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Tyler

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US Midterms 2018

01 October 2018 - 02:10 PM

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^^60,000 at Beto O'Rourke's rally with Willie Nelson on the weekend. Reminiscent of Obama crowds. The Republican Governor of Texas said Beto was "cult-like"... sounds like someone is running scared. Dripping in irony that comment is with his choice currently sitting in the White House. :P On the other hand that crook Menendez is running way too close in NJ... I doubt he'll lose but wasted resources on what should have been a 20 point win in NJ for a Dem in this climate.

 

I hope Sen. Klobuchar is serious about a 2020 run, as rumored. She's bookish, not a grand stander, is the most popular Senator in her state (MN) and might be the type of detox the US needs. If not she would be a great pick for VP or better still a SCOTUS nomination. That back and forth between her and Kavanaugh about HER drinking too much was really disgraceful.

 

Speaking of BK... he really throws a wrench in things no matter how it turns out. McCaskill (D-MO) and Donnelly (D-IN) are already noes and being pummeled for it in their red states. Heitkamp (D-ND) and Manchin (D-WV) are still on fence and will likely only vote yes if their vote means nothing or vice versa. The ever "concerned" Collins (R-ME) is hard to predict and likes to see herself as moderate but she usually tows the party line in the end. I think Murkowski (R-AK) is almost a certain no but not for the drinking and allegations but what Hawaiian Senator Hirono brought up in the first hearing about native Hawaiians and a very poor ruling Kavanaugh made for them which relates directly to Murkowski's native Alaskan base who propelled her to her write in win in 2016. Flake will do like Collins I would guess and his last minute antics were more of a play for cover to vote yes I think. I believe he and Coons (D-DE) are genuinely good men but still they are very much on their respective sides on issues. Nice to see the bi-partisanship though. To wrap that I believe the Kavanaugh stuff favours Republicans in the race for the Senate but heavily favours Democrats in the house race (I personally think at this time Dems will win both).

 

Bill Nelson (D) in Florida might be the luckiest guy on the slate as he looked dead in the water and completely unprepared for Rick Scott, a very hard campaigner, but Democratic candidate for Governor Andrew Gillum's coattails seem to be propping his numbers up.

 

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