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NRCC on Nevada victory: ‘Democrats just saw their 2012 playbook fall apart’
The Daily Caller ^ | 09/14/2011 | Alexis Levinson

Posted on 09/14/2011 6:26:55 AM PDT by markomalley

Late Tuesday night National Republican Congressional Committee chairman Pete Sessions painted the Republican win in the special election in Nevada’s 2nd Congressional District as a snapshot of the problems Democrats will face in 2012.

“Democrats just saw their 2012 playbook fall apart as Nevada voters refused to buy Democrats’ Medicare scare tactics and misinformation campaigns,” Sessions wrote in a statement. “This election sends Democrats another warning that Democrats up and down the ballot next year cannot escape accountability for their failed economic policies.”

Medicare policy was a major focus in the ad war between Democrat Kate Marshall and Republican Mark Amodei, but the issue was not as effective for Democrats in Nevada as it was in the special election in New York’s 26th Congressional District earlier this year. In NY-26, Democrat Kathy Hochul pulled off a surprising upset in a Republican district.

“Nevadans have handed an unpopular President Obama and his party yet another rejection message for making a bad economy worse,” Sessions added.

The Nevada Republican Party took a similar tack, calling the election a rejection of the Democratic agenda.

“Mark Amodei’s election is a resounding rejection of the Obama–Reid–Pelosi agenda and of bigger, more expansive and overreaching government,” said Nevada GOP chairwoman Amy Tarkanian.

Democrats pointed out that Marshall was not expected to win, but they still did not drop the Medicare issue.

“Kate Marshall fought tirelessly to win a special election in a heavily Republican district that no Democrat has ever won,” said Nevada Democratic Party Chair Roberta Lange.

“We look forward to electing Democrats in the upcoming general election across the state to fight to get Nevadans back to work and protect Nevada seniors from Washington Republicans who are trying to kill Medicare by turning it over to private insurance companies.”

Marshall communications director James Hallinan was upbeat: “Kate Marshall addressed her supporters and volunteers and started out by being extremely grateful for the grassroots support for her campaign, the thousands and thousands of volunteer hours, and the huge percentage of grass roots donations – 97 percent in the last reporting period.”

Marshall faced an uphill battle in the race and was not expected to win since the district has been Republican since its inception. She received no help from national Democrats. And though she outraised her opponent, the NRCC and American Crossroads poured large amounts of money into the race in support of Amodei — money that Marshall’s campaign could not match.

Democrats also lost in the special election in New York’s 9th Congressional District on Tuesday, a race where the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee had devoted significant resources.


TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: amodei; bho2012; markamodei; mediscare; nevada; nv2; nv2011; ny9; specialelection

1 posted on 09/14/2011 6:26:59 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

When you threaten and scare / bully someone long enough they stand up and fight.


2 posted on 09/14/2011 6:29:22 AM PDT by IC Ken
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To: IC Ken

Goes to show that the people are smarter than the Democrats.


3 posted on 09/14/2011 6:31:16 AM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: markomalley

Have we had any Baghdad Boblike comments yet from Debbie Blabbermouth Schulz?


4 posted on 09/14/2011 6:31:52 AM PDT by dforest
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To: indylindy

yep we sure have.

big mouth Baghdad Wasserman said of the GOP victory last night

“It’s a hard seat for us to win and keep hold of”

HUH They’ve only had it for around 80 years.

I only hope we get rid of the carpetbagger Wasserman next year and send her packing like we did with Grayson


5 posted on 09/14/2011 6:34:49 AM PDT by manc (Hannity admitted he is socially liberal, another phony conservative,1man +1 woman=marriage)
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To: From The Deer Stand

“Goes to show that the people are smarter than the Democrats.”

A box of rocks is smarter than a democrat.


6 posted on 09/14/2011 6:35:52 AM PDT by roaddog727 (It's the Constitution, Stupid!)
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To: markomalley

I wonder how much voters disgust with the unions have to do with these big wins by Republicans.


7 posted on 09/14/2011 6:36:31 AM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: markomalley
I refuse to read to much into the NV2 election. Marshall is a shrill, partisan, 0bot with a crappy track record in office. She only lost by 10% in Washoe County. That is of great concern.
8 posted on 09/14/2011 6:40:29 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Come with me if you want to live!)
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To: markomalley
I REALLY wish the RNC and the NRCC would stop telling the dims where they are making their mistakes...how they are making their mistakes...and pointing out the error of their ways. When your enemy is detroying itself...LET THEM DO IT. Pat them on teh back for a good race and say "better luck next time."

Who is in charge of this strategy? If we keep showing them where they are screwing up...they may just STOP screwing up!

9 posted on 09/14/2011 6:40:58 AM PDT by NELSON111
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To: markomalley

They are going to run against the Tea Party all over the nation. This will just cause a major growth in Tea Party folks ready for battle at the ballot boxes. We have been Taxed Enough Already and paying the minimum payment on the National Credit Card is self defeating right? Reason and logic will win out over and over and over this next election.


10 posted on 09/14/2011 6:46:35 AM PDT by vicar7 ("Polls are for strippers and cross-country skiers" Sarah Palin)
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To: manc

When you listen Blabbermouth, you kbow it is the opposite of what she says.

