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Democratic Senator Kent Conrad to retire in 2012

January 18, 2011 politisite 0

North Dakota Democratic Sen. Kent Conrad announced Tuesday that he will retire from the Senate when his current term expires in 2012. “After months of consideration, I have decided not to seek reelection in 2012,” Conrad said in a written statement. “There are serious challenges facing our State and nation, like a $14 trillion debt and America’s dependence on foreign oil. It is more important I spend my time and […]

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Senator Joe Lieberman will not seek fifth term in 2012

January 18, 2011 politisite 0

Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman (I) will not seek a fifth term in 2012, according two Democratic sources familiar with the decision. Lieberman’s office did not offer any comment on his plans, saying only that he would make an announcement tomorrow in Stamford, Connecticut. “The Senator’s remarks tomorrow will stand on their own,” said a Lieberman spokeswoman. Lieberman will be the second Democratic senator to make public his plans to leave […]

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Democratic Senate Candidate Alvin Greene indicted on porn charges

August 13, 2010 politisite 0

South Carolina Democratic Senate nominee Alvin Greene was indicted Friday on felony charges of showing pornography to a college student. Greene, an unemployed 32-year-old military veteran, had refused to discuss the charges, which surfaced after he was the surprise winner of the state’s June Democratic primary over better-known Charleston City Councilman Vic Rawl. Reached by phone by POLITICO briefly on Friday afternoon, Greene declined to comment and referred all inquiries […]

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57% of Likely Voters Describe Democratic Congressional Agenda As Extreme

August 11, 2010 politisite 0

Most U.S. voters believe the Democratic congressional agenda is extreme, while a plurality describe the Republican agenda as mainstream. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 57% of Likely U.S. Voters think the agenda of Democrats in Congress is extreme. Thirty-four percent (34%) say it is more accurate to describe the Democratic agenda as mainstream. Voters are more narrowly divided when it comes to the agenda of congressional […]

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57% of Likely Voters Describe Democratic Congressional Agenda As Extreme

August 11, 2010 politisite 0

Most U.S. voters believe the Democratic congressional agenda is extreme, while a plurality describe the Republican agenda as mainstream. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 57% of Likely U.S. Voters think the agenda of Democrats in Congress is extreme. Thirty-four percent (34%) say it is more accurate to describe the Democratic agenda as mainstream. Voters are more narrowly divided when it comes to the agenda of congressional […]

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Rawl Election Protest Rejected, Alvin Greene Remains The Democratic Nominee

June 17, 2010 politisite 0

South Carolina Democrats met this afternoon in Columbia to hear the election protest from Vic Rawl, the man who lost the Senate primary to Alvin Greene. Rawl made the case for a new primary with three arguments, according to The State. 1. The voting machines are susceptible to accidental or intentional modification or tampering and, because of that, results can’t be verified. 2. Voters at various precincts had difficulty voting […]

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Rawl Election Protest Rejected, Alvin Greene Remains The Democratic Nominee

June 17, 2010 politisite 0

South Carolina Democrats met this afternoon in Columbia to hear the election protest from Vic Rawl, the man who lost the Senate primary to Alvin Greene. Rawl made the case for a new primary with three arguments, according to The State. 1. The voting machines are susceptible to accidental or intentional modification or tampering and, because of that, results can’t be verified. 2. Voters at various precincts had difficulty voting […]

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LIVE Video from SC Dem Alvin Greene Primary Protest Hearing

June 17, 2010 politisite 0

Below the fold is the LIVE streaming broadcast of the protest hearing being held right now in Columbia, SC, before the state’s Democratic Party executive board, concerning the bizarre results of last week’s Democratic U.S. Senate primary. Judge Vic Rawl has filed a protest alleging “systemic software problems” within the state’s oft-failed, easily-manipulated 100% unverifiable ES&S iVotronic e-vote system, leading to results that show the jobless, unknown Alvin Greene having […]

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DNC 2012 Charlotte, Philadelphia, or Phoenix?

April 5, 2010 politisite 0

A DNC source passes on a message from Tim Kaine, who is announcing today the date of the 2012 Democratic National Convention: It’s planned for the week of Sept. 3, 2012. He predicts, not unreasonably, that “we will renominate President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden and reaffirm our party’s values of equality, inclusion, diversity and respect.” Cities interested in hosting the convention — reportedly including Charlotte, N.C., Philadelphia […]

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The GOP health care count: 209 no, 204 yes, 18 undecided

March 17, 2010 politisite 0

There are two ways to count votes for the Democrats’ national health care plan. The first is to tally the lawmakers who are definitely yes or leaning yes. The second is to count the ones who are definitely no and leaning no. From the Republican side, it’s the second group that matters. Just like Democrats need 216 votes to pass the bill, Republicans and their Democratic allies need 216 to […]