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  •  It's not just externally driven... (1+ / 0-)
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    in the late stages of the election and in to the legislative season, candidates/congressmen narrow their universe in all regards. This dramatically impacts the small/medium donor fund raising efforts (or eliminates them completely).

    So as a function of their internal behaviors - narrowing the universe, eliminating the small/mid donor programs, likely reducing or completely eliminating all campaign staff, they shift their reliance entirely on the house/senate staff which is already overworked and legally restricted from campaign activity, as well as the DNC/DCCC which are focused on broad goals, not the narrow needs of one member.

    You can read more I wrote about this specifically aimed at Freshmen legislators here.

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    by mp on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 11:38:16 AM PST

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