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May 25, 2010

A Senate Majority Comes Closer by Dick Morris

A Senate Majority Comes Closer

by Dick Morris

The tenth seat -- the one that will give the Republicans control of the Senate -- is coming closer and closer. Three key developments:

1. Connecticut

State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal has been caught repeatedly fabricating a record of service in Vietnam. While he constantly claims to have fought, the fact is that he never went near the place. His candidacy is falling apart as a result.

While Linda McMahon, wife Vince, the owner of the World Wrestling Federation, won the Republican convention, her primary opponent Rob Simmons is much more likely to beat Blumenthal.

Simmons, who won two Bronze Star medals during his eighteen months in Vietnam, worked for the CIA after his service as an Operations Officer in some of the key global trouble spots. He went on to serve as a staffer on the Intelligence Committee in Congress and then to serve for six years in the House. He can win this seat.

2. Wisconsin

Ron Johnson -- an independent, successful businessman with great access to funding -- won the Republican nomination to run against Russ Feingold. A true conservative, Ron has an excellent chance to win. Feingold, who is way too liberal even for Wisconsin, is under 50% in the polls and Johnson should move up quickly. This race could be the key to getting 51 seats.

3. Washington

Dino Rossi, the strongest candidate against Senator Patty Murray may enter the race soon. He currently runs even with Murray in the polls. Stay tuned.

So those are our best shots for a tenth seat. Here's how the other nine play out:

Delaware = No problem.

North Dakota = No problem.

Indiana = Should be no problem. Coats is far ahead of Ellsworth.

Illinois = Mark Kirk ahead thanks to scandal engulfing the Democratic candidate.

Arkansas = Blanche Lincoln will probably lose her runoff and Republican Congressman John Bozeman should defeat Lt. Gov John Halter.

Nevada = Harry Reid remains behind his opponents.

Pennsylvania = Joe Sestak will not be harder to beat than Specter was (conventional wisdom says he will be). He is waaaaayyy to liberal and Pat Toomey should beat him.

Colorado = Former Lt. Gov. Jane Norton is ahead of the appointed incumbent Michael Bennet, but both face tough primaries. We should win the seat.

California = A virtual tie between Barbara Boxer and her likely GOP opponent. With Boxer far under 50%, we should win this seat.

But focus on Connecticut, Wisconsin, and Washington State. Nine seats do us no good.

Remember, you build a ten story building from the top down. Don't you?


Wild Thing's comment........

Interesting break down of some of the States and who is running. I wonder how it will be in California. I would love to see Boxer out for good,.

....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

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Posted by Wild Thing at May 25, 2010 05:49 AM


Toomey came close last time til Bush sacked him in favor of Spectre(go figure) but Toomey has a lot of momentum going this time. He's a real conservative, Sestak is a dyed in the wool progressive liberal toeing the obama line, obama even offered Sestak a job if he'd bow out of the race for the senate.

Governor Rendell, the biggest scum Harrisburg has seen since the last democrat had that seat pronounced Spector the winner before the race was even run. Now, fast eddie is saying he knew Sestak was going to win all along but he supported Spector. These people are scared to death of obama.

As Carvelle said, Pennsylvania is an enigma, Philadelphia in the east and Pittsburg in the west and Alabama in the middle. Alabama is now awake and coming around to realizing they got to get involved. In Pa-12 Burns will have some time to get his act together and de conservatize the liberal who rad in Murthas district as a conservative. Burns can easily win Pa-12 if he realizes what happened in the primary runoff.

Posted by: Mark at May 25, 2010 08:32 AM

If Morris is counting recently elected Scott Brown from Mass. as a conservative, then he is one off in his count. Brown is a Rino.

Posted by: TomR at May 25, 2010 10:29 AM

You are not the only one who would like to see Boxer out for good!

Posted by: MrHappy at May 25, 2010 08:45 PM

Mark, thanks for that about Toomey and what happened.
Good grief, that from Rendell, he just keeps getting away with his bs and no one calls him on it.

Thanks Mark for the insight too about PA. One really has to live there to know and undertand the various areas and that is important.

Posted by: Wild Thing at May 26, 2010 01:12 AM

Tom, Morris is good but he will never get what a consrvative is, it is not in his dna. He only knows from the sidelines. I agree Tom, Scott Brown is a rino.

Posted by: Wild Thing at May 26, 2010 01:15 AM

Mr.Happy, what a day that would be. whew awesome.

Posted by: Wild Thing at May 26, 2010 01:16 AM