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Another in a fairly busy series of days in the world of electoral politics. The Ras-a-Palooza continues, but other pollsters come in from the cold, as well. Also, some campaigns start while others come to a halt. All this can be found in the Thursday edition of the Wrap....

CT-Sen: Another Pollster Confirms the Blumenthal Landslide
The good folks at Quinnipiac launch into 2010 polling in their own backyard of the northeastern US, by polling the Connecticut Senate race. Their verdict? A Richard Blumenthal-inspired Democratic landslide. Blumenthal, sailing along with an almost absurd 74/13 favorability spread, sits at over 60% against all three prospective Republican foes. Blumenthal's tightest race is a 35-point rout over Rob Simmons (62-27), with Linda McMahon and Peter Schiff. In the primaries, there is one uber-rout and one reasonably competitive contest. As you would expect, the rout is on the Democratic side, where Blumenthal chalks up a little 82-4 lead over Merrick Alpert. On the GOP side, it is a lead for former Congressman Rob Simmons, but not a big one: he has a ten-point lead over WWE exec Linda McMahon (37-27), with Paulite idol Peter Schiff well behind at 4%.

NV-Sen: Different Pollster, Same Results for Senator Reid
After a less-than-savory set of polls from both Mason Dixon and Rasmussen, the third poll is most assuredly not the charm for Democratic Senator Harry Reid in his home state of Nevada. PPP polls the state, and finds the Majority Leader down by solid margins to either Republican Sue Lowden (51-41) or Danny Tarkanian (50-42). Even more dispiriting to Democrats would be the fact that there seems to be the absence of the "Blumenthal Effect" in Nevada. Even when PPP substituted either Congresswoman Shelley Berkley or Secretary of State Ross Miller for Reid, the GOP still held leads there, with Berkley managing only to shave a couple of points off Lowden's lead. The only Democrat in the state that might salvage the seat is Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman, who leads Lowden by a pair (42-40) and manages a 41-41 deadlock with Tarkanian. The bad news, of course, is that Goodman seems considerably more likely to run for Governor than the Senate, and is unlikely to even do that as a Democrat (he is likely to run as an Independent).

OH-Gov/OH-Sen: Stop The Presses--Ras is Bullish on the GOP
Today's Rasmussen tour of America stops in the Buckeye State, where the GOP-friendly pollster has been pretty high on the Republican ticket in Ohio. On the Senate side, though, Rasmussen catches an interesting tidbit: Ras actually finds Democratic Sec. of State Jennifer Brunner closer to likely GOP nominee Rob Portman than the long-believed Dem favorite, Lt. Governor Lee Fisher. Rasmussen has Portman up three on Brunner (43-40), but has Portman leading Fisher by seven points (44-37). The last time Ras hit up Ohio, they had Portman leading Fisher by two, and Brunner by seven. On the gubernatorial side, Rasmussen sees peril for incumbent Democratic Governor Ted Strickland, though he actually does marginally better than he did in a December Rasmussen survey. Whereas Strickland trailed by nine points a month ago, he now trails former GOP Congressman John Kasich by seven points (47-40).

NH-Gov: Rasmussen Sees One Democrat With Double Digit Edge
Yesterday, I wondered aloud why Rasmussen polled the Senate race, but only released approval numbers for Democratic Governor John Lynch, who is also up for re-election in 2010. Well, it turns out they were just in the midst of a dramatic pause, as they released their gubernatorial numbers today. The verdict? John Lynch is not in the stratosphere he occupied the past few cycles (where he was re-elected with more than 70% of the vote), but he is still in reasonably solid shape. Against little-known opponents Jack Kimball (51-32) and Karen Testerman (53-30), Lynch has double-digit advantages.

IN OTHER NEWS....

