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Title: Senate Prediction 2008
Post by: Wiz in Wis on July 10, 2007, 01:31:51 pm
A new thread to post predictions on the state of the Senate. How will it look in January 2009?

My Prediction:

(http://uselectionatlas.org/TOOLS/genusmap.php?year=2008&ev_c=0&pv_p=1&ev_p=0&type=calc&AL=2;9;6&AK=2;3;6&AZ=0;10;5&AR=1;6;5&CA=0;55;5&CO=1;9;5&CT=0;7;5&DE=1;3;5&DC=0;3;8&FL=0;27;5&GA=2;15;5&HI=0;4;5&ID=2;4;5&IL=1;21;6&IN=0;11;5&IA=1;7;5&KS=2;6;6&KY=2;8;5&LA=1;9;5&MD=0;10;5&MA=1;12;6&MI=1;17;6&MN=1;10;5&MS=2;6;5&MO=0;11;5&MT=1;3;5&NV=0;5;5&NH=1;4;5&NJ=1;15;5&NM=2;5;5&NY=0;31;5&NC=2;15;5&ND=0;3;6&OH=0;20;5&OK=2;7;5&OR=1;7;5&PA=0;21;5&RI=1;4;7&SC=2;8;5&SD=1;3;5&TN=2;11;5&TX=2;34;5&UT=0;5;7&VT=0;3;5&VA=1;13;5&WA=0;11;5&WV=1;5;5&WI=0;10;4&WY=2;3;6&ME=1;2;5&ME1=1;1;5&ME2=1;1;5&NE=2;2;6&NE1=2;1;6&NE2=2;1;6&NE3=2;1;7)

Final Results, D 55, R 43, I 2:

D Pickups - (in order of largest to smallest margin

New Hampshire (55-45 Shaheen)
Colorado (53-47 Udall)
Virginia    (53-47 M Warner)
Maine      (51-49 Allen)
Oregon    (50-49 D)
Minnesota (49-48 Franken)

Other Close Races:

Landrieu 51-49
Johnson 52-48
Cornyn 52-48
Lautenberg 55-45
McConnell 55-45




Title: Re: Senate Prediction 2008
Post by: Small Business Owner of Any Repute on July 10, 2007, 01:55:26 pm
(http://uselectionatlas.org/TOOLS/genusmap.php?year=2008&ev_c=0&pv_p=1&ev_p=0&type=calc&AL=2;9;6&AK=2;3;5&AZ=0;10;5&AR=1;6;6&CA=0;55;5&CO=1;9;5&CT=0;7;5&DE=1;3;6&DC=0;3;8&FL=0;27;5&GA=2;15;5&HI=0;4;5&ID=2;4;7&IL=1;21;5&IN=0;11;5&IA=1;7;5&KS=2;6;6&KY=2;8;5&LA=2;9;5&MD=0;10;5&MA=1;12;6&MI=1;17;6&MN=2;10;5&MS=2;6;6&MO=0;11;5&MT=1;3;6&NV=0;5;5&NH=1;4;5&NJ=1;15;5&NM=2;5;4&NY=0;31;5&NC=2;15;5&ND=0;3;5&OH=0;20;5&OK=2;7;5&OR=2;7;5&PA=0;21;5&RI=1;4;6&SC=2;8;5&SD=2;3;5&TN=2;11;6&TX=2;34;5&UT=0;5;5&VT=0;3;5&VA=2;13;5&WA=0;11;5&WV=1;5;6&WI=0;10;5&WY=2;3;6&ME=2;2;5&ME1=2;1;5&ME2=2;1;5&NE=2;2;5&NE1=2;1;5&NE2=2;1;5&NE3=2;1;6)


Title: Re: Senate Prediction 2008
Post by: DownWithTheLeft on July 10, 2007, 03:31:47 pm
Marquee Races:
CO: Schaffer def. Udall 50-49
IO: Harkin def. King 51-48
LA: Kennedy def. Landrieu 53-47*
ME: Collins def. Allen 49-45
MT: Racicot def. Baucus 50.1-49.9
NE: Bruening def. Fahey 53-46
NH: Sweet def. Sununu 51-48*
OR: Smith def. Westlund 50-48
SD: Rounds def. Daschle 49-48*
VA: Davis def. Moran 51-48

Competitive Races:
AK: Stevens def. Eric Berkowitz 55-40
MN: Coleman def. Franken 52-42
NJ: Lautenberg def. Kean Jr. 54-45

(http://uselectionatlas.org/TOOLS/genusmap.php?year=2008&ev_c=0&pv_p=1&ev_p=0&type=calc&AL=2;9;6&AK=2;3;5&AZ=0;10;5&AR=1;6;6&CA=0;55;5&CO=2;9;3&CT=0;7;5&DE=1;3;6&DC=0;3;8&FL=0;27;5&GA=2;15;6&HI=0;4;5&ID=2;4;6&IL=1;21;6&IN=0;11;5&IA=1;7;3&KS=0;6;6&KY=2;8;6&LA=2;9;9&MD=0;10;5&MA=1;12;6&MI=1;17;6&MN=2;10;3&MS=2;6;6&MO=0;11;5&MT=2;3;9&NV=0;5;5&NH=1;4;9&NJ=1;15;3&NM=2;5;6&NY=0;31;5&NC=2;15;6&ND=0;3;6&OH=0;20;5&OK=2;7;6&OR=2;7;3&PA=0;21;5&RI=1;4;6&SC=2;8;6&SD=2;3;9&TN=2;11;6&TX=2;34;6&UT=0;5;7&VT=0;3;5&VA=2;13;3&WA=0;11;5&WV=1;5;6&WI=0;10;4&WY=2;3;6&ME=2;2;3&ME1=2;1;3&ME2=1;1;5&NE=2;2;3&NE1=2;1;3&NE2=2;1;6&NE3=2;1;7)

Dark= pickup
Medium= hold
Light= slight hold


Title: Re: Senate Prediction 2008
Post by: Kevin on July 10, 2007, 03:40:29 pm
Marquee Races:
CO: Schaffer def. Udall 50-49
IO: Harkin def. King 51-48
LA: Kennedy def. Landrieu 53-47*
ME: Collins def. Allen 49-45
MT: Racicot def. Baucus 50.1-49.9
NE: Bruening def. Fahey 53-46
NH: Sweet def. Sununu 51-48*
OR: Smith def. Westlund 50-48
SD: Rounds def. Daschle 49-48*
VA: Davis def. Moran 51-48

Competitive Races:
AK: Stevens def. Eric Berkowitz 55-40
MN: Coleman def. Franken 52-42
NJ: Lautenberg def. Kean Jr. 54-45

