Skip to comments.GOP upset in my Conn. inner-city ward race (Conn. Live Thread)
Posted on 11/05/2013 8:04:45 PM PST by campaignPete R-CT
Just got back from victory party. In DEM Conn., in a DEM city in the inner-city (a welfare ward largely consisting of 3-family houses) GOP Don Naples upsets DEM incumbent Freeman ... so we have a new alderman.
Naples 194 Freeman 171
If we can win here ... there is hope for America.
no, I am not the candidate ... but I was the chief field guy ... canvasser.
Battle on, Amigo.
Detroit appears to have elected the first white mayor since the 1970s.
100% reporting Duggan with 55% over Napoleon with 45% (both democrats)
my winning streak continues ... but this is my first victory in a long time that feels like a victory. Maybe cuz we are conquering enemy territory.
So much for the shutdown killing the GOP in blue states.
And he has an appreciation for the old Chevys, cool!
As a former “nutmegger” sending you hope and congrats.
well, we cannot compete well here on a large scale ... so we carve out a small niche on the map and take them on ... where money and media are not a factor.
If the opposition forces do not want to compete for state house seats, etc., then talking about Congressional districts is a pipe dream.
Well this is some good news.
Nobody fixed it obviously.
Congrats. Go go go!
and Naples is no RINO ...
meanwhile, 10 miles down the road:
(newcomer) Republican Santos upsets (incumbent) Rohde in Meriden mayoral race
Well good. Congrats Pete. I’m glad for this minor victory.
Not much else good happened. There was no national wind like in 2009 although Obamacare helped us in VA somehwhat.
Pizza the Hutt wins a landslide in NJ but no coattails, GOP gains in the legislature were slight. Rats put all their money and attention there. GOP does gain the Mayoralty of Atlantic City.
In VA McPhuckcliff wins by 2 points because of the Liartarian, Bishop Jackson lost in the LT Gov race as expected, only by about 10 points. Republican Obershain narrowly wins the AG race, that is if they don’t manage to steal it. I heard rats gained 2 seats in the House of delegates, could have been worse, GOP still in majority. The tied Senate wasn’t up, with a rat LT Governor they will now have control of that.
Establishment choice Bradley Byrne wins the GOP nomination in the special election for House district 1 in Alabama over the Tea party choice who may have been too “religious right” for voters tastes and foolishly made old school “he was born in Kenya” birtherism an issue, another race bungled by a bad candidate.
A White rat is elected Mayor of Detroit, wow.
As was a forgone conclusion, Bill DeBlasio wins huge to become the first OFFICIAL democrat mayor since Dinkins and one the most dangerously radical people to ever be elected Mayor of a major city. The figure on the NYC board of elections site is 69% as a rat and another 4% on the Working families line. Disgusting. Put a good deal of blame of the face of the city GOP (even though he officially left the party some time ago), Bloomberg. I would presume he even won Staten Island, I can’t find a borough breakdown. Republican Councilman James Oddo elected Staten Island Borough President by a wide margin. I hope we held our 3 or how ever many seats we have left on the council. Suburban counties had elections as well, I haven’t heard if we gained or lose ground there.
Houston’s lesbian rat mayor wins reelection in the primary, no runoff.
Rats pickup Mayoralties in St. Pete Florida, Charlotte, and Greensboro NC. I weep for lost mayoralties, so few cities are governed properly.
Rat Marty Walsh narrowly beats another rat for Boston Mayor.
Former 1 term rat Congresswoman Kathy Dahlkemper wins the post of Erie County Executive (PA) by about 57-43 over the Republican candidate. Former GOP Congressman Todd Platts is elected a York County judge.
Illinois legislature passes queer marriage. Will Pat Quinn sign the bill in lavender ink?
Byrne won in Alabama? What a joke. I’d like to target this turd in 2014.
Yes. By 5 points.
Dean Young sounds like a poor candidate, if he came that close clearly someone better would have won.
Politico lib7ards going nuts tonight, proclaiming death of tea party... again...
I would actually say to these people in this district to boycott Byrne. He’ll be a disaster. May as well let the rat win, and then just defeat him in 2014.
I wouldn’t want them to have the positive headlines a victory there would provide.
Doesn’t matter cause the the nobody rat can’t win that district anyway. If you want to advocate a protest vote there are 2 indies in the race. 1 quotes Reagan on his site but gives no policy specifics, the other one’s site is down.
