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Fri Dec 28, 2012, 11:15 PM

Which Newly ELECTED Democratic (or Democratic caucusing) Senator are you most excited about?

Last edited Sat Dec 29, 2012, 11:08 AM - Edit history (4)

I share the excitement over Elizabeth Warren. As a Mainer, I should be excited about Angus King, but I do believe that he'll vex us occasionally. I'm certainly proud of Heidi heitkamp and Joe Donelly because NOBODY thought they'd win and I'm proud of Tim Kaine because I just like the guy and he sent Mr. Macaca home AGAIN. My vote, however, is for our first openly gay and very forward thinking liberal US Senator Tammy Baldwin.

Yes. larry craig was gay, but he was a self-loathing and deeply closeted rightist nut, so I don't really count him. He'd not only avoid the log cabin republicans like the plague, he'd probably be one of the first in line to set fire TO that cabin.

Your choice and why?

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31 votes, 2 passes | Time left: Unlimited
Angus King, ME
0 (0%)
Elizabeth Warren, MA
25 (81%)
Chris Murphy, CT
0 (0%)
Tim Kaine, VA
1 (3%)
Joe Donnelly, IN
0 (0%)
Tammy Baldwin, WI
4 (13%)
Heidi Heitkamp, ND
1 (3%)
Martin Heinrich, NM
0 (0%)
Mazie Hirono, HI
0 (0%)
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Reply Which Newly ELECTED Democratic (or Democratic caucusing) Senator are you most excited about? (Original post)
MarianJack Dec 2012 OP
TDale313 Dec 2012 #1
MarianJack Dec 2012 #6
BlueCaliDem Dec 2012 #29
RKP5637 Dec 2012 #2
MarianJack Dec 2012 #7
Laura PourMeADrink Dec 2012 #17
RKP5637 Dec 2012 #30
Laura PourMeADrink Dec 2012 #32
northoftheborder Dec 2012 #3
MarianJack Dec 2012 #8
RomneyLies Dec 2012 #4
MarianJack Dec 2012 #10
HERVEPA Dec 2012 #5
MarianJack Dec 2012 #11
HERVEPA Dec 2012 #13
MarianJack Dec 2012 #22
kaiserhog Dec 2012 #9
MarianJack Dec 2012 #12
msongs Dec 2012 #14
MarianJack Dec 2012 #18
Laura PourMeADrink Dec 2012 #15
MarianJack Dec 2012 #19
Kath1 Dec 2012 #16
MarianJack Dec 2012 #20
PeaceNikki Dec 2012 #21
Kath1 Dec 2012 #23
MarianJack Dec 2012 #41
MarianJack Dec 2012 #33
HappyMe Dec 2012 #40
MarianJack Dec 2012 #42
liberal_at_heart Dec 2012 #24
MarianJack Dec 2012 #34
DCKit Dec 2012 #25
MarianJack Dec 2012 #35
Rowdyboy Dec 2012 #26
MarianJack Dec 2012 #36
MADem Dec 2012 #27
MarianJack Dec 2012 #37
MADem Dec 2012 #48
MarianJack Dec 2012 #50
MADem Dec 2012 #52
MarianJack Dec 2012 #57
MrSlayer Dec 2012 #28
MarianJack Dec 2012 #43
MADem Dec 2012 #49
MrSlayer Dec 2012 #55
MADem Dec 2012 #56
lonestarnot Dec 2012 #31
MarianJack Dec 2012 #44
Zorra Dec 2012 #61
Renew Deal Dec 2012 #38
MarianJack Dec 2012 #45
LWolf Dec 2012 #39
MarianJack Dec 2012 #46
LWolf Dec 2012 #47
MarianJack Dec 2012 #51
mythology Dec 2012 #53
MarianJack Dec 2012 #58
Odin2005 Dec 2012 #54
MarianJack Dec 2012 #59
Zorra Dec 2012 #60
MarianJack Dec 2012 #62

Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 11:22 PM

1. Elizabeth Warren,

Although I also adore Tammy Baldwin. There are a lot of wonderful Democratic Senators, new and not-so-new.

On the House side, thrilled to see Alan Grayson back in Congress.

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Response to TDale313 (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 11:40 PM

6. Thanx!

All good qualitied.

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Response to TDale313 (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 02:53 AM

29. Me, too. I adore her spunk and determination.

A tough cookie I can admire without guilt.

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 11:23 PM

2. Elizabeth Warren: Smart, knows the issues, focuses, relates to "we the people" and is

not a liar.

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 11:40 PM

7. All true and ...

...all good.

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 12:56 AM

17. I want to like her..but for some reason, she doesn't do it for me. She seems like

a country bumpkin and neophyte. I really do not think she has the savvy to sway anyone in the Senate.

