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Old 02-13-2018, 01:31 PM
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Kristen Gillibrand announced that she will no longer accept corporate PAC checks for her campaign.

Fantastic. She basically confirmed she'll be running in 2020 for the Democratic Nomination. Without doing this, there's no way she'd get the left of her own party. Good for her.
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Old 02-13-2018, 02:23 PM
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Chris Wray will be the next one in the FBI to be tweeted about by Trump and ridiculed, trying to force him to do what Rachel Brand and Andrew McCabe and resign.
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Old 02-13-2018, 04:02 PM
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If the shoe was on the other foot you know damned well he'd magically be able to make the distinction. He's a clownish partisan hack.
HAHAHAHAHA from the man that refuses to say anything bad about his party and only post bad things about the GOP. Take a nice hard look in the mirror pete as you are the most partisan hack on this board.
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Old 02-13-2018, 04:38 PM
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HAHAHAHAHA from the man that refuses to say anything bad about his party and only post bad things about the GOP. Take a nice hard look in the mirror pete as you are the most partisan hack on this board.
Poor troll. You can do better.
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Old 02-13-2018, 05:09 PM
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Poor troll. You can do better.
What's the matter, afraid to admit the truth.

He and several others here have their head up the lefts butt so far that they would never speak unkind words of their leaders.

And to think they call me a sheep. Some need to take a long hard look in the mirror.
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Old 02-13-2018, 08:06 PM
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Poor troll. You can do better.
Extremely poor.

Also extremely lacking in credibility considering this is the same man who erroneously claims everyone here he disagrees with is pro welfare state.
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Old 02-14-2018, 08:30 AM
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The Democrats flip a "safe" republican state house seat in Sarasota beating the son of Congressman Buchanan by 8%. The republican won in in 2016 by 19% and Trump won by 5%.

How safe is the district? It is gerrymandered to eliminate the black and Hispanic vote in north Sarasota. There are 12,000 more registered republicans in the district than democrats.

Before democrats get too excited. Turnout in the special election was historically high, but still only 1/2 of the turnout in 2016. So what it shows is that democrats were far more energized than republicans.

http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20...ate-house-race
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Old 02-14-2018, 08:50 AM
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The Democrats flip a "safe" republican state house seat in Sarasota beating the son of Congressman Buchanan by 8%. The republican won in in 2016 by 19% and Trump won by 5%.

How safe is the district? It is gerrymandered to eliminate the black and Hispanic vote in north Sarasota. There are 12,000 more registered republicans in the district than democrats.

Before democrats get too excited. Turnout in the special election was historically high, but still only 1/2 of the turnout in 2016. So what it shows is that democrats were far more energized than republicans.

http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20...ate-house-race
I'm curious to know what percentage of the gains in the state races are purely anti-Trump personality responses, what are anti-Republican policy responses and what are pro-Democratic policy responses. Only 1/3 of those will have any staying power.
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Old 02-14-2018, 09:32 AM
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Democrats don’t lose because they are the minority party, they lose because they don’t vote. Scott became governor in 2010 because of the Obama backlash, but primarily because voters in Collier County dwarfed those in Palm Beach County. If democrats vote, they win.

Bannon said that the me too movement has the ability to make republicans a minority party. I think he’s right (excuse me while I throw up saying that I agree with Bannon). And to say that he and Trump are not handling this appropriately is a huge understatement.

Republicans are turning off sane voters left and right, pardon the pun. Everything is cyclical. They can get them back, but in the short run, it’s hard for republicans to win when they have a guy in the White House that has been accused by, what is it 17 women, of sexual harassment and who excuses a wife beater, when this has become such a huge issue throughout the country.
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Old 02-14-2018, 10:03 AM
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Statewide Republicans in Florida are swimming against the tide on two counts:

1.) The anti-Trump sentiment that is pulling against them across the country. This win in Florida in a special state legislature election comes a week after an upset D win in a blood red Missouri legislature district. Suburban districts that are reasonably affluent and well educated, in particular, are becoming the killing fields for Republican candidates, although Democrats are running better than normal pretty much everywhere.

2.) The influx of refugees from Puerto Rico has the potential to amplify the wave. They're US citizens and therefore able to vote, they're overwhelmingly Democratic in their support, and they're pissed about the Administration response to the hurricane.

If the Democrats get the Governor's mansion back in 2018, that's an ominous portent for the GOP for the presidential election in 2020. It gives a host of structural advantages to the Democrats and may give them the ability to undo some of the voter disenfranchisement shenanigans that have kept Florida artificially more of a purple state than it really is. Democrats have nearly swept the I-4 corridor now for three presidentials in a row (Trump narrowly won Pinellas, granted). On paper, that should make Florida more of a lean blue state, all things being equal.
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