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  •  Scary! (3+ / 0-)
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    WisJohn, fearlessfred14, MattTX

    They'd so do this too.

    And then they'd probably claim they've connected with hispanics because now they represent all these minority-majority districts.

    •  They'd find some Hispanic Republicans (0+ / 0-)

      to run for the South TX districts in particular. However, the Hispanic Republicans might not get through the Republican primary. White Republican Primary voters often seem to have a problem with voting for people with Hispanic surnames. But on the other hand, Ted Cruz did win the GOP Senate primary.

      •  I would love to see an analysis (0+ / 0-)

        of Cruz's performance vs. Romney's. Cruz definitely did a fair bit better with Hispanics - his losses were 6, 13, 7, and 21 (!) points less than Romney's in El Paso, Cameron, Hidalgo, and Webb counties, respectively. But on the other hand, his statewide margin was within 0.1% of Romney's statewide, so presumably he did worse than Romney with whites. Is that because he's hispanic? Or because Obama is black? Or both? Or maybe it's just his ideological positioning?

        •  my guess (0+ / 0-)

          1) a bit of it was race.  But probably not too much.
          2) More willingness to ticket split for statewide races than for Presidential in the Blue Dog areas.
          3) Sadler is far more moderate than Obama, and Cruz more conservative than Romney, so again more appeal to Blue Dogs for Sadler.

          19, CA-18 (home), CA-13 (school)

          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 Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 07:08:35 PM PST

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