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Democrats are taking over the Senate in 2020 if all the latest polls are counted

Electoral-vote shows Dems will pick up 5 seats, more than the 4 needed even if Trump DOES win re-election.

Plus two, other seats are tied/ too close to call. Plus, Democrats are kicking Republican Senators' asses in fundraising.

The polls have shown this consistently for 2 years — the pandemic and Republican ineptitude is just giving the Democrats a bigger margin of victory.

So don't let the "43% chance" Fake News Troll fool you. Republicans are going STRAIGHT DOWN THE SHITTER in 2020.

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by Anonymousreply 107/19/2020

You know it's bad when Republicans are embarrassing themselves on the pages of THE WALL STREET JOURNAL.

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by Anonymousreply 207/19/2020

Is this why all the right wing trolls are ramping up and creating new accounts on all sites I visit?

by Anonymousreply 307/19/2020

Let's hope. Iowa, Maine, North Carolina. None of these pick ups are sure thing. We need to work to make sure it happens.

by Anonymousreply 407/19/2020

We need a minimum of 5 pickups to get to 51 seats and avoid a tie in the Senate, because we’re almost certainly losing that seat in Alabama. I hope it’s a bloodbath and we pick up at least 8 seats. I hate the idea that Joe Manchin or someone like that will have veto power over anything Biden wants to do.

by Anonymousreply 507/19/2020

God, I hope this is true, we all need to vote and not get complacent.

by Anonymousreply 607/19/2020

Our hopes and wishes to God's ears.

by Anonymousreply 707/19/2020

If the Senate is in Dem control, any subsequent impeachment, if a-hole reelected, WILL have documents and witnesses...

by Anonymousreply 807/19/2020

If we pull off a 50/50 split with Biden in the White House that is still a cause for huge celebration r5.

There is a huge difference that and 51 R with McConnell in control. If McConnell still controls the Senate the Biden administration is not going to be able to get anything done.

by Anonymousreply 907/19/2020

Ignore everything and VOTE ANYWAY!

Ignore the polls and VOTE ANYWAY.

Ignore the pundits and VOTE ANYWAY!

Do it for John Lewis and VOTE ANYWAY!

by Anonymousreply 1007/19/2020

What’s sad is that even if Democrats win everything, they’ll still bend over backwards to please republicans in the name of “bipartisanship.”

by Anonymousreply 1107/19/2020

Trump is claiming he may not accept election results too.

by Anonymousreply 1207/19/2020

R10, yes we need to repeat everyday and everywhere!

by Anonymousreply 1307/19/2020

R12, then we in the DC area will storm the White House and drag him out of his bunker. Then he'll get Mussolini-ed.

by Anonymousreply 1407/19/2020

Trump can say he won't accept he results all he wants...he doesn't have the support if the military. They tolerate him at the moment because of his title. Once he loses that title they won't take orders from him and it will be hard to be a dictator without. Military.

by Anonymousreply 1507/19/2020

I hope Tennessee goes blue in the Senate elections.The current senator is a vile woman.

by Anonymousreply 1607/19/2020

And Senate republicans are in a catch 22 situation. If they distance themselves from Trump, the Trumpublicans will turn on them. If they embrace him too much, they risk alienating swing voters.

by Anonymousreply 1707/19/2020

If they embrace him too much, they risk alienating swing voters.

I think they've already done that; plus, it was all well & fine for them to ignore the virus when it only impacted the blue states, but how that it's impacted AZ, TX & NC - and Cheetolini is blabbering on about reducing or just flat out halting testing - they are in a *very* tight spot. This is what will ultimately bring things to a head with Cheetolini - when the realize he's going down & taking them with him. At that point, they'll revolt. I think Rupert/WSJ already sees the writing on the wall & is starting to make Dump solely the problem that ails the country, rather than all his enablers

by Anonymousreply 1807/19/2020

People are going to be able to go vote? I don’t think so.

by Anonymousreply 1907/19/2020

Good, r17.

It's high-time Republicans were CAUGHT.

by Anonymousreply 2007/20/2020

The race for the Senate will be close.

Right now Democrats are maintaining consistent leads in Colorado and Arizona, which probably remain the 2 biggest pickup opportunities.

After CO & AZ, it's hard to know which is the next best pickup opportunity. The race in Maine between Sara Gideon and Susan Collins will probably go down to the wire in November, as will the Senate races in Iowa and Montana. The next best opportunity after CO & AZ may now be North Carolina, where Democratic nominee Cunninghham is consistently placing ahead of GOP Senator Tillis in the polling, so that is one to watch.

Dems also have a chance in Georgia with DL fave Jon Ossoff, but Perdue (R) probably remains the slight favorite.

by Anonymousreply 2107/20/2020

r21 What about Tennessee, Ohio and Wyoming?

by Anonymousreply 2207/20/2020

R22, there isn't a Senate race in Ohio. Tennessee & Wyoming are not really being seriously contested by the Democrats.

Kansas is more likely to be competitive than either TN or WY.

by Anonymousreply 2307/20/2020

Why is VA barely Dem? Warner only leads by 1 pt.

by Anonymousreply 2407/20/2020

the only upside to this miserable fucking year!

by Anonymousreply 2507/20/2020

R24, where are you seeing that VA poll?

2014 was a bad Midterms for the Dems and Warner had an unexpectedly close call, winning be less than 1 point.

Warner is expected to win comfortably in 2020.

by Anonymousreply 2607/20/2020

R26 the link in OPs post.

by Anonymousreply 2707/20/2020

And which ones(s) are you donating to?

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by Anonymousreply 2807/20/2020

Without a supermajority (which will NEVER happen), there will still be a lot of things that won't change.

by Anonymousreply 2907/20/2020

That is why major legislation needs to be passed by RECONCILIATION.

Lear the lessons they taught us.

