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  •  Bill White or Chet Edwards (1+ / 0-)
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    Catte Nappe

    should have run.

    "Once, many, many years ago I thought I was wrong. Of course it turned out I had been right all along. But I was wrong to have thought I was wrong." -John Foster Dulles. My Political Compass Score: -4.00, -3.69, Proud member of DKE

    by ArkDem14 on Thu Jul 26, 2012 at 10:38:34 AM PDT

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    •  Bill White (0+ / 0-)

      probably didn't have it in him to run again after losing for Gov in 2010. But I think he was a strong candidate running in a bad year - if he had waited until this year to run against Cruz, it might would have been an interesting race. White got 29% of the white vote in 2010 (compared to Obama's 26% in 2008). If he could've bumped that up to, say, 34% in a not-so-horrifically republican year, that would have put him within striking distance...

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