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« on: January 27, 2018, 10:13:01 am »

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Author's Note: No, I'm not abandoning Four More Years. This is just a fun, low-effort Timeline I'll write as a break from endless studying to exams and sinking into breakup regrets. It won't be nearly as deep, thought-out and full of plot twists as FMY, but more general and relaxed- I'll basically just report election results, maybe recap some news events, speeches, debates etc. I might do it as a Point of View Timeline, akin to Castro's wonderful Eternal Sunshine of the Democratic Mind, but again, much less detailed and complex. It'll start with the results of the 2018 midterms, which I'll begin reporting in the next post. Hope you'll enjoy it!
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« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2018, 03:40:40 pm »

I'm so here for this
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« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2018, 04:14:09 pm »

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« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2018, 04:45:51 pm »

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« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2018, 04:48:39 pm »

Ahh... I thought this was about Pete Wilson when read the headline. He was mayor of San Diego before becoming senator and later governor of California.
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« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2018, 05:37:57 pm »
« Edited: February 24, 2018, 05:39:29 pm by Parrotguy »

Elizabeth

Elizabeth was cautiously optimistic.

The American people were very dissatisfied with President Trump and, most importantly, with the Republican Party. More than a year of continuous failures, unpopular bills and increasingly outrageous controversies were taking a toll and exciting the Democratic base to go out and vote, and this was reflected well in the polls. The blue wave of 2018, they called it. Even better than 2006. Some of the most optimistic pundits even thought that they could win the Senate. Liz hoped that they were right.

Already, CNN had reported and called some races, including her own. She was one of the first Senators to give her victory speech, and did it, as agreed by the two colleagues, right before Connecticut's Chris Murphy gave his own speech. Liz turned to the TV screen, where CNN was recapping the races so far called, and uncalled:



Connecticut U.S. Senate Election (35% Reporting): DEMOCRATIC HOLD
Senator Chris Murphy (D)*- 62% ✓
Businessman Matthew Corey (R)- 36%

Delaware U.S. Senate Election (43% Reporting): DEMOCRATIC HOLD
Senator Tom Carper (D)*- 70% ✓
Businessman Chuck Boyce (R)- 27%

Florida U.S. Senate Election (44% Reporting): TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Senator Bill Nelson (D)*- 50.9%
Fmr. Governer Rick Scott (R)- 48.4%

Indiana U.S. Senate Election (56% Reporting): TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Senator Joe Donnelly (D)*- 48.8%
Fmr. U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita (R)- 48.3%

Maine U.S. Senate Election (40% Reporting): INDEPENDENT HOLD
Senator Angus King (I)*- 55% ✓
Governor Paul Lepage (R)- 34%
Teacher Zak Ringelstein (D)- 8%

Maryland U.S. Senate Election (37% Reporting): DEMOCRATIC HOLD
Senator Ben Cardin (D)*- 62 % ✓
Fmr. CIA Officer Sam Faddis (R)- 24%
Ms. Chelsea Manning (I)- 13%

Massachusetts U.S. Senate Election (36% Reporting): DEMOCRATIC HOLD
Senator Elizabeth Warren (D)*- 59% ✓
State Rep. Geoff Diehl (R)- 39%

Michigan U.S. Senate Election (33% Reporting): DEMOCRATIC HOLD
Senator Debbie Stabenow (D)*- 56% ✓
State Senator Rick Jones (R)- 42%

Mississippi U.S. Senate Election (36% Reporting): REPUBLICAN HOLD
Senator Roger Wicker (R)*- 58% ✓
State Rep. Jay Hughes Jr. (D)- 40%

Missouri U.S. Senate Election (37% Reporting): TOO CLOSE TO CALL
State Attorney General Josh Hawley (R)- 50.1%
Senator Claire McCaskill (D)*- 48.6%

New Jersey U.S. Senate Election (43% Reporting): DEMOCRATIC HOLD
U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone- 58% ✓
Fmr. State Assemblyman Jack Cittarelli (R)- 38%

Ohio U.S. Senate Election (48% Reporting): TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Senator Sherrod Brown (D)*- 52.5%
U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci (R)- 46.8%

