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  • Republican Dan Sullivan wins Senate race in Alaska

    11/12/2014 8:25:45 PM PST · by forbushalltheway · 26 replies
    http://news.yahoo.com ^ | November 12, 2014 | BECKY BOHRER
    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Republican Dan Sullivan won Alaska's U.S. Senate race, defeating first-term incumbent Democrat Mark Begich. Sullivan led Begich by about 8,100 votes on Election Night last week and held a comparable edge after election workers had counted about 20,000 absentee, early-voted and questioned ballots late Tuesday. Thousands more ballots remained to be counted, but the results indicated that Begich could not overcome Sullivan's lead. The Alaska seat was initially considered key to the Republicans' hopes of taking control of the U.S. Senate, but that goal was accomplished before the Alaska race was decided. Sullivan, in a statement,...
  • Two Hidden Factors in the 2014 Campaign

    11/11/2014 9:15:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 11, 2014 | Michael Barone
    Looking back on the 2014 election cycle, I see two largely unnoticed turning points that worked against Democrats and in Republicans' favor. The first came in response to the October 2013 government shutdown. This was blamed, as shutdowns usually are, on Republicans, partly because of their skepticism about big government, and partly because media professionals tend to fault the GOP in any partisan fight. The shutdown occurred because about 40 Republican House members refused to support a continuing resolution funding the government without a proviso defunding Obamacare. Texas freshman Sen. Ted Cruz had been barnstorming the country arguing that this...
  • Col. Rob Maness (ret.) for US Senate announcement on Facebook

    Candy and I enjoyed a double date with Bill and Laura Cassidy tonight at Ye Olde College Inn in New Orleans. Thanks to the Blancher family for hosting us and to Jimmy and the staff for a great New Orleans meal! Congressman Cassidy and I had a positive discussion concerning our shared love for our country and for Louisiana. We also spoke about important points of public policy including the ongoing situation in Bayou Corne, the REDEEM Act, and Sen. Lee's Conservative Reform Agenda... I even encouraged Bill to take a look at our Contract with Louisiana and to hop...
  • Ed Gillespie concedes Virginia Senate race

    11/07/2014 12:57:41 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | November 7, 2014 | Eric Bradner
    -- Republican Ed Gillespie conceded the Virginia Senate race Friday to incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Warner. Gillespie said at a Friday afternoon news conference that he had called Warner "congratulating him on his re-election" in a race that turned out to be one of the midterm election's biggest surprises. Polls had shown Warner, a popular former governor who'd been endorsed by his Republican predecessor, ex-Sen. John Warner, with a hefty lead. But Gillespie led Warner for much of the night as returns trickled in Tuesday -- and ultimately ended up trailing by less than one percentage point. Get ready: 2016...
  • Reid plots final days in power

    11/07/2014 5:54:42 AM PST · by PROCON · 46 replies
    thehill.com ^ | Nov. 7, 2014 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) hopes to confirm 50 of President Obama’s nominees and move an omnibus spending bill in a last hurrah before Democrats give up power in the Senate. The nominees are part of a packed lame-duck schedule that Reid is furiously planning, and that will be a topic at Friday’s White House lunch meeting between Obama and congressional leaders. Reid also wants to move a package of expiring tax provisions, the annual Defense Department authorization bill and an extension of a tax moratorium on Internet purchases in the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas. That will be...
  • HuffPo: The Democratic Route to Senate Control in 2016 (uh huh)

    11/06/2014 6:16:14 AM PST · by tellw · 34 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 11/6/2014 | Ryan Grim
    Only 10 Senate Democrats are up for re-election in 2016, the residual benefit of the shellacking they took in 2010 when tea party Republicans swept into office. The only two challenges Democrats likely will face will be defending Michael Bennet's seat in Colorado and Reid's in Nevada. In a presidential year, Bennet, who managed to survive in 2010, will be the favorite. Reid may be the most vulnerable, but he is a tenacious campaigner and in the past pulled off re-election in the face of stiff odds.
  • Out of the gate, Obama reminds the GOP a majority of voters didn’t vote for them

