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Wed Jul 1, 2020, 02:10 PM

Democrats Just Flipped A Kentucky State Senate Seat The GOP Held For 25 Years

Democrats won a special election to fill a vacant Kentucky state Senate seat this week, flipping a district Republicans held for decades and signaling that the suburban shift that helped create a blue wave in 2018’s midterm elections may continue in 2020.

Dr. Karen Berg defeated Republican candidate Bill Ferko by 14 points to win the race to replace longtime GOP state Sen. Ernie Harris, who retired in April after holding the seat in suburban Louisville for 25 years. Berg narrowly lost to Harris in the 2018 general election, but will now hold the seat until that term expires in 2022. The win marked the first time Kentucky Democrats have flipped a state Senate seat since 2010.

Berg’s victory, which was announced Tuesday after officials finished counting absentee ballots in the June 23 election, will barely dent Republicans’ grip on the Kentucky state Senate, where the GOP still holds a supermajority. But it is the latest sign of trouble for the GOP in the suburbs of Kentucky’s largest city and may foreshadow further problems for the party in November as its suburban base continues to erode under President Donald Trump.


https://www.huffpost.com/entry/kentucky-democrats-flip-state-senate-suburbs_n_5efb5bf0c5b612083c5366a5

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Reply Democrats Just Flipped A Kentucky State Senate Seat The GOP Held For 25 Years (Original post)
Demsrule86 Jul 1 OP
MLAA Jul 1 #1
Demsrule86 Jul 1 #6
underpants Jul 1 #2
Demsrule86 Jul 1 #5
jab12 Jul 1 #3
Demsrule86 Jul 1 #8
mercuryblues Jul 1 #12
jab12 Jul 1 #13
mercuryblues Jul 1 #15
Demsrule86 Jul 1 #18
Demsrule86 Jul 1 #17
jab12 Jul 2 #21
Demsrule86 Jul 2 #22
jab12 Jul 3 #23
Faux pas Jul 1 #4
Demsrule86 Jul 1 #7
yankee87 Jul 1 #9
Demsrule86 Jul 1 #10
Hortensis Jul 1 #11
R B Garr Jul 2 #20
Demovictory9 Jul 1 #14
Initech Jul 1 #16
R B Garr Jul 2 #19
Cha Jul 3 #24

Response to Demsrule86 (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 02:15 PM

1. Excellent. Mitch start packing your sh*t.

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Response to MLAA (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 02:39 PM

6. I would possibly faint with happiness...please Goddess, God whoever!

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Response to Demsrule86 (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 02:15 PM

2. Several hundred seats have flipped in the last 3 years

I don’t know the number but I think it’s over 500.

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Response to underpants (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 02:38 PM

5. It isn't this great...good sign. Maybe Mitch really could go...know it is a long shot but maybe!

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Response to Demsrule86 (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 02:21 PM

3. Only problem is

that repubs are finally realizing what's coming and are willing to do whatever it takes to sabotage the Nov. elections.

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Response to jab12 (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 02:41 PM

8. Hard to cheat with a landslide...be of good cheer.

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Response to jab12 (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 03:21 PM

12. Get Out The Vote

There is one thing that can stop this, VOTE.

We know that the republikkklans will try every dirty trick in the book. All of it will fail if the vote margins are so wide...

How wide is it...

Wide enough for Biden to drive the Presidential motorcade through.

We need to overpower them at the polls.

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Response to mercuryblues (Reply #12)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 09:26 PM

13. But even if he loses

by a landslide, trump will never concede. He will have a tantrum screaming about fraud and rigging and all his psychotic minions are gonna really go effin nuts.

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Response to jab12 (Reply #13)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 10:05 PM

15. Let them

It doesn't matter if trump concedes. Biden still becomes president in January. it doesn't matter if he refuses to move out of the WH, he will get moved out.

The down ticket races on the ballot this November will change the Senate body...

If people Get Out The Vote

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Response to mercuryblues (Reply #15)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 11:44 PM

18. +10000

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Response to jab12 (Reply #13)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 11:43 PM

17. So what is your point? That we can't beat Trump? I say we will beat Trump and winning this Kentucky

seat is good news.

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #17)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 01:20 AM

21. My point is

that I believe trump will do anything to stay in power, even if that means he has to start a race war. Look at the lunatics that support him lol, they're willing to bring their guns to a capital all over having to wear a mask and stay in place. I hope like hell that I'm wrong, and that he gets voted out or resigns without a peep. But remember who he really works for.

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Response to jab12 (Reply #21)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 10:06 AM

22. And what do you suggest? Assume we will lose even if we win...no I don't buy that.

Trump is going to lose in a landslide. We will send that SOB home on a blue wave. Such a negative post in what is a very positive OP.

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #22)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 07:13 PM

23. lol, certainly trying not

to be negative. I hope it's as easy as you say.

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Response to Demsrule86 (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 02:21 PM

4. Kickin' With Gusto!

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Response to Faux pas (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 02:40 PM

7. Than ks friend....Good news for sure.

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Response to Demsrule86 (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 02:58 PM

9. Mitch to Moscow

Send Mitch and his wife to Russia where they belong

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Response to yankee87 (Reply #9)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 03:04 PM

10. +10000

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Response to Demsrule86 (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 03:16 PM

11. Dr. Berg sounds great. Physician for 30 years, mother of

grown children, professor, lifelong Louisville resident, and now Democratic state senator-elect. She's a huge proponent of expanding the ACA, having witnessed what it's meant to patients. Education. Diversity.

“Trump’s campaign scared me and opened my eyes,” she said. “I saw a level of hatred that was frightening, and a door opened for me. Like a person working through the stages of grief I got beyond the frustrated stage and now I am moving forward and ready to take action.

“I realized Democracy is a fragile thing that must be protected. My parents were first-generation Americans and they cherished American democracy. As the hatefulness of the Trump campaign played out, everyone in our family said, thank God our parents are not alive to see this.”

https://forwardky.com/dr-karen-berg-hopes-remedy-ailing-kentucky/



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Response to Hortensis (Reply #11)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 12:09 AM

20. +1000

Thanks for this bio!

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Response to Demsrule86 (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 09:27 PM

14. good

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Response to Demsrule86 (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 10:11 PM

16. Yay, some good news for a change!!!

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Response to Demsrule86 (Original post)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 12:09 AM

19. K&R

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Response to Demsrule86 (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 08:02 PM

24. Hopefully it's a good sign of things to come.. in Kentucky

and Across the USATY

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