(http://uselectionatlas.org/TOOLS/genusmap.php?year=2008&ev_c=0&pv_p=1&ev_p=0&type=calc&AL=2;9;6&AK=2;3;5&AZ=0;10;5&AR=1;6;6&CA=0;55;5&CO=2;9;3&CT=0;7;5&DE=1;3;6&DC=0;3;8&FL=0;27;5&GA=2;15;6&HI=0;4;5&ID=2;4;6&IL=1;21;6&IN=0;11;5&IA=1;7;3&KS=0;6;6&KY=2;8;6&LA=2;9;9&MD=0;10;5&MA=1;12;6&MI=1;17;6&MN=2;10;3&MS=2;6;6&MO=0;11;5&MT=2;3;9&NV=0;5;5&NH=1;4;9&NJ=1;15;3&NM=2;5;6&NY=0;31;5&NC=2;15;6&ND=0;3;6&OH=0;20;5&OK=2;7;6&OR=2;7;3&PA=0;21;5&RI=1;4;6&SC=2;8;6&SD=2;3;9&TN=2;11;6&TX=2;34;6&UT=0;5;7&VT=0;3;5&VA=2;13;3&WA=0;11;5&WV=1;5;6&WI=0;10;4&WY=2;3;6&ME=2;2;3&ME1=2;1;3&ME2=1;1;5&NE=2;2;3&NE1=2;1;3&NE2=2;1;6&NE3=2;1;7)

Dark= pickup
Medium= hold
Light= slight hold

With Virginia,Jim Moran if that's who your applying is not going to win the Democratic nomenation as nominating a anti-semitic,corrupt,alcoholic,foul mouthed,wife beater would be political suicide in Virginia or anywhere for that matter.


Title: Re: Senate Prediction 2008
Post by: Keystone Phil on July 10, 2007, 03:44:34 pm
Marquee Races:
CO: Schaffer def. Udall 50-49
IO: Harkin def. King 51-48
LA: Kennedy def. Landrieu 53-47*
ME: Collins def. Allen 49-45
MT: Racicot def. Baucus 50.1-49.9
NE: Bruening def. Fahey 53-46
NH: Sweet def. Sununu 51-48*
OR: Smith def. Westlund 50-48
SD: Rounds def. Daschle 49-48*
VA: Davis def. Moran 51-48

Competitive Races:
AK: Stevens def. Eric Berkowitz 55-40
MN: Coleman def. Franken 52-42
NJ: Lautenberg def. Kean Jr. 54-45

(http://uselectionatlas.org/TOOLS/genusmap.php?year=2008&ev_c=0&pv_p=1&ev_p=0&type=calc&AL=2;9;6&AK=2;3;5&AZ=0;10;5&AR=1;6;6&CA=0;55;5&CO=2;9;3&CT=0;7;5&DE=1;3;6&DC=0;3;8&FL=0;27;5&GA=2;15;6&HI=0;4;5&ID=2;4;6&IL=1;21;6&IN=0;11;5&IA=1;7;3&KS=0;6;6&KY=2;8;6&LA=2;9;9&MD=0;10;5&MA=1;12;6&MI=1;17;6&MN=2;10;3&MS=2;6;6&MO=0;11;5&MT=2;3;9&NV=0;5;5&NH=1;4;9&NJ=1;15;3&NM=2;5;6&NY=0;31;5&NC=2;15;6&ND=0;3;6&OH=0;20;5&OK=2;7;6&OR=2;7;3&PA=0;21;5&RI=1;4;6&SC=2;8;6&SD=2;3;9&TN=2;11;6&TX=2;34;6&UT=0;5;7&VT=0;3;5&VA=2;13;3&WA=0;11;5&WV=1;5;6&WI=0;10;4&WY=2;3;6&ME=2;2;3&ME1=2;1;3&ME2=1;1;5&NE=2;2;3&NE1=2;1;3&NE2=2;1;6&NE3=2;1;7)

Dark= pickup
Medium= hold
Light= slight hold

Baucus would not lose. I like the idea of the SD race. I thought of a scenario that involved a Daschle comeback, too. I think it's very possible if Johnson decides against running (I am not convinced that he is totally in favor of running again).

We're not getting Kean, Jr. to run again in NJ.


Title: Re: Senate Prediction 2008
Post by: Padfoot on July 11, 2007, 12:33:17 am
(http://uselectionatlas.org/TOOLS/genusmap.php?year=2008&ev_c=0&pv_p=1&ev_p=0&type=calc&AL=2;9;8&AK=2;3;5&AZ=0;10;5&AR=1;6;5&CA=0;55;5&CO=1;9;5&CT=0;7;8&DE=1;3;8&DC=0;3;8&FL=0;27;5&GA=2;15;8&HI=1;4;8&ID=2;4;8&IL=1;21;8&IN=0;11;5&IA=1;7;5&KS=0;6;6&KY=2;8;5&LA=1;9;5&MD=0;10;5&MA=1;12;8&MI=1;17;8&MN=1;10;3&MS=2;6;8&MO=0;11;5&MT=1;3;5&NV=0;5;5&NH=1;4;5&NJ=1;15;8&NM=2;5;5&NY=0;31;5&NC=2;15;5&ND=0;3;6&OH=0;20;5&OK=2;7;8&OR=2;7;5&PA=0;21;5&RI=1;4;8&SC=2;8;8&SD=1;3;5&TN=2;11;8&TX=2;34;8&UT=0;5;7&VT=0;3;5&VA=2;13;5&WA=0;11;5&WV=1;5;8&WI=0;10;4&WY=2;3;8&ME=2;2;3&ME1=2;1;3&ME2=2;1;3&NE=2;2;8&NE1=2;1;8&NE2=2;1;8&NE3=2;1;7)

80% - safe
50% - leans
30% - tossup w/ slight adv.


Title: Re: Senate Prediction 2008
Post by: Aizen on July 11, 2007, 12:34:05 am
(http://uselectionatlas.org/USPRESIDENT/genusmap.php?year=2004&ev_c=1&pv_p=1&ev_p=1&type=calc&AL=2;9;5&AK=2;3;5&AZ=0;10;5&AR=1;6;5&CA=0;55;5&CO=1;9;3&CT=0;7;5&DE=1;3;5&DC=0;3;5&FL=0;27;5&GA=2;15;5&HI=0;4;5&ID=2;4;5&IL=1;21;5&IN=0;11;5&IA=1;7;5&KS=2;6;5&KY=2;8;5&LA=2;9;3&MD=0;10;5&MA=1;12;5&MI=1;17;5&MN=1;10;3&MS=2;6;5&MO=0;11;5&MT=1;3;5&NV=0;5;5&NH=1;4;3&NJ=1;15;5&NM=2;5;5&NY=0;31;5&NC=2;15;5&ND=0;3;6&OH=0;20;5&OK=2;7;5&OR=2;7;5&PA=0;21;5&RI=1;4;5&SC=2;8;5&SD=1;3;5&TN=2;11;5&TX=2;34;5&UT=0;5;7&VT=0;3;5&VA=1;13;3&WA=0;11;5&WV=1;5;5&WI=0;10;4&WY=2;3;5&ME=1;2;3&ME1=1;1;3&ME2=1;1;3&NE=2;2;5&NE1=2;1;5&NE2=2;1;5&NE3=2;1;5)


Dems get a net gain of 4. Of course, it's still early and anything can happen between now and then.


