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Old 11-05-2014, 08:04 AM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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They're called swing states.
Yep. New Mexico re-elected Democrat US Senator Tom Udall and Republican Governor Susana Martinez on the same ballot yesterday.

 
Old 11-05-2014, 08:12 AM
 
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Mid-term elections never indicate a trend.
 
Old 11-05-2014, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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Originally Posted by Simon Feltser View Post
GOP governors win blue states: Maryland, Massachusetts, Illinois...

It is clear that the whole country is tired of Dems power...but will it be better - to live under the Republicans?
Illinois will have a Republican governor with a Democratic supermajority in the state legislature and home to the Senate Democratic whip. This is not what I would call a "blue state" becoming a "red state." A similar argument can easily be made with Massachusetts and Maryland.
 
Old 11-05-2014, 08:28 AM
 
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Republicans will show their true colors wielding super majority power in the next two years which will likely contribute to how much voter turnout there will be in 2016. I'm tired of the two party system myself and I find it hinders our potential as a country.
This x100.
 
Old 11-05-2014, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Mid-Michigan by way of Northern New Hampshire
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People always seem to ignore that state parties often hold dramatically different positions than their national cohorts. When people vote for governor and state legislature, they're voting for their state party. Surprisingly, the GOP IS a viable party in some parts of the Northeast.
 
Old 11-05-2014, 09:15 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Very much landslide and surprising wins for Republicans. This was clearly a reaction to and dissatisfaction with the status quo.

Democrats were like a balloon that deflated in this election, unfortunately.
 
Old 11-05-2014, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Next election, all three of those states will vote Democrat.
Another Librul pipe dream.
 
Old 11-05-2014, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Originally Posted by peterlemonjello View Post
They're called swing states.
Oh please!

Obama couldn't even hang onto his home state of Illinois, a VERY blue state.

That's just pathetic.
 
Old 11-05-2014, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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The whole country is tired of the two party system. Moreover, the whole world is tired of both US parties. There were times when both parties have had the power. And what is the result? None has shown good results over the past 14 years
Then why did only 1-3% vote for the 3rd party candidates?

Your thinking is way off dude.

Another lie trying to cushion the blow from last nights slaughter.
 
Old 11-05-2014, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Yep. New Mexico re-elected Democrat US Senator Tom Udall and Republican Governor Susana Martinez on the same ballot yesterday.
As if New Mexico matters...

37th largest GDP.

LOL

Texas has more money in its pocket than New Mexico has ever had in its existence as a state. We could buy your state out in a heartbeat & then have millions left over if we wanted to.
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