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Obama Has Won the Election

Electoral vote 238 for Obama.

He is leading and will win in Florida and Ohio with only heavily Democratic counties left to report.

That puts him over the top.

It's done.

Can someone please start bumping the hysterical Concern Trolls threads so we can gloat?


by Anonymousreply 14511/07/2012

He might also win Virginia.

by Anonymousreply 111/06/2012

He's not leading in Florida.

by Anonymousreply 211/06/2012

NBC called it for Obama.

He's won.

Game over bitches.

by Anonymousreply 311/06/2012


by Anonymousreply 411/06/2012

Glad that's over!

by Anonymousreply 511/06/2012


by Anonymousreply 611/06/2012


by Anonymousreply 711/06/2012

Group hug to everyone here.

by Anonymousreply 811/06/2012

Obama has led in Florida most of the night, delusional R2.

by Anonymousreply 911/06/2012

CNN FINALLY calls it.

by Anonymousreply 1011/06/2012

I'm leaving you, Ann! Fuck you and the me you rode in on!

by Anonymousreply 1111/06/2012

I love that they were pumping this song at the Obama rally in Chicago!

by Anonymousreply 1211/06/2012

LMAO It's almost 15 minutes later and ABC still hasn't called it and they're talking about how Romney can get to 270! The looks on all their faces are priceless. Knowing the election has been called and they're pretending they don't know! Ridiculous.

by Anonymousreply 1311/06/2012


by Anonymousreply 1411/06/2012

Start bumping, bitches. I need to slap around some concern trolls.

by Anonymousreply 1511/06/2012

NPR is falling over themselves to NOT call it. They've lost all credibility with this.

by Anonymousreply 1611/06/2012

Ann Romney is beating the shit out of her maid Consuelo. The bitch is pissed!!!!

by Anonymousreply 1711/06/2012

I broke my ass this last year campaigning, knocking on doors, sitting out in sweltering heat signing people up, etc. This is especially sweet right now. TIME TO GET DRUNK BITCHES

by Anonymousreply 1811/06/2012

Just imagine all the money the Koch brothers and repugs have spent. Billions. And all of that effort going to waste.

Makes me feel all warm and tingly inside.

by Anonymousreply 1911/06/2012

R12, that song is HOTTT!

by Anonymousreply 2011/06/2012


by Anonymousreply 2111/06/2012

I'm verklempt!

by Anonymousreply 2211/06/2012

actually its called verklemmt

by Anonymousreply 2311/06/2012

R19, the media outlets made so much money I wish we could have nationalized them for the last 6 months, paid some basic profit to the owners and used the rest to pay federal debt. Billions were spent and these outlets made out like bandits. Ironically, Koch could pay higher taxes and still have lost less.

by Anonymousreply 2411/06/2012

Romney is trying to drag it out and not conceding Ohio.

Not gonna happen. Whatever.

by Anonymousreply 2511/06/2012

We won without Ohio, Romney can drag it out all he wants.

by Anonymousreply 2611/06/2012

Mitt, its over BITCH!

by Anonymousreply 2711/06/2012

I've heard a lot of commentary stating that even if Romney had won it's STILL the end of the line for the old-school Republican Party. They're going have to regain some form of moderate Republicanism to bring more women (many of whom have issues with the Repugs) and younger voters back into the fold.

by Anonymousreply 2811/06/2012

He just took the lead in Virginia. This is a DECISIVE win. This is not Bush/Gore.

by Anonymousreply 2911/06/2012

More unemployment, higher taxes, fantastic!

by Anonymousreply 3011/06/2012

@RuPaulsDragRace Barack Obama... shantay you stay. Mitt Romney... sashay away...

by Anonymousreply 3111/06/2012

was there any doubt? didn't someone here say obama is CIA or connected somehow to CIA?

by Anonymousreply 3211/06/2012

We refuse to concede.

by Anonymousreply 3311/06/2012

Rove's special computer vote counters automatically kick in if Obama is up by less than 1% in Ohio.

