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Endorsers will include:

-An extrapolated list of State Governors (some of which are actually candidates)

-The major publications seen in most scenarios around recent presidential elections

-Some of the isssue-centered organization (Focus on the Family, League of Conservation Voters, etc.; I don't know about the NRA, as gun law isn't a direct issue in this scenario)

-The DNC and RNC (primaries only, and only to the respective parties)

-Bill Clinton and Barack Obama (Dems) and George W Bush (GOP), assuming Jimmy Carter and George HW Bush have either passed away or just don't interact much with politics anymore due to old age in the next 8 years.

-Looking for more suggestions.

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Duncan Hunter has to go, there is no way he is ever elected Governor and no way he will ever be a factor Presidentially . Isakson appears certain to be running for re-election so he would still be a Senator. Rell is also unlikely to ever be a candidate for President. Perhaps Deval Patrick instead of Tim Kaine who would almost certainly support Warner. A Cuomo and Clinton clash, both presumably representing NY, would also be unlikely. I don't see Chelsea as the career politician type, you could potentially add Senator Stephanie Herseth-Sandlin instead. Possibly AG Janet Napolitano? Need some rising GOP stars as well, Rep. Cantor, Rep.-elect Paulson, Rep.-elect Coffman could be elavated or given leadership positions.

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I need a good idea for a popular Western Republican to replace Hunter. The Dems suggested by Johnny08 to replace Kaine and Chelsea will be thoroughly researched. What are those three GOP Reps first names so I can look them up on Wikipedia? If one or more are from the West, they may easily replace Hunter. Also, Isakson will be turned back to a Senator. And Jesse Ventura will replace Ralph Nader as Ted Weil's Reform primaries opponent (as Nader will be over 80 I've just discovered, and he's already broken FDR's record as the presidential candidate in the most elections, even though FDR won all his).

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Eric Cantor (R-VA) will probably stay in the House considering his leadership position

Erik Paulsen (R-MN) looks like a rising star in the GOP if he can lock his seat up

Mike Coffman (R-CO) strong candidate for Governor in the future

Coffman could be your strong Western Republican, some other possibilities:

potential future Senators

Dave Reichert (R-WA)

Mike Leavitt (R-UT)

Dennis Rehberg (R-MT)

sitting Senator John Ensign (R-NV)

potential future Governors

Colin Simpson (R-WY)

Steve Poizner (R-CA)

I would say Ensign, Coffman or Leavitt would be your best choice. Coffman could gain momentum nationally after achieving a stunning upset over Governor Bill Ritter in 2010. Leavitt could run to replace Orrin Hatch, and Ensign could fend off a strong challenger with ease or something like that.

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Who is a likely Governor of Arizona in 2016? I'm going through 50 extraopolated state governors as endorsers, and got Alabama and Alaska fairly easily, but I can't find a list of likely successors to Napolitano (who can't succeed herself more than once, and thus would only be governor in 2016 if she lost in 2010 and then won again in 2014). Any ideas?

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I think both Gavin Newesome (as potential gov or senator of CA) or Robert Wexler as Florida's senator could be contendah's on the Dem side, although on the left end of things.

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Who is a likely Governor of Arizona in 2016? I'm going through 50 extraopolated state governors as endorsers, and got Alabama and Alaska fairly easily, but I can't find a list of likely successors to Napolitano (who can't succeed herself more than once, and thus would only be governor in 2016 if she lost in 2010 and then won again in 2014). Any ideas?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Peters_(politician)

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Who is a likely Governor of Arizona in 2016? I'm going through 50 extraopolated state governors as endorsers, and got Alabama and Alaska fairly easily, but I can't find a list of likely successors to Napolitano (who can't succeed herself more than once, and thus would only be governor in 2016 if she lost in 2010 and then won again in 2014). Any ideas?

Here is my own personal list:

Alabama - Jim Folsom Jr. (D), Mike Hubbard ®

Alaska - Johnny Ellis (D), Sean Parnell ®

Arizona - Terry Goddard (D), Jan Brewer ®

California - John Garamendi (D), Steve Poizner ®

Colorado - Ken Salazar (D), Mike Coffman ®

Connecticut - Richard Blumenthal (D), Michael Fedele ®

Delaware - Jack Markell (D), Alan Levin ®

Florida - Alex Sink (D), Marco Rubio ®

Georgia - Michael Thurmond (D), Casey Cagle ®

Hawaii - Colleen Hanabusa (D), Duke Aiona Jr. ®

Idaho - Clint Stennett (D), Lawrence Wasden ®

Illinois - Lisa Madigan (D), Dan Rutherford ®

Indiana - Dennie Oxley (D), Todd Rokita ®

Iowa - Mike Fitzgerald (D), Jerry Behn ®

Kansas- Mark Parkinson (D), Ron Thornburgh ®

Kentucky - Daniel Mongiardo (D), Trey Grayson ®

Louisiana - Mitch Landrieu (D), Jay Dardenne ®

Maine - Tom Allen (D), Josh Tardy ®

Maryland - Anthony Brown (D), Michael Steele ®

Massachusetts - Mike Capuano (D), Andrew Card ®

Michigan - Dennis Archer (D), Terri Lynn Land ®

Minnesota - R.T. Rybak (D), Carol Molnau ®

Mississippi - Eric Clark (D), Chip Pickering ®

Missouri - Jay Nixon (D), Peter Kinder ®

Montana - Mike McGrath (D), Bob Keenan ®

Nebraska - Mike Fahey (D), Shane Osborn ®

Nevada - Ross Miller (D), Jon Porter ®

New Hampshire - John Lynch (D), Jeb Bradley ®

New Jersey - Dick Codey (D), Chris Christie ®

New Mexico - Diane Denish (D), Pat Lyons ®

New York - Andrew Cuomo (D), Peter King ®

North Carolina - Elaine Marshall (D), Pat McCrory ®

North Dakota - Jasper Schneider (D), Wayne Stenehjem ®

Ohio - Richard Cordray (D), Jim Jordan ®

Oklahoma - Drew Edmondson (D), Mary Fallin ®

Oregon - Bill Bradbury (D), Frank Morse ®

Pennsylvania - Jack Wagner (D), Tom Corbett ®

Rhode Island - Frank Caprio (D), Scott Avedisian ®

South Carolina - Joe Erwin (D), Gresham Barrett ®

South Dakota - Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D) Dennis Daugaard ®

Tennessee - Lincoln Davis (D), Bill Frist ®

Texas - Chet Edwards (D), Kay Bailey Hutchison ®

Utah - Ralph Becker (D), Mark Shurtleff ®

Vermont - Tom Salmon Jr. (D), Jim Douglas ®

Virginia - Tom Perriello (D), Bill Bolling ®

Washington - Christine Gregoire (D), Rob McKenna ®

West Virginia - Natalie Tennant (D), Shelley Moore Capito ®

Wisconsin - Jim Doyle (D), Scott Walker ®

Wyoming - Gary Trauner (D), Colin Simpson ®

Hopefully that will limit some of the work for you, I'm really looking forward to this scenario.

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Thank-you, greatly, Johnny08! I really appreciate it! Now, I need another set of extrapolations: Speaker of the House and President pro Tempore of the Senate (one alternative of each for each party), and a house leader, senate leader, and a whip for each chamber, again for each party (don't worry about majority or minority just yet), again, as endorsers. I haven't firmly decided which party will control each chamber going into the 2016 election, so some alternatives I can work with are what I'm looking for. Thanks in advance!

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Speakers: DEM: Chris Van Hollen (MD) GOP: Eric Cantor (VA)

President Pro Tem: Pat Leahy (VT) GOP: Orrin Hatch (UT)

Democratic Senate Leader: Dick Durbin (IL)

Democratic Senate Whip: Evan Bayh (IN)

Democratic House Leader: John Larson (CT) (Chris Van Hollen)

Democratic House Whip: Xavier Becerra (NY) (John Larson)

Republican Senate Leader: Jon Kyl (AZ)

Republican Senate Whip: John Ensign (NV)

Republican House Leader: Thad McCotter (MI) (Eriv Cantor)

Republican House Whip: Cathy McMorris Rogers (WA) (Thad McCotter)

I would guess that the Democrats would contain both chambers, if only because of what we know now and projected trends that favor the Dems.

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Speakers: DEM: Chris Van Hollen (MD) GOP: Eric Cantor (VA)

President Pro Tem: Pat Leahy (VT) GOP: Orrin Hatch (UT)

Democratic Senate Leader: Dick Durbin (IL)

Democratic Senate Whip: Evan Bayh (IN)

Democratic House Leader: John Larson (CT) (Chris Van Hollen)

Democratic House Whip: Xavier Becerra (NY) (John Larson)

Republican Senate Leader: Jon Kyl (AZ)

Republican Senate Whip: John Ensign (NV)

Republican House Leader: Thad McCotter (MI) (Eriv Cantor)

Republican House Whip: Cathy McMorris Rogers (WA) (Thad McCotter)

I would guess that the Democrats would contain both chambers, if only because of what we know now and projected trends that favor the Dems.

I would give the House to the Democrats and the Senate to the Repbulicans because Americans have a history of splitting up power, and I think the House is too far out of reach and the Democrats will control it for a fairly long time.

Speaker: Chris Van Hollen (MD)

House Majority Leader: John Larson (CT)

House Majority Whip: Bruce Braley (IA)

House Minority Leader: Eric Cantor (VA)

House Minority Whip: Mike Pence (IN)

President Pro Tem: Thad Cochran (MS)

Senate Majority Leader: Lamar Alexander (TN)

Senate Majority Whip: John Thune (SD)

Senate Minority Leader: Patty Murray (WA)

Senate Minority Whip: Chuck Schumer (NY)

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I agree with your premise and most of your picks BUT: Bruce Braley would prolly make a run for the senate if either one of Iowa's Senators retired (Very Likely), same with Pence replacing Lugar. As far as the senate it's probably going to be VERY close, but do you see Dick Durbin not being the Democratic leader? And Schumer is getting up there in age, so i would pick someone younger.

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I agree with your premise and most of your picks BUT: Bruce Braley would prolly make a run for the senate if either one of Iowa's Senators retired (Very Likely), same with Pence replacing Lugar. As far as the senate it's probably going to be VERY close, but do you see Dick Durbin not being the Democratic leader? And Schumer is getting up there in age, so i would pick someone younger.

Schumer is 58, so "getting up there in age" is a bit of a reach. People will oppose Durbin as leader, its a lot of power for one state

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Schumer is 58, so "getting up there in age" is a bit of a reach. People will oppose Durbin as leader, its a lot of power for one state

I think it's more about whether they could oppose Durbin as Leader? With an Illinoisan in the White House, it would be hard to say no to elevating the Whip to Leader. Plus, you underestimate the "gentleman's club" factor--Durbin has put in his time in the leadership, is well liked, and will be Majority Leader once Reid is gone.

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I think it's more about whether they could oppose Durbin as Leader? With an Illinoisan in the White House, it would be hard to say no to elevating the Whip to Leader. Plus, you underestimate the "gentleman's club" factor--Durbin has put in his time in the leadership, is well liked, and will be Majority Leader once Reid is gone.

Chuck Schumer is also a very powerful senator. He was the chairman of the DSCC in 2006 and in 2008 and is primarily responsible for the Democratic pickups in the Senate. After Reid is gone Schumer might put his name in for consideration and challenge Durbin for Majority Leader. Frankly I wouldn't be surprised if Schumer beat Durbin. Oh and the White House generally stays out of House and Senate elections for leadership positions.

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Fair enough on Schumer being the whip, but Durbin has paid his dues and even though the White House would not directly get involved, few senators would want to piss off the President and vote against one of his biggest supporters. That being said I could actually see Patty Murray being whip, though she might be too much of a New Democrat.

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Fair enough on Schumer being the whip, but Durbin has paid his dues and even though the White House would not directly get involved, few senators would want to piss off the President and vote against one of his biggest supporters. That being said I could actually see Patty Murray being whip, though she might be too much of a New Democrat.

My thoughts are that the Democrats will lose the Senate with Durbin in control and he will step down. I see Schumer wanting a promotion and he would make a strong partisan whip. Patty Murray has been slowly climbing the leadership ladder too. As soon as Democrats put up a decent challenger against him McCotter is going to lose. Two crappy candidates held him to 55% and 51%. I don't see Pence running for Senate, he is already #3 for House Republicans. I could see Braley potentially running for Senate, but I see Grassley going for re-election in 2010 and Harkin again in 2014, giving him nowhere to go.

Basically all of these are just speculation/predictions. It is hard to pick a wrong list of potential leaders.

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Here it is! The crude, unpolished, early beta. It has no events, no updated state populations, and a few other details missing, may have spelling errors here and there, but is playable. I invite you all to give it a try and give me your feedback. Thanks in advance!

Get it here: http://drop.io/United_States_2016#

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Here it is! The crude, unpolished, early beta. It has no events, no updated state populations, and a few other details missing, may have spelling errors here and there, but is playable. I invite you all to give it a try and give me your feedback. Thanks in advance!

Get it here: http://drop.io/United_States_2016#

hmm... its alright although you should have updated it on the expected state census.

I dont see Chelsea running until at least 2020 if she does.

Jodi wont probably run either

should of added Michael Steele for the Republicans

I loved the fact that you added most of the third party candidates. that makes it more real

make biden an off candidate.

also adding secretary clinton would of been great.

my front runners would of been mark warner and bobby jindal

a very close race makes this game fun

the scenario was good overall and i found it to be very enjoyable.

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Fun scene! You need to fix Michigans delegates in the Dem primary and Florida & Michigans delegates in the Rep primaries to pre sanctioned levels, though. Florida in the dem primary looks correct. Also, make Florida and Michigan super tuesday states since they would have reverted back to super tuesday in order to get their full ammount of delegates back.

Consider giving big states [ California, New York, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, etc etc ] momentum boosts.

Also if you don't move Florida and Michigan to the block of states on the ninth, give them momentum boosts as big early states.

Nevada doesn't have momentum.

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Wait, no...

Florida Dem: 211 Delegates

Michigan Dem: 157 Delegates

Florida Rep: 114 Delegates

Michigan Rep: 60 Delegates

EDIT; ' Rallys ' don't work either.

EDIT;EDIT; Make the DNC and RNC GE endorsers.

EDIT;EDIT;EDIT; Add region bonuses, to.

LOL. LOL. You put Bush as an endorser on the same level as Clinton? By all means, if you get endorsed by Bush it should be negative momentum!!! :lol:

His approval ratings hinge around 70-85% dissaproval.

The way I see it...

Bill Clinton: 79 Momentum 16 Foot Soldiers

George W. Bush: 16 Foot Soldiers for his organization.

Barack Obama: 120 Momentum 32 Foot Soldiers

Add Mitt Romney as a Rep endorser to even it out?

Mitt Romney: 50 Momentum 20 Foot Soldiers

Obama would be higher than Clinton or Bush, cause he is the incumbent and thus has existing infrastructure.

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