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NRSC Chairman Says Republicans Could Flip Up To 14 Senate Seats
dailycaller.com ^ | 7/31/14 | Alex Pappas

Posted on 08/01/2014 5:09:46 AM PDT by cotton1706

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee said Thursday that the likelihood Republicans win back the Senate is better today than when he assumed leadership in 2012.

During a luncheon with reporters, Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran, the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, said: “Back in the very beginning, I would’ve told you we had six good candidates in six states.”

Now, Moran said, the number of races where Republicans could pick up seats from Democrats has expanded to somewhere in the range of 12 to 14 states.

Republicans need to flip six states to win back control of the Senate.

Moran credited Republicans with nominating credible candidates in primaries across the country.

“I think what we are most pleased about is the quality of candidates that we have in those states,” Moran said.

Moran listed open-seats in West Virginia, Montana and South Dakota as the top three most likely pick-ups for Republicans.

“They are solidly red states, and they have good candidates, excellent candidates, and Democrat opposition is not at that caliber,” he said.

Moran also listed Louisiana, Arkansas, North Carolina and Alaska as other top target states for Republicans. Each of these states have Democratic incumbents running in red states.

“We have significant opportunities,” Moran said. “History is on our side. In a non-presidential year in the second term of a president, the party out of power in this case, the Republicans, on average win six and half seats.”

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

1 posted on 08/01/2014 5:09:47 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706
Just another fund raising pipe dream.

Until Moran counts the votes, he may barely win 4-5 states.

2 posted on 08/01/2014 5:11:33 AM PDT by texas booster (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team # 36120) Cure Alzheimer's!)
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To: cotton1706

Did he buy a pack of smokes in Oregon?


3 posted on 08/01/2014 5:11:40 AM PDT by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: cotton1706
I remember John Cornyn saying something like that before 2010 and that turned out to be one of the biggest disasters in recent memory. The Republican Senate campaign leadership was amazing inept. I hope that has changed.
4 posted on 08/01/2014 5:13:00 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: cotton1706
“They are solidly red states, and they have good candidates, excellent candidates, and Democrat opposition is not at that caliber,” he said.

Any candidate that makes the NRSC giddy worry me.

5 posted on 08/01/2014 5:13:27 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
Well if the Republicans continue do nothing and let Democrats run circles around them like Boehner, then this means nothing......
6 posted on 08/01/2014 5:14:14 AM PDT by Enlightened1
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To: cotton1706

If they put up RINOs and conspire against conservatives, it ain’t gonna happen. I’m tired of holding my nose when I pull the lever.


7 posted on 08/01/2014 5:14:39 AM PDT by DJ Frisat (Proudly providing the NSA with provocative textual content since 1995!)
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To: cotton1706
If the gop-e aka dimocrat lite leadership continues this amnesty nonsense, they'll be lucky to hold what they've got.

A tremendous political opportunity is for the taking and the gop-e is about to blow it.

8 posted on 08/01/2014 5:18:43 AM PDT by ealgeone (obama, borderof)
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To: cotton1706

And Romney was ahead of Obama in 2012, according to Republican polling. Meanwhile, the Democrats keep handing out Free Stuff to the ignorant, and their media wing destroys GOP candidates. We have seen this movie before.


9 posted on 08/01/2014 5:18:56 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: cotton1706

Even if they do get the 6 they need, they won’t take the leadership, somebody will flip to the Democrats.


10 posted on 08/01/2014 5:20:00 AM PDT by Usagi_yo
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To: Enlightened1
Yea, win the senate, then what? Repubs have no defined plan for anything.
What is the agenda should the GOP win both houses again? During Bush all they
did was capitulate to the Dems because hey, they were a minority party.
Did the Rats do that for the Repubs the last 5.5 Years? F-no.
11 posted on 08/01/2014 5:20:04 AM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: DJ Frisat
No choice, we must hold our noses this time. And 2016. Then force
the Repubs to make the proper legal decisions. Moral Courage.
12 posted on 08/01/2014 5:22:03 AM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: cotton1706

Not if they continue to support Obama and the democrat/fascists.


