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Senate Elections to Watch on Tuesday

pzaqwer Wrote: Nov 05, 2012 7:07 PM
Republicans say "Abolish every U.S. Department except..." The Republicans have come full circle. This is the screed posted by Republicans when 'Bubba' Clinton was president. They said the Department of Education should be abolished. Guess what happened when George W. Bush became president, Denny Hastert(R) was speaker of the House and Trent Lott(R) was Senate Majority Leader? THEY DOUBLED IT! They then concoct a story like "We came to Washington and Washington changed us." What a crock! They came to Washington with their core values intact and engorged themselves on the teat of government sow. Watch what people do, not what they say. How does adding another layer of entitlement spending (MedPresc) fix this?

Most Americans will focus on election results in Ohio and Florida to see who rides those states’ Electoral College votes into the White House. But the winner of the presidential race will not automatically control the 2013 legislative agenda. Congress still matters. The battle for control of the U.S. Senate is vitally important and just as hard-fought as the top-of-the-ticket contest.

Currently, a caucus of 51 Democrats and two liberal Independents rule the upper chamber. Since the Vice President can cast tie-breaking votes in the Senate, Republicans would have to pick up three seats to gain a working majority in a...