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Old 5th October 2020, 01:20 PM   #1
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Republican Retirements — The 2022 Edition

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Republican Senator Pat Toomey To Retire by Claudia Grisales

Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Pat Toomey jolted a new political fight for 2022,
announcing Monday that he'll retire from the Senate at the end of his current
term and won't mount a bid to become the state's next governor.
  • Senator Roy Blunt
  • Senator John Boozman
  • Senator Mike Crapo
  • Senator Chuck Grassley
  • Senator John Hoeven
  • Senator Ron Johnson
  • Senator John Kennedy
  • Senator James Lankford
  • Senator Mike Lee
  • Senator Jerry Moran
  • Senator Lisa Murkowski
  • Senator Rand Paul
  • Senator Rob Portman
  • Senator Marco Rubio
  • Senator Tim Scott
  • Senator Richard Shelby
  • Senator John Thune
  • Senator Pat Toomey
  • Senator Todd Young


Starting this one a little early.
Normally you wait till a year before the next election.


Oh, the list? Here’s the theory.

The Q Anonymous movement will change into a political wing of the
Republican Party and replace all the above conservative senators with
radical senators.

I’m not sure I believe it, but let's see what happens.


P. S. Rand Paul retire… Really?
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Old 5th October 2020, 01:33 PM   #2
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My early guesses:

Grassley will be 89 in 2022.
Burr (NC) faces some issues.

These two may well retire.

Murkowski could run as an independent and win.
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Old 5th October 2020, 01:46 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by Firestone View Post
My early guesses:

Grassley will be 89 in 2022.
Burr (NC) faces some issues.

These two may well retire.

Murkowski could run as an independent and win.
Which is what she did in 2010.
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Old 5th October 2020, 02:14 PM   #4
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If John Kennedy retired the overall IQ of the Senate will go up by several points.
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Old 6th October 2020, 12:53 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by Stacyhs View Post
If John Kennedy retired the overall IQ of the Senate will go up by several points.
And if he joined the White House Cabinet, both would go up by several points.
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Old 6th October 2020, 01:36 AM   #6
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If Trump loses are any of that lot going to retire?
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Old 6th October 2020, 06:25 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by TheSupermeerkat View Post
If Trump loses are any of that lot going to retire?
Well as someone pointed out... Some are probably going to retire due to age. Others may have other political goals in mind (might someone like Murkowski have an interest in becoming gov of Alaska?) Some might think they have been tainted by their association with stubby Mcbonespurs (this putting reelection at risk) ant want to cash out, even if Trump is gone. (After all, if trump ends up defeated and then arrested, they may have to explain to their voters why they supported a con artist for 4 years)

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Old 6th October 2020, 06:29 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by dudalb View Post
Which is what she did in 2010.
Which makes that Sarah Palin video as funny as it is disturbing.
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Old 6th October 2020, 06:36 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by Solitaire View Post
[list]

Oh, the list? Here’s the theory.

The Q Anonymous movement will change into a political wing of the
Republican Party and replace all the above conservative senators with
radical senators.

I’m not sure I believe it, but let's see what happens.


P. S. Rand Paul retire… Really?
I can see maybe one seat going to a Qanon nut, maybe Thune's or Lankford's. At most, they will primary an unpopular Republican who is simply unpopular and was going to lose to a moderate Dem any way. Someone like Blunt. Qanon's "success" hinges on them turning most people away fro the Republicans. The problem for them is that they don't have the astroturfing the Tea Party did, so they won't be able to sell their movement to the American public in general.
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Old 27th October 2020, 05:40 AM   #10
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Fun rumour I just read: Donald Trump Jr might primary Rubio in 2022.
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Old 25th January 2021, 08:40 AM   #11
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Big news from Ohio: Ohio's Republican Senator Rob Portman won't run for re-election, cites 'partisan gridlock'.

https://eu.cincinnati.com/story/news...22/6696235002/
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Old 26th January 2021, 11:01 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by Stacyhs View Post
If John Kennedy retired the overall IQ of the Senate will go up by several points.
How could he possibly share the name of one of our Greatest Presidents of any time?
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Old 27th January 2021, 12:50 PM   #13
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Fun rumour I just read: Donald Trump Jr might primary Rubio in 2022.
The fun rumour that I heard is that it's actually Ivanka....
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Old 27th January 2021, 01:08 PM   #14
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Fun rumour I just read: Donald Trump Jr might primary Rubio in 2022.
I am not sure if I should be happy or glad.

On the negative side... I'd hate to think of any of Trump's spawn anywhere within congress.

