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Fishbowl America Round-Up for July 9th:

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Fishbowl America Round-Up for July 9th:

Fishbowl America Round-Up for July 8th:

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  • “Lost” To Air on Sci-Fi Channel – Sci-Fi has jumped in to help us all with the hiatus blues and announced it will begin airing 4 hour blocks of LOST every Monday at 7:00pm starting September 15. The episodes will run in order up to the season 4 finale.
  • Carey Takes Helm of National Gay and Lesbian Task Force – Rea Carey was happily serving as interim executive director of the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force until a few months ago. The organization had embarked on an extensive search to find a replacement for Matt Foreman, who resigned in January.
  • What the Pregnant Man Didn’t Deliver – By the time Thomas Beatie, “the Pregnant Man,” strode across Oprah Winfrey’s stage on April 3, his story had already become a worldwide phenomenon. Beatie — a transgendered man who was born a woman and became pregnant through artificial insemination — h
  • Alabama Senate: Sessions 58, Figures 34; Obama down by 15 – Rasmussen Reports takes another snapshot of the Alabama Senate race, this time finding Sen. Jeff Sessions leading his Democratic challenger Sen. Vivian Davis Figures, 58 percent to 34 percent.
  • Retired Military Leaders Come Out Against Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell / Queerty – Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell took a severe blow today. A study released today asserts that openly gay soldiers do not threaten unit cohesion.
  • Wockner: The Day ACT UP Put a Condom On Jesse Helms’ House – AIDS activists inflated a giant “reservoir-tipped condom” over U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms’ house Sept. 5 [1991] in Arlington, Va., a suburb of Washington, D.C.
  • A Clintonian at Fox – Howard Wolfson, who was a top strategist for the presidential campaign of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, is going where some Democrats were unwilling to go during the early days of the election season: the Fox News Channel.
  • Charred Bodies Found on Tijuana Street – Police on Monday found six charred bodies on a Tijuana street following a bloody weekend that left 14 people dead.

The Fishbowl America Round-Up for July 6th:

  • Al-Maliki: Iraq Defeated Terrorism – Iraq’s prime minister said yesterday that the government has defeated terrorism in the country, a sign of growing confidence after recent crackdowns against Sunni extremists and Shiite militias.
  • Nadal Dethrones Federer At Wimbledon – Rafael Nadal ended Roger Federer’s five-year reign at Wimbledon on Sunday, winning a riveting, five-set marathon to claim his first title at the All England Club and signal a changing of the guard in men’s tennis.
  • Man Rips Off Hitler’s Head at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum – A man tore the head off an Adolf Hitler wax figure at Madame Tussauds’ new branch in Berlin in what appeared to be a symbolic protest on the museum’s opening day Saturday, officials said.
  • Poll: Founding Fathers Would Be Disappointed In America – As Americans celebrate the anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, an overwhelming majority say the 56 signers of that document would be displeased at how the country has turned out.
  • Americans Prefer Candidates Strong On Science – A new poll conducted by Scientists and Engineers for America indicates an overwhelming majority of voters prefer candidates who support research into science and technology, with emphasis on the three E’s: education, environment, and energy. Nice to know,
  • Kerry says McCain lacks judgment to be president – John Kerry Says Republican John McCain Doesn’t Have Judgment To Be President

Politics1: Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton hold their first unity event on Friday in — fittingly — Unity, New Hampshire. Also, conservative columnist Robert Novak reports that former Secretary of State Colin Powell is poised to break with GOP and endorse Obama for President some time this summer. Meanwhile, here are the latest independent polls from swing states:

COLORADO (Quinnipiac University): Obama – 49%, McCain – 44%.
MICHIGAN (Quinnipiac University): Obama – 48%, McCain – 42%.
MINNESOTA (Quinnipiac University): Obama – 54%, McCain – 37%.

MISSISSIPPI (Rasmussen): McCain 50%, Obama – 44%.
TENNESSEE (Rasmussen): McCain 51%, Obama – 36%.

TEXAS (Texas Lyceum): McCain – 43%, Obama – 38%.
WISCONSIN (Quinnipiac University): Obama – 52%, McCain – 39%.

