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Old December 6th, 2014, 05:42 PM   #1
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Wink Another Democrat Senator Retires

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Bill Cassidy has defeated Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu, giving the GOP another victory in the final election of the 2014 midterms.

Cassidy's win in Louisiana's Saturday runoff pushes the Republican's new Senate majority to 54 seats in January and costs Democrats their last Senate seat in the Deep South.

Landrieu fought to make the election a referendum on her own performance rather than on President Barack Obama. But she was unable to win a fourth term against the wave of GOP gains across Southern states and the strong unpopularity of the president.

Cassidy portrayed his candidacy as a way for voters to cast another ballot against the policies of the president. That mirrored the winning campaign argument of Republicans who ousted Democratic incumbent senators in Arkansas and North Carolina.

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Half of the Senators who voted for Obamacare won't be part of new Senate | WashingtonExaminer.com


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This should be...somehow...good news for Skews/LW/Goob and Tables...

Why, 'zacly, I don't know..but they'll swear it is.
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That's 54 Republican Senate seats. Overriding a veto is possible if 13 Democrats join in.
You're half right, Rasheed. Repubs would still need 290 votes in the House to override a Presidential veto. Not easy by any stretch of the imagination in either the House or the Senate. Many of these seats are politically polarized into one party or the other.

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I'm watching CSPAN. Landrau is gonna speak soon.
Thanks...I've posted the latest results on the adjacent thread.
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if only we could find 13 honest demoncrat senators who love the country more than their party or their cushy govt pensions, obama could be outta there.
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Landrieu loses reelection bid in Louisiana to Republican challenger Cassidy | Fox News


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