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Scandal 'destroys' Mahoney's reelection efforts, poll says
Sun Sentinel ^ | 10-17-2008 | Jim Turner

Posted on 10/17/2008 11:00:35 AM PDT by paul544

Congressman Tim Mahoney's reelection efforts have been "destroyed" by his recently revealed sex scandal, according to the latest polling information on the race for Florida's 16th District.

(Excerpt) Read more at sun-sentinel.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: 110th; corruptdems; electioncongress; fl2008; florida; mahoney; timmahoney
GOP polling firm, but I'm sure it is too far off.
1 posted on 10/17/2008 11:00:36 AM PDT by paul544
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To: paul544
All this seems like a little timely devine intervention.

Maybe the Big Guy isn't ready for an America completely dominated by leftist crazies.

2 posted on 10/17/2008 11:02:10 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: paul544
Folks, if you are in this district, please volunteer for the GOP candidate

Tom Rooney Candidate for 16th CD Florida



Continuing a long family tradition of military service, Tom Rooney proudly served his country as a Captain in the U.S. Army as a JAG Officer, and taught Military Law at the United States Military Academy at West Point.
3 posted on 10/17/2008 11:02:18 AM PDT by Fred (The Democrat Party is the Nadir of Nihilism)
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To: paul544
ACORN better get busy at the local prisons, cemeteries and maternity wards.
4 posted on 10/17/2008 11:03:02 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: paul544

fingers crossed, holding four-leaf clover and lucky rabbit’s foot ... hoping they throw the Demon party bum out


5 posted on 10/17/2008 11:04:37 AM PDT by webschooner (Welcome to the wonderful world of Socialism -- kindly check your money and possessions at the door.)
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To: skeeter

I take it this is one the dems thought they had all wrapped up in a pretty little bow!

Hm...Best laid plans of mice and men...


6 posted on 10/17/2008 11:05:44 AM PDT by queenkathy (Pray 4 Josh... www.carepages.com ( joshuaourwarrior) brain injury from allergy shot)
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To: paul544
GOP polling firm, but I'm sure it is too far off.

Two years ago, Foley's indiscretions were a sign of the corruption of the entire Republican Party. So why are Mahoney's his alone? Why isn't this a sign of the corruption of the entire Democrat Party?

7 posted on 10/17/2008 11:05:44 AM PDT by stripes1776 ("That if gold rust, what shall iron do?" --Chaucer)
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To: paul544
Congressman Tim Mahoney's reelection efforts have been "destroyed" by his recently revealed sex scandal,

I find this strange - usually this type of activity brought to the attention of the gullible public voters is a 'resume enhancer' for a RAT.
8 posted on 10/17/2008 11:05:49 AM PDT by Cheerio
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To: paul544

Since it doesnt mention the party membership of Mahoney ... this must be a Democrat, right?

As for:
“Mahoney had paid a former campaign staffer $121,000 to prevent a sexual harassment lawsuit, also listed 16 percent of the voters as undecided.”

Wait a sec ... this abuse of power is ‘just about sex’ so it doesnt count!

And BTW, why isn’t it front-page news for weeks like the Foley scandal... hmmmm?


9 posted on 10/17/2008 11:16:56 AM PDT by WOSG
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To: webschooner

How about we collect this and other Democrat scandals and send it out to everyone on our email tree?


10 posted on 10/17/2008 11:18:09 AM PDT by WOSG
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To: paul544

I say baloney! This is a resume enhancing experience for Democrats. He may win in a landslide. Look at William “Cold Cash” Jefferson. Voters in LA may send him back to Congress. I’m telling you, this guy Mahoney may get reelected in a landslide!


11 posted on 10/17/2008 11:21:26 AM PDT by Obadiah (Vote for Obama so he can spread your wealth!)
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To: queenkathy
I take it this is one the dems thought they had all wrapped up in a pretty little bow!

Sure they did. They've known about these for almost a year, yet have said or done nothing.

12 posted on 10/17/2008 11:25:10 AM PDT by randita (Keep our own FR safe - sThtop the DBV's (Drive By Vanities).)
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To: paul544
Wait, wait!!!!! We are talking about a DemocRAT and normal rules DO NOT APPLY:-()
13 posted on 10/17/2008 11:28:46 AM PDT by geo40xyz (BE PREPARED: "We got more thanks from the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders" than from SENATOR OBAMA")
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To: paul544

So what’s stopping the Dems from pulling a Lautenberg to get another candidate on the ballot wayyyyyyyy past the usual deadline?


