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  •  John Kerry saw the purple (0+ / 0-)

    Back in 2004, early in the campaign, John Kerry whistle-stopped from St Louis, passing thru Colorado and New Mexico, to the Grand Canyon, testing the possibilities of what was already being called the "Southwest Strategy".

    Then in 2008, under the leadership of Howard Dean, the Democrats arranged for a key early caucus in Nevada, which helped organize the grassroots, and held the Convention in Colorado, which got plenty of earned media coverage in the Square State.

    Obama collected NM, NV, and CO. He apparently bypassed AZ in 2008 because of the extra difficulty of going against the "home state advantage", which is usually worth a point or two.

    •  He came closer (0+ / 0-)

      here than anyone expected, and both Kerry and Obama won Pima County.  And this year Carmona is a real possible for the Senate as well - and the new districts are going to be interesting to watch.

      Republicans want to make government small enough to fit in your vagina..

      by ramara on Fri Sep 28, 2012 at 06:21:06 PM PDT

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