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  •  I'm not sure that would work (0+ / 0-)

    One can't really run against their own party and not cause some internal tension. It's not like he's an independent.

    25, Male, CA-24, DK Elections Black Caucus Chair.

    by DrPhillips on Tue Dec 13, 2011 at 08:20:44 AM PST

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    •  Maybe not but... (0+ / 0-)

      I think it'd actually be quite easy.  I mean he certainly has some backing as being able to work with Democrats (or at least being elected by them in Charlotte).  He's also got solid economic results from his mayoral tenure that many of the new GOP legislators elected the past few cycles do not.  He also doesn't seem to go hogwild on social issues either, though since leaving office his stances seem to be swinging hard right (healthcare and immigration)

      I think contrasting himself to the existing NC GOP-led legislature is pretty easy.  And I'm not entirely sure he need worry too much about internal tension, since he's running against people with 29% approval.  They won't be in office for too much longer with those numbers.

      •  Except he actualy has done the opposite. (0+ / 0-)
        Finally one finding in this poll points to a potential path to victory for Bev Perdue.  44% of voters in the state trust her more compared to 40% who put a greater deal of faith in the Republican legislature.  Pat McCrory has tied himself closely to the unpopular new legislative majority so if Perdue can run against their agenda and McCrory's support of it, that might just be the way she pulls out a second term. It won't be easy, but it's something.

        20, Dude, Chairman DKE Gay Caucus! (College IN-09) (Raised IL-03, IL-09) Tammy Baldwin and Elizabeth Warren for Senate!

        by ndrwmls10 on Tue Dec 13, 2011 at 08:38:51 AM PST

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    •  The presidential R's (0+ / 0-)

      seem to be running against "Congress" these days, no?

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