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Poll: Sen. Martinez vulnerable in 2010 [RINO]
The Hill ^ | 2008-11-18 | Walter Alarkon

Posted on 11/20/2008 4:40:52 PM PST by rabscuttle385

Sen. Mel Martinez (R-Fla.) could be ripe for a challenge for his seat in 2010, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll.

Only 36 percent of voters in the survey said Martinez deserves a second term. More voters — 38 percent — say that he doesn’t, and 26 percent are not sure. When asked whom they would vote for if the election were held today, 40 percent said they would support the Democratic candidate and 36 percent said they would back Martinez.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: 111th; 2010; electioncongress; electionussenate; fl2010; martinez; rino; rinopurge

1 posted on 11/20/2008 4:40:53 PM PST by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385

I wont lift a finger to help a Rino ever again.


2 posted on 11/20/2008 4:42:15 PM PST by omega4179 (Obama recession ends 1-20-13)
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To: rabscuttle385

Sen Martinez would have been polling better about now, if he hadn’t lied to his voters about immigration before he won his seat. Those speeches have strangely disappeared from his web site. Guess what he said before and after his election ... ^_^


3 posted on 11/20/2008 4:42:54 PM PST by Tarpon (America's first principles, freedom, liberty, market economy and self-reliance will never fail.)
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To: rabscuttle385

An anti-immigration Democrat could take the seat.


4 posted on 11/20/2008 4:44:06 PM PST by Boiling Pots (I'd be laughing if it wasn't going to be so expensive.)
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To: rabscuttle385
A good conservative would easily beat him in the primaries...


5 posted on 11/20/2008 4:44:13 PM PST by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: rabscuttle385
Mel has been one big ZERO so far and shows no sign of improvement.

He is only good at taking up space.

6 posted on 11/20/2008 4:46:23 PM PST by capt. norm (Never underestimate the power of very stupid people in large groups.)
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To: darkwing104

They won’t let any one in to compete with him.


7 posted on 11/20/2008 4:47:29 PM PST by libbylu
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To: rabscuttle385

I’m in Florida, and I cannot wait to express my thoughts on RINO’s, such as this loser, at the ballot box!


8 posted on 11/20/2008 4:49:48 PM PST by chris37
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To: rabscuttle385

Mel is doomed in the primary. Of course, the RPoF will see to it that he gets through to the general, only to go down in flames.


9 posted on 11/20/2008 4:53:36 PM PST by NonValueAdded (once you get to really know people, there are always better reasons than [race] for despising them.)
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To: rabscuttle385

If we make any gains in other areas....I say good riddance.

It would be better if we got rid of him in the primaries.


10 posted on 11/20/2008 5:05:35 PM PST by Rick_Michael (Have no fear "Senator Government" is here)
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To: NonValueAdded

“Mel is doomed in the primary.”

Oh, I hope so.

Please enlighten me. I don’t live in FL.

Thank you.


11 posted on 11/20/2008 5:06:16 PM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: rabscuttle385

I vote in Florida... and WILL NOT vote for Mel.

(Unless he pays me $300,000 or more.)

:-P


12 posted on 11/20/2008 5:06:59 PM PST by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: rabscuttle385
If the GOP could get rid of Martinez and those other few Cubans, they could be the All White party.

Kind of like when Ton Delay ran republican Henry Bonilla out of office in Texas. Henry was the GOP's token mexican

13 posted on 11/20/2008 5:07:24 PM PST by Ben Ficklin
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To: rabscuttle385

Bush should have NEVER insisted mel be the nominee to begin with.

Could care less if he loses.


14 posted on 11/20/2008 5:13:54 PM PST by Soul Seeker (Gov. Sarah Palin '08 -- President Sarah Palin '12)
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To: rabscuttle385
Martinez is a miserable POS RINO!!! Needs to go to the old RINO home!!!!
15 posted on 11/20/2008 5:15:02 PM PST by mad_as_he$$ (Nemo me impune lacessit.)
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To: rabscuttle385

He’s a total RINO. That said, the candidates who ran against him were people who had a rather limited appeal. They were mostly folks from the northern part of the state, which is a low-population area in general, who had been in state government but didn’t really have a lot of campaign experience and had no appeal in the cities.

I hope we get a decent conservative here who can appeal to the cities. The problem is that the GOP establishment doesn’t promote or encourage people like that.


16 posted on 11/20/2008 5:19:32 PM PST by livius
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To: rabscuttle385

The Republican party at national and state level is run by RINOs and that is why the party is in the shape it is.

Martinez will be backed by these RINOs and they will stifle any attempt to unseat him in a primary. That is why we have Specters, Hagels, Warners, Snowes and Grahams.


