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2010 Midterm Elections

Pincher Martin -- Wednesday, March 25, 2009 -- 04:35:08 PM

A place to post news, polls, and other information on the 2010 elections. 36 senate seats, 435 house seats, and 36 governorships are up for grabs.

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Pincher Martin -- Wednesday, March 25, 2009 -- 04:36:16 PM -- 1 of 2571
"The worst enemy of human hope is not brute facts, but men of brains who will not face them." - Max Eastman

RINO death watch?

A new Quinnipiac poll shows former Rep. Pat Toomey (R) crushing Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA) in a Republican primary, 41% to 27% with 28% still undecided.
Overall Pennsylvania voters have a 45% to 31% favorable opinion of Sen. Specter, but he gets a 47% to 29% unfavorable score from Republicans.
Kteemac -- Wednesday, March 25, 2009 -- 04:49:32 PM -- 2 of 2571
Sir, you are recreating.

It will be interesting to see if there is a swing back to increased Republican voter registration in Pennsylvania -- a lot of voters switched to Democrat in order to vote in the presidential primary race between Obama and Clinton last year, and I can see a swing back as Democrats try to save Specter's bacon by registering as Republicans to vote in that primary. I read somewhere (can't find the link now) that Specter is pushing for a change in the rules to allow independents to vote in either party's primary.

Pincher Martin -- Wednesday, March 25, 2009 -- 04:52:22 PM -- 3 of 2571
"The worst enemy of human hope is not brute facts, but men of brains who will not face them." - Max Eastman

I read somewhere (can't find the link now) that Specter is pushing for a change in the rules to allow independents to vote in either party's primary.

I hope he fails.

Mostone -- Wednesday, March 25, 2009 -- 05:00:41 PM -- 4 of 2571

That Quinnipiac poll doesn't factor in Peg Luksik who is also planning to run in the primary. She and Toomey will both be appealing to the anti-RINO voter.

Kteemac -- Wednesday, March 25, 2009 -- 10:25:58 PM -- 5 of 2571
Sir, you are recreating.

Here's the link on the Specter/primary voting thing (scroll down if the article doesn't appear at the top of the page):

Pa. state Sens skeptical of Specter's efforts to change primary rules

Pincher Martin -- Tuesday, April 21, 2009 -- 09:27:59 PM -- 6 of 2571
"The worst enemy of human hope is not brute facts, but men of brains who will not face them." - Max Eastman

McCain facing 2010 primary

Social conservatives tolerated John McCain as the party's nominee, but never trusted him, and he now appears to be facing a serious primary from the right in Arizona next year.
Chris Simcox, the founder of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps and a prominent figure in the movement to clamp down on illegal immigration, will announcing tomorrow at an event on the Mexican border that he's resigned from the group to run in the 2010 Senate primary.

As much as I would like to see this effort succeed in at least giving McCain's campaign a good scare, I just don't believe it will happen.

Weaver -- Tuesday, April 21, 2009 -- 10:02:48 PM -- 7 of 2571

It is Arizona. Almost as weird as Alaska.

Jeter -- Tuesday, April 21, 2009 -- 10:15:37 PM -- 8 of 2571
And so it was that later... as the miller told his tale that her face, at first just ghostly, turned a whiter shade of pale....

McCain can be beat.

Reason 1: John McCain is now known among influential Arizonians to be a pathological liar who, like a windsock, changes position with the wind.

Reason 2: The family publicity, his treatment of his first family and his wife cutting off her half sister, etc.; hurt him in Arizona.

Pincher Martin -- Tuesday, April 21, 2009 -- 10:28:11 PM -- 9 of 2571
"The worst enemy of human hope is not brute facts, but men of brains who will not face them." - Max Eastman

In any case, you never know what fruit is on the tree until you shake it.

GregD -- Wednesday, April 22, 2009 -- 12:11:17 AM -- 10 of 2571
After the power to choose a man wants the power to erase. --Stephen Dunn

McCain has nothing to worry about, and can ride his senate seat into the dirt.

Weaver -- Wednesday, April 22, 2009 -- 02:48:18 PM -- 11 of 2571

Greg has spoken. It must be true.

Pincher Martin -- Wednesday, April 22, 2009 -- 06:04:30 PM -- 12 of 2571
"The worst enemy of human hope is not brute facts, but men of brains who will not face them." - Max Eastman

Stopping Dem 60 ‘real hard,’ Cornyn fears

The man in charge of electing more Republicans to the Senate said it will be difficult to stop the Democrats from winning a 60-seat majority in 2010.
Sen. John Cornyn (Texas), the new head of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), knows he has a difficult road ahead of him.
“That’s going to be real hard, to be honest with you,” Cornyn said of keeping Democrats from reaching 60 seats, adding:
“Everybody who runs could be the potential tipping point to get Democrats to 60. We’ve not only got to play defense; we’ve got to claw our way back in 2010. It’ll be a huge challenge.”

We've got to play defense? What in God's name is this man talking about? We have no power. When mistakes are made, we should be able to go on the offense. So start playing offense.

Nicholas Kronos -- Wednesday, April 22, 2009 -- 06:19:19 PM -- 13 of 2571
"North Korea has just launched another missile. Does this guy have anything better to do with his life?"--President Trump (tweeting)

I think he's referring to the need to hold all 19 GOP seats in the 2010 class.

I wonder whether Burris will stand for re-election. That would make an otherwise presumably safe seat at least questionable.

Pincher Martin -- Wednesday, April 22, 2009 -- 06:31:21 PM -- 14 of 2571
"The worst enemy of human hope is not brute facts, but men of brains who will not face them." - Max Eastman

Oh, I see.

Pincher Martin -- Wednesday, April 22, 2009 -- 06:32:36 PM -- 15 of 2571
"The worst enemy of human hope is not brute facts, but men of brains who will not face them." - Max Eastman

Some good news for the GOP on two governor's races

Sterling Dingleberry -- Thursday, April 23, 2009 -- 01:03:32 AM -- 16 of 2571
Jesus loves liberals. However, the rest of us know they are complete assholes.

The only Virginia politician more stupid and vacuous than Rep. Jim Moron (D-VA) and Terry McAwful has to be "Wife Beater" Jim's kid brother Brian Moron, who happens to be running for Virginia governor.

Ronski -- Friday, April 24, 2009 -- 03:57:12 PM -- 17 of 2571
"What can happen to an Old Fashioned?" -- Jim Backus

Toomey Now Leads Specter by 21 Points

Pincher Martin -- Friday, April 24, 2009 -- 04:07:38 PM -- 18 of 2571
"The worst enemy of human hope is not brute facts, but men of brains who will not face them." - Max Eastman

Wooza!

Ronski -- Friday, April 24, 2009 -- 04:19:03 PM -- 19 of 2571
"What can happen to an Old Fashioned?" -- Jim Backus

What PA Dems are doing, and not doing.

Jeter -- Friday, April 24, 2009 -- 06:12:18 PM -- 20 of 2571
And so it was that later... as the miller told his tale that her face, at first just ghostly, turned a whiter shade of pale....

How far ahead of the field was Dean a year before the election?

Wasn't Clinton a prohibitive favorite to beat John Edwards? Which one of them is president?

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