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flpoljunkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-24-10 09:59 PM
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NYT BREAKING NEWS 10:50 PM ET: Rick Scott Wins Republican Nomination for Governor in Florida
Edited on Tue Aug-24-10 10:02 PM by flpoljunkie
Novice pol Scott wins GOP governor primary in Fla.

by Liz Sidoti
The Associated Press

Tuesday, August 24, 2010; 10:54 PM

WASHINGTON -- Political novice Rick Scott pushed past veteran Bill McCollum to win Florida's Republican gubernatorial primary Tuesday, and Rep. Kendrick Meek prevailed in the state's Senate Democratic nomination over upstart Jeff Greene as voters split on the merits of establishment candidates vs. wealthy outsiders.

Elsewhere, Sens. John McCain and Lisa Murkowski counted on voters to reward political experience as they faced spirited Republican primary challenges in Arizona and Alaska 10 weeks before the general election.

Nominating contests in five states - Vermont also was voting, and Oklahoma held GOP runoffs - highlighted dominant themes of this unpredictable election year, including anti-establishment anger and tea party challenges from the right. But the early results indicated that if there was a single pattern to the night, it was the lack of one.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...
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mike r Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-24-10 10:03 PM
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1. Good luck with that crook, Florida
Edited on Tue Aug-24-10 10:03 PM by mike r
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teenagebambam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-24-10 10:04 PM
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2. Gaaah.
Is anybody hiring in any other state? ANY other state? I gotta get outta here.
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BreweryYardRat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-24-10 10:21 PM
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8. Nnnf, seconded. n/t
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teenagebambam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-24-10 10:05 PM
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3. Even my mother
who has voted a straight Republican ticket in every election since 1949, hates him.
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flpoljunkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-24-10 10:05 PM
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4. Scott is damaged. The Democrat Alex Sink/Rod Smith can win.
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teenagebambam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-24-10 10:06 PM
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5. From your mouth to God's ear.
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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-24-10 10:08 PM
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6. Yikes! But then they elected Jeb Bush...
x(
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BeFree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-24-10 10:13 PM
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7. Yes, it seemed so
But they had those gawd-awful DRE's then. And Gore won that fetid state in 2000 so don't think that any election since then was even close to honest.
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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-24-10 10:42 PM
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9. Good point.
And I just got a flyer in the mail from the County Board of Elections here in NY saying that they're changing our voting machines. They're going with optical scan voting machines and the instructions are confusing even though I've read them twice. We've had the old lever machines ever since I was old enough to vote. *sigh* :(
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SugarShack Donating Member (979 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-24-10 10:48 PM
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10. The lever machines are the best. Electronics should not be involved in vote counting.
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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-25-10 04:09 AM
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12. I totally agree with you. I was really bummed out when I got that flyer...
What county are you in? I'm hoping that this isn't a state-wide change and that Warren County comes to their senses. :(

Welcome to DU, SugarShack! It's great to have you with us! :hi:
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-25-10 04:35 AM
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14. Jeb endorsed McCollum big time as did several
other big name ReTHUGS. Go Dems
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lib2DaBone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-24-10 10:53 PM
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11. Rick Scott on TV celebrating.. he is PSYCHOPATH....

Rick Scott is a character that stepped right out of the movie "Network".
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-25-10 04:13 AM
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13. and apparently, McCollum is not conceding yet
sore-loser :)
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