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Breaking: Rino Chafee on the brink?
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Posted on 09/12/2006 5:25:08 PM PDT by cutepanda

Is Chafee on the brink?

Steve Laffey's campaign aides will be stunned if they lose. Campaign sources say they hit all their target numbers in every targeted precinct etc, assuming a turnout of 50 to 55k voters.

These are just targeting predictors, not vote counts, so anything can happen, but everything has gone as planned for their turnout operation.

The Secretary of State reports that precincts across the state ran out of the more than 20K Unaffiliation forms they distributed. That suggests a least three possibilities:

1. Independents and Democrats voted for Chafee and then re-established their independent credentials

2. Voters who normally vote D in municipal elections switched to R for the purposes of choosing Laffey or and then switched back

3. GOP voters switched to the Democratic Party for the purposes of the election and had no interest in the GOP primary.

Or all of the above.


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KEYWORDS: chafee; lincolnchafee; risenateprimary
Is Chafee on the brink? We'll see in half an hour. C-span will live feed RI results starting from 9:00 PM EST.
1 posted on 09/12/2006 5:25:08 PM PDT by cutepanda
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To: cutepanda

Hate Chafee but if the conservative can't win I'd hate to lose a Senate seat.


2 posted on 09/12/2006 5:27:42 PM PDT by Williams
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To: cutepanda

I don't know why Dems would cross over to vote for Chaffee. They have to believe they have a better shot against Laffey.


3 posted on 09/12/2006 5:28:31 PM PDT by saganite (Billions and billions and billions-------and that's just the NASA budget!)
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To: cutepanda

I heard the avg turnout though is around 45,000. Its going to be along nite.


4 posted on 09/12/2006 5:34:07 PM PDT by sabe@q.com (Yes, I'm a SW freak!)
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To: cutepanda

I hate to say this but the Republican Senatorial election committee went out of their way to support Chaffee and totally destroying his opponant.

I hope they know what their doing because Chaffee's a Damned RINO and he should be sent packing. I would rather see a democrat win in that state than Chaffee.


5 posted on 09/12/2006 5:45:08 PM PDT by puppypusher
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To: Williams

> Hate Chafee but if the conservative can't win I'd hate to lose a Senate seat.

The tide has got to turn somewhere. RINOs are ruining the Republican party. If we can get an honest-to-God Conservative in the running and the RNC has the stones to back him once nominated, we have a real chance to save the party and the country. But we first have to find our spines and go for it.


6 posted on 09/12/2006 6:00:38 PM PDT by VictoryGal (Never give up, never surrender!)
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if you want to hold the Senate it will be a lot tougher with a demoRat taking Chafee's seat

if Chafee loses tonight the Repub has ZERO chance


7 posted on 09/12/2006 6:14:20 PM PDT by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: cutepanda
September 12, 2006
Live Election Results
Last Updated: 9:07 pm ET

RI SEN: Chafee: 00% Laffey 00% 000 vote margin 0% reporting
MD SEN: Cardin 00% Mfume 00% 000 vote margin 0% reporting


It's very close right now!
8 posted on 09/12/2006 6:18:03 PM PDT by UCAL (My kids will register Republican or they pay for their own college tuition.)
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To: cutepanda
Watching a Providence TV station.Chaffee 55%-Laffey 45%
with 20% of precincts reporting.
9 posted on 09/12/2006 7:11:51 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative ("An empty limousine pulled up and Hillary Clinton got out")
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Is there a good web site with a live count?


10 posted on 09/12/2006 7:19:41 PM PDT by sittnick (There is no salvation in politics.)
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Is there a good web site with a live count?

Don't know.I don't need one because I can get Providence TV.

11 posted on 09/12/2006 7:22:28 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative ("An empty limousine pulled up and Hillary Clinton got out")
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To: cutepanda
Channel 12 in Providence just called the race for Chaffee.He currently has 54% of the vote with 80% of the vote counted.
12 posted on 09/12/2006 7:35:46 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative ("An empty limousine pulled up and Hillary Clinton got out")
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To: VictoryGal

Yes, but there is no chane of a conservative winning in Rhode Island. Sadly.


13 posted on 09/12/2006 7:47:05 PM PDT by Williams
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