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dajoki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-04-06 11:01 PM
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Flip-flopping repubs running from Bush
MSNBC
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14666184 /

GOP candidates stress independence from Bush
From Iraq to stem cells, Republicans in tight races break from their party

Updated: 9:41 a.m. ET Sept 4, 2006

WASHINGTON - Republicans who were once cozy with President Bush are distancing themselves from both the president and their party in campaign ads.

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In 2004, her campaign Web site featured a banner of her and Bush sitting together, smiling. But in her latest television ad, Pryce is described as independent. The spot also highlights how she stood up to her own party and the president to support increased federal funds for embryonic stem-cell research.

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In Pennsylvania, Republican Rep. Jim Gerlach tells voters: When I believe President Bush is right, Im behind him. But when I think hes wrong, I let him know that, too, Gerlach is in a close contest with Democrat Lois Murphy, who nearly beat him in 2004.

In Minnesota, where an open Senate seat is at stake, Republican Rep. Mark Kennedy has an ad titled, Crossing Party Lines, in which he says: Im a Republican. On issues like taxes and spending, I vote like it. But on other issues, I cross party lines. In 2002, in his run for the House, a Kennedy ad showed him walking and shaking hands with Bush at the White House. Today, he lists the issues on which he has split from the president.

In South Florida, heavily populated by retirees, Republican Rep. Clay Shaw criticizes the presidents stalled plans to change Social Security and says in his ad, I represent the state of Florida, not a political party.
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C_U_L8R Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-04-06 11:06 PM
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1. You mean the cut n runners
are cutting n running?
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dajoki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-04-06 11:09 PM
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3. YES!!
I like your interpretation.
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rpannier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-04-06 11:06 PM
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2. And when has Gerlach ever felt scrybbie was wrong???
Or Kennedy or Shaw???
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longship Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-05-06 12:28 AM
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4. Repuke electronics!!!
Edited on Tue Sep-05-06 12:29 AM by longship

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radfringe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-05-06 03:30 AM
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5. they may be running from bush now
but if they are re(s)elected they'll be back "appeasing" him...
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dajoki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-05-06 01:16 PM
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6. of course n/t
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