13 posted on 08/01/2014 5:23:59 AM PDT by stockpirate (This will stop when conservatives take to the streets, not before.)
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To: texas booster

I believe Jeff Sessions should win. He is running unopposed.


14 posted on 08/01/2014 5:25:55 AM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: cotton1706

Shamnesty will doom them all. Worthless DemocRats.


15 posted on 08/01/2014 5:28:49 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: VRWC For Truth

Got TB?
Got chickenpox?
Got Ebola?

Thank the Dems.


16 posted on 08/01/2014 5:35:00 AM PDT by gasport (President Omoeba needs to evolve a spine)
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To: cotton1706

Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran, the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee

Well considering his position, what else can he possibly say. I mean if he is not the cheerleader who else could be. I would love for it to be true, but I think if we take 3 seats we are lucky especially how the Republicans are acting lately.


17 posted on 08/01/2014 5:36:42 AM PDT by napscoordinator (I guarantee every FRiend Misses the lost opportunity of a President Santorum!)
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To: cotton1706

Note to Repubs: Dont count your seats before they hatch.


18 posted on 08/01/2014 5:50:05 AM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (Things are only going to get worse.)
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To: MaxMax
My choice is to NOT holds my nose. Ever again. Smart conservatives will broom old fossils like McConnell so gaining seats is not likely.

Gaining seats with current leadership will pass "comprehensive immigration reform" in a heartbeat.

19 posted on 08/01/2014 5:52:07 AM PDT by SpeakerToAnimals (I hope to earn a name in battle)
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To: napscoordinator

In Michigan in my opinion Terry Lynn Land’s campaign for US Senate has been a PR Disaster. Her TV ads are terrible.

This should be a cake walk even in Michigan. If I had to wager money I’d say Karl Rove is her adviser. Bland campaign.

The only thing going for her is the idiot she is running against, Gary Peters. However you can ad 5-10 points just because he is a Rat.


20 posted on 08/01/2014 5:54:20 AM PDT by VRWCarea51 (The original 1998 version)
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To: texas booster
Hey, GOP-e, if you don't put up CONSERVATIVES, I'm not voting!
21 posted on 08/01/2014 5:56:28 AM PDT by greenhornet68
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To: cotton1706

That’s why immigration is so important right now. It could kill the republicans hopes. What’s going on now is just arousing Dem voters to get to the polls. Obama could care less about any of these people.


22 posted on 08/01/2014 5:57:46 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: cotton1706

make TN lamar alexander one of those seats.

Beat Lamar: TN State Rep Joe Carr
http://www.carrfortn.com/

THE lAMARER
Lamarer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwSAN5X25Bg&feature=youtube_gdata


23 posted on 08/01/2014 6:46:47 AM PDT by GailA (IF you fail to keep your promises to the Military, you won't keep them to Citizens!)
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To: cotton1706

> “NRSC Chairman Says Republicans Could Flip Up To 14 Senate Seats”

Yeah? Is that so.....

And 2012 was supposed to be a cakewalk for any GOP presidential nominee!

Imbeciles of the NRSC answer me this!

1. Mississippi
2. Mark Mayfield

Until these two items are addressed, go F yourselves!


24 posted on 08/01/2014 6:50:16 AM PDT by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: cotton1706

Until you have honest vote counts the GOP won’t win squat.


25 posted on 08/01/2014 8:08:16 AM PDT by Wordkraft (Remember who the Collaborators are.)
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To: texas booster

Just another fund raising pipe dream.

Until Moran counts the votes, he may barely win 4-5 states.
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Exactly! I hope that Mitch McConnell, Thad Cochran and Lindsey Graham all lose.


