Skip to comments.Republicans likely to sweep Southern states
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.
Do they not consider Florida to be the south anymore?
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).
I hope they’re all sent packing on November 3rd and I hope they all move to Cuba.
Only the top half.
“Mike McWherter will succeed Bredesen”
Not when you are trailing like he is. Democrats are dead meat in TN
Whatever "Cuber" did to you, it must have been nasty! ; )
According to Dick Morris at
district 4 could go Republican also. So it’s possible Republicans could win all 4 races.
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.
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.
I take it that English is the author’s second (or third) language?
“Works for me.”
Works for me too!
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.
Whats up with that. Florida is the most Southern of the 48. And we are kicking democrat ass.
We Southerners have never really considered Florida to be a Southern state. It's really just a Yankee retirement outpost
“Whatever “Cuber” did to you, it must have been nasty!”
The “Cuber” mentality has done much to many people.
“...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.
Here in AL the Republicans are set to take control of the legislature for the first time since Reconstruction.
“Only the top half. “
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.
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
Parts of Florida are very southern....it snakes from the panhandle down thru the heartland and stops at E City