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  •  The way I look at Capuano, Lynch, Markey... (0+ / 0-)

    The all didn't have enough confidence in their respective abilities to beat Brown in 2012 - they didn't want to give up their House seat and risk losing to Brown and be out of Congress completely - that to me is damning in their chances against Brown in a special.  If they were not confident in their abilities in a Presidential year - why would they be better candidates in a special election?  Just because they don't have to risk their house seat?

    The NRA is the Gun Manufacturer Lobby. Nothing more. Their pontification about the second amendment is nothing more than their ad jingle. They're the domestic version of the Military Industrial Complex.

    by Jacoby Jonze on Sun Dec 23, 2012 at 02:57:47 PM PST

    •  Maybe they didn't know if Obama would win (0+ / 0-)

      and Brown had a strong "nice guy" cred at the time, plus Brown was the incumbent.    Liz Warren deserves a lot of credit for damaging the Brown brand.

      Of course, they also could have thought that the chances of retaking the House soon were stronger so they wanted to keep their seniority if that were to happen.   But it looks like the House will remain in GOP hands until at least 2016 barring a strong Democratic wave in 2014.

      Washington and Colorado said that you've got to legalize it. Hope the DOJ respects that.

      by pistolSO on Sun Dec 23, 2012 at 03:17:09 PM PST

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    •  They first would have had to beat Elizabeth Warren (0+ / 0-)

      In the primary.  Maybe they were more concerned about losing their seat in a primary.  With Warren elected and presumably supporting the Dem candidate, a new Senate race vs. Brown might be more enticing

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