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« on: January 31, 2011, 10:17:41 pm »
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Breaking: Denny Rehberg to Announce Senate Bid Saturday

http://www.rollcall.com/news/Denny-Rehberg-Challenging-Tester-203001-1.html
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« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2011, 10:22:07 pm »
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This seat has a great chance of switching over.
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« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2011, 10:22:38 pm »
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« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2011, 10:23:38 pm »
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« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2011, 10:24:37 pm »
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Excellent news! He appears to be the strongest candidate available, and considering his track record in margins, will do well.
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« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2011, 10:31:05 pm »
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This could be where the Democrats lose the Senate. Oh well. It's not like they did much with the Senate anyways.
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« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2011, 10:36:02 pm »
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Damn, I was really hoping he wouldn't run.
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« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2011, 10:37:47 pm »
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« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2011, 10:42:19 pm »
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What does this mean for the House seat. Any favorites there?
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« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2011, 10:45:14 pm »
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It will be a close race, Tester is a good fit for the state and has what it takes to hold his own.
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« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2011, 11:01:29 pm »
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« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2011, 11:03:30 pm »
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Rehberg for Senate and Hill for Governor.

Given their laughable bench, the MT GOP lucked out.
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« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2011, 11:12:04 pm »
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It will be a close race, Tester is a good fit for the state and has what it takes to hold his own.
I don't see how someone who sides with Harry Reid and Barack Obama over 90% of the time on Senate votes is a good fit for a state as conservative as Montana. Perhaps he's a good fit for the Montana Democratic Party, but not for the state as a whole.
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« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2011, 11:15:31 pm »
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Rehberg for Senate and Hill for Governor.

Given their laughable bench, the MT GOP lucked out.

Yea, they definately did secure their best bets for both races. Now they need someone to fill Rehberg's shoes in the House. Daines might have potential but I am sure the House primary will be heated, especially with Denny scaring them out of the Senate primary. There aren't many opportunities in a state like this and so you you got two full houses in the state legislatures with several people in each iching to move on up to the east side.
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« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2011, 11:18:09 pm »
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R+2.

I don't neccessarily agree, but wouldn't that be R+3 (MT, ND, and NE)?
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« Reply #15 on: January 31, 2011, 11:25:03 pm »
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« Reply #16 on: January 31, 2011, 11:26:09 pm »
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It will be a close race, Tester is a good fit for the state and has what it takes to hold his own.
I don't see how someone who sides with Harry Reid and Barack Obama over 90% of the time on Senate votes is a good fit for a state as conservative as Montana. Perhaps he's a good fit for the Montana Democratic Party, but not for the state as a whole.

He's popular, somewhat moderate, and likeable. This should be a fun race to watch. It should also be a very close race, PPP had Rehberg up 2 vs. Tester in November.
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« Reply #17 on: January 31, 2011, 11:30:16 pm »
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I love how Tester is "moderate" again. Wasn't he a Progressive Hero not too long ago? This guy can't make up his mind.
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« Reply #18 on: January 31, 2011, 11:34:49 pm »
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It will be a close race, Tester is a good fit for the state and has what it takes to hold his own.
I don't see how someone who sides with Harry Reid and Barack Obama over 90% of the time on Senate votes is a good fit for a state as conservative as Montana. Perhaps he's a good fit for the Montana Democratic Party, but not for the state as a whole.

He's popular, somewhat moderate, and likeable. This should be a fun race to watch. It should also be a very close race, PPP had Rehberg up 2 vs. Tester in November.
I'll give you credit, the guy is very likeable and popular, which will give him a good chance at winning this. It should be another fun, western race to watch. Smiley
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I don't see how someone who sides with Harry Reid and Barack Obama over 90% of the time on Senate votes is a good fit for a state as conservative as Montana. Perhaps he's a good fit for the Montana Democratic Party, but not for the state as a whole.

From what I've read, he's does his job right and that equals being a good fit in any state. He's basically a populist and that tends to transcend many labels.
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« Reply #20 on: January 31, 2011, 11:41:08 pm »
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Rehberg is one of the most conservative members of congress.  I'm surprised that Ajc/Red/Tmth aren't falling over each other to proclaim what an awful "teabagger" he is.
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« Reply #21 on: January 31, 2011, 11:49:01 pm »
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Rehberg is one of the most conservative members of congress.  I'm surprised that Ajc/Red/Tmth aren't falling over each other to proclaim what an awful "teabagger" he is.

And let's not get into the fact that he's a member of the Tea Party Caucus. You know, the one Michele Bachmann started.
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« Reply #22 on: February 01, 2011, 08:42:49 am »
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I love how Tester is "moderate" again. Wasn't he a Progressive Hero not too long ago? This guy can't make up his mind.

Kos loved him because he was authentic, confident, unapologetically a Democrat, and from Montana, not necessarily because he was going to vote like Bernie Sanders.
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« Reply #23 on: February 01, 2011, 09:17:00 am »
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What does this mean for the House seat.
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Well, definitely maybe. Not much less likely than R+1 in the Senate, anyhow.
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« Reply #24 on: February 01, 2011, 10:04:34 am »
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