Category Archives: Senate 2014

NM US Senate Race: Closer Than You Think

Now that the dust has settled, the post-election hang over is gone and the votes have been counted I wish to direct your attention to the New Mexico Senate race. Yes, I know it has been decided, but it was closer than you think.

Incumbent Senator Tom Udall (D) faced off against businessman Allen Weh (R) on November 4th and won. The votes were 286,462 (55.56%) to 229,164 (44.44%).

The sitting Democrat really had nothing to worry about in the blue state of New Mexico. However, looking back into history at the 2008 election results shows a different scenario.

In 2008, Senator Tom Udall, then a 5 term Congressman was running for the Senate seat held by retiring incumbent Pete Domenici (R) against incumbent Congressman Steve Pearce. Ultimately Udall won with 505,128 (61.3%) to Pearce’s 318,522 (38.7%).

In 2008, the Democrats swept most the senate seats to gain a super majority. We all know this history. New Mexico would be considered a lost cause in 08. When asked if the NRSC would be walking away from the New Mexico Race (it was heavily favored to flip Democratic), Senator John Ensign stated to the Wall Street Journal:

“You don’t waste money on races that don’t need it or you can’t win.”


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#DM7 Article: #NCSEN Race Goes Republican, Harry Reid Hardest Hit

This is a repost of my weekly Da Tech Guy column:
#NCSEN Race Goes Republican, Harry Reid Hardest Hit Continue reading

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North Carolina Midterms 2014

North Carolina Midterm Election Roundup for 2014

Key take-aways:

North Carolina made history last night with a new high for midterm voter turn out.
Thom Tillis defeated Kay Hagan.
Renee Ellmers defeated Clay Aiken.
The General Assembly kept a super majority in both houses.
Wake County Commissioner races were won by all four Democrats running. Be afraid for your wallet, people. Don’t complain I didn’t warn you about these people when they start to hike your taxes.
Chief Justice Mark Martin defeated Judge Ola Lewis. Other Judicial races were not so good for Republicans.
See my Storify Article, North Carolina Races 2014 , for statistics on these key points.

A breakout of the Wake County Commissioners race will be coming. Stay tuned. Continue reading

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#DM7 Article: #NCSEN: Hagan’s Bad Month Continues

This is a repost of my weekly Da Tech Guy column: #NCSEN: Hagan’s Bad Month Continues

By A.P. Dillon

Last week, I gave an update on the NC Senate race between Kay Hagan and Thom Tillis. Senator Hagan is having a bad month. That bad month is continuing this week.

KEEP READING… Continue reading

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#NCSEN: Hagan Literally Upstaged by DREAMERS (VIDEO)

Kay Hagan was literally upstaged at her own rally. Cringeworthy.


Hagan has been under fire by DREAMERS and immigration advocates across North Carolina in the past few weeks.

Sen. Kay Hagan slammed on immigration in Spanish-language billboards #ncsen

— LL1885 – A.P. Dillon (@LadyLiberty1885) October 23, 2014

Since the President won’t be acting until after the election yet again and his policies are on the ballot, the Democrats should have seen this coming. Especially Kay Hagan, who has voted with him faithfully all 6 years.

#SomethingWrongNC ==>Moderate? Laugh. Hagan voted with Obama 118 out of 119 times in 2014. #ncsen”

— LL1885 – A.P. Dillon (@LadyLiberty1885) October 24, 2014

READ MORE…. Continue reading

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#DM7 Article: #NCSEN: Hagan’s Campaign Collapsing

The following is a repost of my weekly Da Tech Guy column:  #NCSEN: Hagan’s Campaign Collapsing   By A.P. Dillon Kay Hagan has been having a very bad month. Last week, I wrote about how her family’s investments were steeped in companies … Continue reading

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#DM7 Article: #NCSEN: Hagan Investments Ships Jobs Overseas

This is a repost of my weekly Da Tech Guy column: #NCSEN: Hagan Investments Ship Jobs Overseas

By A.P. Dillon

Well, last week I wrote about Hagan admitting to skipping vital committee meetings to fundraise. There’s more interesting news about the Senator and her priorities. Local media outlet Carolina Journal has a lot of detail on how Hagan’s family received over $250k in stimulus cash and pocketed probably around $114k of it.


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