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Wed Nov 7, 2012, 02:09 PM

Republican Rick Berg concedes US Senate race in North Dakota to Democrat Heidi Heitkamp.

Source: AP via Washington Post

BISMARCK, N.D. Republican Rick Berg concedes US Senate race in North Dakota to Democrat Heidi Heitkamp.

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/republican-rick-berg-concedes-us-senate-race-in-north-dakota-to-democrat-heidi-heitkamp/2012/11/07/6114691c-290c-11e2-aaa5-ac786110c486_story.html



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Reply Republican Rick Berg concedes US Senate race in North Dakota to Democrat Heidi Heitkamp. (Original post)
highplainsdem Nov 2012 OP
Jackpine Radical Nov 2012 #1
JustAnotherGen Nov 2012 #2
SoapBox Nov 2012 #3
Mr.Turnip Nov 2012 #4
Hutzpa Nov 2012 #5
Beowulf Nov 2012 #7
Hutzpa Nov 2012 #10
femrap Nov 2012 #17
Daniel537 Nov 2012 #6
brentspeak Nov 2012 #19
BlueToTheBone Nov 2012 #21
adieu Nov 2012 #8
kracer20 Nov 2012 #9
a kennedy Nov 2012 #11
RC Nov 2012 #12
Stuart G Nov 2012 #13
muriel_volestrangler Nov 2012 #14
Coyotl Nov 2012 #15
RussBLib Nov 2012 #16
RickFromMN Nov 2012 #18
rks306 Nov 2012 #20
mile18blister Nov 2012 #22
Lindyrig Nov 2012 #23

Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 02:10 PM

1. WOOT!

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 02:11 PM

2. Rec!

Fabulous! This is the woman that Clinton (Bill) brought up that she sued his administration right? That was awesome. And it's awesome that she won!

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 02:11 PM

3. Really? Seriously?

Yayayayayay!

Congratulations Heidi!

Wonderful news.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 02:13 PM

4. Awesome win.

Did not see it coming, I knew that Heitkamp was personally very well liked in ND but I didn't think it would be enough to overcome the states GOP lean, apparently I underestimated her as a candidate.

The GOP got absolutely crushed in the Senate, the only bright spot is that they barely held onto Hellers seat in Nevada.

If the GOP hadn't had the oppertunity to gerrymander a bunch of states after 2010 I think we would have seen a much better House result too (though I do not think we would have retaken it), but we can't have everything I guess.

And I also commend Berg for not dragging this thing out and forcing a pointless recount.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 02:13 PM

5. Woohoo

another seat picked, makes it 54 according to this map; http://www.electoral-vote.com/evp2012/Senate/Maps/Nov07-s.html

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Response to Hutzpa (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 02:17 PM

7. 54

55 if the guy from Maine decides to caucus with the Dems. Pickup of two seats, not bad considering everyone thought the Dems would lose at least 4 seats. I believe that also makes 20 women in the senate now.

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Response to Beowulf (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 02:29 PM

10. Oh yeah

56 to be exact, including Bernie, if only Harry can get rid of the filibuster..

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Response to Hutzpa (Reply #10)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:23 PM

17. This is pretty

 

amazing! Angus, from ME, is to caucus w/ the Dems. He was a supporter of Obama's.

And now Reid is looking at changing the filibuster rules, as well.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 02:15 PM

6. LOL, i love it.

Tea Party got knocked the FUCK OUT!

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Response to Daniel537 (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:06 AM

19. Not really - Ted Cruz won in Tx.



http://www.sfgate.com/news/texas/article/Tea-party-darling-Cruz-wins-Texas-US-Senate-race-4011190.php

Tea party darling Cruz wins Texas' US Senate race

WILL WEISSERT, Associated Press
Updated 2:45 p.m., Wednesday, November 7, 2012

DALLAS (AP) Texas overwhelmingly elected tea party-backed Republican Ted Cruz to the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, completing the former state solicitor general's once seemingly impossible rise from virtual unknown to the first Hispanic to represent the Lone Star State in the Senate.

The 41-year-old Houston attorney beat Democrat and former state Rep. Paul Sadler. He replaces retiring Republican Kay Bailey Hutchison of Dallas.

Cruz has vowed to limit spending and shrink the size of government and promised to do so again during his victory speech in Houston, saying four more years with President Barack Obama "will be challenging indeed."

"If President Obama means what he says on the campaign trail, if he is interested in working to bring people together to reduce the deficit and get people working, then I will work with him," Cruz said. But he added that if the president continues to take the country "down this same path, then I will spend every waking moment to the fight to stop it."

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Response to Daniel537 (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 01:12 AM

21. Not really. They still control the House

and are tightening the screws. We must take the House in 2014.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 02:26 PM

8. Yay!

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 02:28 PM

9. Berg had a steady stream of negative ads

that completely turned us off here. Friends I've talked with (even the red ones) had enough of the outside interest groups clogging up our radio and TV's.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 02:34 PM

11. No Freeking Way.......

That is A W E S O M E

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 02:38 PM

12. EeeHawaaaa!

 

Didn't see that on coming. I thought for sure there would be a recount.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 02:43 PM

13. rec..nt

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:31 PM

14. Kick (nt)

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:33 PM

15. This is how it all went down

ND Senate = Heidi Heitkamp at 154,882 votes = 50.8%, 96% reporting
Tue Nov 6, 2012, 09:57 PM - http://www.democraticunderground.com/1251228329

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 12:07 AM NBC gave it the checkmark, so they called it.

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 12:23 AM New total reported
Heidi Heitkamp 160,752
Rick Berg 157,758
w/ NBC now calling this 93% reported but declaring her the projected winner. They have the reported % wrong!

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 12:26 ND SoState website shows the same vote totals, says 100% of precincts counted

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:35 PM

16. So how many Dems in the Senate then, total?

Practically every Dem won, except for here in Texas. What's the current breakdown of Dems to Reps in the Senate?

RussBLib

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:36 PM

18. I did not expect any Democrat to win anything in North Dakota. I am pleasantly surprised.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:28 AM

20. It's good

But, she's for keystone. The only reason for the pipeline to Texas is to export the oil to foreign countries.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:03 AM

22. Nate Silver missed this one.

92.5% probability Repug win.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 04:09 PM

23. Why Heidi won!

I couldn't believe it as there are not many dems in North Dakota but then I found out the reason..... Native Americans........ which are 99.9 dems. Way to go!

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