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    2022 Midterms

    **Renaming thread, looks like the defacto 2022 Midterm Election thread.



    2022 Midterms are upon us. With important primaries starting on May 3rd.
    The midterm elections won't take place until November, but the primaries that begin in earnest on Tuesday will frame Americans' choices on which direction the country takes.
    *announcer voice*
    Will Democrats move to the middle or the left?
    Will a season of reinvention for critics of former President Donald Trump reassert his power over Republicans?
    Here's what to watch as election season kicks off on Tuesday.

    50-50 Senate: The Senate is evenly divided, but Democrats control the chamber with Vice President Kamala Harris' deciding vote.
    222-213 House: Democrats in the House hold a very slim majority. Republicans need to net just five seats to claim a House majority.

    Some of the more interesting and most horseracey primaries...
    May 3- Ohio
    Governor, Senate, OH-01, OH-09,OH-13
    The Senate race features several state politicians looking to out-Trump one another against Tim Ryan, the likely Democratic nominee and a former presidential candidate from Youngstown. Republicans are favored in a state that has trended red in recent election cycles. With a bunch of MAGA clones vying for the other spot. Money on JP Mandel.
    At the House level, former President Donald J. Trump is backing Max Miller in the newly redrawn Seventh District. Cenk Uyger called the Ohio 10th primary the most "important in his life", hoping that bernout Nina Turner wins.

    May 17 - Oregon
    Governor,Senate,OR-05
    Representative Kurt Schrader, a long-serving moderate Democrat in the state’s Fifth District, is facing a strong primary challenge from Jamie McLeod-Skinner, a school board member who has drawn support from progressive groups and local Democratic officials. Tobias Read, the state treasurer, and Tina Kotek, a former State House speaker, lead the pack of Democrats hoping to replace Gov. Kate Brown, who is term-limited. There’s a crowded Republican primary as well, and Betsy Johnson, a former Democratic state senator, will run in the general election as an unaffiliated candidate. Oregon's courts rlued Nick Kristoff, carpet bagger and NYT gasbag as; INELGIBLE for failing to actually live in Oregon.

    May 17- Pennsylvania
    Governor,Senate,PA-17,,PA-07,PA-08
    Open seats for Senate and governor. The Senate Republican primary includes the celebrity physician Dr. Mehmet Oz and a former hedge fund executive, David McCormick. On the Democratic side, Lt. Gov. John Fetterman is the early front-runner in a field that also includes Representative Connor Lamb. For governor, Democrats have Attorney General Josh Shapiro; the Republican primary has more than a dozen hopefuls and no clear front-runner.

    May 24 - Georgia
    Governor,Senate
    Nowhere are there more elections to watch than in Georgia, despite all of the gerrymandering and ratfuckery. Senator Raphael Warnock and Stacey Abrams lead the Democratic field. Senator Warnock’s re-election bid for a full term in the seat he won last year is critical to Democrats’ hope of maintaining Senate control, former President Donald J. Trump endorsed his challenger, Herschel Walker.
    Abrams is seeking to defeat Gov. Brian Kemp, the Republican who beat her by a small margin in 2018 — but first, Gov. Kemp will have to best David Perdue, the Trump-backed former senator, in the primary.

    June 7 - California
    Governor,Senate
    Gov. Gavin Newsom is on the ballot, can his numbers get bigger than his previous election, or the failed recall?
    Last edited by Milchshake; 2022-10-03 at 08:32 PM.

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    Pa is looking weird; Democrats cross their fingers in Pennsylvania

    The top tier of the GOP field is comprised of TV personality Mehmet Oz, conservative commentator Kathy Barnette and businessman David McCormick — all of whom Democrats believe have potentially fatal flaws.

    On the other hand, the shock has not yet faded in Democratic circles that the clear front-runner in their Senate primary, Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, suffered a stroke on Friday at the age of 52.

    Fetterman says he is on the road to recovery and that he did not “suffer any cognitive damage.” But the development, so close to the primary, has jangled Democratic nerves.

    Pennsylvania gives the Democrats a rare chance to pick up a Senate seat at a time when the upper chamber is split 50-50. The seat is currently held by Sen. Pat Toomey (R), who is retiring.


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    Should Democrats pick up the seat without losing any, Manchin will cry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowferal View Post
    Should Democrats pick up the seat without losing any, Manchin will cry.
    No he won't. Sinema is still around.

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    I sure hope all those people that are mad at RGB or Feinstein ... are gently asking Fetterman to drop out for the good of the country.

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    Right now, almost all of the races for 5/17 primaries, have gone somewhat like the way they were planned.

    As of right now, though Madison Cawthorn is losing in his Primary, but with only 37% of his district primary in. But Steve Kornacki is saying it is going to be hard for him to overcome the deficit he is under against his primary opponent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slacker76 View Post
    I sure hope all those people that are mad at RGB or Feinstein ... are gently asking Fetterman to drop out for the good of the country.
    No thanks. He is fine, he will fully recover, and he is the best shot to pick up the seat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vegas82 View Post
    With 40% in he needs an 11% swing in the last 60% of votes. That’s a pretty tall order.
    Good, I hope that he loses, he claimed the "youngest" congressman when he won, he is going to be the first congressman, to win a seat, and instantly lose it after 1 term. And not even against a challenger from the opposing party, from his own party.

