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Harry Reid faces huge problems back home
The American Thinker Blog ^ | December 05, 2009 | Rick Moran

Posted on 12/06/2009 3:29:18 AM PST by Scanian

At this point, at least, it appears that Nevadans are heartily sick of Harry Reid and want someone to replace the three term incumbent.

Politico's Scorecard:

"Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) continues to face weak support back home, and trails both of his leading Republican opponents, according to a new Mason-Dixon poll released today.

Even as Reid has been airing a number of television ads highlighting his clout in the Senate and work saving jobs back home, the poll shows a near-majority of Nevada voters still view him unfavorably. Reid holds just a 38 percent approval rating - the exact same total as the last Mason-Dixon poll in October - with 49 percent disapproving.

Reid trails former Nevada Republican party chairwoman Sue Lowden by 10 points, 51 to 41 percent, and also trailed businessman Danny Tarkanian by a six-point margin, 48 to 42 percent.

Republicans face a crowded primary to determine Reid' opponent, and there's no clear frontrunner, according to the poll. Lowden holds a narrow lead over Tarkanian by one point, 25 to 24 percent, with conservative state Assemblywoman Sharron Angle in third with 13 percent."

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


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: 111th; bloggersandpersonal; lowden; nv2010; reid; republicans; tarkanian; voterdisgust

1 posted on 12/06/2009 3:29:19 AM PST by Scanian
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To: Scanian

Harry’s biggest problem is in the Mirror.. whoops... his kind don’t reflect in a mirror so ... NEVERMIND


2 posted on 12/06/2009 3:35:13 AM PST by gwilhelm56 (Pray for Obama: Psalm 109:8 "Let his days be few; and let another take his office. ")
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To: Scanian

“This reelection is lost...”


3 posted on 12/06/2009 3:46:07 AM PST by Peter W. Kessler (Dirt is for racing... asphalt is for getting there.)
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To: Peter W. Kessler
“This reelection is lost...” You are forgetting three little things:

ACORN

SEIU

Fraud

I'm just sayin.....

4 posted on 12/06/2009 3:58:08 AM PST by verga (I am not an apologist, I just play one on Television)
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To: verga
This IS a problem -

Will REAL citizens stand against it or just bend over and take it?

Is taking a day off work and filming improper activities at your polling place too much to protect your vote .. and ultimately your ability to protect and provide for your family?

Recognizing there are operatives within the system, are we willing to get involved sooner rather than later and stand against the lies, deception and tricks they're sure to attempt?

If we FINALLY recognize that our laissez-faire methods are going to lose us our freedoms, and act ... we can turn this around.

What we have been doing is not working.

5 posted on 12/06/2009 4:16:44 AM PST by plsjr (<>< ... "there aught to be a law" => more government & more lawyers. Like what we have? Want more?)
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To: Scanian
Reid is a strong enough American to withstand any difficulties at home. The man is a stone and should serve as an inspiration to all of us. How fortunate we are to have this marvelous human who constantly looks out for the people!

Here he is, standing by Nancy Pelousy, both of them knowing what they have wrought amounts to the death of America, but they still stand there stalwart as little soldiers, not quite telling us the truth about what they have 'crafted' as they know the truth would drive us nuts and they could get seriously hurt.

6 posted on 12/06/2009 4:17:17 AM PST by IbJensen (A Prayer for Obama (Ps 109.8): Let his days be few; and let another take his position.")
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To: verga

You forgot one...Las Vegas. This is Nevada folks...don’t assume anything when it comes to Harry in this state.


7 posted on 12/06/2009 4:50:10 AM PST by ladyvet (WOLVERINES!!!!!)
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To: Peter W. Kessler
“This reelection is lost...”

Up until the first recount..

8 posted on 12/06/2009 4:57:56 AM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Scanian

Hopefully he’ll be gone next November but the problem is all the damage he’s doing now...


9 posted on 12/06/2009 4:57:57 AM PST by maddog55 (The enemy is domestic and it's the government.)
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To: Scanian

Throw Reid off the Stratosphere.
Film at 6.


