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Avalon6 Donating Member (206 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-03-08 10:52 PM
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NRCC Ads Using Obama Fail! Dem. Cazayoux Wins Special Election!
Edited on Sat May-03-08 11:00 PM by Avalon6
http://electionresults.sos.louisiana.gov/050308state.ht...

We just picked up a seat in Congress!

NRCC tried to use this ad (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8ImjX-0aq0 ) to attack Cazayoux
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Seen the light Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-03-08 10:53 PM
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1. Proudly the first recommendation
YAY!
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-03-08 10:54 PM
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2. THANK YOU! This is great news-recommend! nt
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AllentownJake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-03-08 10:54 PM
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3. Awesome News!
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scheming daemons Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-03-08 10:55 PM
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4. This show all we need to know about "electability" and November.... Down-ballot, Obama is a HUGE
boost...


Clinton is a down-ballot anchor.
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BenDavid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-04-08 01:39 AM
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49. Excuse me but the ads run by the NRCC used HRC, Obama and
Pelosi in them. So, lets not get all hyper and say it was obama only. Republicans are attempting to spin tonight's loss, which was closer than some recent polls had suggested, as a sign that Obama, Clinton and Pelosi are liabilities for Democrats in the fall campaign. In addition, the NRCC pointed out that special elections are not always reliable barometers for what happens in November.UH HUH

The National Republican Congressional Committee and several conservative groups poured nearly $1 million into the race in an effort to tie Cazayoux to Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). The ads called the state representative "too liberal" for the district.

Good win for the Dems and hopefully we can add another Dem Senator come November when Musgrove defeats Wicker, who replaced Lott. Also, the race for Wicker's seat is a lot closer because Greg Davis is a stronger opponent for the Dem candidate Travis Childers.....Internal polling show Childers with 48 to Davis' 47 and 5% undecided.....In the Senate race Musgrove the ex govenor has a 6 point lead over Wicker.

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scheming daemons Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-04-08 07:12 AM
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56. You seem to know a lot about the NRCC..... hmmmm......
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thunder rising Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-03-08 10:55 PM
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5. Yeah!!
:bounce:
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goclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-03-08 10:55 PM
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6. Yea!
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FARAFIELD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-03-08 10:56 PM
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7. 49.24 us 46.22 lamers with 508 of 512 precincts in
Looks like a good night for us. Shouldnt affect delegate race. One more super though.
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grantcart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-03-08 10:56 PM
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8. won't there have to be a run off since he didn't get 50%?
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Avalon6 Donating Member (206 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-03-08 10:58 PM
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11. Runoffs only in primaries, so no
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-03-08 10:57 PM
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9. What was that Obama ad
they used?
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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-03-08 10:57 PM
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10. That's VERY important news! K&R! This should make SDs breathe a sigh of relief.
And it may bring more SDs to him faster.
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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-03-08 10:58 PM
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12. How did we win an R+7 district?
Edited on Sat May-03-08 11:04 PM by Eric J in MN
Was there a scandal or something?

Update:

I found this at wikipedia:
=========================================================
If Cazayoux wins, he will be the first Democrat to represent this district since 1975. While Democrats have a 21-point advantage in registration, the 6th has a strong tinge of social conservatism that favors Republicans. However, it has seen a large influx of black voters who fled New Orleans due to Hurricane Katrina.<5>

Cazayoux is a moderate-to-conservative Democrat, which is typical for most Louisiana Democrats outside the New Orleans area. He strongly opposes abortion and gun control.<6> The latter stance earned him an "A" rating from the National Rifle Association.<7> However, he supports expanding SCHIP, and also favors pulling out of Iraq. He calls himself "a John Breaux Democrat."<8>
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billyoc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-03-08 11:02 PM
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17. The R they ran was a 4 time loser in statewide elections. A real stiff.
And the DCCC had an ass kicking ground game down there, further validation of the 50 state strategy.

More info at http://www.dailykingfish.com /

:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

You just *cannot* let these R's rest for a minute, no matter how red the district looks.
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FARAFIELD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-03-08 11:47 PM
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37. Of course he is a STIFF his nickname is "WOODY"
sorry couldnt resist
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billyoc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-04-08 12:23 AM
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44. Bwahaha!
:rofl:
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Zachstar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-04-08 02:26 AM
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53. Amen!
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Jim Lane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-04-08 02:01 PM
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57. THAT'S the real news, not the Obama ad
It's a heavily Republican district, and the cash-strapped NRCC spent a significant chunk of its bankroll there (about half a million, leaving it with about $6 million). Nevertheless, the Democrat won.

The Votemaster (proprietor of the invaluable electoral-vote.com website) has it right:
By tomorrow every Republican in the House is going to be thinking "There but for the grace of God go I." If a well-known strongly conservative GOP candidate with 28 years experience in the state legislature can't win an open seat in a heavily Republican district that the GOP has held since 1975, what is going to happen in the many open seats and marginal Republican districts in November?


