Sep 29 2011

Thursday morning politics read

MORE ON PRIMARY DATE KERFUFFLE

POLITICO: PRIMARY CALENDAR TEED UP FOR ROMNEY: Politico’s Ben Smith looks at the half-dozen possible scenarios for how the primaries play out: “Rick Perry needs an early knockout win. A long, drawn-out primary slog favors Mitt Romney. The very blue Northeast could play a key role in determining the GOP presidential nominee…party leaders set the stage for an extended, complex presidential campaign that almost seems designed to play to Mitt Romney’s strengths and compensate for his weaknesses.” http://politi.co/orBSkJ

PAUL SENFT: IT DOESN’T MAKE SENSE

Republican National Committeeman Paul Senft says it doesn’t make sense to “blow up the Presidential Primary calendar.” http://bit.ly/p4xTdy

REMEMBRANCES OF THOMAS DEWEY: And Al Cardenas warns about the possibility of a brokered convention:http://bit.ly/oflbBe

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POLITICO: NEW LABOR-BACKED I.E. WILL TARGET 20-25 HISPANIC, UNION-HEAVY DISTRICTS: A new independent expenditure committee, called The American Worker, launches today. The group plans to target 20-25 congressional districts in 11 states, including high-density Latino districts in the Sunbelt (AZ, CA, CO, FL, NM, NV, TX) and high-density union districts around the Midwest (IL, OH, PA, WI). In partnership with local and international unions to elect pro-labor Democrats, leaders of The American Worker say they will spend as much as $1 million per race on advertising, polling, media, phones, mail, research, and new media. Chuck Rocha will be president of the IE. Causes the group will advertise on could include opposing outsourcing and promoting infrastructure spending. The group’s web site, built around a 4.5-minute welcome video from Rocha, makes clear they won’t be afraid to attack Republicans: http://bit.ly/n6uLdQ.

OBAMA PLANS FLA CASH TRIP: http://bit.ly/o8Atpu

WSJ: HISPANIC VOTE MAY SWING KEY STATES: This seems like an obvious statement, but the Wall Street Journal today has a reminder that there are lots of Hispanic voters in key states like Florida, Nevada and New Mexico. http://on.wsj.com/naolxG

PPP POLL: Democratic leaning pollster PPP says Romney ahead in Florida:

http://politicalwire.com/archives/2011/09/28/romney_grabs_lead_in_florida.html

ALLEN WEST TALKS ABOUT A LOT OF STUFF IN THE PB POST:

http://www.postonpolitics.com/2011/09/allen-west-discusses-cain-bachmann-paul-perry-crist-floridas-primary-date-and-more/

 

 

REMEMBRANCES OF THOMAS DEWEY: And Al Cardenas warns about the possibility of a brokered convention:

The News Service of Florida