Super majority in 2022.

by Anonymousreply 3007/20/2020

It's important to be winning in July

by Anonymousreply 3107/20/2020

There is no poll for VA r27, so I think they are using the 2014 result as the baseline.

Warner is expected to win, it is not being considered a competitive seat.

by Anonymousreply 3207/20/2020

Virginia is now reliably blue. In a presidential year, it would be shocking to see it shift.

by Anonymousreply 3307/20/2020

R32 has it right. There has not been any polling yet for the Virginia Senate race because it's expected to be an easy win for Warner this year.

The map is based on the 2014 results when Warner had a close shave in what was a bad year for Dems.

by Anonymousreply 3407/21/2020

Then they shouldn’t use that map where it shows VA barely Dem. update the damn map.

by Anonymousreply 3507/21/2020

Predicting a huge Republican led stimulus package giving every eligible taxpayer in America either another $1200 or doubling it.

by Anonymousreply 3607/21/2020

[quote]Without a supermajority (which will NEVER happen), there will still be a lot of things that won't change.

I don't think the democrats have much choice this time out. There's things that need an immediate turn around. And Biden needs a cabinet strong enough to do it and bypass Republican obstruction. Enough with this supermajority crap.

[quote]That is why major legislation needs to be passed by RECONCILIATION.

AGAIN, The dems don't have a year or two to waste trying to make Republicans like them. You have a one term president. Shit needs to happen the first week he's in office.

by Anonymousreply 3707/21/2020

The Turtle Senate will not do shit until the precious stock market crashes.

by Anonymousreply 3807/21/2020

Colorado and Arizona remain the two closest thing to a sure thing. I would put the Kansas and N. Carolina races as next in line. Followed by Maine.

by Anonymousreply 3907/21/2020

"I hate the idea that Joe Manchin or someone like that will have veto power over anything Biden wants to do."

Manchin will block everything Democrats try to accomplish, which is why we need more than a simple one seat majority.

by Anonymousreply 4007/21/2020

We need Texas and Montana to come through...

We need at least 6 if we want to sideline Manchin.

by Anonymousreply 4107/21/2020

People need to keep their feet on the ground. At first no one thought the Dems taking control of the Senate was realistic. Now it actually looks like it could happen. This is a big deal and amazing if it happens, have some perspective. It still is far from a sure thing we will be able to accomplish that.

by Anonymousreply 4207/21/2020

[quote]Manchin will block everything Democrats try to accomplish, which is why we need more than a simple one seat majority.

That's why he needs to be primaried next election cycle. The guy helped get Kavanaugh in. That's reason enough for him to go and get a democrat in who can do the job.

by Anonymousreply 4307/21/2020

It's freakin West Virginia. You do not want to primary Manchin, the fact that as a Dem he manages to win in such a red Trump-friendly state is amazing. Don't quit your day jobs people.

by Anonymousreply 4407/21/2020

R44, take a seat, hon. Your political analysis is garbage. We absolutely must primary Joe Manchin and other DINOs, particularly if they supported Trump at all.

by Anonymousreply 4507/21/2020

Especially a "democrat" who said they wouldn't vote for Sanders or Warren if they were the nominee.

He helped balance the Supreme Court in the Republicans favor. Case for removal.

by Anonymousreply 4607/21/2020

And when you get a Republican in his seat instead you will be wishing for a DINO like Manchin.

But whatever, why engage in this argument when he isn't even up for election til 2024.

by Anonymousreply 4707/21/2020

[quote]We need at least 6 if we want to sideline Manchin.

And what are you DOING to make that happen? What can people DO?

Right now?

by Anonymousreply 4807/21/2020

"And when you get a Republican in his seat instead you will be wishing for a DINO like Manchin."

Manchin is effectively useless as a Democrat, so the seat might as well go to a Republican. It won't change a thing.

by Anonymousreply 4907/21/2020

Bullshit. He voted for impeachment on both counts. No Republican did that. Even with his votes with Trump, it is better to have him there to have the majority than to let Mitch run the show.

by Anonymousreply 5007/21/2020

Manchin will vote for the leadership to go to Charles Schumer, so that's all that's needed.

by Anonymousreply 5107/21/2020

Not surprising that Manchin has supporters here. A lot of DLers are just older, rural, white conservatives who happen to be gay, and might not even have much connection to the larger population of gay folks, let alone actual progressive viewpoints, or meaningful interaction with anyone under 30.

by Anonymousreply 5207/21/2020

Republicans vote but don't win based on votes. They win based on gerrymandering, voter suppression, election interference and other nefarious schemes to subvert the election process. We must remain vigilant and dedicated.

All this good news works in their favor, to the point where I believe dissemination of all the polling and dire predictions for Dump and his Republicans are part of their campaign. Democrats are nothing if not complacent.

by Anonymousreply 5307/21/2020

[quote]Bullshit. He voted for impeachment on both counts. No Republican did that.

No Democrat in the Senate did either. Because the Senate DOES NOT IMPEACH.

Trump WAS impeached, and don't ever forget it.

by Anonymousreply 5407/21/2020

Omg Manchin has voted against a lot of these crazy judges, too. He voted to remove the prez on both counts. We’d never get a progressive in WV. Manchin is infinity better then any republican we’d get out of that hellhole state. Get your head out of your ass!

by Anonymousreply 5507/21/2020

R52, you realize that the reason that Obama could not advance his legislative agenda and the reason that Trump could has everything to do with applying the kind of purity test you suggest? Drawing in a coalition actually gets progressive things done. When your sassy, ageist take actually achieves something, let’s talk. Hint: you won’t be under 30.

by Anonymousreply 5607/21/2020

R52's post is the first time in my many years on this board I've seen someone accuse the DL of having a rural bias. You're right, way too much focus on small town America here. God, could we finally get a thread about New York!

by Anonymousreply 5707/21/2020

Miss Thang is in a tough race. Don't make her resort to more of her favorite Italian wine. She loves those drinky poos.