  • NY-Sen: It is hard to know for sure if there is anything to this, but Taegan Goddard floats an interesting theory at his site this evening. He suspects that Harold Ford Jr. is lining up a U.S. Senate run, but not necessarily a primary challenge to Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. Goddard speculates that Ford may well pull a Lieberman and run as an Independent. To be sure, Ford's dipping of his toes into the race has been sloppy, and has earned ridicule from a lot of prominent Democrats (Congressman Anthony Weiner's remarks were particularly biting). Daily Kos will be checking to see where Ford stands in a Democratic primary next week, as Research 2000 will be polling the Empire State.
  • AZ-03: Yet another Republican incumbent made the decision to end his career in Congress today with the announcement that conservative Rep. John Shadegg will retire after eight terms in Congress. Shadegg, you will recall, almost hit the bricks in 2008, but rescinded his retirement after lobbying from his colleagues. Shadegg's retirement leaves an opening in a district whose dynamics are a little hard to gauge. While it is definitely GOP-leaning, it is worth noting that it was slightly closer in 2008 than 2004, despite the presence of Arizona favorite son John McCain on the ticket. There is a deep GOP bench here, to be sure, but Democrats have some options. Democrats already have a pretty strong candidate here in attorney Jon Hulburd, who has raised over three hundred thousand dollars for his bid. The Arizona Republic also hints that Phil Gordon, the mayor of Phoenix, might reconsider his 2009 decision to demur from a Congressional bid. Whomever emerges on the Democratic side is going to get some attention apparently. When the DCCC announced their list of the 26 races to watch in 2010, the Arizona 3rd was prominent on that list.
  • OH-15: The NRCC can breathe a small sigh of relief in central Ohio. After GOP state auditor Mary Taylor decided to leave her post to join the ticket of John Kasich as his Lt. Governor nominee, speculation began to mount that Steve Stivers, the former GOP state legislator who was seeking a rematch with Democratic freshman Rep. Mary Jo Kilroy, would move to that race. He squelched that speculation today by announcing he will be remaining committed to his Congressional bid.
  • NH-02: As has been rumored since sometime shortly after the earth cooled, Katrina Swett announced today that she will run for Congress in 2010, joining attorney Ann McLane Kuster and state legislator John DeJoie. Swett will have serious cash at her disposal, as she can transfer over three-quarters of a million dollars from an account for an aborted 2008 Senate bid. She might lack a bit in institutional support, as Kuster is working hard to corner the market on that. Yesterday, she accepted the endorsements of over 50 state legislators in the Granite State. Charlie Bass, who in a bit of trivia won this Congressional seat in 1994 by defeating Swett's husband (Dick Swett), is running on the GOP side.
  • GA-04: The Atlanta metro-based Georgia 4th district has a history of competitive and brutal primaries, most of which have involved one Cynthia McKinney. Current Congressman Hank Johnson is one the precipice of a primary of his own, but this one is just bizarre: Vernon Jones. Jones is the "Bush Democrat" who served as the CEO of DeKalb County a few years back. He was last seen getting beaten in the 2008 Democratic primary for the US Senate by Jim Martin. Jones would almost certainly be challenging Johnson from the right, which would probably be lunacy in a district that went 79-21 for Obama in 2008.
  • THE MONEY CHASE: There are more than a few eye-popping finance figures as we put the wrap on the Wrap for a Thursday evening. In the Illinois Senate race, Republican Mark Kirk is reporting that he raised over $ 1.8 million dollars in the final three months of the year, and that he has a shade under $ 3.2 million on hand. Meanwhile, in Iowa, the annual figures are out, and the Democratic incumbent leads his GOP challenger here, if not in recent polls. Chet Culver raised $ 2.1 million for the year, beating former Republican Governor Terry Branstad, who raised a million-and-a-half in 2009. Meanwhile, Nevada Democrat Rory Reid raised a mighty sum, topping $ 3.3 million for the year. This drawfs likely GOP nominee Brian Sandoval, who raised under a million for the year (though he only began to express interest in the race during the summer). There are also two impressive House campaign reports, as Democrat John Callahan in PA-15 ($ 380K) and Republican Rob Hurt in VA-05 ($ 293K) announced solid quarterly totals. (H/T: Reid Wilson)

Originally posted to Daily Kos on Thu Jan 14, 2010 at 07:30 PM PST.

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  •  We have lost Ted Kennedy's seat (0+ / 0-)

    http://www.bostonherald.com/...

    Brown now up four and at 50%.  We are going to have to get ready to send the Senate health bill to the House.  

