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  •  Even wider districts should be on the list. (2+ / 0-)
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    Onomastic, George3

    Ryan-Zerban was 12%, but I'd love to take a second shot at it.  Ryan is out of line with the state.

    Christine Cegelis held Henry Hyde to 56-44, but that was just the start.  Again, Hyde was too conservative for IL.

    There are good reasons to think that several double-digit races are winnable.

    -7.75 -4.67

    "Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose."

    There are no Christians in foxholes.

    by Odysseus on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 05:11:58 PM PST

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    •  Well, I guess if we have unlimited resources, (2+ / 0-)
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      Odysseus, dialektik

      including people, not to mention money, to fight every one of these races, yeah.

      But we don't--won't.

      I think we have to pick the most winable and RETAIN the seats we have.

      And God knows, we have to keep the senate. HAVE. TO.

      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 19, 2012 at 07:48:54 PM PST

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      •  Resources (0+ / 0-)

        We do not have unlimited resources. My rationale was to have us make an attempt in about twice as many districts as we need, plus provide the same OFA strategy and resources to those Democratic house district offices that are potentially in danger.

        When I look at the billions of dollars spent on the presidential election, and how we were reamed in 2010, I think we have to plan big and spend some money in these House districts. I think the big money will come out in spades for Republicans, and only an efficient, meaningful  ground game that starts now with registration, education and motivation will make the difference.

        Diaries I read about the change on marriage equality in Maine really moved me -- neighbors having conversations over years made the difference, and beat out false, expensive air time. This can be done, and needs to be done.

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