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GOP Keeps Indiana, Vermont Stays Independent (FOX News)
Fox News ^ | 7 Nov 06 | None

Posted on 11/07/2006 4:44:06 PM PST by SkyPilot

Lugar, Sanders declared early Senate winners

WASHINGTON — No surprises in early results of Election 2006 as the GOP kept its Senate seat in Indiana, and Vermont passed from one Independent to another.

Indiana Republican Sen. Richard Lugar was declared an easy winner in Indiana, and Rep. Bernie Sanders captured a Senate seat in Vermont.

Lugar, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, cruised to victory for a sixth straight term without a Democratic foe. Sanders defeated Republican Richard Tarrant in the contest to succeed retiring Sen. James Jeffords, also an independent.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections; fox; indiana
The Commie wins in VT, but Lugar is safe.
1 posted on 11/07/2006 4:44:07 PM PST by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

Let's hope Lugar's strength carried over into several districts, including IN-07.


2 posted on 11/07/2006 4:45:54 PM PST by Coop (FR = a lotta talk, but little action)
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To: SkyPilot

I don't think Lugar was ever in question. We need the three congressional seats in IN to clear.


3 posted on 11/07/2006 4:46:01 PM PST by farlander (Strategery - sure beats liberalism!)
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To: SkyPilot

Way to Go Lugar....yeah baby!


4 posted on 11/07/2006 4:46:44 PM PST by AmericanMade1776 (Democrats don't have a plan)
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To: SkyPilot

5 posted on 11/07/2006 4:47:05 PM PST by raccoonradio
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To: SkyPilot

"The Commie wins in VT, but Lugar is safe."

This is an ACTUAL post from DU:

Our first socialist Senator!

"Great to see Bernie Sanders win. Gets me kinda choked up. He says he will caucus with the Dem's, so in essence, he is with the Dems no matter what happens. Socialism on the rise babeee..lol "

I am speechless.


6 posted on 11/07/2006 4:47:33 PM PST by The Worthless Miracle (I think Jamie Dupree is annoying.)
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To: farlander
"....We need the three congressional seats in IN to clear."

Ditto!

7 posted on 11/07/2006 4:47:50 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: SkyPilot

I thought Sanders officially declared himself a Socialist last month. There is nothing "independent" about Socialists.


8 posted on 11/07/2006 4:48:35 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Tomorrow the REAL Republicans will finally be polled.)
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To: raccoonradio

LOL!


9 posted on 11/07/2006 4:48:38 PM PST by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

Bump for Lugar!


10 posted on 11/07/2006 4:48:49 PM PST by Salvation (╬?With God all things are possible.╬)
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To: Coop

One thing about Lugar....he keeps a stiff upper lip


11 posted on 11/07/2006 4:48:50 PM PST by digger48 (there went breakfast)
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To: SkyPilot

Polls are closed in Indiana already? Is this because of DLS time?


12 posted on 11/07/2006 4:49:16 PM PST by weegee (Remember "Remember the Maine"? Well in the current war "Remember the Baby Milk Factory")
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To: SkyPilot

Any numbers on Ranvile? (SP?)


13 posted on 11/07/2006 4:50:09 PM PST by zbigreddogz
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To: SkyPilot

Must have been a healthy margin if Indiana was called already.


14 posted on 11/07/2006 4:50:30 PM PST by GOP_1900AD (Stomping on "PC," destroying the Left, and smoking out faux "conservatives" - Take Back The GOP!)
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To: SkyPilot

glad you liked it--quickly found pix of him and the
hammer-and-sickle on yahoo photos and added text to
the composite via Microsoft Picture It. The "ad" of
course spoofs "Borat"


15 posted on 11/07/2006 4:50:58 PM PST by raccoonradio
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To: The Worthless Miracle

16 posted on 11/07/2006 4:51:25 PM PST by SkyPilot
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To: GOP_1900AD

Lugar was unopposed by the Dems.


17 posted on 11/07/2006 4:51:42 PM PST by Koblenz (Holland: a very tolerant country. Until someone shoots you on a public street in broad daylight...)
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To: SkyPilot

Headline should read: "Senate Winners At This Time: 50% Republican / 50% Socialist"


18 posted on 11/07/2006 4:52:04 PM PST by Question Liberal Authority (If Not For George W Bush, Saddam Hussein Would Be In Charge Of Iraq Today AND He Would Have NUKES.)
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To: Coop

[Let's hope Lugar's strength carried over into several districts, including IN-07.]

I voted at about 8:00AM in IN-07 on the southern most side of the district (the most conservative side). It was a packed house and I have high hopes for Dickerson to unseat the old, slow, decrepid .....never mind.

