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SENATE DEMOCRATS FORCED TO DEFEND MORE SEATS
Breitbart Big Government ^ | 21 Apr 2014 | MIKE FLYNN

Posted on 04/22/2014 9:16:06 AM PDT by kingattax

In even a neutral political environment, the 2014 midterms were going to be a challenge for Senate Democrats. They are defending 21 seats to the GOP's 15, with only two of the Republican seats at any kind of risk of flipping to the Democrats. Moreover, Democrats were defending many freshman Senators who first won office in in Republican states in Obama's wave election in 2008.

This isn't a neutral political environment, however. Obama's low approval ratings, the continued fallout over ObamaCare, current Democrat happy-talk notwithstanding, and the sluggish economy have provided Republicans with an enthusiasm and turnout advantage that could match 2010.

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"sluggish economy" ? heck, if the economy was sluggish that would be an improvement.
1 posted on 04/22/2014 9:16:06 AM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax

LA, MT, WV, IA, MI, MN, OR, NH, AR, AK, NC, SD, CO, VA

I hope they spread out their funds as thin as possible!


2 posted on 04/22/2014 9:21:51 AM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: kingattax

Was just looking at the NM race. Seems with the BUndy fiasco the ranchers there might be goaded into taking a second look at their senator


3 posted on 04/22/2014 9:22:51 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: kingattax

I don’t feel optimistic. Wait for the Fat Lady to sing. The media is revving up its pro-Leftist engine, and the GOP’s engine remains in 2nd gear.


4 posted on 04/22/2014 9:25:37 AM PDT by BlueStateRightist (Government is best which governs least.)
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To: kingattax

But the Democrats have an ace in the hole - the Republican leadership!


5 posted on 04/22/2014 9:26:37 AM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: kingattax

I can see November from my house.


6 posted on 04/22/2014 9:30:11 AM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: 17th Miss Regt
But the Democrats have an ace in the hole - the Republican leadership!

And rigged voting machines.
7 posted on 04/22/2014 9:31:14 AM PDT by Old Yeller (In Latin, the word sinister means left. Which is appropriate for left-wingers.)
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To: kingattax

The Dem’s old....Don’t bother going to the polls, we’re going to win the Senate anyways.


8 posted on 04/22/2014 9:36:24 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Old Yeller

And amnesty pushed by the House GOP leadership.


9 posted on 04/22/2014 9:36:30 AM PDT by kabar
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To: BlueStateRightist

I agree....no real fire & brimstone is coming forward from the “Republican Establishment”. They are frightened to get in there and rip Democrat hearts out. Ya got no Mojo fire in the belly ......you lose!!!

If we are going to get our country back from thug Obama and company....we had better damn well get out on the primary and election days to do our thing to destroy Obama & his Dempocrat low life, America destroyers, politically!!! The establishment Pubbies & RINOs do not have a clue!!!


10 posted on 04/22/2014 9:50:32 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!.)
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To: Old Yeller
But the Democrats have an ace in the hole - the Republican leadership!
Old Yeller:" And rigged voting machines. "

And deceased voters
And voters who vote in at least two different states
And "stuffed Ballot Boxes "

11 posted on 04/22/2014 9:51:11 AM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: kabar; Old Yeller
kabar:" And amnesty pushed by the House GOP leadership."

The RHINOs voting for amnesty will lower the supporting vote
and assure representative 'minority' status for decades.
Don't believe me ?
Ask Nazi Pelousey who vetted Obama , ObamaCare, and Harry Reid.

12 posted on 04/22/2014 9:57:00 AM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: kingattax

Hope we get the Senate and keep the House. Start impeachments starting with Holder. Also put in a bill removing all heavy weapons from the BLM, HLS, etc. If those agencies need some sort of enforcement based on legal court decisions call upon the Sheriff or police in each State should be the enforcement agency. This is America.


13 posted on 04/22/2014 9:58:18 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: hoosiermama

“Was just looking at the NM race. Seems with the BUndy fiasco the ranchers there might be goaded into taking a second look at their senator”

Yeah, let’s get a “brace” of Udalls!! This is another “political dynasty” that needs to be shown the door.


14 posted on 04/22/2014 9:59:10 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: 17th Miss Regt
"But the Democrats have an ace in the hole - the Republican leadership!"

No, their ace in the hole is Amnesty.

Oh, same thing.

15 posted on 04/22/2014 10:00:08 AM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: cotton1706
LA, MT, WV, IA, MI, MN, OR, NH, AR, AK, NC, SD, CO, VA I hope they spread out their funds as thin as possible!

Actually, I hope they're dumb enough to keep throwing money away on Wendy Davis so they don't have enough to even prioritize some of these states.

Not fond of Republicans as a whole, but in general they're better than Democrats, and I'd dearly love to see Obama forced into going along with them or vetoing everything in sight.

16 posted on 04/22/2014 10:00:52 AM PDT by kevkrom (I'm not an unreasonable man... well, actually, I am. But hear me out anyway.)
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To: kingattax
The democrats and the democrat party control the news media.

The news media has ruled the USA for at least 100 years.

The media shapes our lives, our laws, and our future. It works by manipulating public perception so that socialist ideas begin to seem acceptable over time.

