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Polls shows likely GOP senate takeover in 2014
The examiner ^ | 9/9/13 | Dean Chambers

Posted on 09/10/2013 5:32:57 PM PDT by barmag25

A new Landmark/Rosetta Stone poll of the upcoming South Carolina senate primary, released last night, shows incumbent Senator Lindsey Graham to be facing a strong primary challenge in his bid for reelection next year. While Graham polls at 42 percent, that is well below the 50 percent needed to avoid a runoff. Should a runoff take place, he would run against the second place candidate, and if most of that other 58 percent unified behind the challenger, Graham could find himself being fired by Republican primary voters in his bid for another six-year term as South Carolina's Senior Senator.

Aside from that seat, there are 33 other senate seats in contention during this election cycle. With the Democrats finding themselves defending many of these seats, including some in so-called “red” Republican-leaning states, the GOP has an excellent opportunity to regain majority control of the U. S. Senate after the 2014 elections.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: 2014election; 2014midterms; 2014polls; 2016election; bho44; election2014; election2016; lindseygraham; nancymace; randsconcerntrolls; senate; southcarolina
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1 posted on 09/10/2013 5:32:57 PM PDT by barmag25
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To: barmag25

Sweeeeeet !!!!!


2 posted on 09/10/2013 5:34:30 PM PDT by 11th_VA (I want a president who won't enforce tax laws ...)
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To: barmag25

Not that it much matters with such luminairies like mitch mcconnell running the vichy gop caucus.


3 posted on 09/10/2013 5:36:43 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Power disintegrates when people withdraw their obedience and support)
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To: barmag25

don’t tell the GOP,,they will screw it up!


4 posted on 09/10/2013 5:37:24 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: RKBA Democrat

Old Mitch might not be the majority leader if the Republicans retake the Senate. New blood, new members and a new program might be in place.

Ted Cruz for majority leader anyone?

He’d get a budget passed at the very least


5 posted on 09/10/2013 5:42:32 PM PDT by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
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To: barmag25

you’re g-d right we will...

or else.

With or WITHOUT the help of the GOP party.

I think we need a TEA party march on GOP headquarters


6 posted on 09/10/2013 5:46:29 PM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: barmag25
and it was thought Reps would knock Obama out of the WH and take the Senate.

Never underestimate the power of the stupid voting majority.
Never underestimate the power of the Democrats to steal an election.
Never underestimate the Reps ability to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

7 posted on 09/10/2013 5:48:11 PM PDT by Farnsworth ("The people have always some champion whom they set over them and nurse into greatness...This and no)
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To: barmag25

I’ll believe it when I see it.


8 posted on 09/10/2013 5:50:49 PM PDT by ducttape45
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To: 11th_VA

I have absolutely NO faith in our electoral process. None. The current government sponsors voter fraud at every turn, and that’s not about to stop.


9 posted on 09/10/2013 5:50:55 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: ducttape45

And just what difference will it make?


10 posted on 09/10/2013 5:51:08 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: barmag25

The repubs will take over the Senate but their majority will not be enough to get much accomplished. The repubs really don’t deserve it either. Anyhow, this will be a slightly better situation than we have right now — slightly.


11 posted on 09/10/2013 5:51:30 PM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters for Freedom and Restoration of the Republic)
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To: dfwgator

It’ll make a hell of a difference if they’re TEApublicans.


12 posted on 09/10/2013 5:51:52 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves Month")
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To: 11th_VA

Yeah. The stupid Party will find a way to blow it.


13 posted on 09/10/2013 5:54:33 PM PDT by Kozak ("Send them back your fierce defiance! Stamp upon the cursed alliance! To arms, to arms.....")
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To: barmag25

Press: “And what do think about abortion and rape?”

And they better learn and parrot canned response and then STFU


14 posted on 09/10/2013 5:55:58 PM PDT by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: 11th_VA
Very sweeeeeet.

However, Obama's last 2 years will be even more gridlock where he feels he will be empowered to do more EO's. And the Dem nominee for President will run against an "obstructionist Senate". Ugh, ugh, ugh.

15 posted on 09/10/2013 6:00:46 PM PDT by what's up
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To: 3Fingas
The repubs really don’t deserve it either

Forget them.

We the People deserve it!

16 posted on 09/10/2013 6:01:49 PM PDT by what's up
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To: barmag25

Unfortunately no poll can limn the results of the Democrat control of the electronic voting machine vote count.


17 posted on 09/10/2013 6:05:25 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE http://steshaw.org/econohttp://www.fee.org/library/det)
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To: Farnsworth
and it was thought Reps would knock Obama out of the WH and take the Senate.

and this will make a difference how? The government is the bureaucracy now. Congress and the courts have little influence. Republicans will still vigorously pursue the Security State and will do nothing that results in the loss of jobs of any bureaucrats. The difference will be only that Our Guys rather than Their Guys will be doing it to us.

