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  •  Kleeb didn't do all that badly. (1+ / 0-)
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    He was up against a guy who was governor for six years, before heading the Agriculture Department, and being out raised and outspent by $1 million. It also wasn't a top tier race, if I recall correctly, and while that's understandable, it had to make a difference.

    •  Of course he didn't do all that badly-- (2+ / 0-)
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      HoosierD42, Tiger in BlueDenver

      he got national donations, and was running in the biggest D wave since decades. But he didn't come within even 15 points. That's kind of the point of the argument-- as soon as you replace Nelson with even a very attractive liberal candidate, you're DOA.

      Kleeb also lost the NE-3 race in 2006 under another best-case scenario against a bland Republican who had won with under 40% in a split field in the primary, by 10 points-- another respectable showing where he didn't even come close to winning. Nelson probably carried NE-3 pretty solidly in 2006.

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