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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.
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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%

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%

Politico: The Senate approved a $194.1 billion wartime spending bill Thursday that promises a greatly expanded GI education benefit for veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan.

The pivotal 75-22 roll call triggered a late scramble of Republicans who switched their votes as the outcome became clearly in favor of the new education benefit as well as billions more in domestic spending for the jobless and Gulf Coast states.

Republicans leaders, working in the well of the chamber, first tried to hold the line below 60 votes, then 67, a veto-proof margin. But when this also collapsed, individual senators were released to vote for the measure.

An estimated $165.5 billion in new defense spending was approved by a similar 70-26 vote minutes later. The package now goes back to the House, which had rejected the war funding last week.

But unless adjustments are made, the entire wartime bill faces an almost certain veto fight with the president. The question is whether cooler heads will prevail and Congress and the White House will begin some negotiation to avoid another veto fight, which is not necessarily to the advantage of either side.

Left In Alabama: The New GI Bill, sponsored by Jim Webb and 50 something other Senators, passed the U.S. Senate today by a larger than expected 75-22 margin. Alabama’s Senators split this vote, with Shelby voting in favor of expanded educational benefits for veterans and Jeff Sessions voting against it.