Democrats Win Both Open House Seats (One for 1st Time Since 1852)

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    From KTV News:
    California Lt. Governor John Garamendi has easily won a special election for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

    The District 10 seat he will fill belonged to incumbent Democrat Ellen Tauscher who took a position within the State Department.
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    And from the Times Union:
    ALBANY -- Democrat Bill Owens won the 23rd Congressional District seat despite a strong push by Conservatives to take the post in the heavily Republican North Country area.


    Trailing Owens by over 6,000 votes, Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman conceded the race just after midnight Wednesday.
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    :clap2::clap2:

    So - in both the open seat in Congress, the Democrats won, including picking up another seat to add to the hefty Democratic majority - the New York's 23rd district, which has been in Republican hands since 1852.

    I'd like to personally thank Sarah Palin for making the Democratic pick-up of District 23 possible, seeing how running Hoffman as a 3rd-party candidate split the Republican vote. Please, please, PLEASE run her as your candidate in 2012, Republicans. We're begging you !!

    :lol::lol:

    Enjoy governing New Jersey, in the meantime - remember, it's the "garden state", ROFLMAO
     
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    In other news, ObamaCare was declared dead last night at 9pm.
     
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    I can see Frank is taking this hard.
     
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    I'm delighted that a Conservative Candidate who got into the race with no funding and no name recognition and oh, did I mention, no backing from any of the 2 major parties, knocked the doors off of the RNC and DNC last night
     
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    Are you referring to Hoffman?
     
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    See what I mean? Its made him delusional.
     
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    Congratulations to Sarah Palin for blowing what should have been an easy pick up for the Republicans. Go Sarah!
     
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    LOL

    The "Republican" Candidate backed the Dem, so Hoffman ran against 2 Democrats
     
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    That's what happens when Sarah gets involved. She so beloved by Republicans that as McCain's running mate she helped him lose Indiana and South Carolina.

    Do you have any idea what it takes to lose Indiana when you're a Republican? In Indiana, even the Democrats are Republicans. Even with that going for them, McCain/Palin lost in Indiana.

    Prior to last night, SarahBots could spin the 2008 loss as McCain's fault. In NY23 Sarah bet the farm and put her reputation behind a losing candidate. Just like in Indiana, she was so beloved by the GOP in the area they crossed party lines to support the Democrat!

    That's why she's the Democrats dream candidate for PotUS in 2012. Sarah may be loved by the far right, but she drives the moderates and independents right into the arms of the Democrats. Without the Moderates and Independents you lose. Ask Hoffman and McCain.
     
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