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Battleground-state Dems who opposed Kavanaugh all defeated


Added 11-07-18 01:29:01am EST - “Incumbent Senate Democrats in battleground states who opposed Kavanaugh appeared to have paid a price on Election Day, with Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, Sen. Joe Donnelly, Sen. Claire McCaskill, and Sen. Bill Nelson all suffering defeats.?” - Foxnews.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Foxnews.com: “Battleground-state Dems who opposed Kavanaugh all defeated”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

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Incumbent Senate Democrats in battleground states who opposed the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination appeared to have paid a price on Election Day, with senators Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Indiana's Joe Donnelly, Claire McCaskill of Missouri and Florida's Bill Nelson all suffering defeat.

In fact, every Democrat incumbent who supported Kavanaugh in states rated "toss up" by Fox News lost their race. In contrast, the lone Democrat who voted for Kavanaugh, Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, won his race.

"Every Dem Senator in a competitive race who voted against Kavanaugh lost," tweeted Tom Bevan, Co-founder of RealClearPolitics. Fox News polling offered evidence the Kavanaugh issue was a major problem for those battleground incumbent Democrats.

A Fox News poll from early October, just before the Kavanaugh confirmation vote, found 34 percent of North Dakotans said they would be less likely to vote for Heitkamp if she voted against Kavanaugh, with just 17 percent saying it would make them more likely to vote for her.

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