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51  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Allen West Threatens To Challenge Marco Rubio In 2016 Primary on: June 27, 2013, 09:30:02 am
Yes please.
52  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Virginia Governor's Race 2013 -Who's Gonna Win? on: June 25, 2013, 05:17:16 pm
Republicans are doing great at this whole rebranding thing.

Ken Cuccinelli Appeals To Defend Virginia's Anti-Sodomy Law At Supreme Court

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Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, the GOP's 2013 gubernatorial candidate, filed a petition Tuesday with the U.S. Supreme Court seeking to uphold Virginia's anti-sodomy law.

Cuccinelli wants the court to reconsider a March 2013 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit striking down the state's "crimes against nature" statute. The 4th Circuit ruled that the law did not pass muster in light of the Supreme Court's 2003 Lawrence v. Texas decision, which struck down the latter state's anti-sodomy law as an unconstitutional criminalization of Americans' sexual conduct. The Virginia law, however, remained on the books.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/25/ken-cuccinelli-sodomy-supreme-court_n_3498444.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003
53  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Hillary Clinton 2016 supporters launch Super PAC on: June 19, 2013, 09:30:42 am
How are they getting all of these people to show up in nearly every city she travels to?

They must be pretty organized. It's impressive.
54  Election Archive / 2014 Gubernatorial Election Polls / FL-Quinnipiac: Crist, Nelson defeat Scott by 10 on: June 18, 2013, 06:35:45 am

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott trails former Gov. Charlie Crist 47 – 37 percent in his 2014 reelection bid, compared to his 16-point deficit in March, and gets his best job approval rating so far, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

Crist, the Republican-turned independent-turned Democrat, was up 50 – 34 percent in a March 20 survey by the independent Quinnipiac University.

In today’s survey, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, who some Democrats are pushing to run for governor, tops Scott 48 – 38 percent, running as well as Crist. The incumbent would defeat former state Senate Democratic leader Nan Rich 42 – 36 percent.

Voters are divided 43 – 44 percent in their job approval for Gov. Scott, his highest approval rating since he was elected and up from a negative 36 – 49 percent score March 20.

Voters still say 50 – 35 percent that Scott does not deserve to be reelected, but that also is his best score so far on that question, better than the 55 – 32 percent ‘no’ vote in March.

Scott gets a divided 40 – 42 percent favorability rating, but that also is up from a negative 33 – 46 percent favorability rating March 20, and his best score so far.

“It is an indication of how far down Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s numbers have been that he can take some solace from a poll that finds him losing by 10 points to his predecessor in the governor’s office,” said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. “In addition to cutting the deficit between himself and former Gov. Charlie Crist, Gov. Scott sees his tepid job approval and favorability numbers and his still-negative reelection numbers as notably improved.”

“Now that doesn’t mean that happy days are here again for the governor, but if he is going to make a comeback these are the kind of steps that would be required. Whether it is the start of something larger, we’ll see in the coming months,” Brown added.

By 48 – 31 percent Florida voters have a favorable opinion of Crist, virtually unchanged.

Sen. Nelson has a 41 – 23 percent favorability rating and a 51 – 29 percent job approval, while 84 percent of voters haven’t heard enough about Ms. Rich to form an opinion of her.

In a possible matchup between Scott and Crist, the governor carries Republicans 75 – 13 percent, but loses Democrats 83 – 8 percent and independent voters 45 – 33 percent. Men are tied 43 – 43 percent, while women back Crist 51 – 32 percent.

“For Scott to win, he will have to do better among Republicans than Crist does among Democrats; carry independent voters and drastically reduce his deficit among women. That’s a tall order, but there are 17 months until the election,” Brown said.

Crist’s change in party affiliation is positive evidence of political pragmatism, 47 percent of voters say. Another 44 percent of voters say this is negative evidence that Crist lacks core beliefs. In March, 50 percent of voters said Crist’s party switching was a good thing, compared to 40 percent who saw it as a bad thing.

One reason that Scott may be edging up in the voters’ eyes is that by 33 – 18 percent voters say the state’s economy is getting better, compared to 31 – 21 percent who felt that way in March. Among those who see an improving economy 65 percent give at least a little credit to President Barack Obama, while 82 percent credit Scott.

“The governor needs to make voters believe he is responsible for a better economy. That’s the key to his electoral future. He isn’t going to get re-elected because he is Mr. Personality. He needs to essentially convince voters, ‘You may not like me, but I’m the guy who
is making things better,’” Brown said.

http://www.saintpetersblog.com/new-q-poll-rick-scott-only-down-ten-points-to-charlie-crist-bill-nelson?fb_source=pubv1
55  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: ME-2 Open Seat on: June 15, 2013, 04:48:57 pm
Kind of hope Republicans don't settle on Charlie Summers, but I think he'll run for this.

Why is that? Could he potentially win?
56  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2015 & Odd Year Gubernatorial Election Polls / Re: 2 more polls by Rasmussen and Rutgers: Christie by 30 and 32 on: June 15, 2013, 09:16:38 am
Not really surprising
57  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Gallup: Gov. Chris Christie is Least Popular with GOP Base on: June 14, 2013, 06:35:25 pm
This is good. Smiley
58  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: IL-2016: Kirk running for reelex on: June 14, 2013, 04:15:45 pm
Kirks vote against debating immigration reform might hurt him.
59  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Ralph Hall accidentally goes to LGBT party; belatedly realizes something's awry on: June 13, 2013, 10:53:22 pm
I would not be surprised if he was senile at this point. He is the oldest member of the House behind Dingell, IRC.

