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IF Franken doesn't resign

How effective do you think he would be going forward?

Female lieutenant governor expected to replace Franken if he resigns

Source: Politico

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is expected to appoint his lieutenant governor and close ally, Tina Smith, to Al Franken’s seat if the Democratic senator resigns on Thursday, three people familiar with the Democratic governor’s thinking said.

But that appointment would be just the start of an upheaval in Minnesota. Part of the reason Smith could be heading to the Senate, the sources said, is that she has indicated no interest in running for Congress in the past and would not run for the remainder of Franken’s term, which expires in 2020, in a 2018 special election. That would clear the way for a wide open Democratic primary next year if Franken steps down.

Franken’s sudden fall under a deluge of sexual harassment allegations has prompted Democrats to suddenly consider a fast-approaching special election for a once-safe seat — and given Republicans an unexpected opportunity in a state President Donald Trump lost by just 1 point in 2016. But installing Smith or another placeholder in the seat would separate the appointment from potentially fractious Democratic primary politics, giving other Democrats the opportunity to fight on a level playing field in a special primary. Additionally, appointing a woman to fill Franken’s role would serve as a symbolic rebuke to Franken in the wake of the allegations against him, Minnesota Democrats pointed out.

Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2017/12/06/al-franken-senate-smith-211125

Senate Democrats Poised to Pick Up 5-7 Seats

Senate Republicans had been doing a pretty solid job of maintaining their distance from GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump by running their own campaign that focused largely on more local issues or those issues that motivate their base. The strategy was working fine and it looked as if Republicans would be able to keep their losses low. That is until October 7 when The Washington Post reported on the existence of the Access Hollywood tape in which Trump described sexually assaulting women. Then things started to unravel, albeit slowly.

Assuming that Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton wins the White House, the party needs four seats to tie the chamber, leaving the Vice President as the tie breaking vote. For much of the cycle, we have expected Democrats to score a net gain of between four and six seats. Since the release of the Access Hollywood tape, Senate Republicans have seen their fortunes dip, particularly in states like Florida, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Nevada and Pennsylvania where Clinton has established a lead. In fact, of the Senate seats in the Toss Up column, Trump only leads in Indiana and Missouri where both Republicans are running a few points behind him.

Early voting is underway in 27 states, so Republicans don’t really have much time to turn things around, and Trump won’t be any help, especially his campaign doesn’t really have a ground game to speak of. The GOP’s only hope is to start running a checks-and-balances message, or more blatantly, a don’t-give-Clinton-a-blank-check message to motivate their base, particularly what one strategist called “casual Republicans,” to the polls. We are starting to see that message in some red and purple states as candidates work to tie Democratic candidate to Clinton.

http://cookpolitical.com/story/10113

Paying price for not supporting Trump

I think people like McCain will pay a huge price for not supporting Trump. Paul Ryan was booed yesterday for saying what he did about Trump. I saw that 75% of republicans still support him.

I think McCain loses. We win New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, and maybe Florida as well. I think, and hope, that the Trump voters will punish those they see. As traitors.

But what if I want burritos

I already know the answer to this but

Someone tell me that the proper response to some of these idiots (not on here for a change) is NOT that I hope you get cancer and die a horrible death.

Why can't stupidity be properly punished?

I admit I got goosebumps when she accepted the nomination

her speech was absolutely amazing

is this the offical Sanders position on Kaine or just someone running off at the mouth

Politics1.com @Politics1com

Kaine is “loyal servant of oligarchy" - Bernie Delegates Network coordinator Norman Solomon

Post of the day

Just found this on Politico

Come on, that Jill Stein/HA Goodman ticket is the most qualified in history!

Trump Implies That He Will Indict Hillary Clinton If People Give Him Money

Donald Trump is trying to raise money with the suggestion that he will indict Hillary Clinton if he wins the White House.

http://www.politicususa.com/2016/06/28/trump-implies-indict-hillary-clinton-people-give-money.html
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