Sponsor Message:
Non Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
U.S. Election - #2 Senate/House Race & Results  
User currently offlineModerators From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 513 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2637 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
FORUM MODERATOR

Users have requested that we bring some organization to the large number of posts being made about the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election in the non-aviation forum. For this reason, we’re creating ‘official’ threads to provide some structure to the overall subject, and make it easier for readers to contribute and follow the various discussions.

Three new threads are being created, including this one. If you want to add a post, please make sure you’re adding it to the most appropriate of the choices shown below:

➊ U.S. Election – Presidential Race & Results

➋ U.S. Election – Senate/House Races & Results
(this thread)

➌ U.S. Election – Electoral Process & State Elections

Examples of content appropriate for this thread:

Senate/House contests only. Predictions, preliminary results, polls, final results, network coverage, etc. Changes in majority party, if any.

Senate contests (House contests too numerous to list):






Please use moderators@airliners.net to contact us.
58 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2627 times:

THIS is where the Republicans will just absolutely get clobbered. It won't be a pretty night for the GOP.

User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39887 posts, RR: 74
Reply 2, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2610 times:



Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 1):
THIS is where the Republicans will just absolutely get clobbered.

 checkmark 
...and deservedly so!  yes 

Sadly, the Senator I want to see defeated the most (Saxby Chambliss) may win re-election.
Glad to see Mary Landrieu may finally win in a landslide this time around.
Al Franken will surpass John McCain was 'the funniest man in the Senate' once Franken defeats Norm Coleman.
If the Alaska voters re-elect Ted Stevens then maybe the AKIP may be on to something.



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineN867DA From United States of America, joined May 2008, 1008 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2602 times:



Quoting Superfly (Reply 2):
Sadly, the Senator I want to see defeated the most (Saxby Chambliss) may win re-election.

I said it in the other thread: Saxby will win GA one way or another. But the overall picture will definitely be good for the Democratic Party. I'd bet there will be 54-58 Dems in the Senate (Including Sanders and Lieberman].



A nation turns its lonely eyes to you
User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 6000 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2565 times:

Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 1):
THIS is where the Republicans will just absolutely get clobbered. It won't be a pretty night for the GOP.

And the first smacks has been delivered:
Mark Warner (D) has won Virginia over Jim Gilmore (R).
And North Carolina has ditched Elizabeth Dole (R) in favor of Kay Hagan (D)   thumbsup 

[Edited 2008-11-04 17:53:26]

User currently offlineStasisLAX From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3283 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2549 times:

Democrat Kay Hagan Beats Libby Dole for North Carolina Senate Seat!  bigthumbsup 

"North Carolina Democrat Kay Hagan has pulled off one of the early upsets of election night, knocking off Republican Sen. Elizabeth Dole in a race that was one of the nastiest Senate contests in the country.

Hagan’s victory is especially sweet for Democrats because she is taking over the seat once held by the late Sen. Jesse Helms — and because her election could signal a new era for southern Democrats.

Dole had always been a favorite daughter of the Tar Heel state, yet Hagan ran an aggressive race, fueled by national Democratic money, that portrayed the incumbent as out of touch and ineffective. The race will perhaps be best remembered for Dole’s infamous “Godless” ad – a spot that accused Hagan of cavorting with atheists who attended one of her fundraisers last year. That ad was widely denounced by local North Carolina newspapers, and may have actually backfired on Dole."

Source: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1108/15273.html



"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety!" B.Franklin
User currently offlineRJdxer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2543 times:



Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 1):
THIS is where the Republicans will just absolutely get clobbered. It won't be a pretty night for the GOP.

But one bright spot in Houston. Nick Lampson (D) is losing to Pete Olsen (R) so Tom Delay's district goes back to GOP hands.


User currently offlineRJdxer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2523 times:

Mitch McConnell keeps his seat in Kentucky. Good for him. A voice of reason remains.

User currently offlineMarSciGuy From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 549 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2514 times:

Wow, NH goes Democrat, Presidentially and Senatorially...first time in quite some time (IIRC )for a democrat senator from NH - though I've only been voting for the last (now) 3 elections, so I could be wrong  Smile


"There weren't a ton of gnats there where a ton of gnats and their families as well!"
User currently offlinePSA727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 974 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2507 times:

Warner (VA) and Hagan (NC) were no surprises. The Democrats REALLY wanted to defeat
McConnell in KY, and I'm glad they didn't get their wish. I figure that the Democrats will
end up with 55 Senate seats, plus the 2 Independents.



fly high, pay low...Germanwings!
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29799 posts, RR: 58
Reply 10, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2494 times:

Please don't get 60....Please don't get 60.

