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  •  But there are some. (3+ / 0-)
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    mdmslle, mightymouse, A Siegel

    For example, MI-01.  Beneshek (I'm not going to waste time looking up the corect spelling of his name) won by a comfortable margin in 2010.  He barely won re-election in 2012.  

    It helped that he was gerrymandered in.  But it hurt that as a Tea Bagger he did diddly squat for his district.  Voters still ask: what have you done for me lately.  And he has the added problem of needing to get visible projects north and south of the bridge.

    2 major population centers: Marquette County and Grand Traverse County.  He lost Marquette big, won Grand Traverse big.  Grand Traverse is enough bigger than Marquette that that was the margin.  

    So assuming that he continues to neglect his district, the Dems need to run a viable candidate who is from south of the bridge (2012 candidate was from north of the bridge) to help with that Grand Traverse vote.

    I can't believe that it's an expensive race: yes, the district covers a large area.  But there are relatively few media markets (for example, my parents live 2 hours away fom Marquette county but they get their news on the Marquette stations) and it is v. econonmically depressed.

    I know where I'm looking to contribute money in '14.      

    Republicans: if they only had a heart.

    by leu2500 on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 06:30:57 PM PST

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