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  •  Chuck Todd "Once a state is treated like a swing (4+ / 0-)
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    state, it's voters begin to act like one". There is a phenomena well documented to show this. West Virginia wasn't on anyone list of Republican states in 1999, but once Bush started campaigning there, it's voters started to "swing" and they did swing in 2000. Same with Indiana, it was on no ones list in 2007 but yet it swung in 2008. Don't underestimate the effect that campaigning can have in a state, especially a state whose dominant party hasn't had to wage a lot of competitive races.

    -1.63/ -1.49 "Speaking truth to power" (with snark of course)!

    by dopper0189 on Fri Apr 27, 2012 at 01:09:38 PM PDT

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