by Anonymousreply 3411/06/2012

I'll be looking at the women's voting results. I believe that republican women in these swing states went into the voting booth and, despite any claims to the contrary, voted for Obama.

by Anonymousreply 3511/06/2012

Trump is calling for a revolution on twitter. No words can describe the fucker.

by Anonymousreply 3611/06/2012

Hang him for treason!

by Anonymousreply 3711/06/2012

Now to see Romney in cuffs for all his illegal acts. I will really relish the sight of his ass in chains.

by Anonymousreply 3811/06/2012

W&W, R11 !

by Anonymousreply 3911/06/2012

R23, ever heard of Yiddish? No, thought not.

by Anonymousreply 4011/06/2012

I've been tweeting Trump. Heeheehee nothing so delish as a bloviating loser.

by Anonymousreply 4111/06/2012

Rafalca is a Democrat, R33.

by Anonymousreply 4211/06/2012

We won!

by Anonymousreply 4311/06/2012

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!

by Anonymousreply 4411/06/2012

I can't stand when commentators point out that despite the fact that Obama won, the majority of counties in the US voted for Romney since Obama voters are concentrated in urban and suburban areas.

The fact that the popular vote is so close and that Obama doesn't have a clear mandate is a perfectly legit point.

But, to posit that the win is somehow less real because the majority of the land mass (if you shade red and blue based on county, not state) is Republican, is so fucking stupid. It's "one man, one vote", not "one acre, one vote."

by Anonymousreply 4511/06/2012

Once you go black, you NEVER go back! Suck it repugnants, Shit Romney lost!!!!! Go OBAMA!!!!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 4611/06/2012

Wonder if Ted Nugent has loaded his rifle yet and aimed for his head ?

by Anonymousreply 4711/06/2012

We won too!

by Anonymousreply 4811/06/2012

I don't remember Trump and company complaining when Gore won the popular vote in 2000.

by Anonymousreply 4911/06/2012

It might end up being an electoral blowout. record turnout in a lot of areas, even when low turnout was predicted by some.

Obama hasn't been perfect, or even close, and he has a fuck of a lot of work to do, but clearly people looked at Romney and this version of the Republican Party and said "fuck no."

by Anonymousreply 5011/06/2012

R50=truth teller

by Anonymousreply 5111/06/2012

All the school funding propositions in CA have failed. We may yet get to close this non performing system down.

What a night Obama re-elected and no more money for the schools. I am thrilled and will sleep very well.

by Anonymousreply 5211/06/2012

R52, I don't know a lot about CA schools. Why is that a good thing? I'm asking seriously. What were the funding propositions and why did you think they were bad?

by Anonymousreply 5311/06/2012

Our uteri are safe!

by Anonymousreply 5411/06/2012

I'm a diehard conservative and not at all angry at your win, liberals.

I support democracy and congratulate you.

I think we should all be rooting for America rather than taunting each other.

Not all Republicans are evil, or misinformed. Some of us are just fiscally conservative. It's not like the debt has gone away. We still have many challenges to face, and we need the entire country to face them.

Congrtaulations, Obama and his supporters. Enjoy your celebration.

by Anonymousreply 5511/06/2012

Mitt Romney's collapse is complete! He'll never be president.

by Anonymousreply 5611/06/2012

r55=Mitt Romney

by Anonymousreply 5711/06/2012

Thank fuck for this amazing news.

by Anonymousreply 5811/06/2012

Victory sex!

by Anonymousreply 5911/06/2012

Mitt's done.

by Anonymousreply 6011/06/2012

Jesse Jackson Jr also won reelection tonight. Tells you something doesn't it?

by Anonymousreply 6111/06/2012

Two terms for America's second hottest president ever.

by Anonymousreply 6211/06/2012

Congratulations, Jesse!

Tells *you* something, R61.

by Anonymousreply 6311/06/2012

Who's the first hottest?

by Anonymousreply 6411/06/2012

I'd love a Clinton/Obama threesome...

by Anonymousreply 6511/06/2012

No, r55 was much more gracious in defeat than Rmoney will ever be.

