister reports 1st case of Ebola in latest West African country affected.”.@GOP reports raising $8.1M in first two weeks of October/accessing a $5M line of credit for total infusion of $13.1M. CoH: $6.7M@stevandrews … she might be wrong. Hagan calculated she was better off skipping the final debate. She might be wrong; she might be right.@stevandrews I'm not saying she doesn't. My point to you was that it's about the politics. She's calculated she's better of not doing it...@stevandrews No. I'm making fun of my own industry. Ed boards aren't law. You do them if you think it helps you win; don't if they don't.Area newspaper disappointed that area candidate cancels ed board mtg, per reports by area reporters.Seems possible Warren got bit by the run-national bug on the book tour > http://t.co/g0jWzqHkcC
Retweeted by David M. DruckerRT @maggiepolitico: DNC now adding Mike Pence to its hit list on press blastsFor the first time, a foreign combatant captured on battlefield in Afghanistan will be transferred to US for trial http://t.co/bwKzA88kC7
Retweeted by David M. DruckerRT @NoahPollak: On election day, a lot is going to be determined by how many people turn out to vote and who they vote forShould the Hagans have known that a stimulus grant could "generate public controversy"? http://t.co/GHpD0SL831 #NCSENRT @ShannonBream: BREAKING: Fed judge tosses lawsuit agst IRS by targeted conservative groups http://t.co/sBo6jaEeZzYep RT @kkondik: Kind of think Jack Kingston would be doing better than Perdue right now.My @NRSC Oct fundraising story updated. Notes $4M transfer from @GOP. NRSC reports $10M on hand as of 10/15: http://t.co/dlK1ZKpOxE.@NRSC raises $10.1 million in first two weeks of October - 2/3 of what cmte raised in September overall: http://t.co/Kvda8iml4CIf anyone wonders whether @normcoleman wishes he were running for Senate again, this will disabuse you of that: https://t.co/BOiaxjcugj
Retweeted by David M. Drucker@kkondik @joshuamercer I coined "Buck Rule." When ahed 3 wks out, don't go on nat'l, DC pub affairs show & talk issues that help opponentThe @NRSC raised $10.1 million during first two weeks of October; had $10 million cash on hand as of 10/15, per cmte.America stands in solidarity with #Canada & its #Parliament. We will continue to assist them in confronting this act of terror.
Retweeted by David M. DruckerSarah Palin endorses Indy/Dem fusion ticket Walker-Mallott over her fmr Republican LG amd current GOV in #AKGOV race http://t.co/Rl4MA5SWcN
Retweeted by David M. DruckerRT @daveweigel: Des Moines Register columnist says Joni Ernst just bailed on edit board interview http://t.co/AXNCojsaCnNRSC internal shows Mike Rounds up 24 points in South Dakota, a sign that the race isn't really on the map after all. http://t.co/Pd1EtaeihK
Retweeted by David M. DruckerRT @daveweigel: Mary Burke up by 0.3 percent in #WIGov RCP average. http://t.co/spEfSkfbtbRT @LarrySabato: One new Senate rating: #ARSen Leans R→Likely R. http://t.co/nAiGLDm9SSDems running from Obamacare? Kay Hagan, Jeanne Shaheen, & Bruce Braley have all stood up for it: http://t.co/yJx632m1t8
Retweeted by David M. DruckerPssst DC-> Pennsylvania's largest healthcare provider to increase premiums bought under #Obamacare by double digits http://t.co/uX9uXqmv2B
Retweeted by David M. DruckerLater, Pres Obama does a DNC fundraiser at the home of Sen. Jay & Sharon Rockefeller. 25 donors at up to $32,400 ea. No press coverage.
