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Maine goes red
vanity | 11/03/10 | vanity

Posted on 11/03/2010 9:00:17 AM PDT by maine yankee

Local TV station calling it for Paul Lepage


TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Maine
KEYWORDS: 2010midterms; gopcomeback; governor; maine; me2010; redstates
Can't use gannett station; But leading tv station here in maine calling close race to (R) Paul Lepage

Cutler's mgr says he called Lepage this morning. Asked it it was a concession, mgr said yes.

Cutler news conf. at noon Lepage at 2 pm

1 posted on 11/03/2010 9:00:19 AM PDT by maine yankee
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To: maine yankee

Congratulations. Now you have 2 POS Senators to get rid of.


2 posted on 11/03/2010 9:01:34 AM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: maine yankee

http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2010/11/03/131040213/gop-s-scott-elected-governor-in-florida?ft=1&f=1003


3 posted on 11/03/2010 9:05:31 AM PDT by HospiceNurse
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To: maine yankee

This is how ridiculous the Maine gals are. When I saw the title of the story, I was ready to say how can Maine be red when it has two blue senators. Wow! That is telling. Those two are seriously to the left of our worst RINO.


4 posted on 11/03/2010 9:05:33 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Oshkalaboomboom; maine yankee

Amen to that!!! YellowSnowe in up in 2012.


5 posted on 11/03/2010 9:06:16 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA ("My buns have no seeds." - Cleo McDowell)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

(R) Governor

(R) State House

(R) State Senate

Today, as winter approaches, we start ‘SNOWE REMOVAL’.


6 posted on 11/03/2010 9:07:35 AM PDT by maine yankee
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To: maine yankee

I thought US congress seats went to Dems?


7 posted on 11/03/2010 9:09:23 AM PDT by Notwithstanding
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To: maine yankee

How did that letting immigrant aliens vote in Portland go?

Congrats on turning Red!


8 posted on 11/03/2010 9:09:45 AM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: Notwithstanding

I think what everybody is missing is what is going on at the state level..Except CA, MA, NY


9 posted on 11/03/2010 9:10:44 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

In states like Maine and NY, an electable GOPOS who caucuses with the GOP is better than a “Independent” or Dim who caucuses with the Dims.


10 posted on 11/03/2010 9:11:15 AM PDT by Notwithstanding
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To: Notwithstanding

You are correct. Michaud and Pingree won.


11 posted on 11/03/2010 9:11:24 AM PDT by mirkwood (Paul LePage for governor)
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To: libertarian27

The “let illegals vote” bill lost. Thank goodness.


12 posted on 11/03/2010 9:13:12 AM PDT by mirkwood (Paul LePage for governor)
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To: maine yankee

misleading headline

on a day when both US Congressional districts went for the ‘Rat it’s not exactly accurate to say “Maine goes red” (unless we start referring to the Demagogues with the color red, which would be just fine with me)


13 posted on 11/03/2010 9:15:46 AM PDT by Enchante (De-fund the "Corrupt Bastards" aka agitprop twits of NPR, PBS, and CPB now!!)
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To: Hojczyk

“Except CA, MA, NY”

Don’t forget MD. We are mindless, and mindlessly democrat.


14 posted on 11/03/2010 9:20:10 AM PDT by JustSurrounded (Repeal it all.)
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To: mirkwood

As you know, Maine sort of has 4 senators (two in the senate and 2 in the house), though I realize there are 2 separate districts.

Dim victories in two house races are NOT good when thinking of how the twins will react. I see them being VERY conflicted for the next 2 years (as if that is a new development).

A friend of mine lobbies the twins for conservatives. I will have to ask him what he thinks of all this.


15 posted on 11/03/2010 9:20:35 AM PDT by Notwithstanding
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To: Hojczyk

No - I don’t miss that.

I am overjoyed that my own FL has 2/3 majorities in BOTH chambers - and a GOP businessman governor.

And we kicked Grayson out of Gongress!
And hired Colonel West to go to Congress!


16 posted on 11/03/2010 9:23:04 AM PDT by Notwithstanding
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To: maine yankee

Yay! Another Tea Party victory. So funny watching MSNBC last night around Midnight and Olbermann, Fineman, Robinson, Maddow, Matthews...with their Tea Party Fail Card...my my how those numbers changed after that. I have never seen a bigger bunch of juvenile smug arrogant bastards in my life than what I saw on MSNBC last night. Smirking, snorting, laughing at winners as they spoke or were interviewed, mocked....it was a true lesson to anyone in journalism school on what NOT to be.


