Democrats Hold The Senate

Sen. Joe Manchin is worried

(Undated File Photo)

Told ya so.

Anyway, the AP makes it official:

Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto’s victory in Nevada gave Democrats the 50 seats they needed to keep the Senate. Her win reflects the surprising strength of Democrats across the U.S. this election year. Seeking reelection in an economically challenged state that has some of the highest gas prices in the nation, Cortez Masto was considered the Senate’s most vulnerable member, adding to the frustration of Republicans who were confident she could be defeated.

“We got a lot done and we’ll do a lot more for the American people,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said Saturday night. “The American people rejected — soundly rejected — the anti-democratic, authoritarian, nasty and divisive direction the MAGA Republicans wanted to take our country.”

Now, this does NOT mean our work is done, far from it. The power-sharing rules of a 50-50 Senate need to be defeated, too, and we do that by getting Sen. Warnock re-elected. Also, having another Democrat in the room means that (depending on the subject at hand) it neutralizes the vote of either Sen. 1) Manchin or b) Sinema. They are only lockstep on keeping the filibuster, they differ on pretty much all other policy.

Do whatever you can to help in Georgeduh. We can win this one, too.

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7 Responses to Democrats Hold The Senate

  1. Jimmy T says:

    Sen Warnock is a very decent man who would represent Georgia well as opposed to the complete idiot running against him…

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  2. Buttermilk Sky says:

    A lot of people who voted for Kemp couldn’t bring themselves to vote for Walker (hence the runoff). I doubt they’ll bother to vote in December.

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  3. Kiwiwriter says:

    Now we hold the ground in Georgia, to ensure that an idiot like Herschel Walker can never represent that state’s citizens and is effectively denied any hope of being Trump’s running mate in 2024.

    WARNOCK IN 2022 AND 2036!

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  4. The news outta WA-3 is encouraging, too.

    My own US House district (AZ-6) is a squeaker, and the majority of votes left to count (mail-ins dropped off on election day) are in Pima County which is strongly D, so Kirsten Engel may just pull it off.

    Jevin Hodge looks to have kicked Dave Schweikert out of the House, which makes up for losing Ohalleran (who was redistricted int a significantly redder district.)

    I remain really encouraged by the steady blue wins at the top of the state https://results.arizona.vote/#/featured/33/0

    Not all called yet but all the remaining votes are in the big Democratic strongholds.

    I’m not sure if it’s hopium or not, but there are glimmers of a D State Senate majority for the first time in decades. https://blogforarizona.net/is-a-democratic-upset-in-the-az-state-senate-brewing/

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  5. osirisopto says:

    So, Manchinema remains relevant for another cycle.

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