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Midterms Give Parties Chance
for Sweeping Control of States

New York Times, by Adam Nagourney

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Posted By:StormCnter, 8/11/2014 4:44:10 AM

LAS VEGAS — It was over 100 degrees here the other evening, but inside a buzzing office tucked away on a stretch of gun stores and pornography shops, Democrats were staring into computer screens and talking urgently into cellphones. The stakes were high: The Nevada Senate, which Democrats control by a single seat, could very well shift into Republican hands after November. “Hi, this is Justin Jones; I’m your state senator,” said Mr. Jones, a Democrat who won by only 301 votes two years ago. “We have a really important election campaign coming up this fall. I wanted to see if

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Carolina Kat, 8/11/2014 11:47:41 AM     (No. 9961447)

As I understand it, the ASPCA is moving to put democrats on the endangered species list in all states where voters with a pulse outnumber voters without one.

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