    11/05/2014 7:43:48 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 73 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/5/2014 | Noah Rothman
    The results of the midterm elections are not yet fully known, but it is safe to say at this point that Republicans won a historic victory. As of this writing, the Republicans have won a 52-seat Senate majority outright. Republican candidates are expected to take seats in Alaska and Louisiana, resulting no less than a 54-seat Senate majority in the 115th Congress. NBC News projects that the GOP will hold a 250-seat majority in the next Congress, among the largest Republican majorities in generations. On the gubernatorial level, where Republicans were expected to lose ground, the GOP defied expectations...
  • Dan Sullivan defeats Begich in Alaska Senate race

    11/05/2014 8:52:19 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 87 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 5, 2014 | Rebecca Berg and Justin Green
    Republicans picked up another Senate seat Wednesday.Dan Sullivan led Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, by more than 8,000 votes with 100 percent reporting, according to Associated Press data.The outcome obliterated any last hope among Democrats for a silver lining to Tuesday's Republican wave, and capped a banner Election Day for the GOP.
  • AP: Republican Sasse breezes to Nebraska US Senate win

    11/04/2014 6:38:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Nebraska voters have overwhelmingly elected Republican Ben Sasse to the U.S. Senate over Democrat David Domina. Sasse easily won election Tuesday, replacing Republican Mike Johanns, who didn't seek re-election. Sasse is president of Midland University in Fremont and previously worked in the U.S. Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security and Department of Health and Human Services....
  • Fox calls it for Cory Gardner in Colorado!!!

    11/04/2014 6:55:20 PM PST · by CivilWarBrewing · 48 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com ^ | November 4, 2014 | Fox News
    Fox news just called it for Cory Gardner over Mark Udall in Colorado..
  • Republicans pick up 2 more Senate seats in Montana, Colorado, Fox News projects [GOT MAJORITY!]

    11/04/2014 7:15:38 PM PST · by bimboeruption · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11-4-2014 | Unknown to me
    Fox News projects that Republicans are making another two pick-ups in the battle for the Senate. This brings their total so far to five, with just six needed to take control of the Senate. In Montana, Republican Steve Daines is projected to defeat Democrat Amanda Curtis, flipping control of the seat to the Republican Party for the first time since 1913. In Colorado, GOP Rep. Cory Gardner is projected to oust first-term Democratic Sen. Mark Udall, one of the most closely watched contests in this election cycle Republicans have picked up three Senate seats, Fox News projects, bringing them halfway...
  • Georgia's starting to look good....

    11/04/2014 7:27:27 PM PST · by Lazamataz · 52 replies
    WSB ^ | 11/04/2014 | Laz
    Also, results at Politico.... with 70 % county reports, including 50% totals in Dekalb and Fulton (heavy democrat), we have Perdue at 57% and Nunn at 41%. (997,236 for Perdue, 720,071 for Nunn) I expect it to tighten, but it has been 57% to 41% all evening, and with the 50% reporting-in of two heavy liberal enclaves, I would have expected a much more tight race. I'm starting to think Perdue will win without needing a runoff. Governor results are very similar.
  • Fox News just reported Joni Enst wins Iowa and Repubicans WIN SENATE!

    11/04/2014 8:24:22 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 23 replies
    REPUBLICANS WIN SENATE!
  • Tills NC called by AP

    11/04/2014 8:27:26 PM PST · by ifinnegan · 24 replies
    Salem Radio | Salem Radio
    Salem Radio news coverage reports AP calls it for Tillis in NC.
  • Warner takes razor thin lead over Gillespie

    11/04/2014 8:43:05 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 25 replies
    NBC 12 ^ | 04 NOVEMBER 2014 | NBC 12
    RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - With more than 98 percent of precincts reporting, Mark Warner now leads Ed Gillespie in the U.S. Senate race in Virginia. Gillespie, the Republican challenger led Warner, the incumbent Democrat, for most of the evening. As some of the last votes are being counted, Warner now leads by around 2,500 votes with more than two million counted, so far. Libertarian Robert Sarvis holds 2.7 percent of the vote. At last count, 98.59 percent of precincts were reporting and Warner led by 0.11 percent.
  • Tillis is projected winner in tight U.S. Senate race (Kay Hagen out!)