18 posted on 09/10/2013 6:08:40 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE http://steshaw.org/econohttp://www.fee.org/library/det)
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To: barmag25

My thoughts- what difference does it make if both parties produce the same results?


19 posted on 09/10/2013 6:10:56 PM PDT by barmag25
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To: Mr. K
The country will elect many more Tea Party candidates most of whom will be subborned immediately upon taking office by the fact that NSA knows everything about their personal lives prior. Blackmail is the operating political force now. Chief Justice Roberts made that finally obvious. Being squeeky clean is no defense. The fact that one ate oatmeal for breakfast a few times when was 14 can be screamed indignantly with so much force and so ubiquitously that the populace will turn away from the oatmealist in disgust.
20 posted on 09/10/2013 6:13:21 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE http://steshaw.org/econohttp://www.fee.org/library/det)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

TEApublicans mostly become REpublicans upon taking their legislative seats. The NSA blackmail and the bribery start immediately.


21 posted on 09/10/2013 6:15:09 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE http://steshaw.org/econohttp://www.fee.org/library/det)
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To: CivilWarBrewing

We would be better off with the purple finger the Iraqis used. And at this point I think only taxpayers should be able to vote..otherwise it’s just “legal” stealing.


22 posted on 09/10/2013 6:20:23 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: Fai Mao

“Conservative” Ron Paul Jr. endorsed RINO McConnel.


23 posted on 09/10/2013 6:21:19 PM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: NKP_Vet

bump


24 posted on 09/10/2013 6:26:24 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: barmag25

How accurate were they in 2012?


25 posted on 09/10/2013 6:31:00 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: arthurus
TEApublicans mostly become REpublicans upon taking their legislative seats. The NSA blackmail and the bribery start immediately.

Might as well just kill ourselves then.

26 posted on 09/10/2013 6:32:40 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves Month")
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To: barmag25

Great.

Just one thing, win the Senate by voting in Senators who will BRING BACK AMERICAN JOBS.

(hint)


27 posted on 09/10/2013 6:33:21 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: barmag25

The day after a GOP Senate majority is sworn in, the House should start passing impeachment bills - and do nothing else - until Obama is out of office.


28 posted on 09/10/2013 6:49:13 PM PDT by thoughtomator 2.0
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To: barmag25

On the surface it sounds great to be able to stick it to Harry Reid, but if the new additions are like McLame and Lindsey, then we’re not much better off.


29 posted on 09/10/2013 6:54:02 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Muzzie killing muzzie what's the downside and who am I to stop them ?)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

If the GOPe passes amnesty I think they might become a very very small minority in the 2014 elections.


30 posted on 09/10/2013 6:54:34 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: ducttape45
>> I’ll believe it when I see it. <<

Ditto. Seems we heard this before in both 2010 and 2012.

31 posted on 09/10/2013 7:17:35 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Liz Cheney's family supports gay marriage. Do you?)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

If the GOP gets a senate majority, they can slow down, delay and kill a lot of Obama appointments to the federal bench.

That’s not unimportant.


32 posted on 09/10/2013 7:24:03 PM PDT by mwl8787
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To: ducttape45

Agree 100%


33 posted on 09/10/2013 7:25:06 PM PDT by drinktheobamakoolaid (If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves. Abraham Lincoln)
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Rand Paul’s immigration speech
03.19.13 | Hon Sen Rand Paul (KY)
Posted on 03/19/2013 7:04:07 AM PDT by Perdogg
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2998395/posts

...The Republican Party must embrace more legal immigration.

Unfortunately, like many of the major debates in Washington, immigration has become a stalemate-where both sides are imprisoned by their own rhetoric or attachment to sacred cows that prevent the possibility of a balanced solution.

Immigration Reform will not occur until Conservative Republicans, like myself, become part of the solution. I am here today to begin that conversation.

Let’s start that conversation by acknowledging we aren’t going to deport 12 million illegal immigrants.

If you wish to work, if you wish to live and work in America, then we will find a place for you...

This is where prudence, compassion and thrift all point us toward the same goal: bringing these workers out of the shadows and into being taxpaying members of society.

Imagine 12 million people who are already here coming out of the shadows to become new taxpayers.12 million more people assimilating into society. 12 million more people being productive contributors.

[but he’s not in favor of amnesty, snicker, definition of is is]


34 posted on 09/10/2013 7:33:01 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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Here's the passage at issue:
In the 1980s, the war caucus in Congress armed bin Laden and the mujaheddin in their fight with the Soviet Union. In fact, it was the official position of the State Department to support radical jihad against the Soviets. We all know how well that worked out.
Let's leave aside for now the insulting, utterly asinine, sickening, inexcusable use of the phrase "war caucus" to describe those (including Reagan!) who supported the mujaheddin against the Soviets. That word choice alone is almost entirely disqualifying for its purveyor to ever be president.

