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  1. #1 Huge: South Dakota Dem Senator Tim Johnson Retiring 
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    U.S. Senator Tim Johnson’s announcement that he’ll retire after the 2014 election just made the Democrats’ job of holding their Senate majority a lot tougher.


    Johnson, 66, the Senate banking committee chairman, is the second Democrat from a state won by Republican nominee Mitt Romney last year to say he won’t seek re-election in 2014. The announcement today means his party must defend two open seats and support five other Democratic incumbents running for re- election in Republican-leaning states.


    “I will be 68 years old at the end of this term, and it is time for me to say goodbye,” Johnson said at a news conference in his home state of South Dakota.


    In all, 21 Senate Democrats are running for re-election next year, compared with 14 Republicans. Only one Republican incumbent — three-term Senator Susan Collins of Maine — is seeking re-election in a state Romney lost. And, so far, Republicans must defend just two open seats, in Georgia and Nebraska, both of which Romney carried.


    “The battle for the Senate will come down to Democrats’ ability to hold seats in Republican-leaning states,” said Nathan Gonzales, deputy editor of the non-partisan Rothenberg Political Report, based in Washington. “A lot depends on how popular the president is” next year “because if people are dissatisfied, their option is to vote against the president’s party.”


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    I predict that not only will the dems hold the Senate, they'll take the house.

    How? Massive voter fraud looks to be in the works by the administration.

    Go to the draft Obamacare application posted online at...
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    After 59 pages of gathering personal information, on page 60 it asks if you, the applicant, wants to register to vote. A lot of people are going to mark "yes" because they think they need to in order to qualify for benefits.

    It wouldn't take much to filter that information to determine those who haven't previously voted and those who would not likely vote. Then, they've got all the personal information they need to distribute to local counties and cities to register and cast fraudulent votes in the names of those who probably wouldn't vote.

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    It's already well doccumented that the Dems will cheat like crazy in S.D. Just look back at John Thune's first attempt at getting elected. There was massive voter fraud on the Indian Reservations.

    I expect that to happen again.
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    The libs/dems of today are the Quislings of former years. The cowards who would vote a fraud into office in exchange for handouts from the devil.
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    Johnson really should have retired before the last election. A senator or representative on EITHER side politically should not stay in office if they are physically too impaired to represent their constituents.
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    In Michigan, it's probably going to be Mike Rogers (R) vs Gary Peters (D) for Senator Levin's seat. I think Rogers is a strong candidate. I heard that Justin Amash is also interested-although I'm a democrat, I think Rogers has more experience and is more well-known at this point. My brother went to college with Rogers (and Virg Bernero, for that matter), and hates him, so I presume he is a pretty solid conservative.

    Peters is not a bad guy, but he's not a particularly charismatic guy or anything. If the voter turnout in metro Detroit is strong, he will do well. If the voter turnout in metro Detroit is low, Rogers will easily beat him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    My brother went to college with Rogers (and Virg Bernero, for that matter), and hates him
    Why are liberals so full of hate?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unreconstructed Reb View Post
    Why are liberals so full of hate?

    My brother hates everyone. He also hated Virg Bernero (Mayor of Lansing), who is a liberal. He actually said that both of them, even though Rogers is a conservative and Virg is a liberal, were so obnoxious in college that everyone else hated them, so the only friend each had was the other.


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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    In Michigan, it's probably going to be Mike Rogers (R) vs Gary Peters (D) for Senator Levin's seat. I think Rogers is a strong candidate. I heard that Justin Amash is also interested-although I'm a democrat, I think Rogers has more experience and is more well-known at this point. My brother went to college with Rogers (and Virg Bernero, for that matter), and hates him, so I presume he is a pretty solid conservative.

    Peters is not a bad guy, but he's not a particularly charismatic guy or anything. If the voter turnout in metro Detroit is strong, he will do well. If the voter turnout in metro Detroit is low, Rogers will easily beat him.
    Rogers vs. Peters I can see. Rogers district is largely Republican so the R's won't lose that seat. Peters in Oakland County would be a toss up and the D's are at best even money to retain that one.
    Amash does not stand a chance because he won't do the suck and swallow for the Party bigwigs on one side and is not nanny state enough for the other
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madisonian View Post
    Rogers vs. Peters I can see. Rogers district is largely Republican so the R's won't lose that seat. Peters in Oakland County would be a toss up and the D's are at best even money to retain that one.
    Amash does not stand a chance because he won't do the suck and swallow for the Party bigwigs on one side and is not nanny state enough for the other


    Have you seen how Peters' district has been redrawn to include parts of Detroit? The dems can find a candidate to keep that seat, as long as the candidate is from southern Oakland County.

    Amash has a pretty strong libertarian streak to him. My mom lives in his district-even though she always votes D, she usually likes the person in that seat even if it's the R. At least she liked GR Ford and Vern Ehlers. She didn't like Hal Sawyer. She likes Amash, thinks he's "a nice young man" and he "thinks for himself".

    As a dem, I would rather run against Amash than Rogers, just because Rogers has more experience, and will have the full backing of pretty much everyone in the GOP, both establishment and Tea Party.
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