  •  Some more political trivia (0+ / 0-)

    The first one's for you, Steve.  :-)

    1. In the 111th Congress, there are 6 Democratic members with a UCLA degree.  Name them.  Two Republican members also have UCLA degrees.  Name them.
    1. In the 110th Congress, three U.S. Senators who represented three different states had all graduated from the same high school.  Who were they?
    1. In President Obama's eulogy for Sen. Ted Kennedy, Obama mentions a "famous story" of how Kennedy won the support of a Texas Committee Chairman on an immigration bill with a manila envelope containing the Texan's favorite cigars.  Who was that Texan?
    1. Who was the first female elected as U.S. Senator who did NOT come from a political family?
    1. George McGovern's personal campaign photographer had a child who became a celebrity.  Who is it?
    1. What is the most expensive House race in U.S. history, in terms of money spent?
    1. How many of Bill Clinton's 13 House impeachment managers are still serving today in the House?
    1. Of the 13 districts represented by the House managers for Bill Clinton's impeachment trial, how many of them are now represented by Democrats?
    1. In the 111th Congress, which states' Senators have BOTH been former governors?
    1. The founder of General Motors is distantly related to which current U.S. Senator?
  •  The obvious answer to NBCs Conan problem (2+ / 0-)
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    Have him take over Meet the Press.

    (Hey, its kind of political!)

    There is no planet B

    by Minerva on Thu Jan 14, 2010 at 07:44:44 PM PST

  •  Has Ted Strickland picked a Lt. Gov (2+ / 0-)
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    Trix, PD41

    nominee yet? Since his Lt. Gov is running for Senate?

    •  Fisher should withdraw (4+ / 0-)
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      PD41, anastasia p, pademocrat, Ohiobama

      Brunner is, by far, the stronger candidate against Portman. Even Rasmussen says so.

    •  don't know Strickland's (1+ / 0-)
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      choice. The campaign is tight-lipped on this subject.

    •  No Lt. Gov. pick (0+ / 0-)

      and Strickland is dead meat. Ras is even optimistic on him.

      •  Strickland may look better once (0+ / 0-)

        Kasich starts talking. It's really easy to have bad poll numbers when you are running a state in trouble.

        I'm not sure that when Kasich says that he's going to run the state like a small business or a family, that people will see it as a promising new idea. And I'm pretty sure that his brilliant plan for turning the state around will be cutting taxes (such a surprise).

        I think that most people, especially the unemployed pissed-off people, may not see that as a viable option when coupled with reductions in social services that are needed for their own survival.

        We already have "death panels". They are called health insurance companies.

        by ohiolibrarian on Thu Jan 14, 2010 at 08:37:51 PM PST

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        •  Not a chance (0+ / 0-)

          Kasich is a professional talker. The more people hear him, the more they like him.

          There is NO RECOVERY for Strickland. In races like this, where the incumbent has divided his own party through corruption, lies, and incompetence, the flight to alternatives is final. Strickland isn't going to transform his 40% to 50% in any rational scenario.  He may even drop lower.

          It's over for Strickland. He should withdraw, retire, and let Fisher run for governor.

          •  Nope, the more Kasich talks, (0+ / 0-)

            the more he's talking himself to defeat. He was horrible today, and it's only going to get worse. Kasich is quickly becoming the new Ken Blackwell. Fisher can't win a statewide race, never has been able to. Are you sure you're not a secret Republican, Ohiobama? Strickland is a brillinat campaigner who can talk to all kinds of people; Fisher is a Republican's wet dream of a Democratic candidate, one whose base is limited to one part of the ßtate and ∑ho has lost races where he had a lot more money than his opponent.

            Stop Rob "The Job Outsourcer" Portman. Jennifer Brunner for Senate http://www.jenniferbrunner.com/

            by anastasia p on Thu Jan 14, 2010 at 08:49:24 PM PST

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            •  The Fantasia music is playing again (0+ / 0-)

              Your theory is massively contradicted by Strickland's 11-month nose-dive from a 30-point lead to a 7-point deficit.

              Obviously voters are listening to Kasich and liking what they hear.

              Look, your a professional booster, we get that, but the electorate doesn't buy your spin.

        •  So right, Ohiolibrarian (0+ / 0-)

          It's already happening. Kasich isn't promising to run the state like a business; he is vowing to repeal the state income tax, and eliminate 40% of state revenue. Already, budget and tax groups — including right-wing ones — are coming out and shooting holes in this idea. People upset over talk of, for instance, cutting funding for libraries will be looking at virtually eliminating their funding. Under Kasich's plan, you won't have a functioning state. And in his press conference today, he said he'd explain "later' what programs he'd cut or where he'd make up the revenue. He has no clue. He's dead meat.

          Stop Rob "The Job Outsourcer" Portman. Jennifer Brunner for Senate http://www.jenniferbrunner.com/

          by anastasia p on Thu Jan 14, 2010 at 08:47:23 PM PST

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          •  And next week Kasich will have a platform (0+ / 0-)

            totally different from the one you now attack. So what's the point?

