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  •  Do you extend that thinking to the south because (0+ / 0-)

    I don't see that happening. Maybe I am wrong.

    I also don't see it happening in UT, ID, ND, SD or NE, AK etc.

    It seems to me that this last election, which was run expertly by the dems, but largely focused on swing states, STILL didn't produce good results even in the best of circumstances.

    I could be very wrong.

    202-224-3121 to Congress in D.C. USE it! You can tell how big a person is by what it takes to discourage them. "We're not perfect, but they're nuts."--Barney Frank 01/02/2012

    by cany on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 02:14:26 PM PST

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    •  We can't do much worse... (2+ / 0-)
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      cany, scotths

      I took a quick look at the House results for the southern states (not including FL), and only found four districts where a Democrat won with less than 60% of the vote (GA-12, LA-2, NC-7, TX-23). Good candidates with a solid ground game at least have a chance at flipping all of the single-digit races in MI, OH, PA, VA, NC, etc., and we don't need to worry about playing defense in many places. And depending on how the GOP responds on immigration reform, an increasing Hispanic turnout could help us flip some seats in TX, too.

      I'm not saying it's the most likely outcome, but we shouldn't give up on the House for the next decade. It's not impossibly out of reach.

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