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Wed Nov 7, 2012, 02:31 PM

Are you aware of a Republican congressman who might be tempted

to break ranks and vote with the Democrats occasionally?

The way the numbers look to me, if 15 or 16 jump ship. we can get some major bills through.

So, do you know of a moderate Republican who just got re-elected by a small margin who is going to paying more attention to 2014 than to Cantor?

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hedgehog Nov 2012 OP
oldhippydude Nov 2012 #1
jberryhill Nov 2012 #2
hedgehog Nov 2012 #3

Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 02:36 PM

1. another thing we can do...

we can keep track of who signs grovers pledge, and hang it around their neck like the albatross in 14...

if they know we have numbers and power it can persuade

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 02:38 PM

2. It really depends on the issue


They know what their constituents are tuned into, and some of them barely squeaked back in.

On a two-year cycle, they can't rely on amnesia.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 02:44 PM

3. The National press is not going to pick up on individual congressmen

who may flip. I was hoping someone here might have some info. I did hear some speculation on NPR that some republicans may be ready to deal rather than see automatic spending contracts hitting defense contractors in their districts.

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