Retweeted by David M. Drucker“@margarettalev: Democrats' Blame Game #pileon #Obama w @llerer http://t.co/wMSmB3l8iqgreat Huck intel in this @realclearscott piece, including his courting of Sheldon Adelson + 2016 fundraising goals http://t.co/RBevSKvQRs
Retweeted by David M. Drucker"The president's not relevant. He's gone in two years." #AKSEN http://t.co/qkp84UBnUb h/t @rebeccagberg reporting frm AnchorageOn Wed, Iowa Republicans surpassed Democrats in combined EV/AB returns for the first time - ever. http://t.co/J5kucVC9Lc #IASEN
@RobbieSherman77 It was similar to what I have been hearing for days. If the race was closer I'd expect much more D $ there.Globe editorial: "We are still here. The True North remains, strong and free." #ottawashooting http://t.co/zLPDb7jp2D http://t.co/DFz1yBFm56
Retweeted by David M. Drucker@RobbieSherman77 Correct.Republicans claim EV/AB lead in Iowa: http://t.co/jOt1NEoiEW #IASEN“@murshedz: AWESOME RT @HuffingtonPost Dallas nurse who contracted Ebola is free of virus, family says http://t.co/aIpjCuUG8O@liberalnyer1 @dscc It is at this point in the race. Buys 500-600 GRPs statewide, at current rates.We are definitely in that mode of a campaign cycle where every day feels like a week. Developments coming and going that quickly
Retweeted by David M. Drucker.@dscc back on TV in #KYSEN w/ modest $650K statewide buy. At this point in race, at this $$, emphasis on *modest* http://t.co/2gCNwIIAaUJUST IN: U.S. officials tell CBS News the name of the dead Ottawa shooting suspect is Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, a Canadian born in 1982.
Retweeted by David M. DruckerIt's sometimes prudent for politicians & parties to retreat on an issue. But never start retreating until you know where you intend to stop.
Retweeted by David M. DruckerPOTUS just spoke with PM Harper - readout to come. Our Canadian friends are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
Retweeted by David M. DruckerRT @HotlineJosh: RT @Ourand_SBJ World Series Game 1 pulled an 8.0 overnight, down nearly 15% from last year's World Series Game 1.JEB BUSH on the campaign trail in a 2016 primary state for the first time -- he will join Nikki Haley in South Carolina tomorrow
Retweeted by David M. DruckerRT @jonward11: this @poconnorWSJ piece on RNC/GOP data is excellent: thorough, clear, understandable http://t.co/eZ2aoqptT3Great @dylanlscott piece >> How Pat Roberts Dug Himself Out Of The Grave In The Kansas Senate Race @TPM http://t.co/GI0F6QRXJ6
Retweeted by David M. DruckerRT @AP: BREAKING: Canada police say a man shot at war memorial, reports of gunfire inside Parliament..@SenSchumer has $12.8 million in his campaign fund, sent $1 million to @DSCC Sept. 8 http://t.co/OUmvRuYqSM
Retweeted by David M. DruckerRT @greggiroux: Greg Orman gave $400,000 to his Kansas U.S. Senate campaign Oct. 16, per FEC filing. #kssencounterinsurgency expert tells is US is doomed to fail w/o ground troops vs. ISIS. Latest #TopLine: http://t.co/cv2yl4ZXzD @OKnox
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@MrKatannga Well by law they have to approve.Things I can do w /out: Reasons why you approved this message. ... Just approve the damn message.No, Cotton IS NOT paying a firm that doesn't exist. He's paying his nat'l fund'er. She's real & so is her co.: http://t.co/fZXWPWKPjK #ARSENOh wow. Ben Bradlee died. Remarkable man. http://t.co/ypnJgH0CNQ
Retweeted by David M. DruckerRT @mikememoli: .@AlisonForKY, with @BillClinton in Owensboro: "I am a Clinton Democrat and that’s the kind of senator I will be."Mike Rounds: "I want to fire Harry Reid as the Majority Leader of the United States Senate" http://t.co/yQBKrcvUSf #sdsen
Retweeted by David M. Drucker#BREAKING Stocks at the close: Dow gains about 215, back in the black for '14 http://t.co/V5LBC1l1zh
Retweeted by David M. Drucker---> @whpresscorps: RT @FoxNews: Mortar shells land inside Bagdhad's Green Zone as deadly bombings hit Iraq http://t.co/6iTWeShTpH
Retweeted by David M. DruckerNo Rate Hikes on Horizon: A @WSJ Q&A With @BostonFed's President Eric Rosengren http://t.co/v3kk9eZKxv
Retweeted by David M. Drucker“@SecretsBedard: Reversal: Obama sets Ebola travel restrictions | http://t.co/LjHV4bgGBo http://t.co/bc4PnrEQV7U.S.: Passengers from Ebola-hit African nations must land at 1 of 5 U.S. airports with enhanced screenings. http://t.co/udLEAuMvgT
Retweeted by David M. DruckerMORE: @algore will stand in as "surrogate for Mark" (@MarkUdall2014) at Palo Alto funder tonight, per @bpolitics http://t.co/sQHObi2erd
Retweeted by David M. DruckerEvidence of Terry Branstad helping downticket Rs: latest report shows 10 contribs to the Republican Party of Iowa totalling $697,000.
