The Rundown - Tues 12/12/17: Help an Aurora theater victim; Previewing AL

Before we get to politics...this:

Joshua Knowles, an American veteran, was shot twice in the Aurora theater massacre in 2012, while using his own body to shield a friend's wife. His leg has never been the same and after years of unrelenting pain and seven surgeries, Joshua has decided to have the leg amputated. Even with some insurance coverage, this will cost him an estimated $50,000 and I'd like to bring this story to your attention in case you would like to contribute something during this holiday season to help him.

Here's the link where you can learn more and donate if you so choose:
https://www.youcaring.com/joshuanowlan-1035070

At 7:36 AM, we'll talk with Joshua and with his good friend Kristen who created the fundraising page for him.

I will match 50% of the first $2000 of donations made by my listeners, e.g. to a maximum donation of $1000 by me. Listeners who make a donation need to email me a confirmation e-mail they receive of their donations. I won't disclose listener names on the air and I'll delete all the confirmation e-mails after tallying them. 

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And now to politics, previewing the critical Alabama Senate race:

At about 6:12 AM (with a replay later in the show), we'll talk with Quin Hillyer, a former colleague of mine at the American Spectator, and a well-known conservative writer and activist in Alabama. See the tweet just below for the subject...basically whether Roy Moore has obviously turned himself into a liar.

Check out the last three polls of the Alabama Senate Race:
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2017/senate/al/alabama_senate_special_election_moore_vs_jones-6271.html

OK, if you don't have time: They are Jones +10, Moore +9, and a tie.

I'm so glad I don't live or vote in Alabama. Betting odds still lean more than 2-to-1 in favor of Moore. If it were an even-money bet, I'd take Moore, but at those odds I might put a few shekels on Jones. In either case, it will be fascinating to see how women vote in this election...and then how Democrats spin the result when they begin talking about the 2018 midterms.

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The feel-bad but feel-good story of Keaton Jones, the 11-yr-old bullying victim is now taking some ugly twists...not about him, but about his mother and also questions about whether unrelated parties are trying to fraudulently profit off the story:

http://www.knoxnews.com/story/news/local/tennessee/2017/12/11/keaton-jones-bullying-video-tennessee-standwithkeaton/942139001/


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