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Democrat upsets incumbent Dan Donovan to win Staten Island House seat
NYPost ^ | November 6, 2018

Posted on 11/06/2018 7:32:28 PM PST by SMGFan

Republican Staten Island Rep. Dan Dovonan was defeated by an Afghan war vet in a major House upset Tuesday night, losing his bid for a second full term in a seat he was favored to win for months. The upset came at the hands of Democrat Max Rose, who combined a massive fundraising haul with an energetic persona to dispatch the longtime politician. Donovan quickly conceded at his election night party.

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


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 2018midterms; dandovonan; maxrose; newyork; ny2018; statenisland
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1 posted on 11/06/2018 7:32:28 PM PST by SMGFan
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To: dp0622

Ping.


2 posted on 11/06/2018 7:35:18 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: SMGFan; Impy; BillyBoy; dp0622; AuH2ORepublican; LS

GOP lost the seat in 2008, they got it back in 2010. Should be another one-time fluke against a weak/damaged incumbent.


3 posted on 11/06/2018 7:36:42 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj ("It's Slappin' Time !")
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To: SMGFan

It looks like control of the house is going to the communists. Damn! They gained 14 and they need 23 and now the results are going to come in from west coast, Mexifornia, Leftington,


4 posted on 11/06/2018 7:40:21 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda
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To: SMGFan

Any D seats flip to us so far?


5 posted on 11/06/2018 7:45:59 PM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard ( Flag burners can go screw -- I'm mighty PROUD of that ragged old flag)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/elections/live_results/2018/house/
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PA 14.But I don’t count that.


6 posted on 11/06/2018 7:49:18 PM PST by SMGFan ( .)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

The GOP had a chance to flip two seats in Minnesota and one in Nevada.

Anyone know the status of those two seats?


7 posted on 11/06/2018 8:05:50 PM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (Hey liberals! Trump in 2020. Because, 'eff you!)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

Err, THREE seats.


8 posted on 11/06/2018 8:06:54 PM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (Hey liberals! Trump in 2020. Because, 'eff you!)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation
I see sites throwing numbers but not citing which seats. There were two New England dem seats that were supposedly close earlier with whatever % reporting that I haven't heard anything else about. Frustrating.

Did Spanberger end up taking down Brat?

9 posted on 11/06/2018 8:07:58 PM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard ( Flag burners can go screw -- I'm mighty PROUD of that ragged old flag)
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To: SMGFan

We got a part of Brooklyn thrown in with us too.

It’s changing FAST and it’s Russian and Albanian and they vote D.

I underestimated how many of them there are.

They are infesting staten island now too


10 posted on 11/06/2018 8:13:36 PM PST by dp0622 (The Left should know if Trump is kicked out of office, it is WAR!)
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To: SMGFan

My work is done.
11 posted on 11/06/2018 8:37:25 PM PST by conservative98
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To: conservative98

I really hate that guy.


12 posted on 11/06/2018 8:37:54 PM PST by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: dp0622

from rrhelections blog
Democrats will win the NY State Senate and have a trifecta in NYS Government. Long time Brooklyn state Senator Marty Golden (R) has lost.


13 posted on 11/06/2018 8:54:46 PM PST by SMGFan ( .)
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To: SMGFan

I thought the Dems were broke.


14 posted on 11/06/2018 8:58:59 PM PST by Luke21
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

I live in Maine’s Second Congressional district, where Bruce Poliquin, the incumbent Republican, is struggling to keep his seat against state representative Jared Golden, a liberal former Marine.

The TV and radio ads were relentless, with the dems laying in to, and lying about, the Republican’s position on healthcare, pre-existing conditions, donations from insurance companies, etc.

I have public television muted and from time to time look at the screen. The dem was ahead by four points, now they are tied at 46% each with half of the precincts still to be tallied.

I think northern and western Maine will save this seat for the GOP.

PBS had Spanberger at 50% and Brat at 49%. I don’t know if the race has been called.


15 posted on 11/06/2018 9:01:15 PM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (Hey liberals! Trump in 2020. Because, 'eff you!)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

PBS has reported that Brat has lost. Damn.


16 posted on 11/06/2018 9:02:44 PM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (Hey liberals! Trump in 2020. Because, 'eff you!)
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To: SMGFan

Afghan war vet? There were a few Dem candidates who I suggested might be possible flips to the GOP. If the margin is only a couple of seats this might be one that they should try to get to cross over - especially since he unseated a GOP incumbent, the district might acquiesce in the end. Not easy for a party to flip a sitting member of a party but if it is close they should try.

Now I’m curious what the laws might be in this regard. You can’t buy votes in Congress (at least not directly, only by the corruption allowed inside the system eg committee assignments and party campaign support) - but can you buy party registration?


17 posted on 11/06/2018 9:34:12 PM PST by monkeyshine
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