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  •  Actually i twas considered a toss-up (5+ / 0-)
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    Shockwave, Spit, Mr Robert, Eyesbright, Ebby

    In most house evaluations, CA-07 was listed as toss-up or even Lean Democratic.  But it was hard to call because it is a new district (from the old CA-03) and there wasn't a lot of polling.

    •  Looking with hindsight, (3+ / 0-)
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      Mr Robert, Eyesbright, Ebby

      yes, it was, but it wasn't even on my radar, to be honest. There wasn't much polling anywhere around here, and most of us -- even political junkie me -- haven't entirely wrapped around the redistricting yet, either.

      I knew Bera was running and that he had run a really pretty strong campaign in the past, and my opinion that this area -- indeed, many of the districts out here -- can be much more competitive than is usually assumed is longstanding, honestly. But I had missed it as a tossup race, and most people I know here, even the politically aware, woke up to a very happy surprise seeing it be a possible pickup.

      Good friggin' riddance to Lungren if we pull it out. Seriously, even relatives who no longer live in this state would be cheering heartily. He is such a schmuck, and even more of a longstanding icon for the right here than Pombo ever could have hoped to be.

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