Skip to comments.Senate takeover prospects brighten for GOP
Posted on 10/25/2012 7:30:23 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
In the battle for control of the U.S. Senate, there are now at least eight critical contests in which polling shows essentially a dead heat, encouraging Republicans' hopes that they may yet snag the chamber, which very recently seemed beyond their reach.
Democrats still have an edge in their effort to keep control of the Senate, and they may have been helped Tuesday when Republican candidate Richard Mourdock in Indiana suggested that pregnancies resulting from rape are God's will, possibly damaging his chances to succeed Sen. Richard G. Lugar (R).
But both parties agree that many of the most important races have become more competitive in recent days, and their outcomes harder to predict.
Senate contests in the presidential battlegrounds of Wisconsin and Virginia, where Democrats had leads in polls a few weeks ago, are now essentially even and could be especially influenced if Romney performs well in those states. Polls show Democratic incumbents in Ohio and Florida still ahead, but those races have tightened as Romney has gained ground in the states. And the Senate races in Connecticut and Pennsylvania, long thought to be safe wins for Democrats, have become real contests.
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FOCUS ON THESE SENATE RACES FOLKS:
Control of the Senate will probably come down to 3 races:
1) GOP Massachusetts incumbent Scott Brown’s race against Elizabeth Warren,
2) Missouri’s Todd Akin against Dem incumbent Claire McCaskill, and
3) Indiana’s Mourdock against Democrat Joe Donnelly.
Flake and Heller were at 50 this morning in Ras.
Akin and Mourdock’s biggest challenge is Akin and Mourdock.
Someone needs to send their campaign duct tape for them to use on their mouth until November 7th.
Here in Tippecanoe County Indiana, there is a group of us working tirelessly to get Mourdock over the finish line. It is my understanding that there are similar efforts in the other 90 some counties.
Mourdock is a very good man. Donnelly is a sleaze.
Mourdock is a buffoon.
When will our side finally realize that people don’t want or need.politicians to be moral philosophers. If that’s your bag, write a frickin book.
Otherwise, just keep your head down and leave the musings about God’s will where it belongs....in the private sector.
All that being said, i pray he still ekes out a win. It would be tragic to lose the IN senate seat.
If the Republicans take the Senate, they can get rid of Obamacare with a simple majority, CAN’T THEY?
But nobody should send pro abortion, can’t wait to reach across the aisle Brown some tape?
Nothin but democrats.
You may have to tape his mouth shut and drag him over that finish line. He may be a good guy, but he needs to keep to a very tight script now. The next polls about that race will be interesting.
The Washington Post wrote this? Oh, my God. The world is turned upside down.
Amen on those two just saying NO to any more rape nonsense questions. If they can’t simply say “Let the rape victims make their own decisions” then STFU.
As for Brown, I don’t care what verbal concessions he has to make to get the Massholes to vote for him, just beat the rat is all that matters right now.
Republicans need to remember that the media is NOT on their side and avoid their “abortion trap” questions.
The media will never, ever ask a pro=choice politician a comparable question, like “do you agree that killing girl babies just because they are girls should be legal?”
Ugh... I hope you’re wrong.. cause, I think we’re on the losing side of ALL THREE of those.
Mourdock WAS going to win... before the debate.
Akin was SURE to win.. before, well.... you know.
And, in Mass? They are NOT going to let a Rep win again.. no matter WHO is running against him.
If those are the key races, we’re in BIG trouble..
So where do you put the CT race?
Oh Hi! Welcome to FR. “Our side”, huh?
Wow I came in here thinking this was a good news thread. Leave it to FR to make it misery central.
I do think Brown will win, although the margin (~3%) will be less than I predicted (5+%).
One thing in Mourdock's favor is that Indiana is one of the very first "early voting" states with Absentee having started September 17th and in person having started started October 9th. Mourdock was running from 5% to 8% ahead of his opponent in early votes, before the comments. So even if he "loses" by 5 points or so on election day he could still win because of his huge lead in early voting. I personally don't think the comments will do a whole lot of damage, they were nowhere near as bad as those from Akin and Indiana is lot more conservative than Missouri.
We need 50 at least with Ryan the tie-breaker. 51 would be fantastic, and anything higher would be a landslide. Let's make it happen folks!
Doubling Down on Mandel in OH, Mourdock in IN, and sending Akin a Life Line!