Category Archives: 2012 Elections

Nov 08

Was This The Most Progressive Set of Election Outcomes in American History?

Probably. We’ve had more progressive presidents and Congressional delegations, but has there ever been an election where the voters did more to push progressive outcomes via the ballot. The biggest aspect of this is the fact that the people rejected … Read More

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Nov 06

Election Protection Alert: Voting Trouble In Pinellas County, Florida

This post originally appeared at AFL-CIO Hundreds, possibly thousands, of robocalls were sent out from the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections office this morning instructing voters that they could vote tomorrow. After about 30 minutes of the calls going out, … Read More

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Oct 26

Florida Again Leading the Way in Assaulting the Rights of Voters

Originally posted at AFL-CIO Recent years have seen an assault on the rights of voters across the country, from stringent identification requirements to the throwing away of valid voter registration applications. While most states are seeing only one or two … Read More

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Apr 09

For S&P 500 Corporations, Economy Returns to Pre-Recession Levels (Ammunition)

But I thought the stimulus failed? An analysis by The Wall Street Journal of corporate financial reports finds that cumulative sales, profits and employment last year among members of the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index exceeded the totals of 2007, … Read More

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Feb 24

Vern Buchanan: The Corruption Doesn’t Wash Off, It Only Spreads

Really, really bad news for thug Congressman Vern Buchanan in the New York Times: The Federal Election Commission has already completed one investigation that produced a settlement this week with a former partner of Mr. Buchanan’s who used their car … Read More

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Jan 18

Floridians in First Round of ‘Red to Blue’ Candidates and Races

Representatives Jared Polis (CO) and Donna Edwards (MD), chairs of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s ‘Red to Blue’ program, announced the first round of targeted candidates and races for the 2012 election. Candidates targeted by the program will get financial, … Read More

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Jan 12

100 Donors for Go Fitz Go: Help Him Meet His Act Blue Goal

I’m here asking for you to help Keith Fitzgerald again. Sure, I could give you a post about how Congressman Vern Buchanan is on CREW’s “most corrupt” list, how he’s being investigated by DOJ, by the House Ethics Committee, what … Read More

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Jan 12

Koch Bros. give Marco Rubio A+ for voting as he’s paid

Barely a year in office and he already excels at taking orders from his big donors. The astroturf group called Americans for Prosperity, aka the political tool of the right-wing Koch brothers, ranks Marco Rubio with four other US senators … Read More

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