10 posted on 12/06/2009 5:09:39 AM PST by Joe Boucher (This marxist punk has got to go.)
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To: ladyvet

“You forgot one...Las Vegas”.

...Las Vegas is suffering more than most of the state. Are you referring to ACORN, SEIU in Las Vegas?


11 posted on 12/06/2009 5:20:39 AM PST by albie
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To: verga

Plus Democrats voting in the Republican primary to select the biggest RINO in the pack, so that it will make no difference in the general election who wins.


12 posted on 12/06/2009 5:21:53 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (Public healthcare looks like it will work as well as public housing did.)
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To: Scanian

Reid is the nieghbor who throws his garbage in your yard, the person who allows his dog to crap on your lawn and doesn’t pick it up, the guy whos driving in the left lane doing 30 miles an hour on the cell phone, the arrrogant cashier who’s got an attitude. I think you got the message!


13 posted on 12/06/2009 5:58:29 AM PST by ronnie raygun (Leaders who refuse to lead will be lead by the people)
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To: IbJensen

As a dying man, he is more dangerous because e has nothing to lose

After he loses he will call in the markers and retire a megarich man


14 posted on 12/06/2009 6:02:53 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Lukenbach Texas is barely there)
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To: ronnie raygun
Reid reminds me of a small town undertaker who would advise the widow Jones to pop for the gold plated casket handles because “old Joe would want it that way.”
15 posted on 12/06/2009 6:24:39 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: verga

They can’t pick up more than 2 points in voter fraud. If they could you’d still be saying governor Corzine. Voter fraud only works in close elections. In blow-outs, like what we will see in 2010, they won’t even bother.


16 posted on 12/06/2009 6:31:47 AM PST by appeal2 (Government is not the solution, it is the problem and eventually the enemy.)
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To: albie

Las Vegas...SEIU, minorities, independents, money. The election is almost a year away. He should be gone but I won’t believe it until the last Clark County recount is finished.


17 posted on 12/06/2009 6:34:15 AM PST by ladyvet (WOLVERINES!!!!!)
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To: ladyvet

Even if they do manage to push this liar out, the damage he has done to this country is unbelievable, Jail is where this crook belongs


18 posted on 12/06/2009 6:42:43 AM PST by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: reefdiver

He does not care if he is voted out. Just like Dash Hole before him, he will fall into a cushy mega million dollar lobby job and moon the country for the rest of his sad life.

Unfortunately that is the state of politics in the US these days, all for one...themselves.


19 posted on 12/06/2009 7:04:46 AM PST by Mouton
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To: Scanian

You know Harry is in trouble when he runs so many campaign ads the year before the election.


20 posted on 12/06/2009 10:57:23 AM PST by Libertarianize the GOP (Make all taxes truly voluntary)
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To: Scanian; fieldmarshaldj; Impy; Clintonfatigued; BillyBoy

Lowden, Tarkanian and Angle may not be the GOP’s only choices (and maybe one of the three will switch to the Lt. Gov. race):

5. Nevada Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki, who was cleared earlier this week of any wrongdoing in connection with his handling of a college savings program, is interested in running for the Senate, according to a source familiar with his thinking. Krolicki, who was elected governor [SIC] in 2006 , served two previous terms as state Treasurer. He had long been eyeing a potential run against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) but had been sidetracked from moving forward due to the ongoing court case. Krolicki had long insisted that the charges were political in nature, noting that they were brought by state Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto, a Reid protege. Cortez Masto’s sterling image has taken a hit as a result of the dismissal with the Las Vegas Review Journal headlining one story on the affair: “Cortez Masto’s shining star dims after Krolicki decision.” It’s not clear how badly the negative press surrounding Krolicki over the past year would impact a race against Reid but the GOP field, which is led by former state party chairwoman Sue Lowden and businessman Danny Tarkanian, is not exactly stellar.

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/thefix/morning-fix/morning-fix-28.html


21 posted on 12/10/2009 2:01:50 PM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: gwilhelm56

He does not care. Obama probably has a huge nest egg waiting for him when he is voted out. It’s time for him to go anyway.


22 posted on 12/10/2009 2:06:19 PM PST by Proud of Texas
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To: AuH2ORepublican; Clemenza; Impy; BillyBoy; darkangel82; perfect_rovian_storm; ...

