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October 30th, 2016 at 11:09:13 AM permalink
Pacomartin
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The current U.S. Senate has 54 Republicans and 45 Democrats (including one independent).
There are 34 seats up in 2016, of which 24 are held by Republicans. Democrats will need to gain 4 or 5 seats to take control.

There are five incumbent senators that are not running for re-election
CA Barbara Boxer 1993 4th Incumbent not running for re-election in 2016. SAFE FOR DEMOCRATS
MD Barbara Mikulski 1987 5th Incumbent not running for re-election in 2016.. SAFE FOR DEMOCRATS
NV Harry Reid 1987 5th Incumbent not running for re-election in 2016. ONLY SENATE SEAT THAT COULD switch to Republican Party.
LA David Vitter 2005 2nd Incumbent not running for re-election in 2016.
IN Daniel Coats 2011 1st Incumbent not running for re-election in 2016.

AZ John McCain 1987 5th
NC Richard Burr 2005 2nd
FL Marco Rubio 2011 1st
IL Mark Kirk 2011 1st
MO Roy Blunt 2011 1st
NH Kelly Ayotte 2011 1st
PA Patrick Toomey 2011 1st
WI Ron Johnson 2011 1st

John Sidney McCain III (age 80) is the only long term Senate seat that is in danger. Ann Kirkpatrick is a Democrat who is currently congressman of a largely rural district AZ #1.



McCain has never run a really close Senate election
United States Senate election in Arizona, 1986: (60.48%) defeated Richard Kimball (D)
United States Senate election in Arizona, 1992: (55.82%) defeated Claire Sargent (D)
United States Senate election in Arizona, 1998: (68.75%) defeated Ed Ranger (D)
United States Senate election in Arizona, 2004: (76.74%) defeated Stuart Starky (D)
United States Senate election in Arizona, 2010: (59.29)% defeated Rodney Glassman (D)

On October 8 McCain withdraw his endorsement of Trump. McCain stated that Trump's "demeaning comments about women and his boasts about sexual assaults" made it was "impossible to continue to offer even conditional support" and added that he would not vote for Hillary Clinton, but would instead "write in the name of some good conservative Republican who is qualified to be president."

The other 9 senate races deemed to be a battle are all for one or two term senators.

As I live in one of those states, the advertising is getting really annoying.
October 30th, 2016 at 12:44:18 PM permalink
AZDuffman
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Quote: Pacomartin


As I live in one of those states, the advertising is getting really annoying.


Cut the cord and watch Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube for entertainment. I see minimal ads and none for Senate.

I am not voting for a Senator because if the GOP abandons their POTUS candidate as they have I see no reason to support them down ticket. If they want to lose I will not make it harder on them.
The man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it
October 30th, 2016 at 1:05:22 PM permalink
Pacomartin
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Quote: AZDuffman
Cut the cord and watch Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube for entertainment. I see minimal ads and none for Senate.


Every other time when I watch a youtube video I have to sit through a PA senate race advertisement or a Presidential one. They are almost always the same ad, so it gets very tedious.

I like TIMELESS on NBC and LUCIFER on FOX plus TBBT even though it is seldom funny anymore. But mostly I prefer Netflix over broadcast TV.
October 30th, 2016 at 1:34:56 PM permalink
AZDuffman
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Quote: Pacomartin
Every other time when I watch a youtube video I have to sit through a PA senate race advertisement or a Presidential one. They are almost always the same ad, so it gets very tedious.

I like TIMELESS on NBC and LUCIFER on FOX plus TBBT even though it is seldom funny anymore. But mostly I prefer Netflix over broadcast TV.


You are right on the intro ads, I guess I just tune them out.
The man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it
October 30th, 2016 at 1:48:38 PM permalink
TheCesspit
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Quote: AZDuffman
Cut the cord and watch Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube for entertainment. I see minimal ads and none for Senate.

I am not voting for a Senator because if the GOP abandons their POTUS candidate as they have I see no reason to support them down ticket. If they want to lose I will not make it harder on them.


Has the GOP abandoned their POTUS candidate, or did the POTUS candidate abandon the GOP?

He is a RINO after all :) ... just one with the support at the grass roots, which is redefining what the GOP is, I guess.
It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die.... it's called Life
October 30th, 2016 at 2:42:30 PM permalink
AZDuffman
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Quote: TheCesspit
Has the GOP abandoned their POTUS candidate, or did the POTUS candidate abandon the GOP?


They have tried to sink him at every step from day 1. The only other candidate who brought so much energy to a party in modern times would be Obama in 2008. As a party you should leverage that. You should kill for that. The GOP did the opposite. They preferred to listen to consultants who never help them win and backed an establishment candidate the grass roots were giving a huge, collective "meh."

Oddly, the Democrats had 1 anti-establishment candidate to squash and with higher energy than the establishment candidate. They succeeded.
The man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it
November 1st, 2016 at 2:54:35 PM permalink
Ayecarumba
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Bummer, I thought this might be a thread that included Kristi Noem from South Dakota:



against Arizona's Krysten Sinema:



and maybe some hot oil...
November 1st, 2016 at 11:33:58 PM permalink
Pacomartin
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Hillary Rodham Clinton beat Rick Lazio for Senator NY 55.27% to 43.01% in 2000
Hillary Rodham Clinton beat John Spencer for Senator NY 67.0% to 31.0% in 2006
In December 2008 when she was nominated for Secretary of State the governor appointed Kirsten Gillibrand
who beat DioGuardi 62.95% to 35.11% in a special election to serve out the remainder of Hillary's term
Kirsten Gillibrand beat Wendy Long for Senator NY 72.22% to 26.34% in 2012



Her beauty, youth (age 50 on December 9, 2016) and occupying Hillary's senate seat make her obvious candidate for a future presidential run
November 2nd, 2016 at 1:11:45 PM permalink
Ayecarumba
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Wendy Long:



Tough to be a Conservative in NY
November 3rd, 2016 at 5:32:38 AM permalink
terapined
Member since: Aug 6, 2014
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I prefer Tammy Duckworth
What a story
Duckworth wanted to see combat, so she trained to be an Army helicopter pilot. She was one of the first women to fly a combat mission in Iraq.
While on a mission in Iraq on November 12, 2004, she was flying a black hawk helicopter  when a rocket-propelled grenade ripped through the cockpit, taking her legs and nearly her life.

Not a senator yet but is crushing in IL.
Very bright future
Sometimes we live no particular way but our own - Grateful Dead "Eyes of the World"
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