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  •  The question is: will Ryan survive? (5+ / 0-)

    Are Obama's coat tails strong enough to snatch Paul Ryan's seat? Obama victory is sweet enough, but this would be the icing on the cake.

    •  Ryan probably will survive (4+ / 0-)
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      as he's very entrenched and has a completely different face back home. He's also notorious for serving up pork to the less than affluent cities he represents to hold down Democratic margins there.

      Duffy and Ribble, however, are vulnerable freshmen. Duffy is every bit as bad as Ryan (he said he was "struggling" on his $172k salary in a low-income district), and Ribble isn't much better. Likewise, Kreitlow and Wall (their opponents) would be about as good as Zerban.

      Male, 22, -4.75/-6.92, born and raised TN-05, now WI-02, remorseless supporter of Walker's recall. Pocan for Congress and Baldwin for Senate!

      by fearlessfred14 on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 05:32:28 PM PDT

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      •  Kreitlow is our best shot. (0+ / 0-)

        To be honest, I don't think he'd be as terrific a congressman as would Zerban, but he'd be very good - better than Kind for example. Most importantly, HE CAN WIN. If he gets enough money to stay on air when he needs to be and Obama can can have some tail on his coat, Kreitlow has a clear path to victory. Zerban and Wall can win if the heavens align perfectly, but Kreitlow is right there. I am sure he can smell victory just about where he can reach, but it's not yet his. Just this morning at breakfast, my wife and I were discussing the possibility of having enough room in the budget for campaign contributions. if we can swing it, Baldwin and Kreitlow get first dibs with Zerban and Warren (in MA) getting any leftovers.

        1,000,000 Strong! TOTAL RECALL!

        by pHunbalanced on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 09:16:14 PM PDT

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    •  Because of redistricting, sadly yes. (2+ / 0-)
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      I think Zerban is an outstanding candidate, and certainly the toughest Ryan has faced, but the district was changed from being a swingy, slightly redileaning district, to being more of  a strongly red-leaning district. The 1st district that exists today is a far cry from the one Les Aspin represented. Each of the last two redistricting plans has moved it deeper into Milwaukee's ultra-right-wing western suburbs.

      If Zerban wins, it will be proof of some very long and strong Obama coattails combined with the excellence of Mr Zerban and the intelligance of his campaign. It will be a hard seat to hold onto as well.

      1,000,000 Strong! TOTAL RECALL!

      by pHunbalanced on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 05:41:44 PM PDT

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      •  Democrats ae wimps (2+ / 0-)

        The party should be moving mountains to elect Zerban and defeat Ryan -- field organizers, radio and TV ads, mailers, yard signs, bumper stickers, appearances by Obama or Michelle or Biden or Bill Clinton, throw the kitchen sink, do whatever it takes.

        This is the time to crush this enemy of everything our party stands for -- or deal with him for the remainder of a long career. Crush him now!

        You know, dKos could put Zerban on the Orange to Blue list.

        Meanwhile, here he is on Act Blue.

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