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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.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


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