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wjmelements
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11/3/2009 6:41:34 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
Virginia
Governor: 60-40
Lt. Governor: 57-43
Attorney General: 59-41

New Jersey
Governor: 49-45

New York
CD 23 House Seat: 45-51 (No Republican on ticket)
Mayor: 53-43

Given that of all the races I got info on, only one fell to a Dem, what does this mean for 2010? Leftist areas are voting Republican, and some analysts are saying that this is due to Obama's policies have isolated the general populace from the liberals.

What are your thoughts?
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comoncents
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11/3/2009 6:44:50 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 11/3/2009 6:41:34 PM, wjmelements wrote:
Virginia
Governor: 60-40
Lt. Governor: 57-43
Attorney General: 59-41

New Jersey
Governor: 49-45

New York
CD 23 House Seat: 45-51 (No Republican on ticket)
Mayor: 53-43

Given that of all the races I got info on, only one fell to a Dem, what does this mean for 2010? Leftist areas are voting Republican, and some analysts are saying that this is due to Obama's policies have isolated the general populace from the liberals.

What are your thoughts?

Yaaaaaaaaaa, home slice

Virginia
Governor: 60-40
Lt. Governor: 57-43
Attorney General: 59-41
and we got Delegate H. Morgan Griffith, here in Roanoke...

I am proud and love the state i live in!
Virginia, will lead this country out of what it is we are in.

Go conservative movement!
Xer
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11/3/2009 6:53:49 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 11/3/2009 6:41:34 PM, wjmelements wrote:
New York
CD 23 House Seat: 45-51 (No Republican on ticket)

Where are you getting these numbers? They just started counting at 9 pm.
http://www.cqpolitics.com...
wjmelements
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11/3/2009 6:57:55 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 11/3/2009 6:53:49 PM, Nags wrote:
At 11/3/2009 6:41:34 PM, wjmelements wrote:
New York
CD 23 House Seat: 45-51 (No Republican on ticket)

Where are you getting these numbers? They just started counting at 9 pm.
http://www.cqpolitics.com...

That particular poll only had like 5% in. The others were pretty much done tallying.
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Xer
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11/3/2009 7:01:07 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 11/3/2009 6:57:55 PM, wjmelements wrote:
At 11/3/2009 6:53:49 PM, Nags wrote:
At 11/3/2009 6:41:34 PM, wjmelements wrote:
New York
CD 23 House Seat: 45-51 (No Republican on ticket)

Where are you getting these numbers? They just started counting at 9 pm.
http://www.cqpolitics.com...

That particular poll only had like 5% in. The others were pretty much done tallying.

What particular polls? And why are you including polls with actual vote counts?
JBlake
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11/3/2009 7:14:03 PM
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Again, I think you and the media are taking too much of these elections to attack Obama. Consider this:

VA: southern state. It is not uncommon for Republicans to win. Since 1970 5 out of 10 governors were republican.
http://en.wikipedia.org...

NY: Dems will probably win governorship. The election for mayor is close because this is Bloomberg's third term. He promised he would not run for a third. In fact, the law was changed to allow him to run for a third. Unhappiness with this better explanation than a backlash for Obama.

NJ: Anything but a Dem. stronghold on the Governorship. The republicans held it from 1994 to 2002. The Democrats have held it since then. If the election ends up going to the Republicans, we can probably chalk it up to unhappiness with the high NJ tax rate (highest in the nation) more than a backlash against Obama.
Volkov
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11/3/2009 7:17:56 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
I'd find the results more of a referendum on the status of the Republican Party than Obama. The fact that McDonnell has won is good; his style was moderation and internal change. I'd support that.

Plus, New Jersey's Corzine is a bit of a douche. I would almost be glad to see him gone.
Xer
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11/3/2009 7:23:47 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 11/3/2009 7:14:03 PM, JBlake wrote:
Again, I think you and the media are taking too much of these elections to attack Obama. Consider this:

Not to attack Obama, per se, but to show that the Dem message is not viable.

VA: southern state. It is not uncommon for Republicans to win. Since 1970 5 out of 10 governors were republican.
http://en.wikipedia.org...

It is not uncommon for Democrats to win. Since 1970 5 out of 10 governors were Democrat. VA is not really a southern state, it is connected with DC, Maryland, and New Jersey - which are definitely northern states.

NY: Dems will probably win governorship. The election for mayor is close because this is Bloomberg's third term. He promised he would not run for a third. In fact, the law was changed to allow him to run for a third. Unhappiness with this better explanation than a backlash for Obama.

