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  •  I was not impressed (5+ / 0-)
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    With Tennant's showing in the 2011 special gubernatorial primary.

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    by David Nir on Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 10:32:20 AM PST

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    •  The fuller record (3+ / 0-)
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      2004: lost primary for SOS to 89 year old Ken Hechler. Hechler lost to Betty Ireland in November. Hechler is now 98 years old, and would be 99 if he runs for the Senate next year (He ran at 95 years old in 2010!).

      2008: Defeated two officeholders with a majority of the vote in the primary. Defeated Nigerian-American Charles Minimah by 31% (Somehow the WVGOP forgot to recruit anybody to hold a seat they had held, so Minimah, who lost two state delegate races by 2-1 margins, ran for the seat)

      2011: 3rd place. But did finish ahead of the State Treasurer.

      2012: Defeated a one-term state delegate by 25%. Finished ahead of the two statewides who've held office since the 90s (Perdue/Gainer) and other statewides.

      The Republican Party isn't a party of small government, it's a party of a government for the few. @bhindepmo

      by RBH on Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 10:46:20 AM PST

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    •  My main concern is that it is getting harder (1+ / 0-)
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      for Dems from the state level to win at the federal level.

      "Unfortunately when the Republican party needs to be a big tent party it seems to me we are doing everything we can to become a pup tent party. " — Virginia Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling (R)

      by lordpet8 on Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 11:06:37 AM PST

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