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Sun Feb 23, 2020, 09:37 PM

Bernie Sanders VP runningmate in order to receive 270ev and regain control of the US Senate in 2020.

Bernie Sanders guide to receiving 270 ev is winning all of the Clinton 2016 states 232ev plus
1)MI-16(248ev)
PA-20(268ev)
WI-10(278ev)
2)AZ-11(243ev)
GA-16(259ev)
NC-15(274ev)

US Senate seats Democrats need to win in order to regain control of the US Senate in 2020.
Democrats will win every Democratic held US Senate seat up for re-election in 2020 except AL(Jones-D),
Democrats will temporary lose VT(Sanders-D) if Sanders becomes the next POTUS. VT Governor Scott-R
picks Sanders'(VT) immediate successor who will have to compete in the 2021/2022 special election.
Democratic party's base is 45 US Senate seats.
Democrats need to win at least 6 Republican held US Senate seats up for re-election in 2020.
CO(Gardner-R/Hickenlooper-D)46
AZ special(McSally-R/Kelly-D)47
NC(Tillis-R/Cunningham-D)48
ME(Collins-R/Gideon-D)49
GA special(Loeffler-R/Warnock-D)50
GA regular(Perdue-R/Tomlinson-D)51

Sanders VP runningmate needs to one of the Castro brothers(Julian or Joaquin).

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Reply Bernie Sanders VP runningmate in order to receive 270ev and regain control of the US Senate in 2020. (Original post)
nkpolitics1212 Feb 23 OP
TwilightZone Feb 23 #1
rzemanfl Feb 23 #2
TwilightZone Feb 23 #3
rzemanfl Feb 23 #4
TwilightZone Feb 23 #6
rzemanfl Feb 23 #8
sabbat hunter Feb 23 #7
CaptYossarian Feb 23 #9
Grasswire2 Feb 23 #5

Response to nkpolitics1212 (Original post)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 09:42 PM

1. I think running mate as an electoral strategy is overrated.

Is there any historical evidence that it's ever mattered?

Wisconsin looks pretty bad at the moment, regardless of the nominee. That could certainly change, of course, but Trump's approval there is inexplicably high.

Why the Castros? I admit that I don't understand how you're coming to that conclusion.

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Response to TwilightZone (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 09:50 PM

2. When something is inexplicable it is also suspect. n/t

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Response to rzemanfl (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 09:57 PM

3. To be honest, "inexplicable" is my belief, not anything tangible.

I find them inexplicable because I don't know why anyone supports Trump anymore, not based on anything tangible I see in the results. I think there's plenty of evidence that people support the idiot, and we underestimate that at our peril. But, I don't get it.

I wouldn't be surprised if they're somewhat accurate, unfortunately. This is the same place that elected Scott Walker. Twice. And Ron Johnson. It's an odd place politically.

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Response to TwilightZone (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 09:59 PM

4. It didn't use to be, but I moved away in 1996. n/t

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Response to rzemanfl (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 10:03 PM

6. About ten years ago....

When they dumped Russ Feingold for Ron Johnson in 2010 (and elected Walker), it was apparent that it had changed politically. It's kind of swung back and forth a bit since, but I don't think it's all the way back. I'd like to be proven wrong in November.

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Response to TwilightZone (Reply #6)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 10:08 PM

8. Me too. I have family there. n/t

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Response to TwilightZone (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 10:07 PM

7. at one time it mattered a lot

Like LBJ being on the ticket with JFK to help bring the south, strongly into the D column. Carter chose Mondale to have a northerner on the ticket to help in states like MN, MI, NYS.
Reagan had Bush to help bring 'rockerfeller republicans' back into the fold.

But when Clinton chose Gore (Two southerners on one ticket!?! the horror!) the idea of a running mate for balance was disrupted. Both were young, considered to be moderates.

The last few elections cycles it mattered less (with GWB/Cheney, Obama/Biden, Orange cheeto/Pence).

This time around it might matter a bit more. Picking someone younger, perhaps someone black or Hispanic, might help put Sanders over the top.
Possible candidates?
Tammy Duckworth (if she is eliglble. Born in Thailand but to US citizens)
Julian Castro
Kamala Harris
Gretchen Whitmer

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Response to TwilightZone (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 10:15 PM

9. The only WI politician that would make sense is Russ Feingold.

All the current ones need to stay put.

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Response to nkpolitics1212 (Original post)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 09:59 PM

5. why isn't Steve Bullock running for MT Senate seat? nt

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