Retweeted by David M. Drucker#oops RT @reidepstein: John Kasich did a lot of calling around to backpedal last night. http://t.co/CTGWjjGmXORT @dtoddharris: Just what Braley wanted. Harkin puts Braley's Grassley insult BACK into the news http://t.co/5XKXHX4fny #iasen“@aburnspolitico: Jeb Bush cuts Spanish-language ad for Rick Scott > https://t.co/9nmqVaukEW.@MittRomney endorses @PatRoberts2014 in #KSSEN. Heading to Overland Park (KC burbs) on 10/27 for endorsement event, per PR camp.@stevandrews I don't follow.In #KYSEN, McConnell/allies to more than double Grimes' TV investment in final 2 wks. MM tops ALG in every market: http://t.co/5EGYqVaz82Why hasn't @BarackObama's Surgeon General been confirmed by the Senate? @ByronYork explains: http://t.co/J1y3LZfhCT
“@apalmerdc: Evangelicals road test 2016 strategy - more door/door & online - try to remain politically relevant http://t.co/m9VLj8RsRz"These are all folks that vote with me. They have supported my agenda in Congress." - Obama on Sharpton's radio show re: Dems in tough races
Retweeted by David M. DruckerRT @susanferrechio: Government has paid millions for workers to stay home http://t.co/FSuFuGMvjE via @DCExaminerRT @cnnbrk: ISIS launches attacks against Mosul Dam, Sinjar mountain range in northern Iraq. http://t.co/sAhhhLDm0yAccording to this http://t.co/bSirMZH02e, @OrmanForSenate a featured speaker at a Dem rally in KS on 10/25. #KSSENCorrection to previous tweet on @GOP fundraising: The RNC reported $9.7 MILLION cash on hand as of 9.30.New Bluegrass poll shows U.S. Senate race remains a dead heat with McConnell enjoying a 1-point lead http://t.co/ml0VtGjTYM
Retweeted by David M. Drucker@MattDeLuca @GOP $9.7 million. oops.@PeebsY0 @GOP I don't follow you question. Clarify..@GOP raises $13.5 million in Sept. Reports $9.7 cash on hand as of 9/30.McConnell booked $2.1M in TV for #KYSEN's final 2 wks. Grimes at $1.4M. MM in more markets/greater mix of cable: http://t.co/ZYzpDsnSSiMcConnell on track to vastly outspend Grimes on TV during final 2 weeks of #KYSEN: http://t.co/ZYzpDsnSSiRT @philipaklein: How toxic is Common Core? Andrew Cuomo, in super safe gov race, knocks in new ad. Via @daveweigel http://t.co/IrJ84tHqiJIRS no longer allows direct linking to 527 reports, so you gotta use their search to find Bloomberg's $1.37M to DLCC. http://t.co/NOBNlPlfXy
Retweeted by David M. DruckerRT @MarcACaputo: Oh man. @MarioDB just compared @CharlieCrist's election effort to "Sharknado 2.".@repcorygardner's #COSEN pre-general fundraising report: $1.28 million raised (10/1-10/15); $1.87M cash on hand as of 10/15A barkeep, a petition and a tweet. A quintessential DC story from @josephlawler: http://t.co/0DBfNHCUCERead this => “@SeanTrende: The polls might be skewed. But that doesn't help us predict this election. http://t.co/DkaXC9zjga
New: White House: Ron Klain work handing out stimulus money good experience for Ebola czar. http://t.co/5k2Y2SzD0A
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So so good. #VineCliff http://t.co/jpyhPRAN9c@CahnEmily OMG what were they thinking.The CDC used to be a well-liked agency. It’s now slightly more popular than the IRS. http://t.co/pbqNSP5RIA http://t.co/1iVite0jlK
Retweeted by David M. DruckerThe Grimes campaign says anti-immigration ad ran it's course/ end didn't have to do w. meeting with imm advocates http://t.co/I7GKS5NgFx
Retweeted by David M. DruckerRT @edatpost: Let there be no doubt: @MichelleNunnGA reaffirms in a Q&A with me that she voted for Obama in 2008 and 2012. #gasenRob Ford asked to leave Toronto polling station for allegedly breaking campaign rules http://t.co/2MEZynpkIK #TOpoli http://t.co/P4TC0sw0v9
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