I voted against Julia Carson. My wife voted against her. I also pressured 3 others in the same district that otherwise wouldn't have voted to go to the polls. I can only hope they voted Republican.


19 posted on 11/07/2006 4:52:17 PM PST by Tenacious 1 (War Monger...In the name of liberty, let's go to war!!!!)
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To: Tenacious 1
what house seats are in play in Indiana?
20 posted on 11/07/2006 4:53:20 PM PST by Pacothecat
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To: SkyPilot

Shouldn't that read VT stays "Socialist"?


21 posted on 11/07/2006 4:53:23 PM PST by FreedomNeocon (Success is not final; Failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts -- Churchill)
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To: weegee

[Polls are closed in Indiana already? Is this because of DLS time?]

We are on ET, and yes DST too. But polls were kept open in many areas till 8:00PM because Deleware County's volunteers couldn't turn the machines on at 6:00AM. That whole technology and electronic thing with retired volunteers and all....


22 posted on 11/07/2006 4:54:37 PM PST by Tenacious 1 (War Monger...In the name of liberty, let's go to war!!!!)
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To: FreedomNeocon
Shouldn't that read VT stays "Socialist"?

That would be too "judgmental."

23 posted on 11/07/2006 4:56:09 PM PST by SkyPilot
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To: Pacothecat

[What house seats are in play in Indiana?]

The two close ones are IN-07 with (D) Julia Carson incumbent and IN-?? with (R) Mike Sodrel incumbent. Sodrel barely won in the last election and Carson is in her 3rd term. She is rated the most liberal politician in Indiana, even ahead of Evan Bayh.


24 posted on 11/07/2006 4:56:52 PM PST by Tenacious 1 (War Monger...In the name of liberty, let's go to war!!!!)
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To: AmericanMade1776

Lugar did not even have a Democrat run against him


25 posted on 11/07/2006 4:58:54 PM PST by Always Right
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To: SkyPilot

With all the toothy grins I'm seeing on FNC, I guess tonight is going to go down in history as the day the Americans sold out their own military and the people of Iraq.


26 posted on 11/07/2006 5:02:26 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Tomorrow the REAL Republicans will finally be polled.)
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To: Tenacious 1

Hostettler's seat is definitely at risk


27 posted on 11/07/2006 5:02:58 PM PST by Coop (FR = a lotta talk, but little action)
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To: SkyPilot; nutmeg

Did anyone post a Brit Hume election coverage thread?

It would probably be the most accurate of any.


28 posted on 11/07/2006 5:04:15 PM PST by Salvation (╬?With God all things are possible.╬)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

See BS just called Ohio and PA for the Dems in the Senate races. With all the PA troubles in voting...wonder how they're predicting that state.


29 posted on 11/07/2006 5:04:19 PM PST by dawn53
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To: Coop

Lugar did not have an opponent.


30 posted on 11/07/2006 5:19:12 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: SkyPilot

As bad as Jeffords was, Sanders is an out and out Socialist.


31 posted on 11/07/2006 5:27:18 PM PST by Democratshavenobrains
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To: SkyPilot

The anti-American Communist is elected to office by the anti-Americans in Vermont. I will NEVER buy anything from that state again. Give them to Canada.


32 posted on 11/07/2006 5:29:20 PM PST by YOUGOTIT
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To: weegee
Nope- it's because indiana always has to be first in everything- They're greedy that way.

Christian news and commentary at: sacredscoop.com ...

33 posted on 11/07/2006 6:21:09 PM PST by CottShop (http://sacredscoop.com)
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To: Coop
He faces a candidate who's more conservative than he is.

There are 12 Dem candidates out there around the country who last ran for office as Republicans. They are all predicted to win.

The big mystery to me is why the folks who don't like all the Mexicans moving in to take jobs are voting for Democrats. Did the fact that the Democrats want to bring in even more Mexicans escape their attention or what?

This is nuts.

34 posted on 11/07/2006 6:34:50 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah
The citizens of Vermont didn't want to give up their right to be nude in public parks- so they kept their commie leader on the throne. We;ll see how long they keep nudity legal though when perverts from all over the country start moving there. That state is going to hell in a handbasket-

Christian news and commentary at: sacredscoop.com ...

35 posted on 11/07/2006 7:56:57 PM PST by CottShop (http://sacredscoop.com)
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To: SkyPilot

We lost two main Republicans in house seats. Indiana didn't keep anything but a RINO.


36 posted on 11/07/2006 7:58:19 PM PST by Paige ("Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism." --George Washington)
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