I hope the people that have her on a show expose the fact that it was a dem seat since the 1920’s. It is time to tell her to shut up and stop the lying.

I have always wondered why these people, like on FOX, allow this bimbo to be the rude liar that she is.

My 80 year old Mom says that she wants to smack her. LOL


11 posted on 09/14/2011 6:50:06 AM PDT by dforest
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To: IC Ken

Crying wolf gets rather old...people have wised up, what worked in the past will not work any longer. I understand it is all going to be about racism by barry...people will this time not bite.


12 posted on 09/14/2011 6:50:21 AM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: manc
I only hope we get rid of the carpetbagger Wasserman next year and send her packing like we did with Grayson

She's doing the job no respectable, patriotic, intelligent, American, Conservative will do! She's the honey wagon of the left, sucking the sheit out of the Democratic party! Stinky, nasty, disgusting, but an important function in the life cycle of the Marxist, Democratic septic system.

13 posted on 09/14/2011 6:50:52 AM PDT by WestwardHo
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To: markomalley; Todd Kinsey; freekitty; seekthetruth; conservativguy99; sheik yerbouty; ...

Will the GOP find their spine and guts to expose DemocRATs all over the country? Will the GOP climb in the DemocRAT gutter and fight them using their tactics against them? Will the GOP find their spine and guts and expose the voter fraud and demand jail time for those found guilty? Will the GOP find their spine and guts to expose the corruption in this Regime and demand jail time for all found guilty? Will the GOP find their spine and guts and expose the theft of the trillions of taxpayer dollars used to pay off the thug Unions?

I, for one, would like to hear the answers to these questions from the RNC, Boehner, and the rest of the Republicans in this Congress who have been deaf, blind, and disgustingly mute.

When will the Republicans in Congress gather on the steps of the US Capitol and address the American people and tell us the truth about the corruption of this Administration and the intentional destruction of our country and our economy?

Millions of American patriots want these questions answered. These are some of the questions being discussed all across America. Hey, politicians in DC, We The People are impatiently waiting for answers. Meanwhile, more and more Americans are joining The Tea Party.


14 posted on 09/14/2011 6:53:05 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: markomalley

I’ll withhold applause until I see the results of the 2012 elections.


15 posted on 09/14/2011 6:54:28 AM PDT by maddog55 (OBAMA: Why stupid people shouldn't vote.)
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To: manc
Man, that's the truth all up and down the SE Coast. NY/Libs moving South, bringing along not only their toxic policies that turned the NE brown but also enough lib/mod voters to elect extreme liberals to make it happen!

Just look at VA, NC,SC, GA & FL, with all of their libs getting elected in these areas.

Time was when Dixie-crats held office, they switched over after Reagan realizing that they were far more conservative than the dims in the NE, especially, so they joined the GOP!

Now, there are dyed-in-the wool libs so left they make Castro look conservative, holding office in the South!

Time to send them packing back to the area they turned brown!!!

16 posted on 09/14/2011 7:01:36 AM PDT by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: markomalley

Interesting to see this happen in a blue state. Come 2012, I don’t think any red states will flip, but there is a good possibility our Dear Leader could lose one or more blues.

Kharis13


17 posted on 09/14/2011 7:03:03 AM PDT by Kharis13 (That noise you hear is our Founding Fathers spinning in their graves.)
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To: ExTexasRedhead
When will the Republicans in Congress gather on the steps of the US Capitol and address the American people and tell us the truth about the corruption of this Administration and the intentional destruction of our country and our economy?

You will not hear that because the Republicans are too afraid that their own complicity and corruption will be revealed.

18 posted on 09/14/2011 7:04:33 AM PDT by Prokopton
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To: NELSON111
There is a very good reason why the NRCC and other Republicans keep telling the Donkeys where they are screwing-up — it is all part of the great game. If the Donkeys don't have a clue how to fix their problem, the Republican political elites will ride to their rescue to keep the Great Game going at the expense of the American voters and taxpayers.

What the Republican political elites have not figured out — and refuse to even consider — is they are not fighting the same battle as they used to do in the past. Instead, the Donkeys are committed socialists and Marxists and are seeking not to share power, but to DESTROY the United States. These brain dead political hacks refuse to consider this and like the political junkies they are, keep coming back for their “power” fix. If the Donkeys finally do take over, aided and abetted by these hapless political hacks, their new masters are going to cut them out of the gravy and out of power. The problem is that the current Republican establishment types are simply TOO STUPID to see the obvious. To them, it is all the Great Game.

19 posted on 09/14/2011 7:06:02 AM PDT by MasterGunner01 (To err is human; to forgive is not our policy. -- SEAL Team SIX)
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To: ExTexasRedhead
When will the Republicans in Congress gather on the steps of the US Capitol and address the American people and tell us the truth about the corruption of this Administration and the intentional destruction of our country and our economy?

You will not hear that because the Republicans are too afraid that their own complicity and corruption will be revealed.

