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« Reply #75 on: November 18, 2010, 01:49:52 am »
« edited: November 18, 2010, 02:15:03 pm by Attorney-General MilesC56 »

Yes, I agree opinions should be kept out of timelines. However, from time to time, my personal views may come across. But overall, I'll try to keep it pretty unbiased.


...I took the 'xenophobic' out of the Jindal post!

I even took down my signature, just to show how unbiased I am!!
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« Reply #76 on: November 18, 2010, 03:17:50 am »
« Edited: November 18, 2010, 03:46:49 am by Attorney-General MilesC56 »

23 SEPTEMBER 2011

As the 2012 political season kicks into gear, more incumbents announce their retirement and more candidates formally announce their intentions...




"By next year, I will have served 24 years in the Senate; while my 24 years as a Senator from Wisconsin have been productive and gratifying, I regret to say that I will not be up for reelection to a 5th term. I believe that, due to the unique political circumstances in my home state and my need to spend more time on other endeavors, such as my family and the affairs of my great team, the Milwaukee Bucks, I finally feel that it is time to bring closure to my legislative career. Hence, I will join Senator Nelson of Florida as one of the outgoing members of this Congress.
 Of course, during the campaign season, I will support 100% and endorse the Democratic candidate; I hope that candidate will be an independent-minded and distinguished citizen of Wisconsin who has a proven record of standing up for what he believes in, regardless of the political costs.  The state of Wisconsin has sent some great Senators to Washington and I hope that as time goes on, I will be remembered as one of the. While the Republican party saw a resurgence in Wisconsin this year, I know that that Wisconsin is, at its core, a center-left state and I am confident that its citizens will have the good judgment to elected a Senator who will continue my work."






"After 18 great years of serving the people of California in the Senate, I will not be seeking reelection in 2012. During most of my life, I have served the California in one capacity or another. I have had setbacks, such as my ill-fated 1990 campaign for Governor, and I have had good times, like my 2006 landslide victory and more recently my management of my friend Barbara Boxer’s 2010 reelection campaign. I feel that Barbara and I have accomplished much over our 18 years in the Senate on behalf of the people of California. I have spent my career fighting for economic prosperity, social justice, women’s advancement and environmental conservation. Having served under the great times of the Clinton Administration and the darker days of the Bush years and finally under President Obama, my experience tells me that better days are ahead of America as a country. I will be spending the remaining year of my term finishing projects and I will be on the campaign trail for California Democrats."





"Today, as the 2012 political landscape is beginning to take shape, I have examined my own electoral prospects. After careful consideration and consulting with my family, I have decided to launch another bid for US Senate; my aim is to replace outgoing Senator Bill Nelson. In 2010, I watched as Florida elected one of the most extreme candidates in its history, Marco Rubio; since then, Senator Rubio has pursued his partisan agenda in the Senate and he has put the people of our state second.  For the past two years, I have been encouraged by many people not to end my political career.

Insanity is doing the same thing over and expecting a new result. Hence, because Rubio greatly benefitted from a split Democratic vote in 2010, I will be running as Democrat. As a moderate, I have been struggling to find a foothold in our increasingly partisan political scene. The Republicans have moved far to right and there is little room for Independent candidates. Thus, I am hoping that the Democratic Party will embrace my political moderation and common-sense approach to politics. As your governor, I fought both parties and made many enemies, but I delivered results for Florida by putting people ahead of the normal politics of Tallahassee. If elected to the Senate, I will do the same in Washington. The people of Florida need a champion for their interests in the Senate and as your Senator, I will always put the needs of the Sunshine State ahead of any ideological agenda or special interest groups."





Former Congresswoman Dina Titus, flanked by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, announces her candidacy for the Senate seat currently held by John Ensign.

“Today, I have decided after much consideration that I will be running for Senate. As a Congresswoman, I helped to steer things such as employment incentives, energy funding and education dollars towards Nevada. After a year a brief hiatus from politics, I have decided to throw may hat back in. For twenty-four years, Senator Reid has been driving Nevada forward; he has used his vast clout in the Senate to make sure the Nevada is on a level playing field with the rest of the nation. As your Senator, I will help Reid bring Nevada back from the brink and work for prosperity both at the state and national levels. I have watched Senator Ensign put his extravagant personal musings before the needs of our state. I’ve been through lots of rough battles before, but this time, I know we can win! ”

Titus is immediately endorsed by Reid.



“After months of carefully considering my future plans, I have decided that I will be Republican candidate for Senate in 2012 from Connecticut. I learned many things during the course of my 2010 campaign; I will undoubtedly use those lessons in this upcoming campaign season. Connecticut faces a flip-flopping political chameleon who has been Washington for decades. His name is Joe Lieberman. During his time in the Senate, he has looked out for only himself while the people of our state, and to a great extent, our country, has suffered. Now he hopes by simply switching parties, his constituents will forget about his abysmal record. Not if I can help it. As Republicans, as citizens of Connecticut, I know that we can do better than Senator Lieberman.  I have spent my time talking with the people of our and state and I feel they must me adequately represented in the Senate. Thus, I hope to be Connecticut’s next Senator.”