Bill Young is pretty senile as well. 
60  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Two minority senators on: June 11, 2013, 05:27:42 pm
Yeah. Hawaii has had two minority senators since 1963-2012 and most likely will continue to in 2014. No other state has ever had two minority senators.

Schatz is Jewish, which I say still counts as a minority.

Both of Utah's senators are mormon, are they considered minorities?
61  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Two minority senators on: June 11, 2013, 04:25:52 pm
I guess it depends on your definition of a minority. Both Menendez (Hispanic) and Booker (African American) are light skinned.


So is Marco Rubio
62  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2015 & Odd Year Gubernatorial Election Polls / Re: VA- Rasmussen: McAuliffe +3 on: June 10, 2013, 06:26:46 pm
Where is Krazen??
63  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: FL-Gov: Crist comeback getting underway on: June 04, 2013, 09:12:44 pm
According to a local political insider, Sink is telling her inner circle that she plans to run.
64  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: A former forumite takes another crack at Congress on: June 02, 2013, 10:24:22 pm
Hello, sailor

He's attractive

Ummm... what?
There are way better-looking Republican posters/future politicians than him on here. 

Well excuse me for not knowing what every single poster looks like.

You should see Phil (hot!) and Inks (adorable). They're very handsome. 

Off topic but I wanna see
65  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: A former forumite takes another crack at Congress on: June 02, 2013, 02:33:56 pm
Hello, sailor

He's attractive

Ummm... what?
There are way better-looking Republican posters/future politicians than him on here. 

Well excuse me for not knowing what every single poster looks like.
66  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: A former forumite takes another crack at Congress on: June 01, 2013, 11:41:11 pm
He's attractive
67  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: FL-Gov: Crist comeback getting underway on: June 01, 2013, 11:34:30 pm
I'm pretty sure I heard Sink isn't running.
Doesn't matter. Obama's supporting Crist in the primary.

If the Clinton's are thinking about 2016 they might endorse Crist and campaign for him.
Who better to have than the Gov of the largest swing state as your ally?
68  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: FL-Gov: Crist comeback getting underway on: June 01, 2013, 04:23:32 pm
I can't believe Dems are slobbering over Charlie Crist. We've waited 16 years for this? The idea that Crist is the only Democrat who can win in Florida is mistaken. Only a very unlucky confluence of factors screwed the Democrats in statewide races in recent years. In 2006, the Democrats could have taken the governorship, but the Republicans narrowly held on by nominating an extreme moderate (Crist). Then in 2010, we could have taken it again, except for extremely negative national factors that swept the country that year. Even so, Sink nearly won. I think Florida Dems can do better than Crist, but whatever.

Do you have a suggestion for a candidate?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florida_gubernatorial_election,_2014#Democratic_primary

Sink, Brown, and Crist are literally the only people on that list that would have a shot
69  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: FL-Gov: Crist comeback getting underway on: June 01, 2013, 04:09:10 pm
I can't believe Dems are slobbering over Charlie Crist. We've waited 16 years for this? The idea that Crist is the only Democrat who can win in Florida is mistaken. Only a very unlucky confluence of factors screwed the Democrats in statewide races in recent years. In 2006, the Democrats could have taken the governorship, but the Republicans narrowly held on by nominating an extreme moderate (Crist). Then in 2010, we could have taken it again, except for extremely negative national factors that swept the country that year. Even so, Sink nearly won. I think Florida Dems can do better than Crist, but whatever.

Do you have a suggestion for a candidate?
70  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: FL-Gov: Crist comeback getting underway on: June 01, 2013, 03:59:47 pm
You bring up a good point, I know this isn't the right thread but I wonder if there would be any chance Sink would run in FL-15 against Dennis Ross. I think she'd be a good candidate for that seat, he went unopposed in 2012 but this district represents rural Tampa suburbs and Lakeland.

I wonder if she has considered it.
71  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: FL-Gov: Crist comeback getting underway on: May 31, 2013, 10:38:00 pm
I can't wait.

Crist 2014
72  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: RI-Gov: Chafee switching to Dems on: May 29, 2013, 11:40:37 am
Interesting
73  Election Archive / 2014 Senatorial Election Polls / Re: MN: Public Policy Polling: Franken popular, R's face uphill battle in MN on: May 21, 2013, 03:57:42 pm
in b4 "franken used felons to steal election"
74  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Hillary Clinton/Bill Nelson vs Susana Martinez/Deb Fischer on: May 16, 2013, 04:37:17 pm


Martinez gets the SW back but can't close the deal in the East.  Nelson isn't quite enough to stop Martinez in FL.

 I think Florida would go to Clinton in this case. Nelson is popular in Florida and Martinez is Mexican not Cuban.
75  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: FL-Gov: And now Crist... on: May 11, 2013, 10:46:16 am
I wonder how soon a referendum for this would be viable in FL?  I imagine it will be the first Southern state to do it (someone will say VA, but it has to come out of the leg there and one house is ironclad R).

I think I explained this is another thread - gay marriage was constitutionally banned already, so you'd need an amendment to change it. For an amendment to go into effect it needs 60% of the vote.

Yep, which is why it's going to be hard anytime soon to do anything.
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