    11/04/2014 9:02:14 PM PST · by dennisw · 18 replies
    charlotteobserver ^ | Tuesday, Nov. 04, 2014 | Jim Morrill
    Chuck Burton - AP Republican Senate candidate Thom Tillis, left, greeted a voter at a polling place in Charlotte Tuesday. Tillis, the N.C. House Speaker, is running against Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton) Store Republican Thom Tillis clinched a narrow victory over incumbent Democrat Kay Hagan in North Carolina’s bitter U.S. Senate race. With nearly 98 percent of precincts in, Tillis had 48.95 percent to Hagan’s 47.14 percent. Libertarian Sean Haugh fielded about 4 percent. Tillis, from Huntersville, held a 50,000-vote lead with some votes from Mecklenburg and other urban counties still out. But several new organizations declared...
  • Midterm Elections 2014: Louisiana Senate Race Will Go to a Runoff (no Mary Landrieu victory)

    11/04/2014 9:06:16 PM PST · by dennisw · 52 replies
    The Louisiana Senate race is heading into a December run-off as no candidate was able to secure 50 percent of the vote. Based on preliminary exit polls, ABC News projected Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., will face-off against Rep Bill Cassidy, R-La., in the run-off. Campaign committees and outside groups have already reserved airtime ahead of an expected run-off. The National Republican Senatorial Committee has set aside $3.3 million to run ads in the month ahead of the December run-off. The Koch-backed group FreedoM Partners has also reserved $2.1 million in television advertisement time ahead of an anticipated run-off in the...
  • NBC Projects Mark Warner as Apparent Winner in Virginia Senate Race

    11/04/2014 10:14:46 PM PST · by Steelfish · 41 replies
    NBCNews ^ | November 04, 2014
    NBC Projects Mark Warner as Apparent Winner in Virginia Senate Race NBC News projects that incumbent Sen. Mark Warner is the apparent winner in the Virginia Senate race. Warner, the incumbent Democrat and former governor of Virginia, remains popular statewide, but he faced a challenge from Republican Ed Gillespie, a former Republican National Committee chairman and lobbyist.
  • AK Results

    11/05/2014 12:04:09 AM PST · by sendthemhome · 54 replies
    Sec of State | 11/5/14 | Sec of State
    For those who care ;) Sullivan over Begich by almost 6 with 73% in AK
  • 2014 Midterm Elections a Republican Stampede

    11/05/2014 1:47:55 AM PST · by dignitasnews · 37 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | November 5, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    While experts predicted a good night for Republicans, the 2014 Midterm Elections turned out to be a stampede exceeding even the most optimistic hopes of conservatives. In addition to taking control of the US Senate and increasing its majority in the House of Representatives, Governors mansions and State Legislatures across the country, Republicans established themselves as a legitimate "big tent party" with ground-breaking firsts from coast to coast. The GOP gained majority control of the US Senate by sweeping close races through the country, holding a 52-47 advantage as of press time, with tight contests in Alaska and Virginia still...
  • Obama A Complete Electoral Disaster For Dems

    11/04/2014 9:13:57 AM PST · by Abakumov · 11 replies
    Radix News ^ | November 4, 2014 | Michael Barone
    Before the election results are in, and keeping in mind that there may be some unpleasant surprises for one party or the other — or both — it’s possible to assess how the Democratic Party has fared under the leadership of President Obama. To summarize the verdict: not so well. By one metric it has done very badly indeed. When Obama took the oath of office in January 2009, there were 257 Democrats in the House of Representatives. Going into this election there are 201 (including two vacant Democratic seats). ... The geographic clustering of blacks and gentry liberals in...
  • Sabato’s Final Predictions: Republicans Pick Up 8 Seats In The Senate

    11/03/2014 11:59:16 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 44 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/03/2014 | Derek Hunter
    Larry Sabato, director of the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics and one of the most widely respected political analysts in the country, has come out with his final predictions for the 2014 midterms, and he predicts a good night for Republicans. In his “Crystal Ball” picks, Sabato see an 8-seat pick-up for Republicans in the Senate, which would give them a 2-seat majority.
  • These Senators Deserve To Be Fired

    11/03/2014 4:37:17 AM PST · by rootin tootin · 21 replies
    American Spectaror ^ | 11/3/2014 | David Catron
    What would happen if you ignored multiple requests from your employer to stop wasting time on your pet project and instead concentrate on a higher priority task? You would be fired, of course. There are six U.S. Senators up for reelection tomorrow who richly deserve to lose their jobs for that very offense. Throughout 2009 and early 2010 they refused to listen when their employers—the voters—demanded that they stop meddling in health care and focus on the economy. With the voices of protest reverberating in their ears, these cynical pols voted to foist Obamacare on an unwilling electorate. These Democrat...
  • Senate Update: Polls Point Increasingly To Republican Senate Win

