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Retaking the US Senate in 2008
11-9-2006 | self

Posted on 11/08/2006 9:15:35 PM PST by staytrue

All we have to do to retake the senate is to win 2 of these 12 seats.

Arkansas: Pryor (D) Delaware: Biden (D) Illinois: Durbin (D) Iowa: Harkin (D) Louisiana: Landrieu (D) Massachusetts: Kerry (D) Michigan: Levin (D) Montana: Baucus (D) New Jersey: Lautenberg (D) Rhode Island: Reed (D) South Dakota: Johnson (D) West Virginia: Rockefeller (D)

It looks like we could have a shot at Pryor, Harkin, Baucus, and Johnson.

AND THEN ALL WE HAVE TO DO IS HOLD ALL 21 OF OUR OWN SEATS THAT ARE UP.


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1 posted on 11/08/2006 9:15:37 PM PST by staytrue
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To: staytrue
In other words, things are going to get worse in the Senate in 2008...

We'd better have someone strong at the top of the ticket...
2 posted on 11/08/2006 9:17:09 PM PST by Antoninus (Fire Ken Mehlman....)
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To: BufordP; BillF; tgslTakoma

Ok, what do you think of our chances ?


3 posted on 11/08/2006 9:17:11 PM PST by staytrue (Tancredo/Buchanan for 2008-All RINOS MUST GO)
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To: staytrue

What republicans are up?

They need to do like Casey did,have a high profile name,the media in your pocket and start campaigning now.


4 posted on 11/08/2006 9:18:37 PM PST by linn37 (Love your Phlebotomist)
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To: Antoninus
Antoninus (Fire Ken Mehlman....)

Yeah forming a circular firing squad and clinging to this pathetic need among "Conservatives" of spending all our time shooting our own instead of fighting the Dems is really going to help us win in 2008
5 posted on 11/08/2006 9:19:15 PM PST by MNJohnnie (The Democrat Party: Hard on Taxpayers, Soft on Terrorism!)
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To: staytrue

If we are not out of Iraq by then kiss it good bye.


6 posted on 11/08/2006 9:19:56 PM PST by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* ?I love you guys?)
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To: staytrue

I live in Iowa, and there is, unfortunately, NO WAY you'll get Harkin out. He brings the pork home and he is a liberal favorite for the bigger cities in this state. He could rape his girl friend and his mama and still get re-elected.


7 posted on 11/08/2006 9:19:59 PM PST by Rightone
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To: MNJohnnie

Yes, but it taught the GOP a lesson...not everyone who calls themself conservative is our friend.


8 posted on 11/08/2006 9:20:30 PM PST by CWOJackson
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To: staytrue

May Landrieu is the most vunerable on that list. I expect a hald decent canidiate could beat her


9 posted on 11/08/2006 9:20:33 PM PST by catholicfreeper (Geaux Tigers SEC FOOTBALL ROCKS)
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To: staytrue
AND THEN ALL WE HAVE TO DO IS HOLD ALL 21 OF OUR OWN SEATS THAT ARE UP.

Uh.

10 posted on 11/08/2006 9:20:46 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: staytrue

Dream ON...those guys will NOT lose...

none of them will.

Laughtenberg may retire...but, he isn't from a state that will elect a GOP...my goodness, look at crooked Menenedez...ugh.


11 posted on 11/08/2006 9:21:01 PM PST by Txsleuth
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To: staytrue

Well let me frighten you a bit more.

Now that he's lost the Chair of the Armed Services Committee, I'd put money on John Warner (R-VA) retiring after this term.

But I'm not ready for this conversation yet. I'm still in recovery from this year.


12 posted on 11/08/2006 9:21:25 PM PST by Corin Stormhands
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To: staytrue

zero! However, we have a good shot in 2010. It is going to be a long four years.


13 posted on 11/08/2006 9:21:43 PM PST by kara37
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To: staytrue
Pryor, Harkin, Baucus, and Johnson.