I'm financially conservative, too, r55, but my concern for my reproductive health and legal rights outweigh anything else.

by Anonymousreply 6611/06/2012

Barack Obama won because he has a better ass.

by Anonymousreply 6711/06/2012

[quote]concern for my reproductive health

what the hell does that mean?

by Anonymousreply 6811/06/2012

It means [r68] is a woman, dumbass.

by Anonymousreply 6911/06/2012

"I think we should all be rooting for America rather than taunting each other."

so where were you this whole campaign season? this board has been lousy with sneering, asshole freepers for time immemorial, but they have been especially irrational, paranoid and hateful in the last year - defining your party for you using the exact same tactics you are now asking us to be bigger than.

fucking pathetic.

by Anonymousreply 7011/06/2012

It means you lost, R61/R68.

Deal with it.

by Anonymousreply 7111/06/2012

still waiting

by Anonymousreply 7211/06/2012

Agreed, R70.

Never forget.

by Anonymousreply 7311/06/2012

Really R69? And we all thought it was a man... hmmm.

by Anonymousreply 7411/06/2012

Anybody know where to go to read some genuinely "soul searching" Republican/conservative analysis on the election -- that, instead of demonizing all Obama supporters and dismissing them as crazy loons, really acknowledges that the Repugs need to look at themselves and accept that they are at fault for their dismal performance.

by Anonymousreply 7511/06/2012

Looks like Obama is leading even in Virginia and Florida.

by Anonymousreply 7611/06/2012

R68? Your asshole lost. Do DL a favor and finally LEAVE. You freeper vermin have overstayed your visit. We don't want to hear from you people for another four years.


by Anonymousreply 7711/06/2012

I want to see my sexy Prez on the TV!!


by Anonymousreply 7811/06/2012

Why don't YOU go the fuck away, R77.

by Anonymousreply 7911/06/2012

Group hug from Australia!

by Anonymousreply 8011/06/2012

Mitt to speak at 12:55!!!

by Anonymousreply 8111/06/2012

Would it be impolite for me to post links to the Facebook pages of my redneck Kentucky friends who are already posting racial and impeachment comments on their pages so you all could send them comments?

by Anonymousreply 8211/06/2012


I was unable to post to this board for quite a while after I had expressed support for Republican candidates. Kept getting "Post rejected: unable to post." Not sure if I was banned or not; maybe I was a threat to the stereotypes or something.


I truly hope our economy stays sound enough for you to continue to care more about your other rights than our fiscal policy.

I've never seen the point in such animostiy from one party to the other. My rights have been trampled upon more than most of you put together, yet you don't hear me complaining. In my case it's so bad that neither party even cares, and when you're just one person, not from a sympathetic group, they can pretend they care about everyone, while pretending you don't exist. I just keep the hope alive by knowing that when the same thing happens to others, the laws will change.

I worked 12-14 hours a day for Mondale in 1984 and reacted to Reagan's reelection much the way the Republicans are reacting tonight, and now I believe Reagan was one of the bestw presidents we've ever had. I keep a similar open mind for Obama, and hope he can change my thinking towards the left the way Reagan did towards the right.

To me, liberal and conservative are like the run and the pass in football. Neither is intrinsically better; it's situational, depending on circumstance. I more than understand why people voted for Obama, though I wonder if they might wind up not wanting what they got after getting what they want.

I cannot celebrate a Romney win tonight (not that I thought he was great anyway), so I'll just celebrate Democracy instead.

by Anonymousreply 8311/06/2012

yup, but temporarily fun

by Anonymousreply 8411/06/2012


You make it sound like I'd have taunted the liberals had Romney won. That's not my way.

If you want to taunt me or my party, by all means do. I can see why those who are heavily invested in liberal causes would feel the need.

I'm certainly not a fan of the aggressive right-wing.

by Anonymousreply 8511/06/2012

[quote]I truly hope our economy stays sound enough for you to continue to care more about your other rights than our fiscal policy.

