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  •  McAdams (0+ / 0-)

    Couldn't McAdams try again?

    •  McAdams wasn't a great recruit (0+ / 0-)

      He just because a star by happenstance after Murkowski lost the primary. He was a small town mayor, but nothing of note, really.

      •  Second-largest town in America (0+ / 0-)

        by area. 4th largest in Alaska by population. It's like the mayor of Duluth running for Senate from Minnesota.

        28, Male, MA-08 (hometown MI-06)

        by bumiputera on Fri Nov 02, 2012 at 08:58:44 AM PDT

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        •  Not really (0+ / 0-)

          Eh. Sitka is the 4th largest city in the state by population, but it has fewer than 9000 people. The thing with Alaska is you have Anchorage, then a massive massive gap. Then you have Fairbanks and Juneau, then another massive gap, then you get to places like Sitka or Wasilla.

          •  Sitka has a percentage of Alaska's population (1+ / 0-)
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            similar to the share Duluth has of Minnesota's. So it's not exactly the equivalent of East Grand Forks. But I really don't know how Sitka is perceived in the rest of the state.

            28, Male, MA-08 (hometown MI-06)

            by bumiputera on Fri Nov 02, 2012 at 09:24:07 AM PDT

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            •  I've never been to Alaska either (1+ / 0-)
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              So I honestly may be way off base here. But while we are on the topic of Duluth, the current mayor looks more interested in being mayor for life ala Richard Daley than moving up. He would have absolutely Crushed Cravaack had he gotten in. There were a handful of DFLers that could have put the race away on day one, and Don Ness was one of them.

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