Flame away, tell me how great she is, it doesn't matter, she just doesn't seem great to me, sorry.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #17)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 08:28 AM

30. Well, time will tell. n/t

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #30)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 10:19 AM

32. Yes, you are right. There is really nothing to base a a glowing review of her nor a pan like I did

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 11:23 PM

3. I voted for Warren. The newly appointed senator from Hawaii sounds interestingly progressive.

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Response to northoftheborder (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 11:42 PM

8. Yes, he does, but...

...I limited this to newly elected senators from 2012.

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 11:24 PM

4. Bernie Sanders is and always will be my favorite Senator. n/t

 

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Response to RomneyLies (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 11:43 PM

10. Yes, but...

...he wasn't a newly elected Senator in 2012, which is what I was asking about.

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 11:37 PM

5. Tim Kaine????

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Response to HERVEPA (Reply #5)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 11:45 PM

11. Wasn't he just elected to his first Senate term in 2012?

Also, isn't he better than george "macaca" allen?

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Response to MarianJack (Reply #11)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 12:42 AM

13. Of course better than Allen

But the senator to be most excited about? He's vaguely pro-choice, and somewhat conservative on other things.
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Response to HERVEPA (Reply #13)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 01:35 AM

22. If you'd read my OP, I didn't vote for him either,...

...but if I'm asking about new Senators it would make sense to ask about ALL of the new Senators.

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 11:42 PM

9. Ed Markey

in June!!!

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Response to kaiserhog (Reply #9)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 11:46 PM

12. Yes, but he...

...wasn't first elected to the Senate in 2012.

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 12:48 AM

14. brian schatz, the new progressive senator from hawaii nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #14)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 01:29 AM

18. He wasn't ELECTED this year,...

...which is why I didn't include him.

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 12:53 AM

15. -Elizabeth Warren

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #15)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 01:31 AM

19. A good choice,...

...and the one I expected to get the most votes.

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 12:53 AM

16. Elizabeth Warren, for sure!

Knows the issues, really relates to people. I think she can go far.

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Response to Kath1 (Reply #16)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 01:32 AM

20. Yes, I believe she can go far, and...

...she's not a bullshitter.

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 01:34 AM

21. Tammy!!! On Wisconsin!!

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Response to PeaceNikki (Reply #21)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 01:42 AM

23. I really admire her.

Great advocate for LGBT rights, opposed the Iraq war right from the start, great record on women's rights. Supports a sane economic policy.

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Response to Kath1 (Reply #23)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 11:16 AM

41. A great representative will be...

...a great senator!

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Response to PeaceNikki (Reply #21)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 11:09 AM

33. Yeppers!

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Response to PeaceNikki (Reply #21)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 11:16 AM

40. I agree.



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Response to HappyMe (Reply #40)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 11:17 AM

42. Me, too!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 01:43 AM

24. Elizabeth Warren. She was one of the only ones who truly wanted and fought for bank reform

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Response to liberal_at_heart (Reply #24)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 11:10 AM

34. She'll be...

...a great Senator. I imagine that Ted Kennedy is smiling in Heaven now to see her in his seat.

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 01:47 AM

25. There are (at least) seven on that list who are going to do U.S. proud. nt

 

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Response to DCKit (Reply #25)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 11:12 AM

35. We have a welth of good/great new Senators...

...who'll drive the teabaggers CRAZY (not that it's a very long journey).

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 01:50 AM

26. I'll be the first to vote "Hirono" mainly because her name is wrong....Its Mazie, not Marie.....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mazie_Hirono

Mazie Keiko Hirono (メイジー・ヒロノ Meijī Hirono?, Japanese name: 広野 慶子 Hirono Keiko, born November 3, 1947) is the United States Senator-elect for Hawaii, filling the seat being vacated by retiring Senator Daniel Akaka. A member of the Democratic Party, she is currently the U.S. Representative for Hawaii's 2nd congressional district, serving since 2007. Hirono will be the first elected female Senator from Hawaii, the first Asian-American woman elected to the Senate, the first U.S. Senator born in Japan, and the nation's first Buddhist Senator.

She was the second Asian immigrant elected lieutenant governor of a state of the United States. She ran against Linda Lingle for governor of Hawaii in 2002, one of the few gubernatorial races in United States history where two major parties nominated women to challenge each other. She considers herself a non-practicing Buddhist, and is often cited with Hank Johnson, as the first Buddhist to serve in the United States Congress. She is the third woman to be elected to Congress from the state of Hawaii (after Patsy Mink and Pat Saiki). Hirono was the Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by the upcoming retirement of Daniel Akaka.