If I have no control over my body and my legal standing, what the fuck does it matter if I have a job or not?

by Anonymousreply 8611/06/2012

R85 changes spots just like his leader.

by Anonymousreply 8711/06/2012

In 2009, after years of struggling, I earned a mountain of cash (for me) at the very moment others were going broke.

Under the rules of capitalism, I should have been able to use that cash to scoop up assets at firesale prices, not because I'm a vulture, but because the system I lived under said I was now the one who had succeeded.

Without the bailouts, I would likely be a multimillionaire right now. All that welfare did was keep incompetent people wealthy, and force me to have to build a fortune in an economy where othes are being handed it. While the bailouts are good for keeping social order, we had to sacrifice our meritocracy to do it.

This is a technicality many people overlook, but under a true merit system, I would be in the one percent by now (or on the way), while many who are still wealthy would be bankrupt. I cannot overlook that Obama was the driving force behind this bailout, nor can I believe that we will not wind up just as broke again (because the wrong people still have wealth), since we can't run on bailouts forever.

Despite this, I'm still an American, and if the majority of people wish to elect a socialist leader, that is their right. Most are not smart enough to understand the cancer that Obama has put into this economy, but nature ensures that one day soon, they will.

Perhaps then they will turn to me for answers, after everyone else has failed them. I know my limitations as an individual, and would still rather live in this America under Obama, than in any other country in the world. That doesn't mean I support him, and it doesn't mean I begrudge those of you who voted for Obama your victory.

I just think you are terribly wrong in your support for the man. Difference of opinion is the lifeblood of Democracy.

by Anonymousreply 8811/06/2012


If the country goes bankrupt, your body will be owned far worse by those in power under the law of the jungle than anything a Republican could ever do. Also consider that Romney couldn't have done much to hurt your rights, and that most Republican candidates do not follow through on their lip-service to the fundies.

I staunchly support abortion btw.


Tipping my hand to the winners tonight does not mean I have changed at all. We fought the good fight, we lost, and life goes on. What's the big deal? It's how our system works.

by Anonymousreply 8911/06/2012

R88 oh fuck you right in the ass

by Anonymousreply 9011/06/2012

I LOVE GLOATING ON THE ROMNEY AND RYAN FACEBOOK PAGE! Yes, it's horrible but it feels so good!

by Anonymousreply 9111/06/2012

You were a hardcore Mondale supporter who today believes Ronald Reagan was a great president.

What should we now conclude about you being a straight man who frequents a gay message board?

by Anonymousreply 9211/06/2012


Why be a sore winner?

If you are going to be one, could you at least taunt Donald Trump instead of me?


I'm gonna send a sympathy carrot to Rafalca now.

by Anonymousreply 9311/06/2012

Bitch, please. Die on your feet or live on your knees.

I'll die fighting for my rights, thanks.

And if we CUT DEFENSE SPENDING we wouldn't have a deficit, now, would we?

But we can't touch those big, fat contracts because too many old white men get rich off of them.

by Anonymousreply 9411/06/2012

Not a sore winner. Actually, you sound pretty sore for someone who is doing just fine.

by Anonymousreply 9511/06/2012

It means I keep an open mind and can remain civilized even in the company of people I may not particularly have much in common with, or even personally like.

Congratulations on your win.

by Anonymousreply 9611/06/2012

R64, the first hottest president was John F. Kennedy.

by Anonymousreply 9711/06/2012

Translation of R88's verbal diarrhea:

1. I inherited money.

2. I tried to buy some homes going in foreclosure or small businesses going bankrupt.

3. The big bad Obama and his bailouts prevented me from doing that.

How you didn't get to weave some Ayn Rand inspired bullshit into the whole story is beyond me, R88.

by Anonymousreply 9811/06/2012

Suddenly civil. That's funny.

