GOP Hopes Voter-Vault Will Open Door to Election Victory
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Is it just bravado or does President Bush know something that pollsters don’t when he expresses confidence that Republicans are going to win the midterm elections? Plus, Local firefighters die battling a fast-moving fire in Riverside County east of Banning. Lawrence O'Donnell guest hosts.
Wildfire Kills Three Firefighters in Riverside County ()
A fast-moving fire east of Banning in Riverside County killed three firefighters this morning and critically injured two others. About 500 residents have been evacuated and some 700 firefighters are working to contain the blaze, which is being whipped along by dry Santa Ana winds.
- Bettye Wells Miller: Reporter for the Riverside Press Enterprise
GOP Hopes Voter-Vault Will Open Door to Election Victory ()
National polls show the Democrats poised to take over the House and possibly the Senate. Yet, despite everything from Congressional scandals to Iraq, President Bush insists he is still confident the Republicans will win. What makes him so confident? Does he know something we don't? Will the "voter vault'--a huge database of demographic, financial and other personal information on individual voters that is the driving force behind Republican get-out-the-vote operations--control the outcome of congressional elections around the country? Will micro-targeting voters deliver the winning margins Republicans need to hold on to congressional power? Lawrence O'Donnell guest hosts. (An expanded version of this discussion was originally broadcast earlier today on To the Point.)
- Peter Wallsten: White House Correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, @peterwallsten
- Jano Cabrera: Democratic strategist
- Michael Cornfield: Vice President of Public Affairs for ElectionMall.com
- Jared Craighead: Executive Director of the Missouri Republican Party
- Eli Pariser: Director of the political arm of MoveOn.org, @elipariser
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