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View Diary: The Bay State's Political Regions- Breaking Down Massachusetts' 2012 US Senate Election Results (10 comments)

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  •  We'll see (1+ / 0-)
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    when Brown wins again in an off-year election.

    Good luck getting him out of the seat after that.

    •  And why would he (5+ / 0-)

      when the state Dem party know how not to take it for granted and got their act together last year?  Also, he lost by more than expected in 2012 to a political neophyte who had never been elected to office before.  Partially it was due to Warren's ability to really step it up after Labor Day, partially it was Brown's inability to capture lightning in a bottle twice.  His pickup truck ads were running when she surged again in the polling after the DNC and he switched to trying to press the Native American issue (which she initially mishandled) when nobody cared anymore.  Furthermore, Dems no longer control the whole legislature these days (nor do they have 60 Senators) so he can't sell himself as a balance anymore.  Finally, he may not run for Senate this time.  Consider that he ran in 2010 and 2012 and if he runs again with the intention of winning, he'll have to consider the fact that he'll have to run in 2013 and 2014.  Quite a tall order when he could go for Governor instead.  I guess some of what he does depends on who gets elected Mass GOP chair.  It's between his finance vice chair and some more conservative businessman.  The base wants the businessman and he seems more likely.

      Age 23. Voting in NJ-03. Lived most of life in NJ-01. Had Rush Holt represent me during my undergrad years and am now represented by Frank Pallone in my grad school.

      by KingofSpades on Mon Jan 14, 2013 at 01:14:57 PM PST

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