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    Re: 2010 Midterm Results Discussion

    the bloodred disposition of montana, north dakota, wyoming, etc, changes like the weather?

    LOL!

    grow up

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    Re: 2010 Midterm Results Discussion

    charlie cook, the best in the biz---when charlie talks THEY listen

    "democrats face a really tuff challenge trying to hold on to their majority" in 2012

    "2014 is actually pretty bad too, there are 20 democrat seats up and 13 republicans, so you've got back to back really ugly, ugly years in the us senate for democrats..."

    NationalJournal.com - Video: Charlie Cook Looks Into Senate's Future - Monday, February 28, 2011

    spin, anyone?

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    Re: 2010 Midterm Results Discussion

    the following is occuring in virtually every swing state in the nation

    DemConWatch posted an overview of Pennsylvania redistricting this morning with a caveat to remember about the powerful Democratic congressman from Philadelphia: “Almost everything … is in flux except CD 1, Bob Brady's district. No one messes with Bob Brady.”

    Brady aside, the Democratic delegation has reason to be nervous about a remapping process where Republicans boast complete control, with ownership of the governor’s mansion, majorities in both state legislative chambers and a majority on the state supreme court.

    With the state set to lose one of its 19 seats, here are three coups Republicans would like to engineer, according to recent conversations with Pennsylvania GOP insiders.
    Pennsylvania GOP dreaming - David Catanese - POLITICO.com

    stay up

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    Re: 2010 Midterm Results Discussion

    Senator Claire McCaskill's spokeswoman this evening confirmed that the Missouri Senator billed taxpayers for a purely political travel on a private plane co-owned by her family, a violation of Congressional ethics rules that deepens questions around her use of the plane.

    POLITICO's John Bresnahan and Scott Wong reported yesterday that McCaskill billed taxpayers for almost $76,000 for official travel on the twin-engine Piper aircraft, which she co-owns with her husband and other investors.

    McCaskill spokeswoman Maria Speiser conceded that the bill was inappropriate, and had no immediate explanation for how it had come to be submitted as an official expense.

    The questions around McCaskill's flights are likely to be an issue in McCaskill's re-election campaign next year in a difficult state for Democrats, and they undercut her image as a transparent, crusading reformer -- who pushed for, among other things, a new post overseeing Senatorial expenses.
    Exclusive: McCaskill billed, repaid taxpayers for political flights - Ben Smith - POLITICO.com

    there are 23 dems up for reelection in '12 vs only ten republicans

    a good number of dem incumbents (when they haven't retired) are trying to come back in some very red states, you're aware

    ben nelson in nebraska (if he doesn't retire), jon tester in montana, whoever's gonna run for kent conrad's chair in dakota

    there are a good half dozen dems who find themselves in tighter spots than ms mccaskill---joe manchin in west virginia (who's already voted against dadt and dream, who put a bullet thru cap and trade, who's come out against THE MANDATE)

    bill nelson in florida, where marco rubio won by almost TWENTY FIVE in a THREE WAY

    whoever's gonna fill jim webb's combat boots in virginia

    casey in pennsylvania, kohl in wisconsin, brown in ohio, bingaman's sub in new mexico

    ms mccaskill, bear in mind, hails from the show me's, who voted SEVENTY ONE PERCENT for MEASURE C last fall---to kill the MANDATE

    which probably explains:

    McCaskill moves away from mandate - David Catanese - POLITICO.com

    the republican considered most endangered is scott brown, #41, from chappaquiddick

    ensign from nevada was next but he quit last week, both blues and reds seem to feel his departure strengthens republican chances of holding on to his seat

    Republicans on John Ensign's retirement: Phew! - John Bresnahan and Manu Raju - POLITICO.com

    Nevada Republicans see gain in losing John Ensign - David Catanese and Molly Ball - POLITICO.com

    party on
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    Re: 2010 Midterm Results Discussion

    EIGHTY EIGHT THOUSAND DOLLARS is an awful lot of FLIGHT

    Ethics complaint filed against Claire McCaskill - John Bresnahan - POLITICO.com

    we only need 4

    dark red dakota, nebraska and wyoming should be about in the bag

    mccaskill would put us over the top

    we also have manchin, webb, nelson of florida, brown of ohio, casey, kohl of wisconsin, bingaman's open in new mexico, stabenow in michigan, klobuchar and cantwell to pick from

    good luck holding all those, homies

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    Re: 2010 Midterm Results Discussion

    march 23:

    Over the past couple of weeks, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) has railed against an increase in the debt limit, slammed his party on the budget and blasted President Barack Obama in a floor speech.

    Manchin’s freelancing is part of what’s driving the Senate these days. Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has given politically vulnerable Democrats license to do almost anything they need to survive a grim political environment, even if that means ripping the president, voting against Democratic bills and teaming up with Republicans to appear bipartisan. For Reid, it seems that, at this point in the election cycle, keeping his imperiled majority after 2012 is a far more important goal than preserving party unity on legislation.
    Harry Reid lets 2012 Democrats off the hook - Manu Raju - POLITICO.com

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    Re: 2010 Midterm Results Discussion

    march 23

    In the recruiting battle for 2012 Senate candidates, Republicans are winning by a landslide. Just three months into the election cycle, the GOP has locked down heavyweight candidates in seven key Senate races, with top contenders seriously thinking about running in two others. Democrats, on the other hand, are still without a major candidate in Massachusetts and Nevada — two states that present the best opportunities to pick up a seat

    A senior Democratic operative with Senate campaign experience acknowledged that early candidate commitments on the Republican side are a product of the difficult landscape. Among the top GOP gets to date: Attorney General Jon Bruning in Nebraska, former state treasurer Sarah Steelman in Missouri, former Sen. George Allen in Virginia, Rep. Denny Rehberg in Montana, former Rep. Heather Wilson in New Mexico, Rep. Jeff Flake in Arizona and Rep. Dean Heller in Nevada.

    In several states, the Republican field is already overflowing with candidates. In Florida, the largest of the battleground states, at least four serious candidates are waging a challenge against second-term Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson. Five Republicans are already gunning for the Texas seat being left open by Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison. By contrast, top Democratic prospects, like Rep. Michael Capuano in Massachusetts and Rep. Shelley Berkley in Nevada, have remained on the sidelines. Berkley says she’ll resolve the dilemma of giving up her safe Las Vegas-area House seat when her consultant shows her a “path to victory.”

    In the three states where GOP senators have decided against another term — Texas, Arizona and Nevada — Republicans have secured candidates with proven vote-getting ability in statewide or federal races. Of the five states where Democrats are losing incumbents, only in Connecticut has a pair of formidable candidates announced bids. In North Dakota, New Mexico, Hawaii and Virginia, meanwhile, no Democratic candidate has formally stepped forward to run.
    GOP leads Senate recruitment battle - David Catanese - POLITICO.com

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