NE Farmers’ PAC Endorses Obama

By Miryam Ehrlich Williamson The Nebraska Farmers Union Political Action Committee — MEBFARMPAC — has again endorsed Barack Obama for President. The group also endorsed him in the spring prmary election. MEBFARMPAC President Gale Lush said the organization bases its endorsements on the candidate’s voting record and positions on “bread and butter pocketbook economic issues […]

Tyco’s Special Interest in John Sununu: How the Senator’s Political Payback Hurt New Hampshire

By Matt L. Barron Dennis Kozlowski. Does that name sound familiar? It should. Kozlowski is the former CEO of Tyco International, currently serving at least eight years and four months in prison after his June 17, 2005 conviction for misappropriating more than $400 million of company funds. Right up there with the late Ken Lay, […]

McCain’s Agricultural Lip Service

By Miryam Ehrlich Williamson On Saturday the McCain campaign released a statement on the candidate’s “vision for agriculture and rural prosperity.” Who knows? Perhaps his handlers got a look at Rural Votes’ take on the senator’s record of non-support for rural issues here and here and decided to see if they could scoop up some […]

Rural Election Watch: Dole On The Ropes

By Sean Reagan Kay R. Hagan continues to box incumbent Republican Sen. Elizabeth Dole into a corner. Veteran election watcher Charlie Cook has moved the North Carolina senate race from “Leans Republican” to a toss-up. Last week, two polls showed Hagan with a slim lead. Taken together, that translates into real momentum. There’s little doubt […]

Minnesota Swing Report

Guest blog by Ted Fiskevold [Note from Miryam:  This is so interesting I can’t bear to abstract it.  It’s posted here with permission.  The original is at Politics-360.] MN Swing Report September 18th, 2008 by Ted Fiskevold Even though McCain and Palin were just in Minnesota for the G0P convention, they will be back in […]

After the Debate: Part 1, the Video

By Miryam Ehrlich Williamson There’s much to be said about last night’s debate.  The sense I’m getting from newspapers and blogs — not all of them usually favorable to Obama — is that he came across as more presidential and level-headed, that McCain — who never once in 90 minutes, after a perfunctory handshake, looked […]

Small Farms Bite Back

By Miryam Ehrlich Williamson The US House of Representatives has sent the Senate an amendment to the Farm Bill that may save some small farms. A provision of the Farm Bill, known as the 10-acre rule, eliminated federal aid to farms of fewer than ten acres, and to parcels smaller than ten acres included to […]

A video version of our New Hampshire radio ad. Enjoy!

On my TV: Obama Q & A

By Tracy Russo I’m watching Barack Obama answer questions at a press conference  –  not really a novelty, unless you take into consideration the fact that John McCain hasn’t faced the press in 40+ days. Via ABC: Sen. McCain has gone 41 days without taking questions from the press corps following him around, and that […]


By Miryam Ehrlich Williamson Starting this morning, RuralVotes is airing a radio spot on four New Hampshire stations with a combined reach of some 640,000 listeners. The one-minute spot, titled “Facts,” sets out John McCain’s voting record on matters crucial to the wellbeing of America’s twelfth most rural state. Backing up the ad’s assertions are […]