I would add Landrieu, and subtract Harkin and Baucus. But 2008 is a long way off, and we don't know what the political landscape will be then.

14 posted on 11/08/2006 9:21:53 PM PST by denydenydeny ("We have always been, we are, and I hope that we always shall be detested in France"--Wellington)
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To: Antoninus

Well, we may have some retirements as well.

IE - We're not going to take out Harkin or Rockefellar but, if either retired, the seat would be vulnerable to a challenge.

2008 is going to be a tight year, because we basically ran the table in 2002.


15 posted on 11/08/2006 9:21:54 PM PST by furquhart (Time for a New Crusade - Deus lo Volt!)
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To: Antoninus

2008--- Winner take all.


16 posted on 11/08/2006 9:21:56 PM PST by Thunder90
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To: staytrue

Don't think so small, why not work to take them all, that will probably lead to taking at least two. When conservatives put aside their differences as to this that and the other they wield a big stick.


17 posted on 11/08/2006 9:22:03 PM PST by Ruth C
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To: catholicfreeper; staytrue
May Landrieu is the most vunerable on that list. I expect a hald decent canidiate could beat her

With the New Orleans political machine in disarray, it's quite possible that she could get beat.

18 posted on 11/08/2006 9:23:11 PM PST by Paleo Conservative
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To: staytrue

As soon as amnesty is passed by the Crats and signed by the Republican president new illegal voters will flood into the US across the southern border in numbers to ensure that A number of those 21 seats will not be retains. The Crat congress will ensure that immigration laws are not enforced even so strongly as they now are and ACORN will be signing them up all over the country.


19 posted on 11/08/2006 9:23:16 PM PST by arthurus (Better to fight them over THERE than over HERE)
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To: Rightone

And nothing John Kerry or Teddy Kennedy could do, short of not being with us on this earth anymore, would cause them not to be re-elected. That would be my dream, but a pipe dream, to be sure. Wouldn't that be sweet!


20 posted on 11/08/2006 9:23:30 PM PST by Theresawithanh (Every time I hear the word "exercise", I wash my mouth out with chocolate.)
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To: staytrue
Linsey Graham is up in '08.

Not many friends 'round here.

21 posted on 11/08/2006 9:23:54 PM PST by SquirrelKing (Kayaking, environmental-conservationist, organic food eating, beer loving, gun owning conservative.)
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To: Rightone

I did not think Harkin is that strong.

But if we can't take out Harkin, then we need two out of these three, Pryor, Baucus, and Johnson. AND OF COURSE, WE NEED TO GO 21-0 ON OUR OWN SEATS.


22 posted on 11/08/2006 9:24:07 PM PST by staytrue (Tancredo/Buchanan for 2008-All RINOS MUST GO)
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To: staytrue
That's the winning attude this place needs!

We've really, really, got to get the message to all our candidates to go farther right. The cowards always think they have to go to the middle, but in the end, conservativeness always wins.
They lost this election because they went too far left in Washington. Even the democrats were running farther to the right than many of our people.

23 posted on 11/08/2006 9:24:07 PM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal.")
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To: linn37
start campaigning now.

We now live in the era of the perpetual campaign season. ....without rest.

Which is unfortunate -- it takes the focus off getting things done.

24 posted on 11/08/2006 9:24:13 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: furquhart
2008 is going to be a tight year, because we basically ran the table in 2002.

Coleman could be quite vulnerable in 2008.

25 posted on 11/08/2006 9:24:31 PM PST by Paleo Conservative
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To: staytrue
I think there are currently 50 house seats held by Democrats in districts won by George W Bush in 2004.

We should own those districts and teach Republicans to vote in the mid-term elections without fail.
26 posted on 11/08/2006 9:25:25 PM PST by msnimje (You simply cannot be Christian and Pro-Abortion.)
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To: Ruth C

Wonder when Mr. Bryd is going to take his one way trip? Is the Governor of West Virginny a R or a D?