U.S. SENATE:

COLORADO (Quinnipiac University): Mark Udall (D) – 48%, Bob Schaffer (R) – 38%.
MINNESOTA (Quinnipiac University): Norm Coleman (R) – 51%, Al Franken (D) – 41%.
MISSISSIPPI – REGULAR ELECTION (Rasmussen): Thad Cochran (R) – 59%, Erik Fleming (D) – 32%.
MISSISSIPPI – SPECIAL ELECTION (Rasmussen): Roger Wicker (R) – 48%, Ronnie Musgrove (D) – 47%.
NEW JERSEY (Fairleigh Dickinson University): Frank Lautenberg (D) – 48%, Dick Zimmer (R) – 28%.
TEXAS (Texas Lyceum): John Cornyn (R) – 38%, Rick Noriega (D) – 36%.

AMERICAblog:

OR: The Chamber of Commerce (yep, you read that right) released a poll showing Gordon Smith barely squeaking by Jeff Merkley 38-34.

AK: The good folks at MyDD continue their series profiling the MyDD Road to 60 list.

CO: Remember this ad from the DSCC? Well, turns out it was right on – tonight Schaffer’s benefiting from a big fundraiser sponsored by the Ukrainian-Americans for Bob Schaffer 2008.

NC: Shock! Apparently being a big-name Republican isn’t such an asset when everyone hates Republicans.

TX: Rick Noriega has a great post on the HuffPo talking about his two weeks training soldiers.

GA (1 and 2): Jim Martin launches his first ad of the cycle while Kos talks about his chances in the Hill.

NJ: Lautenberg is up 45-28 on Dick Zimmer.

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AZCentral.com: The Arizona State Senate has rejected a proposal that would have asked voters to amend the state constitution to prohibit same-sex marriage.

The 14-11 vote fell two votes shy of what was required to send the proposal to the November ballot. Senators later voted to reconsider the measure at another unspecified date.

The proposal would define marriage as a union between one man and one woman.

Supporters say the proposal would provide additional legal protection needed to prevent marriage from being redefined by a court or future lawmakers.

Opponents argued that the existing law makes the amendment unnecessary and that it insults gays and represents an attempt to exploit marriage for political purposes.