Pennsylvania U.S. Senate Election (42% Reporting): DEMOCRATIC HOLD
Senator Bob Casey Jr. (D)*- 55% ✓
U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta (R)- 44%

Rhode Island U.S. Senate Election (35% Reporting): DEMOCRATIC HOLD
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D)*- 65% ✓
State Rep. Robert Nardolillo (R)- 31%

Tennessee U.S. Senate Election (31% Reporting): TOO CLOSE TO CALL
U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R)- 50.1%
Fmr. Governor Phil Bredesen (D)- 49.0%

Texas U.S. Senate Election (27% Reporting): TOO CLOSE TO CALL
U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D)- 51.3%
Senator Ted Cruz (R)*- 47.9%

Vermont U.S. Senate Election (46% Reporting): INDEPENDENT HOLD
Senator Bernie Sanders (I)*- 77% ✓
Fmr. State Rep. John MacGovern (R)- 21%

Virgina U.S. Senate Election (51% Reporting): DEMOCRATIC HOLD
Senator Tim Kaine (D)*- 54% ✓
County Supervisor Corey Steward (R)- 44%

West Virginia U.S. Senate Election (48% Reporting): TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Senator Joe Manchin (D)*- 49.8%
U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins (R)- 48.1%

Elizabeth observed the results critically for a few moments. It was looking pretty good. Senators Casey Jr., Stabenow and King, who were thought vulnerable, easily turned back their challengers. Tim Kaine seemed to be heading for a landslide against his madman of an opponent, with Virginia called even before much of NoVA and his own Richmond reported. Senator Nelson was doing well too, despite the scare that Rick Scott was going to unseat him. Sherrod was looking solid- Jim Renacci's Trumpian rhetoric backfired against him in an anti-Trump midterm. But the Democratic incumbents from the deep red states were worrying her- Joe Manchin seemed likely to be reelected, but Claire and Joe were clearly fighting very tough battles. She just hoped they'd be able to escape defeat, at least this time.

And there were two glimmering beacons of hope- Phil was doing shockingly well in Tennessee against that kooky Blackburn, and Beto was actually leading Cruz, though admittedly many Republican areas haven't reported yet. If one of them could win, in addition to Kyrsten and Jackie in Arizona and Nevada, and they lost only one incumbent... they could actually win the Senate. And if they won the Senate... 2020 was looking better and better.

Liz was well-aware of the rumours against her running. And she had to admit, they were not completely unfounded. Why else would she take up that assignment in the Armed Services Committee? But it's not like she wanted to be President- she just desperately wanted the next President to be a progressive. Bernie seemed to be making moves, though. She thought that he was too old, but she wouldn't run if he did. There would simply be no need. The Senator sighed and turned her eyes back to the screen. 9 p.m. was here, with polls in some important states closing.

The room erupted in cheers as CNN made three consecutive calls- New York for Kirsten, Minnesotta for Amy and New Mexico for Martin. Now it was time to wait.
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« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2018, 11:57:23 pm »

Hey, girl -- are you the Mayor of South Bend, Indiana? Because I'd gieg your Butti
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« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2018, 10:39:05 am »
« Edited: February 24, 2018, 05:39:38 pm by Parrotguy »

Kirsten

"We are now ready to call the North Dakota Senate race for incumbent Heidi Heitkamp. Heidi Heitkamp was re-elected to represent North Dakota in the U.S. Senate. This is a key hold for Democrats..."

Kirsten smiled as CNN called yet another race for a vulnerable Democrat. This night was looking better and better, and they were telling her that much of it was caused by increased turnout and enthusiasm from women- which, as a leader of that movement, could only benefit her when it's time to announce her campaign in a year or so. With Trump so weak, and a likely Democratic House, as well as a possible Senate victory, it was just a matter of winning the Democratic primary. And Kirsten Gillibrand was confident that she had a good chance.

She turned her eyes to the list of election result to see the updated list of called races.



