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Connecticut: Blumenthal campaign worried their voters are not turning out
Wireupdate ^ | November 2, 2010 | By Joe Brooks

Posted on 11/02/2010 1:58:09 PM PDT by MaestroLC

Low supporter turnout for Richard Blumenthal has forced the campaign to send out an alert Tuesday afternoon urging supporters to get out to the polls.

“Voter turnout appears to be heavy in areas that benefit our opponent,” The campaign email read".” It is critical that we maximize our efforts to get our supporters to the polls. We need your help”

Blumenthal is running against Linda McMahon in a highly publicized campaign for US Senate in Connecticut. The Real Clear Politics average of all national pulling has Blumenthal leading McMahon by 9 points, however that lead has been shrinking in recent weeks.

Polls close in Connecticut at 8PM ET.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: blumenthal; connecticut; elections; senate
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Wow!!
1 posted on 11/02/2010 1:58:12 PM PDT by MaestroLC
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To: MaestroLC

Oh man...


2 posted on 11/02/2010 2:00:50 PM PDT by MitchellC
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To: MaestroLC

Wow! Is right! Coons (DE) has also warned his base about low voter turn out!


3 posted on 11/02/2010 2:01:24 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: kingattax

Lepanto PING!!


4 posted on 11/02/2010 2:01:41 PM PDT by DarthVader (Nov 2 2010: That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: MaestroLC

And worry they should!


5 posted on 11/02/2010 2:01:47 PM PDT by since1868 (I miss Pres Bush)
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To: MaestroLC

Worrying about turnout seems to be the dem meme today. Kagan, Coons, and now Blumenthal.....who’s next?


6 posted on 11/02/2010 2:01:59 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (Defund, repeal, investigate, impeach, convict, jail, celebrate.)
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To: MaestroLC

My dream is to wake up tomorrow to the words “House - super majority; Senate - super majority” “pResident Obama has now become irrelevant” [I know it isn’t possible, but I can dream can’t I?]


7 posted on 11/02/2010 2:02:23 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: MaestroLC

Ha, wonderful news!!


8 posted on 11/02/2010 2:03:33 PM PDT by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: MaestroLC

This would be HUGE!!! Coons said the same thing. If the GOP wins either of these two states, it’s all over. And now they might win both!


9 posted on 11/02/2010 2:03:54 PM PDT by MichaelNewton
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To: MaestroLC
Maybe Blew-menthol can get all of his FAKE Marine war vet buddies to show up and support him.

I'm a former Marine and I think he's one of the lowest life forms there is as a liar and a fraud.

10 posted on 11/02/2010 2:04:19 PM PDT by DocH (Official Right-Wing Extremist Veteran Seal Of Approval)
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To: DarthVader
Lepanto PING!!

What does Lepanto refer to? I know its a battle but I am not familiar with it.

Thanks in advance!

11 posted on 11/02/2010 2:04:49 PM PDT by HOYA97 (twitter @hoya97)
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To: MaestroLC

This is a pattern across a large part of the country where there is low voter turnout in Democratic precincts. I live in one in Northern VA and it was very low this morning. This pattern happened in 2009 when the GOP crushed in our state elections.


12 posted on 11/02/2010 2:04:53 PM PDT by DarthVader (Nov 2 2010: That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: MaestroLC

Its not panic, but all democrats are sending identical emails just to encourage voters.
This means nothing.


13 posted on 11/02/2010 2:05:28 PM PDT by jennychase
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To: MaestroLC

I’m sure Sgt. O’Neil, Bunny, King, Big Harold, Manny and Chris will all be there to support him!


14 posted on 11/02/2010 2:06:08 PM PDT by Mashood
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To: Gaffer

Yikes!

It looks like I’ve been giving the Dhimmi ground game WAY too much credit. I figured they’d push, shove, and drag enough deadbeats to the polls to counteract the GOP tide. Must be that even the goons on the ground are turned off by the lefty BS.


15 posted on 11/02/2010 2:06:47 PM PDT by Scanian
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To: MaestroLC
Earth to Rick Blumen(idiot)thal: If they don't turn out they are NOT voters.
16 posted on 11/02/2010 2:08:55 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Obama makes me miss Jimmah Cahtah!)
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To: jennychase

You are right! Every election it’s the same tactic and every election Hannity gets fooled again and does the Democrats’ GOTV for them!


