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Three-way GOP primary race comes to an end Tuesday in Missouri [Will replace Obama clown McCaskill]
CNN ^ | 8/7/12 | Ashley Killough

Posted on 08/07/2012 5:58:21 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

Missouri voters head to the polls Tuesday to choose between a crowded field of candidates in the state’s GOP Senate primary, the winner of which will face off against Democratic incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill in November.

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: 2012; duplicate; mo2012
Any of them will be better than the joke Claire.
1 posted on 08/07/2012 5:58:26 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

I think Brunner will do better than we expect. Steeleman is to connected to certain interests for some — not true to her claims. Aiken is too strident in appearances. They are both overdone IMHO.


2 posted on 08/07/2012 6:09:21 AM PDT by KC Burke (Plain Conservative opinions and common sense correction for thirteen years.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

She finally gets hers.


3 posted on 08/07/2012 6:10:34 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: SoFloFreeper
I've heard that lines to vote were backed up across the state at 6 AM.

People can't wait to vote against Obamugabe in November. They are chomping at the bit.

4 posted on 08/07/2012 6:11:52 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the collectivists.)
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To: KC Burke

So, who’s the TP favored candidate and how do the polls look?


5 posted on 08/07/2012 6:13:23 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

Last poll I saw was from PPP on Monday and had the race Brunner 35, Akin 30, Steelman 25.... The poll today is the one that counts.


6 posted on 08/07/2012 6:19:33 AM PDT by deport
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To: SoFloFreeper

I want to see the gorgeous Sarah Steeleman up against the craggy McCaskill


7 posted on 08/07/2012 6:20:49 AM PDT by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: MrB
So, who’s the TP favored candidate

Tea Party, like most places when there are multiple good options, is split. Palin likes Steelman.

I think all three are good. Brunner is a good option as a non-politician, Akin has been a reliable conservative in the House but nothing exciting, Steelman likes the headlines a bit too much for my taste and she is solidly establishment (rich political family) but she is good overall as well.

8 posted on 08/07/2012 6:30:50 AM PDT by Skulllspitter
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To: Skulllspitter; MrB

Tea Party Express endorsed Steelman long ago...as have Congressman Lee of Utah, Susan B. Anthony List, Maggie’s List, etal.


9 posted on 08/07/2012 6:40:34 AM PDT by donozark (Follow the cigar smoke, find the fat man there.)
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To: donozark; MrB
Tea Party Express endorsed Steelman long ago...as have Congressman Lee of Utah, Susan B. Anthony List, Maggie’s List, etal.

Tea Party Express is a national group that may or may not be in tune with the grassroots tea party members.

SBA List endorses pro-life women. Maggie's List endorses fiscal conservative women.

Mike Lee is a Senator.

10 posted on 08/07/2012 6:45:52 AM PDT by Skulllspitter
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To: MrB

As a MO resident, I would happily vote for any of the three in November.

I think Steelman is seen as the “establishment” candidate with close ties to Senator (and former Congressman) Roy Blunt. She also fought hard for Billy Long in the 2010 Congressional race against (IMO) the true conservative Jack Goodman. This is one of the few instances where I disagree with Sarah Palin.

Akin, while conservative, just can’t seem to generate much excitement. Also, it’s very interesting that Claire McCaskill is essentially running favorable ads for Akin. In all appearances she is manipulating the GOP race in the hopes of being able to run against Akin. Recent polling backs up that she does best in a November matchup against Akin. This is one of the many instances where I disagree with Mike Huckabee.

The local radio station was asking people to call in this morning and give their $0.02 on who they were voting for and why. Overwhelmingly people were picking Brunner. Almost to a person, they couldn’t specifically pinpoint why Brunner and NOT Steelman or Akin. But most seemed to believe, like I do, that he has the upper hand when it comes to all Fiscal/Economic matters. His business background probably lends to this.

Other than that, I get the general sense that Brunner just seems more bold and confident than the other two. He has come from nowhere, with seemingly no political connections, to capture the attention of the MO electorate. He didn’t want or need endorsements from established political operatives.

Just my take.


