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« on: March 12, 2012, 02:51:53 pm »
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will the news outlets and pundits try to cast 2012 as an anti-incumbent year like they did with 2010?

That's sort of the feeling I'm starting to get.
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« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2012, 05:18:22 pm »
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Bachus?

He's not up until 2014, no?
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« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2012, 05:26:34 pm »
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you're thinking of Max Baucus, senator from Montana. Miles is talking about Spencer Bacchus, the banking chairman from Alabama.
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« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2012, 06:06:42 pm »
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Curious question: how bad are Bachus' opponents relative to his own politics? Because I have a sneaking suspicion he's on the curb, after the anti-incumbent primary tear the conservatives went on last cycle.
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« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2012, 06:22:26 pm »
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you're thinking of Max Baucus, senator from Montana. Miles is talking about Spencer Bacchus, the banking chairman from Alabama.

And is suspected of actions that amount to insider trading, and would be illegal for anyone who isn't a Congressman.
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« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2012, 06:23:12 pm »
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Curious question: how bad are Bachus' opponents relative to his own politics? Because I have a sneaking suspicion he's on the curb, after the anti-incumbent primary tear the conservatives went on last cycle.

Both his opponents are running to his right.

State Senator Beason: He was the chief sponsor of Alabama's version of the AZ-style immigration bill and has a record of proposing "English language only" legislation. His campaign website has a Gingrich-style "plan" for cheap gasoline and attacks Bachus for supporting TARP and such.
Blount County Probate Judge and Commission Chairman Standridge: (yes, apparently he's the county's executive and judge at the same time, I had no idea any states allowed that) He's running as more of a deficit hawk, it seems, but still conservative as all hell (for example, a brief scan of his campaign website reveals that he's against abortion in all circumstances, no exceptions).
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« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2012, 06:28:16 pm »
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Curious question: how bad are Bachus' opponents relative to his own politics? Because I have a sneaking suspicion he's on the curb, after the anti-incumbent primary tear the conservatives went on last cycle.

Both his opponents are running to his right.

State Senator Beason: He was the chief sponsor of Alabama's version of the AZ-style immigration bill and has a record of proposing "English language only" legislation. His campaign website has a Gingrich-style "plan" for cheap gasoline and attacks Bachus for supporting TARP and such.
Blount County Probate Judge and Commission Chairman Standridge: (yes, apparently he's the county's executive and judge at the same time, I had no idea any states allowed that) He's running as more of a deficit hawk, it seems, but still conservative as all hell (for example, a brief scan of his campaign website reveals that he's against abortion in all circumstances, no exceptions).

Where does it say that? This is all I find which isn't very explicit about that:

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     Abortion should not be a legal means of contraception because it extinguishes human life. I value human life and think it should be protected. Roe v. Wade made abortion legal in this country in a decision by the courts. This gave up the state's individual rights to decide this question for themselves. Roe v. Wade should be overturned. However, this is a considerable task at hand since the courts made the decision and must reverse it. In the mean time, we must limit within the powers of the law the amount of abortions going on in this country to as few as possible.
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« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2012, 07:15:51 pm »
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Presumably he'll have a drink or twelve if he loses.
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« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2012, 10:18:04 pm »
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In Kentucky, the County Judge is effectively the County Executive, except for Jefferson and Fayette Counties.
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« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2012, 09:34:33 am »
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Curious question: how bad are Bachus' opponents relative to his own politics? Because I have a sneaking suspicion he's on the curb, after the anti-incumbent primary tear the conservatives went on last cycle.

Both his opponents are running to his right.

State Senator Beason: He was the chief sponsor of Alabama's version of the AZ-style immigration bill and has a record of proposing "English language only" legislation. His campaign website has a Gingrich-style "plan" for cheap gasoline and attacks Bachus for supporting TARP and such.
Blount County Probate Judge and Commission Chairman Standridge: (yes, apparently he's the county's executive and judge at the same time, I had no idea any states allowed that) He's running as more of a deficit hawk, it seems, but still conservative as all hell (for example, a brief scan of his campaign website reveals that he's against abortion in all circumstances, no exceptions).

that's how it works in Texas, too.
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« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2012, 10:54:53 am »
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Presumably he'll have a drink or twelve if he loses.

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« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2012, 02:34:19 pm »
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I didn't realize he was in trouble. It doesn't really matter if he loses though since this is the most Republican friendly district in the country right?
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« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2012, 02:45:08 pm »
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I didn't realize he was in trouble. It doesn't really matter if he loses though since this is the most Republican friendly district in the country right?
Safe R whatever happens, indeed.
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« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2012, 09:23:07 pm »
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Looks like Bachus held on pretty decisively. 58% of the vote right now.
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« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2012, 09:23:32 pm »
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I didn't realize he was in trouble. It doesn't really matter if he loses though since this is the most Republican friendly district in the country right?
Safe R whatever happens, indeed.

Bachus at 59% with 39% in. Nothing to see here, move along.
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« Reply #15 on: March 13, 2012, 10:07:22 pm »
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People actually thought Bachus would lose?
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« Reply #16 on: March 14, 2012, 04:50:21 am »
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People actually thought Bachus would lose?

Probably such predictions were made under the influence.
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« Reply #17 on: March 14, 2012, 04:52:48 am »
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People actually thought Bachus would lose?

Probably such predictions were made under the influence.

Yes, now that the results are in, you two can act like geniuses who can predict the future.

lol
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« Reply #18 on: March 14, 2012, 05:10:09 am »
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Well, i have to admit that Republican primary voters in AL-06 demonstrated more common sense then i expected from this hyperrepublican and extremely conservative district....
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« Reply #19 on: March 14, 2012, 05:14:27 am »
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People actually thought Bachus would lose?

Probably such predictions were made under the influence.

Yes, now that the results are in, you two can act like geniuses who can predict the future.

lol

Actually I was just making a cheap word joke.
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