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Posted by on Jul 13, 2013 in Politics | 5 comments

Winning it all in 2016

The Atlantic’s Megan McArdle, writing in her own blog, assures us that the Republicans will take over in 2017. But her reasoning seems to have multiple faults, starting with an apparent misunderstanding of the filibuster.

Okay. Why beat her to a pulp? Waste of time. I betcha she’ll come up with another prediction in a while having forgetten today’s frightening view of the future. The money part of winning seems to be stacked up against her. It looks as though the nation got to disliking Romney’s money sources. And the Kochs seem to have become some kind of public poison. Let’s not even mention the reputation of Karl Rove’s PAC’s.

These are early days, but here’s today’s money/politics news from The Hill.

Senate Democrats kept up their brisk fundraising pace in the second quarter, putting themselves in a strong financial position as they head into 2014.

Several Democrats facing potentially tough reelection battles have raised more than $1 million in the last three months.
They include Sens. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) and Al Franken (D-Minn.), both of whom brought in around $2 million.

Others topping the $1 million mark include Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.), who brought in $1.7 million, Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), who raised $1.4 million, Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.), who raised $1.3 million, and Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) who raised $1.2 million.

Democratic candidates making first-time Senate bids posted big numbers as well. Rep. Bruce Braley (D-Iowa) brought in $1.25 million while Rep. Gary Peters (D-Mich.) raised $1 million. Both are expected to be their party‚Äôs nominees. …The Hill

Cross-posted from Prairie Weather

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