Title: Re: Senate Prediction 2008
Post by: Cory Booker on July 13, 2007, 06:24:58 am
(http://uselectionatlas.org/TOOLS/genusmap.php?year=2008&ev_c=0&pv_p=1&ev_p=0&type=calc&AL=2;9;8&AK=2;3;8&AZ=0;10;5&AR=1;6;8&CA=0;55;5&CO=1;9;5&CT=0;7;5&DE=1;3;8&DC=0;3;8&FL=0;27;5&GA=2;15;8&HI=0;4;5&ID=2;4;8&IL=1;21;8&IN=0;11;5&IA=1;7;8&KS=2;6;8&KY=2;8;8&LA=1;9;5&MD=0;10;5&MA=1;12;8&MI=1;17;8&MN=1;10;3&MS=2;6;8&MO=0;11;5&MT=1;3;8&NV=0;5;5&NH=1;4;5&NJ=1;15;8&NM=2;5;8&NY=0;31;5&NC=2;15;8&ND=0;3;6&OH=0;20;5&OK=2;7;8&OR=2;7;5&PA=0;21;5&RI=1;4;8&SC=2;8;8&SD=1;3;5&TN=2;11;8&TX=2;34;8&UT=0;5;7&VT=0;3;5&VA=2;13;5&WA=0;11;5&WV=1;5;8&WI=0;10;4&WY=2;3;8&ME=2;2;5&ME1=2;1;5&ME2=2;1;5&NE=2;2;8&NE1=2;1;8&NE2=2;1;8&NE3=2;1;8)


Title: Re: Senate Prediction 2008
Post by: opebo on July 14, 2007, 05:51:21 am
How are you fellows making those maps?  I tried to use 'election info' link but there is no gray on there.. just red, blue, and green.


Title: Re: Senate Prediction 2008
Post by: Tender Branson on July 14, 2007, 06:14:26 am
How are you fellows making those maps?  I tried to use 'election info' link but there is no gray on there.. just red, blue, and green.

Just click on the "quote" button of the post with a map in it, then the map code appears, change the code to how you like it and remove the quotation signs. ;)


Title: Re: Senate Prediction 2008
Post by: opebo on July 14, 2007, 06:16:30 am
How are you fellows making those maps?  I tried to use 'election info' link but there is no gray on there.. just red, blue, and green.

Just click on the "quote" button of the post with a map in it, then the map code appears, change the code to how you like it and remove the quotation signs. ;)

Haha, very funny.  I am not one of you computer repairman types.  'Code' my eye!

Anyway, my prediction is this:

Democrat gains - New Hampshire, Colorado, and Minnesota in order of probability.

Republican gains - none, as Landrieu will squeek by in Louisiana.

So Dem +3.   


Title: Re: Senate Prediction 2008
Post by: Tender Branson on July 14, 2007, 06:23:02 am
How are you fellows making those maps?  I tried to use 'election info' link but there is no gray on there.. just red, blue, and green.

Just click on the "quote" button of the post with a map in it, then the map code appears, change the code to how you like it and remove the quotation signs. ;)

Haha, very funny.  I am not one of you computer repairman types.  'Code' my eye!

Nana. Really. Itīs very easy. For example Quincy's map: click on quote, then this code comes:

img width=506 height=313]http://uselectionatlas.org/TOOLS/genusmap.php?year=2008&ev_c=0&pv_p=1&ev_p=0&type=calc&AL=2;9;8&AK=2;3;8&AZ=0;10;5&AR=1

etc. etc.

for example AZ

if you want to change AZ to Republican write AZ=2;10;5 instead of AZ=0;10;5

The first number always is the party 0=Grey, 1=DEM, 2=GOP, 3=Green

The second number is the number of EVs.

The 3rd is the winning percentage. For example 5 means 50% or more.

Have a nice time creating your maps ;)

Ah yeah, and remove Quincies quotation marks after you created your map.


Title: Re: Senate Prediction 2008
Post by: opebo on July 14, 2007, 06:28:50 am
Thanks Tender, but that is a ridiculous amount of work, don't you think?


Title: Re: Senate Prediction 2008
Post by: Tender Branson on July 14, 2007, 06:36:06 am
Thanks Tender, but that is a ridiculous amount of work, don't you think?

Not at all. Takes only 1 or 2 minutes. And you donīt have to change all states as most of them are already grey and others are non-competetive. For example you donīt have to change IL as it will be Democratic next year. You only have to change about 5-10 states. (CO, MN; OR ...)

If you play with percentages too, then it takes longer.


Title: Re: Senate Prediction 2008
Post by: Tender Branson on July 14, 2007, 06:56:49 am
As for my prediction:

D+2 (CO, NH)

MN, VA and ME may become competetive later on.

(http://uselectionatlas.org/TOOLS/genusmap.php?year=2008&ev_c=0&pv_p=1&ev_p=0&type=calc&AL=2;9;5&AK=2;3;5&AZ=0;10;5&AR=1;6;5&CA=0;55;5&CO=1;9;3&CT=0;7;8&DE=1;3;5&DC=0;3;8&FL=0;27;5&GA=2;15;5&HI=1;4;5&ID=2;4;5&IL=1;21;5&IN=0;11;5&IA=1;7;5&KS=0;6;6&KY=2;8;5&LA=1;9;5&MD=0;10;5&MA=1;12;5&MI=1;17;5&MN=2;10;5&MS=2;6;5&MO=0;11;5&MT=1;3;5&NV=0;5;5&NH=1;4;3&NJ=1;15;5&NM=2;5;5&NY=0;31;5&NC=2;15;5&ND=0;3;6&OH=0;20;5&OK=2;7;5&OR=2;7;5&PA=0;21;5&RI=1;4;5&SC=2;8;5&SD=1;3;5&TN=2;11;5&TX=2;34;5&UT=0;5;7&VT=0;3;5&VA=2;13;5&WA=0;11;5&WV=1;5;5&WI=0;10;4&WY=2;3;5&ME=2;2;5&ME1=2;1;3&ME2=2;1;3&NE=2;2;5&NE1=2;1;8&NE2=2;1;8&NE3=2;1;7)