27 posted on 11/08/2006 9:26:12 PM PST by bybybill (`IF TH E RATS WIN, WE LOSE)
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To: staytrue

Durbin (IL) is here to stay.


28 posted on 11/08/2006 9:26:13 PM PST by technochick99 ( Firearm of choice: Sig Sauer....)
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To: staytrue

Lautenberg is such a piece of garbage, an absolute zero. Never has done anything, rude to his constituents, and hated in the Senate even by his own party. And they elect the bum.


29 posted on 11/08/2006 9:26:16 PM PST by Williams
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To: arthurus
As soon as amnesty is passed by the Crats and signed by the Republican president new illegal voters will flood into the US across the southern border....

Yep, to the tune of around 20 million new Democrat voters. Easy to see why the Democrats love the idea of Bush's amnesty proposal. It's a done deal.

30 posted on 11/08/2006 9:28:05 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: Steve Van Doorn
If you bothered to learn a thing about Iraq you know we will be. War was all ready won. All the hysteric "Conservative" talking heads did whining endlessly about Iraq was help the Democrat noise machine. Now the terrorists know all they got to do is run out the clock and we will surrender.

Way to snatch Defeat from the jaws of Victory "Conservatives". You spent all your time the last two years eating your own instead of fighting the Dems. Maybe if the Conservative media did not spend all it's time shooting it own in the back OUR MESSAGE would get out instead of being drowned out by the Democrat Noise Machine.

31 posted on 11/08/2006 9:28:08 PM PST by MNJohnnie (The Democrat Party: Hard on Taxpayers, Soft on Terrorism!)
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To: Corin Stormhands
Now that he's lost the Chair of the Armed Services Committee, I'd put money on John Warner (R-VA) retiring after this term.

Fine, then George Allen can run for that seat. :)

32 posted on 11/08/2006 9:29:25 PM PST by TheBigB (Do you think "Lady in the Water" is in Ted Kennedy's NetFlix queue?)
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To: Williams
Lautenberg is such a piece of garbage, an absolute zero. And they elect the bum.

And they will reelect the bum too.

33 posted on 11/08/2006 9:29:53 PM PST by staytrue (Tancredo/Buchanan for 2008-All RINOS MUST GO)
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To: staytrue

unless Harkin retires, his seat is secure. The others I agree with. Need GOOD STRONG candidates.


34 posted on 11/08/2006 9:30:41 PM PST by Steven W.
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To: staytrue

Governor Mike Rounds (R-SD) could whip Tim Johnson, if he'll run.


35 posted on 11/08/2006 9:30:45 PM PST by TheBigB (Do you think "Lady in the Water" is in Ted Kennedy's NetFlix queue?)
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To: MNJohnnie
Yeah forming a circular firing squad and clinging to this pathetic need among "Conservatives" of spending all our time shooting our own instead of fighting the Dems is really going to help us win in 2008

Gotta lop off the dead limbs before you can go forward.
36 posted on 11/08/2006 9:31:01 PM PST by Antoninus (Fire Ken Mehlman....)
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To: Paleo Conservative

The problem is not only is it disray it doesnt exist. The voters she depends on are gone. She has depended on the NOLA vote in her last two elections. I am hopeful


37 posted on 11/08/2006 9:32:18 PM PST by catholicfreeper (Geaux Tigers SEC FOOTBALL ROCKS)
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To: catholicfreeper

Landrieu was vulnerable last time (Suzy Terrelle) - but her family (Moon Landrieu et al) owns the corrupt political machine in LA & they can whip out truckloads of winning votes faster than the boxes spread here & there in Virgnia + Montana this time. New landscape in LA might make a difference though as her core New Orleans city vote will inevitably be lighter, but unclear how strong or weak other districts may remain.


38 posted on 11/08/2006 9:33:31 PM PST by Steven W.
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To: linn37

I should have included this link which shows who is up.

http://www.thegreenpapers.com/G06/SenateByClass.phtml


39 posted on 11/08/2006 9:33:35 PM PST by staytrue (Tancredo/Buchanan for 2008-All RINOS MUST GO)
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To: TheBigB

I was going to say that I thought Johnson was vulnerable.

