We are all supposed to think that ultra-liberal Democrat Elizabeth ‘Pocahontas’ Warren is going to easily win her US Senate re-election bid in liberal Massachusetts in the coming November elections. She was first elected in 2012.
But the ‘Pocahontas’ controversy has dogged Warren since then. It makes her look silly, which is just about the worst thing for a politician. She is the butt of national jokes including from president Trump. Could she lose in November?
She sure could, and not just for faking her heritage. No, her likely Republican challenger will be either John Kingston or Geoff Diehl, both of whom are focusing on Warren’s open-borders radicalism along with the rest of her extremist agenda.
And while Massachusetts seems very liberal its registered voters are 36% Democrat and 64% Independent and Republican. Thus Warren could lose the election if enough Independents vote against her and if Diehl or Kingston plays hardball.
They will. They have learned well from president Trump.
After all Massachusetts Republican Scott Brown was elected to the US Senate in 2010 and Republican Charlie Baker was elected governor in 2014 and will probably be re-elected this November. Baker is very popular.
This Senate race will be a bellwether. Americans are much more likely to vote Republican than the media will let on, particularly with Democrats going over the cliff on border security which is going to cause major problem for liberals come November.
Warren has even embraced the call to shut down the ICE border protection agency. This is too extreme for many Independents in Massachusetts and both Diehl and Kingston are focusing on immigration, which is likely to be the top issue in November all across the nation.
Nikitas3.com also believes that tens of thousands of registered Massachusetts Democrats – and maybe more – will vote against Warren over her militant immigration stance. Many of these Democrats are working-class and middle-class whites who are very concerned about who and what is coming over the border.
Watch for president Trump to make a visit to Massachusetts to campaign against Warren. That will be very funny. He will rip her to shreds. The rally will be like a comedy roast.
By the way, if Pocahontas survives November and by any slim chance becomes the Democrat nominee for president in 2020 Trump will trounce her.
In Michigan the race for the US Senate is heating up. Three-term incumbent Debbie Stabenow, a left-wing Democrat, is up for re-election.
But Michigan has thrived and rebounded under more than 7 years of its tough Republican governor Rick Snyder. This is why Michigan’s Electoral College votes went to a Republican – Trump – in 2016 for the first time since 1988.
So a Republican could win that Senate seat. A black conservative Republican primary candidate named John James is being supported by Kid Rock, a popular white Michigan rock musician and big-time Michigan booster and native.
Kid Rock was even floated as a possible candidate himself against Stabenow although Nikitas3.com warned against it and said that it was not likely. The Daily Caller reported:
Music star Kid Rock endorsed Republican candidate John James for U.S. Senate in Michigan Friday, following a slew of attack ads from his primary challenger.
Kid Rock came to the defense of James, a 37-year-old combat veteran and Detroit businessman, after a series of ads aired from GOP challenger Sandy Pensler. The two have traded jabs over support for President Donald Trump, with James referring to Pensler as “liberal” and Pensler labeling James a “phony.”
The rock star blasted an email Friday calling on supporters to rally around James for the Republican nomination. … In the email, Kid Rock touts James as a “conservative outsider” who will make the liberals cry. He concludes with strong words towards Pensler calling his attacks on the combat vet “bullsh**.”
Nikitas3.com believes that this is one of 13 US Senate seats that could flip from Democrat to Republican in November, not only allowing the GOP to maintain majority control of the Senate, but that may allow Republicans to get to 60 seats or more, which would be a “supermajority” that would give Trump and Republicans vast legislative powers.
Kid Rock is going to play a major role in the November general election if James is the candidate. Kid Rock would probably be joined by another popular conservative to help James – Michigan-born rock music legend Ted Nugent.
Kid Rock and Nugent would turn out the white small-town and rural vote for James, the same vote that elected Snyder and Trump. Nugent also would appeal to baby-boomer whites statewide who are fans of his, including in the suburbs.
Political pundits are also closely watching the US Senate race in conservative Montana, a state that president Trump won by 20 points in 2016.
The sitting Democrat US senator Jon Tester is considered the most vulnerable Democrat Senate seat in the country. He is very liberal, supports the Democrat open-borders agenda, and was first elected in 2006 in the ‘blue wave’ election against president George W. Bush. He was re-elected in 2012 on Obama’s ‘coat-tails’.
