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WSJ: Republicans Could Win up to 10 Senate Seats in November
newsmax.com ^ | 7/28/14 | Elliot Jager

Posted on 07/28/2014 9:16:42 AM PDT by cotton1706

Republicans are running competitively for 10 Senate seats now held by Democrats, heightening chances for the party to capture a majority of the U.S. Senate in 2014, The Wall Street Journal reported.

The Republican Party is generally less popular than either President Barack Obama or the Democratic Party, according to the Journal. Those sentiments are evidently offset by a combination of appealing Republican candidates and deep public disapproval of the president.

Democrats now hold 55 seats in the Senate. Republicans need a net gain of six for a majority. Republican senatorial candidates are doing well in seven states that went for Mitt Romney in 2012, as well as several states that went for Obama.

"A lot of times, a party has to run an inside-straight to win the majority," Stuart Rothenberg of the Rothenberg Political Report told the Journal. "Instead of having five cards in their hand, the Republicans have about 10."

Republican chances of winning seats held by Democrats are good in Montana, South Dakota, and West Virginia. GOP candidates are also pressing effectively ahead in Alaska, Arkansas, Louisiana, and North Carolina. Even Colorado, Iowa, possibly Michigan can go either way, according to the Journal.

To salvage their campaigns, Democratic candidates are running on local issues and stressing what they have done for their constituents.

Red-state Democrats were aware that re-election would not come easy. "They've prepared for difficult campaigns, and they're all experienced politicians," Mark Mellman, a Democratic pollster who is working on Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu's campaign, told the Journal.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2014election; elections; senate; winthesenate

1 posted on 07/28/2014 9:16:43 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

And they could only win 3.


2 posted on 07/28/2014 9:17:40 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: cotton1706

Sadly it’s not enough.


3 posted on 07/28/2014 9:17:43 AM PDT by Williams
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To: cotton1706

Please, please, please let it be so. To see Harry Reid ousted as Majority Leader would be all I want for Christmas.


4 posted on 07/28/2014 9:18:56 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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Ooooh, 3 republican’ts. What does it matter? If they are all cowards like Boner, or useless like Snow or McCain?


5 posted on 07/28/2014 9:23:00 AM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%i)
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To: cotton1706

In before the “Hey,let’s go ahead and vote for a third party candidate, anyway.”


6 posted on 07/28/2014 9:24:18 AM PDT by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: cotton1706

Sounds like a ‘Rat (0’Mullah / O’Ried / 0’Pelosi) Voter-suppression Operation.


7 posted on 07/28/2014 9:24:49 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a weapon...0'Mullah / "Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: Williams; All

Speaker “Blank Check” Boehner keeps “Free for All” Obama in power by not controlling Obama’s spending or Impeaching Obama.

“Gridlock” Reid shuts down the DEMOCRAT BROTHERHOOD GOVERNMENT, (DBG), anytime that Boehner refuses to write Obama a Blank Check.

“Free for All” Obama is more than happy to play hooky from his day job and fly around on the taxpayer’s dime to raise Campaign money for “Gridlock” Reid’s Senate Candidates, and the DBG.

“Blank Check” Boehner is the key man to allow “Free for All” Obama to continue to fundamentally transform America, and Obama knows it.

Force Boehner to resign, and Obama will be at the mercy of New Speaker Jim Jordan or Trey Gowdy.

Keep Boehner as Speaker and there is very little reason to expect Mid-Term Voters to find an effective difference between Republicans and Democrats.

Bye-bye US House, and US Senate.


8 posted on 07/28/2014 9:25:57 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: righttackle44
In before the “Hey,let’s go ahead and vote for a third party candidate, anyway.”

In the past I voted for McCain and Romney nationally, and for Scott Brown in Massachusetts. But I guess the right vote this year depends on your belief in how far gone this nation is, and what it will take to restore it, assuming that is even possible at this point.

Personally, I now believe that the only way to save this nation now (assuming such a thing is still possible) is to put conservatives in political offices and enact an agenda based on free markets, limited government and the rule of law. As long as we have a Republican party that actively opposes those ends (and we do, obviously), then I believe our only (slim) hope is drastic action.