Race for Gov is in 2010. Bloomberg already won. These are not the races everyone is talking about though. The 23rd congressional district - Conservative Party vs. Democrat is what everyone is paying attention to.

NJ: Anything but a Dem. stronghold on the Governorship. The republicans held it from 1994 to 2002. The Democrats have held it since then. If the election ends up going to the Republicans, we can probably chalk it up to unhappiness with the high NJ tax rate (highest in the nation) more than a backlash against Obama.

Yeah, that's it. The Dems have held the governorship since 2002 and also have more congressional districts and are in control of the state legislature - but you try to rationalize that the cause of the GOP swing is the high-tax rate. I struggle to see it that way.
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11/3/2009 7:42:39 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 11/3/2009 7:29:49 PM, Nags wrote:
Christie (GOP) just won Gov of NJ.
http://hosted.ap.org...

Thats a shame. Christie is such a horribly social conservative candidate.

Any news for NY-23?
Volkov
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11/3/2009 7:44:38 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
And just to note; wjm is wrong to say "leftist areas are voting GOP." These are all swing areas which waffle between GOP and Dem. Even New Jersey is a waffle.
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11/3/2009 7:50:56 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 11/3/2009 7:44:38 PM, Volkov wrote:
And just to note; wjm is wrong to say "leftist areas are voting GOP." These are all swing areas which waffle between GOP and Dem. Even New Jersey is a waffle.

New Jersey and York are big lib areas.
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11/3/2009 7:52:33 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 11/3/2009 7:42:39 PM, Volkov wrote:
Thats a shame. Christie is such a horribly social conservative candidate.

Lesser of two evils. :)

Any news for NY-23?

http://hotlineoncall.nationaljournal.com...
"Atty Bill Owens (D) leads in the early count (27% of precincts reporting) by a 51-44% advantage over accountant Doug Hoffman (C). Some keys to Owens' early success: He's taking his home, Clinton Co., with 57%, and also slightly winning Jefferson and St. Lawrence Cos -- places where Hoffman needs to do very well.

Jefferson and St. Lawrence Cos are traditionally GOP strongholds, but they're also Assemb. Dede Scozzafava's (R) base. If Owens continues to do well in these counties, Hoffman will be in trouble. But it's still very early."
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However, a voting glitch may not allow results to be released until tomorrow.
http://www.watertowndailytimes.com...
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11/3/2009 7:55:01 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 11/3/2009 7:50:56 PM, wjmelements wrote:
At 11/3/2009 7:44:38 PM, Volkov wrote:
And just to note; wjm is wrong to say "leftist areas are voting GOP." These are all swing areas which waffle between GOP and Dem. Even New Jersey is a waffle.

New Jersey and York are big lib areas.

NY-23 is hardly Dem, and NYC has a liberal mayor - that is good enough a win for Dems, even if their candidate itself has lost.

Jersey, again, is a waffle. Look at its electoral history since 1947 - http://en.wikipedia.org...

And my, I can see why the Dems might have lost... four governors in eight years?
Xer
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11/3/2009 7:56:17 PM
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Just updated.

http://hotlineoncall.nationaljournal.com...
"Owens is still hanging on to his 49-45% lead here, with 63% of the precincts reporting.

Hoffman's problem continues to be Scozzafava's base.

In '08, when John McHugh was re-elected with 65%, he won Jefferson Co. by a 3-1 margin. Tonight, with nearly all the precincts from that county reporting, Owens leads 49-45%. And in St. Lawrence Co., with nearly 40% of the precincts reporting, Owens has opened up a 55-40% lead. In '08, McHugh won it by a nearly 2-1 margin.

In the last Siena poll released on Sun -- which Hoffman led by 5% -- he tied Owens in this area. He's going to need to pick it up with the remaining vote if he's going to pull this out."

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This site/blog/whatever you want to call it (http://hotlineoncall.nationaljournal.com...) seems to be the most updated out of all other sites I have visited (on campaign/election news and such). I just found this site today too. *Pats himself on back*
Volkov
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11/3/2009 7:56:18 PM
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At 11/3/2009 7:52:33 PM, Nags wrote:
At 11/3/2009 7:42:39 PM, Volkov wrote:
Thats a shame. Christie is such a horribly social conservative candidate.