Title: Re: Senate Prediction 2008
Post by: Downwinder on July 16, 2007, 01:37:03 pm
7/16/07
D+4

(http://uselectionatlas.org/TOOLS/genusmap.php?year=2008&ev_c=0&pv_p=1&ev_p=0&type=calc&AL=2;9;6&AK=2;3;5&AZ=0;10;5&AR=1;6;5&CA=0;55;5&CO=1;9;5&CT=0;7;5&DE=1;3;6&DC=0;3;5&FL=0;27;5&GA=2;15;6&HI=0;4;5&ID=2;4;6&IL=1;21;6&IN=0;11;5&IA=1;7;6&KS=2;6;6&KY=2;8;5&LA=1;9;5&MD=0;10;5&MA=1;12;6&MI=1;17;6&MN=1;10;5&MS=2;6;5&MO=0;11;5&MT=1;3;6&NV=0;5;5&NH=1;4;5&NJ=1;15;6&NM=2;5;5&NY=0;31;5&NC=2;15;5&ND=0;3;6&OH=0;20;5&OK=2;7;6&OR=2;7;5&PA=0;21;5&RI=1;4;6&SC=2;8;5&SD=1;3;5&TN=2;11;5&TX=2;34;5&UT=0;5;7&VT=0;3;5&VA=1;13;5&WA=0;11;5&WV=1;5;6&WI=0;10;4&WY=2;3;5&ME=2;2;5&ME1=2;1;5&ME2=2;1;5&NE=1;2;6&NE1=1;1;6&NE2=1;1;6&NE3=1;1;7)


Title: Re: Senate Prediction 2008
Post by: Keystone Phil on July 16, 2007, 03:20:47 pm
7/16/07
D+4

(http://uselectionatlas.org/TOOLS/genusmap.php?year=2008&ev_c=0&pv_p=1&ev_p=0&type=calc&AL=2;9;6&AK=2;3;5&AZ=0;10;5&AR=1;6;5&CA=0;55;5&CO=1;9;5&CT=0;7;5&DE=1;3;6&DC=0;3;5&FL=0;27;5&GA=2;15;6&HI=0;4;5&ID=2;4;6&IL=1;21;6&IN=0;11;5&IA=1;7;6&KS=2;6;6&KY=2;8;5&LA=1;9;5&MD=0;10;5&MA=1;12;6&MI=1;17;6&MN=1;10;5&MS=2;6;5&MO=0;11;5&MT=1;3;6&NV=0;5;5&NH=1;4;5&NJ=1;15;6&NM=2;5;5&NY=0;31;5&NC=2;15;5&ND=0;3;6&OH=0;20;5&OK=2;7;6&OR=2;7;5&PA=0;21;5&RI=1;4;6&SC=2;8;5&SD=1;3;5&TN=2;11;5&TX=2;34;5&UT=0;5;7&VT=0;3;5&VA=1;13;5&WA=0;11;5&WV=1;5;6&WI=0;10;4&WY=2;3;5&ME=2;2;5&ME1=2;1;5&ME2=2;1;5&NE=1;2;6&NE1=1;1;6&NE2=1;1;6&NE3=1;1;7)

They have a strong pickup in Nebraska? Even if they do get Kerrey to run, I doubt it would be a bigger win then their win in NH.


Title: Re: Senate Prediction 2008
Post by: SPC on July 16, 2007, 10:26:42 pm
D +2:

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Title: Re: Senate Prediction 2008
Post by: Mr.Phips on July 16, 2007, 10:53:33 pm
D +2:

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Looks about right, but I would probably have Landrieu winning narrowly at this point.


Title: Re: Senate Prediction 2008
Post by: King Jellybean on July 16, 2007, 10:58:49 pm
Yeah. I agree with that map, too.


Title: Re: Senate Prediction 2008
Post by: Cory Booker on July 17, 2007, 09:26:40 am
As I understand it, Warner's approvals are at 62%. I don't think that spells election defeat. Although it may or maynot help out Davis. That is pretty good for your party in reelection sense. I don't see as of yet VA as a top tier opportunity for the Dems, it probably will be later, but it is a 2nd tier pickup opportunity.


Title: Re: Senate Prediction 2008
Post by: Verily on July 17, 2007, 10:39:03 am
As I understand it, Warner's approvals are at 62%. I don't think that spells election defeat. Although it may or maynot help out Davis. That is pretty good for your party in reelection sense. I don't see as of yet VA as a top tier opportunity for the Dems, it probably will be later, but it is a 2nd tier pickup opportunity.

Warner's approval ratings will have absolutely no effect on the race whatsoever since it has become clear that Warner has no intention of running again.


Title: Re: Senate Prediction 2008
Post by: Cory Booker on July 17, 2007, 10:42:53 am
But the president election will have an effect and if the Democrats don't come close enough in the presidential election, the Dems won't win.


Title: Re: Senate Prediction 2008
Post by: SPC on July 17, 2007, 11:03:16 am
As I understand it, Warner's approvals are at 62%. I don't think that spells election defeat. Although it may or maynot help out Davis. That is pretty good for your party in reelection sense. I don't see as of yet VA as a top tier opportunity for the Dems, it probably will be later, but it is a 2nd tier pickup opportunity.

Yes, but Warner is almost certainly not running for reelection, and the likely Democratic challenger is Mark Warner, with a 70% approval rating.


Title: Re: Senate Prediction 2008
Post by: Cory Booker on July 17, 2007, 11:07:08 am
He was trailing Allen by 4 pts that's why he didn't run in 2006. Mark Warner will be a tough challenger, but it won't be that easy. And voters look at the top of the ticket, if Hillary Clinton is the nominee, her liberal voting record will have an effect on the race. Just like John Kerry's did on the senate candidates as well.

I am not assuming the Dems will win this race until there is a poll released. Evidently, if Warner was doing so well the DNC would of released an internal poll by now.


Title: Re: Senate Prediction 2008
Post by: Mr.Phips on July 17, 2007, 01:51:44 pm
He was trailing Allen by 4 pts that's why he didn't run in 2006. Mark Warner will be a tough challenger, but it won't be that easy. And voters look at the top of the ticket, if Hillary Clinton is the nominee, her liberal voting record will have an effect on the race. Just like John Kerry's did on the senate candidates as well.


Thats not always the case.  John Kerry hurt Dems in open seats that they were defending in deep South states that Kerry lost by at least 15 points save for Florida.  Every Democratic Senate incumbent was reelected in 2004 except for Tom Daschle.  Ken Salazar was able to win an open seat in Colorado even as Kerry was losing the state by three points.  Virginia would likely be similar if Mark Warner ran.