As long as the Republican Party believes it can continue to survive by being Democrat-lite, it will never make the necessary change of direction.

Only when the Republican party understands that it must change or die can we hope to turn this country around. Our too-long-serving entrenched establishment politicians can still enjoy their comfy lifestyles, their wealth, power and prestige as members of a minority party. So why should they bother to change direction?

Surely a John Boehner (or an Eric Cantor -- had he not been defeated -- or a Mitch McConnell) would be just as happy to be minority leaders if the election cycle didn't go their way. Yes, they would prefer to be majority leaders, but what good would it be to them if a conservative Republican Party won the majority and then threw them out of their cushy positions and all those perks, replacing them with real conservatives?

Ask yourself -- which do you think Mitch McConnell would prefer -- a majority Republican party in which he was stripped of his position by a conservative majority, or a minority Republican party in which he could remain Senate minority leader because the majority of Republican senators were RINOs?

You may argue that we have no time to wait for the Republicans to realize that their only choice is to change or die as a viable party. But if we don't have time for that, then what makes you think we have time to wait for the RINOs and the GOP-e to pursue a "moderately marginal" course of action designed only to maintain their personal fiefdoms at the expense of a free America operating under the rule of Constitutional law?

The GOP had majority power in the House and Senate, and occupied the White House, 10 years ago. What did all that power do to move the agenda of liberty forward? Answer: nothing.

A GOP that cannot even sell liberty, limited governments and free markets to the American people is worse than useless. It is a party of tyranny enablers, and I will have none of it.

Unbelievably, today we are facing once again the stark choice between liberty and death.

Once again, these are the times that try men's souls. Conservatives need to be waging aggressive war against the totalitarian leftist tyrants on all fronts -- in the branches of government at the federal and state level, in academia, in the media, through public demonstrations, and in the voting booth.

You have apparently made your choice about the best way to proceed from this point on. But I respectfully disagree with that choice. I am done enabling.

If we really are to lose the greatest country in the history of the world, then let's at least be fighting for it when it goes down.

And who knows, maybe -- just maybe, if we show sufficient resolve and conviction -- divine Providence will once again provide the support that gave our founders their unlikely victory in 1776, and grant us once again the "new birth of freedom" that Lincoln called for a century later.

9 posted on 07/28/2014 9:31:03 AM PDT by Maceman
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To: cotton1706

My guess is we pick up 7 seats, and Hairy Reed is sent to the corner wearing a dunce cap until he retires.


10 posted on 07/28/2014 9:31:50 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: cotton1706

After the projected Romney landslide, I know that we just have to wait to see what really happens.


11 posted on 07/28/2014 9:33:11 AM PDT by Tau Food (Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.)
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To: cotton1706

Ten seats, or no seats, it won’t matter. Howard Henry Baker, Jr., failed with 57 or 58 senators in 1981-1984.


12 posted on 07/28/2014 9:35:38 AM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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To: cotton1706

They will find a way to lose. They work hard at it.


13 posted on 07/28/2014 9:36:47 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: dsrtsage

Snowe has already exited the premises, but Collins is still there with her ME smile.


14 posted on 07/28/2014 9:36:50 AM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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To: cotton1706

The GOPe has absolutely no problem, and great experience in snatching defeat from the jaws of victory...


15 posted on 07/28/2014 9:38:34 AM PDT by matthew fuller (https://www.facebook.com/BrianKolfage/posts/714871581908295)
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To: cotton1706

I fully expect the GOP to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.


16 posted on 07/28/2014 9:39:01 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: cotton1706

I know the Republican Party has often fallen short of adhering to its precepts but it’s disheartening that the Demonrat Party (the new Communist party complete with dictator)is held in higher esteem by the great unwashed.


17 posted on 07/28/2014 9:40:11 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: OneWingedShark

I fully expect the GOP to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.


I have little doubt they will.


18 posted on 07/28/2014 9:40:34 AM PDT by boycott
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To: cotton1706

Hey, I hate the Republican Party too. I’m not sure the WSJ gets this. I hate a lot of the WSJ too, they’ve been a big open border pusher.


