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Polls: Steelman Maintains Lead in Senate Race
KOMU.com ^ | June 14, 2012 | Courtney Tezeno

Posted on 06/16/2012 5:47:04 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued

U.S. Senate candidate Sarah Steelman is leading all Republican candidates in the most recent statewide poll. On June 7, the national Rasmussen poll of 500 likely voters found Steelman up 12 points on Sen. Claire McCaskill.

Steelman was the guest of honor Thursday at a neighborhood carry-in dinner party in Moberly. Steelman's supporters shared kind words with the candidate and enjoyed a relaxed evening of food and conversation.

Steelman said her platform focuses on a balanced budget amendment and capping the size of government. She said the government needs to stay out of the lives of businesses and families while getting the economy moving again.

Steelman said there is a distinct contrast between McCaskill and her philosophy of government.

"The difference between me and McCaskill is that she believes the government has the answer to everything and that more government spending or more government regulation are going to solve all our problems in this country. I believe the opposite. I believe in protecting individual liberty and freedom and we need to get government out of people's lives," Steelman said.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Missouri
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1 posted on 06/16/2012 5:47:07 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
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To: fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; GOPsterinMA; randita; Sun; LdSentinal; ExTexasRedhead; ...

This is a good sign. If elected, Steelman will be a great Senator.


2 posted on 06/16/2012 5:48:21 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama and Company lied, the American economy died)
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To: Clintonfatigued

BTTT


3 posted on 06/16/2012 5:53:24 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: Clintonfatigued
They should have said she is leading all other Republican candidates...someone not familiar with Missouri politics might read that to think she is a Democrat.
4 posted on 06/16/2012 6:00:24 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Clintonfatigued; All
Whatever we need to do to put conservatives first and then Republicans second into the office, it'll be good for the nation.

I am a supporter of Romney, even though I know a lot of people here hate him.

But every Republican president of my life time (Nixon was the first) would have been helped with conservatives running the legislature...and yes, that includes Ronald Reagan.

I think the current Oval Office occupant is erasing the notion that the activist, powerful executive is a good thing. The notion that the executive must be counterbalanced with a strong legislature is rapidly gaining weight with the electorate...the citizens see Obamugabe abusing his power (they didn't see Dubya doing that, by the way) and they want someone to say "STOP!" So, we had 2010.

This coming election may very well have a Republican President elected with a Republican legislature unlike the one we saw with Dubya...one where the power is more balanced--one with a moderated President but a more conservative Congress.

That'll be a good thing, if the Congress realizes their mandate.

5 posted on 06/16/2012 6:03:04 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper (THAN)
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To: SoFloFreeper

“Whatever we need to do to put conservatives first and then Republicans second into the office, it’ll be good for the nation.”

I agree.


6 posted on 06/16/2012 6:06:02 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: Verginius Rufus

I know I’m being lazy for not looking this up myself, but do you know when the Republican Senate primary is being held?

When will we find out if Steelman will be running against McCaskill in November?


7 posted on 06/16/2012 6:07:35 PM PDT by davandbar
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To: SoFloFreeper

William Buckley said it best. We should run the most conservative candidates who can possibly win within the constituancy they’re running in.


8 posted on 06/16/2012 6:15:58 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama and Company lied, the American economy died)
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To: davandbar

The primary is on August 7.


9 posted on 06/16/2012 6:17:42 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama and Company lied, the American economy died)
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To: davandbar

The primary will be August 7th. I suspect we’ll know the winner that evening.

Sarah Steelman will be an absolutely wonderful TRUE CONSERVATIVE addition to the US Senate. If things go right this year, the next Senate will not only be led by a Republican majority but that Republican caucus could well be led by conservatives. We need to work hard to make sure this happens.


10 posted on 06/16/2012 6:18:03 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Clintonfatigued

She has my vote!


11 posted on 06/16/2012 6:20:59 PM PDT by TXLady
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To: SoFloFreeper
“Whatever we need to do to put conservatives first and then Republicans second into the office, it’ll be good for the nation.”