What we will end up having is a bunch of bad liberal sponsered legislation that will get through without proper vetting.

Having a strong disent is critical to a free society.



OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
User currently offlineStasisLAX From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3283 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2452 times:

Un-friggin'-believable! Senator Ted Stevens is holding on in Alaska - he's leading 49 percent to 47 percent for Mark Begich - with approximately 40 percent of the vote counted.

So, I was thinking about this scenario. If Stevens does win the election - and loses his court appeal on seven charges - could the Alaskan legislature appoint Sarah Palin to his unexpired U.S. Senate term?  scratchchin 



"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety!" B.Franklin
User currently onlineNorthstarBoy From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1832 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2439 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

Well, it doesn't look like the Dems will get their 60 seats, too bad, i'd have loved to see a fillibuster proof democratically controlled senate, a democrat controlled house, not to mention the oval office.

WHY in the world would Alaskans even vote for that crook (Stevens)? the man is 84 years old, if he serves out this term, he'll be another Strom Thurmond! Another man who missed the bus for the nursing home.



Why are people so against low yields?! If lower yields means more people can travel abroad, i'm all for it
User currently offlineMike89406 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1467 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2425 times:



Quoting StasisLAX (Reply 11):
Un-friggin'-believable! Senator Ted Stevens is holding on in Alaska - he's leading 49 percent to 47 percent for Mark Begich - with approximately 40 percent of the vote counted.



Quoting NorthstarBoy (Reply 12):
WHY in the world would Alaskans even vote for that crook (Stevens)? the man is 84 years old, if he serves out this term, he'll be another Strom Thurmond! Another man who missed the bus for the nursing home.

I agree.

Quoting NorthstarBoy (Reply 12):
Well, it doesn't look like the Dems will get their 60 seats, too bad, i'd have loved to see a fillibuster proof democratically controlled senate, a democrat controlled house, not to mention the oval office.

I have to say having a dominantly controlled goverment left wing or right wing may not be the best thing. Too much of one thing can be bad you always need balance that keeps things in the right perspective.

Mike


User currently onlineNorthstarBoy From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1832 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2417 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!



Quoting Mike89406 (Reply 13):
I have to say having a dominantly controlled goverment left wing or right wing may not be the best thing. Too much of one thing can be bad you always need balance that keeps things in the right perspective.

true, but it would give the GOP a taste of their own medicine, as in in the days when Bush had a republican controlled congress and that congress basically rubberstamped anything he wanted to do over the objections of the Dems.



Why are people so against low yields?! If lower yields means more people can travel abroad, i'm all for it
User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2361 times:



Quoting StasisLAX (Reply 11):
If Stevens does win the election - and loses his court appeal on seven charges - could the Alaskan legislature appoint Sarah Palin to his unexpired U.S. Senate term? scratchchin

No, Alaska law requires a special election. This law was the result of the Gov in 2002 appointing his daughter to his seat in the Senate.


User currently offlineContinental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5517 posts, RR: 17
Reply 16, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2360 times:

Anyone see the results from the Franken and Coleman race? Wow, talk about close!

User currently offlinePSA727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 974 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2351 times:



Quoting NorthstarBoy (Reply 12):
WHY in the world would Alaskans even vote for that crook (Stevens)? the man is 84 years old, if he serves out this term, he'll be another Strom Thurmond! Another man who missed the bus for the nursing home.

The state of Alaska has benefited from having Stevens in Washington. And as for crooks,
there seems to be a couple of Democrat Congressmen from New York and Louisiana that
the DNC has no problem with.

And Stevens is much more lucent than Strom Thurmond was in his last term. In fact, I'd
put Robert Byrd and Ted Kennedy on that "bus" before I would Stevens.



fly high, pay low...Germanwings!
User currently offlineStasisLAX From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3283 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2342 times:

It might be 2 weeks until we know the official outcome of the Alaska senate race.

"With all but three of Alaska's 438 precincts reporting, the Republican Ted Stevens held a 1.5 percent vote advantage over Democrat Mark Begich -- 48 percent to 46.5 percent. About 4,000 votes separate the candidates. The thin margin means the Senate race might not be decided for two weeks.

Still to be counted are roughly 40,000 absentee ballots, with more expected to arrive in the mail, as well as 9,000 uncounted early votes and thousands of questioned ballots. The state Elections Division has up to 15 days after the election to tally all the remaining ballots before finalizing the count."