14 posted on 10/17/2008 11:52:01 AM PDT by pogo101
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To: paul544

Little comfort to Joe Negron, however.


15 posted on 10/17/2008 11:53:59 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (don't worry, they only want to take water out of the other guy's side of the bucket.)
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To: stripes1776

Tim Mahoney(D-FL)is mired in multiple sex scandals,Charlie Rangle (D-NY)is mired in a tax evasion scandal,and William Jefferson(D-LA)is mired in a bribery scandal. Yet two years ago, Nancy Pelosi (D-CA and Speaker of the House)promised America that the Democrats would deliver the most corrupt free House of Representatives ever. So much for another empty political promise

BTW, William Jefferson appears to be on his way to his second re-election since his scandal broke. His supporters are found in large numbers in ACORN.

Why do Democrats make such good politicians? Because they are devoid of any scruples. Ann Coulter referred to them as “Godless.” Barack Obama is their anointed leader.


16 posted on 10/17/2008 12:03:07 PM PDT by Saltmeat
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To: Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj; Perdogg; Galactic Overlord-In-Chief; freespirited; Kuksool
Rooney (R) 55%
Mahoney (D-inc.) 29%

17 posted on 10/17/2008 12:24:38 PM PDT by Norman Bates (Freepmail me to be part of the McCain List!)
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To: Norman Bates; Joe Brower; JulieRNR21; Impy; fieldmarshaldj; kesg

This is probably an outlier poll, but it’s bound to be within reason. After being embarrassed by Mark Foley, the locals were in no mood to be embarrassed again.


18 posted on 10/17/2008 4:03:30 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (If Islam conquers the world, the Earth will be at peace because the human race will be killed off.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

It’s not outside of reason. The Palm Beach Post just rescinded its endorsement of Mahoney and called on him to withdraw from the race. He’s supertoast.


19 posted on 10/17/2008 4:06:10 PM PDT by Norman Bates (Freepmail me to be part of the McCain List!)
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To: Norman Bates

That means that the GOP should pick up at least two seats in the House (this and that of Paul Kanjorski). There’s a little hope out there.


20 posted on 10/17/2008 4:10:01 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (If Islam conquers the world, the Earth will be at peace because the human race will be killed off.)
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To: paul544

Campaign anti-tank round! Too bad you won't get a visit from Lorena Bobbit!!!!

21 posted on 10/17/2008 4:11:18 PM PDT by Colonial Warrior (Never approach a bull from the front, a horse from the rear, or a fool from any direction.)
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To: Norman Bates

Amazing he can get 29%.


22 posted on 10/17/2008 4:12:24 PM PDT by zeebee
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To: Clintonfatigued

How is Seat de la ex-DeLay doing?


23 posted on 10/17/2008 4:13:55 PM PDT by Norman Bates (Freepmail me to be part of the McCain List!)
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To: zeebee

This poll was taken before he admitted the affair (today) and before the Palm Beach Post rescinded its endorsement and called on him to drop out (today). What will tomorrow bring?


24 posted on 10/17/2008 4:15:25 PM PDT by Norman Bates (Freepmail me to be part of the McCain List!)
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To: Norman Bates

I’ve read nothing about it. But even if the worst happens in the Presidential race, it should fall our way. I forgot about that one.


25 posted on 10/17/2008 4:19:00 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (If Islam conquers the world, the Earth will be at peace because the human race will be killed off.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Both articles are in the breaking news bar.


26 posted on 10/17/2008 4:20:16 PM PDT by Norman Bates (Freepmail me to be part of the McCain List!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Nevermind. I thought you meant the endorsement withdrawal.


27 posted on 10/17/2008 4:20:57 PM PDT by Norman Bates (Freepmail me to be part of the McCain List!)
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To: paul544
Still look at how the media is treating this as opposed to the Foley scandal which was page 1 news for weeks. I've only heard a couple mentions of this, usually late in the newscast.

A sex scandal is only career ending when it involves a Republican, when it's a democrat it is "private" and "only sex". Mahoney will probably go to "rehab" for a week and all will be forgiven...

28 posted on 10/17/2008 4:20:57 PM PDT by apillar
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To: Cheerio

True, but this is a Republican district.
Don’t forget, Mahoney only won by a couple of points, and Mark Foley’s name was still on the ballet.


29 posted on 10/17/2008 4:28:21 PM PDT by kara37
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To: Saltmeat

Ha. The rats are easily 5 times more corrupt on balance, possibly 10 times.


30 posted on 10/17/2008 7:11:50 PM PDT by Impy (Spellcheck hates Obama, you should too.)
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