Lesser of two evils. :)

Tsk tsk, so partisan.
Xer
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11/3/2009 7:57:00 PM
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At 11/3/2009 7:56:18 PM, Volkov wrote:
At 11/3/2009 7:52:33 PM, Nags wrote:
At 11/3/2009 7:42:39 PM, Volkov wrote:
Thats a shame. Christie is such a horribly social conservative candidate.

Lesser of two evils. :)

Tsk tsk, so partisan.

And you aren't? :P
Volkov
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11/3/2009 7:57:59 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 11/3/2009 7:57:00 PM, Nags wrote:
And you aren't? :P

Only with Canadian politics. XD

But, no, as I said before; Corzine is a douche. I read up on him abit and I doubt I could stand the guy.
comoncents
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11/3/2009 8:12:18 PM
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I bet that this really does not mean anything other then how the country really feels.

Obama was an african american that caused people to vote that have never voted.
People got caught up in this african american historic message of hope, and why would americans not take the message when the face that is screaming the message is extremely different then in the past.

No one cares that cared when obama ran, blacks are not turning out to vote and the nation will return to balance.
Lets face it, obama was different and now no one cares.
Volkov
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11/3/2009 8:20:27 PM
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At 11/3/2009 8:16:32 PM, comoncents wrote:
What about same sex marriage repel?

http://elections.nytimes.com...

Winning, but its still too close to call, apparently, with only 56% of the polls reporting. I wouldn't call anything until 70% of the polls report.

And so help me God, if Maine rejects that law, I'll be very upset.
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11/3/2009 8:22:50 PM
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At 11/3/2009 8:16:32 PM, comoncents wrote:
What about same sex marriage repel?

"I am an aristocrat. I love liberty, I hate equality."
-John Randolph
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11/3/2009 8:23:47 PM
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At 11/3/2009 8:20:27 PM, Volkov wrote:
At 11/3/2009 8:16:32 PM, comoncents wrote:
What about same sex marriage repel?

http://elections.nytimes.com...

Winning, but its still too close to call, apparently, with only 56% of the polls reporting. I wouldn't call anything until 70% of the polls report.

And so help me God, if Maine rejects that law, I'll be very upset.

It would be the first time it has not been rejected... right?
Volkov
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11/3/2009 8:24:36 PM
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At 11/3/2009 8:23:47 PM, comoncents wrote:
It would be the first time it has not been rejected... right?

No idea, but as far as I'm aware, this is their first chance to reject it.
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11/3/2009 8:26:21 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 11/3/2009 8:24:36 PM, Volkov wrote:
At 11/3/2009 8:23:47 PM, comoncents wrote:
It would be the first time it has not been rejected... right?

No idea, but as far as I'm aware, this is their first chance to reject it.

I mean... ever..

it has always been repelled... right... this would be the first time the people did not reject it... right...
I mean ever, nit just maine
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11/3/2009 8:31:06 PM
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At 11/3/2009 8:26:21 PM, comoncents wrote:
it has always been repelled... right... this would be the first time the people did not reject it... right...
I mean ever, nit just maine

I'm not sure. Most jurisdictions that have had same-sex marriage I am doubtful have actually held referendums on it, probably from lack of public pressure. California is the only one I know about that held one, and did reject it.
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11/3/2009 8:32:36 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 11/3/2009 8:31:06 PM, Volkov wrote:
At 11/3/2009 8:26:21 PM, comoncents wrote:
it has always been repelled... right... this would be the first time the people did not reject it... right...
I mean ever, nit just maine

I'm not sure. Most jurisdictions that have had same-sex marriage I am doubtful have actually held referendums on it, probably from lack of public pressure. California is the only one I know about that held one, and did reject it.

Wow, so this is huge, huh.
wow
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11/3/2009 8:34:37 PM
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At 11/3/2009 8:32:36 PM, comoncents wrote:
Wow, so this is huge, huh.
wow

Know whats a little f*cked up about it?

Maine voters might reject same-sex marriage, but its been confirmed that they want to expand marijuana leniancy.
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11/3/2009 8:36:10 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 11/3/2009 8:34:37 PM, Volkov wrote:
At 11/3/2009 8:32:36 PM, comoncents wrote:
Wow, so this is huge, huh.
wow

Know whats a little f*cked up about it?

Maine voters might reject same-sex marriage, but its been confirmed that they want to expand marijuana leniancy.

Wow
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11/3/2009 8:52:39 PM
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Bloomberg spent over 100 million dollars just to get re-elected this term...
170 dollars per vote...

total
245 million dollars