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  •  I do think it's a given... (12+ / 0-)

    ...that Braley is our nominee.

    There are no major feuds in the Iowa Democratic Party among successful electeds, so I don't think Vilsack would consider challenging Braley now that Braley has jumped in, nor would Braley have jumped in so quickly if it were leaked to him that Vilsack were thinking about it.

    Regarding Christie Vilsack, sadly I have to agree that she proved a disappointment last year.  She didn't have to beat King to prove herself a good candidate, but she had to perform better than she did.

    Loebsack, for his part, is really not a very good candidate.  He's probably always going to be a small bit more vulnerable than an incumbent Democrat in that district should be, simply because he doesn't have great skills.  Loebsack ran in 2006 in the first place as a mere sacrificial lamb vs. Leach, became an accidental Congressman, and finds himself ever since in a seat that is very difficult for any Republican to win, especially today when moderates cannot win GOP primaries.

    44, male, Indian-American, married and proud father of a girl and 2 boys, Democrat, VA-10

    by DCCyclone on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 12:29:22 PM PST

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