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« Reply #25 on: November 03, 2010, 01:06:49 PM »
I figured that Skelton would be a bit narrower race, but he's gone, and that's a good thing.....

A bit of clairification on Prop A, the earnings taxes in both St. Louis, and Kansas City are also "commuter taxes", and in the past, the commuters had no option to vote on these taxes that they had to pay (essentially taxation without representation).  Now the "commuters" also have a vote, which basically means that they are "history", and will be phased out over a ten-year period.  The urban welfare leaches will have to come up with another group to bleed.

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Thanks for the Prop A clarification.  I used to work in KCMO, and had taxed deducted, but didn't live there.  Never could figure that one out. 
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« Reply #26 on: November 03, 2010, 01:27:52 PM »
Is something funny going on down there in Missouri?

I have to leave, but just saw a headline, about a congressional seat held by a Carnahan.

Did St. Louis manufacture some votes last night, as they did in the 2006 Senate race?

Really, Missouri should require that St. Louis report their votes first, the rest of the state holding back until then.  I'm really tired of St. Louis creating "votes" out of thin air like that.

MO District 3.....Russ Carnahan won by about 5,000 votes over the Republican candidate who was somewhat embroiled in a graft scandal.  One of only two seats in the state won by the Dems.  This district is urban St. Louis, and St; Louis county, which is pretty reliably Dem.

Even with all that it was close.......about 2%.

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« Reply #27 on: November 03, 2010, 01:35:05 PM »
Washington is still counting ballots according to fox (http://www.foxnews.com/interactive/politics/election-map-2010/#race=racesInPlay&pres=false&state=WA&tab=senate). Dino Rossi and Patty Murrey are 50/50 again. Jay Inslee holds a solid lead in district 1 unfortunately.
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« Reply #28 on: November 03, 2010, 01:49:10 PM »
They East may not be Red, but MO sure is.

Long-serving and powerful Blue Dog Ike Skelton getting booted was a big surprise to me, but he apparently was really showing his age during the campaign and for inscrutable reasons rubberstamped every nutty Obama bill Pelosi put in front of him, a combination which did NOT go over well in his district.  Blunt (R) replaces the retiring Bond (R) in the Senate for us, my own Rep was and remains Emerson (R).
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« Reply #29 on: November 03, 2010, 02:29:38 PM »
I figured that Skelton would be a bit narrower race, but he's gone, and that's a good thing.....

A bit of clairification on Prop A, the earnings taxes in both St. Louis, and Kansas City are also "commuter taxes", and in the past, the commuters had no option to vote on these taxes that they had to pay (essentially taxation without representation).  Now the "commuters" also have a vote, which basically means that they are "history", and will be phased out over a ten-year period.  The urban welfare leaches will have to come up with another group to bleed.

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^ What he said!  :P

I get dizzy pretty quick when they start talking about taxes and commuters and KC and STL, so hey.
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« Reply #30 on: November 03, 2010, 02:32:15 PM »
They East may not be Red, but MO sure is.

Long-serving and powerful Blue Dog Ike Skelton getting booted was a big surprise to me, but he apparently was really showing his age during the campaign and for inscrutable reasons rubberstamped every nutty Obama bill Pelosi put in front of him, a combination which did NOT go over well in his district.  Blunt (R) replaces the retiring Bond (R) in the Senate for us, my own Rep was and remains Emerson (R).

And mine (9th District) stays Luetkemeyer. He did pretty well for a banker.
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« Reply #31 on: November 03, 2010, 03:27:07 PM »
And mine (9th District) stays Luetkemeyer. He did pretty well for a banker.

Our guy, Sam Graves, won in a landslide.....61% to 39%

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« Reply #32 on: November 03, 2010, 07:55:32 PM »
Email I got from my Rep last night.

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Dear Ilan,

Thank you!

It will be my distinct privilege to serve the residents of Texas' 26th Congressional District for another 2 years in Congress. Tonight, the voters of North Texas overwhelmingly voiced their support for an agenda that will get our country back on the right track through lower taxes, less spending, and more jobs.

Across the country, voters are speaking out and saying they want real change -- a new direction. I've heard that message loud and clear and will take it back to Washington, D.C. I pledge to you that I will keep President Obama and his Administration honest and accountable. I will also do the same with my own party and its leadership.

Representing the people of North Texas is the greatest honor I have ever known and it is a commitment I take most seriously.

Finally, I want to thank Neil Durrance and Mark Boler for their active participation in this election. I wish them the best in their future endeavors. Ours is a vibrant Democracy and their involvement in the political process made for a great campaign.

Again, thank you for your confidence in me.

Sincerely,

Dr. Michael Burgess

He beat the hell out of his opponents.

Michael Burgess (R) 68.12%
Neil Durrance (D) 29.96%
Mark Boler (L) 1.9%
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« Reply #33 on: November 03, 2010, 07:59:15 PM »
Email I got from my Rep last night.

