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Old 11-07-2012, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Long Island (chief in S Farmingdale)
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As we got closer to Election Day it was expected the Dems would retain the Senate and perhaps even pick up a seat or two. However going back a bit, considering 23 of the 33 seats up were Democratic, many thought the GOP would take control, instead the Dems pick up two.
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:34 PM
 
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As we got closer to Election Day it was expected the Dems would retain the Senate and perhaps even pick up a seat or two. However going back a bit, considering 23 of the 33 seats up were Democratic, many thought the GOP would take control, instead the Dems pick up two.
It's amazing how favorable the field was to the GOP. The completely botched it!

Thank you, Tea Party, for coming through again and squandering two Senate seats that were in the bag! (IN and MO)
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Old 09-16-2014, 05:10 AM
 
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ANY third party candidate is a spoiler for the GOP party, as the third party candidates draw from the conservatives, swinging the election to the Left. The exceptions are on the Left - Green party candidates. The Greenies, never draw enough votes to sink the Democrat candidates. One has to look no further than Anderson (remember him?), Perot, (take THAT, George Bush!) or Ralph Nader....
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Old 09-16-2014, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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ANY third party candidate is a spoiler for the GOP party, as the third party candidates draw from the conservatives, swinging the election to the Left. The exceptions are on the Left - Green party candidates. The Greenies, never draw enough votes to sink the Democrat candidates. One has to look no further than Anderson (remember him?), Perot, (take THAT, George Bush!) or Ralph Nader....
do you realize the OP started this thread 2 years ago and it has little to do with this year election. I might add, I don't understand what your post is all about, this election has little to do with 3rd parties.
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