The tea party wins when it backs good candidates like Ted Cruz. That is once again the lesson, don’t just back any loser who crowns himself King or Queen of the Tea party.
More BAMA news, rat Congressman turned GOP party switcher Parker Griffith who then lost to Mo Brooks in the GOP primary is apparently running as a indie against Brooks next year. Retroactively proving GOP voters were correct in not trusting him.
another weird one in my city.
Ward Alderman race ends in tie. 842 to 842.
Meanwhile, in one voting location, the wrong ballots were used for a brief period! The ballots had the Ward 2 candidates, not the correct Ward 5 candidates.
So there are several dozen additional ballots that are invalid ... looks like some type of new election or re-vote will occur. Another opportunity to smash a commie.
The Chamber of Commerce will be emboldened by this win though. They could end up ruining 2014, just like they ruined 2012.
I was wrong he does have policy specifics. Sounds good.
Bizarre, I hope they don’t find a way to crown the democrat the victor without a new vote.
Rats pickup Mayoralties in St. Pete Florida, Charlotte, and Greensboro NC. I weep for lost mayoralties, so few cities are governed properly.
Do you know if St. Pete, Charlotte and Greensboro currently have GOP Mayors? I thought Charlotte's current mayor is a 'RAT. Not sure about St. Pete or Greensboro...
From your post above, I gathered that all three cities currently have Republican mayors, and that all have flipped to the dark side (democRATs) as of today's elections.
The news source I got that info from called Charlotte a rat pickup. They were in error, the rats had it already, now Governor Pat McCrory was the last GOP mayor. A new rat, Patrick Cannon, was elected by a 6 point margin.
Greensboro does have an outgoing GOP Mayor, Robbie Perkins. Rat Nancy Vaughn beat him by 19 points.
St. Pete’s outgoing GOP Mayor is Bill Foster. He lost to rat Rick Kriseman by a 12 point margin in the officially non-partsian race.
Good thing that Congressman Bill Young died last month, not 6 months ago, or the special election to replace him probably would have been held yesterday, which by the mayoral results in St. Pete likely would have resulted in a Democrat winning the seat.
“Pizza the Hutt wins a landslide in NJ but no coattails, GOP gains in the legislature were slight. Rats put all their money and attention there.”
In truth, NJ voters cast more votes for Republican legislative candidates than for the RATs. I counted the votes cast for GOP and RAT candidates for the state senate yesterday (I checked it on AP a few minutes ago, so almost all precincts were in), and GOP candidates received 956,050 votes to only 620,257 for RATs; throw in independents, and GOP state senate candidates got the same 60% statewide as did Christie for governor. Now, one of the RATs ran unopposed (so the votes cast for him weren’t announced), and the RATs didn’t run anyone in a GOP district where an indie ran, but adjusting for that would reduce the GOP statewide margin by maybe 50,000 votes, meaning that Republican state senate candidates would get 58% of the vote adjusting for those two districts. So it seems that Christie did have coattails, although not large enough to overcome the Democrat gerrymanders.
I don't know VA very well, but holding the AG's office, I would guess, should be considered very significant.
It was Cuccinelli who let the state AGs' suit Obamacare that went to the SCOTUS, where Roberts was compromised on his notorious decision. There may be other legal grounds to file state suits against Obamacare in the future, and a 'Rat AG would have eliminated that possibility.
Also, Republican control the AG office could act as a deterrent factor against 'Rat voting fraud and cheating, especially considering the how the dynamics of the 2016 presidential election could be shaping up.
In that case I almost have to salute the efficacy of those pigs’ gerrymandering.
I have renewed anger at the traitor House Speaker in Virginia that wussed out on redrawing the Senate lines there that would have ensured we’d retake the majority in 2015.
It is important for many reasons, getting shut out of the 3 statewide offices would have been horrible. Obershain (if they don’t rob him of his office) must now be considered the GOP frontrunner for Governor in 2017.
I have been thinking about the Senate reredistricting in the past few weeks. If the VA Senate passed it as a stand-alone bill (not as an amendment to the House bill thta made technical changes to the House maps), the Speaker would not be able to decide that it wasn’t a “germane amendment.” Of course, the Senate is still 50-50 (the RAT Senator elected Lt. Gov. won’t resign until January), and Bolling was against the redrawing, so Senate Republicans have their work cut out for them to get it passed. but passing the Senate would be the hard part, since Republicans in the House won’t face voters for two more years (and the ones who lost have nothing to lose) and lame-duck Gov. McDonnell better sign it if he expects to get any support from Republicans ever again.