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by Anonymousreply 5807/21/2020

Miss Lindsey has dinner with Trump, Mnuchin, and Meadows. No wonder she was all giddy today.

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by Anonymousreply 5907/21/2020

Pry open your wallets and donate to ANY Senate candidate with a shot to bump off a Republic ASSHOLE!

AL-Sen Doug Jones (Incumbent in tough race)

AZ- Mark Kelly

CO-John Hickenlooper

GA-Jon Ossoff

IA-Theresa Greenfield

KY-Amy McGrath

ME-Sara Gideon

MT-Steve Bullock

NC-Cal Cunningham

SC-Jaime Harrison

TX-MJ Hegar

ANY of these candidates can win, many are slightly leading already, and ALL could use a few bucks, especially in KY and SC! What joy it would be to get rid of those twin terrors Mitch McConnell and Lindsay Graham!

by Anonymousreply 6007/21/2020

I'd focus on donating to Cunningham, Gideon, Greenfield and Bullock personally.

Control of the Senate is going to come down to those races.

by Anonymousreply 6107/21/2020

I agree with R61.

After AZ & CO, control of the Senate is likely going to hinge on NC, ME, IA & MT.

by Anonymousreply 6207/21/2020

With the Democrats poised to win the House and the Presidency, I would hope that they don't pick up the Senate. Divided government just gets better results, because it holds the government's feet to the fire. Unified control lets them just pass a bunch of stupid pet projects.

by Anonymousreply 6307/21/2020

R63 you’re a fucking lunatic. Fuck you. Republicans don’t deserve ANY branch of government.

by Anonymousreply 6407/21/2020

Eat shit and die, R63.

by Anonymousreply 6507/22/2020

The Republicans are doing everything they can to keep us from voting. It has already started by cutting voting locations in poor neighborhoods.

by Anonymousreply 6607/22/2020

R63 Mitch McConnell retaining control of the Senate assures stalemate. Your comment could apply if it was 50+ years ago when partisanship was not so extreme, Congress was willing to work across party lines, and there was no Fox News.

by Anonymousreply 6707/22/2020

R63 is an idiot. A divided Congress results in nothing but gridlock. This isn’t 1970.

by Anonymousreply 6807/22/2020

R57 has no idea that he just proved my point. Unbelievable.

by Anonymousreply 6907/22/2020

R63 sounds like he’s posting from the 1970s. A lot of very stale, outdated and disproven political analysis gets taken for fact around here. It’s like some folks haven’t paid attention to anything happening outside of their little bubble in decades.

by Anonymousreply 7007/22/2020


The problem with the U.S. Congress is that it never gets anything done because of gridlock and "divided government."

Your know-nothing, do-nothing, easily bribed, shitfuck Republican senators are obstructions of justice who love to spend $30 trillion on socialism, racist symbol walls and unnecessary wars but refuse to pay for them.

The voters need to DRAIN THE SWAMP of swamp drainers from the Swamp States! They're all a bunch of crooks and accomplices these days and the GOP has been a fascist party since 2001.


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by Anonymousreply 7107/22/2020

All right wingers are evil and should be in their graves.

by Anonymousreply 7207/22/2020

If you've got $$, donate to the Democrats in Montana, Alaska, South Carolina and Alabama. They need your money NOW.

Montana because your dollar will go very, very far and it's a tossup (the current Democratic governor is running for the seat).

Alabama, Alaska, South Carolina, and Alabama are all stretches....But we need people to bet money on a wave with their donations. NOW is when that money can be used to open field offices, hire coordinators, get out the vote professionals, registration drives, etc. The money that floods in in the final weeks gets wasted on advertising. Now is the time to let these campaigns build an infrastructure that can target their voters, do polling NOW to find out which issues move voters in which communities, etc.

by Anonymousreply 7307/22/2020

[quote] Eat shit and die

Well I can’t beat that argument.

[quote] The problem with the U.S. Congress is that it never gets anything done because of gridlock and "divided government."

This is a feature, not a bug.

by Anonymousreply 7407/22/2020

This r74 is an eager pawn of corporate predators who lives to make rich people richer at his own expense.

Cuck, indeed!

by Anonymousreply 7507/22/2020

And Republicans like Trump just break the constitution and other laws whenever they feel like it to get whatever they want done, whether that's a racist and useless border wall, racist immigration policies, civil rights, deploying the military to override states' rights, gerrymandering congressional districts, purging voter rolls and census counts, using campaign funds to hush hookers, selling Qatar and Saudi military aid to privately enrich Trump and the Kushners, endorsing journalist assassinations, and laundering money for the Russian mob.

r74 / r63 doesn't give a fuck about constitutional "features." Rather, he's counting on decent people to yield to them while Trump and his cronies ignore them at will.

VOTE THE REPUBLICANS STRAIGHT DOWN THE SHITTER. r63 is a phony, lying fraud like his precious crooks McConnell and Trump.

by Anonymousreply 7607/22/2020

R63, do you think that Mitch M. would wait until after January 21 to appoint a new supreme court justice if RBG should happen to die anytime soon? I think he won't wait. There is no honor amongst republicans. You need to rethink your opinion.

Also, the dems are not poised to win the house, they already own the house. Stay current.

by Anonymousreply 7707/22/2020

I can't even see that troll you guys are arguing with, already had them on ignore.

by Anonymousreply 7807/22/2020

[quote]do you think that Mitch M. would wait until after January 21 to appoint a new supreme court justice if RBG should happen to die anytime soon?

