Congress Infinity – Senate 2012

Completed a first game of the Senate 2012 campaign on 7 days per turn mode.

Here’s the screen cap from election night featuring the closest election of the night, Scott Brown vs. Elizabeth Warren (50.4%-49.6%). I also managed to take out Jon Tester in Montana (52.1%-47.9%), making sure he would not be the DSCC Chairman for the 2016 campaign. All in all I managed to take 17/33 Senate seats (in reality, the Reps won 8, Dems won 23, Ind 2, so an increase of 9). It’s slim pickings beyond 54 for the Reps, though. Ohio would probably have been the next one to target, then Michigan. Getting to 60 (filibuster-proof) is very difficult indeed, much less the 67 required to override a Presidential veto.


11 Responses to Congress Infinity – Senate 2012

  1. Wilson October 17, 2015 at 8:13 am #

    How in the world did you Maine? And Florida? And Wisconsin?

  2. Dallas October 17, 2015 at 8:53 am #

    Great game! I would hope that you can make it possible to have primaries that determine the nominee of both parties.

  3. anthony_270admin October 17, 2015 at 9:26 am #

    @Wilson, very strong ground game and ad carpet bombing for large stretches of the campaign. 😉

    Florida was a tough one due to Bill Nelson being an incumbent – finished with 52.2%-47.8%.

  4. anthony_270admin October 17, 2015 at 10:57 am #


    Maybe – I think it would have to go with increased complexity of regional candidates, to differentiate them, and that is a possible to-do.

  5. Wilson October 17, 2015 at 11:18 am #

    Is the update coming out soon?

  6. Wilson October 17, 2015 at 11:35 am #

    Also, what happened in Connecticut?

  7. anthony_270admin October 17, 2015 at 11:46 am #

    Connecticut was an open seat, incumbent was Ind. Targeted off the bat.

    Yes, update probably today.

  8. Wilson October 17, 2015 at 12:35 pm #

    Linda McMahon as a senator? I wonder what congress woulda looked like with all those people

  9. Aaron Booth October 17, 2015 at 1:10 pm #

    A 2012 Senate like this would have made it difficult for Obama to win a second term. But if he did, this would have made 2014 MUCH different. The odds of Dems holding IA and CO might have been a lot better. (With the GOP already having the majority, it would have been more difficult to pin the Senate leadership to Obama since the Majority would have been Republican)

  10. Wilson October 17, 2015 at 3:02 pm #

    I disagree. Look at 1984 or 1996

  11. Mike October 18, 2015 at 3:29 am #

    Yup. If the Senate candidates lost Florida, Virginia and Wisconsin — much less Connecticut and Mass (maybe), it would been have been implausible for Obama to have won under those circumstances. Maybe in an alternate universe we would have a Sen. Linda McMahon, Charlie Summers and Tommy Thompson.

    Still surprised at how well the Dems did in the Senate in 2012.

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