20 posted on 09/14/2011 7:06:36 AM PDT by Prokopton
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To: mad_as_he$$

These elections may or may not be a bellweather but I do think it’s important the lesson concluded from them. If the know it all’s running the party think mediscaring is suddenly not as effective they may be a little more willing in supporting reform and not try to cut all off at the knees who propose it.

Plus the perception of Obama being toxic helps to stall his agenda.


21 posted on 09/14/2011 7:08:58 AM PDT by Soul Seeker (I will work every day to make Washington, D.C., as inconsequential in your lives as I can - Perry)
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To: markomalley
Kate Marshall fought tirelessly

Oh, Jesus.

BS?

I think so.

22 posted on 09/14/2011 7:13:34 AM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: Prokopton
You will not hear that because the Republicans are too afraid that their own complicity and corruption will be revealed.

Truth.

23 posted on 09/14/2011 7:19:13 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (We still hold these truths to be self-evident...)
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To: mad_as_he$$
Exactly he$$. Folks also fail to realize that Clark county, meaning Las Vegas, was not involved in this district race.
24 posted on 09/14/2011 7:29:37 AM PDT by ladyvet ( I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: markomalley

Toxic Baraq Syndrome - infecting Democrat candidates from coast to coast.

I’m thinking by next fall, Baraq will have a difficult time getting any candidate (except those in the locked in looney left districts) to appear with him.


25 posted on 09/14/2011 7:33:23 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: markomalley

I don’t get it! Conservatives have won every special election from the Massachusetts politburo to the NYC comintern. They’d probably carry Havanna. But politico and athe dem polling show Obama beating all republicans by 10% or more. What gives? Are Americans wising up? or is the 50% incorrigible dumb*** nontaxpaying, welfare, teat-sucking, entitlement factor kicking in?


26 posted on 09/14/2011 7:51:57 AM PDT by 2nd Amendment
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To: markomalley

Many Americans have finally had their attention focused thanks to Obama’s Marxist economic two by four applied to their thick skulls. After getting whacked in the head a number of times, they’re finding out that it’s not a pleasant feeling. In fact, in hurts a lot.


27 posted on 09/14/2011 8:20:24 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: HIDEK6

Kate Marshall fought tirelessly”””

Don’t know about tirelessly, but she certainly was TIRESOME.

Her shrill voice & her tiresome commercials won’t be missed.

I wonder how much the Dems spent to push her into this job?

I don’t think she is doing a very good job as state Treasurer, either. I live in Nevada.


28 posted on 09/14/2011 8:21:17 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: From The Deer Stand

Goes to show also, we need to keep the voice of the Tea Party alive in the country so they are not overwhelmed by DNC/media lies.


29 posted on 09/14/2011 8:29:23 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: markomalley

This article is a bit misleading.

Without Marshall’s constant claim that Mark intends to destroy Medicare and SS, his margin of victory would have made her a complete joke.
Those ads WERE pretty effective among seniors and those who really do NOT usually follow politics.
That would be those “Independent Voters” all the candidates want/need to appeal to.
It’s fortunate that Mark finally put together some decent response ads, I think he may have been advised to ignore those attacks until near the end of the campaign.

If you look at the results by county Mark won by over 20% nearly everywhere.
The more rural the county (fewer welfare bums) the greater his margin, up to 75%!
Washoe is primarily Reno, the welfare mooch and entitlement class capitol of Northern Nevada, he won by 11% there.

His district does include some of Clark County, the portion OUTSIDE Las Vegas.
His margin held there too, but it’s still rural Nevada, not the liberal stronghold of metropolitan LV.

The real victory here was the Republican grassroots efforts, we showed up at the polls, the D’s mostly stayed home.

Next year “Pinky” Reid and his cabal will bring all their resources to bear, including a more formidable candidate, we must not take anything for granted.


30 posted on 09/14/2011 8:31:41 AM PDT by Loyal Sedition (Loyal Sedition, often described as "To the right of Attila The Hun"!)
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To: markomalley

Maybe had seiu or the new black panther party sent in their union thugs to bust up a few old Jews in N.Y. or a few old farts in Nevada folks in both places would have seen the light. Yeah, that’s the ticket beat them in to submission next election.

Good morning MarkOmalley.


31 posted on 09/14/2011 8:43:21 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Obammy is little more than a quota boy with a teleprompter)
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To: indylindy

Even better Henry Waxman said the win in New York was just a bunch of Jews trying to hold onto their money.


32 posted on 09/14/2011 10:11:45 AM PDT by itsahoot (--I will still vote for Sarah Palin, even if she doesn't run.--My vote is already bought, so move on)
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To: All; manc
I only hope we get rid of the carpetbagger Wasserman next year

Karen Harrington for Congress is running against her.

33 posted on 09/14/2011 12:59:28 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Will racist demagogue Andre Carson be censured by the House?)
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To: itsahoot
Even better Henry Waxman said the win in New York was just a bunch of Jews trying to hold onto their money.

I'd missed out on Waxman but found the thread:

Waxman: Jews May Vote Against Obama Because 'They Feel They Want to Protect Their Wealth'

34 posted on 09/14/2011 1:03:31 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Will racist demagogue Andre Carson be censured by the House?)
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