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Another Stunner - GOP Takes Maine Gov, House And Senate
Portland Press Herald, Maine | 11-3-10 | various

Posted on 11/03/2010 5:56:26 AM PDT by paul in cape

For the first time in decades, the GOP wrestled control of the Governorship, the State Senate AND the State House away from the Democrats.

Pretty amazing.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Maine
KEYWORDS: 2010midterms; gopcomeback; insurgents; maine; maineelections; me2010; reconquista; resurgence
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Boy, this made my morning. Even though both Democrat House Reps got re-elected, this is huge for the state.

Election Results Link HERE

1 posted on 11/03/2010 5:56:31 AM PDT by paul in cape
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To: paul in cape

Next door in NH, it was a monster GOP BLOWUP!


2 posted on 11/03/2010 5:57:43 AM PDT by MrDem (Founder: Democrats for Cheney/Palin 2012)
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To: paul in cape

And this morning Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins are quaking in their RINO boots... and for good reason!

Pretty sure these girls won’t stray too far from the reservation in the next two years.


3 posted on 11/03/2010 6:01:54 AM PDT by Obadiah (BHO -- out the door in 4!)
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To: paul in cape

in Texas, the Dems took a serious hit. The GOP now leads 99-51 in the State House. First time ever! And what with 4 new Congressional seats going to Texas, this locks in the GOP gains....


4 posted on 11/03/2010 6:02:20 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: paul in cape
Didn't the Obamas make a big thing about vacationing in Maine this year. It's hard to keep track of all those vacations but I do remember lots of stories about lobster dinners on Mt. Desert Island.

I wonder if they're planning on going back again.

5 posted on 11/03/2010 6:02:20 AM PDT by Mobties (Let the markets work! Reduce the government footprint!)
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To: paul in cape

Even in states like WI?

Wow.

That is a huge story, the state houses and senates!!


6 posted on 11/03/2010 6:03:37 AM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: paul in cape

Maine twins? See that thing in the rear-view mirror?

Yeah...That’s us. See you in 2012.


7 posted on 11/03/2010 6:04:18 AM PDT by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: paul in cape

WHOA....this IS a stunner - it will be interesting to keep tabs on the RINO twins over the next 2 years and see how well-behaved they are. They SHOULD be quaking in their boots!


8 posted on 11/03/2010 6:04:41 AM PDT by madmominct
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To: paul in cape
THIS IS A HUDGE VICTORY!!

Except for governor there are no state-wide elected officials at the state level. Maine does not have a Lt. Governor. All other state-wide officials such as Secretary of State, Attorney General etc. are selected by the legislature-actually the House and Senate meeting as one body. So whoever controls a majority of the combined bodies selects all those state positions.

THE REPUBLICAN PARTY NOW HAS A LARGE GROUP OF CANDIDATES TO RUN FOR HIGHER OFFICE IN THE NEXT FEW YEARS.

I don't believe the Republicans have held both chambers of the legislature for over 30 years maybe longer. The Republicans in Maine have now recovered from Watergate!
I think the Rats took over in 1974.

9 posted on 11/03/2010 6:05:44 AM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: GeronL
The Alabama legislature and senate went Republican for the first time in 132 years!

I'd like to see a roundup of the legislatures that flipped.

10 posted on 11/03/2010 6:06:00 AM PDT by 6ppc (It's torch and pitchfork time)
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To: paul in cape

Maine to Obama “Go to hell!”


11 posted on 11/03/2010 6:06:16 AM PDT by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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To: Mobties

If Paul Lepage survives the recounts and lawsuits.

As for vacation suggestions. This is the guy who said he would be telling Obama to ‘go to h*ll on a regular basis.

As winter approaches, SNOWE removal starts today.


12 posted on 11/03/2010 6:07:28 AM PDT by maine yankee
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To: Maine Mariner
THIS IS A HUDGE VICTORY!!

New Freeperism???

