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Johanns to run for Hagel Senate Seat
Fox News Channel | 9-19-07 | Fox News Channel

Posted on 09/19/2007 2:11:28 PM PDT by txrangerette

Shown on the crawler of FNC. The GOP is getting understandably antsy about a possible looming debacle in the Senate in '08, and at least they're pulling out the stops in NB. Comments?


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Nebraska
KEYWORDS: 110th; hagel; johanns; ne2008

1 posted on 09/19/2007 2:11:31 PM PDT by txrangerette
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To: txrangerette

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Johanns


2 posted on 09/19/2007 2:14:35 PM PDT by jdm (I like Chex Mix.)
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To: txrangerette

The GOP has 22 seats to defend, the democrats 12. Unless conservative candidates find a backbone quickly, stand up forcefully on the issues, it is not looking good. I’m watching the Collins, Allen race in maine closely and I believe he’s got a good chance to defeat her. Not a pleasant thought at dinner time.


3 posted on 09/19/2007 2:16:30 PM PDT by mainerforglobalwarming
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To: mainerforglobalwarming

Well some would say good, Collins is a RINO so she should be defeated. Then you can have a Democrat and they can have a filibuster-proof Senate. But look on the bright side, we can polish our principles while we hand over our paychecks. ;-)


4 posted on 09/19/2007 2:22:22 PM PDT by rhombus
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To: mainerforglobalwarming

Have you seen any of the polls? Collins is up by 20 points in them. The only reason why things might not be looking good is the negativity and doom and gloom many on here predict.


5 posted on 09/19/2007 2:22:32 PM PDT by Mike10542
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To: Mike10542

This state is becoming more and more, socialist in nature. The left wing candidates for Governor got 60% of the vote last year. Collins is popular, but it all comes down to the presidential race. If Hillary wins by 10 or more points Allen could win.


6 posted on 09/19/2007 2:29:20 PM PDT by mainerforglobalwarming
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To: mainerforglobalwarming

I think Collins is a Rino. She has however voted for tax cuts, and against the amnesty bill. If She and other republicans would use the illegal immigration issue to their advantage, 2008 could be a year the GOP picks up seats in the congress and maintains the White House. But this is not happening. If we allow Hillary to set the debate and the agenda, she’ll be our next president.


7 posted on 09/19/2007 2:34:46 PM PDT by mainerforglobalwarming
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To: Mike10542

Collins won’t lose this seat. She’s incredibly popular and matches Maine’s politics well.


8 posted on 09/19/2007 2:38:05 PM PDT by Mister Politics (www.misterpolitics.com)
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To: txrangerette
Popular ex-Governor? I like it.

Hagel is like a male Hillary as far as the "screech" factor goes.
9 posted on 09/19/2007 2:38:22 PM PDT by elizabetty (The job of POTUS is not about ideology alone; it is about COMPETENCE to do the job WELL.)
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To: txrangerette

JoHanns is good. Daub is good (if less politically ‘fresh & appealing’ ...). Bruning seems a bit of a poseur.

Still, any of the three would be a better Nebraska Senator than Bob “Manhattan” Kerry.


10 posted on 09/19/2007 2:39:40 PM PDT by dodger
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To: mainerforglobalwarming
I understand it will be competitive and I did not mean my comments to be directly toward you. I am just saying that yeah, 2008 will be a tough year in the Senate, but if the successes in Iraq can be sustained and violence reduced, I think we can win the Presidency and keep any losses in Congress to be minimal (no more than -3 in the Senate and maybe even gain a seat or two; no more than -5 in house to even faining 7 seats back). What we have to avoid though is the constant doom and gloom. If everyone predicts disaster, that helps lead to disaster. We have to be confident that our views will win the day. It just blows my mind when I see people here on freerepublic freaking out 14 MONTHS IN ADVANCE how bad 2008 is going to be. We have plenty of time to ensure that is not the case. It will take a lot of hard work, but it can be done.
11 posted on 09/19/2007 2:41:18 PM PDT by Mike10542
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To: Mike10542

One correction, “gaining” 7 seats back ( I have no idea what “faining” means).


12 posted on 09/19/2007 2:42:53 PM PDT by Mike10542
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To: txrangerette
The GOP is getting understandably antsy about a possible looming debacle in the Senate in '08, and at least they're pulling out the stops in NB. Comments?

Why is the GOP pulling out the stops in New Brunswick? I'm pretty sure New Brunswick is a province of Canada.

I'd much rather see the GOP pull out all the stops in Nebraska (NE).

13 posted on 09/19/2007 2:43:57 PM PDT by Sideshow Bob
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To: Mister Politics

She’s actually more conservative than the state. Allen would not give up his safe congressional seat unless he believed he could defeat her. He’s counting on a huge win by Hillary to carry him over the top. It could be as close as the Allen-Webb or Burns-Tester races.
I’m not originally from Maine. I’ve been here for about 15 years and have seen it fall hopelessly into ruin. We’re over-taxed, and people elect representatives to state offices that raise taxes. Our economy is a mess, and more welfare programs are the solution. Collins wins because she’s a woman, and she is very likable. A real good person. However if the election in ‘08 becomes issue oriented, Hillary fires up the liberal majority here, Allen has a legit chance of winning.


