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NYT: Mark Foley's congressional seat now 'a tossup' ...
the drudge report ^ | nov. 1, 2006 | drudge

Posted on 11/01/2006 5:40:26 PM PST by blogblogginaway

NYT: Mark Foley's congressional seat now 'a tossup' between Tim Mahoney, the Democrat, and state Rep. Joe Negron, the last-minute Republican replacement... Developing...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: florida; foley; negron

1 posted on 11/01/2006 5:40:28 PM PST by blogblogginaway
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To: blogblogginaway
Negron was very good in the debate on CSPAN this morning. Or was that last night? At any rate, Mahoney is an outsourcer and this will be a GOP hold.

Punch Foley for Negron!

2 posted on 11/01/2006 5:42:44 PM PST by jwalsh07 (Jhengis Johnny was against an apology before he was for it, sort of.)
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To: blogblogginaway

I think this is going to be an easy GOP hold. People are smart enough to know who they are voting for.


3 posted on 11/01/2006 5:42:54 PM PST by MMcC
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To: blogblogginaway
The only way Mahoney can win is if Republicans stay home.
4 posted on 11/01/2006 5:43:09 PM PST by msnimje (You simply cannot be Christian and Pro-Abortion.)
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To: blogblogginaway

The NYT is doing a CYA


5 posted on 11/01/2006 5:44:07 PM PST by Dog Gone
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To: blogblogginaway

The fact that it's even a tossup is stunningly good news.


6 posted on 11/01/2006 5:45:37 PM PST by Zack Nguyen
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To: msnimje

"...if Republicans stay home."

Looks like that ain't happening, thanx to Senator Fauntleroy's "botched joke".


7 posted on 11/01/2006 5:46:34 PM PST by SquirrelKing (Kayaking, environmental-conservationist, organic food eating, beer loving, gun owning conservative.)
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To: MMcC

I agree-another example of how MSM bias can backfire on them.


8 posted on 11/01/2006 5:48:05 PM PST by unkus
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To: Victoria Delsoul

Interesting ping.


9 posted on 11/01/2006 5:49:50 PM PST by Alberta's Child (Can money pay for all the days I lived awake but half asleep?)
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To: blogblogginaway
Very likely an R hold then, I'm feeling much better now.

But I'm not letting the GOP House leaders off the hook. It's a mere matter of timing that's made the difference.

10 posted on 11/01/2006 5:50:41 PM PST by edsheppa
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To: SquirrelKing

John Kerry: The Gift That Keeps On Giving


11 posted on 11/01/2006 5:54:19 PM PST by letsgonova19087
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To: blogblogginaway
If we can keep this one, get one of the GA seats (I think we might get both), and take any other current Dem held seat, I don't see how the Dems take the house.

Everything I've seen has the Dems between +16 and +20 without losing and seats and picking up FL-16. If they don't pick up FL-16 and drop a couple of their own, they won't make it.
12 posted on 11/01/2006 5:55:58 PM PST by MMcC
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To: blogblogginaway

Mark who?

BTW - Didja hear the one about Kerry?


13 posted on 11/01/2006 6:02:18 PM PST by Uncle Miltie ("We will slaughter anyone who calls Islam violent!")
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To: blogblogginaway

Just think...the people of that Florida district get to vote for a REPUBLICAN, not a democrat queer who changed parties to get elected!

My bet is the Republican wins!


14 posted on 11/01/2006 6:04:05 PM PST by Prost1 (Fair and Unbiased as always!)
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To: blogblogginaway

This, along with the story on FR the other day about Sekula-Gibbs getting her message out in TX-22, makes me more confident that the Pubbies will hold on to control of the House.


15 posted on 11/01/2006 6:04:29 PM PST by 91B (God made man, Sam Colt made men equal)
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To: MMcC
If we can keep this one, get one of the GA seats (I think we might get both), and take any other current Dem held seat, I don't see how the Dems take the house.

It's looking like IN-07 (Julia Carson's seat) is looking like a possible pickup, at least that's what I read around here.

Everything I've seen has the Dems between +16 and +20 without losing and seats and picking up FL-16. If they don't pick up FL-16 and drop a couple of their own, they won't make it.

Now I like reading The Corner on NRO, but their "boxscore" today had the Dems up something like +27 net gain, which I think is ridiculous. I really can't even see them getting to +20 unless there's an unforseen blowout.

It's ALL turnout on Tuesday. If the Republicans don't get out the vote, then the Dems will get their majorities. If the Republicans are more successful in GOTV ops, then Carville will put the garbage can over his head again and there will be plenty of crow served to political pundits on the 8th.

