Skip to comments.Steele Set for Victory? (US Senate Majority Looking Good!)
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.
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."
MD GOPers ...... get out and vote!!!! Proudly voted for Steele and Ehrlich this morning in Harford County.
this is truly awesome news!
Was Georgia HD12 McKinney's old turf?
Man of Steele ping!! Get out to vote in Maryland, you can put Steele over the top.
Just imagine if...we hold the House and Senate.
PLEASE LET THIS BE CORRECT!!!!!!!!!!
I will be so happy.
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!!!!!!
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 !!)
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.
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 !!!
I voted for Steele at 7:10am. I'm so anxious to have the results.
Come on Steele....and yes, even Erhlich.
No wonder the Dims are nervous and quaking in their boots!
Steele and Ehrlich will win.
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.
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.
No. GA-12 is Eastern Georgia, including, I believe, Augusta -- but excluding Savannah and the coast.
Steele for President!
Christian news and commentary at: sacredscoop.com ...
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!
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...
Happy to oblige. :-)
Not to be a party pooper, but how can they POSSIBLY know this before a single vote has been counted?
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...
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!
C'monnnnn Steele! EAT IT, WAPO!
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.
Already voted via absentee ballot.
"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!!!
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.
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.
The way it looks now--this will be the deciding state in who controls the Senate!!
IT'S UP TO YOU MARYLANDERS!!!
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 ...
Notice how the demonrats promote Ford and ignore the historic campaign of Steele.
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?
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.
That was great..is it on Youtube?..I'd love to see/hear it again..
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)
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.
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...