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How Republicans could take
control of the Senate in 2014

The Week, by Taegan Goddard

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 1/28/2013 4:48:00 AM

Republicans took another step toward taking back the U.S. Senate when Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) announced this weekend that he would not run for re-election in 2014. While Harkin likely faced a close race, he was the candidate most likely to hold the seat for Democrats. Now his party faces a real prospect of losing the seat. The Rothenberg Political Report notes that without Harkin on the ballot, "the Hawkeye State now moves far up on GOP target lists." Combined with Sen. Jay Rockefeller´s (D-W.V.) retirement announcement earlier this month, it´s a real blow to Democrats.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: provide, 1/28/2013 5:44:40 AM     (No. 9143512)

Are you kiddin´? In two years those "paths to citizenship" will have plenty of liberal lawyers clogging up the system with "paths" to public benefits and calls of voter suppression.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: jalo1951, 1/28/2013 5:58:45 AM     (No. 9143517)

The R will find a way, unfortunately.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bpl40, 1/28/2013 7:57:00 AM     (No. 9143598)

Some idiot will let his mouth run about legitimate rape, race, abortion or some such ´critical´ issue. The MSM will cease it to tar the entire plank and everything will come crashing down. If these guys can learn to run professional campaigns then perhaps.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: plumnellie, 1/28/2013 9:14:06 AM     (No. 9143753)

Whoever we run will be shot down by Rove and other moderates if they are conservatives. Republicans hate conservatives more then they do Dems. Own it moderates...you prefer Dems to conservatives. The ´rape´ mess bogus. I knew that moderates would beat the libs in bashing and killing our candidates regardless of the intent. When Dems make stupid statements nothing happens. They do not kill their own. Our moderates/Roves kill more of our candidates then Dems do. Who killed the USA? Republicans because the leaders did not stand and fight...they joined in to fight against us conservatives.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: civilservant, 1/28/2013 10:15:09 AM     (No. 9143895)

"IT´s way past time to let Roman Polanski back into the USA.......it´s not like her ´raped raped´ that girl."
Whoopi Goldberg, opening up the National argument regarding ´legitimate verus illegitimate´ rape.

But quelle surprise!! NO-ONE on the Left attacked her for saying it!!!

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