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  •  Regarding Manchin (1+ / 0-)
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    I think he absolutely would have crushed Raese in the Pennsylvania, Ohio, and kentucky portions, and probably the western most Virginian section as well.  That in all likelihood would have put him over the top since there are just enough conservadems in MS, AL, and TN where he would be a perfect fit, as well as Obama voters in places like Ashville, Greenville, and Spartanburg even though their surrounding areas are red.

    Now a 2012 matchup between say, Corker and Manchin would be quite interesting to see.

    I also think Corker could be vulnerable in the new Tennessee given how much more Democratic it becomes.

    •  Corker wouldn't run in TN (1+ / 0-)
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      and I don't even know if Alexander would. Both of them are very much creatures of the East Tennessee cultural and political scene, and would really be out of place in your new Tennessee. Alexander could probably get away with carpetbagging due to his popularity, but Corker had a tough enough primary as it was in 2006, and would likely lose the primary in 2012.

      Male, 21, -4.75/-6.92, born and raised TN-05, now WI-02, unapologetic supporter of Obama and Occupy. Tammy Baldwin for Senate and Recall Walker!

      by fearlessfred14 on Mon Feb 06, 2012 at 02:05:38 PM PST

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