Senators don't "appoint" Supreme Court justices.

by Anonymousreply 7907/22/2020

I stand corrected R79, I knew that, but....

by Anonymousreply 8007/23/2020

Michael Moore is on MSNBC warning Democrats to not get smug and overconfident: Trump and Repubs can come back and win.

by Anonymousreply 8107/23/2020

R81 we aren’t overconfident even if Biden is up by 99 points. Trust.

by Anonymousreply 8207/23/2020

Cook Political Report:

Almost 100 Days Out, Democrats Are Favored to Take Back the Senate

July 23, 2020

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by Anonymousreply 8307/23/2020

I've donated money to the Democratic Senate candidates in:





South Carolina



North Carolina


At least if we don't flip the Senate I'll know it was not because I contributed nothing.

by Anonymousreply 8407/23/2020

R84, I am right behind you.

I also have a few Democratic House candidates that get sugar.

by Anonymousreply 8507/24/2020

Thanks r84

by Anonymousreply 8607/24/2020

Please do not donate to Amy McGrath. She has plenty of money already and she isn’t going to win anyway. Your money goes much farther in Georgia, North Carolina, Montana and Iowa.

by Anonymousreply 8707/24/2020

I can’t believe you all donate money to politicians. You’d be better off flushing money down the toilet.

by Anonymousreply 8807/24/2020

[QUOTE] Your money goes much farther in Georgia, North Carolina, Montana and Iowa.

Oh, dear.

by Anonymousreply 8907/24/2020

getting the senate is actually MUCH more important than getting rid of trump. Biden wins, and Mcconnel wins, biden will be a lame duck president the day he is inaugurated.

by Anonymousreply 9007/24/2020

[quote] getting the senate is actually MUCH more important than getting rid of trump.

No, it isn’t. Not remotely.

by Anonymousreply 9107/24/2020

Correct r91. You would definitely rather have Biden in the WH with a Republican Senate, than Trump in the WH with a Dem senate.

by Anonymousreply 9207/24/2020

I always wonder how stupid people like R90 wander into threads with confident declarations like that. Capitalizing a word in your post, does not make it more true, hon.

by Anonymousreply 9307/24/2020

Democrats, what the hell are we doing about our horrible new voter trump registration numbers? With only two months to get people to registered.

Late last month, the Democratic data firm TargetSmart found that while new voter registrations had plummeted amid the coronavirus pandemic, those who were registering in competitive states tended to be whiter, older and less Democratic than before. When he saw the numbers, Ben Wessel, executive director of NextGen America, said he "got nervous," and other Democratic-leaning groups felt the same. The report seemed to confirm what state elections officials and voter registration groups had been seeing in the field for weeks: Neither Democrats nor Republicans had been registering many voters during the pandemic. But Democrats were suffering disproportionately from the slowdown.

Last month in Iowa, where the race between Trump and Joe Biden is surprisingly close, Republicans nosed back ahead of Democrats in active registrations after ceding the lead to Democrats for the first time in years.

“In some states, before the pandemic, you were seeing a net edge for Democrats,” said Page Gardner, founder and president of the Voter Participation Center, which works to register young people, people of color and unmarried women.

Now, she said, “in some states … the advantage has shrunk substantially.”

For months last year and in early 2020, Democrats had been registering voters at a faster clip than Republicans in many competitive states that register by party, including Iowa, Florida, Maine, New Hampshire, Arizona and Nevada. That was in part a function of the Democratic Party’s competitive presidential primary, and in part a reflection of animosity toward Trump. But the effect of the pandemic on voter registrations was severe. Department of moter vehicles closures, stay-at-home orders and restrictions on large gatherings limited opportunities for new registrations. In a report on the decline last month, the nonpartisan Center for Election Innovation & Research concluded that “the steep decline in new registrations may prove to be a sizable obstacle to what was set, pre-pandemic, to be a record election for turnout.”

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by Anonymousreply 9407/24/2020

[quote]You would definitely rather have Biden in the WH with a Republican Senate, than Trump in the WH with a Dem senate.

then you simply have no idea about american civics, like most stupid americans. the SENATE prevented the president from being convicted, think of that, think. just think. MCconnel is the reason that trump can do what he wants. with richard durbin as the head of the senate, then congress can pass what the people want, instead of mcconnell letting all legislation die sitting on his desk.

by Anonymousreply 9507/24/2020

Uh, the filibuster means you need 60 votes to do anything in the Senate except confirm nominees

by Anonymousreply 9607/24/2020

[quote]MCconnel is the reason that trump can do what he wants. with richard durbin as the head of the senate, then congress can pass what the people want, instead of mcconnell letting all legislation die sitting on his desk.

You do realize the President has the power to veto bills r95? Please don't go around telling other people they need a civics lesson.

No, if it was a Dem senate and a Republican in the WH they cannot just pass whatever they want into law.

by Anonymousreply 9707/24/2020

you do realize that a veto can be overruled ?

by Anonymousreply 9807/24/2020

There's Boris at R88!

by Anonymousreply 9907/24/2020

With a two-thirds majority r98, which the Dems have zero chance of getting. You are moving goal posts, just learn when to give it a rest.

by Anonymousreply 10007/24/2020

r100, because Senators have staggered six year terms, it will take 2022 to super-majority the Democrats.

Not impossible.

I hope that Biden announces his reelection campaign on 1-20-2021 and campaigns against Republicans for 4 years as did Trump.

Let's see what Biden can do with all the golf time...

by Anonymousreply 10107/24/2020

[quote]because Senators have staggered six year terms, it will take 2022 to super-majority the Democrats. Not impossible.

Completely and totally impossible in any situation, but even less possible in a midterm election.

by Anonymousreply 10207/24/2020

Amy McGrath is LEADING Mitch McConnell in Kentucky right now, but only by 1 percent. She absolutely CAN beat Moscow Mitch and the Democrats need every senator they can get.

r87 is lying, Deplorable trash and there's no rich Republican who's going to give away his entire, personal fortune to run.

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by Anonymousreply 10407/24/2020

r94 = Boris, "very concerned" about right-wing propaganda again and here to spread their talking points while pretending to be a Democrat.

There are enough progressives, independents, moderates and new voters on the rolls today and they're telling the pollsters they're voting Biden.

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by Anonymousreply 10507/24/2020

The Republicans dispensed with the 60-vote rule and so can the Democrats, r96.

by Anonymousreply 10607/24/2020

I actually hope Biden governs and solves the COVID crisis, r101.

That's the change we need.

by Anonymousreply 10707/24/2020


New poll today from Public Policy Polling

Sara Gideon (D) 47%

Susan Collins (R) 42%

It's a Dem-leaning pollster, but it's still a good sign for Gideon.

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by Anonymousreply 10807/24/2020

r102, you need to preface your opinions as such.

It is not totally impossible. With the changes in campaigning that Trump has ushered in, we may see more Democrats elected midterm.

The 2018 Blue Wave and the 2020 Blue Tsunami may lead to a long term Blue High Tide. We need to permanently cripple the Republican party.

Democrats will need to adjust to continuous campaigning alongside the Trump Administration convictions.

by Anonymousreply 10907/25/2020

[quote]I hope that Biden announces his reelection campaign on 1-20-2021 and campaigns against Republicans for 4 years as did Trump.

Really? I hope he picks a decent veep, survives one term to completion, and steps aside for the veep. Joe Biden is too damn old. I don't want him in office for nearly a decade. We need new leadership. Young people need someone who inspires them that they can relate to. Attitudes like yours are what got us Trump in the first place.

by Anonymousreply 11007/27/2020

[quote]Attitudes like yours are what got us Trump in the first place.

Nope, misogyny did.

by Anonymousreply 11107/27/2020

R110 Stfu. Attitudes like yours gave us him. Moscow Mitch sure is effective and he’s old. I can’t think of a pol would have had the success against the prez like Nancy has.

by Anonymousreply 11207/27/2020

McSally down 12 percent in Arizona, with new polls putting Collins, Tillis, Ernst and Gardner all DOWN by nearly double digits.

[quote]"Something remarkable would have to happen for Republicans to still have control of the Senate after November," a Republican pollster told the Cook Political Report

Bye, bitches!

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by Anonymousreply 11307/27/2020

This is so much fun watching McCain Country turn Deep Blue with two Democratic Senators and Biden.

by Anonymousreply 11407/27/2020

[quote]You would definitely rather have Biden in the WH with a Republican Senate, than Trump in the WH with a Dem senate.

The reality is that Biden and the best-positioned Dem Senate challengers track together.

If Biden wins, we can expect more Democrats in the Senate - likely bringing it at least to 50-50.

by Anonymousreply 11507/27/2020

[quote]Something remarkable would have to happen for Republicans to still have control of the Senate after November

Vorking on it.

by Anonymousreply 11607/27/2020
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by Anonymousreply 11707/27/2020

[quote]Holy hell. Republican Sen. David Perdue has been running a Facebook ad that *made Jon Ossoff's nose bigger*. Oh, and it just so happened to pair him alongside Chuck Schumer. The campaign has since taken it down - David Nir

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by Anonymousreply 11807/27/2020


July 28, 2020

Colby College poll

Sara Gideon (D) leads Susan Collins (R) by 5 points.

[888 Likely Maine Voters, conducted July 18-24]

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by Anonymousreply 11907/28/2020

PT. anything over 4% nis great to me. Let's watch the trend.

by Anonymousreply 12007/28/2020

God I hope Collins lose.

Not just because it helps our chances of taking the Senate, I also just want to see Collins go down. It serves her right.

by Anonymousreply 12107/28/2020

Yeah we were looking to gain the senate in 2016 & they stole it.

by Anonymousreply 12207/28/2020

[quote]PT. anything over 4% nis great to me. Let's watch the trend.

R120, the trend in Maine for Gideon seems to be tilting her way. It's still going to be a close race because Collins is a 23-year incumbent, but the polling is showing some positive signs for Gideon.

by Anonymousreply 12307/29/2020

I'd like to see Gideon reach 8% by election day.

by Anonymousreply 12407/29/2020

[quote]Democrats are taking over the Senate in 2020 if all the latest polls are counted

And the rethugs will bitch, moan, and whine about DEMOCRACY and unprecedented overreach of powers when the Dems do 1/100 of the crap the rethugs have done for the past 10 years.

Rethugs should never have gotten away with what they did when Scalia died and they prevented Obama from replacing him. That is probably the most egregious and longest lasting abuse of power.

by Anonymousreply 12507/29/2020

The Pootie factor.

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by Anonymousreply 12607/30/2020

Here's a profile of the Democratic Governor leading the polls to flip a Republican incumbent straight down the shitter.

Bullock is doing a good job leading Montana's coronavirus response and he's very popular. So this looks to be another amazing pickup in a DEEP red state.

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by Anonymousreply 12707/30/2020

Trump's Gestapo tactics on the West Coast, the Eggstein revelations of Katie Johnson and the Russian bounties to kill U.S. soldiers approved by Trump are really helping to tank these twats.

by Anonymousreply 12807/31/2020

If only we could have shown the people in 2015?

by Anonymousreply 12907/31/2020

Anyone here from Kentucky or know people in Kentucky. If so, does it seem McConnell has a chance to be defeated?

What about Miss Lindsay? Anyone from his area, what is it...SC....Do you or people you know think he's on his way out.

I know it happily looks bad for Susan Collins.

God, we need a big win in the Senate as much or more than we need Biden to win.

by Anonymousreply 13007/31/2020

People need to be watching Kansas, believe it or not. There hasn't been a Democratic senator since the 1930s, but, especially if Kris Kobach wins the primary next Tuesday, there really is a shot the Democrat could win. She is a doctor and has big financial backing from the wealthy Kansas City suburbs and Kobach is pretty hated. Kansans are a pragmatic bunch, even if they have been raised on Republicanism since childhood, but it's a long way from the rabid, racist flavor of Republicanism found in the South.

by Anonymousreply 13107/31/2020

Southern Ohio here. Work in Kentucky. Several like minded co-workers live in Kentucky.

