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  •  rounds is plenty conservative (1+ / 0-)
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    MichaelNY

    the only problem would be if SD objects to the rounds dynasty, but even that seems unlikely.  What would be interesting is if Johnson  calls Rounds bluffs, runs again and both go positive.  Rounds won the GOP GOV nomination back in 2002 because he was the only positive campaign against two negative republicans, he might feel compelled to do the same, especially because of johnson's stroke.

    A purely positive race between the two would be hard to handicap.  On the one hand, it's a very conservative state, but if Rounds can't hang obamacare etc around Johnson, it might be harder to justify kicking out a long term, well liked senator who suffered a mild brain injury.

    One footnote, one of Rounds' brothers (there's like 8) was a professor of mine when I got my undergraduate degree and wrote a letter of recommendation for me to grad school, so this may be slightly biased.

    Help, help, I'm in Connecticut!- Foamy the Squirrel.

    by DougTuttle on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 11:36:34 AM PST

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    •  Is Rounds as popular (1+ / 0-)
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      Zack from the SFV

      as Hoeven was in ND? If so, no-one will beat him in a general election.

      Formerly Pan on Swing State Project

      by MichaelNY on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 01:22:25 PM PST

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      •  From what I've read he wasn't (3+ / 0-)

        He was popular, but he's not a god in the state the way Hoeven, Olympia Snowe, Richard Blumenthal, or Mark Warner are, for example.

        19, CA-18 (home), CA-13 (school)
        politicohen.com
        Socially libertarian, moderate on foreign policy, immigration, and crime, liberal on everything else.
        UC Berkeley; I think I'm in the conservative half of this city. -.5.38, -3.23

        by jncca on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 01:44:39 PM PST

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