they wanted a congress that would be filled with jesse helms. to people not know who jesse helms was? politico this morning. warren versus brown in new hampshire. the democrat is heading to the granite state to campaign against the man she defeated two years ago. she will stop alongside jeanne who brown hopes to oust in a bid to return to the chamber. we are having that debate again on c-span. let's go to beverly, north carolina. caller: how are you? host: good morning. and i'mi'm a democrat voting democrat all the way down the line. republicans are really just these democrats from way back in the 1940's who were so , i don't know what to say. and then dixiecrat's they became republicans. that is what you have. you have nothing but bigotry and greed. america is not a democracy. i still ask people to vote. just keep voting. it doesn't matter. just keep voting. maybe one day someone will see what is going on in america and change it. host: the washington post predicted 93% chance the senate will go to republicans. it will change hands in november.
back in 1984 when jesse helms was seeking a reelection, the total cost of the campaign was $20 million. same state, $100 million. the phone lines are open, we have a new set of numbers. we will go to gladstone, virginia on the democrats line. >> good morning. >> you're on the air, go ahead. >> i would like to say that the supreme court e to, basically, take off limits on campaign contributions was, in my opinion, a big mistake. second of all, i feel like even money is being that we as choices voting citizens does not benefit any of us because i think that the candidates running in these elections -- they base their decision strictly along party lines. this seems to be no independent thoughts and actions. had more that if we candidates that were not tied to parties or choices, we would all be better off. in virginia, in particular, i think that -- am a democrat -- i feel that our representatives are giving us faqs on to what it is. basically to improve our economic situation. >> your final point? i'm sorry. they carry much. thank you very much. and in virginia, the two running for the s
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