    11/02/2014 7:59:42 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | November 1, 2014 | Nate Silver
    By this point in an election year, when polls are coming in by the bucketload late in the evening, you can get a sense for which pollsters are taking fresh samples of public opinion and which are herding toward the conventional wisdom. J. Ann Selzer, whose firm Selzer & Company conducts the Des Moines Register’s Iowa Poll, is in the former group: She’s always been one to trust what her data is telling her. On Dec. 31, 2007, Selzer’s poll was among the first to show a large lead for Barack Obama in the Iowa Democratic caucuses — most other...
  • DNC Head Predicts Democrats Will Hold Senate Because of Strong Ground Game

    11/02/2014 11:57:36 AM PST · by Steelfish · 66 replies
    ABCNews ^ | November 02, 2014 | Benjamin Bell
    DNC Head Predicts Democrats Will Hold Senate Because of Strong Ground Game By Benjamin Bell Nov 2, 2014 Despite gloomy polling forecasts, Democratic National Committee Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., maintained today on “This Week” that her party would retain control of the Senate in Tuesday’s midterm elections, saying the party’s ground game would make the difference. “I know I would take ours over theirs any day of the week,” Wasserman Schultz told “This Week” anchor George Stephanopoulos
  • Predicted headlines for Wednesday, November 5th (post them here)

    11/02/2014 12:04:29 PM PST · by keat · 104 replies
    11/02/14 | self
    Republicans gain House and Senate, must now show they can govern in a bi-partisan manner
  • Dems Pin NC Hopes on Black Vote (Where are the subpoenas for the political sermons by preachers?)

    11/02/2014 3:04:49 PM PST · by bestintxas · 14 replies
    breitbart ^ | 11/2/14 | d riehl
    North Carolina Democrats are taking to black churches today - and tomorrow for so called "Moral Monday" in an effort to drag Kay Hagan over the finish line before Republican Thom Tillis in North Carolina's Senate race. Hagan is a mere +1 in the current Real Clear Politics poll average, making the race too close to call. At churches across North Carolina, ministers took to pulpits Sunday morning with messages laced as thickly with pleas to turn out at the polls as they were with scripture. Led by the local NAACP, black churches have engaged in months of voter education...
  • If Greg Orman Is An Independent, Why Is His Campaign Run By Democrats?

    11/02/2014 4:05:39 PM PST · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    The Federalist.com ^ | October 31, 2014 | Sean Davis
    Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kans.) is in the fight for his political life. Current polls show him barely trailing his opponent, which would make Kansas look like a golden pickup opportunity for Senate Democrats, right?Not so much. In early September, Democrat Chad Taylor suddenly dropped out of the crowded Kansas Senate, leaving a two-man race between Roberts and Greg Orman, who insists that he’s totally an independent and not a partisan Democrat. Orman even swears that he has no idea who he’ll support for Senate Majority Leader if he wins the election next Tuesday. That’s how independent he is.But if Orman...
  • Senate Update: Polls Point Increasingly To Republican Senate Win

    11/02/2014 4:28:10 PM PST · by right-wing agnostic · 19 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | November 1, 2014 | Nate Silver
    By this point in an election year, when polls are coming in by the bucketload late in the evening, you can get a sense for which pollsters are taking fresh samples of public opinion and which are herding toward the conventional wisdom. J. Ann Selzer, whose firm Selzer & Company conducts the Des Moines Register’s Iowa Poll, is in the former group: She’s always been one to trust what her data is telling her. On Dec. 31, 2007, Selzer’s poll was among the first to show a large lead for Barack Obama in the Iowa Democratic caucuses — most other...
  • Tom Harkin: Don’t Be Fooled Because Joni Ernst Is “Really Attractive,” “Sounds Nice”

    11/02/2014 5:57:14 PM PST · by Perdogg · 79 replies
    Retiring Democratic Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin says that Iowa voters shouldn’t be fooled because Joni Ernst is “really attractive” and “sounds nice.”
  • Conservative Guerrilla Street Art, "Quarantine Shaheen" Spreads to New Hampshire

