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27 Democratic senators who promised you could keep your health coverage
Washington Examiner ^ | NOVEMBER 15, 2013 | BYRON YORK

Posted on 11/15/2013 4:51:09 PM PST by FreeReign

President Obama has taken a lot of heat for promising that if Americans liked the health coverage that they had before Obamacare, they would be able to keep it under the new law. But the president wasn't the only Democrat in Washington who made that false promise. Many, many other Democratic officeholders said the same thing.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: liars

1 posted on 11/15/2013 4:51:09 PM PST by FreeReign
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To: FreeReign

LIARS ALL


2 posted on 11/15/2013 4:53:06 PM PST by CMailBag
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To: FreeReign
27 Democratic senators LIARS who promised you could keep your health coverage

There, fixed it.

3 posted on 11/15/2013 4:54:39 PM PST by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: FreeReign

How many of those 27 are up for re-election in 2014?

How many in 2016?

The ads should be BRUTAL. IF the RNC and GOP can muster the guts and determination to fight.


4 posted on 11/15/2013 4:55:01 PM PST by Qwackertoo (Going into Politic Free Zone Momma Grizzly hibernation for a while after this week, maybe forever.)
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To: Hoodat

Democrat equates liar.

Too bad so many of our citizens fall for Democrat lies.


5 posted on 11/15/2013 4:57:01 PM PST by A message
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To: FreeReign
I'M GOING TO NEED A REALLY BIG ONE....  photo PopcornGiantBag_zps51b0eb19.jpg
6 posted on 11/15/2013 4:57:59 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: Qwackertoo
IF the RNC and GOP can muster the guts and determination to fight.

There's a reason they're called the stupid party around these parts ...... gutless wonders all of 'em.

7 posted on 11/15/2013 4:58:50 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: FreeReign

These democrats were NOT lying. Eventually you CAN keep your health insurance when its a single payer-National Healthcare.

These democrats just failed to mention this little tidbit.


8 posted on 11/15/2013 5:00:22 PM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: FreeReign

It would be easier to remove multiple multicolored tattoos than to erase the political stigma of voting for Obamacare. The Democratic clown parade marched lockstep far into the kill zone. Now there is no retreat or cover. The aggrieved American voter will be merciless. Wait till soccer moms find out how much they will have to pay for premiums and health care for their kids. It won’t be pretty.


9 posted on 11/15/2013 5:01:32 PM PST by allendale
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To: FreeReign

He missed mark warner of va. http://www.ijreview.com/2013/11/93313-virginia-democrat-mark-warner-will-regret-video-come-election-time/


10 posted on 11/15/2013 5:04:09 PM PST by Bulwinkle (Alec, a.k.a. Daffy Duck)
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To: FreeReign
Mr. Haney photo: Mr Haney pat_pic.jpg Senator Eustace Q. Haney, Democrat .... Hey! A man's gotta make a livin'. Oliver: Have you no shame? Haney: Not much. Well, bless my gooseberry pie! Well, bless my codfish balls! Well, bless my apple pan dowdy! Well, bless my chicken liver! How do you get hamster milk? You milk a hamster! This is a geniune Moehair blanket. Just feel how soft Moe's hair is! She's as pretty as a birch tree in a field of rho-do-den-drion. ...he's the fellow that sold this house to my grandfather orignally. Have I ever told you about my grandfather, Origonally Haney? You look as pretty as a rabbit with silver-lined ears. Haney: Most of these [rocks] came from the dark side of the moon. Oliver: How were they found? Haney: With a flashlight.
11 posted on 11/15/2013 5:15:14 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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12 posted on 11/15/2013 5:17:16 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: FreeReign
Call it what it is:
ObamaDemocratCare: It Dictates Your Bodily Health Choices!
Done Behind Closed Doors In The Peoples' Congress!
Not One Single Republican Voted For It. NOT ONE!!

Still think it's a good idea?


13 posted on 11/15/2013 5:24:37 PM PST by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever!)
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To: FreeReign

So, all their opponent will have to do is run an ad over and over of them saying “If you like your insurance, you can keep your insurance” followed by an announcer that says “Really?”