11 posted on 08/07/2012 6:52:45 AM PDT by Spydergoo (Good is the enemy of Great. - Jim Collins)
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To: Skulllspitter
Ya. I know all that. I've only posted it about 20 times here.

Steelman also endorsed by 50 plus conservative Missouri Representatives. Missouri Right to Life. SHE-PAC. She is a Board Member of Club for Growth.

She has LONG been a supporter of Right to Work legislation. Contrary to the bogus CofC ad.

She has long been a strong supporter of RKBA. She favors major tax reform as well.

12 posted on 08/07/2012 6:55:17 AM PDT by donozark (Follow the cigar smoke, find the fat man there.)
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To: donozark
Ya. I know all that. I've only posted it about 20 times here.

You posted your comment in response to a discussion of who the tea party supported. I pointed out that your response didn't follow from the previous discussion since you didn't indicate who the Tea Party - local Missouri group endorsements and individual conservatives in aggregate - supported.

I believe tea party support is split enough that none of the three could really claim to be THE tea party candidate - do you agree?

13 posted on 08/07/2012 7:05:01 AM PDT by Skulllspitter
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To: Spydergoo; KC Burke

July 16 issue of Maryland Heights Patch did a survey of 50 establishment Republicans. Party leaders, officials, activists, and Republican cmte. people. 51% supported Akin. 45% supported Brunner. And NONE, ZERO supported Steelman.


14 posted on 08/07/2012 7:05:13 AM PDT by donozark (Follow the cigar smoke, find the fat man there.)
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To: Skulllspitter

No, I said the Tea Party Express endorsed Steelman long ago. And they did. The rallies I went to sure seemed “local.”


15 posted on 08/07/2012 7:10:02 AM PDT by donozark (Follow the cigar smoke, find the fat man there.)
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To: Spydergoo

Huckabee also endorsed David Dewhurst who lost last week in the Texas RunOff to Ted Cruz.


16 posted on 08/07/2012 7:13:24 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch (Follow the money on both sides of the border.)
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To: donozark
July 16 issue of Maryland Heights Patch did a survey of 50 establishment Republicans.... And NONE, ZERO supported Steelman.

To be fair, it's Steelman's husband's family that has the great establishment credentials - her husband was Missouri House GOP leader, his father was state party chairman. Sarah has rubbed some people the wrong way, sometimes probably a good thing, sometimes maybe unnecessarily.

17 posted on 08/07/2012 7:15:41 AM PDT by Skulllspitter
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To: donozark
No, I said the Tea Party Express endorsed Steelman long ago.

And I replied that they are a national group and speak for themselves, not for the tea party. Yes, they hold local rallies, which is great and helpful, but that doesn't mean they speak for local conservatives.

I don't think conservatives can go wrong in this primary, though I have a modest preference for Brunner.

18 posted on 08/07/2012 7:23:09 AM PDT by Skulllspitter
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To: Skulllspitter

And the other groups do?


19 posted on 08/07/2012 7:28:50 AM PDT by donozark (Follow the cigar smoke, find the fat man there.)
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20 posted on 08/07/2012 7:31:18 AM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: donozark
And the other groups do?

You mean groups like the Chamber of Commerce, which ran the bizarre attack ads against Steelman? No, of course they don't speak for grassroots conservatives.

Local conservative groups I'd be inclined to listen to closely.

21 posted on 08/07/2012 7:34:02 AM PDT by Skulllspitter
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To: Spydergoo
seemingly no political connections

John Brunner has significant Missouri political establishment support. Miriam Stonebraker (sp?) and John Hancock are both BIG supporters (and donors).

Appearances are not always as they seem.

22 posted on 08/07/2012 7:34:11 AM PDT by Prov3456
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To: Skulllspitter
I note you are from NC. If you knew the "local" conservative groups, I doubt if you would trust them. In particular, those from Jeff City/KC/ and especially StL.

Everyone is a "conservative" nowadays...

23 posted on 08/07/2012 7:39:00 AM PDT by donozark (I never trusted anyone above the rank of Corporal, including myself.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Steelman irked me in ‘08 when she lost the Governor race primary and refused to endorse the winner until just before the election.