17 posted on 11/03/2010 9:24:25 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

The Bachman/Cwissy clip is priceless.

After he accused he of being in a trance, she gave a good reply and then closed with something like “Is the thrill up your leg still tingly?” and Cwissy cut her off and then snarked at her with his dimwitted colleagues at Maoist Sentinel NBC defiantly stating “I never said tingle” (as if that matters one iota).


18 posted on 11/03/2010 9:31:07 AM PDT by Notwithstanding
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To: maine yankee

TN for the first time is also RED

Gov, State Senate, Legislature...

:)


19 posted on 11/03/2010 9:31:21 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: maine yankee
Maine goes red

Maine is now communist?

20 posted on 11/03/2010 9:33:09 AM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: Enchante

“Maine goes red”


The state of Maine now has a state senate, state house and governorship run by the GOP. Have not had that since 1962 hence ‘ Maine goes Red ‘.


21 posted on 11/03/2010 9:35:26 AM PDT by warsaw44
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To: maine yankee

Hope it’s red enough to escort Snowe and Collins to the door their next election.


22 posted on 11/03/2010 9:36:00 AM PDT by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: maine yankee
this is horrible to say and I apologize,but if Snowe or Collins have any serious health problems......hmmmmm....

the beauty of having pub governors....it may be the only chance in some states to get rid of literal and figurative dead weight...

23 posted on 11/03/2010 9:37:43 AM PDT by cherry
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To: Tennessee Nana

Ain’t it grand? LOL All the smug idiots at the Kingsport Times-News are quiet this morning.


24 posted on 11/03/2010 9:39:05 AM PDT by publana (Time to go Galt.)
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To: Dawgreg
I don't think this lesson will be lost on the weak sisters. Neither is that stupid.

You will still see them being peeled off on close votes with Scott Brown, but I think this is the only signal they will need to start distancing themselves from ObaMao.

25 posted on 11/03/2010 9:49:54 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Enchante

I’m in Maine....the state did, in fact go red....but not on the federal level.

The new governor, GOP TEA party candidate Paul LaPage, received two votes for every one vote the democrat moonbat, Libby Mitchell received. He beat her 2 to 1. His main competition was Eliot Cutler, an “idependent” but life long dem. 95% of the vote has been counted so far....most of us use paper ballots. Of 520,000 votes cast, LePage won by 7,500 votes.

The Maine State House....similar to the California assembly.... won a small GOP majority last night for the first time since 1974. The Maine Senate was also won by the GOP.

Our two federal house districts remain in dim hands....the GOP challenger in the 1st Congressional district was leading by 4 points....he lost to a moonbat by 14 points. So much for polls.

Snowe and Collins supported LePage for governor.....sometimes, those two are on the right side.


26 posted on 11/03/2010 9:51:21 AM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (The rallying cry of American patriots.....REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER!)
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To: maine yankee

More like a light shade of purple.


27 posted on 11/03/2010 9:55:22 AM PDT by Rockitz (This isn't rocket science- follow the money and you'll find truth.)
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To: maine yankee
More like a lighter shade of purple.
28 posted on 11/03/2010 9:55:45 AM PDT by Rockitz (This isn't rocket science- follow the money and you'll find truth.)
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To: maine yankee

Congratulations, Maine!


29 posted on 11/03/2010 9:58:24 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: maine yankee

It’s a good start. Go ahead and celebrate. The redder Maine gets, the harder it will be for the RINO sisters to wallow in jackass poop. It’s time to turn them out to pasture.


30 posted on 11/03/2010 10:00:38 AM PDT by pallis
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

NH turned back to the Red as well. Ayotte (R) beat Hodes (D, congressman) for Judd Gregg’s (R) seat. Bass (R) beat Kuster (D) for Hodes’s seat in the House. Guinta (R) beat Shea-Porter (D), the incumbant in our other house seat.
At the state level, the state house and state senate both went from majority D to majority R.
Lynch (D), the governor, won by narrow margin. We have another try in 2 years. Shaheen (D) is Senator until the 2014 election...


31 posted on 11/03/2010 10:01:49 AM PDT by seamusnh
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To: Notwithstanding

The National Media hasn’t realized just how deep these defeats run, yet.