            •  Kasich has had the same platform for a year (0+ / 0-)

              Except for one point when he backed away from repealing the income tax now and said because of the recession (which he proposed the repeal to fix) it would have to be delayed and phased in. Why would he sudddenly come up with a new platform? That;s your fantasy, but he's wedded to income tax repeal, and it's all he's got.

              Stop Rob "The Job Outsourcer" Portman. Jennifer Brunner for Senate http://www.jenniferbrunner.com/

              by anastasia p on Thu Jan 14, 2010 at 09:13:49 PM PST

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            •  And the week after that? (0+ / 0-)

              A new platform? How many can he build over the next few months. If you are so entranced with his talk STFU and vote for him already.

              Enjoy the sting of whatever.

              it tastes like burning...

              by eastvan on Thu Jan 14, 2010 at 10:55:11 PM PST

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      •  Did you SEE Kasich's press conference today? (0+ / 0-)

        KASICH is dead and rotting meat. Strickland is going to run away with this. Even worse news is that the Ohi House Dems have taken the Republicans' bait and are going to hold HEARINGS on their bill on Kasich's plan to repeal the income tax, exposing what a sham it is and how it will destroy the state budget. Anyone disgruntled because the state, under Strickland, had to cut things to balance the budget, will break their necks to vote for him.

        Stop Rob "The Job Outsourcer" Portman. Jennifer Brunner for Senate http://www.jenniferbrunner.com/

        by anastasia p on Thu Jan 14, 2010 at 08:44:48 PM PST

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    •  Probably within a week (0+ / 0-)

      Sign up at www.tedstrickland.com to get a tweet when he announces.

      Stop Rob "The Job Outsourcer" Portman. Jennifer Brunner for Senate http://www.jenniferbrunner.com/

      by anastasia p on Thu Jan 14, 2010 at 08:42:45 PM PST

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  •  NY - Sen? (1+ / 0-)
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    For Ford to pull a LIE-berman, wouldn't he have to first loose the Democratic Primary and THEN form the FORD for Manhattan party, then run as an A**hole, I mean Independent? It wouldn't be a LIE-berman if you went straight to Independent -- You gotta follow the rules sometime.

    Evey day I give thanks that Barack Obama is President...and that George Bush IS NOT!

    by gritsngumbo on Thu Jan 14, 2010 at 07:57:15 PM PST

  •  Ford is pulling exactly a Lieberman... (0+ / 0-)

    GOP has had trouble finding any challenger so will probably run a nobody with the GOP voters' idea to play spoiler and elect the centrist/republican Ford rather than Gillibrand.  Gillibrand will have to get all of the Dem vote in NY and it might be tough given Ford's media connections.

    Politics is like playing Asteroids - You go far enough to the left and you end up on the right. Or vice-versa.

    by Jonze on Thu Jan 14, 2010 at 07:57:33 PM PST

  •  Well, I'm sitting on the phone for Mass. (7+ / 0-)

    tomorrow and all weekend.  I hope many here are going to join me.

    Damn!

  •  I caught the Ras stuff at the Ohio State Blog. (1+ / 0-)
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    Heh, If it give Fischer the vapors, Good.

    "They pour syrup on shit and tell us it's hotcakes." Meteor Blades

    by JugOPunch on Thu Jan 14, 2010 at 08:00:59 PM PST

  •  AZ-03 Jon Hulburd (2+ / 0-)
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    As for Shadegg's seat, I got an email today from Jon Hulburd who is apparently running and has alread raise $300K for his campaign.

    His website is www.hulburdforcongress.com

    Looking at Open Secrets it looks like half his money has come from PACs and roughly half from individuals.

    It's early and he's raising money. I think this is considerably more than Bob Lord had at this time in the 2008 cycle.

  •  oops (1+ / 0-)
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    Those numbers from Open Secrets are Shadegg's not Hulburds... sorry.

  •  FYI in OH (0+ / 0-)

    Before everyone gets into a panic about us in OH, there is alot of actvity.

    On the Senate side, there is a "forum" in Hamilton County (Cinn) Dem women's league where Brunner and Fisher can articulate their views. That happens next week and it should be interesting. GOPer for the Senate is Rob Portman and he can be associated with Bush.

    On the Gov. side, Kasich/M. Taylor are on the GOP "TICKET" in the Gov race. Good for Strickland since Kasich is running on the "lets get rid of the state income tax" (without any concurrent spending cuts). He also was senior management with Lehman Brothers. So there is plenty of material to work with.