Give it up.

by Anonymousreply 9911/06/2012

R88, I'm kinda curious. Why do you feel the need to lie so blatantly?

by Anonymousreply 10011/06/2012

Exactly r98. Is r88 the troll that told us DL knows nothing about politics or elections and that Romney would win? Could someone please bump that thread? I didn't keep it in my feed.

by Anonymousreply 10111/06/2012

From kos: Michael Steele on CNN: "No one saw this coming." Ha ha, speak for yourself, asshole.

by Anonymousreply 10211/06/2012

Waiting for his speech and it seems to be taking a long time. I hope his security is good tonight.

by Anonymousreply 10311/06/2012

that green skirt is so wrong, makes her look even fatter.

by Anonymousreply 10411/06/2012

I am so happy right now

by Anonymousreply 10511/06/2012

We won't be going bankrupt.

by Anonymousreply 10611/06/2012

does that mean he will take care of my student loan debt?

by Anonymousreply 10711/06/2012

My congressman won! The tea Party tried hard to take him down in the last election and almost succeeded. This time, his opponent led him in the polls by a significant margin - and lost!


by Anonymousreply 10811/06/2012

As a UC student/instructor, the potential failure of Prop 30 is the only thing that disappoints me tonight.

Otherwise I'm fucking ecstatic. Obama and Warren win. Akin and Mourdoch lose. Marriage equality victories in all regions of the country. Our first out gay Senator.

Fabulous night. I've enjoyed trolling Facebook and antagonizing all of my holy roller fake friends from high school. Now I'm emotionally exhausted and ready to sleep for the next 24 hours.

PS - Paul Ryan's wife looked like she was dressed in wrapping paper. Dumb bitch.

by Anonymousreply 10911/07/2012

Don't quote me . . . but I think it'sh shafe to shay . . . Where's my mushic? Can I get my mushic here? . . . Where am I? . . . I think it'sh shafe to shay Obama Barack ish going to be re-elected preshident.

by Anonymousreply 11011/07/2012

R88 knows nothing about merit goods and how you need to build from the bottom up, not the top down. Maybe take an economics class or two, dumbass.

by Anonymousreply 11111/07/2012

indeed, the green skirt made the little one look like a black fat betsy wetsy

by Anonymousreply 11211/07/2012

heard Rahn is giving head while being fucked in boystown

by Anonymousreply 11311/07/2012


by Anonymousreply 11411/07/2012

That does it, once and for all: you really can't trust that mainstream media to report the actual news anymore.

Those of you who said the media was reporting that this was a close race when it was a runaway for Obama -- you called it.

“Without a free press there can be no free society... Without a lively sense of responsibility a free press may readily become a powerful instrument of injustice.”

by Anonymousreply 11511/07/2012

You could have put SPOILER in your heading OP! Thanks for ruining it.

by Anonymousreply 11611/07/2012

interesting how for the GOP it's ALL ABOUT MONEY. Even the gay republicans don't fucking care about a damn thing but money. They just can't be happy now because they're too fucking afraid the Dems are going to come shake the pennies out of their panties.

by Anonymousreply 11711/07/2012

Connie Mack (R) lost his Senate seat in Florida.

Mary Bono Mack (R) lost her Congressional seat in California.

Maybe this long distance husband and wife might actually have to move in and be miserable together.

by Anonymousreply 11811/07/2012

Congratulations americans! You still have the coolest president in the world

by Anonymousreply 11911/07/2012

wait till a visit to the Dr. for a simple ailment takes 3-4 hrs. American pigs deserve socialized medicine.

p.s. can't wait till your tax dollars pay for "holiday surgery"

lol you are in for bad times

stupid people

by Anonymousreply 12011/07/2012

Keep on drinking that kool aid, R120. I only wish it was the type Jim Jones served.

by Anonymousreply 12111/07/2012

"If we don't run Chris Christie, Romney will be the nominee and we'll lose."

by Anonymousreply 12211/07/2012

When do we get to tip the Supreme Court? People kept warning that the republicans would pick 4.

by Anonymousreply 12311/07/2012

Agreed, r121, or had cyanide in it.

by Anonymousreply 12411/07/2012

Bummer about Bachmann winning. That's pretty much like a bubble in a perfect paint job.

by Anonymousreply 12511/07/2012

Face it, Romney scared the shit out of many people, including the Gay community and scared people help get out the vote.

