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Title: Ralph Nader considering run for Connecticut Senate Seat in 2010
Post by: Phony Moderate on November 14, 2009, 05:33:49 pm
http://ctlocalpolitics.net//2009/11/13/return-to-glory-for-ralph-nader/


Title: Re: Ralph Nader considering run for Connecticut Senate Seat in 2010
Post by: Marokai Backbeat on November 14, 2009, 05:36:24 pm
Why won't he go away?


Title: Re: Ralph Nader considering run for Connecticut Senate Seat in 2010
Post by: tmthforu94 on November 14, 2009, 05:47:17 pm
He might actually break 5%.
If he runs, Dodd's chances will go from about 30% to about 20%.


Title: Re: Ralph Nader considering run for Connecticut Senate Seat in 2010
Post by: TeePee4Prez on November 15, 2009, 11:38:09 am
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Now Joe Lieberman on the other hand....


Title: Re: Ralph Nader considering run for Connecticut Senate Seat in 2010
Post by: Bacon King on November 15, 2009, 03:29:55 pm
He might actually break 5%.
If he runs, Dodd's chances will go from about 30% to about 20%.

Raise those odds a tad, I'd say. Simmons will have to bend to the right to make sure he gets through the primary and that will give Dodd more of a partisan advantage.


Title: Re: Ralph Nader considering run for Connecticut Senate Seat in 2010
Post by: The Age Wave on November 15, 2009, 05:45:18 pm
Do Nader meet residency requirements in CT?


Title: Re: Ralph Nader considering run for Connecticut Senate Seat in 2010
Post by: Kaine for Senate '18 on November 15, 2009, 05:59:21 pm
He won't hurt anybody, because he has almost no support left.  In 2004, he got 0.82% in Connecticut; in 2008, he got 1.16%.  He will do nothing in 2010, even if he does run.


Title: Re: Ralph Nader considering run for Connecticut Senate Seat in 2010
Post by: tmthforu94 on November 15, 2009, 06:07:02 pm
He won't hurt anybody, because he has almost no support left.  In 2004, he got 0.82% in Connecticut; in 2008, he got 1.16%.  He will do nothing in 2010, even if he does run.
But, if he just ran for a statewide office, he'd be spending a lot more time in the state, something he didn't do when running for President.
That being said, I think he'd break 5% easily. Maybe even 10-15% if he's lucky. He has the name recognition down.


Title: Re: Ralph Nader considering run for Connecticut Senate Seat in 2010
Post by: Vepres on November 15, 2009, 06:24:12 pm
He might actually break 5%.
If he runs, Dodd's chances will go from about 30% to about 20%.

Raise those odds a tad, I'd say. Simmons will have to bend to the right to make sure he gets through the primary and that will give Dodd more of a partisan advantage.

Not necessarily, as there is a chance for a vote split among far-right conservatives.


Title: Re: Ralph Nader considering run for Connecticut Senate Seat in 2010
Post by: Sewer on November 15, 2009, 06:38:14 pm
As a democrat I hope.


Title: Re: Ralph Nader considering run for Connecticut Senate Seat in 2010
Post by: Ronnie on November 15, 2009, 06:47:18 pm
It would be funny if he spoils two elections for the Democrats. :)


Title: Re: Ralph Nader considering run for Connecticut Senate Seat in 2010
Post by: Dan the Roman on November 15, 2009, 08:49:15 pm
He won't hurt anybody, because he has almost no support left.  In 2004, he got 0.82% in Connecticut; in 2008, he got 1.16%.  He will do nothing in 2010, even if he does run.
But, if he just ran for a statewide office, he'd be spending a lot more time in the state, something he didn't do when running for President.
That being said, I think he'd break 5% easily. Maybe even 10-15% if he's lucky. He has the name recognition down.

Name recognition is not always a good thing. I would assume his favorable numbers are something like 9/48. And most of the 10% or so who like him will not vote for him. See Patrick Buchanan in 2000.


Title: Re: Ralph Nader considering run for Connecticut Senate Seat in 2010
Post by: cinyc on November 16, 2009, 06:00:51 pm
Do Nader meet residency requirements in CT?

According to the Connecticut Secretary of State via Politico, Nader is registered to vote in the state (http://www.politico.com/blogs/glennthrush/1109/Will_Nader_challenge_Dodd.html), and therefore eligible to run for Senate.  I have no idea where Nader is living right now, but he was born in and started his career in Connecticut.  He probably still owns a house or rents an apartment there.