    NOw in OH we have had a decrease in the income tax rate and we have still lost jobs and had the budget busted by the tax cuts. But we should not ask the GOP to do advanced math like addition and subtraction......as long as they sell those tax cuts.

    I think the exiting GOP (Taft and his gang) passed the tax cuts right before the crash to screw up the budget (a poison pill), but I wasn't here for that. I'm just here for the results which have been terrible. Did I say that the tax cuts did not create jobs......I knew this was a total fraud.  

    •  Suicidal wishful thinking (0+ / 0-)

      You think that Kasich is going to run on the platform YOU want him to. We'll he won't. He'll pick his own platform, and he'll cream Strickland. I don't know a Democrat who will vote for Strickland on his own home turf. He's finished. Done. Pickle him and send him to Corzine land. He's lied to the people of Ohio non-stop and now it's over, we're firing him.

      You think Portman can be "tied" to Bush and be beaten that way. Pure fantasy. That strategy won't play with anyone but the hard-core Democrats who already are against him.

      The swing voters in Ohio have a love affair with Portman and know him on his own terms. Plus he's a heck of a lot smarter than you are.

      Brunner can beat him, but only if she's given a clear shot, and is not hampered by the "tie him to Bush" B.S.

      •  I'm sorry just a lowly voter nt (0+ / 0-)
      •  Kasich will run on what he always runs on (0+ / 0-)

        fiscal 'responsibility' and cutting taxes. He has already said so. Where have you been?

        We already have "death panels". They are called health insurance companies.

        by ohiolibrarian on Thu Jan 14, 2010 at 08:43:52 PM PST

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        •  He's been here bashing Strickland nonstop n/t (0+ / 0-)
          •  Gee and it looks like Ohio voters agree with me (0+ / 0-)

            or am I so influential that I caused Strickland's nose-dive in the polls?

            Yes, I predicted this more than a year ago. No need to thank me.

            •  No, they are pissed about the economy (1+ / 0-)
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              You've been bashing him since last year and probably before that. Back when he had a 60% approval rating. Remember?

              •  I certainly remember (0+ / 0-)

                He's angry because Strickland hasn't been perfect on a pet issue of his, so he's convinced everyone hates Strickland and Strickland will lose. People ARE upset about the economy — which won't help Portman since he's telling people it's going great — and they are upset about cuts to state programs, which Kasich's only campaign platform is going to make infinitely worse — a point Strickland is already hammering.

                Stop Rob "The Job Outsourcer" Portman. Jennifer Brunner for Senate http://www.jenniferbrunner.com/

                by anastasia p on Thu Jan 14, 2010 at 08:58:08 PM PST

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              •  Yeah when it was totally predictable (0+ / 0-)

                that his numbers were about to nose-dive, which YOU folks said would not happen.  YOU folks said we should support the lying kingpin because he is "popular."

                Remember?

                Well he ain't so popular any more. Ohioans now know who this man is.

                •  I never said that (1+ / 0-)
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                  I'm from Florida, the only thing I know about Strickland is that you've been bashing him since I've joined this site. Oh and telling us how Kasich is the bomb. Why don't you take your anti-Strickland diaries to Redstate. I'm sure they would enjoy them.

            •  But you are wrong (0+ / 0-)

              Why should anyone thank you for projecting your irrational hatred onto others?

              Stop Rob "The Job Outsourcer" Portman. Jennifer Brunner for Senate http://www.jenniferbrunner.com/

              by anastasia p on Thu Jan 14, 2010 at 08:56:45 PM PST

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              •  Um, a 54% disapproval rating (0+ / 0-)

                means a solid majority of Ohioans know that this governor is a lyin' corrupt lame duck.

                It's extraordinarily rational to want him out of office.

                •  What poll are you even refering to? (0+ / 0-)

                  And do other polls agree with it, or are you cherrypicking? He isn't corrupt — there isn't even a HINT of corruption. Even Kasich isn't claiming that. And I'm sorry how disappointed you're going to be about the "lame duck' thing not coming true. You really should consider that move to Kentucky. It's not that far from you.

                  Stop Rob "The Job Outsourcer" Portman. Jennifer Brunner for Senate http://www.jenniferbrunner.com/

                  by anastasia p on Thu Jan 14, 2010 at 09:15:42 PM PST

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        •  It's frickin January (0+ / 0-)

          and you wishful thinkers think you can peg Kasich to a position.

