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John Kerry in Trouble –Vulnerable to Jeff Beatty in ‘08 Senate Race
Cape Cod Media ^ | August 8, 2007

Posted on 08/11/2007 10:29:53 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued

Just 60 days after forming an exploratory committee to defeat John Kerry for the US Senate in 2008, Jeff Beatty is receiving favorable support from voters across Massachusetts. A July poll conducted by the renowned Zogby organization shows Jeff Beatty to be in a virtual tie with the junior senator and former presidential candidate.

Zogby provided respondents with basic biographical information on John Kerry, Jeff Beatty and other Republican candidates and then asked “who would you vote for?” Results in the head-to-head competition were:

First; Kerry 48 % Beatty 45% (3 point margin – error margin 4.1% = a tie) Second; Kerry 56 %, Healey 37% (19 point loss) Third; Kerry 61%, Card 29% (32 point loss) Against Jeff Beatty, the incumbent’s vote percentage plummeted below 50%--with Beatty in a virtual tie for the Senate seat, while Kerry rose significantly when pitted against the other Republican contenders. Results show that Beatty has rapidly become the front runner in the race to defeat John Kerry. The Zogby survey consisted of 41% Democrats, 20% Republicans and 38% unenrolled or independents.

The Zogby poll also documented that Beatty’s biographical information, his national and international public service, and his anti-terrorism credentials, made the difference with voters.

Jeff Beatty, who entered politics last year, has a lifetime of public service as a decorated veteran and Purple Heart recipient. He is the first person to have served with all 3 of the U.S.’s most elite anti-terrorism units: Delta Force Assault Troop Commander in the first Blackhawk shot down; Special Agent of the FBI, advising the FBI National Hostage Rescue Team; and finally, a CIA Counter-terrorism Officer with service primarily in Europe and the Middle East running successful operations against terrorists and nations hostile to the United States.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: 110th; 2008; beatty; jeffbeatty; johnfnkerry; johnkerry; polls
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1 posted on 08/11/2007 10:29:54 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued
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To: Clintonfatigued
Trouble in paradise?.....If only it were true!.....Must think good thoughts!...........

Need more pixie dust!


2 posted on 08/11/2007 10:32:17 AM PDT by Red Badger (All I know about Minnesota, I learned from Garrison Keilor.............)
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To: Jim Robinson; 2ndDivisionVet; SandRat; ExTexasRedhead; MassachusettsGOP; metmom; fieldmarshaldj; ...

THIS IS AWESOME!!!!

While voters in Massachusetts won’t reject liberal politics, they might be willing to reject the person of John Kerry.


3 posted on 08/11/2007 10:34:30 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens commit crimes that Americans won't commit)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Well Massachusetts?

What do you think?

4 posted on 08/11/2007 10:34:50 AM PDT by mdittmar (May God watch over those who serve,and have served,to keep us free)
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To: Clintonfatigued

I’d donate to Beatty’s campaign.


5 posted on 08/11/2007 10:35:07 AM PDT by hsalaw
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To: Clintonfatigued

Kerry’s Vietnam service will give him the edge though < /S >


6 posted on 08/11/2007 10:35:28 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Ron Paul: Doctor. Military Captain. Constitutionalist. Patriot. Devout Christian.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

I looked out of the window but no flying pigs... just rain.

Really.


7 posted on 08/11/2007 10:36:04 AM PDT by bill1952 ("All that we do is done with an eye towards something else.")
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To: Clintonfatigued

Too bad Beatty has no chance of winning.


8 posted on 08/11/2007 10:36:28 AM PDT by darkangel82 (Socialism is NOT an American value.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

I’d like to see data from a legitimate pollster before I get excited.


9 posted on 08/11/2007 10:36:30 AM PDT by RWR8189 (Fred Thompson for President)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Holy Moly! I just looked at his resume....a REAL guy! If he doesn’t demolish Kerry then the voters in Mass need to be put into a mental institution.


10 posted on 08/11/2007 10:37:00 AM PDT by Aria (NO RAPIST ENABLER FOR PRESIDENT!!!)
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To: Clintonfatigued
While voters in Massachusetts won’t reject liberal politics, they might be willing to reject the person of John Kerry.

That would be a double slap in the (long) face. But they have no problem re-electing der Schwimmer every six years...........

11 posted on 08/11/2007 10:37:38 AM PDT by Red Badger (All I know about Minnesota, I learned from Garrison Keilor.............)
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To: Clintonfatigued

One can only hope the people of Massachussetts wake up and throw this bum out of office. Then again, they have retained the “swimmer” for even longer.

Oh well, I can always dream.


12 posted on 08/11/2007 10:37:58 AM PDT by DakotaRed (Liberals don't rattle sabers, they wave white flags)
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To: darkangel82
Too bad Beatty has no chance of winning.

Uh, Kerry isn't Kennedy. Beatty has an excellent chance of winning.

