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Mon Jun 16, 2014, 04:21 AM

The elections in about 3.6 months: how does your state look for Democrats ?

I'll go first. For Governor, we just might get rid of Governor Voldemort (I'm in FL). Crist looks like the likely winner.

Our November elections page is here: http://election.dos.state.fl.us/candidate/CanList.asp

Hopefully my district can get rid of Mica, but I'm not up on the polls yet.

No Senate races in FL. And, of course, our famous MMJ ballot initiative which is expected to pass easily.

Ok, your turn.

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Reply The elections in about 3.6 months: how does your state look for Democrats ? (Original post)
steve2470 Jun 2014 OP
JustAnotherGen Jun 2014 #1
cali Jun 2014 #2
JNelson6563 Jun 2014 #3
Scootaloo Jun 2014 #4
DonCoquixote Jun 2014 #5
longship Jun 2014 #6
WinkyDink Jun 2014 #7
JustAnotherGen Jun 2014 #8
ProudToBeBlueInRhody Jun 2014 #9
Lee-Lee Jun 2014 #10
IronLionZion Jun 2014 #11
ieoeja Jun 2014 #12

Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Mon Jun 16, 2014, 05:20 AM

1. Someone is running against Booker for Senate?



You gotta give his opponent credit for trying - because ain't nobody giving him their vote!

I think we are on the board in the NJ 7th. Leonard Lance - much like the Foran family is a political "dynasty" in NJ. But the Mayor of Clinton is running agaist him. The race is on - her website is being updated.

And as I understand it - from the man who is doing that work -

She's running hard left.

Nothing in the middle as Chivukula did last time around.

And Lance was weakened during the government shut down last fall. He has two of the top ten wealthiest counties in America in his district - yet he behaved like our greatest concern was Bhengazi . . . His Facebook page was littered with people from out of state who can't vote for him throwing tantrums about the ACA and nonsense about government takeovers. And he just let it happened. He said nothing about how the interests of for example - Hunterdon County are selfish.

Kovach - the Democratic Candidate - is running on prosperity, equality, inclusiveness, prosperity, pro women, pro GLBT, prosperity, gun control, prosperity.

Democrats in this district care about Prosperity. The concerns of Happy Shiny Jesus people in TN, TX, CO (just where a few strident brats were posting from) should be of zero concern to our Representative in Congress.

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Mon Jun 16, 2014, 05:44 AM

2. Vermont, where repubs have gone the way of the dinosaurs. At literally the

last moment, they managed to put up a candidate for Guv- a travel agency owner with exactly zero experience in politics. No candidates for AG or SoS or or or. They aren't running a candidate against U.S. Rep, Peter Welch. The repubs in VT have 1 person in statewide office. Out of 150 House reps they have 45 and in the Senate they have a paltry 8. Will they lose more seats in Nov? That's the only question.

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Mon Jun 16, 2014, 05:52 AM

3. Things are looking ok in MI.

Strong challenges against Snyder and the asshole AG, Schuette. Strong possibilty of keeping Levin's Senate seat. We could posibly make some pick-ups in state House & Senate. I am not optistic for my Congressional district. Over 30 counties and not a particularly strong candidate

Julie.

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Mon Jun 16, 2014, 05:56 AM

4. McDermott's not likely to budge; Not to Goodspaceguy, and certainly not to a fucking Republican

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Mon Jun 16, 2014, 06:00 AM

5. I would love to believe Rick Scott is gone

But the Florida Democratic party has a way of losing this sort of race with the precision of Swiss clockwork, especially since our Democrats are the epitome of DINO. Itr sure does not help that the usual suspects, aka the Talk Radio and churches, are blasting anything left of Nixon. I dislike the fcat that ol Chain gang Charlie is our best bet, but for all the chorus of "the lesser of two evils is still evil" that goes on here, Rick Scott is someone that frankly needs to be out of Florida STAT! He has already done a lot of damage, blowing our chance at high speed rail to please the bigots that hate that man in the white house.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Mon Jun 16, 2014, 06:34 AM

6. Michigan. We have to get rid of Snyder.

And Conyers has to be re-elected. I worry about Detroit, the liberal mainstay of the state. (I grew up there and graduated from Cooley High in the 60's.)