“OK, now we have someone that it will be politically correct to blame all the problems on!”
Congrats!!! A Republican wins inner-city race in ever-so-blue CT and another loses in VA. Go figure.
Speaking of competitive house races, we have another one unfortunately, Jon Ruynan (who as I recall, is a disappointment) is retiring in NJ-3 after 2 terms.
More bad news, VA AG going to recount, late counting has the rat up by 600. Unacceptable.
More Mayoral results, Cincy elects rat Councilman John Cranley over rat Ex-Mayor Roxanne Qualls. I hate these nonpartisan top 2 primaries, Cincy is a city where a Republican can win, Republicans had a right to a general election candidate.
In Toledo Black Mayor Mike Bell (I) was defeated by White challenger Councilman Michael Collins (I), both advanced to the runoff over 2 democrats. Collins supports making a temporary city income tax of 0.75% permanent. Bell was State Fire Marshal under Rat Governor Strickland but backed Kaisch on that anti-big labor ballot initiative and had the “unsolicited backing” of Republicans in this race. Union rats supported the big labor friendly Collins.
Rat Mayor Mike McGinn of Seattle is ousted by another rat, State Senator Ed Murray.
Hey, look on the bright side... the GOP won Atlantic City for the first time since the ‘80s.
I wouldn’t bet on those wusses lame ducking it. But I hope they do.
But have you heard? The new GOP-Mayor elect (and surprise winner) of Atlantic City, the oddly surnamed Don Guardian, is GAY. Oh joy.
The rat Mayor he defeated sounds like a disaster.
To paraphrase Travis Bickle, someday a real rain will come and wash all this scum from our elective offices.
Doesn't it always seem to happen in VA that the vote counting is tampered with so that the 'Rat "comes from behind" to win out?
If Cuccinelli couldn't win his race, he could at least see to it as outgoing AG that his successor isn't put in place by cheating!
“...The new GOP-Mayor elect....is GAY....”
Oh! It’s GOOD to have a Mayor who’s “carefree, lighthearted, and happy”...
Or it used to be... I dunno...
Most recent count in VA AG race has Republican Obenshain up by over 1,100 votes:
Good news. TY.
Bill DeBlasio: A rabid BOS RS fan, and NYC still voted 3:1 for him.
“Rat Marty Walsh narrowly beats another rat for Boston Mayor.”
Yep. The Herpes won out over the Syphilis.
That’s 100% of the precincts in now. Obenshain leads by 1069. Don’t know if that includes absentees. There will be a recount.
Per politics.com Polls (by “St Pete Polls”) in the Florida special give rat Alex “The Fink” Stink a huge lead over both Lobbyist and Former (Young?) Aide David Jolly and Former Clearwater Mayor Frank Hibbard.
They found some more votes and now the rat Herring is up by THIRTY TWO votes. I’m starting to get pissed off.
It’s neat how they always find missing votes for Democrats. It’s like they’ve been hiding out somewhere, in basements, in trunks of cars, closets, in toilet tanks, underneath caskets in cemetery plots... almost like the votes themselves are too embarrassed to be cast for Democrats and don’t ever want to see the light of day.
I chucked at that even though I am filling with rage.
Ballot initiative news, 5 of the 11 Northern Colorado counties where it was on the ballot voted to “explore secession”.
More importantly that tax hike FOR THE CHILDRENS was defeated by a 30 point margin!!!!!
<<<”For some people, Amendment 66 was only about taxes,” Hickenlooper said after conceding defeat. “For others, it was about investing in and sacrificing for our most valuable resource: our children.<<<<<
And also they voted to tax weed.
Washington State rejected a neo-luddite proposal to label genetically modified food.
NY voted to allow new non-Indian Casinos, many socially conservative freeper may oppose that but
A)It’s only fair. It’s not right if Indians can open casinos and no one else.
B)Gambling is voluntary, a good source of tax money without screwing over the people.
NJ voted in favor of a STATE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT to raise the minimum wage.
Long Island local elections, Nassau County Exec Ed Mangano (R) wins reelection. The GOP also reelects it’s Clerk and Comptroller and gain in the already controlled legislature. Rat DA is reelected.
Rats keep a large edge in the Suffolk legislature.