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Posted in Afghanistan, Charlie Wilson, Charlie Wilson's War, citizenship, Cold War, Comins v VanVoorhis, cruelty to animals, First Amendment, free speech, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, George Crile III, Gust Avrakotos, Hollywood, Michael Vick, Mujahideen, Russia, SLAPP, Texas, United States, tagged Americans, animal cruelty, Charlie Wilson, Charlie Wilson's War, Christopher Comins, civic engagement, dogs, First Amendment, free speech, history, movies, pets, Politics on August 10, 2010|
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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| Leave a Comment »
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.
Posted in court, crime, Darrell Roberson, Devin LaSalle, Fort Worth, law, marriage, monogamy, rape, sex, sexual assault, Texas, Tracy Roberson, tagged *The News*, court, crime, current events, Darrell Roberson, Devin LaSalle, Fort Worth, infidelity, law, marriage, monogamy, murder, rape, sex, sexual assault, Texas, Tracy Roberson on May 3, 2008| 12 Comments »
Posted in 2008 elections, Al Gore, Anderson Cooper, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Chelsea Clinton, citizenship, CNN, democracy, George W. Bush, Hillary Clinton, Jason Rae, John McCain, Ohio, politicians, Politics, superdelegates, Texas, voting, _ELECTIONS on March 6, 2008| Leave a Comment »
While covering the presidential horse race, CNN and other mainstream news outlets keeps showing “delegate counts” without explaining their significance, as if there’s no real distinction between “superdelegates” and the apparently not-so-super ones.
But there is a distinction, an important one. Regular delegates, or “pledged” delegates, correspond to actual votes. Superdelegate votes reflect the arbitrary whims and fancies of powerful individuals. (more…)