13 posted on 11/03/2010 6:07:30 AM PDT by 6ppc (It's torch and pitchfork time)
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To: paul in cape

By midnight LePage established a lead in the 4000-6000 vote range (tad over 1%) and that has remained constant. As far as I can tell, it’s not yet final as 64 of the 596 precincts have yet to report. However, the big Dem/Lib/Socialist enclaves have reported so it’s probably pretty certain that Paul will prevail.

I am surprised that it is this close. Paul was consistently leading his two closest opponents by 10 points but it looks like the Dem, Mitchell, lost ground to the liberal independent Cutler.

Hopefully the rest of the returns will come in shortly.


14 posted on 11/03/2010 6:07:44 AM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: paul in cape
Does this mean we might be able to get rid of Olympia next time she's up?
15 posted on 11/03/2010 6:08:07 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Government has no other end, but the preservation of property." --John Locke)
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To: paul in cape

Are they more RINOs like Snowe and Collins? If so, not much to celebrate.


16 posted on 11/03/2010 6:08:55 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: paul in cape

Has the race for gov been declared yet? From reading the piece it seems it’s still very close..


17 posted on 11/03/2010 6:10:53 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: 6ppc

Absolutely!!


18 posted on 11/03/2010 6:13:09 AM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: Obadiah
Snowe is up in 2012, Collins in 2014.

Interesting turns is that both may start acting less RINO'ish in the next 2 years, which is good news short term. I'm sure Snowe doesn't want a primary challenge. She could also retire.

However, let's not think Maine is Red just yet. We just re-elected 2 Pelosi clones in the House.

The bottom line, I guess, I'd rather have Snowe with limited influence than Fidel Castro, who would be who the Dem's could elect.

GOP Gov-Elect LePage won because the Dem dropped like a stone (20%) and the strong independent (Cutler) got 37%. If either dropped out, LePage would have gotten smoked.

19 posted on 11/03/2010 6:14:39 AM PDT by paul in cape
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To: paul in cape


Another Stunner - GOP Takes Maine Gov, House And Senate

Time for the song played when the defeated British exited Yorktown.

“The World Turned Upside Down”


20 posted on 11/03/2010 6:18:25 AM PDT by VOA
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To: paul in cape
in PA - the GOP now controls the governor, PA Senate and PA house. First time in a long time...monster win
21 posted on 11/03/2010 6:19:16 AM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: All

It will get less press than the House and Senate races, but the rebuilding of the farm system through the Governorships and state houses may be the most critical development in this election. The difficulties the GOP had starting in ‘06 had their infancy probably as far back as the late 1990’s and certainly after the election of President Bush. Governorships and state houses were lost depleting our ability to put strong candidates into position for national races.

The Tea Party movement has played a significant role in producing a new set of candidate for future runs at the Senate and White House.


22 posted on 11/03/2010 6:20:37 AM PDT by WillVoteForFood
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To: paul in cape
GOP Gov-Elect LePage won because the Dem dropped like a stone (20%) and the strong independent (Cutler) got 37%. If either dropped out, LePage would have gotten smoked.

Academic now but in a 2 way race I think LePage would have prevailed over Mitchell as a lot of people viewed her as too extreme for the governorship. Cutler, in spite of being liberal, seems to have had an aura of moderation and he may have bested Paul in a 2-way.

23 posted on 11/03/2010 6:23:15 AM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: paul in cape
"O.M.G., Susan! Do you like, see that big truck coming??? Like, what isit anyway???"
"Oh cool your jets, Olympia! It's just those teabaggers!"
"But, they're like, getting closer!"


24 posted on 11/03/2010 6:23:23 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: paul in cape

Let the redistricting begin!!!!


25 posted on 11/03/2010 6:23:29 AM PDT by Carley (VOTE AS IF YOUR LIFE DEPENDS ON IT, BECAUSE IT DOES)
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To: Maine Mariner

The last time the GOP won the House in Maine was indeed 1972 (although coming close in the past decade), and tied the Senate as recently as 2001-03 (when the Dems and GOP rotated positions as Senate President), and the last time they won it outright was 1994. But the GOP hasn’t apparently won the legislature AND the Governorship at the same time since 1962.