June 03, 2008 – 11:00PM ET (i) = incumbent = winner = runoff
U.S. Senate – Dem Primary
2585 of 2665 Precincts Reporting – 97%
Max Runoff Cands=2
Name Party Votes Vote %
Figures, Vivian Dem 108,055 63%
Swanson, Johnny Dem 37,927 22%
Townsend, Mark Dem 24,545 14%
U.S. Senate – GOP Primary
2585 of 2665 Precincts Reporting – 97%
Name Party Votes Vote %
Sessions, Jeff (i) GOP 189,601 92%
Gavin, Earl Mack GOP 15,985 8%
U.S. House – District 1 – Dem Primary
Uncontested race, no results will be reported.
Name Party Votes Vote %
Fuller, Thomas Dem 0 0
U.S. House – District 1 – GOP Primary
Uncontested race, no results will be reported.
Name Party Votes Vote %
Bonner, Jo (i) GOP 0 0
U.S. House – District 2 – Dem Primary
378 of 418 Precincts Reporting – 90%
Max Runoff Cands=2
Name Party Votes Vote %
Bright, Bobby Dem 18,095 71%
Sabel, Cheryl Dem 4,067 16%
Crawley, Cendie Dem 3,380 13%
U.S. House – District 2 – GOP Primary
376 of 418 Precincts Reporting – 90%
Max Runoff Cands=2
Name Party Votes Vote %
Love, Jay GOP 15,229 37%
Smith, Harri Anne GOP 8,582 21%
Schmidtke, Craig GOP 7,725 19%
Woods, David GOP 7,226 17%
Grimes, David GOP 2,007 5%
Martin, John GOP 658 2%
U.S. House – District 3 – Dem Primary
Uncontested race, no results will be reported.
Name Party Votes Vote %
Segall, Joshua Dem 0 0
U.S. House – District 3 – GOP Primary
Uncontested race, no results will be reported.
Name Party Votes Vote %
Rogers, Mike (i) GOP 0 0
U.S. House – District 4 – Dem Primary
449 of 466 Precincts Reporting – 96%
Name Party Votes Vote %
Sparks, Nicholas Dem 15,612 59%
Warren, Greg Dem 10,782 41%
U.S. House – District 4 – GOP Primary
Uncontested race, no results will be reported.
Name Party Votes Vote %
Aderholt, Robert (i) GOP 0 0
U.S. House – District 5 – Dem Primary
309 of 312 Precincts Reporting – 99%
Name Party Votes Vote %
Griffith, Parker Dem 34,541 90%
Maker, David Dem 3,874 10%
U.S. House – District 5 – GOP Primary
309 of 312 Precincts Reporting – 99%
Max Runoff Cands=2
Name Party Votes Vote %
Parker, Wayne GOP 18,512 49%
Guthrie, Cheryl GOP 6,941 18%
Mancuso, Angelo GOP 6,158 16%
McKee, Ray GOP 3,342 9%
Barry, George GOP 2,274 6%
Huff, Mark GOP 707 2%
U.S. House – District 6 – GOP Primary
Uncontested race, no results will be reported.
Name Party Votes Vote %
Bachus, Spencer (i) GOP 0 0
U.S. House – District 7 – Dem Primary
Uncontested race, no results will be reported.
Name Party Votes Vote %
Davis, Artur (i) Dem 0 0
Supreme Court – Place 1 – Dem Primary
Uncontested race, no results will be reported.
Name Party Votes Vote %
Paseur, Deborah Bell Dem 0 0
Supreme Court – Place 1 – GOP Primary
Uncontested race, no results will be reported.
Name Party Votes Vote %
Shaw, Greg GOP 0 0
Civil Appeals – Place 1 – Dem Primary
Uncontested race, no results will be reported.
Name Party Votes Vote %
Drake, Kimberly Dem 0 0
Civil Appeals – Place 1 – GOP Primary
Uncontested race, no results will be reported.
Name Party Votes Vote %
Thompson, Bill (i) GOP 0 0
Criminal Appeals – Place 1 – Dem Primary
2583 of 2665 Precincts Reporting – 97%
Name Party Votes Vote %
Jones, Clyde Dem 84,804 53%
Dodd, Steve Dem 76,685 47%
Criminal Appeals – Place 1 – GOP Primary
2578 of 2665 Precincts Reporting – 97%
Max Runoff Cands=2
Name Party Votes Vote %
Kellum, Beth GOP 53,163 34%
McLemore, Lucie GOP 36,789 23%
Petelos, Teresa GOP 34,596 22%
Givhan, Peggy GOP 32,914 21%
Criminal Appeals – Place 2 – Dem Primary
2558 of 2665 Precincts Reporting – 96%
Max Runoff Cands=2
Name Party Votes Vote %
Smith, Aimee Cobb Dem 83,160 52%
Hayden, Jon Dem 39,838 25%
Duffey, Jeff Dem 37,847 24%
Criminal Appeals – Place 2 – GOP Primary
2558 of 2665 Precincts Reporting – 96%
Max Runoff Cands=2
Name Party Votes Vote %
Windom, Mary GOP 91,355 58%
Mixon, Chris GOP 42,416 27%
Crow, Duncan GOP 24,038 15%
Public Service Comm – President – Dem Primary
Uncontested race, no results will be reported.
Name Party Votes Vote %
Baxley, Lucy Dem 0 0
Public Service Comm – President – GOP Primary
2559 of 2665 Precincts Reporting – 96%
Max Runoff Cands=2
Name Party Votes Vote %
Cavanaugh, Twinkle GOP 77,329 47%
Chancey, Matt GOP 46,267 28%
Hornady, Jack GOP 41,712 25%
SBOE – District 1 – Dem Primary
Uncontested race, no results will be reported.
Name Party Votes Vote %
Berry, Kenyon Dem 0 0
SBOE – District 1 – GOP Primary
188 of 203 Precincts Reporting – 93%
Name Party Votes Vote %
McKinney, Randy (i) GOP 23,577 74%
Christopher, Paul GOP 8,483 26%
SBOE – District 3 – Dem Primary
Uncontested race, no results will be reported.
Name Party Votes Vote %
Bell, Judy West Dem 0 0
SBOE – District 3 – GOP Primary
295 of 335 Precincts Reporting – 88%
Name Party Votes Vote %
Bell, Stephanie (i) GOP 26,015 68%
Smithwick, Troy GOP 12,343 32%
SBOE – District 5 – Dem Primary
Uncontested race, no results will be reported.
Name Party Votes Vote %
Bell, Ella (i) Dem 0 0
SBOE – District 5 – GOP Primary
Uncontested race, no results will be reported.
Name Party Votes Vote %
Bridges, Lula GOP 0 0
SBOE – District 7 – Dem Primary
Uncontested race, no results will be reported.
Name Party Votes Vote %
Gardner, Earl Dem 0 0
SBOE – District 7 – GOP Primary
384 of 384 Precincts Reporting – 100%
Name Party Votes Vote %
Warren, Gary GOP 7,535 58%
Whitehead, Brett GOP 5,482 42%
Local Amendment – 1 Baldwin Senior Tax – Ballot Issue
70 of 70 Precincts Reporting – 100%
Name Votes Vote %
Yes 12,953 83%
No 2,727 17%
Local Amendment – 2 Baldwin Bond Levy – Ballot Issue
70 of 70 Precincts Reporting – 100%
Name Votes Vote %
No 10,619 69%
Yes 4,881 31%