Tester knows that he is in danger of losing his seat so he is using unusual tactics. The Los Angeles Times reports:
Sen. Jon Tester gave President Trump a tongue-in-cheek welcome to Montana on Thursday by taking out a full-page ad in more than a dozen newspapers thanking him for signing 16 bills the Democrat sponsored or co-sponsored.
Trump was scheduled to hold a rally in Great Falls to campaign for Tester’s Republican challenger, State Auditor Matt Rosendale. The president has made the Montana Senate race a priority after he blamed Tester for derailing the nomination of his Veterans Affairs nominee, White House physician Ronny Jackson.
Tester’s ad, which ran in the Great Falls Tribune and in newspapers across rural northern and eastern Montana, sought to undermine the president’s efforts to boost Rosendale by pointing out that he and the president agree on several issues.
“Welcome to Montana, and thank you President Trump for supporting Jon’s legislation to help veterans and first responders, hold the VA accountable, and get rid of waste, fraud and abuse in the federal government,” the ad read.
The National Republican Senatorial Committee in a statement called Tester’s ads a “pitiful” effort to paint himself as a Trump ally before the rally.
… Trump singled out Tester in April, saying (that Tester) “will have a big price to pay” for releasing allegations against VA nominee Jackson that included drunkenness, over-prescribing medication and fostering a hostile work environment. Jackson denied the claims but withdrew his nomination.
… The president also was expected to paint Tester as an “obstructionist” and embrace Rosendale as a better fit for the state that Trump won by 20 percentage points.
Nikitas3.com predicts that Tester will lose and that sucking up to president Trump with the newspaper ad will backfire, that Tester will be ridiculed for that ad.
He also is going to face at least one more personal visit to Montana, and maybe two, by president Trump to campaign for Rosendale. Those visits are going to generate a huge amount of buzz in this quiet and sparsely populated state.
Another highly vulnerable US senator is ultra-liberal lesbian Democrat Tammy Baldwin from Wisconsin. She was first elected in 2012 on Obama re-election ‘coat-tails’.
Wisconsin has had a tradition of liberalism but has been trending Republican. Its get-tough Republican governor Scott Walker, first elected in 2010, turned the state around dramatically after Wisconsin’s economy had sunk way down under its corrupt two-term Democrat governor who was close with the state’s labor unions. The Obama Depression added to the state’s woes.
Walker easily won a bitter recall election in 2012 by 7 points and handily won re-election in 2014 by 5 points. This enraged the unions who campaigned frantically against Walker.
Walker’s success helped Trump to win Wisconsin’s electoral votes in 2016, the first such win for a Republican presidential candidate since 1984. In 2016 Wisconsin Republican US senator Ron Johnson also was re-elected when he was generally expected to lose.
Taiwan-based Foxconn, the global electronics conglomerate, currently is building a massive new production facility in Wisconsin at the urging of president Trump and governor Walker, creating 13,000 jobs. Nikitas3.com believes that this is yet another reason that Tammy Baldwin will lose.
Tester and Baldwin may well vote to confirm Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh in an attempt to soften their images and save their seats.
Republicans are getting two bonuses this November:
*Democrat US senator Al Franken of Minnesota would have been up for re-election in 2020 but he resigned from the Senate in January 2018 over allegations of groping women.
Democrat lieutenant governor Tina Smith was appointed to temporarily hold Franken’s seat. The election to fill the seat until 2020 will be held on election day this coming November.
Republicans could definitely pick up Franken’s seat since former Republican governor Tim Pawlenty is running again for governor. Pawlenty is likely to win and could very well bring a US Senate seat along with him on his state “coat-tails”. Minnesotans also are very disturbed about African illegal immigrant crime in Minnesota, primarily in Minneapolis.
Nikitas3.com also believes that many Minnesotans are still angry about apparent fraud in Franken’s first election in 2008 and will cast Republican votes this November to get the seat back in good hands.
*One other interesting case is in liberal New Jersey where incumbent Democrat US senator Bob Menendez is up for re-election. Menendez is considered corrupt but he recently dodged a legal conviction in a trial that ended in a deadlocked jury. He is being opposed by pharmaceutical executive Bog Hugin who could flip this seat from Democrat to Republican. Nikitas3.com believes that Menendez’ years of suspicious activities are going to finally catch up to him.
Nikitas3.com will report on US Senate races and US House races as the election season progresses.