This hasn’t happened since RECONSTRUCTION in many places!!


32 posted on 11/03/2010 10:12:30 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Obama White House=Tammany Hall on the National Mall)
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To: maine yankee

Don’t let the media kid you. Conservatism is true blue. Red was wiped off the map yesterday.

I know what the media will show you. And it will all be red. That’s B.S.

The Reds lost their ass yesterday.

FoxNews showed a map late last night. It was almost totally red up to the Rocky Mountains. Read that, true blue.

Would we have accomplished that with McCain at the helm? Not a snow ball’s chance in hell...

We took over 19 state houses yesterday, and reapportionment is a few months away.

The effects of this election will be felt for a decade. And that means that state houses across the nation will be more likely to break for Republicans.

Nice work Obama. If I had known not voting for McCain was going to be this productive, I might have voted for Obambi myself.

In 2012 the Senate is ours. The White House will likely be too. Wow.

True blue...


33 posted on 11/03/2010 10:13:14 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (BHO fans said I was a hater, dismissed my thoughts. Sure glad our side isn't like that.)
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To: Notwithstanding
In states like Maine and NY, an electable GOPOS who caucuses with the GOP is better than a “Independent” or Dim who caucuses with the Dims.

That was Karl Rove's point...

34 posted on 11/03/2010 10:44:36 AM PDT by Dan Nunn (Support the NRA!)
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To: JustSurrounded
Nah. Not so. Baltimore City, PG and Montgomery counties have always predominated and given us Rats.

Maryland also appears to have a well honed machine for fraud - which they used liberally.

35 posted on 11/03/2010 11:13:20 AM PDT by doberville
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To: mirkwood
The “let illegals vote” bill lost. Thank goodness.

Phew! THANK YOU, Maine!

And thanks for that happy update, mirkwood. ;-)

36 posted on 11/03/2010 11:47:15 AM PDT by nutmeg (Connecticut is now Vermont, San Francisco, Berkeley and Chicago all rolled into one)
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To: maine yankee

What does the complexion of the state offices look like there?


37 posted on 11/03/2010 2:31:44 PM PDT by fwdude (Anita Bryant was right.)
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To: Rockitz
You said it Maine Yankee. The rest of you are all dreaming if you think Maine is red.

More like a light shade of purple.
38 posted on 11/03/2010 2:39:55 PM PDT by F. dAnconia (We say: "It is, therefore, I want it. They say: "I want it, therefore it is")
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To: maine yankee

Will the witches be reined in?

What color are RINOs?


39 posted on 11/03/2010 2:43:38 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Greetings Jacques. The revolution is coming)
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To: Notwithstanding

Paul LePage, the tea party conservative, won yesterday in Maine.

Snowe, if she doesn’t announce that she’s running as an independent before then, will lose in the primary.

I think that she should just run as an independent. Announce that she’s doing that as early as possible.

She’d probably win, if yesterday’s results are any indication.

Cutler, the independent, lost to the Republican by less than 2 points.

We’d come up with a solid conservative in the Republican Primary. The Dems would come up with a liberal in the Democrat Primary. Neither primary would be covered much by the media. They’d take a poll in November 2009 showing results like Snowe 50%, D 25%, R 25% and declare that Snowe is unstoppable and the elections would not be worth covering. So, it would be Snowe vs 2 unknowns.

Results? Snowe 40% Conservative 35% Liberal 25%.

Mitchell the D Governor candidate just got 19%. Democrats readily jump off the D train to pick “whoever will stop the conservative”.

For Republicans, it’s not a bad deal. If Snowe, right now, ran as an Independent, it would pretty be pretty much assured that the Democrat wouldn’t win.

That race would end up as Snowe vs the Conservative.


40 posted on 11/03/2010 5:42:36 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: Dan Nunn

Yup, Karl Rove is an idiot no doubt.


41 posted on 11/03/2010 5:49:57 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: maine yankee

bump


42 posted on 11/04/2010 11:18:44 AM PDT by GOPJ ('Power abdicates only under the stress of counter-power." Martin Buber /a Tea-nami's coming..)
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To: GOPJ

Will the twins heed the winds of change and start caucusing with the Pubbie ^all^ the time?

Probably not. They know they are toast...


43 posted on 11/04/2010 1:36:44 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Islam is a violent and tyrannical political ideology and has nothing to do with "religion".)
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