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« Reply #77 on: November 18, 2010, 11:02:52 am »

Go Crist and Go Feingold. I would prefer ross miller over titus Wink
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« Reply #78 on: November 18, 2010, 11:43:21 am »

Go Crist and Go Feingold. I would prefer ross miller over titus Wink

Reid's seat will be open in 2016...Miller might just run then Smiley
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« Reply #79 on: November 18, 2010, 05:35:03 pm »

Go Crist and Go Feingold. I would prefer ross miller over titus Wink

Reid's seat will be open in 2016...Miller might just run then Smiley

Ok. Titus is a good candidate, too
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« Reply #80 on: November 18, 2010, 10:02:57 pm »

Titus 2012!!!
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« Reply #81 on: November 19, 2010, 03:52:59 am »

26 SEPTEMBER 2011

Critical Insights: Maine Republican Primary Poll

In a Republican Primary would you vote for Senator Olympia Snowe, or State Senator Chandler Woodcock?

Snowe-38%
Woodcock-49%
Unsure-13%

In a Republican Primary would you vote for Senator Olympia Snowe, or businessman Scott D'Amboise ?

Snowe-37%
D'Amboise-53%
Unsure-10%

Do you approve of the job Olympia Snowe is doing as a US Senator?

Yes-35%
No-59%

Do you approve of the job Susan Collins is doing as a US Senator?

Yes-37%
No-57%

Do you approve of the job Paul LePage is doing as a Governor?

Yes-62%
No-29%



Quinnipiac University-Maine Republican Poll

Would you vote to reelect Olympia Snowe over a more conservative primary challenger?

Yes-32%
No-59%

Do you think Olympia Snowe belongs in the Republican or Democratic party?

Republican-29%
Democratic-64%

Do you approve of the job Olympia Snowe is doing as a US Senator?

Yes-36%
No-61%

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« Reply #82 on: November 19, 2010, 06:09:26 am »

Ugh. Why is the Maine tea Prty so awful, in terms of candidates? Sad

Looking forward to two things: more on the 2011 elections, and more candidate declarations. Cheesy
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« Reply #83 on: November 19, 2010, 10:24:24 am »

continue please!
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« Reply #84 on: November 19, 2010, 03:40:15 pm »

1 OCTOBER 2011

In Kentucky, both sides are aggressively campaigning. Governor Steve Beshear has hosted campaign events with Bill Clinton and Ben Chandler. On the other side, both of Kentucky's Republican Senators have gone to bat for their parties's nominee, David Williams.





While Williams has tried to tie the governor to the unpopular Obama, Beshear has run a campaign focusing on local and state issues. Beshear points out that he has helped bring fiscal balance to the state and reminds voters that he has actually lowered taxes; he also emphasizes his record as a fiscal and social moderate. Despite Williams' attacks, Beshear is holding up well in the polls, and going into October, it seems unlikely that the Republicans will pick up enough momentum to oust him.



Survey USA-Kentucky Poll (10/1-10/3)

Do you approve of the job Steve Beshear is doing as governor?

Yes-56%
No-40%

This November, will you vote for Democratic Governor Steve Beshear or Republican David Williams?

Beshear-54%
Williams-42%

Generally speaking, do you think Beshear is too conservative, too liberal, or about right?

Too conservative-17%
Too liberal-23%
About right-50%

Do you approve of President Barack Obama?

Yes-34%
No-59%

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« Reply #85 on: November 19, 2010, 04:27:40 pm »

It's looking good for Beshear.
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« Reply #86 on: November 19, 2010, 06:07:30 pm »

beshear is the best kentucky electorate could vote for.
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« Reply #87 on: November 19, 2010, 06:08:20 pm »

I don't often read tls, but this is definitely my favourite one out of those I've had time to read. Good job.
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« Reply #88 on: November 20, 2010, 02:12:58 am »

5 OCTOBER 2011



"After a hard-fought campaign for Governor in 2010, my friends, we came up short. In those past months I have been thinking about the people of New York. They have been shortchanged by the Democrats who dominate our state and national government. We as Americans deserve better! I figure that if I can't help then as governor, I will represent them in the Senate. Long story short, I will be challenging liberal Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand for her Senate seat next year. As a Senator, Gillibrand has not cast votes thinking about her constituents. She only votes how Chuck Schumer tells her to! I hope that you will join my campaign, as I will be the candidate who best represents the people of New York. I will take my conservative principles to the Senate to stand up to the status quo. We had a great effort in 2010 and we can win in 2012 too!"
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« Reply #89 on: November 20, 2010, 02:57:13 am »

