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.
"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."
Go knock on some wood before you jinx everything, Mister. :mrgreen:
But the cigar smoke in there is awful. Plus it's a mess.
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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-)
I think the Republicans are in for a drubbing in 2012. And that Obama will win fairly handily.
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