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Response to Rowdyboy (Reply #26)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 11:14 AM

36. OOOPS! fixed with a...

...BIG to me!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 01:53 AM

27. I am from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, so it's obvious where my enthusiasm lies. nt

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Response to MADem (Reply #27)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 11:15 AM

37. As well it should be.

Looking from Maine, I was very proud of Mass!

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Response to MarianJack (Reply #37)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 01:14 PM

48. Peace, indeed!

I have a glorified shack up in Aroostook County ME where I go for sanity breaks--very peaceful up that way. No cable, no computer (unless I go to the library or find a hotspot) and no one bugging me!

I try to not be one of those "Massholes" that sow misery in their wake!

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Response to MADem (Reply #48)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 08:30 PM

50. My family and I are determined...

...to drive up to the county this coming Summer. We've been here for 10 yeas and haven't yet gotten up there.

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Reply #50)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 09:20 PM

52. Don't wait--go up to Mars Hill and go tubing or skiing or snowboarding!

Great place for winter fun--and cheap, too! There are places where you can do organized snowmobiling, if you'd like.

Bring your passports and pop over the line to New Brunswick!


I love The County--great people, clean air, peace and quiet! Some really good places to eat as well...

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Response to MADem (Reply #52)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 12:46 PM

57. Thanx!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 01:54 AM

28. Warren.

 

Let's hope she doesn't disappoint, she has very high expectations.

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Response to MrSlayer (Reply #28)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 11:19 AM

43. I don't think that Elizabeth is...

...a type to disappoint.

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Response to MrSlayer (Reply #28)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 01:18 PM

49. She's on BANKING--I think it'd be hard for her to disappoint with that seat, given her resume. nt

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Response to MADem (Reply #49)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 10:20 PM

55. On the contrary, it makes it much easier.

 

When there are certain expectations, and with EW they are very high, the slightest hint of sellout brings the whole thing crashing down from on high.

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Response to MrSlayer (Reply #55)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 10:59 PM

56. I don't think she'll "sell out" ever--not at her age and stage of life.

She may compromise with the understanding that the perfect is not the enemy of the good, and some people may call that selling out, but that's on them--not her. She will get the best possible outcome available. Of that, I am certain.

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 08:31 AM

31. And Krysten Sinema in the House from my new district!

Real liberals both!

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Response to lonestarnot (Reply #31)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 11:20 AM

44. Good for her!

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Response to lonestarnot (Reply #31)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 01:02 PM

61. Yes!!! Kyrsten rocks! nt

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 11:15 AM

38. I gave Heinrich some love

But really it's Warren, Baldwin, and King

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #38)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 11:22 AM

45. Living in Maine,...

...I voted for King to avoid a repeat of paul lepage. I'll be watching him. I don't have as high expectations for him as I do for some of the others.

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 11:16 AM

39. I'm not really excited about any of them.

Hopeful, maybe. Waiting to see what they actually do in office to decide if it's worth excitement.

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Response to LWolf (Reply #39)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 11:23 AM

46. Sometimes,...

...believing is seeing. I re-learn that every Christmas Eve when I watch "The Polar Express" !

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Response to MarianJack (Reply #46)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 11:56 AM

47. I love the Polar Express.

Politicians don't have Santa's special magic, though.

With politicians, actions are all that counts. I remain hopeful.

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Response to LWolf (Reply #47)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 08:31 PM

51. If only...

...they DID have Santa's magic!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 09:35 PM

53. I vote for Warren

but then again I already voted for her as I'm in Massachusetts. For me it matters that she's one of my senators and so I can vote for her in the future. It's hard for me to have a feeling of pride or excitement about a senator that I can't do anything about.

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Response to mythology (Reply #53)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 12:53 PM

58. I didn't vote for angus King in this poll,...

...even though I'm in Maine. I voted for him to avoid geting a paul lepage in the Senate in the person of teabagger charlie summers. I think he'll be good but Iexpect much more from many ofu our new Dem Senators.

Of course, I'm vey excited about Warren but I knew she'd get the vast majority in this poll, so I voted for Tammy Baldwin to spread the love a little.

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 09:37 PM

54. A tie between Warren and Heitkamp

I am still pumped that Heidi defeated that scumbag slumlord Rick Berg.

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Response to Odin2005 (Reply #54)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 12:55 PM

59. I get the feeling that Heidi's victory...

...was a product of just plain old hard work of knocking doors, shaking hands, visiting diners and asking people for their votes. Good for her!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 01:00 PM

60. ELIZABETH!!!





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Response to Zorra (Reply #60)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 01:27 PM

62. A Good choice, as they all are!

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