They hate turtle. Always have. One lives down the street from turtle's Fort Mitchell residence. She said there's a house on down the street that has a big red truck that sits out front with various Dump Trump signs on it.

It's the rural Bible beaters that elect that shitstain. Kentucky has one of the lowest voter turnout a in the country. Just lazy asses who don't bother to vote for whatever reason.

One co-worker has three daughters in their late teens)early twenties who have now decided to get involved in politics. They were phone banking for Andy Beshear last year and had planned to canvass for McGrath before covid hit.

I'm not sure what they are going to do now but I know that they all have given money to McGrath.

It's just laziness that keeps turtle and prick Paul where they are. People just too fucking lazy to vote.

by Anonymousreply 13207/31/2020

NOrth Carolina

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by Anonymousreply 13308/02/2020

In NC, Thom Tillis running behind Trump, trailing challenger Cal Cunningham by 9 points

Tillis margin among White voters just half Trump margin — 9% of '16 Trump voters say they're backing Cunningham

Unsure voters (9%) lean GOP in presidential vote — race could def tighten

by Anonymousreply 13408/02/2020

R131, who’s the challenger?

by Anonymousreply 13508/02/2020

I’m from SC. I have never met anyone, Republican or Democrat, who like Lindsey which is why I’m confused he’s been in office so long. I think most people vote on party. I believe Jaime is trailing behind Lindsey by a very small margin. I hope and pray he can pull it off. He has a lot of support coming from all over the country

by Anonymousreply 13608/02/2020

R135, Dr. Barbara Bollier is expected to become the Democratic nominee for the Kansas Senate race. She's a Kansas State Senator and she actually used to be a Republican but left the party a few years ago after disliking the direction it was taking. Her Dem opponent is Robert Tillman, formerly of the Kansas National Guard.

As R131 said, Democrats are hoping that the Republican nominee will be Kris Kobach because he is considered more beatable.

The Dem & Rep nominees will be chosen this Tuesday.

by Anonymousreply 13708/02/2020

Maybe money being sent to Amy McGrath is better off going to the North Carolina, Maine, and Iowa.

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by Anonymousreply 13808/04/2020

Lindsay Graham looks like he is inside out.

by Anonymousreply 13908/04/2020

No, Mitch McConnell is a crooked, greedy traitor to the United States and the biggest Republican star besides Hair Furor.

We need to take down Moscow Mitch and #LockHimUp!

We can donate to Amy McGrath AND Theresa Greenfield AND Cal Cunningham AND Sara Gideon AND Jaime Harrison.

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by Anonymousreply 14008/04/2020

For a host of reasons, Kentuckians are rejecting McGrath again. She is not a good candidate for Kentucky

by Anonymousreply 14108/04/2020

At this point, it would be WAY more fun to see Lady G get defeated than the Turtle. I sort of like the thought of McConnell having to serve in the minority in the Senate with limited influence.

by Anonymousreply 14208/04/2020

Amy McGrath is the butchest “straight” woman I’ve ever encountered.

by Anonymousreply 14308/04/2020

The Dems aren't taking over anything.

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by Anonymousreply 14408/04/2020

r141 = partisan Deplorable and traitor to the United States.

by Anonymousreply 14508/04/2020

We're not buying it, r142.

We can get rid of Graham AND McConnell and we should do everything in our power to send EACH and EVERY REPUBLICAN straight down the shitter.

They can go live in their beloved Russia, count their rubles and see how they love living in a "free" country.

by Anonymousreply 14608/04/2020

It's going to be FUN FUN FUN to bump this thread for r144 on Election Night!

by Anonymousreply 14708/04/2020

Wow, new polling has Jaime Harrison ONE point behind Lindsey.

by Anonymousreply 14808/04/2020

Word out here in SC is that Lindsey had to cut back on helping some of the other Republican incumbents with their elections because he isn’t doing as well as he thought here in SC

by Anonymousreply 14908/04/2020

Turtle up big in Kentucky.

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by Anonymousreply 15008/04/2020

Well, McGrath has been tied with McConnell in most polls for the last year.

And most Kentucky voters don't know that she stands for term limits yet, which converts most Kentucky voters to her side.

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by Anonymousreply 15108/04/2020

And McGrath is kicking McConnell's ass in fundraising!

Just wait until all the voters know she wants term limits for social-climbing traitors like Mitch McConnell!

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by Anonymousreply 15208/04/2020

In case you forgot what a scumbag Mitch McConnell is:

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by Anonymousreply 15308/04/2020

In case you didn't know Moscow Mitch lifted sanctions against Russia and allowed Russians the freedom to hack U.S. election systems in exchange for a Kentucky aluminum plant:

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by Anonymousreply 15408/04/2020

Term limits support doesn’t magically turn a rightwing electorate into Voting Democratic U

by Anonymousreply 15508/04/2020

Too bad they don't seem to care in KY about Mitch's 28-day army career.

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by Anonymousreply 15608/04/2020

I don’t think that plant ever came to fruition.

by Anonymousreply 15708/04/2020

Trump has nothing to do with the state run COngressional races for either house. Trump might contest the PResidential, but not the others. But please remember this:

To impeach a PResident, the Senate must have 67 votes. Two thirds majority. I'm not saying Trump will win, legally or not. I'm saying we need a firewall. We need as many Democrats elected to the Senate as possible. Just a simple majority won't do. So yes, bring it on. Lets get the damned vote out.

by Anonymousreply 15808/04/2020

Democrats can’t even get 55 senators. 67 is fantasy

by Anonymousreply 15908/04/2020

r151 not one decent pollster has polled in Kentucky. All of them are THIRD Tier pollsters.