California U.S. Senate Election (13% Reporting): DEMOCRATIC HOLD
Senator Dianne Feinstein (D)*- 59% ✓
State Senator Kevin de León (D)- 41%

Florida U.S. Senate Election (83% Reporting): DEMOCRATIC HOLD
Senator Bill Nelson (D)*- 51.2% ✓
Fmr. Governer Rick Scott (R)- 47.9%

Hawaii U.S. Senate Election (4% Reporting): DEMOCRATIC HOLD
Senator Mazie Hirrono (D)*- 91% ✓
Businesswoman Crystal Carpenter (I)- 8%

Minnesota U.S. Senate Election (49% Reporting): DEMOCRATIC HOLD
Senator Amy Klobucher (D)*- 63% ✓
State Rep. Jim Newberger (R)- 32%

Minnesota U.S. Senate Election, SPECIAL (49% Reporting): DEMOCRATIC HOLD
Senator Tina Smith (D)*- 59% ✓
Fmr. U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R)- 39%

Nebraska U.S. Senate Election (44% Reporting): REPUBLICAN HOLD
Senator Deb Fischer (R)*- 57% ✓
City Councilwoman Jane Raybould (D)- 38%

New Mexico U.S. Senate Election (39% Reporting): DEMOCRATIC HOLD
Senator Martin Heinrich (D)*- 54% ✓
Fmr. Mayor Richard Berry (R)- 45%

New York U.S. Senate Election (54% Reporting): DEMOCRATIC HOLD
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D)*- 74% ✓
Businesswoman Chele Chiavacci Farley (R)- 22%

North Dakota U.S. Senate Election (61% Reporting): DEMOCRATIC HOLD
Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D)*- 52.7% ✓
State Senator Tom Campbell (R)- 45.8%

Ohio U.S. Senate Election (88% Reporting): DEMOCRATIC HOLD
Senator Sherrod Brown (D)*- 53.9% ✓
U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci (R)- 45.2%

Utah U.S. Senate Election (38% Reporting): REPUBLICAN HOLD
Fmr. Governor Mitt Romney (R)- 69% ✓
Councilwoman Jenny Wilson (D)- 27%

Washington U.S. Senate Election (20% Reporting): DEMOCRATIC HOLD
Senator Maria Cantwell (D)*- 67% ✓
State Rep. Brad Klippert (R)- 33%

West Virginia U.S. Senate Election (94% Reporting): DEMOCRATIC HOLD
Senator Joe Manchin (D)*- 50.1% ✓
U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins (R)- 47.8%

Wisconsin U.S. Senate Election (43% Reporting): DEMOCRATIC HOLD
Senator Tammy Baldwin (D)*- 54.3% ✓
Businessman Kevin Nicholson (R)- 44.6%

Wyoming U.S. Senate Election (55% Reporting): REPUBLICAN HOLD
Senator John Barrasso (R)*- 71% ✓
Businessman Gary Tauner (D)- 27%

Joe Manchin, Tammy Baldwin, Sherrod Brown, Heidi Heitkamp and Bill Nelson, all kept their seats. And these were only the called races. What really interested Kirsten, and most likely any other political watcher, were the races left uncalled:

Arizona U.S. Senate Election (37% Reporting): TOO EARLY TO CALL
U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema- 52.8%
Fmr. Sheriff Joe Arpaio (R)- 39.2%
Fmr. Chairman Robert Graham (R-I)- 7.7%

Indiana U.S. Senate Election (98% Reporting): TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Senator Joe Donnelly (D)*- 48.6%
Fmr. U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita (R)- 48.5%

Missouri U.S. Senate Election (88% Reporting): TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Senator Claire McCaskill (D)*- 49.2%
State Attorney General Josh Hawley (R)- 48.9%

Montana U.S. Senate Election (40% Reporting): TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Senator Jon Tester (D)*- 51.6%
State Audito Matthew Rosendale (R)- 45.2%

Nevada U.S. Senate Election (36% Reporting): TOO CLOSE TO CALL
U.S. Rep. Jackie Rosen (D)- 49.9%
Senator Dean Heller (R)*- 48.5%

Tennessee U.S. Senate Election (89% Reporting): TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Fmr. Governor Phil Bredesen (D)- 49.5%
U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R)- 49.3%

Texas U.S. Senate Election (85% Reporting): TOO CLOSE TO CALL
U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D)- 49.4%
Senator Ted Cruz (R)*- 49.4%