26 posted on 11/03/2010 6:23:58 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: MrDem
Next door in NH, it was a monster GOP BLOWUP!

It ure was a tsunami!!Woo hoo! The only one to survive was the faux moderate governor (Felons For) Lynch.

We took back House and Senate in a huge historic way... Veto proof in the House, and Super Majority in the Senate. And the Dems controlled both when the night started. LOL!
27 posted on 11/03/2010 6:24:01 AM PDT by nhwingut (Palin/Bachmann '12)
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To: paul in cape
NC won big this way too, as did TN It wasn't just national that conservatives won.

What a FANTASTIC night for Republicans in Tennessee!! Tennessee has gained 14 seats in the STATE House and 1 in the Senate. For the first time in history, Republicans control the House, Senate with a Republican Governor!! Congrats to all our candidates.

28 posted on 11/03/2010 6:25:33 AM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: 6ppc

Just off the top of my head...

AL House & Senate
IN House
IA House
ME House & Senate
MI House?
MN House & Senate
NH Senate (& House??)
NY Senate(??)
NC House & Senate
OH House
PA House
WI House & Senate


29 posted on 11/03/2010 6:28:18 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Wow! That’s going to take a bite out of the rats during redistricting!


30 posted on 11/03/2010 6:32:35 AM PDT by 6ppc (It's torch and pitchfork time)
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To: paul in cape

I’m very happy LePage defeated the that crooked, skimmy, Socialist, SOB lawyer Cutler!


31 posted on 11/03/2010 6:33:38 AM PDT by WellyP
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To: 6ppc

me too. This might end up being the bigger story than a gridlocked Congress.

Maine and Wisconsin flipped too?


32 posted on 11/03/2010 6:52:38 AM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Yes, 1962 sound right.

The results were a complete surprise. I will have better data later today but I understand for the state house no incumbent Republican lost, 16 Democrat incumbents losts and 6 open seats were won by Republicans.

In one night Maine turned from a very blue state to purple or even light red.


33 posted on 11/03/2010 7:00:26 AM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Yes, 1962 sound right.

The results were a complete surprise. I will have better data later today but I understand for the state house no incumbent Republican lost, 16 Democrat incumbents lost and 6 open seats were won by Republicans.

In one night Maine turned from a very blue state to purple or even light red.


34 posted on 11/03/2010 7:00:42 AM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Yes, 1962 sound right.

The results were a complete surprise. I will have better data later today but I understand for the state house no incumbent Republican lost, 16 Democrat incumbents lost and 6 open seats were won by Republicans.

In one night Maine turned from a very blue state to purple or even light red.


35 posted on 11/03/2010 7:00:57 AM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Yes, 1962 sound right.

The results were a complete surprise. I will have better data later today but I understand for the state house no incumbent Republican lost, 16 Democrat incumbents lost and 6 open seats were won by Republicans.

In one night Maine turned from a very blue state to purple or even light red.


36 posted on 11/03/2010 7:00:57 AM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: ConservativeDude

Yes, except the Dummies in Dallas voted Dems back in and we have Eddie Bernice Johnson who stole 30,000+ in scholarship money and just got reelected. IDIOTS!


37 posted on 11/03/2010 7:04:20 AM PDT by coconut47
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To: coconut47
2011 redistricting for the 2010 elections will have a very BAD effect on a lot of the gerrymandered districts across this country.
38 posted on 11/03/2010 7:14:06 AM PDT by WellyP
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To: Maine Mariner

16 seats ? That’s better than the 13 or 14 we did in TN (where we now have nearly a 2-to-1 majority in the State House).


39 posted on 11/03/2010 7:19:35 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: Maine Mariner
I'm confused. I just got off the phone with the Lepage HQ and they said the state is still counting votes. Inland districts still need to be counted which is good for us and Lepage has a slim lead but Cutler has not given in.

