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Old 11-12-2013, 10:36 AM
 
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Dem poll: Kay Hagan lead vanishes - Emily Schultheis - POLITICO.com
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Old 11-12-2013, 11:55 AM
 
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Good Zeus, the election is only 11 months away. Wake me up in October.
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Old 11-12-2013, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Laurentia
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It's encouraging news for Republicans wanting to replace Hagan, but we'll see how it goes. At this point in the 2010 election, Democrats held a significant lead in the polling, and at this point in the 2008 election we were all pumped up for the Rudy vs. Hillary clash of the titans; we know how both of those elections turned out.
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Old 11-13-2013, 07:03 PM
 
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i'm confident R's can take the senate if they put up good candidates.

however that is a HUGE ask. Charlie Cook was at the Newseum yesterday giving the breakdown and its crazy how few D held seats R's have failed to flip in the last decade whereas D's have made huge inroads.

That said, D's playing defense in 2014 senate races, considering the seats that are up, I estimate R's will pick up 5 net(atleast) if they don't put akin, Murdock, engel, o'donnel type candidates which will give the R's a 50/50 (+/- 1) split.

My 'out on the limb' prediction is D's will in in either KY or GA. Right not leaning towards Grimes in KY but Nunn is an interesting candidate for GA.

Even if the R's win a slim majority, the senate board for them looks terrible in 2016. They have tons of seats to defend, it'll be a presidential cycle.....

at best the R's gain a slight 1-2 seat majority for 2 years in the senate.

worse case scenario is they are in the minority for pretty much the rest of the decade (if they don't flip the senate in '14 because 16 could be devastating for them).
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Old 12-12-2013, 10:18 AM
 
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Doesn't really matter. The GOP is probably going to nominate Tillis since he has the money, support and is the only one who has actually held public office. Then the election is going to be about the state legislature and the GOP will lose. The Republicans just didn't recruit well enough here.
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Old 12-16-2013, 04:37 PM
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Location: Noth Caccalacca
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Doesn't really matter. The GOP is probably going to nominate Tillis since he has the money, support and is the only one who has actually held public office. Then the election is going to be about the state legislature and the GOP will lose. The Republicans just didn't recruit well enough here.
Very true! Many North Carolinians have had a bit of buyers' remorse with the GOP dominating both houses of the legislature. Tillis and Art Pope have come up with bills that the average voter may look at with a jaundiced eye and the tax changes they've made, could come back to bite them. Hagan and the ACA may not look quite as bad by the time the election rolls around. In the end, it may be close, but I believe Hagan may hold on to her seat.
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Old 12-16-2013, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
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Doesn't really matter. The GOP is probably going to nominate Tillis since he has the money, support and is the only one who has actually held public office. Then the election is going to be about the state legislature and the GOP will lose. The Republicans just didn't recruit well enough here.
So you think Art Pope (who's been pulling the strings behind the NC GOP) and McCrory went a bit too far in pushing their agenda - particularly with their voting restrictions legislation?
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Old 12-16-2013, 04:58 PM
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So you think Art Pope (who's been pulling the strings behind the NC GOP) and McCrory went a bit too far in pushing their agenda - particularly with their voting restrictions legislation?
silverkris - Precisely! McCrory was a moderate Republican mayor of Charlotte who is now seen as a wishy-washy governor who cannot stand up to the legislature and people like Art Pope. Art Pope reminds me of the cover of the "My Fair Lady" album as a George Bernard Shaw pulling the strings of puppets Henry Higgins (McCrory) and Eliza Dolittle (Dr. Vos of NC's HHS who's grossly incompetent!)
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Old 12-16-2013, 09:14 PM
 
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So you think Art Pope (who's been pulling the strings behind the NC GOP) and McCrory went a bit too far in pushing their agenda - particularly with their voting restrictions legislation?
I don't think it is just voter registration. I think it is a whole lot of things. Ranging from abortion to taxes. I suspect most folks here are not going to be happy with the new tax rules especially the withholding requirements and I think when the legislature gets back in session they are going to bring on more crazy, moral Mondays will start again and Tillis will be screwed further. (It also doesn't help that he just called everyone who disagrees with the state legislature, as in the vast majority of voters, losers).

This thread was started by someone from out of state as such it doesn't surprise me that he might not get how bad our legislature is screwed up and why running one of the houses of the legislature that would cripple a candidate running statewide.

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Old 12-17-2013, 05:04 AM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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Very true! Many North Carolinians have had a bit of buyers' remorse with the GOP dominating both houses of the legislature. Tillis and Art Pope have come up with bills that the average voter may look at with a jaundiced eye and the tax changes they've made, could come back to bite them. Hagan and the ACA may not look quite as bad by the time the election rolls around. In the end, it may be close, but I believe Hagan may hold on to her seat.



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