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What a quote from Reid! It needs to be tied around the neck of every rat running for the U.S. Senate!
1 posted on 08/03/2012 11:00:48 AM PDT by neverdem
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The ND Dems hope for a senate victory hangs on the tale, not that N. Dakotans are happy with the Obama regime, but that they have a “history of splitting the ticket”. I’d be willing to bet that more ND’ns, like everywhere else, vote straight than split.


2 posted on 08/03/2012 11:09:41 AM PDT by 1raider1
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To: Clintonfatigued; Impy; AuH2ORepublican; Republican Wildcat
About 10,400 results from Google, check the quote from Reid. Reid needs to be as much an issue as Obama!
4 posted on 08/03/2012 11:23:22 AM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: neverdem

Open Senate races are often fairly competitive despite the inherent political lean of the state, but Berg should win by about 8 points.


6 posted on 08/03/2012 12:25:09 PM PDT by Skulllspitter
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To: neverdem

Somebody should point out to Caitlin Huey-Burns that all these Rats are RETIRING because they know they are going to lose, and don’t want to spend the big money on the campaign, but instead take it home with them.


8 posted on 08/03/2012 1:19:38 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: neverdem
Heitcamp has allied herself with the oil envy crowd in the East. Fargo is in a snit because the taxable sales in Williams County have beaten Fargo for most quarters for over two years now, and they are whining for 'energy money' even though Fargo is in the other end of the state from the oil boom, and has three times the population of Williams County.

The unfortunate demographic is that three cities (Grand Forks, Fargo, and Bismarck) have about half the voters, and none of these have any oil under them.

The rural areas in the west which have oil have been growing, infrastructure funding has been spent to keep roads which have incredibly heavy truck traffic passable 'out west', and Fargo has lost it's prima donna status.

Before, flooding along the Red River has kept the money rolling in, along with the colleges in Fargo and Moorehead and the Air Base in Grand Forks. Note that while Fargo and Grand Forks are served by I-29, Fargo and Bismarck by I-94, the highways leading to the oilfields are of lesser construction, and US 2 was only recently made into a 4-lane highway. Highway 85, the major N/S highway in the region got some passing lanes last year, but is primarily only a two-lane highway, so some money has been spent upgrading these and myriad other roads which have been subjected to a large amount of heavy truck traffic.

With the economic input of the oil producing counties, the balance of power is shifting in the state, from east to west. The response from the Fargo Forum newspaper and others (especially Democrats in non-oil producing counties) has been that the West's newfound prosperity is somehow evil, and measures should be taken to slow that growth down.

While that prosperity has indeed produced growing pains with challenged services and infrastructure, housing shortages, and higher prices, it has also brought with it the sort of economic development which many politicians talk of and few deliver (as if the market did not deliver--they were mainly along for the ride, and decided to go with the flow rather than buck the tide).

Wages are high, the unemployment in the Western part of the state is low (1.8% in Williams County), and business is flourishing despite high rents and housing prices. The shortage of housing is being met by the private sector (if you come, they will build it), and as growth rates slow, that part of the economic picture is approaching equilibrium. Rents will fall as that gets more competitive, and all but high end housing prices will moderate.

I think RCP has greatly exaggerated the popularity of Heitkamp, and this smells of the sort of tactics designed to demoralize opponents.

9 posted on 08/03/2012 1:40:26 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: neverdem

If he’s a Democrat, we’ll be required to tow the full Democrat line, including same-sex “marriage.” Let’s see how THAT is going to work out in ND. ;{)

The Democrat challenger for Ted Cruz in the Texas race has already come out for counterfeit “marriage.” Wow! And he thinks he has a chance in Texas?!


11 posted on 08/03/2012 2:03:09 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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