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Postby neonzx » Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:57 pm

Another battle this evening is the special election held in Linn County (Cedar Rapids), IA. A special election today to replace Democrat Swati Dandekar, whom Republican Governor Terry Branstad appointed to a committee position. Early returns are showing:

"With the first two of 40 precincts counted, Democrat Liz Mathis is winning a special Iowa Senate race in eastern Iowa. Mathis has 5,426 votes compared to Republican Cindy Golding’s 2,110 votes, according to the Linn County Auditor’s office."

This is a critical battle for equality in Iowa as the Democrats hold only the thinnest majority in the state senate. If the Republican candidate wins, it will be a tie, meaning the Republican Governor, Branstad, will break tied votes.An enormous amount of out-of-state money has poured into Iowa for both candidates.If the Republicans take control of the state senate, it's assumed a first priority is to start the (muliti-year) process of instituting a ban on marriage equality which Iowans have enjoyed for more than two and a half years.

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Postby neonzx » Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:19 pm

IowaIndependent tweets:


#SD18 FINAL -- Mathis 55.8% -- Golding 43.52% #IASenate


11 minutes agop


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Postby Sterngard Friegen » Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:41 pm

I think the Republicans are in for a drubbing in 2012. And that Obama will win fairly handily.

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Postby kate520 » Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:42 pm

Go knock on some wood before you jinx everything, Mister. :mrgreen:

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Postby Joseph Robidoux III » Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:52 pm

Relax.

I have been a model of consistency. 10-7 every week.Meh. (Just like my bRuins.)

viewtopic.php?p=305073#p305073

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Postby John Thomas8 » Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:56 pm

Ya, Sterngard is right more often than not.

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Postby neonzx » Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:59 pm

4+ years, for the first family couple. (yes, they are still together)

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Postby Whatever4 » Wed Nov 09, 2011 12:09 am

That's sweet! :hug:

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Postby Sterngard Friegen » Wed Nov 09, 2011 12:09 am

Go knock on some wood before you jinx everything, Mister. :mrgreen:

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Postby GreatGrey » Wed Nov 09, 2011 12:11 am

Relax.

I have been a model of consistency. 10-7 every week.Meh. (Just like my bRuins.)

viewtopic.php?p=305073#p305073

WTF, I hit that link and it says I'm not authorized to read it.Harumph.

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Postby Joseph Robidoux III » Wed Nov 09, 2011 12:13 am

Join the Sports Fan group.

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Postby GreatGrey » Wed Nov 09, 2011 12:16 am

Join the Sports Fan group.

Oooohhh.

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Postby Whatever4 » Wed Nov 09, 2011 1:07 am

Join the Sports Fan group.

But the cigar smoke in there is awful. Plus it's a mess.

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Postby A Legal Lohengrin » Wed Nov 09, 2011 1:52 am

Go knock on some wood before you jinx everything, Mister. :mrgreen:

When has Stern ever been wrong? I mean other than when he disagrees with me.

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Postby Sterngard Friegen » Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:00 am

Once I thought I was wrong.But I was mistaken.

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Postby listeme » Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:10 am

I think the Republicans are in for a drubbing in 2012. And that Obama will win fairly handily.

While I share your general enthusiasm, states like ours (Virginia) are going to be tough. We lost seats in house and senate (and I think we lost the last senate seat to bring it to 20-20, but that result isn't officially in yet.)The purples are going to be real battles.We will do all we can here 8-)
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