17 posted on 11/02/2010 2:09:08 PM PDT by Steven W.
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To: MaestroLC
The guy running against Charlie Rangelcalled in Bill Bennett today and sound almost stunned that he even has a chance, the numbers were looking good for him.

Think big their is a poster here that has been predicting 132 in the house. I am beginning to think she isn't nuts..

18 posted on 11/02/2010 2:09:22 PM PDT by taildragger ((Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: MaestroLC

I hope so. How a guy who lied about military service in Vietnam can be ahead in the polls is beyond me.


19 posted on 11/02/2010 2:09:47 PM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: HerrBlucher
Worrying about turnout seems to be the dem meme today...

And I suspect it is total Bravo Sierra. It's an attempt to suppress the R vote.

20 posted on 11/02/2010 2:10:19 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (Palin Haley O'Donnell - mmm mmmm mmmmmmmmm)
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To: MaestroLC

One of the perils for Dems in this election is that races in the east will turn out to favor the GOP by much higher numbers than expected.

Even if Blumenthal and Coons win, if it’s only by a few points rather than the blowout that has been predicted, that bodes ill for races out west. If Dems in NV, CA, etc. see how big the GOP wave is, they may just say it’s not worth it and stay home.

Dems have to keep the morale up for now, but after the polls close in the east and results start rolling it, it will be too late.

Can’t count chickens before they’re hatched, but the anecdotal evidence in DE and CT are encouraging signs.


21 posted on 11/02/2010 2:11:59 PM PDT by randita (Visit keyhouseraces.com to find GOP House candidates who need your support to knock off a DEM.)
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To: taildragger
...their is a poster here that has been predicting 132 in the house. I am beginning to think she isn't nuts..

That's he, not she.

It's Publius, not Publia. Know your Latin!

22 posted on 11/02/2010 2:11:59 PM PDT by Publius (The government only knows how to turn gold into lead.)
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To: Scanian

Well, maybe, just maybe that Obama’s been squirreling away so much cash for his government-in-exile-in-Mumbai (at 200M/day, mind you) that they just plain din’t have enough ready cash for ‘walkingaroundmoney’......Either that or the presses are printing so damn much to cover real debt, they can’t spare it for lowlifes they can lie to.


23 posted on 11/02/2010 2:12:09 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: HOYA97
What does Lepanto refer to? I know its a battle but I am not familiar with it.

The Battle of Lepanto was a naval engagement which helped turn the tide of Islamic expansion into the Mediterranean. The Ottoman Empire had a large fleet while the Holy League had a much smaller one. This smaller fleet, by aggressively engaging, delivered a crushing defeat on the larger force, stemming Islamic seaborne conquest.

Item of historical note, one of the soldiers fighting with the Holy League, and Duke Don John of Austria, was a Spaniard, who later became quite famous, in his own right, in another field of endeavor. His name, Miguel Cervantes, author of "Don Quixote"...

the infowarrior

24 posted on 11/02/2010 2:13:32 PM PDT by infowarrior
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To: randita

The Democrats have to drag all their voters to the polls. And since no one cares about Obummer, that’s a big problem.


25 posted on 11/02/2010 2:14:41 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: MaestroLC

I think Linda McMahon is one of the most impressive candidates I’ve seen this year... She KNOWS how business works...

C’Mon Conneticut! Find your patriot roots!


26 posted on 11/02/2010 2:15:06 PM PDT by SomeCallMeTim
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To: MaestroLC

I think Linda McMahon is one of the most impressive candidates I’ve seen this year... She KNOWS how business works...

C’Mon Conneticut! Find your patriot roots!


27 posted on 11/02/2010 2:15:12 PM PDT by SomeCallMeTim
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To: HOYA97

At Lepanto a ragtag Catholic navy destroyed the Turkish fleet and ended Islam’s reign as the world’s superpower.


28 posted on 11/02/2010 2:15:27 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: Drill Thrawl

Bingo . A head fake , don’t take the bait . Remember Kerry (who served in Vietnam ) thought he won based on exit polls . Jive .


29 posted on 11/02/2010 2:15:56 PM PDT by fantom (,)
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To: HOYA97

The Battle of Lepanto in 1571 presents a wonderful example of good triumphing over evil and some of us enjoy drawing a clear parallel between that battle and this election.

10,000 Christian galley slaves were freed as a result of the Holy League’s devastating victory over the Ottoman Turks.

Here is a little info:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Lepanto


30 posted on 11/02/2010 2:15:56 PM PDT by DarthVader (Nov 2 2010: That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: MaestroLC

It makes me wonder if there is really a low voter turnout. Sometimes I think they pull these stunts to get middle-America and the East coast fired up. . .