17 posted on 11/20/2008 5:26:46 PM PST by oldbill
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To: Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

Mel’s RINO ways in general and his support for shamnesty in particular are what should doom him. Mel cannot take comfort in the GOP turnout and figure he only needs to get a small percentage swing. Mel and McCain were totally uninspiring and if not for Sarah, there would have been no grassroots effort.


18 posted on 11/20/2008 5:29:07 PM PST by NonValueAdded (once you get to really know people, there are always better reasons than [race] for despising them.)
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To: Ben Ficklin
If the only reason to keep Martinez is due to his ethnic origin he should never have been elected.
19 posted on 11/20/2008 5:32:31 PM PST by MBB1984
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To: Ben Ficklin

What a stereotypical liberal thing to say.

Are other Cuban politicians as strident in their support of illegal immigration and amnesty?


20 posted on 11/20/2008 5:41:47 PM PST by sgtyork (The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom, courage. Thucydides)
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To: darkwing104

Where is Katherine Harris these days? I would love to see her take on Martinez and she would have my support from day one!


21 posted on 11/20/2008 5:49:09 PM PST by seekthetruth
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To: rabscuttle385

I was thinking about running against him


22 posted on 11/20/2008 5:50:08 PM PST by TheRedSoxWinThePennant
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To: sgtyork

Re: Ficklin, Martinez is not typical of the Cuban community. He is soft on everything and a complete RINO. I will work against him in the primary.

All anybody needs to know about that jerk, is that he was largely responsible for handing us McCain. His plaintive efforts in South Florida went along way (along with the repellant Huckabee’s hanging on) to wiping out the fund raising for Romney, Giuliani, and Thompson, leaving only McCain standing after the FL GOP primary. No way McCain would have won FL, without Martinez.

I could go on about specific policies, far beyond immigration, but all you have to know about him is, just think Lindsey Graham, then add ignorance about any significant issue. The man’s a Bush wind-up doll and has never had an original thought. I won’t work for him, won’t contribute to him, and won’t vote for him.

And, oh yeah, Ficklin? I was born in Ecuador, so sell your racist crap somewhere else.


23 posted on 11/20/2008 5:57:24 PM PST by CJRun
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To: rabscuttle385

If Martinez can’t be defeated in the primary, I would rather deal with a straight up crooked Marxist any day, than a RINO traitor.


24 posted on 11/20/2008 5:58:27 PM PST by YHAOS
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To: NonValueAdded

Thank you for your time and comments.

The advantage of carrying two passports is that I can cross to the other side and no one can call me an anti latin/bigot. (I love it.)

I have put on my Latin (Panamanian) hat and am calling Martinez a stupid self-serving crooked Latin. Go back to Cuba, pendejo maricon. (That is how we Latins express our anger.)

I now have put on my American hat.

I feel so much better.


25 posted on 11/20/2008 5:59:28 PM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: CJRun

Good information. Now I disapprove of Martinez even more. I hope that’s ok with race focused F*cklin.


26 posted on 11/20/2008 6:00:00 PM PST by sgtyork (The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom, courage. Thucydides)
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To: seekthetruth

She would lose , just as she did in ‘06 . She should have stayed in that House seat .


27 posted on 11/20/2008 6:10:18 PM PST by Neu Pragmatist (Retake 2010 - .... Let's start now ...)
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To: CJRun

“...he was largely responsible for handing us McCain.”

How about “shoving him down our throats?”


28 posted on 11/20/2008 6:12:01 PM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: rabscuttle385

An incumbent candidate getting 36% against an unnamed candidate of the other party is a dead duck. Anything under 50% is in the danger zone.


29 posted on 11/20/2008 6:12:11 PM PST by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.)
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To: seekthetruth
Where is Katherine Harris these days?

Probably working in the private sector. The GOP deep-sixed her in 2006, didn't even lift a finger to help her.

30 posted on 11/20/2008 6:15:33 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: YHAOS

Not me . If Martinez in not defeated in the primary , I will support him . He’s not a full RINO and he is pro- Second Amendment . We can’t afford to lose any more pro-gun Senate seats .


31 posted on 11/20/2008 6:34:42 PM PST by Neu Pragmatist (Retake 2010 - .... Let's start now ...)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist; seekthetruth

“The GOP deep-sixed her in 2006, didn’t even lift a finger to help her.”

Bush deep-sixed her.

I remember clearly, like Sarah, she was her own person and a conservative. She had her own views, which were not in line with the Bush’s socialistic views. Therefore, he did not back her and deep-sixed her. I am still angry about that.

Maybe Sarah will have a good place for her when Sarah becomes President Palin 45.

Man!!! That sounds like a bullet. Good.


32 posted on 11/20/2008 6:49:53 PM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: rabscuttle385

I would stay home rather than vote for the RINO Martinez. I would push for Adam Putnam, a real Conservative.