    11/02/2014 6:15:05 PM PST · by 6ft2inhighheelshoes · 12 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | Nov. 2, 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    STREET ART APPEARS IN NH CALLING TO 'QUARANTINE SHAHEEN' AS HILLARY CLINTON CAMPAIGNS FOR STRUGGLING DEMOCRAT by MATTHEW BOYLE 2 Nov 2014, 3:00 PM PDT 6 POST A COMMENT MANCHESTER, New Hampshire — As former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton joined incumbent Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) for her final campaign push, street art began appearing statewide calling for New Hampshire voters to “Quarantine Shaheen.” “Fear is the last resort of those who have run out of ideas and who have run out of hope,” Clinton said at a Shaheen rally on Sunday, mocking former Sen. Scott Brown for criticizing...
  • MSM says GOP tsunami means voters are choosing ‘none of the above’

    11/02/2014 7:38:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 2, 2014 | Joseph Curl
    To America’s mainstream media, the midterm elections are a choice between bad and worse. Here’s why, by their reasoning: No one — repeat no one — in their right mind could ever vote for Republicans, so clearly the country’s voters are so disengaged and dissatisfied that they couldn’t care less about who wins. No less an MSM icon than “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd has said so in an NBC News piece last week titled “None of the Above: Voters Are Holding Their Noses at the Polls.” The lead says: “If anything sums up voters’ attitudes about this election,...
  • Michelle Nunn’s Hopes in Georgia Are Fading in Final Stretch

    11/03/2014 1:36:14 AM PST · by Bettyprob · 36 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 11/02/2014 | Nate Cohn
    One of the few bits of bad news for Republicans over the last couple of months was the Georgia Senate race, where the Democrat, Michelle Nunn, pulled into a tie with the Republican, David Perdue, after a 2005 deposition was revealed in which Mr. Perdue said that he was proud of his record of outsourcing. But most polls over the last week or so show Mr. Perdue retaking a lead, with Ms. Nunn now trailing by about two or three percentage points. Mr. Perdue’s gains come from white voters. He now leads Ms. Nunn by about 40 percentage points among...
  • Shaheen: 'Right-Wing' Group Behind Study Showing Majority of NH Jobs Went to Immigrants

    11/01/2014 10:42:22 AM PDT · by walford · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Nov 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    ... Shaheen, when asked by Breitbart News about a recent study from the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) that found 71 percent of all New Hampshire jobs since 2000 have gone to both legal and illegal aliens rather than New Hampshire citizens, ducked for cover. “My understanding is that’s a study sponsored by a right-wing organization,” she replied. When Breitbart News noted that the study is based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau and other government sources—and includes no data from non-governmental sources—her communications director Harrell Kirsten abruptly called an end to the press conference inside the local Democratic...
  • Senate race roundup: Polls say Rounds' lead grows

    11/01/2014 10:28:30 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 15 replies
    The Rapid City Journal ^ | October 28, 2014 | Seth Tupper
    South Dakota's suddenly tight Senate race is suddenly not so tight again, according to the polls. Still, none of the four candidates has majority support. Polls released in recent days show Republican Mike Rounds with bigger leads than in the previous round of polling. A KELO/Sioux Falls Argus Leader poll conducted Oct. 20-23 showed Rounds with 42 percent support; Democrat Rick Weiland at 33 percent; independent Larry Pressler at 13 percent; and independent Gordon Howie at 2 percent. Another 10 percent of respondents were undecided. An NBC News/Marist poll conducted Oct. 19-23 showed Rounds at 43 percent, Weiland at 29...
  • Colorado early voting: GOP blows out Dems

    11/01/2014 10:32:42 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 68 replies
    The Hill ^ | Novermber 1, 2014 | Bernie Becker
    Republicans are blowing out Democrats in Colorado early voting, the secretary of State there says. ADVERTISEMENT According to the Associated Press, 104,000 more GOP voters have taken advantage of early voting in Colorado than Democrats. Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) is trailing his Republican opponent, Rep. Cory Gardner, in most polls. A loss by Udall would make it exceedingly difficult for Democrats to retain control of the Senate. Colorado’s Democratic governor, John Hickenlooper, is also in a tight race as he seeks a second term. Historically Democratic voters have long been more likely to stay at home in midterm elections, and...
  • Vote Republican, Even If It Hurts

