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AP: CONRAD BURNS CONCEDES SENATE RACE IN MONT. TO DEMOCRAT JOHN TESTER!
MSNBC ^ | 11/8/06

Posted on 11/09/2006 9:56:09 AM PST by areafiftyone

AP: Conrad Burns concedes Senate race in Mont. to Democrat John Tester

(Excerpt) Read more at msnbc.msn.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: Montana
KEYWORDS: agonyofdefeat; bushbust; commies; loser; rats; ratsrule
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1 posted on 11/09/2006 9:56:11 AM PST by areafiftyone
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To: areafiftyone

I thought this was over yesterday?


2 posted on 11/09/2006 9:57:29 AM PST by synbad600
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To: areafiftyone

WIMPY GOP wimps out again!


3 posted on 11/09/2006 9:57:39 AM PST by Steven W.
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To: synbad600

there were still 21K military votes + ACORN fraud to reconcile but apparently GOP is waving the white flag.


4 posted on 11/09/2006 9:58:10 AM PST by Steven W.
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To: synbad600

No he didn't concede until now.


5 posted on 11/09/2006 9:58:12 AM PST by areafiftyone (Politicians Are Like Diapers - Both Need To Be Changed Often And For The Same Reason)
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To: areafiftyone

Probably had to wait until he sobered up.


6 posted on 11/09/2006 9:58:50 AM PST by hoosierboy (I am not a gun nut, I am a firearm enthusiast!!!)
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To: areafiftyone

why are we conceding?


7 posted on 11/09/2006 9:58:52 AM PST by meg88
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To: areafiftyone

Good. We can now move on officially and worry about picking up a seat or two in 2008 and hold on to all of ours.


8 posted on 11/09/2006 9:59:15 AM PST by GraniteStateConservative (...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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To: areafiftyone

The GOP acts as though they can't wait to start wearing the "Second Place" loser's crown. Forcing Burns and Allen (Say Goodnight Gracie!) to concede before all the votes are counted is moronic.


9 posted on 11/09/2006 9:59:24 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (November 7, 2006. The day America cut and ran from terrorism.)
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To: Steven W.

I wonder what percent of the military votes were for Burns.


10 posted on 11/09/2006 9:59:32 AM PST by trumandogz
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To: meg88

so Republicans will not be attacked by the media no doubt.


11 posted on 11/09/2006 9:59:38 AM PST by Steven W.
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To: areafiftyone

and another one bites the dust


12 posted on 11/09/2006 9:59:39 AM PST by dforest (be careful you don't become what you hate the most)
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To: meg88

Maybe so we retain our dignity and class unlike a certain ex-VP who doesn't have any class!


13 posted on 11/09/2006 9:59:58 AM PST by areafiftyone (Politicians Are Like Diapers - Both Need To Be Changed Often And For The Same Reason)
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To: areafiftyone

No surprise. Sad, but there it is. At least no Sore/Loserman behaviour from the GOPs.

Time to get ready for 2008 and take it all back. If played correctly by the Republicans and with a failed Pelosi / Reid(?) Congress two years of Dim rule may be enough for the voters.


14 posted on 11/09/2006 10:00:23 AM PST by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: areafiftyone

Firefighters everywhere rejoice. He was GOP, but he was a twerp. Good riddance (even though it still sucks that his loss gave the Rats the Senate).


15 posted on 11/09/2006 10:00:30 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: areafiftyone

it's possible to to do both


16 posted on 11/09/2006 10:00:36 AM PST by Steven W.
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To: Steven W.
so Republicans will not be attacked by the media no doubt

LOL--yeah, that always works.

17 posted on 11/09/2006 10:00:53 AM PST by beaversmom
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To: GraniteStateConservative

I agree. Now we can move on to 2008. And we can watch the Dems screw up for 2 years and see it backlash on them in 2008.


18 posted on 11/09/2006 10:00:59 AM PST by areafiftyone (Politicians Are Like Diapers - Both Need To Be Changed Often And For The Same Reason)
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To: areafiftyone

If they had won one of them they would just have "shared" power anyway. Let the Dems take all the blame now for what doesn't get done.


19 posted on 11/09/2006 10:01:04 AM PST by BonnieJ
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To: areafiftyone

this completes the spankin'


The story of this election is the case of the bi-polar pill. Extreme liberals on one end,conservative republicans on the other,surrounded by the squishy middle. The Drive by media overcame the ability for the squishy middle to coagulate .

The cool part is every man and woman is about to REALLY learn what a socialist and a marxist means.


20 posted on 11/09/2006 10:01:11 AM PST by advertising guy
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Allen is probably taking the Thune route. Go with class, and he can have the Warner seat in 2008. Otherwise, he's done in national politics forever.