What we focus on is what we think. the media controls what people talk about “Trayvon martin” vs Obama’s IRS oppressing conservatives.

17 posted on 04/22/2014 10:01:25 AM PDT by Democrat_media (Obama ordered IRS to rig 2012 election and must resign)
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To: Logical me
Also put in a bill removing all heavy weapons from the BLM, HLS, etc. If those agencies need some sort of enforcement based on legal court decisions call upon the Sheriff or police in each State should be the enforcement agency. This is America.

I wonder about the legal feasibility of claiming that these agencies are becoming de facto military units and that posse comatatus should apply to them.

18 posted on 04/22/2014 10:02:55 AM PDT by kevkrom (I'm not an unreasonable man... well, actually, I am. But hear me out anyway.)
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To: 17th Miss Regt
"But the Democrats have an ace in the hole - the Republican leadership!"

So true. There's still plenty of time for Boehner to pass amnesty alienating a lot of conservatives. And then Ryan can alienate everyone else and scare any independents and democrats on the fence by pushing cuts to entitlements.

19 posted on 04/22/2014 10:02:56 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: 17th Miss Regt
"But the Democrats have an ace in the hole - the Republican leadership!"

So true. There's still plenty of time for Boehner to pass amnesty alienating a lot of conservatives. And then Ryan can alienate everyone else and scare any independents and democrats on the fence by pushing cuts to entitlements.

20 posted on 04/22/2014 10:02:56 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: kingattax

Al Franken has some real opposition this year. He was never a popular person in MN and he only won because they stuffed the ballot boxes with Franken votes after the fact. Suprise! They found a trunk full of votes the day after the election, and they were 100% for Al Franken. Lots of election shenanigans in the MPLS area too.


21 posted on 04/22/2014 10:03:14 AM PDT by Gumdrop (~)
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To: vette6387

Was thinking on same line. They too are connected to Harry R


22 posted on 04/22/2014 10:03:36 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: 17th Miss Regt

“But the Democrats have an ace in the hole - the Republican leadership!”

Well put.


23 posted on 04/22/2014 10:04:30 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: Old Yeller

Get hold of Indiana’s Secretary of States report when they decertified a certain voting machine right before past election. Unfortunately it was not in time to get actions in other purple states where 0 won in everyone BUT could be toxic in the next if it becomes public!


24 posted on 04/22/2014 10:08:03 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: kingattax

Two years later in 2016 it’ll be the Republicans defending 24 seats while the Democrats will be defending 10. And in an election year.


25 posted on 04/22/2014 10:16:45 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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Make that a Presidential election year.


26 posted on 04/22/2014 10:17:17 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: cotton1706

1. Likely flips to GOP: MT, WV, AR, SD

2. Possibles, if this is truly a “wave year”: AK, NC, MI

3. A bit overrated on the GOP’s chances: LA, CO, IA

4. Forget ‘em: MN, OR, NH, VA

And let’s not forget the likeliest seat to flip to the dems:

1. KY


27 posted on 04/22/2014 10:22:11 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: DoodleDawg

So, whatever gains the GOP gets this year, they’d better make the most of it through 2016. The Hillary pantsuit-tail effect will be huge in ‘16.


28 posted on 04/22/2014 10:24:16 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

Means to an end


29 posted on 04/22/2014 10:35:49 AM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: ScottinVA
So, whatever gains the GOP gets this year, they’d better make the most of it through 2016. The Hillary pantsuit-tail effect will be huge in ‘16.

Especially in the Blue states where 6 first term Republicans will be running again.

30 posted on 04/22/2014 10:37:46 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: Democrat_media

Ditto that!!!


31 posted on 04/22/2014 10:41:33 AM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: kingattax

Question. When we (THE GOP) control both houses of the U.S. Congress, can we just tell O’Bozo to just sit out the remainder of his term and not even show up for work? Oh, with his normal salary, of course.


32 posted on 04/22/2014 11:34:04 AM PDT by R AND R IN 2012
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To: ScottinVA

A bit overrated on the GOP’s chances: LA, CO, IA

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Possibly so but the LA GOP may just pull out a win with some luck.
The NY Times had this to say today.

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WASHINGTON — The New York Times latest statistical evaluation of U.S. Senate contests
gives Republicans a 64 percent chance of winning the Louisiana seat now held by three-term
Democrat Mary Landrieu.

But it gives Democrats a 51 percent chance of retaining control of the Senate, a change from
recent projections of a 54 percent Republican edge to capture the majority.

end snip

http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/04/new_york_times_gives_republica.html


33 posted on 04/22/2014 11:37:44 AM PDT by deport
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To: R AND R IN 2012

That would be awesome. Obama would be the lamest duck. They ought to ground Airforce One, as well. So he can’t keep spending piles of taxpayer dollars on his vacations. I’ve missed the mark on a few of these elections, where I thought the GOP would win. So, it would be nice to have aany kind of majority. It would also be helpful if the Republicans were as nasty to the Democrats as the Dems are toward them.


34 posted on 04/22/2014 11:51:36 AM PDT by incredulous joe ("No road is too long with good company" Turkish Proverb)
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To: kingattax

Bone head Ryno and Cancer’s amnesty plan will come to their rescue.


35 posted on 04/22/2014 12:13:40 PM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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