Big Republican donors starting to panic

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    Republicans have been worried for weeks that Mitt Romney's slippage in national polls would hurt GOP candidates down ticket. That is exactly what is happening. Republicans have seen a dip between two and six points in races from Virginia to Massachusetts to Missouri to Arizona.

    Races that were once safely in hand for the GOP are becoming competitive. This is forcing Republicans to spread their finances thin rather than target big dollars for a few key states to win Senate control. We hear that big Republican donors are starting to panic.

    For example, the Arizona Senate race, where Jeff Flake once looked like a sure winner, has been re-rated by political pros from "safe Republican" to "leans Republican." And of course the debacle in Missouri with Todd Akin has shifted that race against Claire McCaskill into a "leans Democrat" call. She is up five or six points. North Dakota, a solidly red state, is now close to a toss-up, and Republican Senate nominee Rick Berg's once sizable lead is down to five points.

    In Connecticut, Republican Linda McMahon is doing well but is distancing herself from Mr. Romney's statement about the "47 percent." In Virginia, Republican George Allen has been even or ahead of former governor Tim Kaine, but now the Washington Post has Mr. Kaine opening up a lead of between five and 8 points. In Montana, Denny Rehberg has fallen behind Democratic incumbent Jon Tester, who six months ago was near the top of the endangered species list.

    Political Diary: The Senate Slide - WSJ.com
     
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    Fox puts Romney down seven in Ohio, down five in Florida and down seven in Virginia.

    Republican hopes to take the Senate, a goal the party once deemed a near certainty, seem to be collapsing as well. In state after state, the numbers are turning. Massachusetts, Florida, Virginia, Connecticut, Ohio, Wisconsin — in every crucial state in which fresh numbers are available, the tide is strongly Democratic. Last night in red Arizona, a new poll put Democrat Richard Carmona up by five over U.S. Rep. Jeff Flake, the first lead Carmona has enjoyed. Other polls will be needed to confirm that switch, but back in June, Rasmussen gave Flake a seemingly insurmountable 16-point lead.

    “I’m not one for hyperbole,” Nate Silver of Fivethirtyeight tweeted last night. “But GOP Senate map is imploding. Chance of a takeover now just 21%.”

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    yeah yeah
     
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    Starting?

    More like they’ve been in panic mode for some time, we’re just now hearing about it, part of the fallout from the 47 Percent speech.
     
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    Their campaign contributions are the only trickle down we're seeing.

    The 9-13% Romney pays is REGRESSIVE taxation, trickle up.
     
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    The same Nate Silver who worked on the Obama campaign in 2008? That Nate Silver? Yea, he's not biased or agenda driven.... to a total hack.
     
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    He was sure right on target in 2008 as far as how things ended up, also hit it pretty good in 2004, but I understand, as a con you are not allowed to let the truth affect your opinions, only guilt by association can do that, but yeah anybody with half a brain knows the GOP must go if America is to survive. So if you don't listen to anybody who thinks we shouldn't give power to the party that screamed Washington's taking in too much money!!, when we were barely starting to break even (no thanks to them) well you cut out those people all you're left with is idiots.
     
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    A year ago, the GOP was talking about how the taking of the Senate was a sure thing. And that with both the House and Senate, they also expected to take the Executive.

    Now, they are hoping to retain enough people in both Houses to continue to obstruct anything that would aid the people of this nation. And the Executive is looking like a lost dream.
     
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    I can't wait to see the fallout when the GOP lose the house this year :).
     
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    The debates are going to be fun when Romney points out that Obama can't tell how much debt we're in to the nearest trillion and that instead of taking the job seriously Obama went on Letterman while the ME was burning to remind us how clueless and out of touch he is.
     

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