Title: Re: Senate Prediction 2008
Post by: Small Business Owner of Any Repute on July 17, 2007, 02:16:03 pm
As I understand it, Warner's approvals are at 62%. I don't think that spells election defeat. Although it may or maynot help out Davis. That is pretty good for your party in reelection sense. I don't see as of yet VA as a top tier opportunity for the Dems, it probably will be later, but it is a 2nd tier pickup opportunity.

Yes, but Warner is almost certainly not running for reelection, and the likely Democratic challenger is Mark Warner, with a 70% approval rating.

I don't see Mark Warner as a likely candidate for U.S. Senate at all.  I see him as a Vice Presidential or Gubernatorial candidate instead.


Title: Re: Senate Prediction 2008
Post by: Rawlings on July 17, 2007, 03:05:17 pm
Marquee Races:
CO: Schaffer def. Udall 50-49
IO: Harkin def. King 51-48
LA: Kennedy def. Landrieu 53-47*
ME: Collins def. Allen 49-45
MT: Racicot def. Baucus 50.1-49.9
NE: Bruening def. Fahey 53-46
NH: Sweet def. Sununu 51-48*
OR: Smith def. Westlund 50-48
SD: Rounds def. Daschle 49-48*
VA: Davis def. Moran 51-48

Competitive Races:
AK: Stevens def. Eric Berkowitz 55-40
MN: Coleman def. Franken 52-42
NJ: Lautenberg def. Kean Jr. 54-45



(http://uselectionatlas.org/TOOLS/genusmap.php?year=2008&ev_c=0&pv_p=1&ev_p=0&type=calc&AL=2;9;6&AK=2;3;5&AZ=0;10;5&AR=1;6;6&CA=0;55;5&CO=2;9;3&CT=0;7;5&DE=1;3;6&DC=0;3;8&FL=0;27;5&GA=2;15;6&HI=0;4;5&ID=2;4;6&IL=1;21;6&IN=0;11;5&IA=1;7;3&KS=0;6;6&KY=2;8;6&LA=2;9;9&MD=0;10;5&MA=1;12;6&MI=1;17;6&MN=2;10;3&MS=2;6;6&MO=0;11;5&MT=2;3;9&NV=0;5;5&NH=1;4;9&NJ=1;15;3&NM=2;5;6&NY=0;31;5&NC=2;15;6&ND=0;3;6&OH=0;20;5&OK=2;7;6&OR=1;7;3&PA=0;21;5&RI=1;4;6&SC=2;8;6&SD=2;3;9&TN=2;11;6&TX=2;34;6&UT=0;5;7&VT=0;3;5&VA=2;13;3&WA=0;11;5&WV=1;5;6&WI=0;10;4&WY=2;3;6&ME=2;2;3&ME1=2;1;3&ME2=1;1;5&NE=2;2;3&NE1=2;1;3&NE2=2;1;6&NE3=2;1;7)

I agree with everything except for Oregon.  I think Gordie is toast!



Title: Re: Senate Prediction 2008
Post by: Keystone Phil on July 17, 2007, 03:15:57 pm

I agree with everything except for Oregon.  I think Gordie is toast!



"Gordie" is toast even though he faces no major opposition as of yet and Colorado is staying GOP? Ok.


Title: Re: Senate Prediction 2008
Post by: Sam Spade on July 17, 2007, 03:18:43 pm
My prediction right now would be:  Dems win Colorado and New Hampshire.  That's it.

But it's way too early for making predictions right now.  We'll know more by October or so (or maybe later).


Title: Re: Senate Prediction 2008
Post by: Rob on July 17, 2007, 03:21:47 pm
But it's way too early for making predictions right now.  We'll know more by October or so (or maybe later).

But will even that help? I seem to recall some posters predicting a Steele win days before the election. :)


Title: Re: Senate Prediction 2008
Post by: Jaggerjack on July 17, 2007, 03:31:03 pm

I agree with everything except for Oregon.  I think Gordie is toast!



"Gordie" is toast even though he faces no major opposition as of yet and Colorado is staying GOP? Ok.
Don't forget the kind of person Rawlings is ;)


Title: Re: Senate Prediction 2008
Post by: Sam Spade on July 17, 2007, 03:36:35 pm
But it's way too early for making predictions right now.  We'll know more by October or so (or maybe later).

But will even that help? I seem to recall some posters predicting a Steele win days before the election. :)

Har de har har... :P

Actually, other than the Steele and Chafee predictions, I pretty much nailed every race within MOE and some of them (like Webb/Allen), the % was nailed as well. The polling didn't help on Chafee.

But that's ok.  In 2004, I screwed up Alaska and Colorado as well.  No one's perfect.  Of course, the polling didn't help on Alaska in that race either.

My history is to nail a couple of races everyone else misses and to screw up a couple of races that most everyone else gets right.  Partially b/c I take chances and listen to my gut and notwithstanding my allegiance to polls, I think surprises do occasionally happen.

I can only hope over time that my gut gets better at predicting.


Title: Re: Senate Prediction 2008
Post by: Sam Spade on July 17, 2007, 03:40:43 pm

I agree with everything except for Oregon.  I think Gordie is toast!



"Gordie" is toast even though he faces no major opposition as of yet and Colorado is staying GOP? Ok.
Don't forget the kind of person Rawlings is ;)

That doesn't make any sense.  At least until Gordie gets an opponent who is not some tier above third...


Title: Re: Senate Prediction 2008
Post by: Jaggerjack on July 17, 2007, 04:14:06 pm

I agree with everything except for Oregon.  I think Gordie is toast!



"Gordie" is toast even though he faces no major opposition as of yet and Colorado is staying GOP? Ok.
Don't forget the kind of person Rawlings is ;)

That doesn't make any sense.  At least until Gordie gets an opponent who is not some tier above third...
Rawlings thinks Colorado is a Republican state like South Carolina or Utah, no matter what and he'd be willing to put anything ahead of his beloved home state going Democratic. That's what I was getting at.