33 posted on 11/20/2008 7:06:34 PM PST by shortstop (Our first black president should be a Jackie Robinson. Instead, the Dems give us Rickey Henderson.)
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To: omega4179
I wont lift a finger to help a Rino ever again.

If you want your country back, you had better make damn sure that someone in the Republican Party will take his/her seat before voting out all RINOS. Take a page from the party that is in power. They make damn sure that their party's candidates WIN. Team work, not taking your ball and going home if you can not get everything you want. If the Party is not united you can kiss any future power goodbye.

34 posted on 11/20/2008 7:19:05 PM PST by Irish Eyes
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To: Ben Ficklin

You have a strange recollection. A liberal judge ordered that district to be more Democrat after we drew the lines to protect Bonilla.


35 posted on 11/20/2008 8:36:14 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: seekthetruth

Great idea. Instead of running the RINO Martinez, let’s run one of the most unpopular ex-politicians in the state of FL, all but assuring a solid loss of yet another Republican seat.


36 posted on 11/20/2008 8:38:41 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Ben Ficklin

You obviously don’t know what the heck you are talking about.

See post #35. Bonilla lost to a moonbat democrat former congressman (who lost a renomination in a neighboring district) because a pinko judge decreed a leftist chunck of San Antonio had to be stuck in the district.


37 posted on 11/20/2008 9:26:17 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: NonValueAdded

We have no big name Republican (who is not a Rino) to run against Martinez here in Florida but I do know that we have to get rid of him. I wish we could also get rid of our twit Democrat Senator along with Martinez. I liked Katherine Harris & wish she had the backing from Jeb Bush etc. but maybe she will consider a run for Senator in 2010. I consider Crist another Rino & hope we have a true Republican Gov. next time.


38 posted on 11/21/2008 6:35:28 AM PST by jrcats
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To: jrcats

Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter are both Florida residents and both would be shoo-ins to win the primary and General Election, as well.

Limbaugh would win with 55 percent of the vote, and Ann Coulter would also easily win the general election.

Draft Coulter
Draft Limbaugh (for possible Governor of Florida)


39 posted on 11/21/2008 6:38:48 AM PST by WilliamReading
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To: jrcats
I suspect AG McCollum will make another grab at the ring. Whether or not he can do it is another story.

Katherine would need to step up her public profile if she was to try again. The RATs damaged her pretty good and she would be quite the long shot. The only way I see her winning the general is if the country is horrified with what the RATs have done in 2009. Without an external threat, I think they will still be handing out goodies and people won't be mad enough yet to usher back in the GOP. The RATs will still be able to blame Bush for the domestic mess in 2010, much less so in 2012.

All bets are off if there is a terrorist attack in CONUS or someone gobbles up a democracy.

40 posted on 11/21/2008 8:57:26 AM PST by NonValueAdded (once you get to really know people, there are always better reasons than [race] for despising them.)
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To: sgtyork
It doesn't have anything to do with illegals and amnesty.

It has everything to do with Tancredo's statements that the legal immigrants in Florida are a bigger problem than the illegals, that south Florida is a turd world country.

41 posted on 11/21/2008 5:00:17 PM PST by Ben Ficklin
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To: fieldmarshaldj; Impy

Delay had the same software as the judge.


42 posted on 11/21/2008 5:02:53 PM PST by Ben Ficklin
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To: Ben Ficklin

Excuse me? That comment is nonsensical.

Tom Delay had nothing to do with Henry Bonilla losing.

And Delay unlike Hastert and Boehnher is actually a facsimile of a leader who took in to the rat party.


43 posted on 11/21/2008 5:09:27 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: rabscuttle385

Martinez, Chambliss, Coleman, Burr and on and on need to be dumped! Why keep these scumbags when they will just turn on the conservative base.


44 posted on 11/21/2008 5:13:24 PM PST by rrrod
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To: Impy
Sure he did. He knew the lines he drew wouldn't hold up in court.

Any way, Bonilla didn't lose in Laredo. He lost in Maverick County and because GOP voters in San Antonio didn't turn out.

45 posted on 11/21/2008 5:14:40 PM PST by Ben Ficklin
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To: Ben Ficklin
Sure he did. He knew the lines he drew wouldn't hold up in court.

Poppycock. The last thing anyone in the Texas GOP wanted was for Bonilla to lose, you can thank democrats for it, not Delay. You want to tell me what your gripe is one one of the few effective leaders the GOP has had recently? You must really loathe him to invent nonsensical lies about driving Henry Bonilla from office.

Any way, Bonilla didn't lose in Laredo

Certainly not, cause Laredo under the new map is entirely in the 28th district. He lost cause of heavily rat Southern San Antonio.

46 posted on 11/22/2008 4:09:51 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: rabscuttle385

He only won in 2002 because the Bush family went all out to get him elected. I hope a good Republican goes after McCain, too.


47 posted on 11/22/2008 5:54:11 PM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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