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Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

What the Polls Say
Political analysts Michael Barone and Scott Rasmussen joined Sean to share the latest poll results. “There are at least one hundred seats in play in the House,” mentioned Barone, “And the surprising thing is there are seats that, six months ago, we never expected them to be in play.” Rasmussen added, “We’ll have a better handle closer to Election Day but the Republicans are going to have a good day.” It’s an interesting situation that continues to unfold. Stick with Sean for the next two weeks as he works hard to bring you the latest election news on!

Meet The Candidates: Gubernatorial Candidates John Kasich and Bob Ehrlich
Sean spent some time on Tuesday talking about many of the important upcoming gubernatorial elections. “These state races are important with reapportionment coming up,” mentioned Sean, “Guys like John Kasich are 8 points ahead in Ohio which is a very important state.” Ohio GOP Gubernatorial candidate John Kasich joined the show to make his Election Day pitch saying, “Ohio is ground zero for the 2012 presidential election but we’re ahead, it’s amazing but we’re ahead.” Maryland GOP candidate Bob Ehrlich joined the conversation saying, “People ask me how Maryland got to be a sanctuary state and I tell them it’s because we elected people who share that view.” Sean’s absolutely right; the little told story in this November election is the outcome of the state races and who holds the political influence to carve new congressional district lines when the 2010 reapportionment process begins at the end of the year.

NY Gubernatorial Candidate Carl Paladino
“One of the most bizarre debates occurred last night,” laughed Hannity, “You had a guy who answered every question ‘the rent is too damn high’ on the stage.” Hannity continued his analysis of last night’s New York Gubernatorial debate saying, “You can’t make this stuff up, it’s so insane.” New York GOP candidate Carl Paladino offered his thoughts saying, “It sure was a crazy night, we couldn’t even hear the questions being asked of us and the format was distracting.” The local newspapers in New York have suggested that the debate was full of liveliness but not a lot of substance. As you can see from The Washington Post, that seems to be an understatement.

Show Guests

Michael Barone

Michael Barone is senior Political Analyst for the Washington Examiner. A resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, he is also a Fox News Channel contributor and co-author of The Almanac of American Politics.

Scott Rasmussen

Scott W. Rasmussen (born circa 1955) is an American public opinion pollster. He is the founder and president of Rasmussen Reports. He also co-founded the sports network ESPN, and is currently president of the Methodist Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association in Ocean Grove, New Jersey, where he resides.

Carl Paladino

Carl Paladino (born August 24, 1946) is an American businessman, politician, and former Chief Executive Officer of Ellicott Development Company, a real estate development company he founded in 1973. Paladino won the 2010 Republican nomination as the party's candidate for governor of New York. His candidacy has been supported by the Tea Party movement. Paladino's campaign platform emphasizes fiscal reform in Albany and improvement of the state's educational system.