    11/01/2014 6:43:31 AM PDT · by massmike · 304 replies
    grasstopsusa.com ^ | 11/01/2014 | Don Feder
    It's become the mother of all political clichés: Every election, we are told, is the most important of our lifetime. If our side doesn't win, it's 40 years of darkness, earthquakes, rivers and seas boiling, human-sacrifice, dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria – or worse. While it's hard to rank these biennial slug-fests, given the rot that's eating away at the soul of our nation, 2014 is right up there. Will there be any break on Obama's increasingly despotic reign during his last two years in office, or will Harry Reid and his cohorts continue to provide cover for...
  • If They Can’t Win Now, Then When?

    11/01/2014 8:48:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 1, 2014 | John Ransom
    The day of reckoning for Obama is finally here. Apparently. Or maybe not. According to some experts Republicans will win historic victories in the 2014 midterm elections, picking up more seats in the House and the Senate of any party since Dwight Eisenhower was president. Others are saying not so fast: The Democrats have shown an ability to turn out the vote under Obama in a way that has permanently altered the political landscape. While acknowledging that a GOP victory is likely, they argue that it will be closer than some think, with fewer pickups by Republicans than the massive...
  • 'It will be ugly': GOP Senate win to ax hundreds of Democratic jobs

    11/01/2014 9:02:06 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 93 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 10-31-14 | Paul Bedard
    With projections of a GOP win growing daily, nervousness in Senate committee offices has turned to panic as an army of Democratic staffers braces to be fired, replaced by a Republican majority and their aides. The spoils of political war? Estimates are that 300-600 Democratic committee and personal staff jobs would be on the chopping block if the Republicans pull off the expected victory. “There will be a mass exodus of Senate Democrat staff from committees,” said one insider. And Republicans will get to hire hundreds more aides. A loss on Tuesday that keeps the Democrats in charge of the...
  • Concha: As Bleak Prospects Show, Democratic Race-Baiting Tactics Being Rejected

    10/31/2014 2:16:50 PM PDT · by walford · 11 replies
    Mediaite ^ | October 31st, 2014 | Joe Concha
    As you may have heard, we’re now only four days away from the 2014 midterms and gubernatorial races mercifully coming to an end, save for a likely runoff in Louisiana. And as you’ve also heard lately, race–for all the wrong reasons–has become a central theme for the party in blue. Speaking of the Bayou State, its likely-to-be-unemployed-after-said-runoff and current senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) had this to say to Chuck Todd (a good get via hustle by the new MTP moderator, by the way) regarding the reason behind her not inviting President Obama for help on the campaign trail: “The South...
  • Alaska Senate: Sullivan (R) 47%, Begich (D) 42%

    10/31/2014 2:17:30 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 10 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | October 31, 2014
    Republican challenger Dan Sullivan has pulled to his biggest lead yet over Democratic incumbent Mark Begich in the final Rasmussen Reports survey of Alaska’s U.S. Senate race.
  • Why Is Mary Landrieu in So Much Trouble? (only has 25% of white vote)

    10/31/2014 2:30:51 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 19 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Sean Trende
    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2014/10/23/why_is_mary_landrieu_in_so_much_trouble_124397.html
  • Possible Illegal Democratic Campaign Activity In Kansas

    10/31/2014 2:37:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 31, 2014 | Kevin Glass
    In the tight race between incumbent Republican Pat Roberts and "independent" candidate Greg Orman in Kansas, the Democrats are implicitly pro-Orman. The two-way race between Orman and Roberts has been close ever since Democrats pressured the official Democratic candidate to drop out of the race. But now, the Kansas Republican Party has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission against the Kansas Democratic Party for illegal "in-kind" contributions to the Orman campaign. Kansas Democrats have hung pro-Orman signs at official Democratic Party offices which, according to the GOP's complaint, is illegal: Parties have traditionally used the volunteer exemption for...
  • McConnell keeps agenda for a Republican Senate close to his vest

    10/31/2014 2:37:42 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    Lexington Herald Leader ^ | October 31, 2014 | BY SAM YOUNGMAN
    Edging closer to his lifelong dream of leading a Republican majority in the U.S. Senate, Sen. Mitch McConnell has been largely quiet about what specific agenda his potential new majority would pursue. "This is not the time to lay out an agenda," McConnell told reporters Friday after an event in Lexington. "But I will say this: Divided government in the past has been pretty effective." "It's never a good idea to tell the other side what the first play is going to be, but I think it's safe to say we'll have a very different direction for the country," McConnell...
  • North Carolina Senate: Hagan (D) 47%, Tillis (R) 46%

    10/31/2014 2:46:43 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 38 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | October 30, 2014
    Kay Hagan, long viewed as perhaps the Senate’s most endangered Democrat, is still hanging in there in the closing days of North Carolina’s U.S. Senate race. The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely North Carolina Voters shows Hagan with 47% of the vote to Republican challenger Thom Tillis’ 46%. Three percent (3%) like another candidate in the race, and another three percent (3%) are still undecided.
  • Stephanopoulos, ABC News Refuse to Apologize for False Scott Brown Attack

    10/31/2014 4:12:02 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10-31-14 | Matthew Boyle
    MANCHESTER, New Hampshire — Mitt Romney, the Republican nominee for president in 2012 and a supporter of former Sen. Scott Brown’s campaign, decried an effort by the liberal media to falsely smear Brown during last night’s final New Hampshire Senate debate against incumbent Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH). “You know I think it’s unfortunate but in some cases moderators hope to become part of the story,” Romney said on Laura Ingraham’s radio program. “Obviously that furthers their career and makes a lot of people talk about them. And people who are on their side are very pleased about it and...
  • Fox News Poll: 1-Point Margin in Iowa, Kansas and North Carolina Senate Races [Scary?]

    10/31/2014 5:14:43 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 34 replies
    FoxNews ^ | October 31, 2014 | Dana Blanton
    Fox News Poll: 1-Point Margin in Iowa, Kansas and North Carolina Senate Races By Dana Blanton October 31, 2014 “It all comes down to turnout.” That’s one of the biggest clichés in politics. It’s also true in one-point races. Welcome to Iowa, Kansas and North Carolina. According to the latest round of Fox News Senate battleground polls, none of the front-runners in those states hits the 50 percent mark. That means these races will be decided by late-deciding voters -- and campaigns competing furiously to get their voters to the polls. One thing that is baked into the cake: President...
  • Mississippi’s ignored senate race – do no “evil for evil”

    10/31/2014 5:28:48 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 38 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/31/14 | A. Dru Kristenev
    Take responsibility for however you decide to mark your ballot, but don’t lay the results at God’s feet when you had a deliberate choice to make, be it for right or wrong Observing the chaotic politics surrounding practically every issue on and off the ballot is one of the advantages of a missionary’s life being posted in sundry locales around this nation. And it is Mississippi that has collared me for more than a year – a state of endless hospitality, conservative ethics and Southern tenacity. In the face of injustice, Mississippians will stand their ground and rightfully so. This...
  • Alaska Senate Race Becomes Most Expensive Campaign In State's History

    10/31/2014 7:09:42 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 9 replies
    LATimes ^ | October 31, 2014 | MARIA L. LA GANGA
    Alaska Senate Race Becomes Most Expensive Campaign In State's History By MARIA L. LA GANGA With $39 million in outside spending to sway half a million voters, Alaska Senate race is priciest per capita Both candidates in Alaska Senate contest condemn outside money, but it keeps rolling in The local official introducing the candidate eventually got around to the point — Sen. Mark Begich, standing up for Alaskans, get out the vote — but first he lit into the Koch brothers and what he described as money's power to warp politics. "They're literally spending hundreds of millions of dollars to...
  • Why Alaska's Senate Race might be closer than anyone thinks

    10/31/2014 6:14:46 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 17 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | October 29, 2014 | Andrew Romano
    There's a time-honored cliche that political pundits tend to trot out whenever they're asked, usually on cable TV, to prognosticate about a race they aren't particularly familiar with: "It's going to come down to the ground game." Most of the time, this isn't really true. Fundamentals such as party registration numbers and the state of the economy usually play a larger part in election outcomes than the campaigns' respective efforts to ensure that their voters actually vote. But suddenly there's reason to believe that the ground game is going to matter more in this year's Alaska Senate contest between Democratic...