Title: Re: Senate Prediction 2008
Post by: Mr.Phips on July 17, 2007, 04:44:55 pm
Marquee Races:
CO: Schaffer def. Udall 50-49
IO: Harkin def. King 51-48
LA: Kennedy def. Landrieu 53-47*
ME: Collins def. Allen 49-45
MT: Racicot def. Baucus 50.1-49.9
NE: Bruening def. Fahey 53-46
NH: Sweet def. Sununu 51-48*
OR: Smith def. Westlund 50-48
SD: Rounds def. Daschle 49-48*
VA: Davis def. Moran 51-48

Competitive Races:
AK: Stevens def. Eric Berkowitz 55-40
MN: Coleman def. Franken 52-42
NJ: Lautenberg def. Kean Jr. 54-45



(http://uselectionatlas.org/TOOLS/genusmap.php?year=2008&ev_c=0&pv_p=1&ev_p=0&type=calc&AL=2;9;6&AK=2;3;5&AZ=0;10;5&AR=1;6;6&CA=0;55;5&CO=2;9;3&CT=0;7;5&DE=1;3;6&DC=0;3;8&FL=0;27;5&GA=2;15;6&HI=0;4;5&ID=2;4;6&IL=1;21;6&IN=0;11;5&IA=1;7;3&KS=0;6;6&KY=2;8;6&LA=2;9;9&MD=0;10;5&MA=1;12;6&MI=1;17;6&MN=2;10;3&MS=2;6;6&MO=0;11;5&MT=2;3;9&NV=0;5;5&NH=1;4;9&NJ=1;15;3&NM=2;5;6&NY=0;31;5&NC=2;15;6&ND=0;3;6&OH=0;20;5&OK=2;7;6&OR=1;7;3&PA=0;21;5&RI=1;4;6&SC=2;8;6&SD=2;3;9&TN=2;11;6&TX=2;34;6&UT=0;5;7&VT=0;3;5&VA=2;13;3&WA=0;11;5&WV=1;5;6&WI=0;10;4&WY=2;3;6&ME=2;2;3&ME1=2;1;3&ME2=1;1;5&NE=2;2;3&NE1=2;1;3&NE2=2;1;6&NE3=2;1;7)

I agree with everything except for Oregon.  I think Gordie is toast!



The Republicans are not beating Tim Johnson or Max Baucus.


Title: Re: Senate Prediction 2008
Post by: King Jellybean on July 17, 2007, 08:58:57 pm
and I think Mr.Smith will be fine...for now.


Title: Re: Senate Prediction 2008
Post by: Jaggerjack on July 17, 2007, 09:14:44 pm
It's disappointing. Oregon is supposed to lean blue, and we don't even have a credible challenger to shoot down Smith!


Title: Re: Senate Prediction 2008
Post by: Cory Booker on July 18, 2007, 09:59:44 am
He was trailing Allen by 4 pts that's why he didn't run in 2006. Mark Warner will be a tough challenger, but it won't be that easy. And voters look at the top of the ticket, if Hillary Clinton is the nominee, her liberal voting record will have an effect on the race. Just like John Kerry's did on the senate candidates as well.


Thats not always the case.  John Kerry hurt Dems in open seats that they were defending in deep South states that Kerry lost by at least 15 points save for Florida.  Every Democratic Senate incumbent was reelected in 2004 except for Tom Daschle.  Ken Salazar was able to win an open seat in Colorado even as Kerry was losing the state by three points.  Virginia would likely be similar if Mark Warner ran.

The difference is that Kerry lost CO by 4 pts and Bush carried VA by 9 pts.

I agree that Mark Warner is much more likely an executive not a senator.



Title: Re: Senate Prediction 2008
Post by: Rawlings on July 18, 2007, 11:03:29 am

I agree with everything except for Oregon.  I think Gordie is toast!



"Gordie" is toast even though he faces no major opposition as of yet and Colorado is staying GOP? Ok.
Don't forget the kind of person Rawlings is ;)

That doesn't make any sense.  At least until Gordie gets an opponent who is not some tier above third...
Rawlings thinks Colorado is a Republican state like South Carolina or Utah, no matter what and he'd be willing to put anything ahead of his beloved home state going Democratic. That's what I was getting at.

Oh please, Fabian!  Colorado is much more conservative than Oregon and Smith has a lost a lot of his base in rural Oregon because of his stances on the war.  It's a miracle that Gordie even got re-elected in the first place in uber-liberal Oregon.

Colorado is an entirely different state.  It has a GOP registration advantage, is a consistently red state for POTUS, and will have Schaffer replacing the Senate's most conservative voting member (Allard).  It ain't Utah...but neither is it Oregon or your homestate.


Title: Re: Senate Prediction 2008
Post by: Aizen on July 18, 2007, 11:17:39 am

I agree with everything except for Oregon.  I think Gordie is toast!



"Gordie" is toast even though he faces no major opposition as of yet and Colorado is staying GOP? Ok.
Don't forget the kind of person Rawlings is ;)

That doesn't make any sense.  At least until Gordie gets an opponent who is not some tier above third...
Rawlings thinks Colorado is a Republican state like South Carolina or Utah, no matter what and he'd be willing to put anything ahead of his beloved home state going Democratic. That's what I was getting at.

Oh please, Fabian!  Colorado is much more conservative than Oregon and Smith has a lost a lot of his base in rural Oregon because of his stances on the war.  It's a miracle that Gordie even got re-elected in the first place in uber-liberal Oregon.

Colorado is an entirely different state.  It has a GOP registration advantage, is a consistently red state for POTUS, and will have Schaffer replacing the Senate's most conservative voting member (Allard).  It ain't Utah...but neither is it Oregon or your homestate.



1. Stop calling him Gordie. I mean, what the hell?
2. Stop flaunting the fact that Republicans has a narrow edge over Democrats in voter registration. Oklahoma has more reigstered Democrats than Republicans. Voter registration stats don't matter, it's the unaffiliated who decide.
3. Oregon and Colorado are not as far apart as you're making it seem. Yes, Oregon is obviously more liberal but Oregon didn't even go 52% for Kerry while Colorado didn't even go 52% for Bush.
4. Allard is the most conservastive senate member? What are you basing this on? Regardless, Allard is not popular in Colorado so that's nothing to be proud of.


Title: Re: Senate Prediction 2008
Post by: Rawlings on July 18, 2007, 11:30:41 am

I agree with everything except for Oregon.  I think Gordie is toast!



"Gordie" is toast even though he faces no major opposition as of yet and Colorado is staying GOP? Ok.
Don't forget the kind of person Rawlings is ;)

That doesn't make any sense.  At least until Gordie gets an opponent who is not some tier above third...
Rawlings thinks Colorado is a Republican state like South Carolina or Utah, no matter what and he'd be willing to put anything ahead of his beloved home state going Democratic. That's what I was getting at.

Oh please, Fabian!  Colorado is much more conservative than Oregon and Smith has a lost a lot of his base in rural Oregon because of his stances on the war.  It's a miracle that Gordie even got re-elected in the first place in uber-liberal Oregon.

Colorado is an entirely different state.  It has a GOP registration advantage, is a consistently red state for POTUS, and will have Schaffer replacing the Senate's most conservative voting member (Allard).  It ain't Utah...but neither is it Oregon or your homestate.



