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  •  FL-07 is more swingy but it doesn't look good now (1+ / 0-)
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    We have two Democrats running there, Nicholas Ruiz III who ran as a write-in for the Green Party in 2010, and law student Jason Kendall.  Throughout the entire campaign Ruiz has raised $34489.60, and Kendall has raised even less.  

    I believe you can win after being outspent: Patrick Murphy will almost certainly be swamped by West's cash but he has a good chance to beat him.  Still, you need to raise at least some fairly large amount of money to be viable.  Neither Ruiz or Kendall has done that.  FL-07 can definitely be competitive under the right set of circumstances, but it doesn't look good for this year.  

    22, male, new CA-18 (home and voting there), LA-2 (college)

    by Jeff Singer on Fri Aug 10, 2012 at 11:43:21 AM PDT

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    •  Of course not this year (2+ / 0-)
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      Darth Jeff, MichaelNY

      But one, Mica is already 69 years old, and two, the district contains some bluing areas and a couple of cycles down the road, when Mica retires or starts showing weakness, a good Democrat could make it a race.

      "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 Fri Aug 10, 2012 at 01:10:19 PM PDT

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