26 posted on 08/01/2014 9:24:35 AM PDT by Din Maker (I've always been crazy, but, that's the only thing that has kept me from going insane.)
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To: Sacajaweau

>>That’s why immigration is so important right now. It could kill the republicans hopes. What’s going on now is just arousing Dem voters to get to the polls.<<

I would wager that many Dem voters, omitting the ones who follow politics closely, are as horrified by the border invasion as conservatives are, especially those in border states. And the stories are going to keep on coming, so even the MSM is going to have to cover some of it. Plus as each state is asked (told?) to take on more kids, it becomes a local story as well. Nothing focuses the mind better than having national policy happening down the block from you, or in your child’s own school.

In my opinion, the Dems have stepped on a land mine with a delayed fuse by encouraging this illegal surge of young immigrants, and it’s going to go off in early November. This one has legs, as long as the GOP doesn’t do something that allows the MSM to shift the blame to Republicans. (Yes, I know, most of you think they’ll do just that. I give them more credit than that, however.)


27 posted on 08/01/2014 9:40:01 AM PDT by Norseman (Defund the Left-Completely!)
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To: cotton1706

Sounds like the NRSC has gotten hold of some VERY good “blow” from the DEA evidence locker and has been collectively snorting it like a bunch of Hoover vacuum cleaners. The NRSC has a bunch of inbred, washed up lobbyists whose counsel is as worthless as it is clueless. They are magnificent at losing elections to Donkeys.


28 posted on 08/01/2014 10:07:20 AM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: MaxMax

If the GOPE knows you will still vote for them after the Mississippi burning of conservatives do you think if they win they will all of a sudden play nice and listen to and treat conservative any better?


29 posted on 08/01/2014 11:11:30 AM PDT by sarge83
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To: sarge83; DJ Frisat
Unfortunately no matter what happens 2016 will go to the Dems. The GOP
has every intention of going liberal, has gone Liberal, and will F-us with
their out of the closet Liberalism.

What I want is what the Tea party offers, but the old guard GOP will not
allow any of them into power positions.

The only thing that will change this is Conservative leadership in the
Presidential position. That, is the Only way out of this crap. And I don't mind
cussing because playing nice is over.

2016 will be a repeat of 2012, and people will just stay home. They may come out to
change the Senate leadership but that's all, unless Boehner and the rest are kicked out.

30 posted on 08/01/2014 12:27:10 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: BillyBoy; TAdams8591; fieldmarshaldj; Clintonfatigued; AuH2ORepublican; InterceptPoint; randita; ...

We have a roughly even or better shot in 10 rat held seats.

SD, MT, WV are (knock on wood) sure things.

Then there is AR, AK, LA, NC.

The toughest 3, IA, CO, MI

I feel the best about Iowa.

Beyond those victories are possible, but difficult. Target # 11 is surely NH, Scott Brown has a decent shot at closing the gap.

NJ Poll, Booker (D) 47% - Bell (R) 37%.

Booker is pathetic, even a weak challenger like Bell holds him under 50% (and even Lonegan did respectably against
him).

Any semblance of a top-tier opponent and he would probably be dead meat. NJ is NOT one of Moran’s “14”.

Meanwhile in another long shot race, Virginia (which IS part of Moran’s 14), things do not look good.

Mark Warner (D) 53%, Ed Gillespie (R) 28%, Rob Sarvis (L/Soros) 5%. 28% is embarrassing, could Warner be headed to another ridiculous landslide?

The other 2 of the “14” are Minnesota and Oregon. I’d put MN right after NH, in Oregon I am not impressed by our candidate. I’d have to rate NJ ahead of OR and VA at this point.


31 posted on 08/06/2014 11:30:40 PM PDT by Impy (Think for yourself)
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To: BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; Clintonfatigued; AuH2ORepublican; InterceptPoint; randita; ...

Wehby not looking good in Oregon, as to be expected give her failings as a candidate.

Survey USA poll.

Merkely (D) 52%

Monica Wehby (R) 33%

The gubernatorial race is a little closer, ***tzhaber (D) leads Richardson (R) by 48%-36%.


32 posted on 08/07/2014 8:34:25 AM PDT by Impy (Think for yourself)
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