Republicans tweet away Virginia Senate

Republicans tweet away Virginia Senate

Post by EvWil » Thu, 12 Feb 2009 12:55:28


Oops.
http://SportToday.org/

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Key Party Switch in ***ia? (UPDATE: Report: Switch Averted)

A well-connected source in ***ia tells me that at least one
Democratic state senator is leaving the party's caucus . . . "Not sure
yet if he's going Republican or Independent." This is significant
because the Democrats currently have a 21 to 19 majority; a switch
could give Republicans control of the chamber, because the lieutenant
governor, who presides and breaks ties, is Republican William Bolling.

And yes, this source used the pronoun "he."

UPDATE: Jeff Frederick, chairman of the Republican Party of ***ia
and member of the House of Delegates, via Twitter: "Apparently one dem
is either switching or leaving the dem caucus. Negotiations for power
sharing underway."

I have called the lawmaker in question and am hoping to hear back
shortly.

ANOTHER UPDATE: A Tweet from the Republican State Leadership
Committee: "Reports from the VA House floor sort of confirm something
big happening in the Senate."

YET ANOTHER UPDATE: After intense reports of an imminent switch out of
Richmond, the sources go silent. Perhaps the switcher got cold
feet . . .

. . . which is what ***ia VirtuCon is reporting: "Dem. Maj. Leader
*** Saslaw recessed, Senate Dems proceeded to pile on Northam and he
caved."

AN 'UH-OH' UPDATE: From a Richmond source: "We're hearing that it was
the premature release of this info from Chairman Frederick via Twitter
that scuttled the deal."

A PERFECT SUMMARY: A reader suggests the headline, "Loose Twits Sink
Shifts."

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Republicans tweet away Virginia Senate

Post by TMS » Thu, 12 Feb 2009 13:18:33


Quote:
> Oops.http://campaignspot.nationalreview.com/post/?q=ZDgxZjYwMGNmNjlmNmE0ZT...

> A PERFECT SUMMARY: A reader suggests the headline, "Loose Twits Sink
> Shifts."

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Ya gotta love the GOP.  Stealing defeat from the jaws of victory since
2006. :)

- TMS

 
 
 

Republicans tweet away Virginia Senate

Post by teh_bed » Thu, 12 Feb 2009 13:22:34



Quote:
> Oops.http://campaignspot.nationalreview.com/post/?q=ZDgxZjYwMGNmNjlmNmE0ZT...

> A PERFECT SUMMARY: A reader suggests the headline, "Loose Twits Sink
> Shifts."

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Ya gotta love the GOP.  Stealing defeat from the jaws of victory since
2006. :)

they just took over the Tenn. House of Reps., 50 - 49 ............ then
kicked a guy out of the caucus, so it's 49 - 49 - 1.