In Arizona, Kyrsten seemed assured a victory. The Senator from New York noted the "too early", rather than "too close", label. Meanwhile, Montana and Nevada also seemed like solid ground for Jon and Jackie. The only truly worrying places were, for Kirsten, Missouri, Tennessee and Texas. Indiaia... it was very close, but the time was running out for Todd Rokita to catch up. She hoped that she was right.
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« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2018, 01:05:53 pm »

>Those TX & TN results

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« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2018, 12:42:20 pm »
« Edited: February 24, 2018, 05:39:57 pm by Parrotguy »

Tim

Well, darn it, Texas isn't going to happen, right?

Tim was watching the results of the night with interest. Despite leading very late into the count, Beto's numbers were steadily worsening as the last prescints started reporting, and that slimy Cruz seemed to be running away with the race. His own race wasn't of much interest anymore- with 99% reporting, Virginia went 65%-33% for him against his joke of a Republican challenger. But the other races were, indeed, interesting. It looked like the Democrats just might reclaim the Senate tonight, and he was happy about it.

Still, I could've been Vice President right now, Tim thought for the umpteenth time that night. But he had to remind himself that if he had been the Vice President, the night would probably have looked much bleaker. So at least there was that, with Trump's disastrous Presidency. Tim lost the chance to be Vice President, of course, and he doubted he could become President. That was it. He didn't even want to. Though, the words of his fellow Senator, Mark, kept coming into his mind: "I lost my chance when I didn't run in 2008, Tim, but you could yet bring sensible Virginian governing into the White House... Think about it, Tim, you have the name recognition and you'd be surprised by the amount of people you could appeal to. Terry won't win the primary, as much as I like him, but you could. Think about it."

A CNN alert woke Tim up from his thoughts, and he turned sharply to look at the screen. Then, he had to stop himself from cursing loudly.

"We have a major call to make," Anderson Cooper proclaimed ceremoniously, "Texas Senator Ted Cruz has been reelected. I repeat, we can call the Texas Senate race for incumbent Ted Cruz. This joins the recently called races in Montana and Arizona, and leaves only four uncalled Senate races. A big sigh of relief for Texas Republicans..."

Texas U.S. Senate Election (97% Reporting): REPUBLICAN HOLD
Senator Ted Cruz (R)*- 49.8% ✓
U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D)- 48.7%

Arizona U.S. Senate Election (73% Reporting): DEMOCRATIC GAIN
U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema- 54.1% ✓
Fmr. Sheriff Joe Arpaio (R)- 36.5%
Fmr. Chairman Robert Graham (R-I)- 8.6%

Montana U.S. Senate Election (66% Reporting): DEMOCRATIC HOLD
Senator Jon Tester (D)*- 52.3% ✓
State Audito Matthew Rosendale (R)- 45.8%

Disturbed by the result, Tim turned to look at the rest of the races in his campaign manager's laptop, hoping to see something encouraging.



Indiana U.S. Senate Election (98% Reporting): TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Senator Joe Donnelly (D)*- 48.7%
Fmr. U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita (R)- 48.7%

Missouri U.S. Senate Election (94% Reporting): TOO CLOSE TO CALL
State Attorney General Josh Hawley (R)- 49.3%
Senator Claire McCaskill (D)*- 49.0%

Nevada U.S. Senate Election (54% Reporting): TOO CLOSE TO CALL
U.S. Rep. Jackie Rosen (D)- 50.7%
Senator Dean Heller (R)*- 48.2%

Tennessee U.S. Senate Election (93% Reporting): TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Fmr. Governor Phil Bredesen (D)- 49.6%
U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R)- 49.4%

The tension in the room seemed to be growing. Claire wasn't in a good shape, while Phil and Joe were in very dangerous positions. The night was not quite done yet.
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« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2018, 01:27:05 pm »

I'm going to predict that MO is an R pickup and TN is a D pickup.
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« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2018, 01:36:41 pm »
« Edited: February 24, 2018, 05:40:14 pm by Parrotguy »

Chuck

The room erupted in cheers as the AP called Nevada for Jackie Rosen, another gain for them. Of course, it didn't come as a surprise to Chuck- the numbers were heavily suggested that. He patted Harry Reid, who came to participate in the watch party, on the shoulder.

