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Steele Set for Victory? (US Senate Majority Looking Good!)
Red State.com ^ | 11/7/06 | erick

Posted on 11/07/2006 10:44:25 AM PST by meg88

If early indications in Maryland and GOP rumblings can be believed, it looks like the GOP will hold on to the U.S. Senate thanks to the election of Michael Steele to the United States Senate.

Several top Republicans in DC are quietly saying they expect Michael Steele to win and Georgia House District 12 to flip to the GOP.


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: 2006; 2006elections; crueljoketitle; maryland; redstatedotcomwrong; steele
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still keep voting after work, no time to be overconfident!
1 posted on 11/07/2006 10:44:27 AM PST by meg88
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To: meg88

This will be the biggest victory for the GOP. Steele is a true leader that is articulate and doesn't mind fighting the MSM and liberal rags.

He is Democrats worst nightmare! An African American Christian Conservative who is articulate and wants to "fight the good fight."


2 posted on 11/07/2006 10:46:10 AM PST by truthandlife ("Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Ps 20:7))
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To: meg88

MD GOPers ...... get out and vote!!!! Proudly voted for Steele and Ehrlich this morning in Harford County.


3 posted on 11/07/2006 10:46:11 AM PST by jokova
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To: truthandlife

this is truly awesome news!


4 posted on 11/07/2006 10:46:50 AM PST by meg88
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To: meg88

5 posted on 11/07/2006 10:47:03 AM PST by zarf
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To: meg88
The Man of Steele!
6 posted on 11/07/2006 10:47:29 AM PST by HitmanLV ("If at first you don't succeed, keep on sucking until you do succeed." - Jerry 'Curly' Howard)
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To: meg88

Was Georgia HD12 McKinney's old turf?


7 posted on 11/07/2006 10:47:31 AM PST by shekkian
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To: jokova

Man of Steele ping!! Get out to vote in Maryland, you can put Steele over the top.


8 posted on 11/07/2006 10:47:36 AM PST by milwguy
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To: jokova

9 posted on 11/07/2006 10:48:12 AM PST by meg88
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To: meg88

Just imagine if...we hold the House and Senate.

Priceless.


10 posted on 11/07/2006 10:48:42 AM PST by rightinthemiddle (Without the Media, the Left and Islamofacists are Nothing.)
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To: meg88

PLEASE LET THIS BE CORRECT!!!!!!!!!!

Lawdy!

I will be so happy.


11 posted on 11/07/2006 10:48:45 AM PST by snarkytart
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To: meg88

We can do it - If you know anyone who is registered who hasn't voted yet - get them to the polls. It's within our grasp.

Drive them, buy them a beer, do whatever it takes. But be there.

And come on rain!!!!!!


12 posted on 11/07/2006 10:48:52 AM PST by Loyolas Mattman
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To: milwguy

13 posted on 11/07/2006 10:50:00 AM PST by meg88
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To: meg88

If we can get Steele in MD and Allen in VA early, that could start the big wave!

(Cue the Master of the Obvious graphic - LOL !!)


14 posted on 11/07/2006 10:50:15 AM PST by Eccl 10:2 (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem - Ps 122:6)
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To: Loyolas Mattman

15 posted on 11/07/2006 10:51:04 AM PST by meg88
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To: Loyolas Mattman

By the way, this is excellent news for Ehrlich. There may be ticket splitting between O'Malley and Steele, but there is little chance of the converse.


16 posted on 11/07/2006 10:51:08 AM PST by Loyolas Mattman
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To: meg88

Southern MD voting ...

Here in St. Marys county there were no lines at all just before lunchtime (everyone I talked to at work had already voted this morning) ... 11:30-ish. When I walked into my polling place there were 5 of 12 (approximately) being used and no one in line. I gave my drivers license and in 2 minutes I was in front of the ballot machine. Took another 3 minutes to cast my vote for the Man of Steele and governor Ehrlich ...

On my way out there were many military folks going in to vote.

I really hope Steele wins ...

Dont believe ANY reports from MSM about voter turnout, GO VOTE !!!


17 posted on 11/07/2006 10:51:41 AM PST by dartuser ("Until they love their children more than they hate us, there will be no peace" Golda Meir)
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To: Eccl 10:2

I voted for Steele at 7:10am. I'm so anxious to have the results.

Come on Steele....and yes, even Erhlich.


18 posted on 11/07/2006 10:51:58 AM PST by snarkytart
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To: Eccl 10:2

No wonder the Dims are nervous and quaking in their boots!


19 posted on 11/07/2006 10:51:59 AM PST by meg88
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To: meg88

Steele and Ehrlich will win.