14 posted on 09/19/2007 2:44:27 PM PDT by mainerforglobalwarming
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To: txrangerette

I think we will win the Presidency but get crushed in the Senate races. We’re looking at gridlock.


15 posted on 09/19/2007 2:44:52 PM PDT by MattinNJ (I'm pulling for Fred Thompson and Duncan Hunter-...but I'd vote for Rudy against Hillary)
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To: Mike10542

If I’m healthy I plan to work on Collins’ campaign. We must do our best to prevent hillary and her allies from destroying this nation.
Perhaps I am too negative. But I’ve watched the lies of the left become the truth over the years. And we only have 14 months to convince the 40% of clueless moderate voters that conservatism works and liberalism is a mortal sin. We do not need any new tone speak, or compassionate conservatism crap. We need to be on the offensive and set the agenda. This is where leadership comes in.
Giuliani is coming to Maine I believe next week. I’d like to go and talk to him, ask him some questions, in particular on immigration. If I get close to him is there anything you or folks here would like me to ask him?


16 posted on 09/19/2007 2:54:11 PM PDT by mainerforglobalwarming
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To: MattinNJ
Why are we going to get crushed in the Senate races? We will probably lose seats, but we can keep it to -3 and under. Think about it:

Oregon - Democrats have not recruited a top tier candidate to face off against Smith. Leans Republican

New Mexico - The attorney “scandal” has died down and Democrats have not found a first rate challenger. Domenici should be safe. Leans Republican.

Nebraska - With Johannas in the race, even if Bob Kerry runs, I think Republicans have the advantage. Leans Republican.

Alaska - As long as their is no indictment against Stevens, this seat is safe. Safe Republican.

New Hampshire - The polls that show Sununu down 20 points are probably outliers. Two recent polls shown him down about 5 points. Still, this seat is in trouble. Leans Democrat.

Virginia - Unfortunately, this seat is lost. Likely Democrat.

Minnesota - This is going to be a close race, but if the Democratic nominee is Franken, I think Coleman will win. Leans Republican.

Maine - Collins is very popular. As long as Iraq does not go back into the dumps (a big if), Collins should be safe. Leans Republican.

North Carolina - Any vulnerability of Dole is probably of no concern as the Democrats have not found a top notch candidate to face her. Safe Republican.

Colorado - This race is close. Democrats probably lead right now, but I still think this is a toss up. Toss up.

Even if we say Colorado leans Democrat, right now I think we are looking at -3 at worst. Obviously, things could get a lot worse or a lot better between now and the election. And it is troublesome that we have 7+ seats that can go either way. Still, I stand by my prediction that we lose -3 at worst.

17 posted on 09/19/2007 3:06:35 PM PDT by Mike10542
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To: mainerforglobalwarming

The GOP has got to suffer a near death experience, and the Dems have got screw things up royal before the Republicans will be back in control of anything. Fortunately, that will probably happen in the next 4 years.


18 posted on 09/19/2007 3:12:17 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Brilliant

Democrats will just allow amnesty for illegal immigrants to occur “to the max” including allowing illegals here to vote throughout the U.S. The end result of this is that both the Republican Party and conservatism could never match up to the continuous waves of new illegals who vote, and both the Republican Party and conservatism will eventually die. Illegals who vote here will vote overwhelmingly for “far leftist politicians” each and every time and at each and every political level!


19 posted on 09/19/2007 3:18:51 PM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore
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To: Brilliant

A Hillary win means a lot of horrible things. 20 million illegals, as well as convicted felons will have the right to vote. Which means she’s in for at least 8 years. If she gets to appoint a couple of supreme court justices that believe they have a God given right to shred the Constitution and make law, she might be president forever.
In all seriousness, if Hillary becomes president, Al-Qaeda and the islamic terrorists will hit us again. And again and again. She must be defeated and we the base, have to keep the pressure on our leaders and drag them to victory somehow.


20 posted on 09/19/2007 3:19:33 PM PDT by mainerforglobalwarming
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To: txrangerette
...they're pulling out the stops in NB.

That won't help--New Brunswick doesn't have any senators in the US Congress.

21 posted on 09/19/2007 3:26:26 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Mike10542

Excellent analysis-although I think we will lose Minnesota and Oregon. Thanks


22 posted on 09/19/2007 4:00:43 PM PDT by MattinNJ (I'm pulling for Fred Thompson and Duncan Hunter-...but I'd vote for Rudy against Hillary)
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To: txrangerette

The Republicans are afraid of losing New Brunswick? Thank God Johann makes Nebraska an easy hold.


23 posted on 09/19/2007 4:15:48 PM PDT by dangus
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To: dodger

Johanns and Bruning would have the best chance and both good candidates.

Daub —good in my opinion—was so vilified when he was Mayor of Omaha.


24 posted on 09/20/2007 7:35:59 AM PDT by acsrp38 (to dems: NUTS!!!)
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To: dodger

Whom should Bush nominate for Secretary of Agriculture? I hope that he’ll choose Richard Pombo. He’s a rancher who was a conservative congressman from Calif., 1993-2007.


25 posted on 09/20/2007 8:33:11 AM PDT by PhilCollins
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