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News & Current Events Discuss GOP adds another Senate seat as Sullivan wins Alaska at the General Forum; Originally Posted by cnredd That's it... Louisiana...I think it's December 6th... Democrat Mary Landrieu is a big underdog... Louisiana has ...

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Old 11-12-2014, 02:30 PM
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That's it...

Louisiana...I think it's December 6th...

Democrat Mary Landrieu is a big underdog...

Louisiana has some weird rules...This year, Landrieu had to face off against TWO Republicans...

This is usually a deathknell since both Republicans could cancel each other out, but it didn't happen...In fact, one of the Republicans got a higher percentage than Landrieu and would've already won if this were in most other states, but Louisiana has a rule where the Senate candidates need 50%+1 to win...Obviously, tough to do when there are more than two candidates...

So they take the top two and do a runoff...

You can imagine that people who voted for the top two will do so again, and the race is to get the ex-third candidate's vote...Considering he was another Republican, there's little chance Landrieu would even sniff getting half of them...

Also (as I've said multiple times), the Republicans have a huge enthusiasm advantage...Getting Democrats to come back out, in what looks like a futile effort, to vote again will be a helluva lot tougher than getting Republicans out...
Add to this that the DNSC has reduced all funding for December Ads for Landrieu and threw her under the bus. She is now toast.

Understandable since a win would gain noting for the Dems in the Senate. I guess all those women and minorities in Mississippi will have to wait 6 years for another war on women and the underclass.
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Add to this that the DNSC has reduced all funding for December Ads for Landrieu and threw her under the bus. She is now toast.

Understandable since a win would gain noting for the Dems in the Senate. I guess all those women and minorities in Mississippi will have to wait 6 years for another war on women and the underclass.
Actually, Landrieu's seat is VERY important long-term...

In two years, the Democrats have the advantage because the Republican senate seats from 2010 will be up for grabs...

Having a five seat majority in 2015 instead of a four seat majority could be the difference for Republicans keeping the majority after the 2016 elections...
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Actually, Landrieu's seat is VERY important long-term...

In two years, the Democrats have the advantage because the Republican senate seats from 2010 will be up for grabs...

Having a five seat majority in 2015 instead of a four seat majority could be the difference for Republicans keeping the majority after the 2016 elections...
Maybe but then why did the DNSC abandon her?

They see 2016 and nothing else.

They see putting the GOP on the hook for whatever happens in the next two years. And nothing else

They see Hilary as the their future and nothing else.

I understand today, Landrieu proposed building the Keystone Pipeline.
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Maybe but then why did the DNSC abandon her?

They see 2016 and nothing else.

They see putting the GOP on the hook for whatever happens in the next two years. And nothing else

They see Hilary as the their future and nothing else.

I understand today, Landrieu proposed building the Keystone Pipeline.
Leftists are notoriously short-term thinkers.
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Leftists are notoriously short-term thinkers.
Politicians are notoriously short-term thinkers.....there fixed it for you.
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