    And it is a good thing too, considering how fucking racist, and conspiracy shit he pushes.

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    https://www.businessinsider.com/madi...results-2022-5

    Damn, 73% of the vote in and Cawthorn is down 3.5K (7%) of the vote. Man I'm really hoping that absolutely worthless, useless loser who doesn't even have a legislative director stops wasting a seat for a representative that actually wants to legislate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by postman1782 View Post
    he is going to be the first congressman, to win a seat, and instantly lose it after 1 term.
    Not even close:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o..._a_single_term

    That honor goes to three of the very first representatives ever, who all lost their re-election bids in 1791.
    Last edited by DarkTZeratul; 2022-05-18 at 12:40 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkTZeratul View Post
    Not even close:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o..._a_single_term

    That honor goes to three of the very first representatives ever, who all lost their re-election bids in 1791.
    Well, yeah, when the average age of people dying was 40. lol. Still, hope that fucker loses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by postman1782 View Post
    Well, yeah, when the average age of people dying was 40. lol. Still, hope that fucker loses.
    The average age people died was never 40. On average, most people died in their 60s-80s, just like now. What pulled the average life expectancy way down was the high childhood and especially infant mortality rate. And there were a whopping 15 one-term congressmen who lost in 2020, besides--three of whom were also Republicans who failed to secure renomination.

    100% agreed on hoping Madison Cawthorn gets kicked to the curb, though.
    Last edited by DarkTZeratul; 2022-05-18 at 01:06 AM.

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    From the early look of things, it seems that Fetterman (D) may go against Dave McCormick (R) for the US senate seat.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Cawthorn is done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowferal View Post
    From the early look of things, it seems that Fetterman (D) may go against Dave McCormick (R) for the US senate seat.
    So no turkish agents in the senate in 2023?
    Quote Originally Posted by Rudol Von Stroheim View Post
    I do not need to play the role of "holier than thou". I'm above that..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ripster42 View Post
    So no turkish agents in the senate in 2023?
    I don't see Oz winning this. It's still a bit early, but too many are running and others are sucking up the votes.

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    And that shitstain Cawthorn loses. FUCK YES.

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    Quote Originally Posted by postman1782 View Post
    And that shitstain Cawthorn loses. FUCK YES.
    Maybe he should have spent less time trying to explain away his "youthful mistakes" and more time like..you know, legislating and doing his fuckin job.

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    New York
    TLDR on the background is that NY Dems tried to do a better gerrymander and pick up seats, and a judge struck it down as unconstitutional (NY State Constitution). The current draft redraw pits a bunch of heavyweight Dems against each other.

    Sean Patrick Maloney is current chair of DCCC. He announced for 17th district; he formerly was of the 18th. Establishment dude that runs House Democrats campaign org.
    Mondaire Jones is the current 17th incumbent, and way more progressive.

    Jerrold "Jerry" Nadler is a longtime rep and chair of the judiciary committee, running for the 12th.
    Carolyn Maloney chairs the Committee on Oversight and Reform, also for the 12th.

    Fireworks started when Jones accused Maloney of not even giving her a heads up on his decision to run in the primary for her seat. "And I think that tells you everything you need to know about Sean Patrick Maloney." Some Democrats privately wished he would just surrender his House career for the younger, Black freshman congresswoman.

    Congressional districts have not been finalized. Voting is postponed by judicial decision to August 23rd.
    "I wish it need not have happened in my time." "So do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edge- View Post
    Maybe he should have spent less time trying to explain away his "youthful mistakes" and more time like..you know, legislating and doing his fuckin job.
    Did he write or sponsor any meaningful legislation? Looks like the bullshit he sponsored or wrote, none of it go past committee.

    37 bills, and nothing meaningful. He sponsored a bill called the "Candace Owens Act" though.

    I think this bill was introduced when Candace Owens was shit on for testing positive for covid, and he wanted to make political affiliation protected when she was denied shit for being a Republican. https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-...8/text?r=3&s=1

    https://www.congress.gov/member/madi...ponsored%22%7D
    His list of bills he sponsored if people want to see the crap he has proposed.

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    Cawthorn concedes, love to see it. PA senate is real close. That nutjob Barnette looks done though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beanman12345 View Post
    Cawthorn concedes, love to see it. PA senate is real close. That nutjob Barnette looks done though.
    I'm actually a bit sad he's conceding and isn't gonna bitch and moan for the next 6 months about how his party stole his primary victory from him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edge- View Post
    I'm actually a bit sad he's conceding and isn't gonna bitch and moan for the next 6 months about how his party stole his primary victory from him.
    Oh, it'll still happen. Might not come from him directly but other people will definitely state that he was robbed.

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