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Old 11-05-2014, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Long Island (chief in S Farmingdale)
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He did, but it's not unusual to make a change to the party in power - that is now the GOP.
Add to that - Maine voted for a Republican (very moderate) Senator and a moderate Governor.
King is probably closer in ideology to the GOP than to the Progressives/Far Left.

Virginia is likely to do to a recount - the vote total is very narrow and some of the absentee votes are not counted yet. Alaska hasn't been settled yet and there are over a dozen House seats still not settled.

King has a rating from the ACU (American Conservative Union) of 13 and a rating from the ADA (Americas for Democratic Action) of 85. Ideology wise he is a better fit with the Democrats.

Prior to the Election he said he would announce who he would caucus with this term after Election Day. I doubt he switches, ideology wise I don't see it.

Virginia has an automatic recount at .5%. Absentees in recent years have leaned Democratic (Obama and McAulliffe both expanded their margins slightly), but with the results this year who really knows.

 
Old 11-05-2014, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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So it's looking like, at worst, a 54-46 split. I expect Alaska and Louisiana to go GOP
 
Old 11-05-2014, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Long Island (chief in S Farmingdale)
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So it's looking like, at worst, a 54-46 split. I expect Alaska and Louisiana to go GOP
Looks that way. Cassidy is a heavy favorite in the runoff. In Alaska, most of what is out seems to be from the far flung areas, which can be hard to predict, but generally lean Democratic. Begich probably closes the gap a little, but not enough.
 
Old 11-05-2014, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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I just saw that an 18 year old college girl (R) beat out a 44 year old attorney (D) in West Virginia.

That must sting.

West Virginia Elects America’s Youngest State Lawmaker - Washington Wire - WSJ
 
Old 11-05-2014, 12:39 PM
 
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I just saw that an 18 year old college girl (R) beat out a 44 year old attorney (D) in West Virginia.

That must sting.

West Virginia Elects America’s Youngest State Lawmaker - Washington Wire - WSJ
A 5 year old child would be better than a Democrat lawyer. Ask Bruce Braley.
 
Old 11-05-2014, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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I just saw that an 18 year old college girl (R) beat out a 44 year old attorney (D) in West Virginia.

That must sting.

West Virginia Elects America’s Youngest State Lawmaker - Washington Wire - WSJ



 
Old 11-05-2014, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Meggett, SC
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I just saw that an 18 year old college girl (R) beat out a 44 year old attorney (D) in West Virginia.

That must sting.

West Virginia Elects America’s Youngest State Lawmaker - Washington Wire - WSJ
Saw that too! She ran her campaign from her college dorm room. Ouch!
 
Old 11-05-2014, 12:45 PM
 
Location: it depends
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I'd bet money he sings a different tune today in his 'speech'. It's his nature to toss the blame around, and accept none for himself.
Yes, the Obama press conference starts within minutes.

I can't wait to see what sort of BS comes after "Folks." I bet he does NOT say "Folks cling to the idea of competency in government, so that's why we lost." Or "Folks hate to be lied to, so that's why we lost." I do not think he is going to say "Man, did I screw up. I'm turning over a new leaf."

I'm hoping against hope that he adopts a constructive attitude that respects the other party as well as his own beliefs. Probably he'll build and burn a few more straw men, his favorite pastime, insulting and blaming most other players in the process. That's his usual M.O.
 
Old 11-05-2014, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Long Island (chief in S Farmingdale)
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I just saw that an 18 year old college girl (R) beat out a 44 year old attorney (D) in West Virginia.

That must sting.

West Virginia Elects America’s Youngest State Lawmaker - Washington Wire - WSJ
Knocked off a Republican Incumbent in the Primary.
 
Old 11-05-2014, 12:48 PM
 
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Knocked off a Republican Incumbent in the Primary.
Sour grapes much?

LOL!
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