However, RCP’s polls had Steelman beating McCaskill by the widest margin, plus she got Palin’s endorsement, so I voted for Steelman.


24 posted on 08/07/2012 7:41:16 AM PDT by RabidBartender (No one died in Watergate...)
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To: Spydergoo
"Also, it’s very interesting that Claire McCaskill is essentially running favorable ads for Akin."

I saw that ad - it definitely made Akin sound good to me. Who is Claire trying to scare?

25 posted on 08/07/2012 7:43:20 AM PDT by RabidBartender (No one died in Watergate...)
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To: Skulllspitter
Steelman's major contributor, Stanley Herzog, owner of MO heavy construction company, gives to reliable establishment types, i.e. John Boehner, RNC, NRCC, Mary Bono Mack, Brian Bilbray, but mostly one sees John Boehnr, Friends of John Boehner, RNC, RNCC.

I pay lots of attention to the folk that give money to various candidates. If I know a party or cause that I'd not consider conservative and see lots of people donating to it or them, then I know what the agenda is all about.

Not one TEA Party type in the people Herzog is donating to. Maybe wrong, but I'm betting he doesn't think Steelman is a true "rogue."

26 posted on 08/07/2012 7:44:21 AM PDT by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: donozark; MrB

I think we have a fairly conservative Party in the state in general. The legislature took conservative moves over the last decade that have protected the State. Nixon has profited by just laying low and going along.

Steeleman has acted as though she is against everyone that has been in the party previously. Even my wife is leary about the trial lawyer connections. I think her independence has been for differentiation alone and she has no allies amongst hard working conservative republican legislators. Aiken is a purist and comes across cold and ideologue. Brunner is more in line with what will appeal to the generally conservative Republican electorate of the state.

I think Brunner will get it with about 52%.


27 posted on 08/07/2012 7:53:15 AM PDT by KC Burke (Plain Conservative opinions and common sense correction for thirteen years.)
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To: Skulllspitter

Steelman is good and has butted heads with the State GOP. Which is a good thing IMO.

I love her contract with Missouri statement.

Sarah’s Contract with Missouri
http://www.sarahsteelman.com/pages/sarahs-contract-with-missouri

As a Washington outsider with real experience, Sarah believes you can’t change the direction of the country until you change Congress. She has written a “Contract with Missouri”, her pledge to Missourians about her priorities as a U.S. Senator. Sarah commits to sponsoring or cosponsoring bills that will do the following:

Repeal Obamacare and its massive job killing taxes

Vote against raising the national debt limit

Oppose all and any new job killing taxes

Enact a moratorium on any new federal regulations; require a comprehensive review of all existing regulations and work to repeal unnecessary and burdensome regulations

Reform the tax code through a flat tax to create fairer taxes

Guarantee 2nd Amendment Rights to law abiding citizens

Protect the life of the unborn and end abortion

Amend the Constitution requiring Congress to pass a real balanced budget, and cap on the size of government

Eliminate taxpayer-funded Congressional pensions and perks

Suspend salaries of members of Congress until they pass a budget

Amend the Constitution enacting term limits on Congress and unelected federal judges

Vote for legislation banning all earmarks and fight any attempts to repeal or reinstitute earmarks


28 posted on 08/07/2012 7:58:50 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: Spydergoo

Akin’s best TV ad was paid for by Claire McCackle...


29 posted on 08/07/2012 8:03:15 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (I didn't post this. Someone else did.)
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To: KC Burke

I haven’t seen a good explanation for the money Steelman took from the trial lawyers. Other than the fact it happened while she was a relative political novice 12 years ago?


30 posted on 08/07/2012 8:03:25 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: listenhillary

I’m not disputing that fact that she is a “Washington” outsider. But it is the common view of us here in MO that she is definitely a “Political” INSIDER. I certainly have only known her to be a Politician for my complete adult life. And, she has very publicly tied herself to those who are lifelong “Washington” insiders...


31 posted on 08/07/2012 8:04:03 AM PDT by Spydergoo (Good is the enemy of Great. - Jim Collins)
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To: listenhillary
I haven’t seen a good explanation for the money Steelman took from the trial lawyers.