19 posted on 07/28/2014 9:41:54 AM PDT by DaxtonBrown (http://www.futurnamics.com/reid.php)
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To: dsrtsage
If they pick up the 10 they are talking about, they may also be losing In KY that means new leadership. McConnell so upset the base he is losing to his Commie opponent. Now I believe he will do whatever it takes to keep his Sack job, but it may not be enough.
20 posted on 07/28/2014 9:43:15 AM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: cotton1706

Be cautious.

Romney seemed to be winning in 2012 until the BIG Christie hug of Obama.

Elections can turn on a dime, based on current events.

Then, there was the Republican take over of the Senate that was projected for 2012 — and didn’t materialize.


21 posted on 07/28/2014 9:44:21 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: RIghtwardHo
And they could only win 3.

Three is most likely, and 1 is possible.
22 posted on 07/28/2014 9:44:26 AM PDT by TexasGunLover ("Either you're with us or you're with the terrorists."-- President George W. Bush)
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To: cotton1706

Monkeys could fly out of my butt.


23 posted on 07/28/2014 9:45:23 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: cotton1706

Not if the Republican Party has anything to do with it!


24 posted on 07/28/2014 9:46:27 AM PDT by sjmjax (Politicans are much like bananas. They start off green, turn yellow then rot.)
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To: TomGuy
Romney seemed to be winning in 2012...

No one with a brain thought that. What a lot of folks fail to realize is, if the election was held tomorrow, Obama would win again, easily.
25 posted on 07/28/2014 9:46:55 AM PDT by TexasGunLover ("Either you're with us or you're with the terrorists."-- President George W. Bush)
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To: TomGuy

“Be cautious.”

Oh, believe me, I’m not naïve.


26 posted on 07/28/2014 9:48:04 AM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: RIghtwardHo
And they could only win 3.

Never overlook the GOPs ability to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

27 posted on 07/28/2014 9:52:38 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: cotton1706
Doesn't matter. Republican does not equal conservative.

If by some miracle the Republicans do take control of the senate, they could lie down to the Obama administration just like the House.

28 posted on 07/28/2014 9:54:09 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: cotton1706

And turn around and lose 5 or 6 in 2016. Either way I don’t have a lot of faith in their doing anything with the Senate even if they get it.


29 posted on 07/28/2014 9:55:02 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: luvbach1

Passion is appealing. Dems are commited to their cause, wrong as it is. The general public finds that commitment appealing.

That same public finds little commitment or passion in the gop.


30 posted on 07/28/2014 9:55:12 AM PDT by GilesB
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To: cotton1706

Yeah right. With leaders like McConnell and Cornyn betraying voters and pushing amnesty, I doubt we’ll win more than a couple.


31 posted on 07/28/2014 9:57:17 AM PDT by alstewartfan (Army trucks have hauled away the newly slain, Angry crowds retreat, but they'll be back again. Al S)
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To: cotton1706

So what if they do? They sure don’t represent me.


32 posted on 07/28/2014 9:58:27 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: BuckeyeTexan

I agree with you, but I also think it allows the democrat candidate in 2016 to run against the congress. Didn’t Clinton do that for his second term? The pubs had both House and Senate. (My memory could be faulty on that one.)

In any case, my sense is that Janet Yellen will decide when to rush the gentle landing from QE, thereby crashing the economy, if the repubs take the Congress and appear poised to win the presidency in 2016.


33 posted on 07/28/2014 10:04:58 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: fatnotlazy
Doesn't matter. Republican does not equal conservative.

If by some miracle the Republicans do take control of the senate, they could lie down to the Obama administration just like the House.

Of course. GOP no longer means "Grand Old Party". It now stands for "Give Obama Power". With Boehner running the House and McConnell running the Senate, Obama will have everything he needs: a docile, puppy dog Congress and a whole branch of government to lay blame.

34 posted on 07/28/2014 10:05:09 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: cotton1706

>> The Republican Party is generally less popular than either President Barack Obama or the Democratic Party, according to the Journal.

