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Republicans likely to sweep Southern states
LA News Monitor ^ | 10/23/10

Posted on 10/23/2010 1:10:35 PM PDT by freespirited

The Republican Party is set to defeat Democrats in the upcoming state governments in the heart of the South and will completely dominate the election this time. It is expected that the Republicans will win in Tennessee, South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama and will win every state elected office.

If the Republican manages to win these states, they would get the power to redraw the congressional districts after the 2010 census. It will allow the Republicans to raise more funds and launch aggressive campaign for the Republican candidates in the 2012 races.

White conservative voters in the South are set to vote for Republicans in the coming elections as they support the position of the party on fiscal and social issues and the Republicans are set to gain more votes this time largely due to the unhappiness among voters at Democratic-led government. "People are in a red mood right now," said a senior lobbyist in Nashville said to Wall Street Journal. "This is the end of a transformation that has been happening for the last 30 years."

Democratic politicians are holding some key positions including governorships, legislatures, attorney general and agriculture commissioner to name a few. Democrats have long ruled in Tennessee and around 70% of Tennesseans rate current Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen as excellent or good, according to a poll conducted this summer by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research.

Mike McWherter will succeed Bredesen, but McWherter is trailing from Republican candidate Bill Haslam, a 52-year-old businessman and mayor of Knoxville, by 59% to 31% in the latest Rasmussen poll. McWherter, 54, is the son of former Democratic Gov. Ned McWherter.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2010midterms; dixie; gopcomeback; midterms; realignment; south
Works for me.
1 posted on 10/23/2010 1:10:40 PM PDT by freespirited
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To: freespirited

Do they not consider Florida to be the south anymore?


2 posted on 10/23/2010 1:15:07 PM PDT by Perdogg (Nancy Pelosi did more damage to America on 03/21 than Al Qaeda did on 09/11)
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To: freespirited

2 of Arkansas’s 4 House districts appear likely to move from D to R.

Currently, 3 of the 4 are D’s.

After the election, 3 of the 4 will probably be R’s, plus the Senate change from Lincoln (D) to Boozman (R).


3 posted on 10/23/2010 1:16:17 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: freespirited

Democrat *&^%$#s.

I hope they’re all sent packing on November 3rd and I hope they all move to Cuba.

IMHO


4 posted on 10/23/2010 1:16:33 PM PDT by ripley
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To: Perdogg
Do they not consider Florida to be the south anymore?

Only the top half.

5 posted on 10/23/2010 1:20:43 PM PDT by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: freespirited

“Mike McWherter will succeed Bredesen”

Not when you are trailing like he is. Democrats are dead meat in TN


6 posted on 10/23/2010 1:27:47 PM PDT by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: ripley
I hope they’re all sent packing on November 3rd and I hope they all move to Cuba.

Whatever "Cuber" did to you, it must have been nasty! ; )

7 posted on 10/23/2010 1:34:06 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: TomGuy

According to Dick Morris at
http://www.treeofliberty.info/dick_morris_letter.shtml
district 4 could go Republican also. So it’s possible Republicans could win all 4 races.


8 posted on 10/23/2010 1:34:37 PM PDT by preacher (A government which robs from Peter to pay Paul will always have the support of Paul.)
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To: freespirited

Yes, and after the big sweep we should form our own Southern Nation. Heck, if the Indians, er NATIVE AMERICANS can have their own nations, why stop there? Time to part company with the Socialists.


9 posted on 10/23/2010 1:38:32 PM PDT by brushcop (CW4 Matthew Lourey CW2 Joshua Scott/ Kiowa pilots KIA Iraq '05. Thank you for our son's life.)
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To: DarthVader
Democrats are dead meat in TN
Not only did broadcast journalism call Florida prematurely and wrong, they also were notably slow to call Bush victories. Had they been as quick to call a 5% victory for Bush as they were to call a 5% loss for Bush, West Coast voters would have known that Gore had lost his home of Tennesse state long before the polls closed out west.

10 posted on 10/23/2010 1:53:28 PM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (DRAFT PALIN)
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To: freespirited

I take it that English is the author’s second (or third) language?


11 posted on 10/23/2010 2:22:57 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under. ~Mencken)
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To: freespirited

“Works for me.”

Works for me too!


12 posted on 10/23/2010 2:24:40 PM PDT by 1035rep
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To: ripley

I do believe it was fear of Republican inroads that led to the rise of the KKK .. And certainly the Democrats have long
exploited their Plantation mentality.I agree with your post but caution your free expression of truth -the secret boys in white sheets may be visiting you. Or in todays America—Obummers private army.


13 posted on 10/23/2010 2:32:53 PM PDT by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: Perdogg

Whats up with that. Florida is the most Southern of the 48. And we are kicking democrat ass.


14 posted on 10/23/2010 2:40:18 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (the way to win this game is not to play)
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To: Perdogg
Do they not consider Florida to be the south anymore?

We Southerners have never really considered Florida to be a Southern state. It's really just a Yankee retirement outpost

15 posted on 10/23/2010 2:40:57 PM PDT by OldPossum
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To: OldPossum

16 posted on 10/23/2010 3:03:57 PM PDT by Fred911 (YOU GET WHAT YOU ACCEPT)
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To: EGPWS

“Whatever “Cuber” did to you, it must have been nasty!”

The “Cuber” mentality has done much to many people.


17 posted on 10/23/2010 5:24:26 PM PDT by ripley
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To: StonyBurk

“...the secret boys in white sheets may be visiting you. Or in today’s America-Obummers private army.”

I’m not sure it that’s a veiled hope or an expression of concern.

Best Regards.


18 posted on 10/23/2010 5:26:49 PM PDT by ripley
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To: freespirited

Here in AL the Republicans are set to take control of the legislature for the first time since Reconstruction.


19 posted on 10/23/2010 5:28:29 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: Islander7

“Only the top half. “

Exactly!


20 posted on 10/23/2010 5:31:57 PM PDT by justsaynomore (We've got some altering and abolishing to do! - Herman Cain)
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To: Perdogg
Do they not consider Florida to be the south anymore?

Not if you include South Florida. It is an amalgam of South America and New Yawk Sitee attitude.

When I moved to Arizona, it took a full year to get used to people being nice to me, receiving customer service in retail stores and fast food chains getting my order right every time.

I miss the Latino culture, but not that much to want to go back! Moving to Arizona was like moving back to America after being out of the country for 20 years.

21 posted on 10/23/2010 8:30:04 PM PDT by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: freespirited

duh

funny how times change..

i just don’t see the Radical GOP of Reconstruction turning over their tombstones in glee over their old rivals now embracing their party

politics is a serpentine path

that’s for u Glenn


22 posted on 10/24/2010 8:26:23 AM PDT by wardaddy (the redress over anything minority is a cancer in our country...stage 4)
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To: Perdogg

Parts of Florida are very southern....it snakes from the panhandle down thru the heartland and stops at E City


23 posted on 10/24/2010 8:27:31 AM PDT by wardaddy (the redress over anything minority is a cancer in our country...stage 4)
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