Title: Re: Ralph Nader considering run for Connecticut Senate Seat in 2010
Post by: pogo stick on November 17, 2009, 03:48:40 pm
Please run, The McMahon campaign would love this.


Linda 2010!


Title: Re: Ralph Nader considering run for Connecticut Senate Seat in 2010
Post by: tmthforu94 on November 17, 2009, 03:50:56 pm
Please run, The McMahon campaign would love this.


Linda 2010!
Do you even know anything about her?


Title: Re: Ralph Nader considering run for Connecticut Senate Seat in 2010
Post by: pogo stick on November 17, 2009, 03:52:43 pm
Please run, The McMahon campaign would love this.


Linda 2010!
Do you even know anything about her?

Yea, she's not Simmons.


Title: Re: Ralph Nader considering run for Connecticut Senate Seat in 2010
Post by: tmthforu94 on November 17, 2009, 03:56:35 pm
So basically, what you're saying, is you'd like to raise the odds of Dodd winning by having the party nominate McMahon?


Title: Re: Ralph Nader considering run for Connecticut Senate Seat in 2010
Post by: pogo stick on November 17, 2009, 04:08:16 pm
So basically, what you're saying, is you'd like to raise the odds of Dodd winning by having the party nominate McMahon?

I don't vote  GOP, I vote Conservative.


Title: Re: Ralph Nader considering run for Connecticut Senate Seat in 2010
Post by: Marokai Backbeat on November 17, 2009, 04:12:41 pm
So basically, what you're saying, is you'd like to raise the odds of Dodd winning by having the party nominate McMahon?

I don't vote  GOP, I vote Conservative.

Of course, you don't vote at all.


Title: Re: Ralph Nader considering run for Connecticut Senate Seat in 2010
Post by: JohnnyLongtorso on November 17, 2009, 06:42:14 pm
Simmons is basically a conservative on everything except abortion, I really don't understand what's so unacceptable about him.


Title: Re: Ralph Nader considering run for Connecticut Senate Seat in 2010
Post by: dwkulcsar on November 22, 2009, 09:51:22 pm
So basically, what you're saying, is you'd like to raise the odds of Dodd winning by having the party nominate McMahon?

I don't vote  GOP, I vote Conservative.

Linda seems like another RINO to be honest.


Title: Re: Ralph Nader considering run for Connecticut Senate Seat in 2010
Post by: Jbrase on November 22, 2009, 10:08:34 pm
Some of my friends want to vote for Nader just out of sympathy for him losing every time.


Title: Re: Ralph Nader considering run for Connecticut Senate Seat in 2010
Post by: Obnoxiously Slutty Girly Girl on November 22, 2009, 11:54:58 pm
Good. Unless the GOP nominates Peter Schiff, it's just going to be a boring sham of an election with one establishment stooge against the other. Of course I'd prefer Schiff win, but Nader could at least make the race mildly interesting.


Title: Re: Ralph Nader considering run for Connecticut Senate Seat in 2010
Post by: Vepres on November 29, 2009, 02:16:03 pm
Good. Unless the GOP nominates Peter Schiff, it's just going to be a boring sham of an election with one establishment stooge against the other. Of course I'd prefer Schiff win, but Nader could at least make the race mildly interesting.

I'd be happy with just about anybody replacing Dodd, personally.


Title: Re: Ralph Nader considering run for Connecticut Senate Seat in 2010
Post by: When we run out of hydrogen we become supernovas on November 30, 2009, 01:09:42 pm
He won't hurt anybody, because he has almost no support left.  In 2004, he got 0.82% in Connecticut; in 2008, he got 1.16%.  He will do nothing in 2010, even if he does run.
But, if he just ran for a statewide office, he'd be spending a lot more time in the state, something he didn't do when running for President.
That being said, I think he'd break 5% easily. Maybe even 10-15% if he's lucky. He has the name recognition down.

Name recognition for him is not a positive. He is reviled among Democrats.


Title: Re: Ralph Nader considering run for Connecticut Senate Seat in 2010
Post by: ModernWhig on December 04, 2009, 06:09:41 pm
As long as Dodd doesn't win I'm happy.


Title: Re: Ralph Nader considering run for Connecticut Senate Seat in 2010
Post by: Obnoxiously Slutty Girly Girl on February 08, 2010, 03:06:45 am
Is Nader still planning on running?


Title: Re: Ralph Nader considering run for Connecticut Senate Seat in 2010
Post by: Sasquatch on February 08, 2010, 03:41:28 am
Doubt it.