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  •  Maybe not (6+ / 0-)

    That district is the Cuban one with the large non-Cuban Hispanic population, isn't it?

    I.E. Colombian and Dominican, which are extremely Democratic and are growing faster than the Cuban population.

    I think the biggest target might actually be McIntyre.

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    by wwmiv on Thu Nov 08, 2012 at 02:21:37 PM PST

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    •  Agreed (7+ / 0-)

      Garcia will be a big target, but I would not be surprised if Romney did worse than McCain in FL-26.

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      by David Nir on Thu Nov 08, 2012 at 02:27:40 PM PST

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    •  I'm almost certain (4+ / 0-)
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      the first four will be the biggest targets.  They ran hard against McIntyre and Matheson, and might indeed get them in the mid-terms.  Rahall had a really underwhelming win (compared to his past percentages) and Romney might have cracked 65% in his district.  They'll get him eventually.  Barrow ended up doing okay considering how hard he was targeted, but the GOP only had a second-tier candidate.  That may change in two years.

      They'll certainly target Garcia, but the district does have a healthy Dem base in it, and the fact that he won by 11 is impressive.

      •  Matheson won't lose (5+ / 0-)

        If Republicans couldn't beat him with a Mormon at the top of the ticket driving up turnout. He'll entrench again.

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        by HoosierD42 on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 02:08:57 AM PST

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        •  Matheson is a survivor (1+ / 0-)
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              but it is worth noting that both Matheson and his opponent are Mormons, and some traditional LDS folks may be more comfortable with a white male leader than an African-American woman. If Mayor Love is not his opponent in 2014 that advantage would be erased.


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          by Zack from the SFV on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 10:41:51 AM PST

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