Has someone in the state called the election for Lepage?

40 posted on 11/03/2010 7:31:55 AM PDT by warsaw44
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To: coconut47

“Yes, except the Dummies in Dallas voted Dems back in and we have Eddie Bernice Johnson who stole 30,000+ in scholarship money and just got reelected. IDIOTS!”

There’s always going to be a few Democrats. So it’s good to keep Johnson, SJ Lee and Barney Fag aroudn so that we can remind the public: This IS the Democrat party.

EB Johnson is a perfect Democrat! I hope Texas leaves her seat strong and safe in redistricting!


41 posted on 11/03/2010 8:01:45 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: Obadiah

Snowe is responsible for getting Obamacare in. These witches need to return to the cave they came out of.


42 posted on 11/03/2010 8:26:45 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: ConservativeDude
I lived in Nevada and watch election FRAUD take away our votes. Harry Reed NEVER won an election,a stolen election.more like it` The homeless are brought into small towns to register voters, all are registered DemoRATS and those voters not have to go to the polls their votes are already in. Nobody fights back, no BACK BONE in Nevada. The Nevada voting machines need to be redone by outsiders, the machines are rigged and registered DemoRats are automatic votes. Nevada Has No voice, they gave up their right to vote long ago when they refused to fight back when Clinton was running for Pres. Election was at it's highest, it was reported but nobody would go after the Clintons or Reed.
My computer shut down and I couldn't post, I wanted to tell everyone that Reed would win and nobody will stop him or even try. The homeless do most of the dirty work but the Illegals are VERY,VERY dangerous in the west. Homes in Nevada are packed with illegals, they are brought in by a Spanish mission, they are bussed around for what ever their needs are. I have reported and posted the many times for years about the take over of Nevada and nothing is ever done about the illegals, they have the jobs, they have the apartments and homes, and they get all the benefits, cars, food stamps,welfare and many share the living quarters at time as many as 50 people in one home for weeks. one apartment usually has 2 families with children and about 8 or 9 men also staying in the same apartment, many children are bused in and used for food stamps and welfare, children that don't belong to them. I've seen little girls scared to speak and would stand back and watch many of them buy ice cream from the ice cream truck for their children while some of those little girls waited for those guys to bring the and ice cream and the look in their eyes was frightening, they would be scared to take the ice cream, it would be pushed at them and than they would take it and eat it with fear. Henderson Nevada has never been short of drugs, pot. There was always a piece in the paper about a big drug bust but it was as phony as the Nevada elections and as phony as the little girls that were being used for aid and who knows what else.
I staying Ohio for awhile and once again I saw how the election process worked there, social workers,food stamp and welfare workers tell the people if they want benefits then they must vote for the DemoRats.Any one hooked on drugs have it made in Ohio, the system is made to work for them, medicare, medicaid, bus tokens, everything free to them and they must go to a meeting once a month or when told to go, they are given a list of drugs and told how long they stay in the system and how many days they have before testing not to take the drugs.
Now in New York, New Yorkers have NO voice, their votes don't count. Bloomberg the Chavez want a be gets a third term, against the will of the people, a corrupt and impeached governor allowed to put into office a replacement for him, a PIMP. New York has a pimp for a governor now we will have one of the most corrupt individuals in our country Cuomo, he will fight corruption he is corruption, what is his idea of corruption? Connecticut got slapped in the face and reelected the dirt bag. California will need us to bail them out but yet they refuse to help themselves. a BOYCOT needs to be put into place to stop Boxer and Brown, NOT NOT SWEAR THEM IN OR NO FUNDING OR BAILOUTS FOR CALIFORNIA, DON'T GO TO THE MOVIES, NO HOLLYWOOD CDS OR MOVIES. Once again may I remind everyone Reed, Clinton and the Demorats that POISONED Nevada's water, government wast product, Coke Cola cheated America out of millions or billions of tax dollars, Clinton let them off the hook and they were all rewarded with plenty of stock, money and gifts and than Coke Cola opened their bottling company again and for ever bigger profits, a bottled water company, just in time for the poisoning of Nevadas water. children and people sick but can't prove it's the wast product they call fluoride, birds spinning around and dying and no sudden death. Could it be the poison that Coke put into the coke that went to about 5 small countries, the people were all getting sick, Coke Cola was pulled off the shelves in those countries and it took years before they were able to sell coke in those countries. Reed makes a deal to poison the water and got re elected, so what make you think Reed would not be put back into office. For a long time Nevada only had on cable company, they were not allowed to listen to Foxnews, airways were controlled in Nevada just like a communist country. All ballots in Nevada, California,New York and Massachusetts must be torn down and start from scratch.All votes must bet checked out, votes with people, how many people didn't go out to vote but yet their votes are in. Rick Lazio the only man with enough guts and back bone to expose Hitlary for her terrorists ties and she got the elected to the and once again Rick Lazio looses the race for governmor of New York and where is Hitlary today she is secry.of state, she is free to travel to her terrorist buddies. she is wheeling and dealing with Russia, and she wants transparency while Russia and Iran are playing footsy and our lives are at risk`
43 posted on 11/03/2010 9:23:49 AM PDT by rebapiper (.)
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To: wilco200
Congradulations Maine, I wish you all the best,
I'm in NY were we have no voice, voting in New York,or Nevada, California is nothing more than a show.
I wish, hope and pray that all of America will stand up and call for the refusal of any federal funding to go to Nevada,New York,Connecticut,California and Massachusettes. These people have got to fight back and demand Brown, Boxer, Reed, and the PIMP Barney Frank not be sworn in again. Barney Frank should be tried for TREASON for what he has done to this country, this PIMP continues to hide, using the halls of congress to avoid the law. Barney Frank for years has ran a house of prostitution for little boys and got away with it, his gay lover went to jail but the ethics committee said Franks crimes were reason for his dismissal from office. Why is child prostitution not a crime worthy of imprisonment for Frank but priests and any other American goes to jail. Barney Frank, his role in the distruction of our economy is nothing less than Treason. We need an ethics committee that will put criminals that are hiding in the Senate behind bars, Frank clearly is worthy of the DEALTH PENALTY. Where are the people Massachusetts and why are they once again refusing to enforce the law and go after Frank. Just what does Barney Frank have in his possesion, why are they afraid of Frank? What can Frank do to that State or this country that he can't be removed from office or put behind bars for live of the death penalty.
44 posted on 11/03/2010 9:57:52 AM PDT by rebapiper (.)
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To: paul in cape