9 OCTOBER 2011


Siena Research Institute- New York  Poll

(taken from 10/6-10/9)

Summary:

Both of New York's Democratic Senators and its Democratic Governor all remain very well-liked; each of them posts an approval margin of +20 or better. Kirsten Gillibrand goes into 2012 looking very strong against her only announced opponent, Republican Carl Paladino; she posts an impressive 37-point lead. Paladino is a very weak candidate; by a better than 2-to-1 margin, voters hold an unfavorable view of him. To see how a more moderate Republican would fare against Gillibrand, we replaced Paladino with Congressman Chris Lee. Lee only does slightly better than Paladino and would still trail by a wide margin. To say the least, Paladino, or any Republican, will have a very steep climb to unseat the popular Gillibrand.



Do you approve or disapprove of Kirsten Gillibrand's performance in the Senate?

Approve-57%
Disapprove-32%

Do you approve or disapprove of Chuck Schumer's performance in the Senate?

Approve-66%
Disapprove-26%

Do you have a favorable or unfavorable view of Carl Paladino?

Favorable-29%
Unfavorable-62%

Do you approve of Governor Cuomo's performance?

Yes-56%
No-36%

In the 2012 Senate election, would you support Kirsten Gillibrand (D) or Carl Paladino(R)?

Gillibrand(D)-63%
Paladino(R)-26%

In the 2012 Senate election, would you support Kirsten Gillibrand (D) or Chris Lee(R)?

Gillibrand-59%
Lee-29%

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« Reply #90 on: November 20, 2010, 08:34:24 am »

LoL Paladino
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« Reply #91 on: November 20, 2010, 10:19:54 pm »

Crazy Carl is back. Nice work, Miles.
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« Reply #92 on: November 20, 2010, 10:23:31 pm »

Jimmy McMillan should run instead.
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« Reply #93 on: November 21, 2010, 09:46:16 am »

Jimmy McMillan should run instead.

The rent is too damn high!
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« Reply #94 on: November 21, 2010, 12:51:05 pm »

Yay! Go Crazy Carl!
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« Reply #95 on: November 22, 2010, 08:54:39 pm »

Oh, God, he returns. x_x
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« Reply #96 on: November 23, 2010, 11:58:09 pm »

Paladino is Batsh*T crazy !  He's back? What did Cuomo not wipe the floor with him strong enough to convince him New York is not the right state for his politics? He should consider running in the deep south.

However with that being said its fun to watch the rightwing wackos like Paladino O'Donnell and drum roll please.....The queen Sharron Angle ! I hope she makes a return!
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« Reply #97 on: November 26, 2010, 12:57:16 am »

7 OCTOBER 2011




"It is with the greatest seriousness and dedication, and after much contemplation, that I have decided to seek the Republican nomination for the 2012 Presidential Election. I feel that I stand on a solid record of conservative values and experience that I feel uniquely qualifies me to be President of this great nation. As Speaker of the House, I stood up to radical left and big-government, tax-and-spend liberals. These individuals wanted to turn our precious republic into a communist state; again and again, the voters have rejected this. The conservative movement that I spearheaded in 1994 continues to resonate with everyday Americans, as seen by the rapid rise of the Tea Party. In 1994, the people of America took their country back from the brink of socialism. Unfortunately, much of the conservative gains of 1994 have been lost. Instead, these past few years have been dominated by bid-spending, government-loving Democrats and Republicans. This is why I have decided to run for the Presidency. In 2012, with a Gingrich Presidency, conservatism will make a comeback and it will save our Republic!"
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« Reply #98 on: November 26, 2010, 01:33:21 am »
« Edited: November 26, 2010, 01:54:48 am by IDS Legislator MilesC56 »

10 OCTOBER 2011

PPP Report: Obama vs Gingrich, first look

Summary:

Despite Obama's approvals in the mid-40's, Newt Gingrich starts out with roughly a 90-electoral vote disadvantage. Gingrich would essentially put some swing states, like Florida, Ohio and Virginia, back into play and out of the Republican column. Most notably, Obama would likely see the rust-belt states 'come back' to him. Based on favorables, Gingrich isn't entirely apealing; outside of white conservative voters, he has very limited appeal.

PPP National Poll

(taken 10/7-10/09)

Do you approve of Barack Obama's performance as President?

Yes-45%
No-49%

You have a favorable view of Newt Gingrich?

Yes-36%
No-53%

Do you consider Newt Gingrich to be a man of moral integrity?

Yes-35%
No-51%

If the candidates fro President in 2012 were Democrat Barack Obama or Republican Newt Gingrich, who would you vote for?

Obama-46%
Gingrich-39%




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« Reply #99 on: November 26, 2010, 05:09:49 am »

Newt what a joke. Almost as big a joke as Palin. Except Newt has a few more brain cells. Not much but a few more then Palin. I pity the GOP if eithier were to get nominated.
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