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jpak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:04 AM
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Lamont Win May Alter Conn. House Races
http://www.lasvegassun.com/sunbin/stories/nat-elect/200...

0808dv-lamont-wins-ff 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, a Republican. In the 5th District, Democrat Chris Murphy is challenging 12-term Republican U.S. Rep. Nancy Johnson. Both Democrats said in statements Wednesday that Lamont's victory over Sen. Joe Lieberman has energized voters.

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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:08 AM
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1. That's funny the guy on Hannity's radio show said just the opposite
and he was the LIBERAL commentator

Whoda thunk it.
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welshTerrier2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:15 AM
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2. here ya go ...
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 11:15 AM by welshTerrier2
source: http://politicalwire.com/archives/2006/08/10/will_liebe...


However, the Cook Political Report's Amy Walter takes a different view: "Lieberman's bid may help give Republican incumbents some traction in their bid to turn attention away from Washington, DC and President Bush and onto issues they'd rather talk about, like their ability to work across party lines and their independent voting records. However, the mood is still so sour in the state right now for Republicans -- and shows no signs of getting better before November -- that even a split among Democratic voters is not likely going to be enough to protect the state's vulnerable Republican incumbents."
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