21 posted on 11/09/2006 10:01:26 AM PST by mwl1
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To: mwl1

This is Burns announcement


22 posted on 11/09/2006 10:02:00 AM PST by Steven W.
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To: mwl1

Allen will announce at 3:00 his concession. Burns I believe is doing it now.


23 posted on 11/09/2006 10:02:37 AM PST by areafiftyone (Politicians Are Like Diapers - Both Need To Be Changed Often And For The Same Reason)
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To: areafiftyone

The Senate was designed to be the Congress' sea anchor. It's the Dems' turn to learn this lesson.


24 posted on 11/09/2006 10:04:02 AM PST by pabianice
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To: All
FROM YAHOO NEWS VIA AP

SEN. BURNS CONCEDES MONTANA RACE

HELENA, Mont. - U.S. Sen. Conrad Burns (news, bio, voting record) conceded defeat to Jon Tester on Thursday, acknowledging that a tight election had gone to the Democrats' favor, Burns' campaign told The Associated Press.

Burns, a three-term senator whose campaign was troubled by verbal gaffes and voter discontent, congratulated Tester, a farmer and state legislator.

"I stand ready to help as Montana transitions to a new United States Senator," Burns said in a statement provided to the AP. "We fought the good fight and we came up just a bit short. We've had a good 18 years and I am proud of my record."

In a statement, Burns says his campaign "fought the good fight and we came up just a bit short."

25 posted on 11/09/2006 10:05:03 AM PST by areafiftyone (Politicians Are Like Diapers - Both Need To Be Changed Often And For The Same Reason)
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To: Steven W.

"there were still 21K military votes + ACORN fraud to reconcile"

I guess military votes don't count to some people anymore. What a loser.


26 posted on 11/09/2006 10:05:32 AM PST by Tulsa Ramjet ("If not now, when?" "Because it's judgment that defeats us.")
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To: areafiftyone

Would the last one out please turn off the lights?


27 posted on 11/09/2006 10:05:33 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (The fool hath said in his heart, there is no God." (Psalm 53:1))
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To: meg88

The margin is likely not within the parameters for a state funded recount. We're not Gore/Lieberman.


28 posted on 11/09/2006 10:05:44 AM PST by edpc (Violence is ALWAYS a solution. Maybe not the right one....but a solution nonetheless)
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To: areafiftyone

What about the military ballots?


29 posted on 11/09/2006 10:05:51 AM PST by meg88
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To: meg88

I guess they didn't help Burns.


30 posted on 11/09/2006 10:06:11 AM PST by areafiftyone (Politicians Are Like Diapers - Both Need To Be Changed Often And For The Same Reason)
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To: Steven W.

Wow, were there really still 21K military votes to be counted?? Even at 55% of those votes (which is probably well on the low side) Burns could have picked up at least 2,000 or so votes there. If he's conceding with 21K uncounted military votes that is really nuts.


31 posted on 11/09/2006 10:07:19 AM PST by Enchante (America-haters and Terrorists Around the World Celebrate Demagogues' Victory)
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To: edpc

Can't we actually wait three days to find out?


32 posted on 11/09/2006 10:09:03 AM PST by meg88
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To: All

Time to build up the threat of armed American militias again. Those were the good ole days.


33 posted on 11/09/2006 10:10:21 AM PST by Fitzcarraldo
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To: areafiftyone

Not a good day, though not unexpected. Burns has announced he will concede and Allen is still waiting for the vote canvas totals to be announced sometime this afternoon in Virginia, unless there is a serious narrowing, he will concede.



Carol McKinley is in Montana where Rep. incumbent Sen. Conrad Burns concedes to Dem. challenger Jon Tester.

http://www.foxnews.com/foxfan/fnc_update.html


FOXNEWS.COM HOME > POLITICS > YOU DECIDE 2006

Webb Wins U.S. Senate Seat in Virginia, Allen Expected to Concede Today

Democrat Jim Webb has won the U.S. Senate race in Virginia, defeating incumbent Republican Sen. George Allen and giving Democrats control of the Congress for the first time since 1994.

Allen scheduled a 3 p.m. ET press conference, during which he is expected to concede the race to Webb.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,228343,00.html


34 posted on 11/09/2006 10:11:27 AM PST by KMAJ2 (Freedom not defended is freedom relinquished, liberty not fought for is liberty lost.)
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To: Steven W.
[T]here were still 21K military votes + ACORN fraud to reconcile but apparently GOP is waving the white flag.

Typical. That's why the phoney conservative party lost. This is a defeat of the party that wanted so bad to be loved and embraced by leftists that it compromised the values of its grass roots supporters and tried to look as much as possible like the opposition. But the voters said, "Hey, if we want Democrats, we'll vote for them!" And they did.