20 posted on 11/07/2006 10:52:13 AM PST by Vision ("As a man thinks...so is he." Proverbs 23:7)
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To: meg88

I will be voting for Steele, Ehrlich and John White right after hockey practice!! I'm hoping it will be a good night... but with the record number of absentee votes out there (usually good for the GOP) it might take a few days.


21 posted on 11/07/2006 10:52:52 AM PST by CurlyBill (Democrats: Weak on defense, soft on crime, tough on your wallet)
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To: shekkian

No, it's the heavily black district from Augusta to Savannah that Max Burns won in 2002 but lost to John Barrow in 2004; the GOP legislature redistricted last year and the district no longer includes Barrow's home base in Athens.


22 posted on 11/07/2006 10:52:56 AM PST by AuH2ORepublican (http://auh2orepublican.blogspot.com/)
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To: shekkian

No. GA-12 is Eastern Georgia, including, I believe, Augusta -- but excluding Savannah and the coast.


23 posted on 11/07/2006 10:53:04 AM PST by jcs1744
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To: truthandlife

Steele for President!


24 posted on 11/07/2006 10:53:18 AM PST by bella1 (Support the Minuteman Project.)
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To: meg88
Gosh I hope Steele gets it- #1 he deserves it, #2 would love to see the Wapo 'eat it' on their predictions lol

Christian news and commentary at: sacredscoop.com ...

25 posted on 11/07/2006 10:53:35 AM PST by CottShop (http://sacredscoop.com)
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To: jokova
MD GOPers ...... get out and vote!!!! Proudly voted for Steele and Ehrlich this morning in Harford County.

Voted at 8 AM this morning. Got one son up to go with me, other went around 1 PM, Hubby voting after work tonight. Four Ehrlich and Steele votes from this Shore Family!

26 posted on 11/07/2006 10:53:59 AM PST by irishlass
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To: meg88

The biggest surprise will be when we find out just how well Steele did among black voters. I believe he hits the 50% mark...black voters did not want to tell any pollsters that they were voting for him, and the failure to sense this may well be the death of polling as we know it today...BTW..Erlich wins also...


27 posted on 11/07/2006 10:54:26 AM PST by ken5050
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To: Eccl 10:2
(Cue the Master of the Obvious graphic - LOL !!)

Happy to oblige. :-)

28 posted on 11/07/2006 10:54:32 AM PST by The Blitherer (We all know the truth now, and it is incontrovertible: Karl Rove is one magnificent bastard! - D. B.)
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To: meg88

Not to be a party pooper, but how can they POSSIBLY know this before a single vote has been counted?


29 posted on 11/07/2006 10:54:42 AM PST by dinoparty
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To: meg88; LS
Something like this is SO important. As LS has repeatedly pointed out with infinite patience on so many threads - key success(es) in the east will have huge impact to the west as the results come in. Awesome (but keep voting).

Lando

30 posted on 11/07/2006 10:54:47 AM PST by Lando Lincoln (For what cause would a liberal go to war? ...besides revolutions...)
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To: meg88
Michael Steele/Lynne Cheney 2008
31 posted on 11/07/2006 10:56:09 AM PST by msnimje (You simply cannot be Christian and Pro-Abortion.)
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To: meg88

Let's not be taken as liberals. Let's wait to make predictions until after the votes are counted, recounted, contested in law suits, appointed to cadidates and confirmed.

....That's all I am saying...


32 posted on 11/07/2006 10:56:35 AM PST by Tenacious 1 (War Monger...In the name of liberty, let's go to war!!!!)
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To: meg88

We're here in Indiana, but we sure like Michael Steele and what he has to say....we're pulling for him and a long Steele victory celebration tonight!


33 posted on 11/07/2006 10:56:39 AM PST by auto power
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To: ken5050
Watch the MSM ignore his victory for as long as possible tonight...


34 posted on 11/07/2006 10:57:02 AM PST by meg88
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To: meg88

C'monnnnn Steele! EAT IT, WAPO!


35 posted on 11/07/2006 10:58:12 AM PST by TheBigB (Do you think "Lady in the Water" is in Ted Kennedy's NetFlix queue?)
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To: truthandlife
He is Democrats worst nightmare! An African American Christian Conservative who is articulate and wants to "fight the good fight."

You bet. He'd be a good role model for African American children. They may learn that they don't need the democrats to hold their hands 24 hours a day just to get around.

36 posted on 11/07/2006 10:58:16 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal.")
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To: Lando Lincoln

Already voted via absentee ballot.


37 posted on 11/07/2006 10:58:22 AM PST by MinorityRepublican (Everyone that doesn't like what America and President Bush has done for Iraq can all go to HELL)
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To: dinoparty

"Not to be a party pooper, but how can they POSSIBLY know this before a single vote has been counted"?

...I'm with you! HOW, HOW, HOW!!!


