KY-3: Yarmuth (D) up 10 points on Northup (R)

(crossposted at Barefoot and Progressive)

As I've saidmanytimes this year, one of the highlights for this election season will be the hilarious Schadenfreude-Fest that will be the congressional race between John Yarmuth and Anne Northup. John Yarmuth is a shoe-in to win this race by double-digits, which will be Anne Northup's 3rd loss in two years, effectively ending her political viability for many years to come.

What makes this coming campaign and victory even sweeter is (1) Yarmuth's unapologetic progressive stances and votes, and (2) how absolutely batshit crazy he drives the right wingers, as they are foaming at the mouth in anticipation of "beating" him.

Evidence of Yarmuth's coming double-digit was further validated by the SUSA poll that came out yesterday, showing Yarmie with a 10-point lead, Northup behind in every demographic.

And the best part? The absolute celebration by the delusional foaming at the mouth right-wing KY blogs (including the anti-Semitic Cyberhillbilly) in response to this poll. Apparently, according to them and the Northup campaign, this 10-point deficit is is proof that she has "momentum".

Actually, I have to agree with that.

Back in January, Northup cited a poll that showed her down 2 points. Then, last month, she said that she was down 7 points. Now, she approvingly sites yesterday's SUSA poll showing her down 10 points.

Let's see.... 2 points down... then 7 points down.... then 10 points down...

Yes, this is momentum, but not in the direction that they're claiming.

As I said, grab the popcorn, and enjoy the hilarious Schadenfreude-Fest.

Tags: Anne Northup, John Yarmuth, KY-3 (all tags)



Re: KY-3: Yarmuth (D) up 10 points on Northup (R)

I was standing in-line for a USSC case on abortion some time ago,and at about 2:30 AM, a young woman came up and started a conversation.

Turned out, she worked for Northrup, and when I asked her how the congresswoman would come down on this case, she speculated she would support the Bush Admin, which, in this case, meant more restriction on abortion.

When I asked HER how she felt, she really hemmed and hawed, and I could tell, she wanted OUT of that conversation in a hurry.

Don't know a lot about Northrup, but one less Republic in congress is a good thing anyway you slice it.

by WashStateBlue 2008-07-22 08:15AM | 0 recs
Re: KY-3: Yarmuth (D) up 10 points on Northup (R)

Great news Joe!!! Despite his FISA vote, Yarmuth has done a pretty good job. We certainly don't need to lose his vote in the Congress.

Maybe we can get Heather and Boswell in there to help him.

Best wishes!!

by RDemocrat 2008-07-22 09:01AM | 0 recs
But Kentuckyians are ignorant racist bigots !
Wasn't that the consensus on the day after their presidential primary?
Amazing, how they've gotten smart so quickly.
by kosnomore 2008-07-22 09:37AM | 0 recs
I'm from Kentucky and I am neither of those
names.   Louisville is a blue dot in a sea of red, and that's where Yarmuth comes from. He's independently wealthy (once ran/edited an independent newspaper), so he donates his congressional salary to charities here at home.
He beat Anne Northup once, and with grace, he'll do it again.
by Mae Scott 2008-07-22 11:35AM | 0 recs


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