Remember Bill Owens?

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    No?

    Here's a clue. NY 23, 2009...

    Now do you remember him? He's the Democrat that won because the Tea Party, in their first foray into real elections, got behind one Doug Hoffman as a third party candidate and effectively split the GOP vote and gave the election to Owens.

    Well, it's 2010, and Owens, amidst the Republican tsunami, manages to win again.

    He beat Republican Matt Doheny, 48% to 46%.

    But! you say, that only adds up to 94%! Where did the rest of the votes go?

    Well, guess what?

    Doug Hoffman ran on the Conservative line and polled 6%, thus, effectively, handing the election to Owens AGAIN.

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    We didn't need his seat.
     
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    And you won Delaware too!!
     
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    speaker pelosi will be thrilled

    oh, wait.... :lol:
     
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    :lol: That's the line used when there are no excuses to be made?
     
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    And we should care...how exactly?
     
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    Hope old Bill enjoyed his 15 minutes, thanks to Obamacare.
     
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    I suspect many libs were hoping for that sort of scenerio to play out over and over and over again last night.
     
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    I bet he beat a "moderate" hand picked by the local Republicans.
     
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    Remember Joseph Cao, the only Republican to support Obamacare?

    Know where it got him last night?
     

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