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View Diary: Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: For Tom Corbett, 42 is life, the universe, and nothing (93 comments)

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  •  Sestak, below average electoral skills? (6+ / 0-)

    Are you kidding? He defeated an incumbent in a primary and almost defeated a Republican for an open seat in a Republican wave year, despite being outspent by a large margin.

    Formerly Pan on Swing State Project

    by MichaelNY on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 06:15:18 AM PST

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    •  He beat Specter with one ad. (2+ / 0-)
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      Rich in PA, BKGyptian89

      That's all it took.  And the flipside of the "almost defeated" is that a Democrat lost an open Senate race in Pennsylvania, which Dems carry in presidential years by 5-7 points.

    •  I don't think it's any accomplishment... (0+ / 0-)

      ...to defeat a party-switching incumbent well past his sell-by date, and then lose an open-seat race to someone whose economic philosophy was (and continues to be, of course) a big middle finger to the electorate.  I never belief in finding the silver lining in defeats, but even if I did I sure wouldn't start here.

      You know, I sometimes think if I could see, I'd be kicking a lot of ass. -Stevie Wonder at the Glastonbury Festival, 2010

      by Rich in PA on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 09:04:04 AM PST

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