On the plus side... there is a certain poetic justice about seeing one of Trump's current boot-lickers get primaried by one of Trump's spawn. "Thanks for standing by Trump as he's facing charges related to terrorist activity... but your services are no longer required".

And hey, there is always a chance that it will cause republicans to lose... either Trump Jr. wins the primary and drives up the Anti-trump vote, or Rubio wins and causes some of the MAGAchud voters to skip the general election in protest, allowing the Democrats to win.
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Old 27th January 2021, 01:27 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by Solitaire View Post
Here’s the theory.
The Q Anonymous movement will change into a political wing of the Republican Party and replace all the above conservative senators with radical senators.
Loony degeneracy into mainstream? Well, that surely won't end badly at all. It is not like there is any precedence of far-rightwing party full of nutty conspiracy theories getting into mainstream...
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CLear now the GOP has decided to go more or less full Trump;this iwll cost them in the end.
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Old 27th January 2021, 01:41 PM   #17
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The fun rumour that I heard is that it's actually Ivanka....
Since I posted that in October the rumour has indeed shifted to Ivanka. The Kushners bought a property in Florida, so who knows.

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I am not sure if I should be happy or glad.

On the negative side... I'd hate to think of any of Trump's spawn anywhere within congress.

On the plus side... there is a certain poetic justice about seeing one of Trump's current boot-lickers get primaried by one of Trump's spawn. "Thanks for standing by Trump as he's facing charges related to terrorist activity... but your services are no longer required".

And hey, there is always a chance that it will cause republicans to lose... either Trump Jr. wins the primary and drives up the Anti-trump vote, or Rubio wins and causes some of the MAGAchud voters to skip the general election in protest, allowing the Democrats to win.
Rubio has been even more spineless lately than I thought physically possible.
Still, its Florida, not kind to Democrats these last years. Democrats winning that seat in the current climate would be a small miracle. But two years of Republican infighting (thanks to either of the Trumps), as you describe, maybe, just maybe could do it.
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Re: Rubio being primaried by one of the Trump spawn...
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Rubio has been even more spineless lately than I thought physically possible.
Still, its Florida, not kind to Democrats these last years. Democrats winning that seat in the current climate would be a small miracle. But two years of Republican infighting (thanks to either of the Trumps), as you describe, maybe, just maybe could do it.
Well, if it means anything, Rick Scott won his senate seat by less than 1% in the 2018 midterms, and the previous incumbent was a Democrat. So its not like Florida is a deep-red state like Alabama or Kentucky.... democrats can win there.

Rubio's margin of victory last time was a lot more comfortable (around 7%) though, so the Democrats would have a pretty steep hill to climb.
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Alabama Senator Richard Shelby, who will be 88 in 2022, decides that 6 terms is enough, and won't run in 2022.

Gives Alabama the chance to elect a Senator even dumber than Tuberville, like say, Mo Brooks.

https://edition.cnn.com/2021/02/08/p...ing/index.html
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Fun rumour I just read: Donald Trump Jr might primary Rubio in 2022.
Now there's a rumor he'll primary Liz Cheney.

If he can find Wyoming on the map, that is.
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Now there's a rumor he'll primary Liz Cheney.

If he can find Wyoming on the map, that is.
He knows where Wyoming is. It's where he can go to kill bison. It's probably on his Wish List.
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Old 18th February 2021, 09:28 AM   #22
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Some news about the Florida race: Ivanka Trump apparently won't run, and has told so to Rubio (article from Maggie Haberman, the usual recipient for Kushner leaks).

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Ivanka Trump will not run for the U.S. Senate from Florida in 2022, according to people close to her as well as an aide to Senator Marco Rubio, who holds the seat.
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“Marco did speak with Ivanka a few weeks ago,” said Nick Iacovella, a spokesman for Mr. Rubio. “Ivanka offered her support for Marco’s re-election. They had a great talk.”
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The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity to disclose private discussions, said that Mr. Rubio’s office had asked Ms. Trump to hold off on making clear she was not running until April, when they hoped to hold a joint event with her.
Frankly, if I were Rubio, (the idea ), I would watch my back anyway.


In the same article, some news about the North Carolina race: Lara Trump won't run either.
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The discussion of whether Ms. Trump would seek the Senate seat in the battleground state came as her sister-in-law, Lara Trump, has let it be known that she was thinking of running for the U.S. Senate from her native state of North Carolina. But people briefed on the discussions said that Lara Trump is also unlikely to run.


https://www.nytimes.com/live/2021/02...florida-senate
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