13 posted on 08/11/2007 10:39:01 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Ron Paul: Doctor. Military Captain. Constitutionalist. Patriot. Devout Christian.)
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To: Clintonfatigued
This should be interesting. Philosophical question: If this guy turns out to be a RINO on some conservative issues should Massachusetss conservatives support him anyway just to rid themselves of Kerry? Or should they say what’s the difference and vote for someone who won’t win?
14 posted on 08/11/2007 10:39:08 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: Aria
...voters in Mass need to be put into a mental institution.

That where most of them are!.......Harvard, Boston, Cambridge......

15 posted on 08/11/2007 10:39:20 AM PDT by Red Badger (All I know about Minnesota, I learned from Garrison Keilor.............)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Jeff Beatty, who entered politics last year, has a lifetime of public service as a decorated veteran and Purple Heart recipient. He is the first person to have served with all 3 of the U.S.’s most elite anti-terrorism units: Delta Force Assault Troop Commander in the first Blackhawk shot down; Special Agent of the FBI, advising the FBI National Hostage Rescue Team; and finally, a CIA Counter-terrorism Officer with service primarily in Europe and the Middle East running successful operations against terrorists and nations hostile to the United States.

I'd love to see him in a debate with sKerry and watch sKerry explain how a couple grains of rice in his ass made him a "war hero."

16 posted on 08/11/2007 10:39:42 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Would his injury for which he received his Purple Heart be coverable by a tiny dot-shaped bandaid?


17 posted on 08/11/2007 10:40:03 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
The Swiftboat vets will be there to derail Kerry. Where's my popcorn?


18 posted on 08/11/2007 10:40:35 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: Aria; fieldmarshaldj; #1CTYankee; CharlesWayneCT; NonValueAdded; GeorgefromGeorgia; capt. norm; ...

Of course, now I’m starting to wonder if Kerry will make it out of the Democratic primary. If this shows in other polls, his fellow Democrats may abondon him.


19 posted on 08/11/2007 10:41:54 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens commit crimes that Americans won't commit)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Kerry isn't Kennedy. Beatty has an excellent chance of winning.

If they in fact do kick Kerry out on his pompous arse, my opinion of MA voters will go up very considerably........But I won't believe it til it happens. Maybe the Deval make them do it!......

20 posted on 08/11/2007 10:42:22 AM PDT by Red Badger (All I know about Minnesota, I learned from Garrison Keilor.............)
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To: Clintonfatigued
I would love for someone to post this at the DUmp just to listen to their heads explode...
21 posted on 08/11/2007 10:42:31 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly catching hell for posting without reading the article since 2004)
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To: rhombus; upchuck; Farmer Dean; cripplecreek; Beagle8U; MichiganConservative; PhilDragoo; SSS Two; ..

I don’t know a huge amount about Jeff Beatty, but to get rid of John Kerry, I’ll settle for a 50% conservative.


22 posted on 08/11/2007 10:43:48 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens commit crimes that Americans won't commit)
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To: Clintonfatigued
I was thinking the same thing, if he is vulnerable to a Republican then they may well move to replace him with a fresh faced Dem to ensure the seat.
23 posted on 08/11/2007 10:43:56 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly catching hell for posting without reading the article since 2004)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Wow. I can’t believe we might really have a chance to dump Kerry. This is almost too much to hope for.


24 posted on 08/11/2007 10:45:40 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Love to see it. They will come after Beatty with all of the power of the MSM.


25 posted on 08/11/2007 10:46:18 AM PDT by Mere
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To: trisham; gusopol3; HitmanLV

“This is almost too much to hope for.”

Indeed! Look for a lot of other polling organizations to double-check this.


26 posted on 08/11/2007 10:47:33 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens commit crimes that Americans won't commit)
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To: Clintonfatigued

You can count on the haughty, self important people of Mass to consistently do the wrong thing. Wait and see.


27 posted on 08/11/2007 10:48:34 AM PDT by HitmanLV ("Lord, give me chastity and temperance, but not now." - St. Augustine)
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To: Blue Highway

Yes, the Swiftboaters will probably mobilize. They’ll be sailing up the Charles River.

Meanwhile FR should mount a support effort for challenger much like what was done for Diana Irey against Murtha.


28 posted on 08/11/2007 10:48:44 AM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: Red Badger
That would be a double slap in the (long Horse (my apologies to any horses that are offended at the comparison)) face.
29 posted on 08/11/2007 10:48:46 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj

I wonder what would have happened had Romney run for reelection in 2006 in preparation for a Senate run against Kerry in 2008. Had Romney been reelected and set his sights on Kerry, I assume that he would have a far better chance of unseating Kerry than would the less well known Beatty. Alas, his aspirations were elsewhere.

(DJ, I know you don’t like Romney, but I’m sure you would have been 100% behind him if he were running against Kerry. And, of course, had Romney run for reelection last year, he would not have done one of the things that makes you dislike him so much (abandoning the state GOP).


