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Virginia Senate: Allen (R) 45%, Kaine (D) 45%
Rasmussen Reports ^ | August 24, 2012

Posted on 08/27/2012 5:49:20 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued

The race for Virginia’s open U.S. Senate seat remains one of the tightest of the year.

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Virginia shows Republican George Allen and Democrat Tim Kaine each drawing 45% of the vote. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate, and eight percent (8%) are undecided.

(Excerpt) Read more at rasmussenreports.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: georgeallen; obamaballandchain; polls; rasmussen; timkaine; virginia

1 posted on 08/27/2012 5:49:24 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
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To: Clintonfatigued

Why couldn’t the GOP find a real candidate?


2 posted on 08/27/2012 5:51:18 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; GOPsterinMA; randita; Sun; LdSentinal; ...

Tim Kaine is better funded and is now trying to establish himself as an independent voice who isn’t stronly partisan. It’s an absurd claim.

Look for this race and the Presidential race in Vicginia to be very similar. I don’t see much tikcet splitting in this case.


3 posted on 08/27/2012 5:52:15 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama and Company lied, the American economy died)
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To: nickcarraway

Why couldn’t the GOP find a real candidate?

My thoughts too. There is many conservatives in Virginia and they pick this dufus. Oh well again another candidate that has to be dragged to the finish line. This was supposed to be the easiest year ever for Republicans but day by day they seem to be screwing it up.


4 posted on 08/27/2012 5:53:16 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Attention Republican National Convention voters....Santorum/Bachmann 2012! Dump liberal Romney NOW!)
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To: napscoordinator

Worse still is he’s a total airhead who will be worthless in the Senate.


5 posted on 08/27/2012 5:55:44 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: napscoordinator
We'd had a much better turnout for the seperate Senate primary had we not had the nonsense with the earlier Presidential non-primary where nobody's favorites were on the ballot.

Voter suppression is always rather persistent once its put into effect, and holding a nothing primary definitely keeps down the vote.

We can probably do better in the future ~ and I prefer Allen to doufous Kaine, although I am sure the Mittbots will be out there voting twice for him.

I'm very afraid that the earlier voter suppression engineered by the current national candidate is probably going to result in him losing Virginia ~ and with that the race.

Hope we can get Allen through though.

6 posted on 08/27/2012 6:11:12 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: napscoordinator
There were four Republican Senate candidates including Allen, with the other three to the right (correct) of Allen. Allen won with 65% of the vote over the three. I and my wife monetarily, thru work, and other means supported Radtke (Tea Party candidate) but she lost fair and square.

We're now supporting Allen. It will be a cold day in hell before we can let left-winger Timmy Kaine be the next Senator from the Commonwealth.

7 posted on 08/27/2012 6:42:31 PM PDT by 103198
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To: nickcarraway

He will still vote for a Republican leader of the Senate instead of Harry.


8 posted on 08/27/2012 6:44:26 PM PDT by 103198
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To: muawiyah

As we’ve conversed before, I’ll suggest that Romney/Ryan and Allen tickets will win in the Commonwealth.


9 posted on 08/27/2012 6:49:23 PM PDT by 103198
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To: 103198; nickcarraway
When it comes to legislative bodies, "placeholders" may be voted for in good conscience provided they vote with your party to organize that body.

If you can't count on them doing that, then you don't vote for them.

I think Allen will vote with the Republicans, and we know where he lives. He will vote as Conservative as we can convince him of what the Conservative position is.

Now, to get a prybar and separate him from McDonnell and his cronies. They're not getting him back into the Senate ~ but they'll glom onto him once that happens.

10 posted on 08/27/2012 6:55:47 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Clintonfatigued

Unless the nominee was McDonnell or Cucinelli, I doubt any republican would be ahead of Kaine at this stage. He’s got high name ID, and is best known as governor, not DNC chair. Allen is in ok shape. The race could go either way, and I agree with the analysis of others. This race will likely go the same way as the presidential vote. I’d have loved to see a strong up and coming conservative in the race, but none were found that had a better shot than Allen. He is a good man, and hopefully runs a strong race.


11 posted on 08/27/2012 6:59:50 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: nickcarraway

We had a good Tea Partier in Jamie Radtke, but the voters decided to stay home for the most part. Fewer than 10% turned out for the primary on 12 June. Virginia`s Tea Party voters, had they bothered, could`ve swung the primary election all on their own.


12 posted on 08/27/2012 7:03:41 PM PDT by ScottinVA (If Obama is reelected, America will deserve every mockery that follows.)
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To: muawiyah

The pressure will have to be kept on Allen. He has folded easily before in the Senate.

McDonald has been and is working very hard to elect Allen. During the last three weeks I’ve been at the events where McDonald was with Allen and promoting him. He’s doing everything to put him back in the Senate. I don’t understand what you mean.


13 posted on 08/27/2012 7:08:58 PM PDT by 103198
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To: Clintonfatigued

I’ve hung up on the last two pollsters. Done three in the last month already.
Thank goodness I don’t live in a competitive district.

Rasmussen’s automated polling might be especially affected by people’s ‘polling fatigue’ this year. Not sure what that affect would be.


14 posted on 08/27/2012 7:24:09 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Tim Kaine is better funded and is now trying to establish himself as an independent voice who isn’t stronly partisan. It’s an absurd claim.

You got that right - former DNC Chair that's "nonpartisan"? LOL!

15 posted on 08/27/2012 8:02:26 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Clintonfatigued

Isn’t that the line that all Democrats run on in the South?


16 posted on 08/28/2012 4:42:09 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: 103198

Who, pray tell, is this McDonald person?


17 posted on 08/28/2012 5:31:43 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

I hear he is some guy who owns a farm in Orange County.


18 posted on 08/28/2012 5:33:20 AM PDT by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: Hoodat
Look, when you get into Virginia and nearby territories you really gotta' be clear on whether you mean Donald, Donnell, McDonald, O'Donald, MacDonald, O'Donnell, McDonnell, MacDonnell, Darnel, McDarnel, MacDarnel, or the variants such as Connell, McConnell, O"Connell, and even Galician variations!

The place is swarming with them.

I can only imagine what it's like over in the Tri-Cities region where they're all red-headed look-alikes!

19 posted on 08/28/2012 5:40:11 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

You know, the old farmer that had a farm. It must have been my spell checker - and tired head.


20 posted on 08/28/2012 6:53:20 AM PDT by 103198
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

thanks Clintonfatigued.

Senate 2012 Outlook
(Prospect for GOP gains is solid. But Republican control looks less likely)
National Review | 04/02/2012 | Jim Geraghty
Posted on 04/02/2012 6:51:01 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2866980/posts


21 posted on 09/03/2012 8:03:08 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: fortheDeclaration

“Isn’t that the line that all Democrats run on in the South?”

It certainly is.


22 posted on 09/04/2012 5:17:04 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama and Company lied, the American economy died)
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