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  •  He does? (0+ / 0-)

    I really wonder what the basis of that appeal would have been. He's not the kind of "conservative" who would typically play well in the suburbs.

    Ok, so I read the polls.

    by andgarden on Fri Jan 06, 2012 at 06:03:54 PM PST

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    •  the Cook County suburbs (1+ / 0-)
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      include some blue collar Catholic areas, I think.  Similar to, for example, Bucks County.  I could be wrong.

      19, D, new CA-18 (home) new CA-13 (college). Economic liberal, social libertarian, fiscal conservative. Put your age and CD here :) -.5.38, -3.23

      by jncca on Fri Jan 06, 2012 at 06:20:29 PM PST

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      •  Yes (1+ / 0-)
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        a lot of his district includes white blue-collar Dems, in areas like Bedford Park and Palos Hills (2010 MHI for both: ~$60,000). These are different suburbanities than the richy riches in places like Lemont (2010 MHI: ~$90,000) and Homer Glen (2010 MHI: ~$100,000) .

        21, male, RI-01 (voting) IL-01 (college), hopeless Swingnut

        by sapelcovits on Fri Jan 06, 2012 at 08:06:08 PM PST

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    •  I'm not talking about the new areas (1+ / 0-)
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      you're right, he probably won't play well in Lemont. But in areas like Worth and Orland, he can overperform the Democratic baseline. Just check out how he (and fellow douchey conservadem Stephen Lynch) crushed in 2010.

      21, male, RI-01 (voting) IL-01 (college), hopeless Swingnut

      by sapelcovits on Fri Jan 06, 2012 at 07:59:09 PM PST

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