Monday, November 3, 2014

Getting down and dirty on Election Eve

Election Eve roundup, which will grow as the day goes along:
  • "A stealthy coterie of difficult-to-trace outside groups is slipping tens of millions of dollars of attack ads and negative automated telephone calls into the final days of the midterm campaign, helping fuel an unprecedented surge of last-minute spending on Senate races," report Nicholas Confessore and Derek Willis of The New York Times. "Much of the advertising is being timed to ensure that no voter will know who is paying for it until after the election on Tuesday." The story doesn't mention Kentucky, but a friend of ours in West Kentucky, a white man in his early 60s, said he got about 10 phone calls Sunday, most favoring Republicans, including one with a woman's voice "threatening 'African danger' from Ebola and to vote against Obama," he wrote in an email.
  • The Alison Lundergan Grimes campaign issued a web ad aimed at turning out women voters. It consists of a minute and 25 seconds of clips from Hillary Clinton's speech to a Grimes rally in Louisville, concluding with, "Let's put another crack in that glass ceiling and elect this incredible young woman to the United States Senate."
  • Want a last look at Libertarian David Patterson? Benjamin Siegel of ABC News has a short story.
  • The Election Law Society of law students at the University of Kentucky have started a blog related to the election and will set up in the law school's faculty lounge (Room 252) at 3 p.m. Tuesday to provide commentary and field questions through the evening.
  • UK journalism professor Al Cross discussed the election with Bill Goodman on KET's "One to One" Sunday and John Gregory of the network has five major points from the conversation.

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