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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 06:06 AM
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Lamont win may alter Conn. House races
Lamont win may alter Conn. House races
By CARA RUBINSKY, Associated Press Writer
10 minutes ago

HARTFORD, Conn. - Democrats in the state's three hot U.S. House races have been largely overshadowed by the party's U.S. Senate primary, but they're hoping Ned Lamont's victory will help them in November.

Joe Courtney, who is running for the second time against Republican U.S. Rep. Rob Simmons in the 2nd District, pointed to record voter turnout in Tuesday's primary as evidence that Democrats are motivated to vote this year.

"If we can get the turnout above 60 percent on Nov. 7, that's a good thing for me," he said. "If the three-way race continues, you're still going to have a tremendous amount of noise and energy and interest, and I think that's something we can feed off."

In the 4th District, Democrat Diane Farrell is waging a rematch of her close 2004 battle against U.S. Rep. Christopher Shays (news, bio, voting record), a Republican. In the 5th District, Democrat Chris Murphy is challenging 12-term Republican U.S. Rep. Nancy Johnson (news, bio, voting record). Both Democrats said in statements Wednesday that Lamont's victory over Sen. Joe Lieberman has energized voters.
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060810/ap_on_el_ge/connect...
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JerseygirlCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:11 AM
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1. Oh I hope so.
You know, honestly? Nancy Johnson is a nice lady. I just can't stand her politics. In any other saner time, with saner national Republicans, Chris Shays wouldn't be so bad.

But right now, it's a fight for the country, and every D after every name matters. So go Chris, Diane and Joe!
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:48 AM
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2. TAke back the House from
the cockroaches! All they want to do is privatize Social Security, vote for fascist takeover, and give themselves raises for selling out our country.
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mumon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 09:19 AM
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3. I predicted it!
Back on July 2, I wrote over at Dailykos:

Take a look at one race, for example: Lieberman versus Lamont. Lieberman and his drones claim that the Lamont fight will hurt down-ticket and Congressional races, but it should be obvious to all by now that the exact opposite is true. Where does Lieberman get his funding? Maybe he does have a couple of union endorsements, but you can be sure that whoever's corporately funding him is getting their money sucked out from potential Republican challengers. Therefore, regardless of whether Lamont wins this aspect alone helps down-ticket and Congressional races! And I haven't even mentioned the fact that by getting the base out for Lamont, it gets them out for the other races.


It's nice when what I say becomes CW...(ducking and covering)...
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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:11 AM
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5. Lieberman's continued candidacy, though, hurts these dems
That's one of the angles that Dodd is apparently going to stress as he attempts to persuade lieberman to drop out of the race.
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