2008 Democratic Convention Watch:

06/02/08:


MSNBC: 34 members of the House to endorse Obama tomorrow.

From Rasmussen:

  • Alabama Senate: Sessions (R) 62% Figures (D) 29%
  • Alaska Senate: Begich (D) 47% Stevens (R) 45%
  • Colorado Senate: Udall (D) 47% Schaffer (R) 41%
  • Kansas Senate: Roberts (R) 52% Slattery (D) 40%
  • Kentucky Senate: Lunsford (D) 49% McConnell (R) 44%
  • Maine Senate: Collins (R) 52% Allen (D) 42%
  • Michigan Senate: Levin (D) 54% Hoogendyk (R) 37%
  • Minnesota Senate: Coleman (R) 47% Franken (D) 45%
  • Mississippi Senate: Cochran (R) 58% Fleming (D) 35%
  • Mississippi Senate: Musgrove (D) 47% Wicker (R) 46%
  • Nebraska Senate: Johanns (R) 55% Kleeb (D) 40%
  • New Hampshire Senate: Shaheen (D) 50% Sununu (R) 43%
  • North Carolina Senate: Hagan (D) 48% Dole (R) 47%
  • Texas Senate: Cornyn (R) 47% Noriega (D) 43%
  • Virginia Senate: Warner (D) 55% Gilmore (R) 37%

Virginia (R-open): Rasmussen, 5/8:

  • Gilmore (R) 37
  • Warner (D) 55

New Mexico (R-open): Rasmussen, 5/14:

  • Pearce (R) 37
  • Udall (D) 55
  • Wilson (R) 36
  • Udall (D) 57

New Hampshire (R-Sununu): Rasmussen, 4/30:

  • Sununu (R) 43
  • Shaheen (D) 51

Alaska (R-Stevens): Research 2000, 4/12-14:

  • Stevens (R) 43
  • Begich (D) 48

Colorado (R-Open): Rasmussen, 4/16:

  • Schaffer (R) 43
  • Udall (D) 45

North Carolina (R-Dole): Rasmussen 5/8:

  • Dole (R) 47
  • Hagan (D) 48

Texas (R-Cornyn): Research 2000 5/5-7:

  • Cornyn (R) 48
  • Noriega (D) 44

Oregon (R-Smith): Rasmussen 5/7:

  • Smith (R) 45
  • Merkley (D) 42
  • Smith (R) 47
  • Novick (D) 41

Minnesota (R-Coleman): Star Tribune, 5/12-15:

  • Coleman (R) 51
  • Franken (D) 44

Mississippi (R-Wicker): DSCC 5/15-5/18:

  • Wicker (R) 40
  • Musgrove (D) 48

Maine (R-Collins): Rasmussen 5/14:

  • Collins (R) 52
  • Allen (D) 42

Kentucky (R-McConnell): Research 2000 5/7-9:

  • McConnell (R) 48
  • Lunsford (D) 36
  • McConnell (R) 47
  • Fischer (D) 35

Lousiana (D-Landrieu): Southern Media & Opinion Research 3/26-4/9:

  • Landrieu (D) 50
  • Kennedy (R) 38

Kansas (R-Roberts): Rasmussen 5/3:

  • Roberts (R) 52
  • Slattery (D) 40

Nebraska (R-Open): Southern Media & Opinion Research 5/15:

  • Johanns (R) 55
  • Kleeb (D) 40