Nevada U.S. Senate Election (63% Reporting): DEMOCRATIC GAIN
U.S. Rep. Jackie Rosen (D)- 50.6% ✓
Senator Dean Heller (R)*- 48.1%

However, Chuck still wasn't quite calm. The last three races were very tight, and it looked like the future of his political career was balanced on the edge of a dagger. It seemed like as the minutes went by, the tension just grew impossibly higher. He could see Kirsten's leg fidgeting. It was officially her night, her watch party, considering she was running for reelection. But no one doubted that she would win- her night, or so she hoped, would come in November 3rd, 2020. Tonight, it was Chuck's night. Tonight he might finally become Majority Leader. He jumped as another alert came on the TV screen. CNN were calling another race.

"We have another call, Wolf, and it's a historic one- Phil Bredesen has won the Senate race in the state where he once served as a popular Governor. I repeat, Former governor Bredesen has defeated Representative Marsha Blackburn in Tennessee's Senate race, and will succeed the retiring Senator Bob Corker in the U.S. Senate, becoming the first Democrat to win a Senate seat in the state since Al Gore in 1990."

Tennessee U.S. Senate Election (97% Reporting): DEMOCRATIC GAIN
Fmr. Governor Phil Bredesen (D)- 49.8% ✓
U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R)- 49.1%

Cheers filled the room again, and this time, Chuck joined them. In 2016, no one expected the Democrats to actually win Tennessee's Senate seat in 2018. Hell, even when Phil announced in 2017, they gave him very slim chances. But Blackburn's gaffe-filled campaign and Bredesen's popularity did her in. Now, Chuck would almost certainly become Majority Leader, he thought...

Another alert interrupted his wistful thoughts. And this time, with bad news.

"We can now call another race..." Anderson Cooper's voice boomed forbodingly. "Missouri State Attorney General Josh Hawley has won the Senate race there, unseating incumbent Senator Claire McCaskill..."

Missouri U.S. Senate Election (98% Reporting): REPUBLICAN GAIN
State Attorney General Josh Hawley (R)- 49.3% ✓
Senator Claire McCaskill (D)*- 49.1%

Chuck's heart sank. Claire was a good, loyal Senator, and a useful asset. Now she would be replaced by a Republican, and Chuck once again felt anxiety. He looked at the numbers for the last race, in Indiana, and got a major scare.

Indiana U.S. Senate Election (99% Reporting): TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Fmr. U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita (R)- 48.76%
Senator Joe Donnelly (D)*- 48.74%

Rokita is leading?! He cursed under his breath. This was bad news. Very bad news. if Joe Donnelly lost reelection, Mike Pence's tie-breaking vote would keep Republicans in the majority. Not good, not good, not good... Suddenly, the numbers changed again. The last prescints were finishing their reports, and soon there will be nothing left. The first state to report its results would be the last state to call its Senate race.

Indiana U.S. Senate Election (99% Reporting): TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Senator Joe Donnelly (D)*- 48.765%
Fmr. U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita (R)- 48.763%

"This is it, folks, the compositon of the Senate will be decided in the coming minutes..." Wolf Blitzer declared dramatically. Chuck held his breath. The entire fate of the Senate, in the end of a few Hoosiers.

And then the alert came.

"We can now call Indiana's Senate race... Democratic incumbent Joe Donnelly has won re-election, by a few hundred votes! I repeat, Democrat Joe Donnelly won re-election in Indiana, and with this result, we can make a key call- Democrats will hold the majority in the next Senate!"

Indiana U.S. Senate Election (100% Reporting): DEMOCRATIC HOLD
Senator Joe Donnelly (D)*- 48.766% ✓
Fmr. U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita (R)- 48.762%

The cheering in the room was deafening now, and everyone flocked to Chuck, hugging and congratulating him. "Now you can smile, Chuck," Harry told him, "never smile before the enemy is crushed and you know you've won the battle. You've won."