I also agree.

12 posted on 06/16/2012 7:05:47 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Criminaliens or Crimigrants...0bamao's people?)
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To: davandbar; All
The Missouri Primary election is August 7.

Many offices are up for election, including MO Governor (Bill Randles is my guy), Lt. Governor, Secretary of State (Shane Schoeller is my guy), MO Attorney General (Ed Martin), and US House seats in addition to this US Senate race.

Missourians, get informed, get involved and vote on August 7.

13 posted on 06/16/2012 7:21:19 PM PDT by Prov3456
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To: ought-six

There can be no conservative democrat, any Republican will be better than the most conservative democrat. The first vote cast for the House Speaker or the Senate majority leader is the most important and they will vote for a Reid or Pelosi everytime. A close election and electing a “conservative” democrat could do us in.


14 posted on 06/16/2012 7:44:47 PM PDT by duffee (NEWT 2012)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Go Sarah Go!


15 posted on 06/16/2012 7:52:40 PM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

BUMP for excellence.


16 posted on 06/16/2012 7:56:55 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: duffee

“A close election and electing a “conservative” democrat could do us in.”

You are correct. And I ask, show me just one ‘conservative’ Democrat...No conservative today would be a Democrat.


17 posted on 06/16/2012 8:00:31 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders.)
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To: CPT Clay
‘zackly...
18 posted on 06/16/2012 8:51:30 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Clintonfatigued

It’s all over for Claire in Missouri. She has her mother doing commercials for her. That’s a sign of desperation.


19 posted on 06/16/2012 10:00:37 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Clintonfatigued; ought-six; Verginius Rufus; davandbar; Eric in the Ozarks
Republican Senatorial Primary will be held August 7, 2012

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Friday, June 08, 2012, Rasmussen Reports

Missouri Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill’s three leading Republican challengers all now earn 50% or more of the vote in match ups with her.

This Missouri survey of 500 Likely Voters was conducted on June 7, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.

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Todd Akin (R) 50%, Claire McCaskill (D) 42%

John Brunner (R) 51%, Claire McCaskill (D) 41%

Sarah Steelman (R) 51%, Claire McCaskill (D) 39%

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Within the margin for error all the 3 leading republicans appear to be equal when compared to McCaskill

20 posted on 06/16/2012 10:07:17 PM PDT by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: duffee

Pray, please name one conservative Democrat (no fair naming Zell Miller, as he is retired, and is shunned by the Democrat Party anyway). Conservative Democrat is an oxymoron.


21 posted on 06/17/2012 5:33:13 AM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: TYVets

Missouri Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill’s three leading Republican challengers all now earn 50% or more of the vote in match ups with her.

In other words....

In today’s polls, the “Claire-bear” is getting stuffed, mounted and displayed by all three Republican challengers. After the election, “Claire-bear” will be displayed at the Wasilla museum of natural history.


22 posted on 06/17/2012 6:19:13 AM PDT by ak267
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To: ought-six

You’re right, there are only a few who call themselves conservative but are not in any kind of reality. At this time the only one of those I can even think of is the Senator from West Virginia, I think his name is Mancin.


23 posted on 06/17/2012 7:53:36 AM PDT by duffee (NEWT 2012)
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To: House Atreides

“the next Senate will not only be led by a Republican majority but that Republican caucus could well be led by conservatives.”

I would love nothing more than to have someone like DeMint oust McConnell (and a conservative replace Boehner) but have had my hopes dashed too many times to get them too high now.

But you are right, sending a few new troops like Mourdock, Cruz, Neumann, Mandel, Steelman, etc. would get us that much closer.


24 posted on 06/17/2012 12:49:10 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: Clintonfatigued; AuH2ORepublican

MO has moved ahead of ND and MT in the order of likely pickups.


25 posted on 06/18/2012 6:37:38 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy

As I said last week, McCaskill might as well change her first name to Blanche.


26 posted on 06/18/2012 7:07:18 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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