2014 Senatorial Elections
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In the wake of yesterday's off-year election results, USATODAY.com today published a "Next Up" article on what to look for in the 2016 Senatorial elections. Here are a few of the highlights:

"Now that Tuesday's election is over, the fight for the U.S. Senate takes center stage.

Much of the battle for control of the Senate in 2014 will be in open races – West Virginia, Montana and South Dakota are states where Republicans could make gains. But experts say incumbents on both sides of the ticket will be a large part of the story line at the ballot box.

"Six is the magic number, and the majority will be won or lost based on a handful of incumbents," said Nathan Gonzales, an analyst with the non-partisan Rothenberg Political Report.

If Republicans can net six seats, they will gain control of the upper chamber, which they haven't had since 2006. They would have the ability to override any tiebreaking vote by the vice president."


"For Democrats, there are few seats to pick up to offset any losses.

"While Democrats have nowhere really to go to expand their field, Republicans do – and the path to the Republican majority is very narrow," Duffy said."

For the entire article, see: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2013/11/06/senate-2014-incumbent-challenges/2918411/

Next Up: Projections for the House.

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timeontarget commented on Thursday, Nov 07, 2013 at 13:56 PM

If what I think is correct what elected the Democrat in Virginia is the fact that the Libertarian was not allowed to run on the Primary election ballot.

A third party candidate forced to appear on the general election is and will forever be nothing but a spoiler to the race and the Democrats have done a masterful job of using this monkey wrench to their benefit.

JimmyMack commented on Thursday, Nov 07, 2013 at 17:46 PM

Libertarians are really Conservatives who want to smoke Pot.

That means you, Padrick (aka Tot)

timeontarget commented on Friday, Nov 08, 2013 at 06:06 AM

Some young folks who went off to schools of higher learning returned after having been educated and were over confident.

A wise man understands that he has limitations.

Please do not derail the subject of this blog.

If the Libertarian had been allowed on the primary election ballot he would have been eliminated there. The outcome at the time of the general election could have been different.

Just my opinion but I think I might be correct.

JimmyMack commented on Friday, Nov 08, 2013 at 07:40 AM

Once again, Tot, I will play nice IF you do. Please do NOT call me and other Liberals MURDERERS of those Sandy Hook babies. Please do NOT blame LIBERALS for what you may perceive as the demise of society and AMERICA.

Yes I am educated. I have three College Degrees. Does that make me smart? Hell NO. I have said many time here on these pages, that I am not Smart. College afforded me a great gift of looking at things from any and all perspectives.

I will temper my words towards you if you will take into consideration the impact your thoughts may have on me if you write them here on these pages.

Have a good day.

sebekm commented on Friday, Nov 08, 2013 at 12:22 PM

Jimmy: I see nothing in the above comments (except YOURS) about murder or Sandy Hook. And as far as I am concerned, the Democrats (who are self-proclaimed liberals) and their agenda ARE responsible for the demise of society in America. We see it happening every day. That's one of the reasons that (back to the basic blog) the Republicans are the only party with a realistic chance to make gains in the 2014 Senatorial elections.

timeontarget commented on Friday, Nov 08, 2013 at 12:40 PM

"Please do NOT blame LIBERALS for what you may perceive as the demise of society and AMERICA."

Who am I supposed to blame??????????????

I certainly cannot blame the conservatives.

"Please do NOT call me and other Liberals MURDERERS of those Sandy Hook babies."

I have never called you a murderer. You are the only one who ever said that I had done so.

Your mind appears to be twisted regarding such things.

"Once again Tot I will play nice if you do."

I am not playing. If you consider this playing then I pity you.

This community blog site is what journalism has become in this new age.

You yourself have declared that you gain pleasure from insulting people individually and you have certainly spewed filth and lies about the person who writes on this site under the name of Timeontarget.

Why did you not attack the contributor who calls themself Mountain.

Mountain posted the blog of Ben Stein who said the precise same thing about the shooting but Stein stated it a bit better than Tot.

We all are entitled to our opinions.

We none have the right to individually attack the person of another blogger the way that Murrelet did and you are much like she was.

My advise to you is to not read my posts.

I hope you can have a good day.

May God forgive us for our errors and hopefully may God bless us each and every one.

JimmyMack commented on Friday, Nov 08, 2013 at 16:38 PM

You both are entitled to your own opinions, of course. I view the both of you with the same or more virulence as it relates to your conservatism as you view my Liberalism.

So...so be it. Free speech is an awesome thing and I will continue to express myself in any form of my choosing.

And you know what fellas? There is NOTHING you can do about it. Parse you words as you see fit gentlemen. Cause I'm going to be doing the same thing....my way. (think Frank Sinatra here boys)

timeontarget commented on Saturday, Nov 09, 2013 at 07:31 AM

Now if we can return to the blog I have a question.

If the Libertarian had not been on the general election ballot what would have been the outcome?

I have not looked at the numbers.

JimmyMack commented on Sunday, Nov 10, 2013 at 12:01 PM

Now THAT Tot, is a good question to post here.

Sebe will have the numbers, but I believe that those voting Libertarian DID influence the outcome. Just as Ralph Nader influenced the 2000 election to the detriment of Democrats, I think that in the Virginia Election, Libertarians probably hurt the Republicans more than the Democrats in determining the outcome.

sebekm commented on Sunday, Nov 10, 2013 at 12:20 PM

Without the Libertarian candidate - assuming the votes he got would have gone to the Republican - would have exceeded the total McAuliffe got.

But neither of you guys bother to read my posts when you can ask the question. I pointed this out several days ago here on Wednesday, Nov 06, 2013 at 15:31 PM:


The actual numbers were BURIED by the lamestream media and McAuliffe's win was reported in most articles that he "eked" it out, without showing the actual numbers. Here they are:


McAuliffe got 1,066,149 votes. Cuccinelli got 1,010,929. The Libertarian got 145,762. McAuliffe won by 55,220 votes. Add these to Cuccinelli's tally and he wins. I don't think you can assume that Cuccunelli gets ALL of these votes, but I don't think all those people would have stayed home if a Libertarian wasn't on the ballot either. I can't see a significant number of Libertarians going Democrat. So it is very likely that McAuliffe would have LOST in that scenario - ala the way Ross Perot's participation in 1992 gave the election to Bill Clinton.

JimmyMack commented on Sunday, Nov 10, 2013 at 19:19 PM

"But neither of you guys bother to read my posts when you can ask the question."

I can't nor even try to speak for Tot. I will say though, I have very poor short term memory issues. And one of the first things I do when coming here, is look for what Sebe has written.

Don't take it personally. It is just a defect on my part.

sebekm commented on Sunday, Nov 10, 2013 at 21:11 PM

Sorry. Please excuse my short term manners. I'll try to do better.

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