35 posted on 11/09/2006 10:13:15 AM PST by XR7
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To: KMAJ2

Real sucky day and week so far. But we have to keep our chins up and go on. Looking forward to 2008 now. Now we can sit back and watch the Dems screw up!


36 posted on 11/09/2006 10:13:27 AM PST by areafiftyone (Politicians Are Like Diapers - Both Need To Be Changed Often And For The Same Reason)
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To: areafiftyone

Burns concedes U.S. Senate race, ends 18-years of service

By MATT GOURAS Associated Press Writer

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Conrad Burns conceded defeat to Jon Tester Thursday morning, acknowledging that a tight election had gone to the Democrat's favor, Burns' campaign told The Associated Press.

Burns, the three-term folksy backslapper undone by some verbal gaffes and voter discontent with Iraq, corruption and President Bush, congratulated Tester.

``I stand ready to help as Montana transitions to a new United States Senator,'' Burns said in a statement provided to the AP. ``We fought the good fight and we came up just a bit short. We've had a good 18 years and I am proud of my record.''

Burns did not plan any public appearances on Thursday, his campaign said, instead conceding in a release that thanked supporters.

``For 18 years, Montanans trusted me to hear their concerns, help solve their problems, and made being a United States senator from Montana the best job anybody could have,'' Burns said. ``I will forever be grateful to this state for that honor and proud of my accomplishments.''

Burns, 71, did not give any indication of what he planned to do now, other than saying ``I hope there is still a good-sized buck out there, because I am going hunting.''


37 posted on 11/09/2006 10:13:42 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Burns should have conceded in the spring and montana would be sending a republican to washington.

The brilliant karl rove must have been busy with the plame case.

Rehberg waited until the filing deadline to announce for the house. He was waiting for burns to step aside.

Couldn't Karl have showed him polling with his negatives through the roof and tester beating him in head to head matchups.

They could have offered burns agriculture secretary and have kept johanns in nebraska.


38 posted on 11/09/2006 10:13:57 AM PST by jamesrichards
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To: Fitzcarraldo

Get ready for 'Viva Amnesty,' Minimum wage increase, North American Union Superhighway etc. it's all on the table now!


39 posted on 11/09/2006 10:14:19 AM PST by meg88
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To: meg88

I'm certain this has been looked at upside down and inside out by people with access to more data than we have. The Republicans did a lot of stupid things to blow this election, but I doubt they want to kneecap themselves for '08 by dragging this out.


40 posted on 11/09/2006 10:14:22 AM PST by edpc (Violence is ALWAYS a solution. Maybe not the right one....but a solution nonetheless)
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To: Steven W.

It's kind of hard to wimp out by conceding a race you lost.


41 posted on 11/09/2006 10:14:28 AM PST by WinOne4TheGipper (http://lonestarconservative.blogspot.com/2006/11/open-letter-to-moderate-voters.html)
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To: Enchante

It is very unlikely the few remaining votes will go to him.

Therefore, it is time to concede. If for some odd reason he wins, then he can take it back. Concession is just words. If you win after you concede, you still win.


42 posted on 11/09/2006 10:15:17 AM PST by rwfromkansas (http://xanga.com/rwfromkansas)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Refusing to concede a race you obviously lost is pathetic.


43 posted on 11/09/2006 10:15:44 AM PST by WinOne4TheGipper (http://lonestarconservative.blogspot.com/2006/11/open-letter-to-moderate-voters.html)
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To: Steven W.

There were not 21k military ballots waiting to be counted.


44 posted on 11/09/2006 10:16:47 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: areafiftyone

Well, it's over


45 posted on 11/09/2006 10:17:45 AM PST by Nokia
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To: edpc

I'm justr arguing waiting 2-3 days until the military ballots are certified, that is not asking a lot!


46 posted on 11/09/2006 10:17:47 AM PST by meg88
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To: meg88

I would like to see the breakdown of the military ballots in both the MT and VA Senate Race.


47 posted on 11/09/2006 10:17:52 AM PST by trumandogz
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To: trumandogz

So would I, plus the thousands of provisionals as well.


48 posted on 11/09/2006 10:18:45 AM PST by meg88
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To: areafiftyone

I dont think that is a good strategy.
It is what the dems did. They wanted failure for them
to win. Only there was no failure on the economy and
the war as fough PC. WE should have gone in cleaned house and left.

Repubs are finished. They now have a creditable media(24/7 We were right, bush lied) and two years of hearings.


49 posted on 11/09/2006 10:19:26 AM PST by mtairycitizen
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To: areafiftyone
Kiss good-bye to any conservative jurists being appointed to the federal bench.
GWB had his day in the sun.
50 posted on 11/09/2006 10:20:23 AM PST by XR7
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