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  •  was the "nonpartisan" process successful? /nt (3+ / 0-)

    yksitoista ulotteinen presidentin shakki. / tappaa kaikki natsit "Nous sommes un groupuscule" (-9.50; -7.03) 政治委员, 政委‽ Warning - some snark above ‽

    by annieli on Tue Jan 01, 2013 at 09:49:42 PM PST

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    •  Redistricting was far more important (6+ / 0-)

      than the nonpartisan primary reform - IMHO. Remember that in 2000 the Democratic and Republican parties conspired to draw districts that protected their incumbents - that was their first and only concern and they were pretty successful at it. Redistricting reform at the state and federal levels resulted in a much stronger Democratic majority in 2012, indeed a super majority. Which makes it all the more ironic how strongly party officials and their functionaries tried to stop it and then repeal it once it was in place.

      "The two pioneering forces of modern sensibility are Jewish moral seriousness and homosexual aestheticism and irony." Susan Sontag

      by Shane Hensinger on Tue Jan 01, 2013 at 09:54:13 PM PST

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      •  perhaps when they realized that there were going (2+ / 0-)
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        to be situations where incumbent Democrats were going to have to primary each other, they resisted the final process. I agree about the redistricting process, although the divisions between city and country continue, some idiotic approaches to mass transit and there's the fond wish of some to simply divide the state.

        yksitoista ulotteinen presidentin shakki. / tappaa kaikki natsit "Nous sommes un groupuscule" (-9.50; -7.03) 政治委员, 政委‽ Warning - some snark above ‽

        by annieli on Tue Jan 01, 2013 at 10:00:33 PM PST

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