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Posts Tagged ‘Campaign 2014’

… It was Not Even Close [#Cassidy – Landrieu]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,December 12th,2014

.. well , Campaign 2014 is finally over …

.. they had the runoff in Louisiana on Saturday …

.. and Mary Landrieu got her butt kicked …

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt.org]..
.. [link] to the blog news report …

.. Bill Cassidy won going away . He won 56.5% to 43.5% over Senator Landrieu . Yea , it was not even that close . It was only slight closer , though , than the polls were predicting …

.. now the GOP majority in the US Senate is officially up to 54 . It makes the DemoCraps ‘ task in 2016 that much harder of recapturing the majority , espsecially if several important incumbents retire …

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… Martha McSally should Survive [#Arizona 2]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,December 11th,2014

.. retired Air Force fighter pilot Martha McSally is clinging to about a 200 vote lead in her congressional race against incumbent Congresscritter Ron Barber …

.. now , all the votes have been counted , finally …

.. [h/t — Newsmax.com(John Gizzi)]..
.. [link] to the blog post …

.. it now comes down to the recount . Recounts generally do not change all that much , especially nowadays in the Age of Computers . Unless there has been a horrendous addition , subtraction , or programming error , McSally ‘ s lead should hold up …

.. Welcome to the House of Representatives , Colonel McSally ! …

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… You Have to Be Kidding [#Cook Political Rpt]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,November 2nd,2014

.. they have moved #MDGov and #RIGov to tossup status …

.. that is a shocker …

.. that is likely a call made by a staffer , by is o.k.eyed by Charlie himself . Especially this late in a campaign …

.. [h/t — m.NationalReview.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post …

.. Charlie Cook is a liberal Democrat . So , when he makes a move like this , there has to be solid info to push him to o.k. this > But what ?!?! ….

.. #RIGov — could Gina Raimondo end up blowing this ? It is possible …

.. #MDGov — lt Gov Anthony Brown should be able to win this one without a major problem . The big problem is that Gov Martin O ‘ Malley + the ObamaCrapCare exchange disaster in Md could end up making this sucker a great deal closer than expected …. if turnout in greater Baltimore is a stinker , then businessman Larry Hogan has a decent chance …

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… Oops !! [#Bruce Braley megaGaffe]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,September 20th,2014

.. nice going , dumb – dumb ! ..

.. mega – gaffes like this are why farmer , gun – owner , conservative , and mom Joni Ernst is going to be Iowa ‘ s next Senator …

.. [h/t — WashingtonFreeBeacon]..
.. [link] to the news story …

.. it seems that the Des Moines Register itself got video of Congresscritter Braley marching in a Fourth of July parade . That is a standard staple for any office – seeker . Answering questions from someone in a crowd is not . Getting caught live on video is a huge , repeat , HUGE blunder …

.. you can count on this ending up in ads in this . It is why Braley is likely going to lose this race : His own big mouth …

.. [update] — got the video —

.. needs updating and clearing up for use in an ad , but is not a major problem …

.. [h/t — MoeLane]..

.. [link] to the video segment ….

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… Bruce Braley strikes again !! [#mega gaffe]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,September 11th,2014

.. Braley is writing a new book . However , it is not a book any candidate wants to be caught writing …

.. in this case , it regards a congressional hearing . One , given the press attention , he has bragged about attending [on Veterans Affairs]. Slight problem , though …

.. [h/t — WashingtonFreeBeacon.com]..
.. [link] to the news story …

.. he was not there . Not in 2012 . Nor in 2013 , either . There is video evidence of both …

.. Whoops …

.. that is especially a problem , given who his opponent is . Joni Ernst , his Republican opponent (and a state senator in Iowa) , is also a lieutenant – colonel in the Iowa National Guard . Not in the past , though . She is a present officer in the Guard . She also did her two weeks summer duty this year , which got tons of press coverage right in the middle of the campaign …

.. also , Braley ‘ s last megagaffe [about the vacation home of a neighbor] came right in the middle of her summer duty …

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… Bruce Rauner is Still the Favourite [#Illinois Governor]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,September 9th,2014

.. even though the race might be tightening …

.. yes , the polls say that Rauner ‘ s lead is down to 8 points . It also now takes into account that there is a libertarian in the race …

.. [h/t — m.NationalReview.com]..
.. [link] to the news / poll …

.. it is rare for libertarians to run in Illinois . Yes , they do have an organized Libertarian party there . Given the circumstances , the DemoCraps would attack and demagogue Bruce Rauner on almost anything …

.. it just reminds the GOP to keep its eye on the ball , and its intent on its campaign message . Adjust the message , if needed . Pound on Quinn for the slimebombs , when needed . He deserves it . But remember what is at stake …

.. Illinois ‘ future , and that of our country …

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