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Old 08-31-2010, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Southcentral Kansas
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Even after having observers do some questionable things in one of the counting rooms she had to admit defeat. I guess they didn't study Franken's victory in Minnesota well enough.

I got this little tidbit from Greta Susteren on Fox News.
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Old 08-31-2010, 08:46 PM
 
Location: Apple Valley Calif
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Another victory for the good guys.. Slowly but surely, WE are draining Pelosi's swamp...
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Old 09-01-2010, 12:46 AM
 
Location: Palm Springs, CA
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Another victory for the good guys.. Slowly but surely, WE are draining Pelosi's swamp...
He hasn't won the general election yet.
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Old 09-01-2010, 02:19 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Even after having observers do some questionable things in one of the counting rooms she had to admit defeat. I guess they didn't study Franken's victory in Minnesota well enough.

I got this little tidbit from Greta Susteren on Fox News.
Here's the print news story:

"Miller's win was a major victory for the tea party movement and marked the first time it had defeated a sitting senator in a primary. Tea partiers had knocked off Utah Sen. Bob Bennett at a state convention in May. Embolden tea partiers have now set their sights on Delaware where they are backing Christine O'Donnell against the more moderate Rep. Mike Castle in the GOP Senate primary. Murkowski is the third senator to lose this year, along with Bennett and Arlen Specter, D-Pa."

Murkowski concedes Alaska primary race - Yahoo! News (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100901/ap_on_re_us/us_alaska_senate_20 - broken link)

Will have to monitor the Delaware race.
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Old 09-01-2010, 04:24 AM
 
Location: Tampa Florida
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Opens the door for McAdams. This is good, there are a lot of sane people in Alaska and a Moderate Dem has a good chance against the nut job candidate. Heck, I wouldn't be surprised if Murkowski thru her support behind McAdams. I don't like a lot of Murkowski's ideas, but she is sane.
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Old 09-01-2010, 07:01 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Opens the door for McAdams. This is good, there are a lot of sane people in Alaska and a Moderate Dem has a good chance against the nut job candidate. Heck, I wouldn't be surprised if Murkowski thru her support behind McAdams. I don't like a lot of Murkowski's ideas, but she is sane.
Sour grapes from a lefty afraid of the Tea Party. Explain why he is a nut job.
Is it because he is a lawyer from Yale, or a West Point graduate, or a decorated Gulf War veteran?
Miller is ahead of Adams by ~8 points but with a lot undecided.
Murkowski doesn't like him but I don't think she'll back the democrat. It would ruin any chances for her to get backing by the Repubs again.
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Old 09-01-2010, 07:04 AM
 
Location: NY
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Ouch! This is not a good year to be an incumbent. There is so much voter anger, left and right, I wonder just how accurate the polls really are. The GOP found if you ignore the will of the electorate they will turn on you, and Obama in his ideological arrogance could following the same path to oblivion.

I sure hope so.
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Old 09-01-2010, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Gulf Coast Texas
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This is a salient point about the right.

Joe Miller's primary victory illustrates problem with GOP (http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/blogs/Examiner-Opinion-Zone/Joe-Millers-primary-victory-in-Alaska-illustrates-problem-with-GOP-101886513.html - broken link)

The commentary is about how the Republican leadership sent lawyers to defend the incumbent instead of accepting the chance within their own party. It doesn't make sense - especially since the momentum in the country wants a change in the type of leaders that exist.

What is their thinking that does not let them embrace this change?
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Old 09-01-2010, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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The powers behind the Republicans want the Teabaggers to win. I find the results amusing as the Republicans are driven to the far right. I hope the TEA PARTY continues to drive the Republican party away from the center.
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Old 09-01-2010, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Gulf Coast Texas
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The powers behind the Republicans want the Teabaggers to win. I find the results amusing as the Republicans are driven to the far right. I hope the TEA PARTY continues to drive the Republican party away from the center.
Which Republicans and which powers - the DeMint, Palin wing, or the McCain, Graham wing?
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