1. Stop calling him Gordie. I mean, what the hell?
2. Stop flaunting the fact that Republicans has a narrow edge over Democrats in voter registration. Oklahoma has more reigstered Democrats than Republicans. Voter registration stats don't matter, it's the unaffiliated who decide.
3. Oregon and Colorado are not as far apart as you're making it seem. Yes, Oregon is obviously more liberal but Oregon didn't even go 52% for Kerry while Colorado didn't even go 52% for Bush.
4. Allard is the most conservastive senate member? What are you basing this on? Regardless, Allard is not popular in Colorado so that's nothing to be proud of.


1.  You're kind of a whiner.
2. You don't think registration advantages matter?  Just because it doesn't work in your favor doesn't  mean it's not important.
3. I've lived in both.  Trust me.  They are VERY different.  The GOP always comes close in Oregon but the state is too solidly blue to turn.  I think Colorado is a parallel example for the GOP.  It's like turning the Titanic around.
4. Allard was re-elected.  You may not like him, but the people of Colorado obviously do.  And, by the way, he was rated most conservative member based upon his voting record by some group about a year ago. 


Title: Re: Senate Prediction 2008
Post by: Aizen on July 18, 2007, 11:47:00 am

I agree with everything except for Oregon.  I think Gordie is toast!



"Gordie" is toast even though he faces no major opposition as of yet and Colorado is staying GOP? Ok.
Don't forget the kind of person Rawlings is ;)

That doesn't make any sense.  At least until Gordie gets an opponent who is not some tier above third...
Rawlings thinks Colorado is a Republican state like South Carolina or Utah, no matter what and he'd be willing to put anything ahead of his beloved home state going Democratic. That's what I was getting at.

Oh please, Fabian!  Colorado is much more conservative than Oregon and Smith has a lost a lot of his base in rural Oregon because of his stances on the war.  It's a miracle that Gordie even got re-elected in the first place in uber-liberal Oregon.

Colorado is an entirely different state.  It has a GOP registration advantage, is a consistently red state for POTUS, and will have Schaffer replacing the Senate's most conservative voting member (Allard).  It ain't Utah...but neither is it Oregon or your homestate.



1. Stop calling him Gordie. I mean, what the hell?
2. Stop flaunting the fact that Republicans has a narrow edge over Democrats in voter registration. Oklahoma has more reigstered Democrats than Republicans. Voter registration stats don't matter, it's the unaffiliated who decide.
3. Oregon and Colorado are not as far apart as you're making it seem. Yes, Oregon is obviously more liberal but Oregon didn't even go 52% for Kerry while Colorado didn't even go 52% for Bush.
4. Allard is the most conservastive senate member? What are you basing this on? Regardless, Allard is not popular in Colorado so that's nothing to be proud of.


1.  You're kind of a whiner.
2. You don't think registration advantages matter?  Just because it doesn't work in your favor doesn't  mean it's not important.
3. I've lived in both.  Trust me.  They are VERY different.  The GOP always comes close in Oregon but the state is too solidly blue to turn.  I think Colorado is a parallel example for the GOP.  It's like turning the Titanic around.
4. Allard was re-elected.  You may not like him, but the people of Colorado obviously do.  And, by the way, he was rated most conservative member based upon his voting record by some group about a year ago. 


Stop being an idiot and pay attention. Oklahoma. Has. More. Registered. Democrats. Than. Republicans. That. State. Is. Not. Going. Democrat. Anytime. Soon. Your. Argument. Sucks.


The people of Colorado like Allard? I'm sorry, but you leave me no choice. I'm going to once again have to use facts on you. Allard has a 44% approval rating as of the last SUSA tracker. Allard won in 2002 for two reasons. Strickland ran a lousy campaign but more importantly, 2002 was a GREAT year for Republicans. 2008 is not going to be 2002 and Colorado Democrats have made undeniable, significant strides since 2002.


Title: Re: Senate Prediction 2008
Post by: AndrewTX on July 18, 2007, 11:50:31 am
New Hampshire, and Colorado are two states that will go Democrat in 2008,  the only thing that Schaffer will do is keep Udall from getting 60% of the vote.


Title: Re: Senate Prediction 2008
Post by: Saturday's Cab Ride Home on July 18, 2007, 11:53:12 am
Rawlings kind of sounds like the Republican equivalent to Colorado to me on Minnesota.

Although despite my obvious biases, his arguments mostly boil down to "Colorado is conservative, end of story", while mine were pointing out how very deeply flawed the points about Minnesota "trending Republican" were.


Title: Re: Senate Prediction 2008
Post by: Rawlings on July 18, 2007, 12:04:35 pm
Rawlings kind of sounds like the Republican equivalent to Colorado to me on Minnesota.

Although despite my obvious biases, his arguments mostly boil down to "Colorado is conservative, end of story", while mine were pointing out how very deeply flawed the points about Minnesota "trending Republican" were.

No.  I've given plenty of reasons.  I think the Democratic bench is obviously empty in Colorado.  The Democrats trotted out two wonderful, centrist candidates for Senate and governor and they both won against weak opponents. I don't see how that's exactly a "blude tide."

Listen, Salazar is a lot like Ben Nighthorse Campbell and Ritter is a pro-life, ex-missionary.  Those two are tailor-made for Colorado.

Also, how can you underestimate the impact of funding for the Democrats?  They bought the election last year!  Tim Gill and Pat Stryker realized that the people of Colorado wouldn't vote for their gay rights agenda and so they tried to buy it through the state government.  Last year Coloradans unexpectedly voted against gay civil unions (hardly the grist for a left-moving state, yes?).  Gill and Stryker thought they could buy that vote too (they outspent Focus on the Family 5:1).  When you give Colorado the vote, we don't vote liberal.

Finally, what I see is a wealthier, more centrist Democratic Party in Colorado that is capitalizing on Republican silliness here and in Washington.  What I don't see is any movement to the left.  Colorado voted for a pro-life, pro-business governor at the same time it voted against gay unions and for traditinoal marriage.  That's just what Colorado does.

Match the money or take away the Democrats' centrism and you have what you had in the early part of the decade: GOP dominance.  And, frankly, that's the dynamic shaping up in 2008.  Mark Udall is not a Salazar or a Ritter.  He is considerably to the left of those two and his is considerably to the left of the state, generally.  And Bob Schaffer is doing fine with fundraising and there will be more than enough money pouring into the state--for both sides.  When you put a conservative up against a liberal in Colorado, (Kerry/Bush, Strickland/Allard x 2, Owens/Schoettler, etc), the conservative wins every time.  I'm only expecting the status quo in expecting Schaffer to win.


