PLUS: Curtis' New Radio Ads - 'Take the Test, Tom!'
ALSO: Is Curtis Farther Ahead Than Even Zogby Says? - A 'Professional Pollster' Says Yes...
By Brad Friedman on 10/24/2006, 2:15pm PT  

The endorsement from Esquire magazine is short and sweet, and is now added to the list --- along with the Daytona Beach News-Journal's endorsement of publications supporting Clint Curtis over the corrupt Rep. Tom Feeney (R-Abramoff) in Florida's 24th U.S. House Congressional District:

District 24
Tom Feeney (R)
Clint Curtis (D)
The congressman’s golf vacation to Scotland with lobbyist Jack Abramoff in 2003 (all expenses paid!), about which he lied, should cost him his job.
Esquire endorses: Curtis

So much for Feeney's discredited attempts to sell the idea that Curtis is "not fit for Congress." Looks like the nation's newspapers and magazines seem to think it's Feeney who's not fit for the post.

And the voters, in yesterday's Zogby poll showing Curtis and Feeney in a "virtual toss-up," would seem to agree. Notable numbers, if only because Curtis has had almost zero money to use in his campaign while Feeney has had more than $1 million.

(Donate to Curtis here if you'd like to help --- unlike Feeney, Curtis is currently getting no money from either the national party or huge corporate PACs.)

In the meantime, the Curtis campaign has just released two new one-minute radio spots. They're both linked below. In the first one, he challenges Feeney to a public polygraph test for the both of them. (Clint has already passed one himself in re: his allegations about Feeney.)

-- Curtis for Congress, Audio Ad: "Take the Test, Tom!"

-- Curtis for Congress, Audio Ad: "Vote for Clint Curtis!"

Let us know what you think, and remember that donations made above will help to get these things on the air all over the 24th district in Florida to counter Feeney's disgraceful smear campaign against Curtis.

One last thought, posted below the fold is a comment sent to the Clint Curtis Blog from someone who claims to be a professional pollster who says about that Zogby poll showing the dead heat that the "That poll is even better news than advertised. That's not a dead heat --- you may well be winning!"

He goes on to add, "I'm a professional pollster and let me give you a polling insider's tip about how to interpret a poll like this one." Those "insider tips" are beneath the fold...

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The Clint Curtis/Tom Feeney/Yang Enterprises Vote-Rigging Scandal series, please see:
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- An Index of all the Key Articles & Evidence in the series so far.
- Curtis is now running for U.S. Congress against Feeney.
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Posted in response to the Zogby Dead Heat article at the Clint Curtis Blog...

Hey Clint:

That poll is even better news than advertised. That's not a dead heat --- you may well be winning!

I'm a professional pollster and let me give you a polling insider's tip about how to interpret a poll like this one. You are running against an incumbent whom I assume has fairly wideapread name recognition. Races involving a well known incumbent are basically referenda on the incumbent. In these kind of races, undecideds will normally break overwhelmingly to the challenger. This means the key number is the incumbent's number and the relationship of that number to 50%. Since well known incumbents will not pick up many of the undecideds, whatever their number is in the trial heat is basically all they're going to get. Your number, on the other hand, is actually understated because you will pick up most of the undecideds.

The bottom line is that Feeney being 5 points under 50% means he is in serious trouble and you are arguably winning this race!

I will never forget Feeney's despicable role in the 2000 election when he threatened to subvert democracy by imposing his personal will over that of the citizens of Florida and, by extension, the country as a whole.

I'm donating $100 to your campaign right now. Good luck.