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  •  Looks more like a list of potential Democratic (8+ / 0-)

    Senate candidates in South Carolina. I know it'll be tough and probably unlikely but can we at least try?

    "What do you mean "conspiracy"? Does that mean it's someone's imaginings and that the actual polls hovered right around the result?" - petral

    by conspiracy on Fri Dec 07, 2012 at 06:28:58 AM PST

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    •  How about Bob Massie or Lori Compas? (2+ / 0-)
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    •  I bet Jim Clyburn has a long time staffer (1+ / 0-)
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      who would be well-qualified for a run.

      Or how about Mayor Joe Riley of Charleston?

      Filibuster reform now. No more Gentleman's agreements.

      by bear83 on Fri Dec 07, 2012 at 06:55:29 AM PST

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    •  Thank you, conspiracy! (0+ / 0-)

      Am I wrong to think, as I suggested yesterday, that the fact that two Senate seats will be up in 2014 makes investment more worthwhile? People with direct field ops experience can tell me otherwise, but it seems like a large part of organizing is directed towards building a list that all candidates can use. How this list is built (i.e. helped by a historic candidacy, like Obama's in 2008) isn't always the same, but it's a process that should and often does happen by building upon previous efforts. Which is to say, what we do now could help us in the future. For a few reasons, I happen to think investment was wise before DeMint resigned, but now, it seems even more worthwhile. It is, to be simple, just a better deal, because we get the chance to try our luck at two races instead of one in addition to possibly building for the future.

      Even if we don't have great candidates, it's still a good move. But really, as long as we don't have Alvin Greene 2.0x2, what's the problem? We're not close to controlling the legislature, but in absolute terms, we've got a good chunk of current office holders. Then there are the mayors and even more small scale politicians listed here. Given that the biggest city in the state, Columbia, has about 130,000 people, it doesn't seem like a big stretch to imagine someone seemingly small to run. Then there are people who used to hold office but don't any more and those who aren't in politics but might want to be.

      As I said yesterday, if we get someone who isn't far out of the mainstream for the state and who is willing to work at it, I'm ready to go. We don't know if Graham will be primaried, let alone survive it if he is, but even if it doesn't come to that, we've got at least one seat where the person running won't be an incumbent--and that's assuming, however unlikely it might be, he or she isn't primaried.

      I'm a corporatist McGovernite Atari Democrat...I think.

      by bjssp on Fri Dec 07, 2012 at 09:17:32 AM PST

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    •  Alvin Greene should be available (2+ / 0-)
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