Posted in 2010 elections, Countdown with Keith Olbermann, Jack Conway, journalism, Keith Olbermann, Kentucky, Mark Souder, news media, Rachel Maddow, Rachel Maddow Show, Rand Paul, tagged Civil Rights Act, Jack Conway, Keith Olbermann, Mark Souder, MSNBC, race, Rachel Maddow, racism, Rand Paul, Ron Paul on May 20, 2010|
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On the same day she celebrated the long overdue exit of Mark Souder of Indiana, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow went after Rand Paul for fifteen minutes, browbeating him for his wrong answer to a hypothetical answer about a nearly fifty year old bill.
Rand Paul is a different shade of Right Wing than Mark Souder. I’m rather bored with the hypocrites of the Souder variety; hearing them talk just makes me tired.
I wish more Republican politicians were like Rand Paul–intellectually poised and (more…)
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Posted in 2008 elections, Al Franken, Alaska, Bob Schaffer, Bruce Lunsford, Colorado, Elizabeth Dole, Georgia, Gordon Brown, Gordon Smith, Jeanne Shaheen, Jeff Merkley, Jim Gilmore, John Cornyn, John Sununu, Kay Hagan, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mark Begich, Mark Udall, Mark Warner, Mary Landrieu, Minnesota, Mississippi, Mitch McConnell, New Hampshire, Norm Coleman, North Carolina, Oregon, Rick Noriega, Roger Wicker, Ronnie Musgrove, Ted Stevens, Texas, United States, US Congress, Virginia, tagged Elections, Politics, U.S. Senators, USA on November 2, 2008|
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A total of 35 Senate seats are up for grabs this Tuesday; 23 of those seats are currently Republican and 12 are Democrat.
All twelve Democrats appear likely to be reelected (the closest race is in Louisiana, where the Democrat, Mary Landrieu, leads her opponent by 11%). By contrast, almost half of the states in which Republican Senate seats are up for grabs have a margin smaller than that. Even in the wingnut Mecca of Texas, incumbent Republican Senator John Cornyn lead over Democratic challenger Rick Noriega is less than 9%.
Here are ten Senate seats that could switch from Red to Blue, listed in order of the likelihood of a Democrat taking over.
- VIRGINIA: Mark Warner (D) leads Jim Gilmore (R) by 28%.
- COLORADO: Mark Udall (D) leads Bob Schaffer (R) by 12%.
- NEW HAMPSHIRE: Jeanne Shaheen (D) leads John Sununu (R) by 8%.
- OREGON: Jeff Merkley (D) leads Gordon Smith (R) by 6%.
- NORTH CAROLINA: Kay Hagan (D) leads Elizabeth Dole (R) by 4%.
- ALASKA: Mark Begich (D) leads Ted Stevens (R) by 4%.
- MINNESOTA: Al Franken (D) leads Norm Coleman (R) by 2%.
- KENTUCKY: Mitch McConnell (R) leads Bruce Lunsford (D) by 3%.
- GEORGIA: Saxby Chambliss (R) leads Jim Martin (D) by 3%.
- MISSISSIPPI: Roger Wicker (R) leads Ronnie Musgrove (D) by 5%.
Should all of these races go to the candidate that’s currently in the lead, the Democrats would pick up seven seats end up with a total of 56 Senators to the Republicans’ 42.
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