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Tue Feb 5, 2013, 04:28 PM

Rep. Steve King (R/w crackpot-Iowa) trailing badly behind Dems

This guy is a whackjob, needs to GO!!!

http://politicalwire.com/archives/2013/02/05/democrats_appear_to_have_edge_for_senate_in_iowa.html


Democrats Appear to Have Edge for Senate in Iowa

A new Public Policy Polling survey in Iowa shows what other polls have found: Rep. Steve King (R) is the overwhelming favorite of Iowa Republicans to be their U.S. Senate candidate next year.

But King also trails every Democratic candidate tested against him by at least 7 points. The leading Democrat, Rep. Bruce Braley (D), leads King by double-digits, 49% to 38%.

In fact, the Democratic candidate leads in 14 of the 16 possible match ups tested, with the only exceptions being small leads for Rep. Tom Latham (R) over Chet Culver (D) and Dave Loebsack (D).

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Reply Rep. Steve King (R/w crackpot-Iowa) trailing badly behind Dems (Original post)
babylonsister Feb 2013 OP
BlueCaliDem Feb 2013 #1
liberal N proud Feb 2013 #2
KharmaTrain Feb 2013 #9
liberal N proud Feb 2013 #11
annabanana Feb 2013 #3
progressoid Feb 2013 #4
Cha Feb 2013 #5
DFW Feb 2013 #6
rurallib Feb 2013 #7
marmar Feb 2013 #8
babylonsister Feb 2013 #10

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 04:40 PM

1. Veeeeeery promising!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 04:52 PM

2. Its about time

I grew up in this district and never understood why the people there voted for him in the first place.

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 06:58 PM

9. As I Was Once Told...

I lived in Iowa in the 80s...and was told then the state gets redder the further west you go on I-80 and especially when you get in or near Sioux City...

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Response to KharmaTrain (Reply #9)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 08:09 PM

11. Wasn't like that in the 70's or before that I recall

My mother was always working to get a Democrat elected for on office or another. Berkeley Biddel was among those she worked for.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 05:02 PM

3. Sure do hope he beats the tar outta Rove's "electable"

in the primary!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 05:11 PM

4. I don't mean to pee in everyone's Wheaties but

King is a coward. I doubt he'll risk his easy House gig for a potential loss in the Senate.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 05:12 PM

5. Bruce Braley!



The morning after U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin revealed he will retire in two years, the early Democratic front-runner to replace him hinted that heís interested.

U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley, who Iowa Democrats have said is the favorite for 2014, said in a statement this morning: ďOver the past 24 hours, Iíve been overwhelmed by the outpouring of encouragement and support from Iowans in every corner of the state urging me to consider a campaign for the U.S. Senate in 2014. Iowans deserve a senator who will continue Tom Harkinís legacy of strengthening the middle class and standing up for Iowans who donít have a voice. While Senator Harkinís shoes are impossible to fill, over the coming days my family and I will carefully weigh a possible candidacy for Senate.Ē

Braley has a reputation for being smart, ambitious and ready for higher office, Democratic insiders have said.
http://blogs.desmoinesregister.com/dmr/index.php/2013/01/27/braley-on-possible-u-s-senate-bid-ive-been-overwhelmed-with-encouragement/article?nclick_check=1

Thanks for the good news, babylonsistah


http://www.democraticunderground.com/1251281204

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 05:14 PM

6. They never learn, do they?

(Thank goodness)

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 06:53 PM

7. Personally doubt King will run

He is a coward when it comes to tough races outside his district.
Unless he was projected as a clear winner, i doubt he will run.
Latham is barely even known in his district. i doubt he will run.
That leaves Vander Plaats, who would love to run and grace us all with his religulousness and holier than thou 19th century dogma.
I really suspect he will be the candidate.

Personally doubt Reynolds has the desire to run this one - think she is being groomed to replace governor for life Branstad.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 06:54 PM

8. Good. There are few reps I'd like to see run out of Washington more than it, err, him.

nt

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Response to marmar (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 06:59 PM

10. Inhofe runs a close second, imo.



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