          He's a smart guy. If he needs to adapt his position, that's exactly what he will do.

          How many times has Strickland done a 180 on the state budget just in the past 9 months?  Hmmmmm?   Don't you think that will be thrown in Boss Ted's face?

        •  Yes, he has. (0+ / 0-)

          You are exactly right, Ohiolibrarian. Kasich has made manifestly clear the whole of his platform. Actually, he's NOT claiming "fiscal responsibility." He's refusing to say how he will balance the budget with 40% of state revenue gone up in smoke.

          Stop Rob "The Job Outsourcer" Portman. Jennifer Brunner for Senate http://www.jenniferbrunner.com/

          by anastasia p on Thu Jan 14, 2010 at 08:56:03 PM PST

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        •  im not going to argue but when is a goper (0+ / 0-)

          fiscally responsible, and i said that in an earlier comment.
          Yeah, lower income taxes lower spending....

          •  Oh no, he's a 'true believer' in (0+ / 0-)

            fiscal responsibility; he'll try to implement it. Unfortunately (for us) that would cause our state to completely crash and burn.

            We already have "death panels". They are called health insurance companies.

            by ohiolibrarian on Fri Jan 15, 2010 at 04:30:10 PM PST

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      •  Kasich has picked his platform (0+ / 0-)

        It's simple and clear and he's got nothing else. Listen to him. Go to his website. His platform is: Repeal the income tax. It's currently being dismantled by everyone and he has nothing else. He is Ken Blackwell V. 2. Look, Ohiobama, I know you loathe Strickland with the fire of a thousand white hot suns, but you might want to look at moving over the border to Kentucky because he is going to be Ohio's governor through 2016.

        Your'e also wrong about Portman. No "swing voters" are going to have a "love affair" with him unless he radically alters what he's been telling Republican gatherings in wealthy enclaves: that the state is doing great economically and that free-trade has benefited Ohioans. No one needs to "tie him to Bush." All they have to do is point out what he himself is saying — andBush won't help. Portman's main advantage is money — but free trade is toxic in Ohio, and apparently, Portman plans to cling to it.

        Listen to the candidates ad not your fantasies, Ohiobama.

        Stop Rob "The Job Outsourcer" Portman. Jennifer Brunner for Senate http://www.jenniferbrunner.com/

        by anastasia p on Thu Jan 14, 2010 at 08:55:08 PM PST

        [ Parent ]

    •  The GOP is toast (0+ / 0-)

      They just killed themselves by putting Taylor on the ticket. They needed to hold the auditor seat to control the apportionment board. (They will win secretary of state, lose governor badly, the other two key races). This means Democrat David Pepper should win easily. The Republicans have a thin bench. I hear obscure state legislator Seth Morgan — anothr tax-repeal freak who also supports letting the MAN decide whether a woman gets an abortion — has stepped up. Easy pickin's.

      Stop Rob "The Job Outsourcer" Portman. Jennifer Brunner for Senate http://www.jenniferbrunner.com/

      by anastasia p on Thu Jan 14, 2010 at 08:51:50 PM PST

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  •  Brown 50-46 over Coakley: Boston Herald poll (0+ / 0-)

    Top of the page at TPM.  What a freaking nightmare. And I'm not blaming Coakley, either.  Democratic voters had better get their heads out of their ass or we're in for another GOP nightmare.  I could write off Corzine and Deeds but this?  

    Andrew Mellon & GOP: 'In a Depression, assets return to their rightful owners'

    by Tuffie on Thu Jan 14, 2010 at 08:45:55 PM PST

  •  GA-04 Vernon Jones could beat Johnson (0+ / 0-)

    The self described "Bush Democrat" Vernon Jones would possibly beat Hank Johnson. Jones is somewhat popular in the district (something I do not understand)  Honestly I hope I am wrong... Jones is the WORST kind of politician.  He was a horrible county CEO (Dekalb).  I hope Hank Johnson beats him!!!

  •  If Tarkanian gets in, do you think his apple fell (0+ / 0-)

    far from the tree?

    His father was the most crooked coach in the history of the NCAA, breaking every rule and PAYING his players. An outlaw program.

    There are two kinds of people in this world. The kind who divide the world into two kinds of people, and the kind who don't.

    by upstate NY on Fri Jan 15, 2010 at 07:20:40 AM PST

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