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Democratic candidate John Bohlinger says Harry Reid wants him out
politico.com ^ | 11/12/13 | Emily Schultheis and Elizabeth Titus

Posted on 11/12/2013 1:48:39 PM PST by cotton1706

Former Montana Lt. Gov. John Bohlinger just jumped in the Montana Senate race last week – but he says national Democrats are already trying to push him out.

Foremost among them, according to the Democratic candidate? Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.).

“[Reid] said, you know, ‘John, you know, you’re a nice guy, but we’ve chosen Walsh. We’d like you to drop out. We don’t want to have a primary,’” Bohlinger said, according to local news reports. Bohlinger was referring to current Lt. Gov. John Walsh, the preferred choice of the party to run for the seat of retiring Democratic Sen. Max Baucus.

“And I said, ‘Senator, we’re going to have a primary in Montana. And it will be the people of Montana that choose the next Democratic Senatorial candidate,’” Bohlinger added.

Bohlinger said that, at the end of their 10- or 15-minute conversation, Reid wished him good luck and said to call if he ever needed help.

Bohlinger, who served as a Republican under Democratic Gov. Brian Schweitzer but switched parties after he left office in 2012, announced his entry to the race on Tuesday at a Democratic dinner. He spoke to reporters about his bid on Wednesday, according to Montana media reports.

Bohlinger’s move complicates Walsh’s path. The seat will be one of the most fiercely contested of the 2014 cycle. Whoever wins the Democratic nomination is expected to face GOP Rep. Steve Daines, who announced his candidacy last week.

Senate Republicans need to net six seats to regain the majority and see this one as a critical pickup.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections; US: Montana; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: 2014election; 2016election; brianschweitzer; election2014; election2016; elections; harryreid; johnbohlinger; johnwalsh; maxbaucus; montana; nevada; ratfight; stevedaines
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This goes on in both parties. The Senate should not be choosing its own members and Senators should not be choosing who they'd like to serve with.

The people in the individual states should choose their nominees and then the parties should get behind them.

But aristocrats do not like the people getting involved in choosing the members of their clubs. They want to pick who the nominees will be so that the people will be fooled into thinking they actually have a choice.

1 posted on 11/12/2013 1:48:39 PM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Do they have Open Primaries?


2 posted on 11/12/2013 1:50:43 PM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: cotton1706
He's your leader Johnie ... publically ... tell him to GFY.

Make sure the press is there.

Y'can't do any worse than the rat hating you now as it is .. right ?

3 posted on 11/12/2013 1:51:49 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: cotton1706; Impy; InterceptPoint; LucyT; Just A Nobody; smoothsailing; fieldmarshaldj; ...
This is Harry Reid just being Harry Reid!

Is this Baucus' seat? If so, should be vulnerable to GOP takeover.

4 posted on 11/12/2013 1:56:36 PM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: cotton1706
. . . We don’t want to have a primary . . .

Truth be told, RATs like Reid don't like General Elections either, but they have to keep the Kabuki show for now for appearances sake.

5 posted on 11/12/2013 1:58:20 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: cotton1706

Thank goodness the people can elect their senators. Our republic is so much better off. /s


6 posted on 11/12/2013 1:59:51 PM PST by Jacquerie (An Article V amendment convention is our only hope.)
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To: cotton1706
Moving the chairs on the deck of the Titanic. I like GOP Rep. Steve Daines' chances in Montana (a state that even Mitty won by 14%) ...

United States presidential election in Montana, 2012: Romney 55.4% 0bama 41.7%

7 posted on 11/12/2013 2:03:14 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature

If so, we should pay it back in spades here and pull for Bohlinger.


8 posted on 11/12/2013 2:06:32 PM PST by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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To: Eagle of Liberty

Unless this is one of those stealthy articles where Reid actually wants Bohlinger....


9 posted on 11/12/2013 2:07:14 PM PST by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature

Harry is one creepy dude. I’ve never understood any voter connecting with the guy?


10 posted on 11/12/2013 2:31:21 PM PST by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: cotton1706

I thought that said “Boehner”. And I was thinking, it’s about time he changed parties, but why would Reid want him out?


11 posted on 11/12/2013 2:32:16 PM PST by DannyTN
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To: cotton1706

I thought that said “Boehner”. And I was thinking, it’s about time he changed parties, but why would Reid want him out?


12 posted on 11/12/2013 2:32:16 PM PST by DannyTN
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To: blackdog

Blackdog, it has nothing to do with the voters. It has everything to do with the vote counters.


13 posted on 11/12/2013 3:04:44 PM PST by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2016; I pray we make it that long.)
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To: cotton1706

You said: The people in the individual states should choose their nominees and then the parties should get behind them.

I say: No, we need to repeal the 17th Amendment and have the State legislatures appoint/elect the Senators as it was intended by the Founding Fathers. Otherwise, what is the point of having the Senate.
The House of Representatives is to represent the people’s interest.
The Senate is to represent the interest of the individual States.


14 posted on 11/12/2013 3:18:23 PM PST by Hazelwood Redneck Brain Trust
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To: cotton1706

Anyone that would run as a democrat is an immoral goat-humper. I believe he’s just trying to mislead the clueless into voting for him.


15 posted on 11/12/2013 3:18:26 PM PST by boycott
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To: cotton1706
Seems Montana's legislature is heavily Republican.

The 63rd Legislature (2013–2014) is controlled by the Republican Party with the House having 61 Republican members and 39 Democratic members, and the Senate having 29 Republican members and 21 Democratic members..

16 posted on 11/12/2013 3:23:46 PM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: cotton1706

Walsh is going to run as a Republican. That’s how Democrats win in Montana. Look at Tester. He votes liberal and campaigns as a conservative.


17 posted on 11/12/2013 3:33:56 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: cotton1706
The people in the individual states should choose their nominees and then the parties should get behind them.

The fallacy is that we've all been duped into believing Congress are all 'Federal Employees' when in reality and constitutionally they are all STATE Employees.

18 posted on 11/12/2013 3:42:06 PM PST by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: Eagle of Liberty

Ya!
Let’s GOTV for Bohlinger, in the Primary!


19 posted on 11/12/2013 3:59:50 PM PST by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: Servant of the Cross

I come, unfortunately, from one of the very blue counties. Never understood the love affair with the democrats.


20 posted on 11/12/2013 4:02:53 PM PST by Road Warrior 04 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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