30 posted on 08/11/2007 10:49:52 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (http://auh2orepublican.blogspot.com/)
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To: Aria

I would hope everyone who is had at least two terms as a Senator (12 years) and four terms as a Representative (8 years) will be sent home to get other work. No more career politicians, please — No more depleting our Treasury for the sake of incumbency. Enough already. This is more dangerous to our country than AlQaida.


31 posted on 08/11/2007 10:49:59 AM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: Clintonfatigued
John Kerry’s Vietnam service and multiple medals just got neutalized.
Now he’s got to run on his record.

he’s toast.

32 posted on 08/11/2007 10:50:15 AM PDT by stylin19a (Go Bears !)
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To: HitmanLV

MA voters consistantly do the wrong thing on issues, but not always on individual candidates.


33 posted on 08/11/2007 10:51:05 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens commit crimes that Americans won't commit)
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To: Clintonfatigued

34 posted on 08/11/2007 10:56:54 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: pabianice; Donald Rumsfeld Fan

that’s pretty damaging. Too bad the MSM will whitewash it.


35 posted on 08/11/2007 10:57:44 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens commit crimes that Americans won't commit)
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To: Clintonfatigued

“I’m John Kerry, and I’m reporting for duty! Yes, I served in Vietnam! I got lots of medals! I ask my opponent, Mr. Beatty, have you worn the uniform? What have you done? You’re just a chicken hawk, right? Bawk, bawk, bawk! Oh...you’ve done what? Well that’s actually...oh...um...in my remaining 15 seconds, I’d like to talk about my achievements in the Senate. And that should still leave me enough time to introduce Theresa...”


36 posted on 08/11/2007 10:57:51 AM PDT by Our man in washington
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To: Emmett McCarthy; AuntB

Will this cheer you up any?


37 posted on 08/11/2007 11:00:35 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens commit crimes that Americans won't commit)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
What You Don't Know about John Kerry
38 posted on 08/11/2007 11:00:54 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: trisham

Remember how Lieberman(I-CT)won? Taxes are highest in MA, there could be a “perfect storm” that sinks kerry wherein various elements come together : taxpayer revolt, Rs, Is, and some disgruntled Ds sending a message to the infantile liberals.


39 posted on 08/11/2007 11:02:18 AM PDT by timer (n/0=n=nx0)
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To: Blue Highway
Original owner of these!


40 posted on 08/11/2007 11:02:42 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Head to Head Polling showed Kerry ahead of Beatty 58-23. The 48-45 statistic was a bio poll im afraid.


41 posted on 08/11/2007 11:07:16 AM PDT by MassachusettsGOP (May the West and Republicans Always Win...)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Wish it could, but I don’t see much hope for change through the so-called “political process”.


42 posted on 08/11/2007 11:09:20 AM PDT by Emmett McCarthy
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To: MassachusettsGOP; Libloather

That is the fly in the ointment. Still, it shows that there is a potential opening.


43 posted on 08/11/2007 11:09:46 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens commit crimes that Americans won't commit)
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To: pabianice

I can se that SS# blacked out. Seriously.


44 posted on 08/11/2007 11:12:40 AM PDT by BreezyDog
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I would like to see a campaign commercial with Vietnamese General Giap promoting kerry’s heroism and bravery during the Vietnam War.


45 posted on 08/11/2007 11:16:23 AM PDT by Captainpaintball
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To: timer
I can’t tell you how thrilled I will be when Kennedy, Kerry and Frank are gone from MA politics. Did I fail to mention Patrick? It’s more than an embarrassment, it’s a crime.
46 posted on 08/11/2007 11:18:41 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: MassachusettsGOP

A couple of years ago, I was in Boston on business, and on the way back to the hotel one afternoon, I learned from the cabbie a very interesting tale. We were going past the State House, and he said there’s a side door that, under the charter (I think that’s what he said), only the President of the United States is allowed to enter through that door.

One day, for some event or other, Kerry tried to enter through that door, and they would NOT let him in. He threw a tizzy, but they still wouldn’t let him enter through that door.

Maybe a FReeper in Massachusetts could fill in the correct details, or debunk this tale.


47 posted on 08/11/2007 11:19:52 AM PDT by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: Clintonfatigued

Add Teddy the Swimmer to that and it will be a win win for the American people and the country.


48 posted on 08/11/2007 11:20:03 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Clintonfatigued
The Zogby survey consisted of 41% Democrats, 20% Republicans and 38% unenrolled or independents

It's really bad for sKerry when they have to skew the polls this bad.

49 posted on 08/11/2007 11:22:46 AM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, but DemocRATs believe every day is April 15th. - Reagan)
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To: MassachusettsGOP

Found it:

http://www.mass.gov/lib/facts/transfer.htm

near the bottom of the page. The cabbie was mostly correct. Cool.


50 posted on 08/11/2007 11:22:49 AM PDT by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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