Michigan is at a tipping point. The GOP state legislators are seriously mad as hatters. We have to turn this around. It is going to be a tough road. The big political movement is centered in Grand Rapids, where they still roll in the sidewalks on Sunday, thanks to the Calvanist influence, and AmWay. (There is no difference between them).

Rural areas, like where I live, are hopeless. But that won't stop me from advocating liberal policies, or voting for Democrats or encouraging others to do the same.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Mon Jun 16, 2014, 06:36 AM

7. PA----Corbett is GONE. It's the old and sad "Fool me once" kicking in to the idiots who WERE fooled.

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Mon Jun 16, 2014, 10:27 AM

8. Kick

I know lots of people are focused on 2016 but the time is now to take the House.

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Mon Jun 16, 2014, 11:10 AM

9. RI will remain blue

A Democrat is likely to win the Governor's seat for the first time since the mid 90's.

My only fear is David Cicilline in RI-1. There always seems to be a cloud related to his days in the Assembly and the Mayor's office that could trip him up. But I don't even know who the thugs are running.

Jack Reed is up again. He will win with about 68-75% of the vote, again.

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Mon Jun 16, 2014, 11:15 AM

10. Gonna be tough for Kay Hagan in NC

And she and the DNC don't really seem to be trying very hard yet.

I have no clue how the state House and Senate races are going, but I can't imagine we won't win both back given the horrid mess the GOP has made in the last 2 years.

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Mon Jun 16, 2014, 11:24 AM

11. In Maryland, I hope the Dem primary is the real election

Dems are expected to win big in the general election. So we try to get the best or most liberal candidates elected in the primary. We have one running for governor on a platform of the usual liberal promises, like a free golden retriever puppy for everyone, but a real way to pay for it: legalizing, taxing, and regulating the sale of weed. If this happens, then Maryland will be the first Eastern state that has it, which should bring in tons of revenue especially with first mover advantage. It would be great to finally get in front of Vermont on something.

Dems are looking for Attorney General, Congress, etc. and many local elections too.

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Mon Jun 16, 2014, 11:57 AM

12. Illinois will probably elect a Republican governor. Keep Democratic legislation.


The first Democratic governor in decades inherited a disaster. And then set about doing everything he could to make it even worse.

Fortunately, he also ended up being an incompetent crook who, fully cognizant of the fact that he was under federal investigation, spoke openly on the phone about his crooked deeds. And with all of that he actually FAILED in his efforts to steal money!

Did I mention he was incompetent?

Also fortunately, a pawn broker with a criminal background snuck through the Democratic primary to get the nomination for Lt. Governor. However, Illinois Democrats ran into this problem once before when a La Rouche snuck in to the Lt. Governor spot prompting the candidate for Governor, Adlai Stevenson III, to actually campaign for the Republican!

It's kind of embarrassing being an Illinois Democrat.

After that debacle the state came up with a way to let a party "impeach" a candidate before the general election. So they did. And instead of appointing the establishment guy who came in second, they decided to appoint a "good government" activist to take the stink out of the whole affair. They did not, of course, expect the Governor to be impeached then jailed thus propelling this activist in as the Accidental Governor.

Accordingly, we got to see Governor Quinn running for office the next election still using his "Quinn for Lt. Governor" signs because ... I dunno, he's an activist, not a politician. Fortunately for Quinn a Tea Bagger won the Republican primary. So Quinn got to erase "Accidental" and take the reins of government in his own rights.

He has actually done fairly well. But he can't campaign for shit. And this year he is facing a Republican who actually talks nice and friendly instead of screaming stupid and angry shit all the time. His policies are odious. But he puts a friendly face to those policies.

The Democratic Party never wanted Quinn in the first place. And while Illinois income taxes are still lower than the national average, Quinn did raise them. In a state where the Governor's mansion was owned by Republicans for decades until 12 years ago, and that almost always has split representation in the senate, that kind of thing will probably cost Quinn the election. It was the right thing to do in response to a big hole Quinn's predecessors put us into. But that may not stop Quinn from paying the political price.


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