With the right candidate at the top, we will be okay.


40 posted on 11/08/2006 9:34:41 PM PST by PhiKapMom ( Go Sooners! Thanks Aggies for your 12th Man!)
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To: MNJohnnie

This campaign was doomed from the start of the hearts-and-minds approach. The American people will not allow for a long war for such a perceived irrelevant goal. Bush took America's eye off the real war, the war of Islamic Conquest and fixed the peoples' focus on a long drawn out pacification campaign. It did not work in Viet Nam and it did not work in Iraq. Resurgent Islam is the enemy here and Bush's failure of perception in Iraq will lead to a much bloodier and economically damaging war with Iran or to Sharia in New York.


41 posted on 11/08/2006 9:37:37 PM PST by arthurus (Better to fight them over THERE than over HERE)
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To: staytrue

I'd say unseating Landrieu is better bet than unseating Harkin.


42 posted on 11/08/2006 9:38:08 PM PST by Ol' Sparky
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To: Williams

Perhaps God will see fit to help the good guys take baack the Senate (if Allen is indeed a gonner) before 2008 - some of the "senior" senators are old and in poor health. It just seems that there are just as many old dems as pubbies and its God's business any way. I am not wishing anyone ill, but goodness knows I can't stand the thought of Pelosi in charge of the House and having Reid lead the Senate is little better.


43 posted on 11/08/2006 9:39:08 PM PST by Lawdoc (Pray for our troops and our President, and for honest dems.)
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To: bybybill

He's a dem


44 posted on 11/08/2006 9:41:02 PM PST by Ruth C
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To: Lawdoc

We lost 8 governerships and are now down to 20 and it is the governor who names the replacement senator.


45 posted on 11/08/2006 9:41:38 PM PST by staytrue (Tancredo/Buchanan for 2008-All RINOS MUST GO)
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To: staytrue
Arkansas: Pryor (D) U

Delaware: Biden (D) K

Illinois: Durbin (D) K

Iowa: Harkin (D) K

Louisiana: Landrieu (D) P

Massachusetts: Kerry (D) K

Michigan: Levin (D) K

Montana: Baucus (D) U

New Jersey: Lautenberg (D) K

Rhode Island: Reed (D) K

South Dakota: Johnson (D) P

West Virginia: Rockefeller (D) K

Code:

U = Unlikely
P = Possible
K = Are you kidding me?


46 posted on 11/08/2006 9:43:11 PM PST by Paleo Conservative
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To: Ol' Sparky; All

Ok the freeper consensus now is we need 2 out of pryor, landrieu, johnson, and baucus and hold our 21 incumbents.


47 posted on 11/08/2006 9:43:21 PM PST by staytrue (Tancredo/Buchanan for 2008-All RINOS MUST GO)
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To: Theresawithanh

"That would be my dream, but a pipe dream, to be sure. Wouldn't that be sweet!"

It's been a very rough day here in Maryland, but yeah,... an "act of God", that's what I'm talking 'bout.


48 posted on 11/08/2006 9:43:47 PM PST by incredulous joe ("The floggings will continue until the general morale improves!")
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To: Antoninus

Have some faith. A strong GOP candidate for President could have coattails that overwhelms Democratic turnout. Our first battle is taking on the media and exposing them for what they are. If they are allowed to shape the news and "create" their own truth with impunity as they did this last four years, the GOP has no realistic chance at making real gains in 2008. We simply have to put the media back in their place and not allow them to define us.

PF


49 posted on 11/08/2006 9:45:17 PM PST by PresidentFelon (Reuters Reporter Adam Entous beats his Mother.)
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To: catholicfreeper

Landrieu is definitely vulnerable, but the GOP will have to come up with a better candidate and campaign than her last two inept opponents.


50 posted on 11/08/2006 9:45:19 PM PST by kms61
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