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Sun Jun 2, 2019, 03:11 PM

Let's review the FACTS re election results after Clinton Impeachment.


10/8/98 - House votes to formally conduct Impeachment Inquiry

11/3/98 - Mid-term Election:

House results:
"in November 1998, the Democrats picked up FIVE seats in the House although the Republicans STILL MAINTAINED MAJORITY CONTROL.[12]

Senate results:
3 Democrat seats gain and 3 Republican seats gain. Net effect was ZERO.

12/19/98 Impeachment by House - 2 articles of impeachment: obstruction and perjury

2/12/99: Clinton was acquitted by Senate.

11/7/2000 Election results:

Narrow "win" by Bush over Gore.

House: Repubs lost 2 seats, Dems gained 1 seat and Independents gained 1 seat.

"Six senators were defeated in the November 2000 election. The five defeated Republicans included Spencer Abraham of Michigan, John Ashcroft of Missouri, Slade Gorton of Washington, Rod Grams of Minnesota, and William V. Roth of Delaware. The single defeated Democrat was Charles S. Robb of Virginia.[6]"


***Now, contrary to what you hear, there can be MANY factors which impacted why Democrats beat the 5 Republican Senate candidates in 2000. It would be foolish to surmise that Clinton's impeachment was the ONLY reason. I just looked at 2 examples of the 5 Republican senators that lost in 2000 (after Clinton's impeachment and acquittal in Feb. 1999).

Republican Rod Grams:

Grams ran for re-election in 2000 as the incumbent, losing to Mark Dayton. During the campaign, Grams' wife Christine Gunhus was revealed to have written anonymous disparaging emails about Grams' potential Democratic rival, Mike Ciresi, from her home computer.[2] She received a fine and suspended sentence for violating political advertising regulations.[3] The Grams campaign also ran a commercial during the campaign featuring the mother of Rod Grams. The spot ended with Audrey Grams uttering, "Uffda, vote for Rod."

Republican Spencer Abraham:
State Republicans attributed (Republican Senator Abraham) loss (to Debbie Stabenow) to the often scathing advertisements by a wide range of special-interest groups, including advertisements that criticized Mr. Abraham's support for a relaxation of some immigration restrictions.

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Response to Nevermypresident (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 03:26 PM

1. Gore


It is also my opinion that when Gore distanced himself from Clinton, it cost him a lot of votes.

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Response to Nevermypresident (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 03:28 PM

2. Clinton was shtupping

a willing intern.

Trump is giving away the crown jewels.

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Response to Turbineguy (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 03:33 PM

3. Understatement of the year!

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