New York, Nevada special elections: A big victory or no big deal?
September 14th, 2011
01:38 PM ET
7 years ago

New York, Nevada special elections: A big victory or no big deal?

(CNN) - Republican victories in both special congressional elections Tuesday night either signal a major shift in the national electorate, or are really no big deal.

It all depends on who you talk to.


Filed under: Nevada • New York
soundoff (14 Responses)
  1. No Amnesty for Teabaggers - Impeach Republicans

    The express train to make the United States a third world country just made stops in New York and Nevada.

    September 14, 2011 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  2. Four and The Door

    It's no big deal and no major shift. It's just a continuation of 2010's shellacking that Democrats received from the Republicans.
    2012 will take that trend all of the way to the White House. America needs Republican leadership. It's time for all Americans to do better. Nobody wins with high debt and unemployment.

    September 14, 2011 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  3. Sniffit

    What does it take for CNN to understand that it was the single reddest, most historically conservative district in Nevada?

    September 14, 2011 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  4. Hammerer

    According to the dem spin doctors it is no big deal. You know that those races were fixed by the tea party and the media. And oh yes Obama was to busy with his own problems to help defeat the dreaded repubs.
    Maybe sniffit can talk to some more of his contacts in washington and give us the real scoop.

    September 14, 2011 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  5. Rick McDaniel

    It simply states the obvious......The Dems have been a huge disappointment, and now its time to go a different direction.

    September 14, 2011 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  6. FM

    Who is not aware that more than a year in politics is a very, very long time. Of course there are a lot to happen before Nov. 2012 which will overturn what are anticipated to be seen by different parties.

    September 14, 2011 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  7. The Other Dale

    It's the House. Republicans have already made it worthless, so the general public doesn't care who gets in there. They're more concern about getting things done than which rich crony of the Republicans gets to sit in a chair for a few years and get fat off the backs of Americans.

    September 14, 2011 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  8. Maggie

    Of course it's a big deal. It shows that the american people are fed up with Obama's policies and leadership. This will be the trend into 2012 when Obama gets voted out himself. Our country will then be free once again and start getting back into being prosperous and the main thing will be "JOBS".

    September 14, 2011 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  9. vic , nashville ,tn

    Yes this big deal for news organization

    14 millions Americans looking for jobs, 1 in 5 working Americans under employed struggling, 2.6 million People stopped looking for work

    When we have huge problem like this do we care about 2 election results NO

    September 14, 2011 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  10. Sniffit

    "When Marshall was named as the Democratic candidate, there was some hope that the party could make the race competitive, but Amodei ended up winning the election by 22 points. That could spell trouble next year for the president. Obama won the battleground state in the 2008 election by 12 points"

    But Obama only won that district by LESS THAT 1% in a year that saw him spanking McCain like crazy. That district also went to Bush in 2004 by something like 16% and it supported that crazy woman Sharon Angle by 51%-43%. It's the reddest in the state. It was basically a foregone conclusion, not a referendum. I can go to a Catholic Church and speak to a crowd of Catholics trying to convince them to adopt Buddhism...does that make it a referendum applicable across the city or state or country when they reject it? Just because certain arguments were made, does not make it a referendum.

    As for Turner, he hung the Israeli flag at the same height as the American flag outside his office today. Yeah. What do you think would happen if Obama did that with any flag from ANY other country?

    September 14, 2011 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  11. Rudy NYC

    The Democrats pulled no upset in NV.
    The Republicans can thank former NYC mayor Ed Koch for the upset in Queens. Mayor Koch is still the single most powerful influence over the Jewish voting demographic in this country. Koch endorsed the Republican.

    September 14, 2011 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  12. JoeyDee

    No big deal. If the gop win, American working men and women will loose. Obama will be re-elected in 2012.

    September 14, 2011 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  13. Donkey Party

    I find it ironic that supporters of one of the biggest welfare recipients (Israel) in the world, votes for the party that hates welfare the most.

    September 14, 2011 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  14. Enuff already

    What happened? I wasn't paying attention.

    September 14, 2011 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |