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nkpolitics1212

(8,617 posts)
Thu Dec 7, 2017, 10:53 PM Dec 2017

2018 MN US Senate Special Election Rating.

Swanson-D vs Pawlenty-R = Slight Democratic
Swanson-D vs Paulsen-R= Lean Democratic
Swanson-D vs Emmer-R= Likely Democratic
Swanson-D vs Bachmann-R= Solid Democratic.
McCollum-D vs Pawlenty-R = Slight Republican
McCollum-D vs Paulsen-R= Slight Democratic
McCollum-D vs Emmer-R= Lean Democratic
McCollum-D vs Bachmann-R = Likely Democratic
Ellison-D vs Pawlenty-R= Lean Republican
Ellison-D vs Paulsen-R= Slight Republican
Ellison-D vs Emmer-R= Slight Democratic
Ellison-D vs Bachmann-R= Lean Democratic

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2018 MN US Senate Special Election Rating. (Original Post) nkpolitics1212 Dec 2017 OP
Amy Klobuchar has a 2:1 approval rating. Dawson Leery Dec 2017 #1
I've been thinking Swanson would be a good bet dflprincess Dec 2017 #2
It is both possible and probable the party will nominate crazy Bachmann. Dawson Leery Dec 2017 #3
Paulsen being the Republican Nominee is a win win situation for Democrats. nkpolitics1212 Dec 2017 #5
Pawlwnty, Emmer, Bachmann are nothing more than garbage people Angry Dragon Dec 2017 #4

Dawson Leery

(19,358 posts)
1. Amy Klobuchar has a 2:1 approval rating.
Thu Dec 7, 2017, 10:56 PM
Dec 2017

Add to that a popular Dem for Governor + a favorable national environment, the new Dem will win this seat by a sizable margin.

dflprincess

(28,258 posts)
2. I've been thinking Swanson would be a good bet
Thu Dec 7, 2017, 11:11 PM
Dec 2017

we already know she can win state wide and she has an excellent record as Attorney General, especially in the area of consumer protection. I don't think that Ellison really would do well in the rural areas of the state. McCollum might be okay but she strikes me as another wishy-washy Klobuchar when what we need is another Wellstone or Franken who will make some noise.

I don't really see that weasel Paulsen as the Republican candidate he already appears to be in some trouble in his own district and Emmer would go down in flames in the metro area as would Bachmann. Pawlenty maybe, but I think (hope) people were pretty sick of him by the time he finished up as governor.


Dawson Leery

(19,358 posts)
3. It is both possible and probable the party will nominate crazy Bachmann.
Thu Dec 7, 2017, 11:15 PM
Dec 2017

Serious!

The party has gone so far to the right on every level that Michelle Bachmann could be their nominee.

Of course, she will be blown out of the water.

nkpolitics1212

(8,617 posts)
5. Paulsen being the Republican Nominee is a win win situation for Democrats.
Fri Dec 8, 2017, 12:24 AM
Dec 2017

Paulsen loses the 2018 MN US Senate Race by a margin similar to Mark Kennedy-2006 MN US Senate Race.
Democrats pick up US House Seats in MN-3 and MN-2 and hold onto MN-1,MN-7,and MN-8. MN-6 will be the sole Republican held US House seat.

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