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  •  NV-Sen Heller is just More Romney fallout (10+ / 0-)

    Nevada Sen. Dean Heller distances himself from Mitt Romney

    Sen. Dean Heller (R), locked in a tight race for reelection against Rep. Shelley Berkeley in Nevada, told reporters on Capitol Hill Wednesday that he has ”very different view of the world” than his party’s presidential nominee when it comes to competing for the votes of those who do not pay income tax or receive government assistance.

    Heller is the third Republican Senate candidate to publicly take issue with Mitt Romney’s comments, caught on video at a closed-door fundraiser in May, that the 47 percent of Americans who pay no income tax see themselves as “victims” and cannot be persuaded to abandon President Obama at the ballot.

    “Keep in mind, I have five brothers and sisters. My father was an auto mechanic. My mother was a school cook. I have a very different view of the world,” Heller said. “And as United States senator, I think I represent everyone, and every vote’s important. Every vote’s important in this race. I don’t write off anybody.”

    The 1st Amendment gives you the right to say stupid things, the 1st Amendment doesn't guarantee a paycheck to say stupid things.

    by JML9999 on Fri Sep 21, 2012 at 05:37:43 AM PDT

    •  ballot splitting in a swing state? (4+ / 0-)
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      JML9999, ivorybill, Woody, DCCyclone

      wow, i'm surprised that this happened in a swing state. I understand doing this in MA but in NV?!

      •  Happens in Wisconsin all the time (2+ / 0-)
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        DCCyclone, Amber6541

        Most notably Scott Walker's careful avoidance of any mention of Obama or Romney in the runup to the recall. That is, except in direct mail sent out of state. And people wonder who could possibly vote for Walker and then Obama...

        Male, 22, -4.75/-6.92, born and raised TN-05, now WI-02, remorseless supporter of Walker's recall. Pocan for Congress and Baldwin for Senate!

        by fearlessfred14 on Fri Sep 21, 2012 at 08:23:47 AM PDT

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      •  Nevada's an odd duck (3+ / 0-)
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        distraught, JBraden, stevenaxelrod

        Full of Paulites who hate the Republican aristocracy... but also full of Mormons.  It makes "whether to vote for Romney" tricky.

        Berkley's "ethics investigations" might at last be all played out.  My father, who retired from the now-right-wing-rag Las Vegas Review Journal, said that's all they were hearing about early in the year, but you know how it is... repeat a word often enough and it loses its meaning.

        Obama is the chair and James Hetfield is the table. Who is the lamp?

        by alkatt on Fri Sep 21, 2012 at 08:50:13 AM PDT

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    •  more (6+ / 0-)

      at the same press availability, this happened:

      Heller refused to comment on how he thought Romney's campaign was doing in his home state. When told it sounded like he thought Romney was losing Nevada he pursed his lips and didn't disagree. He also wouldn't weigh in on whether he was worried Romney could drag him down if the GOP nominee loses the state, though he stressed he ran ahead of the GOP ticket in his congressional district in 2008.

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