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  •  Not entirely a valid comparison (6+ / 0-)

    2010 was more of a wave year for Republicans than 2012 for Democrats, and Grayson's old district was friendlier to Republicans than the current FL-18 is for Democrats.

    Assuming the Murphy lead holds up, this is perhaps comparable to the Missouri and Indiana Senate races: a race that the Democrat won largely because his GOP opponent couldn't shut his mouth or keep his foot out of it.

    37, MD-8 (MD-6 after 2012) resident, NOVA raised, Euro/Anglophile Democrat

    by Mike in MD on Thu Nov 08, 2012 at 11:58:43 AM PST

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    •  It just has me concerned (3+ / 0-)
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      bumiputera, WisJohn, MichaelNY

      that Murphy maybe in a fight in 2014 if the R's nominate non-bombthrower candidate.

      "If you invested $100k for 40 years of Republican administrations you had $126k at the end, if you invested $100k for 40 years of Democratic administrations you had $3.9M at the end" -Forbes Magazine

      by lordpet8 on Thu Nov 08, 2012 at 12:05:38 PM PST

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    •  Largely won? No. Entirely won? Yes (3+ / 0-)
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      bumiputera, Englishlefty, MichaelNY

      Remember, this was mostly Tom Rooney's district and there is pretty much zero chance we would have beaten him there.  Republicans nominating West and Rivera for the districts they did almost certainly handed them to us.

      Also, West didn't have to deal with the top of the ticket suffering a long expected blowout causing friendly turnout to plummet.

      And further more, Grayson's old district was way more Republican than West's was Democratic.  John Kerry only got 45% there while George Bush carried West's new one.

      NC-06/NC-04; -9.00, -8.41; progress through pragmatism

      by sawolf on Thu Nov 08, 2012 at 12:07:21 PM PST

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