14 posted on 11/15/2013 5:49:15 PM PST by McGavin999
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To: FreeReign

Of course, the two mental midgets from DE are absent from the list. They are Old Joe’s illegitimate offspring. One was too busy beating a girl friend while the other was canoodling with the Red Mayor of NYC.


15 posted on 11/15/2013 5:56:03 PM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners. And to the NSA trolls, FU)
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To: FreeReign

SEN. HARRY REID (D-Nev.): “In fact, one of our core principles is that if you like the health care you have, you can keep it.” (Sen. Reid, Congressional Record, S.8642, 8/3/09)

SEN. RICHARD DURBIN: “We believe — and we stand by this — if you like your current health insurance plan, you will be able to keep it, plain and simple, straightforward.” (Sen. Durbin, Congressional Record, S.6401, 6/10/09)

SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY): “If you like your insurance, you keep it.” (U.S. Senate, Finance Committee, Bill Mark-Up, 9/29/09)

SEN. PATTY MURRAY (D-Wash.): “Again, if you like what you have, you will be able to keep it. Let me say this again: If you like what you have, when our legislation is passed and signed by the President, you will be able to keep it.” (Sen. Murray, Congressional Record, S.6400, 6/10/09)

SEN. MAX BAUCUS (D-Mont.): “That is why one of the central promises of health care reform has been and is: If you like what you have, you can keep it. That is critically important. If a person has a plan, and he or she likes it, he or she can keep it.” (Sen. Baucus, Congressional Record, S.7676, 9/29/10)

SEN. TOM HARKIN (D-Iowa): “One of the things we put in the health care bill when we designed it was the protection for consumers to keep the plan they have if they like it; thus, the term ‘grandfathered plans.’ If you have a plan you like — existing policies — you can keep them. … we said, if you like a plan, you get to keep it, and you can grandfather it in.” (Sen. Harkin, Congressional Record, S.7675-6, 9/29/10)

THEN-REP. TAMMY BALDWIN (D-Wis.): “Under the bill, if you like the insurance you have now, you may keep it and it will improve.” (Rep. Baldwin, Press Release, 3/18/10)

SEN. MARK BEGICH (D-Alaska): “If you got a doctor now, you got a medical professional you want, you get to keep that. If you have an insurance program or a health care policy you want of ideas, make sure you keep it. That you can keep who you want.” (Sen. Begich, Townhall Event, 7/27/09)

SEN. MICHAEL BENNET (D-Colo.): “We should begin with a basic principle: if you have coverage and you like it, you can keep it. If you have your doctor, and you like him or her, you should be able to keep them as well. We will not take that choice away from you.” (Sen. Bennet, Press Release, 6/11/09)

SEN. BARBARA BOXER (D-Calif.): “So we want people to be able to keep the health care they have. And the answer to that is choice of plans. And in the exchange, we’re going to have lots of different plans, and people will be able to keep the health care coverage they need and they want.” (Sen. Boxer, Press Release, 2/8/11)

SEN. SHERROD BROWN (D-Ohio): “Our bill says if you have health insurance and you like it, you can keep it…”(Sen. Brown, Congressional Record, S.12612, 12/7/09)

SEN. BEN CARDIN (D-Md.): “For the people of Maryland, this bill will provide a rational way in which they can maintain their existing coverage…” (Sen. Cardin, Congressional Record, S.13798, 12/23/09)

SEN. BOB CASEY (D-Pa.): “I also believe this legislation and the bill we are going to send to President Obama this fall will also have secure choices. If you like what you have, you like the plan you have, you can keep it. It is not going to change.” (Sen. Casey, Congressional Record, S.8070, 7/24/09)

SEN. KAY HAGAN (D-N.C.): ‘People who have insurance they’re happy with can keep it’ “We need to support the private insurance industry so that people who have insurance they’re happy with can keep it while also providing a backstop option for people without access to affordable coverage.” (“Republicans Vent As Other Compromise Plans Get Aired,” National Journal’s Congress Daily, 6/18/09)

SEN. MARY LANDRIEU (D-La.): “If you like the insurance that you have, you’ll be able to keep it.” (MSNBC’s Hardball, 12/16/09)

SEN. PAT LEAHY (D-Vt.): “[I]f you like the insurance you now have, keep the insurance you have.” (CNN’s “Newsroom,” 10/22/09)

