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THUNDER HANDS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:40 AM
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Poll question: Which State Has The Best Pair Of Democratic Senators?
Edited on Thu May-06-04 10:41 AM by Magic Rat
...and the nominees are....

1. California - Diane Feinstein & Barbara Boxer
2. New York - Hillary Clinton & Charles Schumer
3. New Jersey - Frank Lautenberg & Jon Corzine
4. Delaware - Joe Biden & Thomas Carper
5. Hawaii - Daniel Akaka & Daniel Inouye
6. Maryland - Paul Sarbanes & Barbara Milkulski
7. Massachusettes - Ted Kennedy & John Kerry
8. Michigan - Debbie Stabenow & Carl Levin
9. Wisconsin - Herb Kohl & Russ Feingold
10. West Virginia - Robert Byrd & John Rockefeller


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My picks - a tie between Massachusettes and New Jersey.

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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LuCifer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:44 AM
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1. Wow! That's a tough one! Might I suggest FL?
FL = Bob Graham (DAMNIT! WHY DIDN'T HE MAKE THE NOMINATION! GRR!) and Bill Nelson

Man, those are some TOUGH choices y'all! Kennedy & Kerry is a NICE ONE! So is NY, NJ, DE, HA, MD, MI and WI! Huuuuweeeeeee. I'm still opting for FL! Hey, SOMEONE has to!

Lu Cifer, again, DISNEY...YOU SUCK! Can't we send Disney, oh yeah and those dirtbags at Clear Channel and the FCC to some small South Pacific island that France still does NUKE TESTS ON???
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THUNDER HANDS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:47 AM
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2. i knew i left one out
but I only had 10 choices.
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FrankBooth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:49 AM
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3. Washington too
Murray and Cantwell, (although I don't think they are the best pair.)
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rockymountaindem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:49 AM
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4. No no no... it's Colora... awwwww... no it's not.
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 06:04 PM
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36. ....take that Allard to the chicken house and give him a distemper shot
The worse ever ever - a big embarrassment.
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Finch Donating Member (487 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:51 AM
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5. Louisiana. Breaux and Landrieu
As a Moderate Dem how could I resist :)
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Toucano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:00 AM
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18. A appreciate moderation
Edited on Thu May-06-04 11:04 AM by dralston
And I don't want to be hateful, but didn't Landrieu vote in favor of the DISASTEROUS medicare "modernization" scam?

I've enjoyed her on C-SPAN, especially during the vote for cloture on the judicial nominees, but I have a real hard time accepting her vote on that obviously flawed take-from-the-poor scam.

On edit:

Since many other Dems voted in favor of this bill, it isn't fair to single out Landrieu. My complaint is cheerfully withdrawn! :)
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Finch Donating Member (487 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:10 AM
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20. Don't worry...
...both Landrieu and Breaux should have known better it was really another scam like NCLB...many of those democrats who the victims of a GOP who manipulated the debate and skillfully outmaneuvered the Democrats in the Senate...if anyone should be blamed it should be Daschle for his listless indecisive leadership Dodd or Reid would be so much better imho...
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billybob537 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:51 AM
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6. Being from Mass.
I will not vote. But let me say that all of the above have made great contributions! :toast: :bounce: :party: :hi:
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wryter2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:52 AM
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7. Not CA
Edited on Thu May-06-04 10:56 AM by wryter2000
I love CA and love my Rep. Barbara Lee. The best! Boxer's fabulous. But Feinstein might as well be Lieberman. I wish Howard Dean would move here and run against her. I may not even be able to make myself vote for her in 2006. It'll depend on who's running against her, but I might have to vote Green.

I voted for the dynamic duo from Massachusetts. On edit: There are some great teams there. Really hard choice.
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Webster Green Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:12 AM
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21. Sucks to be from CA, and vote for Mass. in this poll.....
Boxer is losing it too. Pushing for the death penalty in the SF cop-killing case.


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Athletic Grrl Donating Member (551 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 05:58 PM
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35. Agreed.
That one really has me scratching my head. But that's okay. Barb does plenty to piss off the Pukes, so I can forgive her this indescretion. Looks like the DA will be the fall-gal when it's all said and done. That's a shame because I've really liked her so far...

Mayor Newsom is a hottie. :loveya:
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robbedvoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:53 AM
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8. Voted NJ: Corzine voted against war, Lautenberg would have
I dunno why NY is on the list - I am quite ashamed.
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revcarol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:57 AM
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14. Corzine and Lautenberg rock!!
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Mattforclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 05:42 PM
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31. Don't be ashamed
NY has much better Senators than TX...
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SharonAnn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:54 AM
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9. What about Washing - Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell?
They're both Democrats.
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DaveSZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:57 AM
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15. Feingold is the only one of those who always votes with the Constitution
But, I'd say Kennedy and Kerry are the best pair.

