November 13th, 2012
12:32 PM ET
1 year ago

The 2014 battle for the Senate starts now

Washington (CNN) - The new Congress is still a month and a half away from being seated, but the battle for the next Congress is already heating up.

And the fight for the 2014 Senate may end up being the most compelling storyline as the dawn of the midterm campaign approaches.

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  1. Get Real

    HOW ABOUT DO THE JOB YOU WERE ELECTED TO DO!!!! It seems all they spend their time doing when elected is campaigning, we the people have no more money to donate.

    November 13, 2012 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  2. Sniffit

    "And the fight for the 2014 Senate may end up being the most compelling storyline as the dawn of the midterm campaign approaches."

    CNN wants you to incorrectly believe that the fight for the 2014 Senate is the most compelling storyline, so they don't have to do any investigative journalism and can distract from the facts and numbers about the real issues while weaving their false equivalence narratives.

    FIFY

    November 13, 2012 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  3. Sniffit

    Filibuster. Reform. NOW.

    November 13, 2012 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  4. Travis

    @ Get Real
    Couldn't agree more with you. It's pretty sad when campaigning takes more precendence over doing the job you were elected to do.

    November 13, 2012 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  5. B.

    Time to take up the debate on Term Limits, National Election Process, Dumping Filibuster rule, and Citizens United Ruling!

    November 13, 2012 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  6. ST

    Campaigning is the only job they know and do better than anything else. They never ask themselves what have I accomplished and why should people send me back?

    November 13, 2012 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  7. just sayin

    not to worry. we won't have much a country left to fight over by then. obama and the democrats are hellbent on making us a banana republic with dear leader obama dictating to people what he wants done and when.

    November 13, 2012 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  8. Rudy NYC

    Travis

    @ Get Real
    Couldn't agree more with you. It's pretty sad when campaigning takes more precendence over doing the job you were elected to do.
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    "Our number goal is to insure that Barack Obama is a one term president." Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-KY

    The right wing media machine is going to be the big winner in this election. They profited immensely with shock rhetoric and lies. Their profits will only soar as they continue to feed their political hamsters more of the same.

    November 13, 2012 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  9. John

    If I had a job like theirs, where I have the best medical coverage, global travel on someone else's ticket, oh and all I had to do was keep trying to convince my boss to keep me on, without doing anything job related, I would get bored and be ashamed, but not congress, they don't do a damned days work, collect exorbitant paychecks and do nothing but whine, cry, pout and scream. Like four year olds. But four year olds eventually grow up, learn to play nice with others, share, and eventually take responsibility for their actions. I have zero faith that congress will even reach the mentality of a four year old, they do nothing we pay them for. Campaigning should be at their expense, why should we pay them a salary to give them time to lobby for their job. No corporation would do that, so why are we so stupid as to allow it. Congress pay should be a pay for performance, you don't perform you don't get paid. Period , I wish we could recall them all.

    November 13, 2012 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  10. just sayin

    3.5 years after the recession ended and still no jobs and a shrinking work force and massively growing food stamp line. how is obama and the democrats going to support their massive welfare state with fewer and fewer working taxpayers funding the government? oh yeah, the evil rich people will pay for everything. problem is taking all of their money won't come close to funding their massive welfare society.

    November 13, 2012 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  11. julie

    @just sayin–suck it up or take a hike...............if you're not part of the solution then you're part of the PROBLEM

    November 13, 2012 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  12. Travis

    @ Rudy NYC
    ""Our number goal is to insure that Barack Obama is a one term president." Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-KY

    The right wing media machine is going to be the big winner in this election. They profited immensely with shock rhetoric and lies. Their profits will only soar as they continue to feed their political hamsters more of the same."
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    Do you honestly think I care about the right or left wing media machine? And what does that have to do with people who are more concerned with campaigning than looking out for those that voted for them in the first place?

    November 13, 2012 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  13. Sniffit

    "And what does that have to do with people who are more concerned with campaigning than looking out for those that voted for them in the first place?"

    Everything. The MSM enables all of it.

    November 13, 2012 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  14. USMCRETIRED

    All this campaigning talk beg to revisit the thought of a longer single term of office; maybe 6 years for the President and limiting the number of years that a person can serve in Congress. I know this comment stinks of 7th grade Civics but I think is worth socializing. Looking forward to counter arguments.

    November 13, 2012 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |