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Michael Barone: House Democrats in Trouble, Tom Ganley With a Strong Lead

July 28, 2010 at 10:43 am Matt Leave a comment Go to comments

From Michael Barone:

Today a lot more Democratic incumbents seem to be trailing Republican challengers in polls. Jim Geraghty of National Review Online has compiled a list of 13 Democratic incumbents trailing in polls released over the past seven weeks.

Some of these poll numbers are mind-boggling. Tom Perriello, a 727-vote winner in Virginia 5 in 2008, has been running two weeks of humorous ads showing what a hard worker he is. A poll shows him trailing Republican state Sen. Robert Hurt 58 to 35 percent.

In industrial Ohio 13, which Barack Obama carried 57 to 42, a poll shows incumbent Betty Sutton trailing free-spending Republican Tom Ganley 44 to 31 percent.

As Geraghty notes, we haven’t seen polls released by many other Democrats on Republican target lists. Most are conducting polls; many have reason to release favorable results if they’re available. This looks like a case where the absence of evidence is evidence of absence.

Two years ago, Obama was elected president with a historic 53 percent of the vote — more than any other Democrat in history except Andrew Jackson, Franklin Roosevelt and Lyndon Johnson.

These metrics — the generic ballot results and polls in individual districts — suggest that House Democrats are headed toward historic losses. Quite a swing in 18 months.

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    He is not a hero!!! Just a man protecting his family. How can you feel threatened in bullet proof car and being surrounded by FBI agenst 24/7? This "sting" did not stop Tom Ganley from hiring the biggest cut throat finance people to work in his dealerships. His crew is probably personally responsible for ruining thousands of people's credit scores. They convinced people to sign BLANK papers on the purchase of their car. Then they "stuffed' the loan papers with the highest interest rates available, over priced service contracts, credit life and accident and health insurance, and anything else they could load into the loan before they mailed the papers to the customers 30 days later! Ganley even condoned this activity by protecting the biggest thieves he personally employed. When the banks cut Ganley's dealerships off from further financing until he cleaned up his crew, he merely had someone else sign the bank papers to deceive the banks. I watched it happen. It happened every day and Ganley referred to them as "strong" finance people when in fact they were lying thieves. I quit because it was such unscrupulous business activity that it ruined me personally. My honest approach to informing people of their purchase was considered "weak" by Tom Ganley. He complimented me when we sold a $3,500 car to an unsuspecting customer and they made me "stuff" his loan with a $3,500 vehicle service contract! I have never worked for someone that had so much larceny his blood. Additionally, he was always taking female employees to Victoria's Secret and flying them to his condo in Florida in his personal jet. Family Man? Ha! It is an insult to all Americans that this man can run for office, and if he wins, we will be paying him $174,000 a year for the rest of his life. Do not vote for Tom Ganley.
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