That's what's currently posted at http://electoral-vote.com / but I hope this is a permanent link.

I personally think that Obama is better for our downticket races but I also think that we'll do well in November regardless of who wins the presidential nomination.
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Kittycat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-03-08 10:58 PM
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13. ...
:woohoo:
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grantcart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-03-08 10:59 PM
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14. On the 1st district found this hilarous quote
Reed and Scalise to face off for 1st District Congressional seat

Mike Conti Reporting
The process to fill the first Congressional District seat vacated by now-Governor Bobby Jindal ends Saturday with the final election between Republican Steve Scalise and Democrat Gilda Reed.

Political analysts like Bernie Pinsonat agree it would be a monumental upset to see a Democrat win this seat.

"If Steve Scalise is alive and breathing Saturday night at 8 o'clock, he's the winner," said Pinsonat.
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futureliveshere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-03-08 10:59 PM
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15. Brilliant news... This has HUGE ramifications for the coat-tails.
:woohoo:
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Yael Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-03-08 11:00 PM
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16. SWEET!!! Thanks for the update!
:woohoo:
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FARAFIELD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-03-08 11:03 PM
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19. Ok well at last we have voters who chimed in on the REV WRIGHT thing
They had a chance to vote a white guy that supports obama out and didnt, take that REPUKES scorch POW
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Oceansaway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-03-08 11:03 PM
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18. TOUCHE !!..n/t
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Tribetime Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-03-08 11:03 PM
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20. wooooohoooooooooo K/R great news
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grantcart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-03-08 11:05 PM
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21. was this republican before?
as a SD do you know who he endorses?
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Yael Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-03-08 11:10 PM
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23. Louisiana 6th. And it went to Obama 3-2
Edited on Sat May-03-08 11:14 PM by Yael
You should go tell (my newly annointed friend) Ignored that we added a delegate. :rofl:
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grantcart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-04-08 12:20 AM
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43. but did it have a dem congressman before?
and has the new guy endorsed yet?

which one is ignore?
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Yael Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-04-08 12:26 AM
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45. Republican!! The district switched tonight.
No -- he has not endorsed. Not surprising as he was up for special election himself.

On the other -- the one who put out the "last night they decided to add 75 delegates" thing and wouldn't corrected it. I had my fill. :P
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Duke Newcombe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-03-08 11:05 PM
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RNCC stupid deed does not go unpunished
?


Duke
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Yael Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-03-08 11:05 PM
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22. Isn't this the SECOND seat we picked up with Obama on the trail? (*cough*Hastert*cough*)
I hope the Supers are paying attention!

Bill Foster (D) -- 52
Jim Oberweis (R) -- 48

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...
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murielm99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-04-08 07:02 PM
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60. Obama had nothing to do with that win.
First, John Laesch ran against Hastert and got about forty percent of the vote, an amazing thing in that red district. That was during the Foley scandal. And people were sick of the war and sick of the republican corruption.

Hastert resigned after he lost his speakership. The special election was included a hard-fought primary between Foster and Laesch. The election itself was slated to be held during a time when there would be little outside influence from the primary or other state races.

The republicans would have had a chance if the Milk Nazi had not won the republican primary. He is a bigot and a perennial candidate. Lauzen should have been their candidate. We would have had a tough time beating him.

The organizations on the ground won it for Foster. DeKalb County in particular got the vote out in stunning fashion.

Local and state politics have many other factors besides the Presidential race. If you want to claim that Obama has coattails in November, should he win, that is fine. But even in Illinois, he is an ordinary politician who does not walk on water.
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-03-08 11:12 PM
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24. gloat
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-03-08 11:15 PM
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25. Watch out, Republicans! We're going to pummel you to a bloody pulp in November!!
:bounce: :bounce:
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BattyDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-03-08 11:19 PM
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26. Hey SDs ... can you say DOWN-TICKET RACES?
I knew that you could!
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existentialist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-03-08 11:22 PM
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27. Thank you , Thank-you Thank you
for the best news I've heard all day.
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graycem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-03-08 11:24 PM
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28. Love it! : D n/t
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TeamJordan23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-03-08 11:25 PM
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29. anyone know if there was increase in voting turnout?
Because if there was - that will be another strong argument why Obama will be better for other Dems.
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DerekJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-03-08 11:28 PM
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32. Good question!! .. Anyone?!!
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Yael Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-04-08 12:29 AM
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47. It would be hard to gauge as this was a standalone special election
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SwampG8r Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-03-08 11:26 PM
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30. can anyone say
coat-tails?
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brindis_desala Donating Member (866 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-03-08 11:27 PM
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31. excellent news!
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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-03-08 11:29 PM
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33. This is GREAT news for Obama and his supporters. Check out today's AP write-up on the race.
...