The fact so many Americans still voted for a person like Romney, is a sad statement about America today.

by Anonymousreply 12611/07/2012

I am ecstatic beyond belief about the election results, and I am trying not to gloat because I know a number of Romney supporters who are very unhappy this morning. Happy to live in Ohio, which was the state that put Obama over the top !

by Anonymousreply 12711/07/2012

I am quietly gloating, r127.

The raging Rmoney people have finally STFU on FB.

Now I want Obama to bitch-slap Boner and the House right in the nut sack. Just come out swinging on those fucking in bred idiots.

by Anonymousreply 12811/07/2012

As if the Repugs wouldn't gloat.

Did you hear/read the stuff they said about Obama and the Democrats?

Time to gloat, bitch.

by Anonymousreply 12911/07/2012

"can't wait till your tax dollars pay for "holiday surgery""

I'm just glad that tax dollars will be paying for ANY surgery.

Instead of being funnelled straight into the pockets of insurance companies

by Anonymousreply 13011/07/2012

[quote] From kos: Michael Steele on CNN: "No one saw this coming."

EVERYONE saw this coming.

by Anonymousreply 13111/07/2012

well done.

by Anonymousreply 13211/07/2012

[quote]God is punishing America by giving us bad leaders to make us suffer! Read the bible & see what he did to his chosen people Israel.

God will punish us!!!!! "the sky is falling, the sky is falling"

by Anonymousreply 13311/07/2012

Careful, guys -- Right wing nuts are like zombies: they keep coming back and they never let go.

by Anonymousreply 13411/07/2012

(Things that still need to be fixed):


Why is IBM's female CEO paid less than her male predecessors?

Mark Lacter | November 6, 2012 9:39 AM

Not that $1.5 million isn't a handsome wage (and that's not including bonuses and perks), but it isn't what the guys were making.

by Anonymousreply 13511/07/2012

Stocks open sharply lower

By Mark Lacter | November 7, 2012 7:12 AM

So much for the Obama rally. Now that the presidential election has been resolved, investors are focusing their attention on Washington and the dreaded fiscal cliff. That's the package of tax increases and spending cuts set to take effect on Jan. 1, 2013 - unless Congress and the president reach a compromise. There's also concern about the prospects of a tax increase on dividends. After less than an hour of trading, the Dow is down more than 200 points.

by Anonymousreply 13611/07/2012

HA HA!!!!! That's all.

by Anonymousreply 13711/07/2012

[quote] All the school funding propositions in CA have failed. We may yet get to close this non performing system down.

No they didn't. Prop 30 won.

by Anonymousreply 13811/07/2012

Democrats have now won the popular vote in five of the last six presidential elections.

by Anonymousreply 13911/07/2012

Soda taxes rejected in two California cities November 7, 2012 | 6:42 am

Voters sharply rejected sugary-drinks tax measures in two California cities.

In El Monte, 76.8% of voters rejected the tax.

The measure would have charged a one-cent tax for every ounce of sugary drink sold within the San Gabriel Valley city. But it drew fierce opposition from the beverage industry, which spent more than $1 million to defeat it.

Voters in Richmond, Calif., rejected a similar measure.

El Monte was facing fiscal problems, and it has one of the highest rates of childhood obesity in the state, so backers thought the tax made sense. But then the beverage industry converged on the city, turning the race into the most expensive campaign in El Monte history.

The beverage industry forces brought together consultants from across the country, including the firm of a Washington, D.C., political strategist whose famous "Harry and Louise" advertisements helped derail the Clinton administration's healthcare legislation in the early 1990s.

Late Tuesday, El Monte Mayor Andre Quintero, the tax's leading supporter, called the margin "insurmountable."

