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  •  Kelda Roys would have similar problems to Falk (1+ / 0-)
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    Her campaign in the WI-2 primary earlier this year was downright lousy, to put it mildly. Kathleen Falk, obviously, would be even worse.

    Additionally, I've also heard that Chris Abele and Lena Taylor may have serious problems with the Democratic base: in Abele's case, he vetoed a "Move to Amend referendum" bill, in Taylor's case, she voted for concealed carry and supports school voucher programs. If it's anyone from the Milwaukee area, I hope it would be Chris Larson or Mahlon Mitchell.

    Of potential outstate Democratic candidates, Ron Kind (voted to hold Holder in contempt) and Kathleen Vinehout (supports allowing pharmacies to refuse to dispense contraception based on moral/religious grounds) have serious problems with the base.

    "Rahm Emaunel is the leader of the Scott Walker Wing of the Democratic Party!" -Me

    by DownstateDemocrat on Thu Oct 18, 2012 at 08:50:39 PM PDT

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    •  The main issue with a Milwaukee candidate (2+ / 0-)
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      DownstateDemocrat, Odysseus

      is that many of them have trouble building a base of support in Madison and outstate. Taylor and Abele seem like machine politicians from 90 miles away, and would have to counter those perceptions to have a chance. Larson would probably be a much more electable candidate in the primary at least. Mitchell is from Madison, not Milwaukee.

      As for the others you mentioned, Kind is probably the strongest candidate. If he runs and Feingold doesn't, he'd probably start as the frontrunner despite his base issues, which are considerable. Vinehout has less baggage (she's a solid progressive on most issues) but also less name recognition. Roys is simply not a statewide candidate, though she probably still has a future in Dane County politics despite her quixotic black-is-white campaign (trying to tie Pocan to ALEC must qualify her for a special prize).

      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 Thu Oct 18, 2012 at 09:50:56 PM PDT

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