November 6th, 2012
08:39 AM ET
9 years ago

Controversies dim GOP hopes to take over Senate

Washington (CNN) - Even before a second Republican Senate candidate tripped over incendiary comments about rape, GOP leaders in Washington knew that their once promising chances of winning control of the Senate had diminished.

Whether Richard Mourdock of Indiana can move past his controversial remarks and stabilize his campaign remains to be seen. Either way, once confident Republicans across the country now face the nail-biting final days of campaigning and a highly uncertain outcome on Election Day.

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Filed under: 2012 • Senate
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  1. Rudy NYC

    I cannot believe how gullible conservative voters can be. Show them a candidate from the business world, and suddenly that candidate is granted a political halo. It's the perfect candidate to stand up for everyone else, despite the fact that the candidate's business record speaks volumes about their efforts to preserve and protect only their own interests while walking over everyone else that they can.

    November 6, 2012 08:57 am at 8:57 am |
  2. pcalif

    Too many radical hate spewing GOP candidates. The intangibles of this election are the hate spewing extreme flak-faces who went out there on the trail and represented Mitt Romney. Americans would not want these people like Guillani, Sununu, McCain, Gingrich, et al., as their neighbor, let alone coming and going in our government and the White House. These people spoke on behalf of Romney which makes him as they are. The other thing which will resonate for 4 years is the voter suppression which Romney did not disavow which makes him an accomplice also.

    November 6, 2012 09:12 am at 9:12 am |
  3. GI Joe

    The House needs to be scrubbed of all the GOP people that obstructed all the jobs bills by attaching abortion bills to them.

    They are two separate issues. Make two separate bills.

    Obama/Biden 2012 – and straight Dem for all Fed positions.

    November 6, 2012 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  4. Expat American

    Republicans inject their extremist fascist ideology into the horrible crime of RAPE as if the victim is merely an inconvenience.
    This is the GOP of 2012.

    November 6, 2012 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  5. Bessy

    @ GI Joe
    I'm with you . I hope that the rest of the country sees it our way. That is our only chance.

    November 6, 2012 10:28 am at 10:28 am |