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In Kavanaugh confirmation fight, just a handful of senators hold the key
Fox News ^ | September 2, 2018 | Chad Pergram

Posted on 09/02/2018 10:04:59 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum

The Senate’s final verdict on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh – whose high-stakes, high-wire confirmation hearing begins Tuesday – will hinge on the views of just a handful of lawmakers.

As it stands, Republicans hold a razor-thin, 50-49 majority with one vacancy. Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey will soon appoint a successor to the late Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., but even then the GOP majority can suffer few defections.

These are the senators to watch:

Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska

These senators can be mavericks in their own right. Further, they fret about how health care issues and access to reproductive assistance are challenging in their sprawling, rural states. Both Collins and Murkowski are moderates. A defection by either or both of these senators could spell problems for the confirmation of Kavanaugh.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Alaska; US: Arizona; US: Indiana; US: Maine; US: North Dakota; US: West Virginia
KEYWORDS: abortion; alaska; arizona; brettkavanaugh; dougducey; johnmccain; kavanaugh; lisamurkowski; maga; maine; scotus; supremecourt; susancollins
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1 posted on 09/02/2018 10:04:59 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
What about all the Red state Democrats who are up for election?
2 posted on 09/02/2018 10:07:24 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob ("Other People's Money" = The life blood of Liberalism)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“mavericks”
“moderates”

“Liberals.”


3 posted on 09/02/2018 10:09:37 AM PDT by TheZMan (I am a secessionist.)
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To: Cowboy Bob

Fox News doesn’t care about them. This article is shilling for the Left.


4 posted on 09/02/2018 10:14:42 AM PDT by over3Owithabrain
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

And McCain won’t get to vote.


5 posted on 09/02/2018 10:16:03 AM PDT by a fool in paradise
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To: over3Owithabrain

NewsCorp execs endorsed John Kerry in 2004.


6 posted on 09/02/2018 10:16:35 AM PDT by a fool in paradise
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To: Cowboy Bob

Joe Manchin from WV pissed off mountaineers with his immediate attention to gun control upon becoming a senator. Add to that his daughter who is the CEO of Mylan jacked up the price of Epipens to an indefinable level. Joe has been practicing sucking a bowling ball through a garden hose to get elected. He’ll vote for Kavanaugh.


7 posted on 09/02/2018 10:17:27 AM PDT by meatloaf
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Reproductive assistance? Is that what they call it now?


8 posted on 09/02/2018 10:21:03 AM PDT by Mercat
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
These one issue females tick me off.

First of all, there is no case at the feet of the USSC regarding overturning Roe vs Wade.

As far as precedence....Roe vs Wade....overturned all precedence since the beginning of our courts.

9 posted on 09/02/2018 11:03:26 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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“These one issue females tick me off.”

Agreed.

Has anyone asked them point blank why murdering innocent babies is so important to them?


10 posted on 09/02/2018 11:24:54 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: MichaelCorleone

“Has anyone asked them point blank why murdering innocent babies is so important to them?”

-Nicely put!
Filing away that line for when confronted by those crazies.


11 posted on 09/02/2018 11:32:20 AM PDT by TianaHighrider (Speak the TRUTH and SHAME the devil! * Fight SPEECH/MIND control *)
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To: Cowboy Bob

“What about all the Red state Democrats who are up for election? “

Like John Testicle and Heifer Heidkamp?


12 posted on 09/02/2018 11:43:03 AM PDT by Bonemaker (invictus maneo)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

He will be affirmed.

Move along...


13 posted on 09/02/2018 11:43:45 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (01/26/18 DJIA 30 stocks $26,616.71 48.794% > open 11/07/16 215.71 from 50% increase 1.2183 yrs)
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“Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska”

Oh geez, these two viragos again?


14 posted on 09/02/2018 11:44:20 AM PDT by Bonemaker (invictus maneo)
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By this time next week, if Governor Doug Ducey does his job in a business-like manner, we could have a good solid 51st Republican vote back in the Senate.

First choice - Kelli Ward, only recently defeated in the primary by Martha McSally, but an excellent choice in her own right. Or maybe Sheriff Joe, but it would be only for a short while (the rest of McCain’s term), as Sheriff Joe is already of advanced age.

But it is not “the McCain seat”, neither Cindy nor Meghan should be considered. Oh, maybe John McCain’s mother, but DEFINITELY neither the wife nor daughter.

Of course, it is not necessary that the appointee actually be a resident of the state at time of ascending to office, as in the instance of Herself being elected to the Senate from New York, or Robert Kennedy before Herself. Carpetbagging definitely has a bad reputation.

If that exception could be made, Sarah Palin might be in the running.


15 posted on 09/02/2018 11:52:41 AM PDT by alloysteel ("No" is a complete sentence. On so many levels.)
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To: alloysteel

Article I, Section 3:

“No Person shall be a Senator who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty Years, and been nine Years a Citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State for which he shall be chosen.”


16 posted on 09/02/2018 12:01:15 PM PDT by jjotto (Next week, BOOM!, for sure!)
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To: Sacajaweau

Liberals are so hypocritical. They cry when majority of whites vote for trump but celebrate when majority of blacks vote for obama, Gillum and Adams. So frustrating. They call us racists....spit! They are the worst.


17 posted on 09/02/2018 2:07:32 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Trump/Hunter, jr for President/Vice President 2016)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

*Late* Sen. Join McCain? Did he die? How strange! Haven’t heard a thing about it!


18 posted on 09/02/2018 4:16:40 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (They never thought she would lose.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

We are watching the democratic senators who vote against Kavanaugh for the midterm elections. It gives us good cause to vote against them.


19 posted on 09/02/2018 4:40:01 PM PDT by maxwellsmart_agent (.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Further, they fret about how health care issues and access to reproductive assistance are challenging in their sprawling, rural states.

Which, of course, have NOTHING to do with whether a jurist is qualified to hear cases and apply Constitutional law to appellate cases.

20 posted on 09/02/2018 4:41:50 PM PDT by Teacher317 (We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men)
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