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  •  Also about WI-St. Sen (6+ / 0-)

    Look closely at SDs 12, 18, and 30, all Dem-held. SD12 is open, and the Republican is favored. SD18 and SD30 have incumbents, but are somewhat marginal (particularly SD18, which is light red). I'd rate them Tossup/Tilt D and Lean D respectively, while SD12 is Lean R. Note that Republicans want a 18-15 majority so that Dale Schultz can't hold their bills hostage or kill them outright (he's one of the two centrist Senators, the other being Democrat Tim Cullen).

    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 Mon Nov 05, 2012 at 11:36:12 AM PST

    •  Well Schultz represents (1+ / 0-)
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      the historical center of Progressive Republicanism. Needless to say in the last 20 years his region of rural southwest Wisconsin has swung hard to the Democrats.

      "Once, many, many years ago I thought I was wrong. Of course it turned out I had been right all along. But I was wrong to have thought I was wrong." -John Foster Dulles. My Political Compass Score: -4.00, -3.69, Proud member of DKE

      by ArkDem14 on Mon Nov 05, 2012 at 11:57:57 AM PST

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      •  Both are spot on (5+ / 0-)

        Schultz's district is 59% Obama and 51% Kerry even after redistricting, and at least his rhetoric about labor and environmental issues is rather unorthdox for a modern Republican. He's basically a bizarro Blue Dog.

        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 Mon Nov 05, 2012 at 12:12:56 PM PST

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