Instead, let's just look at a little history here -- because the ignorance evident in this paragraph is truly astonishing. One would be hard pressed to find even a single historian, whether right, left, or center, who would argue anything other than that the Soviet failure in Afghanistan was not just a huge factor, but probably an essential one, in the Soviets' ultimate loss of the Cold War.
[Rand Paul’s Really Ignorant Paragraph | 7 Feb 2013]

35 posted on 09/10/2013 7:33:11 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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Rand Slams Congress for Funding Egypt’s Generals:
‘How Does Your Conscience Feel Now?’
Foreign Policy | 15 Aug 2013 | John Hudson
Posted on 08/15/2013 5:44:10 PM PDT by Hoodat
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3055253/posts

Sen. Rand Paul is hammering his fellow senators for keeping billions in financial aid flowing to Egypt’s military — even as Cairo’s security forces massacre anti-government activists.

[by “anti-government activists” is meant church-burning jihadists]

Sen. Cruz Statement on Egypt (Suspend aid over anti-Muslim Brotherhood ‘coup’)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3055492/posts

Ted Cruz blames Egyptian violence on Obama’s disregard for foreign aid law
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3055589/posts


36 posted on 09/10/2013 7:33:22 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks barmag25.


37 posted on 09/10/2013 7:33:30 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: barmag25

Graham is the worst of the backstabbers - worse than even Susan Collins or Olympia Snowe - they just are what they are, while Graham is just a turncoat who does it to get attention, not due to mere ideological differences - and he’s from a conservative state to boot. Of all the incumbents, removing him and replacing him with a conservative Senator would make a huge difference in the attitude of the caucus.


38 posted on 09/10/2013 7:49:46 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Fai Mao

The leader doesn’t matter if people like Graham are holding the caucus hostage.


39 posted on 09/10/2013 7:51:50 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: barmag25

Didn’t we convince ourselves of that for the 2012 elections too? We thought that it couldn’t stay this bad and that the American public would wake up.


40 posted on 09/10/2013 8:21:13 PM PDT by pfflier
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

To each his own. The government will provide that service in a couple of years.


41 posted on 09/10/2013 10:03:15 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE http://steshaw.org/econohttp://www.fee.org/library/det)
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To: Republican Wildcat

Your Post #38 is spot on.

Last year, I wrote a check to Richard Mourdock’s primary effort against Dick Lugar in Indiana. As soon as I can identify which GOP candidate is the most electable in South Carolina, I will write a check to them.

But if nothing else gets achieved in 2014, the defeat of Lindsay Graham must be Free Republic’s #1 priority!


42 posted on 09/10/2013 10:30:05 PM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: barmag25

Can’t believe the rest of the negative nancy’s on the first 30 comments. When there’s good news, they act like their mothers died.

Bunch of a defeatist puss***


43 posted on 09/11/2013 12:22:49 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: barmag25

Who cares?

Why do we keep pretending that the GOP will make a difference? Just how delusional are we?


44 posted on 09/11/2013 1:00:36 AM PDT by Rum Tum Tugger
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To: barmag25

GOP Senate takeover in 2014?

I seriously doubt that.

Republicans forget that our success in 2010 was based largely on Black and Hispanic voters staying home.

If the Democrats can get those two groups to the polls in 2014, forget the Senate, and we will be lucky to hold on to the House.


45 posted on 09/11/2013 1:06:03 AM PDT by zeestephen
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To: qam1

Yes. Any Republican candidate needs to prepare themselves die questions about abortion, rape, women’s rights, etc., to make sure their answers don’t invite unnecessary follow up questions.


46 posted on 09/11/2013 5:12:04 AM PDT by paudio (Liberals teach Whites about guilt and shame better than Christian churches do...)
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To: barmag25

We don’t need a GOP takeover of anything.

What we need is a takeover by principled patriots.


47 posted on 09/11/2013 5:15:45 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (Trust but verify. If you can't verify, trust no one but God.)
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To: arthurus
You are right of course. I consider it pointless at this time to vote for a Democrat or a Republican. I once believed there was a difference, not anymore.

People like Rand Paul and Ted Cruz are aberrations for Republicans and not the norm.

Sad day in America.

48 posted on 09/11/2013 6:09:16 AM PDT by Farnsworth ("The people have always some champion whom they set over them and nurse into greatness...This and no)
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To: thoughtomator 2.0; All

That would be interesting...A longshot at best...

If it were to succeed, I would imagine a lot of racial unrest across the country at the impeachement procedings...

One quick and honest question...What High Crimes and Misdemeanors has Obama been associated with???

I would think that his shield and chief protector Holder has committed some acts worthy of investigation and ultimate impeachment, thus removal from ofice and imprisonment...

Obama will be a different story...

Don’t get me wrong, I’d like to see the house of cards fall as much as anyone else...

Just keep in mind the potential “sociatal” (sp?) after effects of such a political move...


49 posted on 09/11/2013 7:24:04 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: barmag25

I remember all that surety about the GOP taking over the Senate in 2012, too.

Remember, we’re talking about Republicans... they have an unmatched ability to turn certain victory into stunning defeat.


50 posted on 09/11/2013 7:45:05 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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