SEN. BOB MENENDEZ (D-N.J.): “If you like what you have, you get to keep it” “Menendez is a member of the Senate Finance Committee, which is expected to release a bill later this week. He stressed that consumers who are satisfied with their plans won’t have to change. ‘If you like what you have, you get to keep it,’ he said.” (“Health Care Plan Would Help N.J., Menendez Says,” The Record, 6/19/09)

SEN. JEFF MERKLEY (D-Oreg.): “[E]nsuring that those who like their insurance get to keep it” “The HELP Committee bill sets forward a historic plan that will, for the first time in American history, give every American access to affordable health coverage, reduce costs, and increase choice, while ensuring that those who like their insurance get to keep it.” (Sen. Merkley, Press Release, 7/15/09)

SEN. BARBARA MIKULSKI (D-Md.): “It means that if you like the insurance you have now, you can keep it.” (Sen. Mikulski, Press Release, 12/24/09)

SEN. JAY ROCKEFELLER (D-W.Va.): “I want people to know, the President’s promise that if you like the coverage you have today you can keep it is a pledge we intend to keep.” (U.S. Senate, Finance Committee, Hearing, 9/23/09)

SEN. JACK REED (D-R.I.): “If you like the insurance you have, you can choose to keep it.” (Sen. Reed, Town Hall Event, 6/25/09)

SEN. BERNIE SANDERS (I-Vt.): “‘If you have coverage you like, you can keep it,’ says Sen. Sanders.” (“Sick And Wrong,” Rolling Stone, 4/5/10)

SEN. JEANNE SHAHEEN (D-N.H.): ‘if you have health coverage that you like, you get to keep it’ “My understanding … is that … if you have health coverage that you like you can keep it. As I said, you may have missed my remarks at the beginning of the call, but one of the things I that I said as a requirement that I have for supporting a bill is that if you have health coverage that you like you should be able to keep that. …under every scenario that I’ve seen, if you have health coverage that you like, you get to keep it.” (Sen. Shaheen, “Health Care Questions From Across New Hampshire,” Accessed 11/13/13)

SEN. DEBBIE STABENOW (D-Mich.): “As someone who has a large number of large employers in my state, one of the things I appreciate about the chairman’s mark is — is the grandfathering provisions, the fact that the people in my state, 60 percent of whom have insurance, are going to be able to keep it. And Mr. Chairman, I appreciate that. That’s a strong commitment. It’s clear in the bill … I appreciate the strong commitment on your part and the president to make sure that if you have your insurance you can keep it. That’s the bottom line for me.” (U.S. Senate, Finance Committee, Bill Mark-Up, 9/24/09)

SEN. JON TESTER (D-Mont.): “‘If you like your coverage, you’ll be able to keep it,’ Tester said, adding that if Medicare changes, it will only become stronger”. (“Tester In Baker To Discuss Health Care,” The Fallon County Times, 11/20/09)

SEN. TOM UDALL (D-N.Mex.): “Some worried reform would alter their current coverage. It won’t. If you like your current plan, you can keep it.” (“What I Learned: About Health Care Reform This Summer, By Your Lawmakers In Congress,” Albuquerque Journal, 9/8/09)

SEN. SHELDON WHITEHOUSE (D-R.I.): “…it honors President Obama’s programs and the promise of all of the Presidential candidates that if you like the plan you have, you get to keep it. You are not forced out of anything.”(Sen. Whitehouse, Congressional Record, S.8668, 8/3/09)


16 posted on 11/15/2013 5:58:36 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Nachum

You are not forced out of anything.”(Sen. Whitehouse, Congressional Record, S.8668, 8/3/09)

Ping.


17 posted on 11/15/2013 6:00:10 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: FreeReign
27 Democratic senators who promised you could keep your health coverage

This is the permanent abysmally ignorant, incompetent and delusional crowd. They have always been with us.

The list I would like to see here, every day from now until the 2014 elections, is of every Representative and Senator who voted for the Obanination, and against the GOP amendment in 2010 clarifying the ambiguities in the proposed law.

18 posted on 11/15/2013 6:27:22 PM PST by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good grace to resign!)
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To: Jet Jaguar

These quotes need to be turned into FIVE SECOND TV and radio ads, repeated endlessly for the next year. Lie after lie, over and over.


19 posted on 11/15/2013 6:39:34 PM PST by Carry_Okie ("Single payer" is Medicaid for all; they'll pull the sheet over your head when you're done.)
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To: Qwackertoo
Found your error. You used RNC, GOP, and courage in the same sentence. Be careful you don't slip back to the ‘80s.
20 posted on 11/15/2013 7:14:24 PM PST by cashless (Obama told us he would side with Muslims if the political winds shifted in an ugly direction. Ready?)
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To: cashless
Actually he used guts and determination, derivatives of courage. Read more carefully.
21 posted on 11/15/2013 7:18:16 PM PST by cashless (Obama told us he would side with Muslims if the political winds shifted in an ugly direction. Ready?)
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To: cashless

ooops. must be the lack of wine. I’m trying to lose a few pounds before the holidays. my mind has returned to happier days.


22 posted on 11/15/2013 7:54:25 PM PST by Qwackertoo (Going into Politic Free Zone Momma Grizzly hibernation for a while after this week, maybe forever.)
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To: A message
Too bad so many of our citizens fall for Democrat lies.

You don't really believe that do you? They don't "fall" for Democrat lies; they KNOW they're lying. But, most Americans don't give a crap as long as their Liberal causes are protected (like killing little babies and same-sex marriage) and they don't lose their "entitlements". They just don't give a crap if Democrat politicians lie.
23 posted on 11/15/2013 8:52:44 PM PST by Din Maker
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To: Huskrrrr

Great photo!!! LOL


24 posted on 11/15/2013 9:58:01 PM PST by BAW ("If you like your health plan, you can keep your health plan. Period.")
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To: FreeReign

Here is the email I just sent to Patty bin Laden Murray of the Socialist Republics of Washington State:

“We heard promises that the Obamacare policies would not force people off their plans.

We were promised that premiums would be reduced by $2,500 each year.

Both of these promises have proved false.

My wife and I and all of our friends are appalled by how poorly this bill is turning out. Millions are losing their chosen programs and costs for many are increasing.

Will you apologize for making false promises and work for new legislation that might actually reform health care?”

SEN. PATTY MURRAY (D-Wash.): “Again, if you like what you have, you will be able to keep it. Let me say this again: If you like what you have, when our legislation is passed and signed by the President, you will be able to keep it.” (Sen. Murray, Congressional Record, S.6400, 6/10/09)


25 posted on 11/15/2013 10:55:43 PM PST by garjog (Obama: making the world safe for Sharia.)
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To: FreeReign

if my parrot says it is tuesday , is he lying?


26 posted on 11/16/2013 12:27:59 AM PST by genghis
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To: Jet Jaguar

Ready-made campaign fodder, all of it. These dems made themselves one hell of a bed... let’s seen of the Repubs have the will to use them.


27 posted on 11/16/2013 1:27:49 AM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: Bulwinkle

“He missed mark warner of VA


Thanks. I thought that craven scumsucker had said something like that. St. Kneepads might be vulnerable after all.


28 posted on 11/16/2013 1:31:23 AM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: Qwackertoo

Lean meats, low fat, lots of veggies, no fruit, no carbs except for wine!


29 posted on 11/16/2013 4:18:21 AM PST by Bulwinkle (Alec, a.k.a. Daffy Duck)
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To: FreeReign

Pubbies need to start now with ads saying THOSE are the Senators who gave you obamacare in the first place.


30 posted on 11/16/2013 4:40:00 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Qwackertoo
How many of those 27 are up for re-election in 2014? How many in 2016?

The Class 2 Senators running in 2014 are:

SEN. MARK BEGICH (D-Alaska

SEN. TOM UDALL (D-N.Mex.)

SEN. RICHARD DURBIN:

SEN. TOM HARKIN (D-Iowa)

SEN. MARY LANDRIEU (D-La.)

SEN. MAX BAUCUS (D-Mont.)

SEN. JEANNE SHAHEEN (D-N.H.)

SEN. TOM UDALL (D-N.Mex.)

SEN. KAY HAGAN (D-N.C.)

SEN. JEFF MERKLEY (D-Oreg.)

SEN. JAY ROCKEFELLER (D-W.Va.)

SEN. JACK REED (D-R.I.)