31 posted on 11/02/2010 2:16:04 PM PDT by beethoven
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To: DarthVader

same thing in Delaware !! LOW RAT turnout !!


32 posted on 11/02/2010 2:16:04 PM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: Publius

There you are ! I forgot your screen name (sorry) ! For some reason I thought you were ummm a girl. I ment no harm by that. But I miss your post! Are you still @ 132? I am upping my Senate prediction from 12 to 13.


33 posted on 11/02/2010 2:16:51 PM PDT by taildragger ((Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: MIchaelTArchangel
Earth to Rick Blumen(idiot)thal:

That's "Dick" Blumen(idiot)thal and don't you forget it. ;-)
34 posted on 11/02/2010 2:17:04 PM PDT by RedCell (Honor thy Father (9/6/07) - Semper Fi / "...it is their duty, to throw off such government...")
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To: MaestroLC
Sounds like a "nor'easter" may be preceding the T(ea)sunami.

Fingers,toes, knees, arms, eyes all crossed...LOL!

35 posted on 11/02/2010 2:17:38 PM PDT by LaybackLenny (Palin-Bachmann Overdrive 2012 - takin' care o' business!)
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To: kingattax

Don’t buy it . Head fake .


36 posted on 11/02/2010 2:18:47 PM PDT by fantom (,)
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To: MaestroLC

“Voter turnout appears to be heavy in areas that benefit our opponent.”

LOL, sucks to be you Blumenthal!


37 posted on 11/02/2010 2:20:21 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty (First they laugh at you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you WIN. -Ghandi)
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To: kingattax

If that holds up all over the country, we could be seeing some upset GOP victories no one expected to tonight.

I already voted. I have a good feeling that its going to be a historic win!


38 posted on 11/02/2010 2:20:28 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: MaestroLC

It would make my day if this POS Blumenthal got beat.


39 posted on 11/02/2010 2:21:59 PM PDT by RatRipper (I'll ride a turtle to work every day before I buy anything from Government Motors.)
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To: MaestroLC

All the left is saying they are worried about turn out......something smells fishy to me...the fix is in....I think more Dems will win than we think......I just have this awful feeling. I hope I am wrong.


40 posted on 11/02/2010 2:22:42 PM PDT by Texas4ever (God is in control!)
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To: MaestroLC
Democrats committing voter fraud in Fairfield County Connecticut nursing homes (Dementia)
41 posted on 11/02/2010 2:24:17 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Publius

I thought I was overly optimistic. But I am starting to think you may be right, as well. It is hard not to get overly optimistic as this anecdotal information comes in.

Oh well. The store downstairs sells Thunderbird, so I have my backup plan.


42 posted on 11/02/2010 2:25:22 PM PDT by jjsheridan5
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To: goldstategop

a historic win is right


43 posted on 11/02/2010 2:26:56 PM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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I was thinking the exact same thing - but then again, I am a rather pessimistic person, sadly...something I am trying to overcome. Anyway - I hope we are both wrong....but I have been feeling the same way.


44 posted on 11/02/2010 2:28:06 PM PDT by MasonGal
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To: MasonGal

If its a head fake... they should be boasting how well they’re doing.

All the anecdotal evidence tells us they’re not even running even.


45 posted on 11/02/2010 2:32:21 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: taildragger
I'm predicting 132 and 15.

I have about $50 riding on this.

46 posted on 11/02/2010 2:38:07 PM PDT by Publius (The government only knows how to turn gold into lead.)
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To: MaestroLC

Perhaps they are turning out...and there just aren’t enough of them.


47 posted on 11/02/2010 2:44:57 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Drill Thrawl
And I suspect it is total Bravo Sierra. It's an attempt to suppress the R vote.

Yes, those rascally Democrats are at it again, making us overconfident!

48 posted on 11/02/2010 2:47:44 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (When the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn (Pr.29:2))
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To: MaestroLC
I've heard that Democrat voters usually vote in the morning, GOP voters in the evening.

If that is true, this could be a big GOP surprise.

49 posted on 11/02/2010 2:49:09 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (When the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn (Pr.29:2))
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To: fortheDeclaration

Democrats aren’t buying it. They’re staying home or voting for any one but the Democrat.

If I am wrong, Blumenthal has nothing to be worried about tonight.


50 posted on 11/02/2010 2:50:15 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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