LA Gov race.
The guy who won - Edwards - is a pro- 2AM, anti-abortion centrist who identifies as a Democrat.
He won. Just. Good for him.
Alas he's an outlier in the Dems these days. And if he's lying, he'll be a 1 term wonder.
Hey everyone, try to avoid the partisan crap. Trump is important because he shattered the GOP vs Dem establishment.
Truth is if he is honest, Edwards isn't bad for the USA. If this is what the Dems offer, they may do well.
@REX Not sure what you mean by partisan crap?
Far from it, my friend.
Without GOP control in Congress, Trump is no more than a Christmas decoration on a house in Pennsylvania Ave.
He is the leader of the GOP and he needs the GOP to get reelected and (more importantly) to govern.
An attack on the GOP is an attack on Trump.
There is no way around that.
I certainly do not want to live through another 4 years of torment and the stalling of Trump's efforts. I've had quite enough. I can only imagine where our country could go if Trump's policy decisions are actually enacted without stonewalling from Dims every step of the way. We have to take back the House and not just a majority of it, a super majority.
Marginable candidates for whatever reason the good ol' boys chose to back isn't going to win us those seats back.
I'm backing a strong GOP candidate for state senate here and we're up against the local women in office backing a Hispanic woman with absolutely no legislative experience that has little chance of winning Den Mother let alone a state senate race. We're likely to lose one of the few Republican seats we've managed to hold onto. It's infuriating.
Happens often when I read him.
@redwhitebluedude @Elaines2cents @Debradelai @REX @timr
I don’t really understand why the Republicans allowed 2 candidates to run in the first place which led to this run off election yesterday. The combined support for the Republicans was more than enough to have avoided this in the first place. I have always heard Louisiana is a different beast but it seems Republicans allowed this to occur. Politics certainly mystify me at this point.
It never works.
It did not in 06, definitely not in 08.
But go ahead. Go on living without an inkling of how our system works.
Keep on carping about "national elections" (or nationalized, or nationaljerked)...and count your loses.
The folks in, say, ME 2nd or NY 16th will continue to not give a fuck about your argument.
In the US, elections are ALWAYS local.
Alarming to see so many seats open in 2020.
Incumbents retiring from the House. This isn't going to be a slam dunk in getting the House back. We've got hard work ahead to insure that we gain and not lose one single seat.
Democratic Party 5
Republican Party 16
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@Elaines2cents @Debradelai @karnage @REX @timr Regardless of what many say, I DO think the impeachment/investigation noise matters on the margins enough to throw races. This is why what happens in the next several months matters a lot. Of course there's always a local component in these elections, and you can't nominate someone too far out of bounds for a district, but these days too many people still live in the media bubble.
Boredom, time for retirdment, polls telling them it's a lost cause, not enough fundraising, new girlfriend, redistricting...you are taking less than 5% renewal.
Then again, maybe people convinced them of the benefits of term limits!
I'm actually surprised anybody would be such a glutton for punishment to run for reelection anyhow.
True. But, the Democrats have their own unique problems here; keeping the house will also be exceptionally difficult.
The impeachment hoax will hurt many of those who won by less than two points in swing and red districts, especially with Trump on the ballot. The impeachement crowd specifically mentioned quid pro quo in self-righteous speeches. That's over.
The threat of primary challenges is still there, although it is downplayed.
No doubt and the impeachment hearings are doing justifiable damage but, people need to understand this will be no easy win. People have to get their asses up and get to the polls.
LA has an estimated population of 4.7 million and we lose the governorship by 45,000 votes. That is pathetic especially in a state that holds the majority in every other political seat. I'm sure Senator Kennedy was spitting fire watching this happen.
More registered Dims than Reps which also makes me wonder how every major office in the state is Red but a Dim squeeks by with a win for Governor 🤨
Just about every stat you can want on elections is covered by Ballotpedia. Scroll down to 'State Profile' It'll give you party control numbers from Party Control: 1992-2019 https://ballotpedia.org/Louisiana_State_Senate_elections,_2019
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