Chuck Schumer allowed himself to smile. He was the Senate Majority Leader.



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Democratic Majority: 51 Seats (Leader: Chuck Schumer)
Democrats: 49 Seats Image Link (+3, -1)
Independents (Caucusing with the Democrats): 2 Seats Image Link (+-0)



Republican Minority: 49 Seats (Leader: Mitch McConnell)
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« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2018, 03:07:59 pm »

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« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2018, 09:50:32 pm »

Recount in Indiana? The vote percentages indicate a margin of 100 or less.
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« Reply #14 on: January 30, 2018, 12:33:13 am »

yeah we are at recount territory for Indiana also I really hope election night goes like that in november
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« Reply #15 on: January 30, 2018, 01:40:05 pm »

Recount in Indiana? The vote percentages indicate a margin of 100 or less.

Yes, there will be a recount and Donnelly will win it. I won't cover it since it's more of a "broad strokes" TL- I won't get much into the more intricate details, that's reserved for FMY.
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« Reply #16 on: January 30, 2018, 02:38:19 pm »
« Edited: March 08, 2018, 04:59:40 am by Parrotguy »

Gavin Pt. 1

Governor-Elect Gavin Newsome was satisfied.

He was finally, after all these years, the Governor of the most populated state in the country, and possibly one of the most powerful men in Amercica. After Jerry's return frustrated his ambitions, and after he waited 8 whole years in the dullest job on earth, he could finally assume the position he so craved.

Oh, and the Democrats picked up 9 Governor's mansions. Gavin turned to look at the screen again, where the very eye-pleasing results were displayed.



State of the U.S. State Governorships:
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Republican Party- 22 Image Link (-11)
Independents- 1 Image Link (+-0)
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« Reply #17 on: January 30, 2018, 02:38:54 pm »
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Gavin Pt. 2

Results of the 2018 Gubernatorial Elections

Alabama Gubernatorial Election: REPUBLICAN HOLD
Governor Kay Ivey (R)*- 51.7% ✓
Mayor Walter Maddox (D)- 47.1%

Alaska Gubernatorial Election: INDEPENDENT HOLD
Governor Bill Walker (I)*- 52.0% ✓
State Rep. Mike Chenault (R)- 44.4%

Arizona Gubernatorial Election: REPUBLICAN HOLD
Governor Doug Ducey (R)*- 50.3% ✓
State Senator Steve Farley (D)- 49.1%

Arkansas Gubernatorial Election: REPUBLICAN HOLD
Governor Asa Hutchinson (R)*- 61.4% ✓
Fmr. Exec. Director Jared Henderson (D)- 37.5%

California Gubernatorial Election: DEMOCRATIC HOLD
Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom (D)- 67.6% ✓
Fmr. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D)- 32.4%

Colorado Gubernatorial Election: DEMOCRATIC HOLD
U.S. Rep. Jared Polis (D)- 53.3% ✓
State Treasurer Walker Stapleton (R)- 45.4%

Connecticut Gubernatorial Election: DEMOCRATIC HOLD
Businessman Ned Lamont (D)- 49.8% ✓
State Rep. Prasad Srinivasan (R)- 48.9%

Florida Gubernatorial Election: DEMOCRATIC GAIN
Fmr. U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham (D)- 50.7% ✓
Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam (R)- 49.1%

Georgia Gubernatorial Election: REPUBLICAN HOLD
Lt. Governor Casey Cagle (R)- 51.0% ✓
State Rep. Stacey Abrams (D)- 48.4%

Hawaii Gubernatorial Election: DEMOCRATIC HOLD
Governor David Ige (D)*- 60.4% ✓
State Rep. Andria Tupola (R)- 37.8%

Idaho Gubernatorial Election: REPUBLICAN HOLD
Lt. Governor Brad Little (R)- 60.7% ✓
State Rep. Paulette Jordan (D)- 38.2%

Illinois Gubernatorial Election: REPUBLICAN HOLD
Governor Bruce Rauner (R)*- 41.6% ✓
Venture Capitalist J. B. Pritzker (D)- 40.8%
Alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa (G)- 12.9%
State Sen. Sam McCann (C)- 4.0%