Title: Re: Senate Prediction 2008
Post by: King Jellybean on July 18, 2007, 12:12:20 pm
yes, but the status quo is clearly changing. The state legislature are pretty strong democrats and suburban Denver voted for a liberal candidate.  Don't make me show you that map again-

(http://www.uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS/img.php?year=2004&st=CO&type=map_trend&off=0&elect=0)


Title: Re: Senate Prediction 2008
Post by: Smash255 on July 18, 2007, 04:34:10 pm
Rawlings kind of sounds like the Republican equivalent to Colorado to me on Minnesota.

Although despite my obvious biases, his arguments mostly boil down to "Colorado is conservative, end of story", while mine were pointing out how very deeply flawed the points about Minnesota "trending Republican" were.

No.  I've given plenty of reasons.  I think the Democratic bench is obviously empty in Colorado.  The Democrats trotted out two wonderful, centrist candidates for Senate and governor and they both won against weak opponents. I don't see how that's exactly a "blude tide."

Listen, Salazar is a lot like Ben Nighthorse Campbell and Ritter is a pro-life, ex-missionary.  Those two are tailor-made for Colorado.

Also, how can you underestimate the impact of funding for the Democrats?  They bought the election last year!  Tim Gill and Pat Stryker realized that the people of Colorado wouldn't vote for their gay rights agenda and so they tried to buy it through the state government.  Last year Coloradans unexpectedly voted against gay civil unions (hardly the grist for a left-moving state, yes?).  Gill and Stryker thought they could buy that vote too (they outspent Focus on the Family 5:1).  When you give Colorado the vote, we don't vote liberal.

Finally, what I see is a wealthier, more centrist Democratic Party in Colorado that is capitalizing on Republican silliness here and in Washington.  What I don't see is any movement to the left.  Colorado voted for a pro-life, pro-business governor at the same time it voted against gay unions and for traditinoal marriage.  That's just what Colorado does.

Match the money or take away the Democrats' centrism and you have what you had in the early part of the decade: GOP dominance.  And, frankly, that's the dynamic shaping up in 2008.  Mark Udall is not a Salazar or a Ritter.  He is considerably to the left of those two and his is considerably to the left of the state, generally.  And Bob Schaffer is doing fine with fundraising and there will be more than enough money pouring into the state--for both sides.  When you put a conservative up against a liberal in Colorado, (Kerry/Bush, Strickland/Allard x 2, Owens/Schoettler, etc), the conservative wins every time.  I'm only expecting the status quo in expecting Schaffer to win.


1.  ken Slazar is actually pro choice. 
2.  Bill Ritter is not conservative, he is moderate
3.  CO was only 2 points more GOP than the national average in 04, compared to 10 points more GOP than nationally in 96.  Its trending hard towards the Dems
4.  The only state which the same sex marriage ban had less support than Colorado was Arizona, a state with a much stronger ban
5.  Udall is a liberal, and granted more left than the state as a whole.  Schaffer is easily to the right of the state as a whole.  They have elected other conservatives, but again the state is more liberal now, and they also dislike those conservatives, Allard has poor numbers Bush has brutal numbers
6  Based off average $$ a week raised Udall raised more than Schaffer (about $6,000 more a week) however the biggie is he has about $2 million more in the bank.


Title: Re: Senate Prediction 2008
Post by: Alcon on July 18, 2007, 04:42:31 pm
4.  The only state which the same sex marriage ban had less support than Colorado was Arizona, a state with a much stronger ban

Oregon, South Dakota...


Title: Re: Senate Prediction 2008
Post by: King Jellybean on July 18, 2007, 05:02:51 pm
4.  The only state which the same sex marriage ban had less support than Colorado was Arizona, a state with a much stronger ban

Oregon, South Dakota...
1. South Dakota's ban was just bizzare....
2. and actually' Oregon's one was worded just the same and got .5%(55.5 to 56) more than in Colorado. That's right. Oregon hates fags more than Colorado.

That would be a funny thing- If Fred Phelps ran a anti-gay marriage campaign called "X state Hates Fags"- like "Colorado Hates Fags" or "Ohio Hates Fags" and if Eminem (before his reconciliation with Elton Jon) held rallies where he raped about hating fags.


Title: Re: Senate Prediction 2008
Post by: Alcon on July 18, 2007, 05:17:55 pm
South Dakota's was bizarre how (honest question)?  It was just restrictive and the 2006 mood in non-southern states just seemed to have shifted.  Also, Oregon's vote was in 2004.  I doubt Oregon currently opposes gay marriage more than Colorado.  It may have even failed by this point.


Title: Re: Senate Prediction 2008
Post by: King Jellybean on July 18, 2007, 05:24:26 pm
South Dakota's was bizarre how (honest question)?  It was just restrictive and the 2006 mood in non-southern states just seemed to have shifted.  Also, Oregon's vote was in 2004.  I doubt Oregon currently opposes gay marriage more than Colorado.  It may have even failed by this point.

I don't know....there seems to have been a balence forged.

In South Dakota. NO civil unions are allowed...not even for straight couples.

Also, according to Survey USA in 10/06-

Liberals and Conservatives- National average is 20-29 (according to the 2000 election)

Oregon- 21-26
Colorado- 20-29 - about a 4 point spread

Pro-Life - Pro-Choice

Oregon-  37-59
Colorado - 35-61 - about a -4 point spread.

There is also a 6 point spread between the places in party identification and indies approve of Bush slightly more in Colorado.

and Bush's approval was 38 in Oregon and 39 in Colorado.


Title: Re: Senate Prediction 2008
Post by: SPC on July 18, 2007, 09:41:50 pm
That would be a funny thing- If Fred Phelps ran a anti-gay marriage campaign called "X state Hates Fags"- like "Colorado Hates Fags" or "Ohio Hates Fags" and if Eminem (before his reconciliation with Elton Jon) held rallies where he raped about hating fags.

Wait, did he rape the fags while he talked about hating them?


Title: Re: Senate Prediction 2008
Post by: King Jellybean on July 18, 2007, 10:54:30 pm
That would be a funny thing- If Fred Phelps ran a anti-gay marriage campaign called "X state Hates Fags"- like "Colorado Hates Fags" or "Ohio Hates Fags" and if Eminem (before his reconciliation with Elton Jon) held rallies where he raped about hating fags.

Wait, did he rape the fags while he talked about hating them?

I know he raped his mom in his song... I mean rap-ed as in rap. I don't know if he was a raper or rappist.


Title: Re: Senate Prediction 2008
Post by: Northam for Governor '17 on July 31, 2007, 08:48:38 pm
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Democrats pick up seats in:
New Hampshire
Virginia (if John Warner retires)
Colorado
Minnesota
Oregon

No Republican pickups, but they come very close in Louisiana.