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  •  I dunno (0+ / 0-)

    He will certainly overperform Clark. But Nolan seems much more culturally akin to me and my fellow Rangers (I was born in Hibbing, and raised in a few small towns outside of there). My guess is that overall Anderson carries St. Louis County due to the sheer number of DFL voters in Duluth. But He will certainly be much weaker in the rest of the district, including the other Range Counties.

    •  Thanks for the insight (1+ / 0-)
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      bumiputera

      I've been wondering how things were going on the Range.  If you talk to the Anderson people, they will tell you they are confident they will carry the Range, largely due to his demaoguing the mining issue and his local connections.  (His dad was a Steelworker and just about every local elected official on the Range is supporting him.)  If he can't carry the Range, he's dead in the water.  He may carry Duluth, but there's a lot of support for Nolan here, as well.

      •  Endorsements (2+ / 0-)
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        Mark27, bumiputera

        I have to say, I was actually shocked to see Rukavina, Melin, and such endorse Anderson. Don Ness makes sense, given the Counsil President/Mayor relationship. I am actually upset with Ness for not running himself, as he would have put Cravaack away by 20 points on Day 1, the same goes for Tony Sertich, although Sertich would have likely done so by 30 on Day 1.

        •  As I Said Previously..... (0+ / 0-)

          ....the DCCC's decidedly nonaggressive recruitment in this race tells me they are confident they will win this seat back no matter who the Democrat they nominate.

          •  If the candidates were Nolan Anderson (0+ / 0-)

            I would agree with you. But Clark has shown to be fantastically weak with this electorate. And with outside interests propping up her campaign, she has been doing some damage, although likely not so much that it sinks Nolan, or slingshots her passed Anderson.

            •  Clark was the chosen one (1+ / 0-)
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              OGGoldy

              Tarryl Clark was the chosen one of DC Democratic establishment.  Shows how out of touch they can be.  They don't seem to understand that no amount money can turn an ineffective candidate into an effective one.  (Can you say Mitt Romney?)

              •  Maybe they felt she deserved support for having (0+ / 0-)

                taken on Bachmann last time around.  I could see that.  It was a thankless task, trying to talk sense to a district full of crazies.

                The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain, is floating in mid-air, until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life. Jane Addams

                by Alice Olson on Fri Aug 10, 2012 at 12:27:26 PM PDT

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