Source: http://www.adn.com/elections/story/579005.html

I'm beginning to believe that this situation will get even uglier; Stevens will win, there will be a very long legal appeal process and a recount, and then Stevens will lose his criminal appeals, and he will be thrown out of the U.S. Senate rather than simply resign his seat.   

Alaskan politics - you just gotta love the drama!   

[Edited 2008-11-05 13:27:18]


"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety!" B.Franklin
User currently offline767Lover From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2335 times:

We're in a runoff in Georgia now between Chambliss and Martin.

On another note: I was shocked to learn that voter turnout was much less than expected in Georgia this election -- in fact, it was lower than the turnout in 2004.

I did meet a few people who said they honestly didn't know who to vote for, so perhaps they chose not to vote at all.


User currently offlineSeb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11657 posts, RR: 15
Reply 20, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2327 times:



Quoting L-188 (Reply 10):
Having a strong disent is critical to a free society.

Yeah... When Dems have said that over the past 8 years, we have been told we are terrorists. Unbelievable.

Merkley and Smith are still close in Oregon. This morning, Merkley was up by 20,000 but most of Multnomah County (PDX) still has to be counted. I am keeping my fingers crossed on that one.



Life in the wall is a drag.
User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2316 times:



Quoting StasisLAX (Reply 18):
I'm beginning to believe that this situation will get even uglier; Stevens will win, there will be a very long legal appeal process and a recount, and then Stevens will lose his criminal appeals, and he will be thrown out of the U.S. Senate rather than simply resign his seat.

Just wondering if the Republican leadership in the Senate, will do what the House Republican leadership did with Congressman Renzi when he was indicted, and just stripped him of all of his committee assignments, so for the past 18 months he has been nothing more than an empty suit in Washington.


User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2300 times:



Quoting Seb146 (Reply 20):
Merkley and Smith are still close in Oregon.

About an hour ago, the Oregonian just projected Merkely the winner, which would be the 57th seat in the Senate for the Democrats.


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39887 posts, RR: 74
Reply 23, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2294 times:



Quoting StasisLAX (Reply 18):
I'm beginning to believe that this situation will get even uglier; Stevens will win, there will be a very long legal appeal process and a recount, and then Stevens will lose his criminal appeals, and he will be thrown out of the U.S. Senate rather than simply resign his seat.

Alaskan politics - you just gotta love the drama!

 checkmark 

Tell me about it.
Looks like Alaska has taken corruption far beyond anything Daly did when he was running Chicago.

Quoting StasisLAX (Reply 5):
Democrat Kay Hagan Beats Libby Dole for North Carolina Senate Seat!

That was beautiful to see her go down.

Quoting 767Lover (Reply 19):
We're in a runoff in Georgia now between Chambliss and Martin.

On another note: I was shocked to learn that voter turnout was much less than expected in Georgia this election -- in fact, it was lower than the turnout in 2004.

I am shocked Jim Martin closed the gap as much as he did. I thought he was a sacrificial lamb. I hope that race goes in to a runoff.
Chambliss could still win but it does give 1 more opportunity to knock him out of the Senate.



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offline767Lover From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2265 times:



Quoting Superfly (Reply 23):
I am shocked Jim Martin closed the gap as much as he did.

I'm not. A lot of Republicans are pissed about him voting for the bailout bill. Also, his support of the fair tax isn't universally embraced.