He beat the hell out of his opponents.

Michael Burgess (R) 68.12%
Neil Durrance (D) 29.96%
Mark Boler (L) 1.9%

That is so cool.  Mine is KBH.  2012 should be interesting.
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« Reply #34 on: November 04, 2010, 05:47:50 AM »
Everyone putting up huge percentage wins...I'll have to put up my not so large ....until you understand the uphill battle he fought.

John Spratt was unseated 55% to 45%....when you consider that the "D" before his name guaranteed 30% of the vote up front...it was huge. That 30% is the black vote that always goes 99% for the democrat. That means that Mick MulVanney got approx. 80% of the white vote to Spratt's 20%.

To stay in office all these years, all Spratt has had to do was get 30% of the white voters to vote for him.....and if he got enough of them on disability and foodstamps...he was a shoo in.

Now keeping that seat republican is going to be hard to do but we'll try.
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« Reply #35 on: November 04, 2010, 05:55:48 AM »
Ayotte won over that socialist Hodes by a 60-36 margin...not a pickup, but at least a hold.

Both Congressional seats flipped...in 2CD we have to deal with retread RINO Charlie Bass, but it was much better than Kuster.  Che-Porter went bye-bye, despite the best efforts of the Portsmouth-Durham-Dover crowd.  Even Rochester (her hometown and mine) went for Guinta.

Final results in for state Senate--went from 14-10 'Rat to 19-5 GOP.  Biggest margin in 40 years.  Looks like we'll have 297 seats in the Legislature of the 400.  Also hold all five seats on the Executive Council--no small matter there.

All in all, NH has reverted back to the finger in the eye of New England.

The only downside is that Lynch is still governor, but instead of a 30-40 point margin of victory like he got in 2006 and 2008, this time was more like 6 points.  Already being called the GINO (Governor in Name Only.)  I can live with that.
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« Reply #36 on: November 04, 2010, 07:12:27 AM »
GA Senate - Johnny Isakson            Republican    58.4%  
GA Gov -     Nathan Deal            Republican    53.1%
GA Lt Gov -  L.S. Casey Cagle    Republican    54.7%
GA SoS -      Brian Kemp            Republican    56.5%
GA AG -       Sam Olens            Republican    53.0%
My District #10 US Rep -
                  Paul Broun                Republican    67.3%

Unsurprisingly, John Lewis  keeps his seat in District 5.  He's there for life.

Ballot initiative to raise auto tags by $10 was defeated.  Referendum to allow business inventories to be exempt from state tax passed.  This one would have hit us SBOs hard.  I can't move inventory if nobody can afford to buy it and things aren't improving in my rural area.  The state will get their cut when/if it sells.
                   
   

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« Reply #37 on: November 04, 2010, 09:17:37 AM »
 Referendum to allow business inventories to be exempt from state tax passed.  This one would have hit us SBOs hard.  I can't move inventory if nobody can afford to buy it and things aren't improving in my rural area.  The state will get their cut when/if it sells.
 

The idea of taxing business inventories is yet another example of liberal creep into our lives. Businesses already take a hit in maintaining inventory as it is - you don't make money on stuff sitting in a warehouse, but you damn sure spend money in keeping it there.
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« Reply #38 on: November 05, 2010, 06:40:20 AM »
The idea of taxing business inventories is yet another example of liberal creep into our lives. Businesses already take a hit in maintaining inventory as it is - you don't make money on stuff sitting in a warehouse, but you damn sure spend money in keeping it there.

Back in the 50's, daddy ran a country store. I knew what I'd be doing on the night of December 31...inventory...and we'd sell down to the  least number of an item held in stock that we could.
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« Reply #39 on: November 05, 2010, 08:13:04 AM »
Central MA is deep red (save for communist Congressman who won because of the bankroll of powerful unions, and the tea party candidate who won the primary was very weak),   Boston and western MA still have their heads up their asses. 

We doubled the GOP reps in the statehouse though.

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« Reply #40 on: November 05, 2010, 08:20:44 AM »
Central MA is deep red (save for communist Congressman who won because of the bankroll of powerful unions, and the tea party candidate who won the primary was very weak),   Boston and western MA still have their heads up their asses. 

We doubled the GOP reps in the statehouse though.

I was surprised there didn't turn out at least one (R) in the Massachusetts congressional delegation.

Which one ran the closest race against a Dem?
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« Reply #41 on: November 05, 2010, 10:08:53 AM »
I was surprised there didn't turn out at least one (R) in the Massachusetts congressional delegation.

Which one ran the closest race against a Dem?

Perry against Keating -- I am not so sure there wasn't some level of  voter fraud there because we were certain Perry was going to pull it off.   Still stunned about that.