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  •  That's a little bit tricky (1+ / 0-)
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    MichaelNY

    The deadline comes up soon in Michigan and Florida so we'd have to shoot to put them on the 2014 ballot.  In Ohio the deadline is 125 days before the general election (early July), so we theoretically have enough time to get it on the 2013 ballot and have it go into effect for 2014 if it passes.  Similarly, the Arkansas deadline is 4 months prior to the general election so 2013 is doable in time for 2014's congressional elections.  Nebraska only holds even-year elections so the deadline is a long way away at July 2014.  That's fine though since we'll need presidential turnout in Omaha in 2016 to flip the seat anyway.

    NC-06/NC-04; -9.12, -8.62; Yellow Dog Democrat

    by sawolf on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 11:50:08 AM PST

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    •  wisconsin recalls (0+ / 0-)

      ...suffered from poor timing. Folks were so anxious to get rid of Walker, they ended up holding the recall at a time when the UW students were away. They might have succeeded in disposing of the Imperial Walker if the recall election had been during the presidential. I can see an argument in favor of changing the districts with referenda in 2014 so that we have a better chance of taking the House in 2016. If we lose, we could always try again in 2016.
      However, I can also see an argument against that. Sometimes it's best to wait until you are likely to win, and not succumb to the idea that you'll get 2 bites at the apple when in the real world, losing saps resources and squanders peoples energy.

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