Waiting for a decent eval of KY.

by Anonymousreply 16008/04/2020

KY is going to be very difficult but not impossible. Amy needs to bring it.

by Anonymousreply 16108/04/2020

[quote]To impeach a PResident, the Senate must have 67 votes.

STOP SAYING THIS. The Senate does not have the power to impeach.

Trump was impeached. By the House. Never forget.

by Anonymousreply 16208/04/2020

r159, it will take two more congressional cycles to get to 67.

I hope that Biden learns a lesson from Trump and campaigns for the midterms from jump.

2010 should never happen again to Democrats.

The Republican Party needs to be ground into the dirt each and every day of the Biden Admin.

And we get to 67 Democratic Senators in 2024.

by Anonymousreply 16308/04/2020

Wrong, r155.

Again, you’re totally ignorant of the issues but you shoot your mouth off, anyway. Why can’t any right winger win debates on DL? Putin needs smarter trolls.

[quote] But after voters are told that it is McGrath, not McConnell, who agrees with President Trump on term limiting Congress, she jumps out to a 15-point lead.

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by Anonymousreply 16408/04/2020

You live in a fantasy world r163.

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by Anonymousreply 16608/04/2020

If the Dems don't win, we will all be interned.

by Anonymousreply 16708/04/2020

r167 Change your last n to an r.

by Anonymousreply 16808/04/2020

Interned then interred. Will that do?

Same sex marriage may be overturned within weeks.

A lot will depend on whether RBG survives. If, I say if, she is in a military hospital then she won't survive but a few hours after the visit from Barr.

by Anonymousreply 16908/04/2020

UPDATE: A 16th QAnon-supporting congressional candidate has now secured a spot on the ballot in November. Daniel Wood of Arizona’s 3rd Congressional District has been declared the winner in his primary in his district by default.

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by Anonymousreply 17008/05/2020

Seven incumbents have now lost re-nomination this cycle: - Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.) - Steve King (R-Iowa) - Denver Riggleman (R-Va.) - Scott Tipton (R-Colo.) - Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) - Steve Watkins (R-Kans.) - Lacy Clay (D-Mo.)

by Anonymousreply 17108/05/2020

R171, what do we think that’s pointing towards in November? Any ideas?

by Anonymousreply 17208/05/2020

The electorate is still in a big change, new blood mood.

by Anonymousreply 17308/05/2020

Look. The Republicans are good at this. They play a long game. Back in 1990, they were running far right religious candidates for school boards, city council seats, state legislature. Eventually we had to deal with the "Christian Right" in Congress. They know how to build. But now, they are running two tracks. They are supporting the Extreme Left and the Extreme Right. I see the fine hand of the Chaos Agent Vlad Putin orchestrating some of this, but it's something the Extreme Right, Neo Fascists are fully capable of doing. We need to push back hard.

by Anonymousreply 17408/05/2020

Forgot to add: Look who still identifies as Republican. So it's not a surprise that Q Anon is gaining traction in electoral politics. Anyione who self identifies as Republican in this election cycles is, for the most part, evil. What is more worrisome is the Extreme Left and Bernie Bros attempting to hijack the Democratic party in similar fashion.

by Anonymousreply 17508/05/2020

Not even Bernie Bros care about Bernie anymore, get with the times.

by Anonymousreply 17608/05/2020

"What is more worrisome is the Extreme Left and Bernie Bros attempting to hijack the Democratic party in similar fashion.

Bernie is supporting Biden

by Anonymousreply 17708/05/2020

[quote]Seven incumbents have now lost re-nomination this cycle: - Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.)


by Anonymousreply 17808/05/2020

Why is Justin Trudeau in a US Senate thread at r152?

by Anonymousreply 17908/05/2020

Look. Right now the Extreme Left is trying to make gains in the Democratic PArty. That is a fact. They tried in 2018, and they're still trying. They have made some progress. Here is the Republican strategy in action. Pay attention. Bernie is personally supporting Biden, but the operation behind Bernie is not. It's party of a larger strategy to fuck up the Democratic party just like they Republicans got fucked up going too far Right. The way the Republicans look at it, (since they are cooperating with the Russians,) is, by promoting Democratic candidates that are far Left in the Primary, it helps their Republican opponent have a better shot at winning in t he general election. If the Extreme Left Democrat should win, they will be disruptive to the Pelosi agenda and help fracture the House's unity. nd honestly. WTF is Kasich doing speaking at the Democratic Convention with Bernie????Both of them are a pox on our political discourse. Kasich is a wolf in sheep's clothing. He's an underhanded Ronald Reagan worshipping POS.

by Anonymousreply 180Last Sunday at 9:43 AM

All that matters is winning. The Republicans will do anything to win. The Democrats better do likewise.

by Anonymousreply 181Last Sunday at 9:44 AM

ITA about that cunt, Kasich.

Fucking Tom Perez is a goddam moron for letting that prick set up his 2024 bid at OUR FUCKING CONVENTION!

Kasich is a talibangelical. Full stop. Reich wing prick who should be thrown into the dustbin of history and forgotten. Instead, the second dumbest motherfucker on the planet invites him to come and slap women, POC, LGBTQ people in the face.

Way to alienate your base supporters, Uncle Tom!

by Anonymousreply 182Last Sunday at 9:49 AM

I wish I could get excited about this. Clearly Trump is going to engineer a phoney electoral victory through a combination of voter suppression & vote tampering, and Russian assistance. And there's nothing anyone can do to stop it. He has fully corrupted all the checks and balances that were supposed to prevent would-be authoritarians from seizing absolute power. In other words America is literally a fascist country now. They just decided to wear suits instead of brown shirts and uniforms so that they could sneak under most people's radar. And they have.

