"Darkness cannot drive out darkness. Only light can do that." Martin Luther King Jr.
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Back to 55 (D's + I's) in the Senate
Cory Booker won the New Jersey Senate race last night with 55% of the 1.2 million votes out of 5.2 registered to vote. Low turn out, but he made it. After the death of (D) Lautenburg this summer (R) gov. Kriss I never saw a cake that I didn't eat Kristie stuck a (R) place holder in the Senate. Booker beat a rabid tea bagger who promised to filibuster everything that had the smell of sanity or compassion if elected. Booker's win is far more important a symbol than just one more D in the senate, this was another rejection of republicanism from a state with a republican gov.
I think the make up now is 53 D's, 2 I's that caucus with the D's. 45 R's maybe -- 35 to 40 are R's and 5 or 10 TB's.