Democratic victories would be a serious setback for Republicans. But it also would go a long way to reassure nervous Democrats, particularly undecided superdelegates, that Obama would not present a hardship to House or Senate candidates running in tough races.

Democratic losses would give Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton new ammunition to build her case for her presidential candidacy by questioning the sturdiness of Obama's coattails.

``I think people want to know what chances we're going to be having in November if Obama is the nominee,'' said U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, a Missouri Democrat who has endorsed Clinton.

``There are a host of judgments that superdelegates make,'' said Sen. Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat who has not endorsed either presidential candidate. ``Certainly a special election held close to a contested primary like this one could be very relevant.''

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/feedarticle/7497837
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aaaaaa5a Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-03-08 11:34 PM
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34. Obama Has Just Officially Captured The Nomination!!!
To me this is almost as big as winning Indiana on Tuesday.

This is a red state. This is a red district. The GOP tried to stick him with Obama at the height of "Wright Round 2" in a GOP deep southern district........ and WE STILL WON!

I think the FINAL question the Super-Delegates had was just answered!

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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-03-08 11:45 PM
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36. This district voted 59% for Chimpy in 2004.
And now...we own it! Yowza!
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amb123 Donating Member (764 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-03-08 11:42 PM
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35. This makes it 235 Dem, 199 Rep, 1 vacancy in House.
Yay! Looking good for November.

:toast: :party: :kick:
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graycem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-03-08 11:52 PM
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38. Hahah
Check out how much money they wasted, on a seat they've held for 32 years! Where's the loser icon? :P
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-03-08 11:59 PM
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40. this makes two this year!
foster in the illinois 14th beat a three time loser with the help of obama and some dam hard working people in the district.illinois 14th was fat denny`s district and has been republican for a million years...oh yes hillary was no where to be seen or heard of...

that`s two this year...who says he`s a liability to our party? oh that's..........
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graycem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-04-08 12:12 AM
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42. And they think we can't beat McCain
Hello Politicians and Pundits and Fake Journalists... the electorate is awake and paying attention. :D
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high density Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-03-08 11:53 PM
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39. Look at this AP article posted at Fox News.com with a crazy headline
http://elections.foxnews.com/2008/05/03/gop-retains-hou...

GOP Retains House Seat in Louisiana Special Election

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) Republicans retained one House seat in two special elections being held in Louisiana.State Sen. Steve Scalise beat Democrat Gilda Reed 71 percent to 27 percent with 35 percent of precincts reporting.

Scalise takes over the 1st Congressional District in suburban New Orleans. It was formerly held by fellow Republican Bobby Jindal. He resigned in January before being sworn in as governor.

In the other race, Democrat Don Cazayoux won, bolstering his partys majority status on Capitol Hill and taking a seat held by Republicans since 1974.


That's an interesting headline given the facts of the article. I'm going to hope/assume that Fox News came up with that headline and not the AP.
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Yael Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-04-08 12:28 AM
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46. There were 2 elections -- one for the 1st and one for the 6th
The Rs kept the 1st, but the Dems picked up the 6th from the Rs.

To them, that would have been priority because they are "fair and balanced".
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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-04-08 12:01 AM
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41. This is fantastic. Paging the SDs. n/t
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me b zola Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-04-08 12:30 AM
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48. K&R!
:thumbsup:
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chill_wind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-04-08 01:46 AM
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50. TPM Josh Marshall: **"This is a really, really red district."** 30 years in the hands of GOP. K&R!
eom
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Spiffarino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-04-08 02:22 AM
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51. Proud to be 50th rec!
This is great news for the Democratic Party, and for the future of American democracy. No amount of lies, no amount of fear-mongering, no amount of money could get a Republican elected in a VERY red district of Louisiana!

This portends great things for Democrats...if the votes are counted in November.
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Zachstar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-04-08 02:25 AM
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52. Whopps! Looks like that ad failed.
VERY bad timing! My state is for Obama and Obama is going to going to turn this state Blue in the GE if he gets the chance.
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TragedyandHope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-04-08 02:29 AM
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54. Good to hear it!
:kick:

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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-04-08 02:29 AM
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55. But Gilda Reed lost
That's bad news for Obama. :scared:
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uponit7771 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-04-08 02:41 PM
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58. The stupid commercial talked to reThug base voters instead of the 40% moderates US electorate.....
...let's see what happens to the down tickets when they aim the commercials at the middle.
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Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-04-08 02:45 PM
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59. K & R
:thumbsup:
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phrigndumass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-04-08 07:06 PM
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61. K/R
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sudopod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-04-08 07:12 PM
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62. This was a triumph
I'm making a note here: HUGE SUCCESS!
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chill_wind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-04-08 08:38 PM
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63. And that was DESPITE some hanky-panky Robo Calls to suppress the AA vote
Edited on Sun May-04-08 08:39 PM by chill_wind
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