Of course I'm still voting anyway in case there's some slim chance that I'm wrong. And also because it's our moral obligation to do so.

by Anonymousreply 183Last Sunday at 10:00 AM

R182, there are many more people who are like Kasich and moderate Democrats and independents than there are like you

by Anonymousreply 184Last Sunday at 10:10 AM

R184, you must not have been paying attention. .this prick wants to jail women for having miscarriages or abortions. Like they do in El Salvador.

He wants gays to attend conversion therapy.

These views have NO PLACE WHATSOEVER at a Democratic convention. None.

Kasich is NOT "moderate" or "reasonable". He just looks that's way because he hasn't come out as a Nazi. Yet.

by Anonymousreply 185Last Sunday at 10:18 AM

r180, there is no extreme left. The far right has gone off the cliff and regular left policies seem extreme by comparison now.

Public day care, single payer healthcare have been on the centrist table for decades.

You forget, Democrats went through the 70s.

by Anonymousreply 186Last Sunday at 10:21 AM

If Democrats take over the White House, House, and Senate, then the first thing they should pass is voting, campaign and election reform laws so that we won't ever have to put up with this gerrymandering-Republicans-suppressing-the-vote-and-stealing-elections bullshit ever again! Wake up, Americans!

by Anonymousreply 187Last Sunday at 10:43 AM

AND pass the Popular Vote Amendment.

No more electoral college crapification.

by Anonymousreply 188Last Sunday at 11:25 AM

And sent it to the states for ratification.


by Anonymousreply 189Last Sunday at 11:28 AM

[QUOTE] [Kasich] wants gays to attend conversion therapy.

Of course he does. He’s a closet case.

by Anonymousreply 190Last Sunday at 12:39 PM

If you want states to ratify a Constitutional amendment you'll need 37 states legislatures to do it. Do we have a Democratic majority in 37 states yet? At one point the Republicans had 31 states. How many do we have now?

by Anonymousreply 191Last Sunday at 5:10 PM


August 10, 2020

RMG Research poll today has Gideon +7

Sara Gideon (D) (48%)

Susan Collins (R) (41%)

[500 Registered Voters, Jul 27-Aug 2, 2020]

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by Anonymousreply 192Last Monday at 12:45 PM

Not impressed with Tom Perez.

by Anonymousreply 193Last Monday at 1:31 PM

He isn’t, r179.


by Anonymousreply 194Last Monday at 2:12 PM

r193, you should be.

As soon as Bernie made rumblings that he should be made the nominee because he had the largest PLURALITY, Tom swung into action OVER A WEEKEND, got every other candidate to line up behind Biden and THEN Biden got the Black nod. Friday to Monday this race was decided by Tom Perez.

Tom Perez was the kingmaker.

It's his job.

by Anonymousreply 195Last Monday at 3:24 PM

R195 Source?

by Anonymousreply 196Last Monday at 4:22 PM

r182 Most likely Russian propaganda. I could break it down but readers can analyze it themselves. Or an idiot but Idiots don't hit so many talking points so quickly.

by Anonymousreply 197Last Monday at 7:29 PM

If you're reading about Tom Perez or the DNC, it's a 50%+ chance you're reading Russian propaganda (or Trump financed propaganda, since there's not much daylight between the two at this point). It's all specifically designed to turn off Democrats from voting. Ignore them or call them out when you see it. Don't let another country fuck with our political system.

by Anonymousreply 198Last Monday at 7:31 PM

The most recent polls in AZ, CO, IA(!), NC, and ME show Dems ahead. IA shocks me. Unless something shocking happens, it looks like a clean sweep. I hate to say it, but it took Trump's victory to destroy the Repuglicans.

by Anonymousreply 199Last Monday at 7:38 PM

Polls aren't VOTES, r199.

We need to get our collective asses to the polls/mailboxes and actually VOTE.

Make it a total wipe out to end all wipeouts!

by Anonymousreply 200Last Monday at 7:55 PM

r196 on Feb 22 Bernie first sent up a trial balloon about a PLURALITY only needed to secure the Dem nomination. He made it clear that he was going to take the fight to the Convention Rules Committee or float a resolution. On Friday the 28th, he reiterated his intent that he was serious about his plurality (just like Trump's 33%). Perez flew into action behind the scenes, phone calls and f2f visits with candidates and VOILA, on Monday, March 2nd Pete and Amy withdrew and threw their support to Joe. Friday to Monday, over one weekend Tom Perez changed the course of American history.


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by Anonymousreply 201Last Monday at 11:20 PM

Oh and the rest fell in line in a week. Then it was Joe with 66% of the delegates and Bernie with 33%.

Few people could have coordinated the Pete and Amy campaigns to withdraw.

Tom Perez did his job while few people were looking.

by Anonymousreply 202Last Monday at 11:23 PM

Conjecture about Perez. Berners and Russian trolls once again trying to say he was robbed.

It’s politics. If Bernie didn’t have support that’s life. Biden consolidated the moderate/ liberals. That’s how it’s done.

by Anonymousreply 203Last Tuesday at 4:23 AM

R199, don’t get excited about polls in August dude. Chill. And work to get people registered and out to vote

by Anonymousreply 204Last Tuesday at 5:15 AM

r204 is just trying to demoralize Democrats and undermine Amercians' faith in democracy and the government.

It's all too Boris, because she doth protest on every thread every time more good news for the Democrats comes out.

by Anonymousreply 205Last Tuesday at 8:57 AM


August 11

Sara Gideon leads Susan Collins in BDN poll as Democrats enter 2020 cycle with edge

Gideon +8 (Registered Voters)

Gideon +5 (Likely Voters)

[Poll conducted Jul 28-Aug 9, 2020]

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by Anonymousreply 206Last Tuesday at 1:59 PM

It would've been fun to have Sara Gideon in the Senate with this former senator.

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by Anonymousreply 207Last Tuesday at 2:14 PM

[quote]Republicans are going STRAIGHT DOWN THE SHITTER in 2020.

Pics please.

by Anonymousreply 208Last Tuesday at 2:23 PM
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