SEN. MARK WARNER (D-VA)

The Class 3 Senators running in 2016 are:

SEN. BARBARA BOXER (D-Calif.)

SEN. MICHAEL BENNET (D-Colo.)

SEN. BARBARA MIKULSKI (D-Md.)

SEN. HARRY REID (D-Nev.)

SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY)

SEN. PATTY MURRAY (D-Wash.)

SEN. PAT LEAHY (D-Vt.)

The Class 1 Senators running in 2018 are:

SEN. BEN CARDIN (D-Md.)

SEN. DEBBIE STABENOW (D-Mich.)

SEN. JON TESTER (D-Mont.)

SEN. BOB MENENDEZ (D-N.J.)

SEN. SHERROD BROWN (D-Ohio)

SEN. BOB CASEY (D-Pa.)

SEN. SHELDON WHITEHOUSE (D-R.I.)

SEN. TAMMY BALDWIN (D-Wis.)

31 posted on 11/16/2013 5:05:52 AM PST by Tonytitan
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To: All

I suspect this is a lot like putting a pig into a pen, without the mud...

Which equates to how the republicans will deal with this...Nothing will stick to these liars...Nor the pig farmers...


32 posted on 11/16/2013 6:04:56 AM PST 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: Tonytitan

Thanks for that list. I’d be so happy to see even the most secure Dem’s in those upcoming three cycles LOSE. I know it is a dream but hope springs eternal or something like that. Wake Up America!


33 posted on 11/16/2013 6:36:42 AM PST by Qwackertoo (Going into Politic Free Zone Momma Grizzly hibernation for a while after this week, maybe forever.)
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To: All
UPLIFTING THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: "You, too, can singlehandedly collapse liberalism."

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SELECTED DEMOCRAT QUOTES:
FROM THE UNEXPURGATED PAGES OF THE CONGRESSIONAL RECORD
:

<><> Nancy Pelosi (Dimwit-Calif) famously egged-on Congress to pass Obamacare "so we could see what’s in it.”

<><> Sen Mary Landrieu (Dimwit-LA) in the well of the Senate speaking to voters about their "sub-standard" health plans: "If you like your plan, you can keep your plan."

<><> Sen. Dianne Feinstein (Dimwit-Calif): “I listened to the president and I believed him when he said,' if you liked your plan, you can keep your plan.' I didn’t realize there were all these codicils attached to it."

<><> Pres Barack Obama (Dimwit-Ill): "we fumbled" the healthcare roll out." (Nominated for Understatement of The Century).

=============================================

NOTE WELL VOTERS: Throwing people off their insurance plans IS NOT A GLITCH--NOT A MISTAKE--NOT AN ERROR---cancelling existing plans is a FEATURE of Boobamba/Care.

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MOMENTS TO REMEMBER “Democrats can sign onto "keep it" bills, but the message isn’t as important as what people are actually (experiencing and) seeing, the facts on the ground (wholesale cancellations),” said a Democratic strategist. “Individual Democratic candidates can try to differentiate themselves, but past election results show that doesn’t work.”

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REMINDER Three years ago, every Democrat voted AGAINST Wyoming Republican Mike Enzi's bill to protect policyholders from the ruinous effects of Obamacare-mandated cancellations, that we are seeing now.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HASTEN THE COLLAPSE OF LIBERALISM? ........get a summary of Republican Mike Enzi's pro- policyholder amendment, with a list of EVERY SINGLE DEMOCRAT who voted against protecting policyholders. Use the career-ending info in upcoming elections....in letters to the editor, ads, fliers, etc.

34 posted on 11/17/2013 5:38:03 AM PST by Liz
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To: Tonytitan

Harkin, Baucus, and Rockefellar are retiring. Can’t stand the heat.


35 posted on 11/17/2013 7:55:33 AM PST by CPT Clay (Follow me on Twitter @Clay N TX)
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To: Qwackertoo

Landrieu, Pryor, Hagan and Begich are all in serious trouble.
The seats occupied by Baucus and Tim Johnson should flip. I want to see Franken, Merkley, Udall CO, Udall NM, Shaheen, and Warner have to fight for their lives.


36 posted on 11/17/2013 8:05:04 AM PST by CPT Clay (Follow me on Twitter @Clay N TX)
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