Iowa Gubernatorial Election: DEMOCRATIC GAIN
Union Leader Cathy Glasson (D)- 50.2% ✓
Governor Kim Reynolds (R)*- 48.4%

Kansas Gubernatorial Election: DEMOCRATIC GAIN
Sec. of Agriculture Josh Svaty (D)- 42.7% ✓
Sec. of State Kris Kobach (R)- 36.9%
Businessman Greg Orman (I)- 20.3%

Maine Gubernatorial Election: DEMOCRATIC GAIN
Attorney General Janet Mills (D)- 38.2% ✓
Fmr. Health Commissioner Mary Mayhew (R)- 36.6%
State Treasurer Terry Hayes (I)- 16.5%
Mayor John Jenkins (I)- 6.4%

Maryland Gubernatorial Election: REPUBLICAN HOLD
Governor Larry Hogan (R)- 50.1% ✓
Fmr. NAACP President Ben Jealous (D)- 48.9%

Massachusetts Gubernatorial Election: REPUBLICAN HOLD
Governor Charlie Baker (R)- 58.6% ✓
Fmr. Mayor Setti Warren (D)- 40.7%

Michigan Gubernatorial Election: DEMOCRATIC GAIN
Fmr. State Senator Gretchen Whitmer (D)- 52.5% ✓
Attorney General Bill Schutte (R)- 46.5%

Minnesota Gubernatorial Election: DEMOCRATIC HOLD
U.S. Rep. Tim Walz (D)- 54.2% ✓
County Commissioner Jeff Johnson (R)- 45.4%

Nebraska Gubernatorial Election: DEMOCRATIC GAIN
State Senator Bob Krist (D)- 49.6% ✓
Governor Pete Ricketts (R)*- 49.1%

Nevada Gubernatorial Election: DEMOCRATIC GAIN
County Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani (D)- 50.9% ✓
Attorney General Adam Laxalt (R)- 48.5%

New Hampshire Gubernatorial Election: DEMOCRATIC GAIN
Author Stefany Shaheen (D)- 50.2% ✓
Governor Chris Sununu (R)*- 49.1%

New Mexico Gubernatorial Election: DEMOCRATIC GAIN
U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D)- 55.0% ✓
U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce (R)- 43.9%

New York Gubernatorial Election: DEMOCRATIC HOLD
Governor Andrew Cuomo (D)*- 57.4% ✓
State Assemblyman Brian Kolb (R)- 38.3%
Mr. Larry Sharpe (L)- 3.2%

Ohio Gubernatorial Election: DEMOCRATIC GAIN
Fmr. CFPB Director Richard Cordray (D)- 50.1% ✓
Attorney General Mike Dewine (R)- 49.7%

Oklahoma Gubernatorial Election: REPUBLICAN HOLD
Mayor Mick Cornett (R)- 53.2% ✓
Fmr. Attorney General Drew Edmondson (D)- 46.4%

Oregon Gubernatorial Election: DEMOCRATIC HOLD
Governor Kate Brown (D)*- 58.6% ✓
State Rep. Knute Buehler (R)- 41.0%

Pennsylvania Gubernatorial Election: DEMOCRATIC HOLD
Governor Tom Wolf (D)*- 52.8% ✓
State Senator Scott Wagner (R)- 46.7%

Rhode Island Gubernatorial Election: DEMOCRATIC HOLD
Fmr. Governor Lincoln Chafee (D)- 49.7% ✓
Mayor Allan Fung (R)- 48.9%

South Carolina Gubernatorial Election: REPUBLICAN HOLD
Governor Henry McMaster (R)*- 53.7% ✓
State Rep. James Smith (D)- 46.1%

South Dakota Gubernatorial Election: REPUBLICAN HOLD
U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem (R)- 57.6% ✓
State Senator Billie Sutton (D)- 41.8%

Tennessee Gubernatorial Election: REPUBLICAN HOLD
U.S. Rep. Diane Black (R)- 50.4% ✓
Fmr. Mayor Karl Dean (D)- 49.2%

Texas Gubernatorial Election: REPUBLICAN HOLD
Governor Greg Abbott (R)*- 52.9% ✓
Fmr. Sherriff Lupe Valdez (D)- 46.6%

