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Arkansas123 October 28th, 2014 3:45pm

An independent is elected to the U.S. Senate. He says he favors Middle Eastern intervention, a simpler tax code, legalized abortion, gun control, the contraception mandate, and increased campaign regulation. With whom will he caucus?

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TierasPet
10/29/14 7:46 am

He'll caucus with both if he's smart.

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
10/28/14 7:39 pm

It's his ridiculous stand on abortion and gun control. He's clearly a Democrat.

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TigerShark47 Missouri
10/28/14 4:10 pm

Republicans will never give up their gun control or abortion.

Krystina Let Freedom Reign
10/28/14 2:49 pm

Pro-choice and gun control means there's no way Republicans will accept him, IMO.

KingRodney Enjoy the Decline
10/28/14 10:46 am

I think he's more of a Democrat but he seems like a big wildcard.

TomM
10/28/14 10:06 am

Don't forget he used to be a democrat too. It's a joke calling him independent and not thinking he will end up as a solid democrat supporter.

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Arkansas123 Neoconservative
10/28/14 10:15 am

The polls show that he's fooling enough Kansans to have a slight lead.

And I'm not even taking these statements from a third-party source; they come from his own website.

Brandon1995 San Francisco
10/28/14 1:17 pm

Being an independent doesn't mean your a moderate Tom. It means your not a member of a party. You can support a party and still be an independent.

TomM
10/28/14 1:47 pm

I know it doesn't but he has been trying to sell the message that he hasn't decided who he will caucus with. If he was truly independent from either party I think that would be fair, but he's about as democrat as they come.

Arkansas123 Neoconservative
10/28/14 2:18 pm

I agree with Tom. He's trying to sell himself as an "independent"-minded person when, in reality, he comes from the exact same mold as Midwestern and Southern Democratic politicians.

He's a liberal with a couple of centrist views.

SmileyMoM Lab Rat Vampire
10/28/14 9:46 am

I think watching the election results will be interesting and maybe even excited next week.

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Rotavele Alabama
10/28/14 9:39 am

You practically described Hillary.

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TheCameron UCF
10/28/14 9:15 am

Sounds to me like he'll caucus with the majority.

Arkansas123 Neoconservative
10/28/14 9:21 am

"I will work with the other independent Senators to caucus with the party that is most willing to face our country's difficult problems head on."

In other words, I'll work with Bernie Sanders.

CTYankee!!! Connecticut
10/28/14 9:05 am

Independents shouldn't be allowed to caucus with any party, why be independent?

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GlockMan1 Alabama
10/28/14 9:05 am

Too easy a question?

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Arkansas123 Neoconservative
10/28/14 9:14 am

His healthcare position is vague but definitely left-leaning:

"I believe we need to focus on what Washington can actually do to ensure that healthcare is affordable for all Americans."

GlockMan1 Alabama
10/28/14 9:21 am

Looks like he failed at making it AFFORDABLE.

Arkansas123 Neoconservative
10/28/14 8:47 am

Apparently, the Kansas Democratic Party is so weak that they have to run their candidates as "independents."

A few years ago, Greg Orman ran for the Democratic nomination for senator in Kansas.