25 PHLBOS : Not quite true. The hasn't been a filibuster-proof Senate of either party since 1978. Also, the control of the Senate switched 3 TIMES during the Bus
26 Superfly : Did Martin support the bailout?
27 Post contains links StasisLAX : It's definitely over in Oregon - Incumbent Republican Senator Gordon Smith has just conceded to his Democratic challenger Jeff Merkley. Source: http:
28 FlyingTexan : Great another Criminal in that district. That was the only predicted sure GOP House win until Mahoney's heterosexual activities came out. That racist
29 Usair320 : Oh god..............Just remeber Joe Biden controls the senate now (As per her rules....)
30 Seb146 : So, he can run amok since he has obligations to both the executive and legislative branches. Lurking in the shadows, as it were.
31 Usair320 : You're right, but according to Palin she was basically obligated to sit in on sessions, which is not at all correct.
32 CPH-R : In other news, the race in Minnesota will go right down to the wire, with 221 votes seperating Norm Coleman (R) & Al Franken (D). Under state law, a r
33 Mir : How the tune changes.... Alaska appears to be poised to be the first state to ever elect a convicted felon to the Senate. A rather dubious distinctio
34 Post contains links AirCop : Here is a copy of the ballot measure that was passed in 2004, that requires a special election to fill a Senate seat. http://www.elections.alaska.gov
35 FlyingTexan : oh my!!! GASP! I believe Minnesota Law stipulates a recount if the margin of victory is less than .5% (that's POINT 5 of ONE Percent) Then anyone who
36 767Lover : Not as written. In fact, he used the bailout vote as a tool in the campaign. A lot of the blogs here had posts from people who said they were lifelon
37 Superfly : Thanks for sharing. With 100% of the precincts reporting, Saxby was at 49.8%. He only needs to win an extra 0.2% in the runoff but then again, he doe
38 PSA727 : Why wouldn't it be decided by the Minnesota State Legislature? That's actually how states used to actually pick U.S. Senators. Only U.S. House member
39 Post contains links Johnboy : Oops, looks like Good Ol' Boy Saxby Chambliss is trying to get out of the runoff. http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/11/11/8627/2212/991/659060 "Never
40 Post contains links Slider : Funny how they're only finding voted for Franken and not Coleman huh? http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D94C6LOO0&show_article=1 Coleman’s lea
41 Continental : How the hell do YOU know what's going on? How about the county in MN that counted 24 ballots for Franken instead of 124? They admitted it was a mista
42 Post contains links StasisLAX : Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich now leads 84 year old convicted criminal Uncle Ted Stevens by THREE VOTES!! "The elections division still has over 10,000
43 Post contains links Superfly : John McCain is weighing in and campaigning for Saxby Chambliss in Georgia. http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/met...11/13/mccain_chambliss_martin.html L
44 Slider : So, what you're saying is that they're incompetent....gotcha. The whole thing stinks.
45 Post contains links Superfly : Update. Begich lead over Stevens grows http://www.adn.com/elections/story/593530.html
46 Johnboy : Woohoo! Throw the bum out.
47 WestWing : Begich now leads by 3724 (which interestingly is an "anagram" of 2374, the lead earlier today).
48 Superfly : I read an article that indicated that all the ballots in the most right-wing conservative part of the state have already been counted. Everything fro
49 Post contains links WestWing : It is even better than that. The 3724 lead is larger than the total number of uncounted mail-in ballots (which are approximately 2500), though I thin
50 Mir : Woohoo! Well done Alaska! -Mir
51 Superfly : YES! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Now Sarah Palin can't have any influence on the Stevens replacement. The Alaska voters beat her to it! This is beautiful! Mark Beg
52 Superfly : I called folks in Georgia including DL021. Most were going to vote for Jim Martin. I couldn't convince DL021 though.
53 Post contains links WestWing : In the Minnesota senate recount, 18 % of the ballots have been recounted. Counting only the unchallenged votes, Coleman's lead has been reduced from 2
54 Post contains links Superfly : ...and another surprise Democratic victory! Tom Perriello defeated Republican Congressman Virgil Goode in a the very conservative district in southern
55 Dreadnought : Fly, unlike in some states, the Governor of Alaska does not appoint a replacement senator. A special election must be held within 60 days or somethin
56 Superfly : I know that already. Rumor has it that she would have ran for that seat. What did I say that was so "hateful"?
57 Usair320 : Which district are you? I used to be in Bob Brady's(D-PA-1) in Philly, but I recently moved a few miles west to Lansdowne and am now represented by J
58 Post contains links PHLBOS : Joe Sestak (D-PA-7). Update: The run-off election for the Georgia U.S. Senate seat will remain in Republican hands. No filibuster-proof Senate majori
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
2008 U.S. Senate & Congressional Races posted Thu Oct 23 2008 09:35:55 by Superfly
Official U.S. Election – Polls & Projections posted Fri Sep 12 2008 17:50:45 by Moderators
Civil Unions, The US Election & Me posted Thu Aug 7 2008 18:17:06 by BananaBoY
CNN & The Presidential Election posted Fri Feb 1 2008 19:40:53 by JetBlueGuy2006
CNN Ripped Over Race Vs. Gender Election Story posted Mon Jan 28 2008 08:26:17 by D L X
Australian Election Results posted Sat Nov 24 2007 05:15:27 by Mal787
How Do Election Results Affect Your Local Issues? posted Wed Nov 8 2006 19:47:21 by Tom in NO
The Race For The White House Has Begun! posted Tue Oct 31 2006 00:42:15 by Falcon84
Lieberman Trails Lamont In CT Senate Race posted Mon Jul 24 2006 06:37:18 by Superfly
Relationships & Race posted Sun Jul 9 2006 14:42:27 by Christa