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GOP in striking distance to retake Franken seat
The Hill ^ | 09/17/18 | Michael Burke

Posted on 09/17/2018 8:23:24 AM PDT by yesthatjallen

Minnesota Sen. Tina Smith (D) holds a 7-point lead over Republican challenger and state Sen. Karin Housley ahead of November's midterms, according to a new poll publishing Monday.

The Star Tribune/MPR News Minnesota poll found that Smith, who replaced former Sen. Al Franken (D) following his resignation in January, has the support of 44 percent of likely voters. Another 37 percent support Housley, while 15 percent of those surveyed say they remain undecided, according to the poll.

Smith, the former Minnesota lieutenant governor, was tapped to replace Franken after he resigned amid allegations of sexual misconduct.

Smith now faces Housley in a special election to fill the remainder of Franken's term, which expires in January 2021. The nonpartisan Cook Political Report rates Smith's race as leaning Democrat. FiveThirtyEight gives Smith about a 90 percent chance to keep the seat.

Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D) is also on the ballot, but she holds a far more significant lead over Republican challenger Jim Newberger, according to the poll. The poll found that 60 percent of likely voters support Klobuchar and 30 percent support Newberger. Cook rates Klobuchar's seat as "solid" Democrat.

The poll's results were based on interviews with 800 likely voters in Minnesota conducted from Sept. 10-12. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Minnesota; US: Montana
KEYWORDS: 2018midterms; franken; karenmonahan; karinhousley; keithellison; midterms; minnesota; mn2018; tinasmith; tomperez
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1 posted on 09/17/2018 8:23:24 AM PDT by yesthatjallen
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To: yesthatjallen

Nothing a forgotten car trunk can’t take care of.


2 posted on 09/17/2018 8:24:21 AM PDT by Phillyred (Kieran Hussie)
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To: yesthatjallen
"Just reach out and grab it. That's what I would do."
-- Al Franken
3 posted on 09/17/2018 8:24:29 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The MSM is in the business of creating a fake version of reality for political reasons.)
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To: yesthatjallen

Help me, Al, I'm trying to understand. How did you think that you would get away with groping those women?

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4 posted on 09/17/2018 8:25:01 AM PDT by ETL (Obama-Hillary, REAL Russia collusion! Uranium-One Deal, Missile Defense, Iran Deal, Nukes: Click ETL)
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To: Phillyred

>>Nothing a forgotten car trunk can’t take care of.<<

Or a recently-remembered HS antic from 30-40 years ago.


5 posted on 09/17/2018 8:25:09 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (As always IMHO)
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6 posted on 09/17/2018 8:27:07 AM PDT by ETL (Obama-Hillary, REAL Russia collusion! Uranium-One Deal, Missile Defense, Iran Deal, Nukes: Click ETL)
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To: yesthatjallen
The Rats stole Alabama...we'll take Minnesota fair and square.

And let's not forget that alfranken & pals literally stole through their contrived recounts.

7 posted on 09/17/2018 8:27:34 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (I've Never Owned Slaves...You've Never Picked Cotton.End Of "Discussion".)
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8 posted on 09/17/2018 8:27:56 AM PDT by ETL (Obama-Hillary, REAL Russia collusion! Uranium-One Deal, Missile Defense, Iran Deal, Nukes: Click ETL)
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To: yesthatjallen

Time for a Trump Rally in MN!


9 posted on 09/17/2018 8:29:02 AM PDT by vette6387
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I am a lifelong MN resident.

I have never...repeat...NEVER to my recollection seen a Star-Tribune Minnesota Poll that showed a Republican in the lead in any race for anything at any time.

10 posted on 09/17/2018 8:29:12 AM PDT by daler
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Oh, I wasn’t aware franken-ass still held a seat. Did I miss something or is this typical “the hill” wishful thinking.


11 posted on 09/17/2018 8:29:36 AM PDT by rktman (Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: yesthatjallen

If they are saying 7, it’s 2-3 max.


12 posted on 09/17/2018 8:30:37 AM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually" (Hendrix))
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At least we don’t have to listen to fat head frankless anymore. :)


13 posted on 09/17/2018 8:31:55 AM PDT by Leep
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To: LS

Yup


14 posted on 09/17/2018 8:33:37 AM PDT by rb22982
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To: yesthatjallen

Not even a remote chance this seat flips to Republican even though I think it might have been Tina Smith that almost sexually assaulted me in high school. Or was it college? I’ll find out from my therapist at my next visit...


15 posted on 09/17/2018 8:34:21 AM PDT by Russ
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Wait! Wait a minute! I thought the Dems believe that the woman should always win, no matter what! Are you telling me that Dems are going to vote against the WOMAN?? Hypocrites! (No sarcasm on that last word)


16 posted on 09/17/2018 8:36:47 AM PDT by originalbuckeye ('In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act'- George Orwell)
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I believe he has one planned. Pence has been here a few times.

Also expect a republican house pickup in the 8th.


17 posted on 09/17/2018 8:38:51 AM PDT by cableguymn (We need a redneck in the white house....)
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7 points is still a lot, still good news though

Hugin is within 5 against Corrupt Bobby like ‘em young Menendez and every thinks Bobby has it locked up.


18 posted on 09/17/2018 8:39:06 AM PDT by Trump.Deplorable
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I recall reading the the GOP was in striking distance to flip two seats in Northern Minn as well. I hope Trump is planning a rally there.


19 posted on 09/17/2018 8:39:40 AM PDT by FlipWilson
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To: originalbuckeye

Both candidates self identify as women


20 posted on 09/17/2018 8:39:48 AM PDT by cableguymn (We need a redneck in the white house....)
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