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Desperate GOP Dumps $1 Million Into Deep Red S. Dakota To Save Senate Hopes

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  • Started 5 years ago by Andy_brown
  • Latest reply from NoParty

  1. Andy_brown
    Member

    Spin this Herb.

    Republicans are spending a million dollars in South Dakota, in a desperate attempt to save their chances of flipping a Senate seat that has become a toss up in a deep red state.

    Politico reported on the GOP throwing dollars into a Senate race that they thought was a lock to go their way, “Republicans were long favored to pick up the seat of retiring Democratic Sen. Tim Johnson, and it is essential to their hopes of seizing the Senate next month. But the Republican candidate, former Gov. Mike Rounds, has run a lackluster campaign, struggled to raise significant money and been put on defense by a scandal related to a state-run EB-5 visa program.”

    The news that Republicans are beefing up their push in South Dakota came days after the GOP pulled out of the open seat Senate contest in Michigan by canceling $850,000 in advertising.
    The reality in each of these Senate races looks much different than the fantasy that the media has been selling that Republican control of the Senate is a foregone conclusion.

    Republicans can’t afford to lose Kansas, or let South Dakota slip through their fingers. Losing in one of these states would be a disaster. A loss in both of these dark red states would have to be viewed as nothing less than a rejection of the direction that the Republican Party has gone in during the Obama years.

    http://www.politicususa.com/?p=165867

    Posted on October 13, 2014 - 01:00 AM #
  2. jerry1949
    Member

    Nate Silver has an interesting take on this race, besides giving a 75% probability that if Pressler should win, he would caucus with the Republicans.

    http://fivethirtyeight.com/datalab/senate-update-whats-the-matter-with-south-dakota/

    Then there is Dick Morris' "false flag" theory:

    Failing to persuade voters to support their discredited agenda, Democrats are now determined to use a false flag strategy to advance in stealth to steal a Senate majority. Masquerading as Independents in four key Senate races, Democratic candidates are embracing a wolf-in-sheep’s-clothing tactic to fool voters into believing that they are not the party hack/rubber stamps they truly are. By pretending that they are Independents, they can take power and help Obama implement his plan to create a one party government in the U.S.

    Were these “Independent” Democrats true Independents, their presence in our national politics would be welcome. But they are not. If elected, they would each meekly cast their ballots for Harry Reid to be Majority Leader and form a tame part of his bloc that controls the Senate.

    In South Dakota, a former Republican Senator — turned liberal Democrat — Larry Pressler is running as an “Independent” against former Governor Mike Rounds, the Republican candidate. The latest polling puts him only two points behind Rounds. Having served three terms as a GOP Senator, Pressler backed Obama in 2008 and 2012 and supports ObamaCare. His strategy is either to win or to take enough votes away from Rounds to elect Rick Weiland, the overt Democratic candidate. The South Dakota seat has been written off as a certain Republican pickup until Pressler implemented the false flag strategy.

    http://www.dickmorris.com/dems-using-false-flag-strategy-steal-senate/#more-14326

    Posted on October 13, 2014 - 07:24 AM #
  3. duxrule
    Member

    Dick Morris? It is to laugh.

    Posted on October 13, 2014 - 07:49 AM #
  4. Brianl
    Member

    South Dakota is dead red, but they are also quite independent. They kept sending Tom Daschle to the Senate, for example, and he was far from conservative. Former Gov.George Mickelson was an extremely moderate Republican when in office, and would now most likely be a Democrat.

    Posted on October 13, 2014 - 07:53 AM #
  5. jerry1949
    Member

    "It is to laugh."

    We at least might be in agreement about the best cartoons.

    Posted on October 13, 2014 - 10:17 AM #
  6. RadioBuggie
    Member

    :lol:

    Posted on October 13, 2014 - 10:27 AM #
  7. NoParty
    Member

    Herb can't spin that if he tried but UF&UB did. Too bad he fell short.

    Posted on October 13, 2014 - 03:30 PM #