Vermont Gubernatorial Election: REPUBLICAN HOLD
Governor Phil Scott (R)*- 70.9% ✓
Middle School Student Ethan Sonneborn (D)- 27.3%

Wisconsin Gubernatorial Election: DEMOCRATIC GAIN
State Superintendent Tony Evers (D)- 52.5% ✓
Governor Scott Walker (R)*- 47.2%

Wyoming Gubernatorial Election: REPUBLICAN HOLD
State Treasurer Mark Gordon (R)- 53.3% ✓
Fmr. State Rep. Mary Throne (D)- 46.4%

The results definitely painted a rosey picture for Democrats, the Governor-Elect pondered. Sure, there were some blunders J. B.'s embarrassing loss in Illinois or Stacey's inability to win a key race in Georgia, but mostly, Democrats exceeded expectations- they created two new Alaskas in Nebraska and Kansas, they won a surprise victory in Iowa, they finally won the Governor's Mansion in Florida, and they unseated a hated incumbent in Wisconsin. Things were looking good for 2020. Maybe too good.

Sure, Gavin didn't want Trump to win four more years. But still, he had an uneasy feeling that a Democrat winning in 2020 would seriously harm his ambitions... 2024 would be out of the game, and then in 2028 he would be running for a third Democratic term, and maybe even a third Californian term. He briefly pondered running in 2020 himself, but that would go nowhere. Californians would be furious at him and voters would see him as opportunistic.

Gavin sighed. Whatever the case, he might as well get himself in a good relationship with the next President, maybe it would help him in 2028. He pressed the office phone's button. "Get me on the line with Kamala Harris, please."
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« Reply #18 on: January 30, 2018, 03:08:56 pm »

Good stuff
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« Reply #19 on: January 30, 2018, 03:45:12 pm »

I could always tell that Governor-Elect Matthew McConaughey saw himself as president
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« Reply #20 on: January 30, 2018, 08:48:10 pm »

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« Reply #21 on: January 31, 2018, 12:14:05 am »

You forgot one thing, David Ige won’t be the Dem nominee in Hawaii. Colleen Hanabusa is the presumptive nominee.
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You forgot one thing, David Ige won’t be the Dem nominee in Hawaii. Colleen Hanabusa is the presumptive nominee.

He's running, isn't he? That means that he could be the nominee in an alternate Timeline.
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« Reply #23 on: January 31, 2018, 06:32:41 am »
« Edited: December 21, 2018, 08:57:24 am by Parrotguy »

Paul

"Future Minority Leader Paul Ryan has said this morning that he 'congratulates' future Speaker Pelosi for her victory", Dana Bash proclaimed on the office's TV screen, "and that Republicans are ready to keep working for the American people in a bipartisan, but principled manner."

Minority Leader Paul Ryan. Minority Leader Paul Ryan. Minority Leader Paul Ryan. "Dammit, that title sucks," Paul cursed aloud to no one in particular. The office was empty anyway- the Speaker's office, he was reminded again, that he would have to give to Nancy soon enough.

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Composition of the U.S. House of Representatives:
Democratic Party: 243 Image Link (+49)
Republcian Party: 192 Image Link (-49)

New House Leadership:
House Speaker: Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
House Majority Leader: Tim Ryan (D-OH)
House Majority Whip: Steny Hoyer (D-MD)

House Minority Leader: Paul Ryan (R-WI)
House Minority Whip: Steve Scalise (R-LA)


Paul sighed. So be it- at least now he could lead from the opposition, rally Republicans and generally just blame Democrats for the dysfunction. Mitch seemed to be enjoying it until 2014. Let Trump and the Democrats drown in each other's mud- he's probably going to lose in 2020 anyway, and then they'd have their fun combatting the new Democratic President, and come 2022 he'd be Speaker again.

Who knows, maybe they could elect an actual conservative in 2024, and then start ushering in true change. Fantasies of privatizing medicare and social security ran through his mind, and brought a smile to his face. Something good might come out of this terrible election after all.
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« Reply #24 on: January 31, 2018, 04:34:53 pm »

This is great.
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