:)
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WFF Donating Member (277 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:00 AM
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17. Feingold is great
He doesn't blindly follow the party line, but he's always right (I mean correct).
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beyurslf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:56 AM
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10. NY
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Mrs. Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:56 AM
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11. Joe Biden Voted
for the so-called Partial Birth abortion ban. I wrote a letter to him expressing my disagreement with his vote, but he never responded. I am still furious with him over that vote. Up until then, I'd have voted for Delaware as one of the states with the best senators.

I live in Maryland, so I admit to a bias, but I think both Senators are top notch. I just hope we can keep this list at its present numbers, or make it grow, come November.
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Finch Donating Member (487 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 03:41 PM
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26. So what? many Democrats did...
...and i agree with the ban...as clearly many Democrats did and still do if you look at the margin by which it was carried in the senate...
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Mrs. Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 05:40 PM
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29. I Am Furious With Everyone Who Voted For The Ban
but Biden in particular, because he has promoted himself as a pro-woman, pro-choice Senator.

So, you agree with the ban. Since you aren't a woman, and you'd never have to personally deal with making this decision, I guess it's easy for you to tell other people that their doctor's medical advice is wrong. Are you a doctor? If so, do you practice obstetrics? If not, what is the informed basis on which you have formed this opinion?

The decision to terminate a pregnancy, and the procedure by which it is done should only be made by a woman, her doctor, and her partner, provided he's willing to participate in the decision and he is not forcing the woman to abide by his sole decision.

The government has no business dictating this kind of private decision. It is painful enough for the women to make without some holier-than-thou ignorant-of-the-facts Senator, or any other outside person, putting his own political interest before her own life interest.
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Bertha Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 08:19 AM
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40. Why do you agree with the ban, Finch?
On what do you base your opposition to the procedure? Thanks.
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arcos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 03:47 PM
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27. and he was the author of the RAVE Act... n/t
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GiovanniC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:56 AM
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12. Michigan
Edited on Thu May-06-04 10:56 AM by GiovanniC
Although, living here, I'm kinda biased.

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freetobegay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:57 AM
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13. HEY!
What about Florida?
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qb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:59 AM
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16. If not for the murdering BFEE, Minnesota would have won in a landslide.
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Love Bug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 04:02 PM
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28. Thank you!
Fuck Coleman!
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:09 AM
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19. Hopefully, after November, Illinois.
Dick Durbin and Barack Obama in the United States Senate.

AWESOME.

Terry
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davsand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:37 AM
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22. "YES WE CAN!!"
Durbin rocks--and it is gonna be wonderful to have Obama up there fighing right along with him!


Laura
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Az Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:40 AM
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23. When the investigation comes in that bring GeorgeCo down
You are going to see Carl Levin's name as a signatory on it. Not a lot of zip. Not a lot of Charisma. Just a lot of doing what needs doing.
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CBHagman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 05:46 PM
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33. Levin's like my senior senator, Paul Sarbanes.
Let's hear it for the guys who do the work and aren't household names in the rest of the country. I have all the respect in the world for people like Levin and Sarbanes.

True, I love seeing Senator Durbin rip someone a new one, and of course I went out of my way to shake Chuck Schumer's hand when I saw him at a rally, but it's the quietly effective ones I root for.
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noonwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:42 AM
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24. Michigan!! Levin has been a great senator for a long time, and Stabenow
Has been good for her first term so far. Levin is a real party leader, who is known for his ethics and for holding the Defense department accountable for things like $900 toilet seats and such. He wins overwhelmingly every time he is up for reelection, so obviously plenty of repubs vote for him, too.
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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:44 AM
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25. Technically, CT should be on the list
Though, NeoCon Joe is becoming more of a DINO all the time.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 05:42 PM
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30. If I wasn't from Delaware - I would have voted for New Jersey's
I adore Corzine and Lautenburg!!
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Hamlette Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 05:45 PM
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32. who the flip voted for Biden???????
Sure, he's pissed over the photos but he's been the biggest cheerleader on our side of the aisle for this war!

(Oh, and to say that the photos are the worst thing for relations with the middle east in a decade? Did you forget you invaded and killed 10,000 Iraqis???????)

<rant off>
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liarliartieonfire Donating Member (448 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 05:51 PM
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34. Don't forget North Dakota Sen. Byron L. Dorgan & Kent Conrad
Both are brainy and well versed on the financial dilemma of the Bush/Repuke Senate. Medicare, Iraq budget, etc.

I like Feinstein & Boxer, but these two Senators from the little known state of North Dakota undoubtedly know there fiscal business!!

Impressive also.
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Guava Jelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 06:11 PM
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37. I didnt think i would care for lautenberg
But man hes a spitfire
Corzine is also pretty effective for being so new
I do like Kennedy and Kerry though



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Endangered Specie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 06:18 PM
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38. Ted wins it singlehandedly, Kerry is icing on the cake.
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flaminbats Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 06:20 PM
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39. normally I would vote for West Virginia...
unfortunately I don't have a clue of how Rockefeller voted on the Iraqi War Resolution. So my choice is Vermont :thumbsup:
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