Republican’ts, Democraps, Administration are running roughly equal in my esteem. Which is to say, they’re way below diarrhea, slightly below Ebola virus, and just a teensy bit better than ISIS and Hamas.


35 posted on 07/28/2014 10:18:44 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: cotton1706

I live in MA, I get to look forward to voting for a RINO for gov and not expecting him to win and nothing else.
whoopee.....
At least out of all of the moonbat reps in this state I at least have Lynch representing me.
could be worse.


36 posted on 07/28/2014 10:34:17 AM PDT by mowowie
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To: cotton1706

Winning 10 Senate seats would be very laudable but would amount to no improvement for the country if the RINOs are not muzzled.


37 posted on 07/28/2014 10:36:23 AM PDT by 353FMG
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To: mowowie

You must live close by me in Quincy. Lynch is my rep too.


38 posted on 07/28/2014 10:39:41 AM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: cotton1706

How about we win 8..let McConnell and Cochran lose..


39 posted on 07/28/2014 10:40:48 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: ken5050

I’m hoping the republicans take the Senate but McConnell, Cochran and Graham lose. A bonus would be for Lamar to lose his primary.


40 posted on 07/28/2014 10:42:43 AM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: cotton1706

so, what if they become the majority? Then what will they do? I’d say let’s look at what happened in the years after the 1994 election for an idea.

JoMa


41 posted on 07/28/2014 10:44:36 AM PDT by joma89
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To: cotton1706

Ok I get it... I really do... all politicians are suspect and government just s*cks.... but the negativity on anything we have on our side in the least is met with such disdain I see why the party continues to lose..... we need to do a better job at getting a better mind set...


42 posted on 07/28/2014 10:49:08 AM PDT by Republic Rocker
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To: cotton1706
Assuming that the Republicans win the Senate should happen, who will be the "dynamic leader" of the Republican Senate? Why, that mealymouthed old PINO dunce, Mitch McConnell. How will this clueless maroon lead the Stupid Party in the Senate? He's incapable of leadership and he will be a disaster. The Republicans need a Ted Cruz or Mike Lee who CAN lead. The RINOs will oppose with their dying breaths a conservative leader.
43 posted on 07/28/2014 10:53:51 AM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: Republic Rocker

>> Ok I get it... I really do...

You really don’t.

>> all politicians are suspect and government just s*cks...

Your lame sarcasm aside... all politicians ARE suspect, and the government DOES just suck. That’s why it needs to be pared down by 75% to 80%, pronto.

>> I see why the party continues to lose

I assume you mean the Republican party. The reason they continue to lose is that as a group they are LOSERS... rudderless self-serving out-of-touch elites who lack principles and morals. Losers lose; it’s their job.

>> we need to do a better job at getting a better mind set...

Not “we”, party suck-up. The “I” part of “we” has a perfectly adjusted conservative mindset. However, YOU need to screw YOUR head on straight and stop expecting to win with a party view that is NO DIFFERENT than the ‘rats.


44 posted on 07/28/2014 12:41:23 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: TomGuy

I don’t think anyone really thought Romney was going to win in 2012. It is hard to get rid of an incumbent President. We have only done so twice in sixty years.


45 posted on 07/28/2014 1:08:24 PM PDT by napscoordinator (I guarantee every FRiend Misses the lost opportunity of a President Santorum!)
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To: napscoordinator
Three times, if you count LBJ's refusal to run for a second term.

-PJ

46 posted on 07/28/2014 1:17:50 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Williams

When a sweep like this happens, we frequently see one or two Democrats switch parties to become a Republican.


47 posted on 07/28/2014 1:31:28 PM PDT by aimhigh (1 John 3:23)
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To: aimhigh

We can hope.


48 posted on 07/28/2014 2:35:53 PM PDT by Williams
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To: Beagle8U

Don’t be so sure. Reid was running the Senate even when he was Minority Leader, making a monkey out of the incompetent Majority Leader Bill Frist (Frist was fine as a backbencher, he just was not a leader).


49 posted on 07/28/2014 10:40:25 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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