16 posted on 11/01/2006 6:06:26 PM PST by GiveEmDubya
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To: blogblogginaway

If the Old York Slimes is calling it a "tossup", that means we're winning! Hubba Hubba!!


17 posted on 11/01/2006 6:07:22 PM PST by Babu
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To: blogblogginaway

Somehow, I get the feeling there's going to be a lot of "tossin'-up" come November 8 as Dems across the nation swallow a huge helping of crow.


18 posted on 11/01/2006 6:11:19 PM PST by Mygirlsmom (Republicans Don't Cut and Run....Vote November 7)
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To: blogblogginaway

Anyone still believes anything the NYT prints?


19 posted on 11/01/2006 6:12:12 PM PST by VanDeKoik (Fitzmas Has Been Canceled.)
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To: All

I predict a Negron win here! Go JOE!


20 posted on 11/01/2006 6:16:27 PM PST by LegalEagle61 (You have 2 choices vote republican or whine about how bad the country is when the liberals take over)
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To: Alberta's Child
Guess you missed my prediction. :-)
21 posted on 11/01/2006 6:16:44 PM PST by Victoria Delsoul
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To: GiveEmDubya

Most of these polls are not measuring the GOTV which is amazing on the Republican side. The rats have nothing like this and that is going to be the amazing story of the 2006 election after everything is said and done.


22 posted on 11/01/2006 6:22:36 PM PST by bushsupporter30
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To: LegalEagle61
Joe needs volunteers to contact absentee voters
772-463-5407 or work the polls . the district run from Fl coast to coast ( Martin to Pt Charlotte) and its very Repub ! Some of the counties may not allow the notices in the polling areas.
23 posted on 11/01/2006 6:32:41 PM PST by BurtSB (the price of freedom is eternal vigilance)
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To: GiveEmDubya

www.electoral-vote.com has the Dems winning 36 seats!

Here's a list of all Dem pick-ups:

AZ-08 CA-11 CO-04 CO-07 CT-02 CT-04 CT-05 FL-13 FL-16
FL-22 IL-06 IL-10 IN-02 IN-08 IN-09 KY-03 KY-04 NC-08
NC-11 NH-02 NM-01 NY-19 NY-20 NY-24 NY-25 NY-29 OH-01
OH-15 OH-18 PA-06 PA-07 PA-08 PA-10 TX-22 VA-02 WI-08

This site claims to be non-partisan.


24 posted on 11/01/2006 6:57:28 PM PST by MplsSteve
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To: Victoria Delsoul

Hey, that's pretty good. Wanna pick some lottery numbers for me? LOL.


25 posted on 11/01/2006 7:08:42 PM PST by Alberta's Child (Can money pay for all the days I lived awake but half asleep?)
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To: MplsSteve

So in other words, every seat that's remotely close goes to them. A +36 net gain (which is actually +37 because of Vermont coming from the independents) = Dem 239, Rep 196. Not in their wildest dreams is that happening.


26 posted on 11/01/2006 7:09:35 PM PST by GiveEmDubya
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To: Alberta's Child

I'm not that lucky. :-)


27 posted on 11/01/2006 7:14:49 PM PST by Victoria Delsoul
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To: blogblogginaway

But Republicans are going to lose the House. [sarc]


28 posted on 11/01/2006 7:21:09 PM PST by Soul Seeker (Kobach: Amnesty is going from an illegal to a legal position, without imposing the original penalty.)
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To: blogblogginaway

Speaking of changing fortunes, the Dimwits will no doubt be charging voting fraud if the Donks don't win the House. Several stories of voting computer problems being circulated now (along with the "tightening" of the races).
http://www.alternet.org/blogs/peek/43758/


29 posted on 11/01/2006 7:24:54 PM PST by ArtyFO (I love to smoke cigars when I adjust artillery fire at the moonbat loonery.)
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To: Victoria Delsoul

Well, give it a shot anyway . . . you never know! :-)


30 posted on 11/01/2006 7:30:32 PM PST by Alberta's Child (Can money pay for all the days I lived awake but half asleep?)
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To: Alberta's Child

LOL.


31 posted on 11/01/2006 7:35:32 PM PST by Victoria Delsoul
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To: blogblogginaway

NYT SPEAK=Negron really ahead.


32 posted on 11/01/2006 7:37:55 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: BurtSB

I got your message and I can help make phone calls for Joe. I have free minutes to use so I'd be glad to help. Thanks


33 posted on 11/01/2006 10:15:12 PM PST by LegalEagle61 (You have 2 choices vote republican or whine about how bad the country is when the liberals take over)
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