Her father is a prominent lawyer, so I'm guessing he shook the money tree for her.

32 posted on 08/07/2012 8:06:27 AM PDT by Skulllspitter
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

When I first saw the TV ad, it was very apparent something fishy was going on. I heard the radio ad this morning and it blew me away. Claire McCaskill’s radio ad can be heard here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYYBGa3o8Xs&feature=youtu.be


33 posted on 08/07/2012 8:08:36 AM PDT by Spydergoo (Good is the enemy of Great. - Jim Collins)
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To: Spydergoo

All that many could think of about Claire’s ad for Atkins was that they were trying to choose the weakest candidate to run against. Pretty bizarre.


34 posted on 08/07/2012 8:15:13 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: SoFloFreeper

She the one who kept proposing bills to do away with the NBC requirement for POTUS. She’s also the one agree that NBC meant TWO CITIZEN PARENTS on SR-511. She, along with Obama and Hilary, signed their names to it twice - in committee and on the floor.


35 posted on 08/07/2012 8:21:04 AM PDT by bgill
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Geez. Texas excedeed the 650,000 voter turnout esimates for the runoff by 500,000 or so. Bob Croker in Tenn recieve more votes in Shelby County (AKA Memphis) than the dems combine. GA was through the roof voting down the transporation bond. and now reports of long lines in Missiour........

But there will be some poll out today witha +13 Dems with Obama up 6. Has to be true right?


36 posted on 08/07/2012 8:38:11 AM PDT by Paul8148
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To: KC Burke

It will be a close election , that’s for sure! Voting brisk in rural Ozarks, but not massive turnout, yet, anyway. Then again, I vote early...


37 posted on 08/07/2012 9:00:31 AM PDT by donozark (I never trusted anyone above the rank of Corporal, including myself.)
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To: RabidBartender
Claire's ad "against" Todd Akin is awesome - the best ad in support of his candidacy that I have seen! :)

IMO, Claire believes Todd would be easiest for her to beat based on primary polls taken between Akin, Brunner, and Steelman. All three beat McCaskill, with Todd having the smallest edge. What Claire forgets, however, is that the majority of Republican primary voters will support whichever person wins today - giving that person a CLEAR majority against McCaskill.

I hope Todd Akin wins, but will support any of them against Claire McCaskill.

38 posted on 08/07/2012 9:02:25 AM PDT by Prov3456
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To: Skulllspitter

Her husband, David, is also a trial lawyer.


39 posted on 08/07/2012 9:05:20 AM PDT by Prov3456
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To: Prov3456

Akin is a fine man. Unfortunately, he’s been in DC for a very long time and that just ain’t sellin’ this time around. But I would have no trouble supporting him after today’s election results known...


40 posted on 08/07/2012 9:31:30 AM PDT by donozark (I never trusted anyone above the rank of Corporal, including myself.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Negative for Oakville, in South St. Louis County. I was number 18 @ 0655.


41 posted on 08/07/2012 1:44:41 PM PDT by OriginalChristian (The end of America, as founded, began when the first Career Politician was elected...)
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To: SoFloFreeper; Just another Joe

I voted today for Todd Akin. I think he’s the best of the three. Any of them would beat, and be better than, ObamaClaire. I think the results tonight could be close, with all three (Brunner, Akin, and Steelman) in the 25-35% range.


42 posted on 08/07/2012 2:18:32 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (St. Louis County, Missouri)
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To: Charles Henrickson

So could there be a runoff, or does the highest number of votes win in MO?


43 posted on 08/07/2012 3:55:57 PM PDT by SwinneySwitch (Follow the money on both sides of the border.)
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To: SwinneySwitch
So could there be a runoff, or does the highest number of votes win in MO?

The latter, I believe. A plurality. No runoff. Not absolutely sure, though.

44 posted on 08/07/2012 4:00:34 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (St. Louis County, Missouri)
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To: SwinneySwitch

Highest vote count wins...


45 posted on 08/07/2012 4:01:47 PM PDT by deport
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