Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Senate primaries today may give hint of voters’ mood

Senate primaries today may give hint of voters’ mood; The Boston Globe

Three Senate primaries will offer some signs today of the voters’ mood as the midterm elections near.

In Pennsylvania, Senator Arlen Specter, a Republican turned Democrat, is trying to hold off US Representative Joe Sestak for the party’s nomination. Sestak has spent much of the campaign painting Specter as a political opportunist for switching parties last year.

In Kentucky, Rand Paul, who has strong backing from Tea Party activists, is seeking the Republican nomination in a race against Trey Grayson, the secretary of state. Grayson is backed by Mitch McConnell, the Senate Republican leader and Kentucky’s senior senator.

In Arkansas, Lieutenant Governor Bill Halter will try to oust the incumbent Democrat, Senator Blanche Lincoln, who has been criticized by her opponent for failing to support the health care overhaul legislation. ...

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Comment: Voters are unhappy with congress, but that will never stop or dissuade the elected from increasing the size of government, consolidating more power within the federal realm, or thwarting the US Constitution. However, by returning the states rightful place within the federal structure will our views be heard and acted upon.

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