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  •  2 years into a term is a gift (9+ / 0-)

    to the other side.

    You'll get a replacement appointee who will only have 2 years to build a ground network, fundraising base, make political connections with the Big Lobbying Firms, etc.

    Then, after what is sure to be a nasty special election, the (presumed) replacement goes through the same two year process.

    There will be 2 elections in a row for this seat (2014 & 2016) where the "incumbency advantage" will be minimized.

    I certainly hope the SC Dems can make the most of this opportunity.

    "It's never too late to have a happy childhood." - Tom Robbins - Political Compass sez: -8.25, -7.90

    by ARS on Thu Dec 06, 2012 at 08:12:02 AM PST

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