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Fri Jan 25, 2013, 11:46 AM

With Saxby Chambliss retiring from Senate what...

Georgia Democrat(s) has a good shot of winning this seat?

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Reply With Saxby Chambliss retiring from Senate what... (Original post)
WI_DEM Jan 2013 OP
daa Jan 2013 #1
Debau2005 Jan 2013 #2
daa Jan 2013 #4
BlueDemKev Jan 2013 #21
GoCubsGo Jan 2013 #6
daa Jan 2013 #12
GoCubsGo Jan 2013 #16
RebelOne Jan 2013 #8
Politicub Jan 2013 #11
Hippo_Tron Jan 2013 #13
Cooley Hurd Jan 2013 #3
RebelOne Jan 2013 #9
horseshoecrab Jan 2013 #17
RebelOne Jan 2013 #19
Filibuster Harry Jan 2013 #5
GoCubsGo Jan 2013 #7
Ter Jan 2013 #10
Hippo_Tron Jan 2013 #14
tabbycat31 Jan 2013 #15
Glitterati Jan 2013 #18
BlueDemKev Jan 2013 #20
TroyD Jan 2013 #22
Drunken Irishman Jan 2013 #23

Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 12:00 PM

1. None it automatically

Goes to Tom Price, from the teabagger leadership in the house.

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Response to daa (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 12:13 PM

2. Blech!

Tom Price is an ass. I unfortunately live in his district.

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Response to Debau2005 (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 01:30 PM

4. I just got put into that asshole Limbaugh apologist Gingrey. Nt

Price is smart but an ass. Gingrey is just an ass.

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Response to Debau2005 (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 11:12 PM

21. At least you're not "represented" by Tom GRAVES...

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Response to daa (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 02:26 PM

6. It will not automatically go to anyone.

He is retiring once his term is up, and will be replaced in an election. The voters get to decide this one.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #6)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 10:47 AM

12. Where do you live? There are no statewide democrats to run.

Our strongest was Roy Barnes running against a corrupt ex- congressman and he got wiped out. There are no more Sam Nunns or Jimmie Carter's in Georga. The last senate race the repug had no competition. Michael Thurmond got 39% of the vote.

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Response to daa (Reply #12)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 12:32 PM

16. I live in South Carolina, 15 miles from the Georgia border.

I get my TV from Georgia, and am well aware of Georgia politics. Not that any of this matters to my point. The voters will still decide Suxby's replacement.

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Response to daa (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 03:32 PM

8. I do not like him. He is the senator for my district. n/t

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Response to daa (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 01:08 AM

11. I was gerrymandered into that teabagger's district this year from a liberal dem's

Can't stand Price. He doesn't represent me and my POV at all.

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Response to daa (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 12:13 PM

13. Georgia has enough black voters, that...

If a teabagger makes Akin-like comments, and there's a solid Democrat running, it could be a close race. Obama got 46% in Georgia in 2012, which is not a bad showing at all for the deep south. The problem that any Democrat has, is getting that extra 4% to get to 50%+1. Because it has to come almost entirely from white voters, and white southerners are one of the worst demographics for Democrats these days.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 12:20 PM

3. Considering the sickening campaign Chambliss ran against Max Cleland in 2002...

I'd like to see Max back in the seat!

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 03:36 PM

9. So would I, but there is little chance of him taking over Price's seat,

especially since Price was the Senator for my county, which is 100 percent red.

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 05:32 PM

17. Yes -- Would love to see Max Cleland back too

.. in the U.S. Senate seat that Saxby Chambliss lied his way into in his horrible Rove abetted campaign.

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Response to horseshoecrab (Reply #17)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 05:09 PM

19. Me too, but I doubt it would happen. n/t

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 01:36 PM

5. Glad to see him leave but another one who caved. Doing the right thing by speaking up

against Grover and deciding that deficits does matter to this country but now he is retiring. Afraid of being primaried?? Another R being pushed out -- so I guess that means Saxby is in the same class of Reagan --
a RINO??

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Response to Filibuster Harry (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 02:29 PM

7. More likely, he found himself a sweet lobbyist job.

That way he can make the big bucks. I have to laugh at this asshole. He claims he is retiring because he's sick of nothing getting done. What a hoot! He should look in the damn mirror!

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 09:24 PM

10. If we're not greedy, we can win this

 

There's no way we should nominate a liberal, because he or she will lose. We need to nominate someone like Blanche Lincoln. Don't like what I have to say? Fine, then Rand Paul 2 gets elected.

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Response to Ter (Reply #10)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 12:17 PM

14. I think it's becoming less and less relevant what the person's ideology is in the south

For all of Blanche Lincoln's moderation, she still lost in a landslide in 2010. Any Democrat will need to be conservative on some issues, for sure. But more than anything, they need the money to win, and they need a weak opponent.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 12:31 PM

15. We need to at least put up a fight

So we can make the GOP spend money there.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 03:08 PM

18. Kasim Reed or Scott Holcomb

Reed is the current mayor of Atlanta, AA and very popular. He would be my choice.

Scott Holcomb has big potential but he may be too new to the legislature......and a bit too centrist for my taste.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 08:13 PM

20. I live in Georgia

There are virtually no Democrats left in Georgia. The only prominent Democrats are African-Americans who cannot win a statewide race at this time (in ten years, that may be different). The Rethugs have had an iron-grip on this state ever since 2001 when the then-Democratic legislature and Democratic governor voted to remove the confederate emblem from the state flag (the cross covered two-thirds of the entire banner!).

This state is quickly falling towards the Alabama-Mississippi level.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 02:38 AM

22. Bill Clinton can campaign for whoever the Democratic nominee is

Bill won Georgia in one of his elections.

But he can only do so much - the Democrats need to pick a solid candidate that Bill can get behind.

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Response to TroyD (Reply #22)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 04:43 AM

23. Clinton won Georgia in '92, but only received 43% of the vote.

That's actually two-points worse than Obama did in 2012.

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