38 posted on 11/07/2006 10:58:28 AM PST by albie
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To: dinoparty

The exit polling folks from the media pool went into their sealed vaults about 2 hours ago, so it is possible that something got out.


39 posted on 11/07/2006 10:58:51 AM PST by meg88
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To: meg88

Just voted in central Anne Arundel County - red territory.

I was told that the morning rush was crushing, and it's been busy, with a short wait, all day so far. I only had to wait a minute or two, but actually, it is the first time I've ever had to wait to vote since moving to this precinct in 2001. It was busier today when I went than in 2004.

Very good turnout for a mid-term election, so far.


40 posted on 11/07/2006 10:59:02 AM PST by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: TheBigB
If "EAT IT" wins, he deserves to be President!
41 posted on 11/07/2006 10:59:51 AM PST by roses of sharon
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To: meg88
This would be HUGE.

The way it looks now--this will be the deciding state in who controls the Senate!!

IT'S UP TO YOU MARYLANDERS!!!

42 posted on 11/07/2006 11:00:22 AM PST by stockstrader (“Where government advances–and it advances RELENTLESSLY-freedom is imperiled”-Janice Rogers Br)
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To: albie

Exit Poll Secrecy Measures Aim to Plug Leaks to Blogs
Wall Street Journal ^ | November 7,2006 | Amy Schatz

Posted on 11/07/2006 5:28:30 AM PST by meg88

Two-by-two, polling specialists from ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, Fox News and the Associated Press will go into rooms in New York and Washington shortly before noon Tuesday.

Their cellphones and BlackBerrys will be confiscated; proctors will monitor the doors; for the next five hours, these experts will pore over exit-poll data from across the country.

If all goes well, only when they emerge from their cloisters will the legions of ravenous political bloggers have any chance of getting their hands on the earliest indication of which party will end up controlling Congress.

The extraordinary security is a result of mix-ups that prompted grumbling about the accuracy of exit polls after the 2004 presidential election: Bloggers posted data from early exit polls, incorrectly calling some states for Massachusetts Democratic Sen. John Kerry and indicating that he would unseat President Bush.

Exit polls will be available for all the key Senate races, giving an early picture of whether it could flip to the Democrats.

The data are collected through the National Election Pool, a consortium made up of the three traditional networks, CNN, Fox News and AP.

In previous years, numbers were made available to the news organizations in waves via secure Web sites. In 2004, the first wave of data went out around 2 p.m. and quickly leaked onto the Internet.

That's what brought about this year's sequestering of the news organization's representatives. The only communication they'll be allowed to make out of the so-called quarantine rooms before 5 p.m. will be to warn news organizations about potential problems in the data.

But at 5 p.m., waves of exit-poll data will begin flowing to newsrooms via limited-access Web sites. For the bloggers, the scramble will be on to get the data first, hoping for an email from a friendly source.

(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...


43 posted on 11/07/2006 11:02:19 AM PST by meg88
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To: meg88

Notice how the demonrats promote Ford and ignore the historic campaign of Steele.


44 posted on 11/07/2006 11:03:03 AM PST by OldFriend (Vote For the Sake of All the People in the World Who Never Get to Vote)
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To: auto power

any word on how well Dickerson is doing? I've had to endure a slew of Carson commercials the last few days, and she looks and sounds about 110 years old. How can anyone vote for her?


45 posted on 11/07/2006 11:03:22 AM PST by fnord (dachshunds with erections can't climb stairs)
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To: jokova

From what I hear, a lot of people across the political spectrum say Ehrlich is one of few politicians to do an excellent job....its a shame this race is even contested.


46 posted on 11/07/2006 11:03:46 AM PST by zendari
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To: TheBigB

That was great..is it on Youtube?..I'd love to see/hear it again..


47 posted on 11/07/2006 11:03:53 AM PST by ken5050
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To: OldFriend

My guess is that the MSM will try and spin Steele as an anamoly for a few hours. (unless he is the difference in the Senate, and they can't ignore it lol)


48 posted on 11/07/2006 11:05:10 AM PST by meg88
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To: sitetest

Heavy turnout so far in western Carroll County. I voted about 11:30 and the parking lot was full. Inside, one of the election officals told me that there had been steady lines all morning and there had already been as many voters as they had had all day for the primary. Daughter is over voting now and hubby will stop on his way home. This is a strongly Republican district so I expect the turnout here to be high.

Go Steele!!!!!


49 posted on 11/07/2006 11:05:45 AM PST by memcindoe (My ancestral motto: This I Will Defend!)
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To: OldFriend

Political scientists will write volumes on the genius of the Steele campaign, win or lose.

I also think we should send a shout-out to Ambassador Keyes. He was about 14 years ahead of his time...


50 posted on 11/07/2006 11:05:48 AM PST by Loyolas Mattman
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