I thought Krolicki made it plain that he was not going to run for the Senate ? I’m thinking he should keep his powder dry and run in ‘12 to replace John Ensign.


23 posted on 12/10/2009 2:20:43 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

When one emerges and he/she is not a RINO, that person will be the recipient of enormous national support.


24 posted on 12/10/2009 3:17:38 PM PST by Scanian
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To: fieldmarshaldj
“I thought Krolicki made it plain that he was not going to run for the Senate ?”

That was prior to all the charges against him being thrown out.

“I’m thinking he should keep his powder dry and run in ‘12 to replace John Ensign.”


Vitter ran for reelection, and there's no telling what Ensign will do. 3 years is a looong time in politics. Krolicki wanted to run against Reid prior to the politically motivated charges against him (reminiscent of accusations against Hutchison when she first ran for the Senate), and I don't think that he should wait two years just because Lowden and Tarkanian filed to run (especially since neither one would have filed had Krolicki filed months ago, which would have occurred had he not been charged). Maybe Lowden and Tarkanian (both of whose résumés are a bit thin to be running for the Senate) can get elected to something in 2010 (Lt. Gov. may be available)and then run for the Senate in 2012 if Ensign retires.
25 posted on 12/10/2009 3:22:52 PM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

Maybe I misread a story this week that said he wasn’t going to run, even if the charges were going to be dropped. The comparisons to Vitter and Ensign are a bit different, however. Vitter wasn’t harmed by his personal indiscretions, but Ensign, conversely, has approval ratings not too dissimilar to Reid’s now, one reason I don’t expect him to run again. Of course, Jim Gibbons is refusing to stand aside as Governor, and he is more unpopular than Reid (even Rory would beat Gibbons one-on-one), so you never know. I say keep Krolicki as Lt Governor and if Ensign refuses to stand aside (a la Gibbons) we run him in the primary.

Flimsy résumés or not, either Lowden or Tarkanian will beat Reid, and I don’t want to see some brutal three-way primary that could potentially harm us for the general. At the moment, I’m leaning towards Tarkanian, so I wouldn’t necessarily feel bad if Lowden switched to running for another statewide office (such as Sec of State). We also need a strong recruit to take out Reid’s flunky, Atty Gen Catherine Cortez Masto, but I don’t think either Lowden or Tarkanian have law credentials to do so.


26 posted on 12/10/2009 3:39:32 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: verga

you got it!


27 posted on 12/10/2009 3:47:37 PM PST by lonestar (Obama and his czars have turned Bush's "mess" into a national crisis!)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I think that the odds of Lowden or Tarkanian blowing it against Reid is substantially higher than for Krolicki to lose to Reid, and beating Reid is a lot more important in both the sbort- and long-term than having someone ready to run against Ensign in a hypothetical Senate primary 3 years from now, especially since Lowden or Tarkanian could well be the sitting Lt. Gov. I would be shocked if both Lowden and Tarkanian stayed in the Senate race if Krolicki runs, and would not be surprised if both ran for Lt. Gov. or some other high office (Angle would likely stay in, though).

Reid is the bird in hand, and we have to run our strongest possible candidate against him.


28 posted on 12/10/2009 4:05:56 PM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj; ladyvet

Reid trails second tier opponents and analysts still call the race “leans democrat”.

I know he will spend a ton and use every dirty trick in the book but it’s time to change the ratings.


29 posted on 12/11/2009 4:02:18 AM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN | NO "INDIVIDUAL MANDATE"!!!!!!!)
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To: Scanian; fieldmarshaldj; Impy; Clintonfatigued; BillyBoy

Lowden says she is pro-life, and sounds pretty convincing:

http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=YTJlZmUzYWZhN2NmMGZhZGYwODA4ODFiMTZlMzI2NjU=


30 posted on 12/17/2009 10:06:34 AM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj

Good.

I would have guessed she was not based on that 1996 platform thing.


31 posted on 12/17/2009 6:11:30 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN | NO "INDIVIDUAL MANDATE"!!!!!!!)
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