Can you believe it? I have to keep checking to make sure it wasn’t just a dream. WhoDaThunkit


45 posted on 11/03/2010 12:46:57 PM PDT by dokmad
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To: rebapiper
"I'm in NY were we have no voice, voting in New York,or Nevada, California is nothing more than a show.

Nevada will be hard pressed to get funding from this congress, and, I'm willing to bet Earmarks are on their way out with new house rules!! *smirk*

46 posted on 11/03/2010 12:50:25 PM PDT by dokmad
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To: maine yankee
As winter approaches, SNOWE removal starts today.

***smile*** (those are SNOWE flakes)

47 posted on 11/03/2010 12:59:05 PM PDT by stripes1776
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To: paul in cape; goldstategop; GeronL; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; BillyBoy; Clintonfatigued

The Maine congressscum won reelection.

But on the state level LePage pulled it off, a Conservative Governor in Maine. And BOTH houses of the leg! Very nice.


48 posted on 11/03/2010 3:55:10 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy

So I guess those unisex bathrooms at schools aren’t going to happen?

lol


49 posted on 11/03/2010 3:57:49 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: Impy; maine-iac7; mainerforglobalwarming

That is very good news indeed.


50 posted on 11/03/2010 4:27:16 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens commit crimes that Americans won't commit.)
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