"This is going to be an early night for Measure H," Quintero said in a phone interview just after 9:30 p.m. "It's obviously going to be defeated."

Fred Muir, a spokesman for the "No on H" campaign, said the group was delighted with the early voting, and that they matched internal polling figures.

"It's not a surprise," Muir said. "We've been hearing discontent all over the city for quite some time."

by Anonymousreply 14011/07/2012

LA District attorney race: Alan Jackson concedes to Jackie Lacey

November 7, 2012 | 4:34 am

Deputy Dist. Atty. Alan Jackson conceded defeat in the race for Los Angeles County district attorney against veteran prosecutor Jackie Lacey

Deputy Dist. Atty. Alan Jackson early Wednesday conceded defeat in the race for Los Angeles County district attorney against veteran prosecutor Jackie Lacey.

With the victory, Lacey becomes the county's first female and first African American district attorney.

"Ms. Lacey ran a dignified campaign and has earned our respect,' Jackson said in a statement. "While she and I have serious disagreements, we share a commitment to making Los Angeles County a safer place to live. I look forward to working with Jackie and her administration to take on the dangerous criminals who threaten our community, fight for the vulnerable and for victims of crime, and work to keep children out of crime in the first place."

Jackson, a star trial attorney in the office, is best known for his successful murder prosecution of music producer Phil Spector.

Lacey, 55, has the support of her boss, Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley, who is retiring after three terms.

Lacey touted herself as the only candidate with the experience to run the office of about 1,000 prosecutors. In March 2011, Cooley selected her as chief deputy -– the No. 2 position in the office -– shortly before announcing his own plans to retire.

Though the position is nonpartisan, Lacey is a registered Democrat and picked up a slew of endorsements from prominent Democratic politicians, including California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.

Jackson, a registered Republican, had the support of the county's prominent Republican politicians, including Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon, former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan and county Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich.

Jackson, 47, pointed to his credentials as a frontline prosecutor, saying he had the on-the-ground experience needed to run a modern district attorney’s office.

Both candidates raised more than $1 million, and the campaign was at times bitterly fought.

by Anonymousreply 14111/07/2012

If Hillary doesn't run, Kirsten Gillibrand just moved to the front of the pack to get the nomination in 2016.

by Anonymousreply 14211/07/2012

San Jose voters agree to hike city's minimum wage to $10 an hour

November 7, 2012 | 8:28 am

San Jose voters on Tuesday agreed to increase the city’s hourly minimum wage to $10 — $2 above the statewide floor, siding with proponents of the measure who said it was necessary in order for low-income workers to survive in an increasingly pricey tech-based economy.

With all precincts counted, nearly 59% of voters had approved the measure, making San Jose only the second municipality in California and the fifth in the nation to set its own minimum wage. The others are San Francisco, Washington D.C., and Santa Fe and Albuquerque, N.M.

The measure was the brainchild of San Jose State University sociology students and was promptly embraced by labor organizations, which spearheaded the campaign.

"We're thrilled," Stacey Hendler Ross, spokeswoman for the South Bay AFL-CIO Council, told the San Jose Mercury News late Tuesday as the vote count wore on. "We always thought San Jose voters would know the right thing to do."

The San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce and other business groups had opposed the measure, saying it would force employers to slash worker hours and cut jobs, as well as discourage new businesses from moving in. The arguments were similar to those made in San Francisco, which has phased in a similar measure passed by voters in 2003. Its hourly minimum wage stands at $10.24 and will increase to $10.55 in January.

San Francisco is experiencing a jobs boom: Its unemployment rate fell to 6.9% last month, the lowest since 2008.

by Anonymousreply 14311/07/2012

Alan Jackson was a great DA. He didn't emphasize his high-profile wins like Spector.

by Anonymousreply 14411/07/2012

Alan Jackson is also a Republican shitstain who loves the death penalty and wanted to keep the three-strikes law as it was.

by Anonymousreply 14511/07/2012
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