Last night, Breitbart News contributor Rabbi Shmuley Boteach won the Republican primary in New Jersey's 9th congressional district--and his campaign received an additional boost when his most likely opponent, incumbent Democrat Rep. Steve Rothman, lost to Rep. Bill Pascrell, a fellow Democrat incumbent whose supporters include some notoriously anti-Israel members of the local Arab and Muslim communities.
Read full article: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/06/06/Rabbi-Shmuley-Boteach-Has-a-Shot-in-NJ-09-After-Pascrell-Defeats-Rothman-in-Primary
Incidentally, according to this article, Rabbi Boteach is in Israel, attending his sister-in-law's wedding.
Tony Lee writes about Michael Shear, a New York Times' political reporter, in an article titled New York Times Preemptively Spins Wisconsin Recall Results in Obama's Favor.
Shear lists five reasons why national implications should not be taken from Wisconsin’s recall. He and the rest of the mainstream media have begun a wholesale attempt to soft peddle of the national implications of Wisconsin’s recall election even as the Obama campaign has.
Mr. Lee, I think you meant "pedal", not "peddle of".
soft-pedal something to play something down; to de-emphasize something. (Alludes to the soft pedal on the piano, which reduces the volume.) Try to soft-pedal the problems we have with the cooling system. I won't soft-pedal anything. Everyone must know the truth.
Below is a video of an interview with a person who didn't want Governor Scott Walker to win. He claims democracy has died in the U.S. because "we just got outspent." If a liberal camdidate wins an election because he outspends a more conservative one, I don't think the man in the video would have the same complaint. H/T The Blaze