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  •  about ct-05 elizabeth esty- (1+ / 0-)
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    salmo

    some crazy ass foolishness happened in that race. esty only won that primary because the dem endorsed candidate had problems. not to go too far into it, but his campaign finance director did something crazy and his campaign director went along w/ it. a bunch of arrests followed. chris donovan, the candidate, was never a target of the feds' investigation, and i know for a fact he knew nothing.

    esty didn't win the majority of votes in the primary- vince roberti's son dan was in the race too- he won almost a third of the votes. esty won the primary, but she didn't have strong support- she only won because donovan was so weakened by a few of his staff's terrible behavior. the trial is set for may 10, last i heard.

    anyway, had donovan been the candidate instead of esty, and had those two guys on his staff not destroyed his candidacy, ct-05 would have had a much better pvi.

    i can't tell you how many dems i talked to who didn't vote for esty- they either voted for rorabach, didn't vote for esty, or wrote someone else in. my girlfriend's husband wrote himself in.

    when she was in hartford for her one term as state rep, she made a lot of enemies. she was toxic. i know dems on some democratic town committees who had rorabach signs on their lawns- i'm not even kidding.

    they told me they thought it would be easier to run a good dem against esty in 2014 than to have to primary a sitting dem. me? i voted for esty, but i hated doing it.

    "...i also also want a legally binding apology." -George Rockwell

    by thankgodforairamerica on Tue Feb 26, 2013 at 05:21:47 PM PST

    •  i mean run a good dem against rorabach in '14 (0+ / 0-)

      "...i also also want a legally binding apology." -George Rockwell

      by thankgodforairamerica on Tue Feb 26, 2013 at 05:35:05 PM PST

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    •  PVI isn't affected my congressional races (2+ / 0-)

      Unless you think Esty caused Obama voters to stay home, or to vote for Romney, this doesn't affect the PVI.

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      Socially libertarian, moderate on foreign policy, immigration, and crime, liberal on everything else.
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      by jncca on Tue Feb 26, 2013 at 11:06:16 PM PST

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      •  i confuse easily- (0+ / 0-)
        Looking at the house maps, we can see some pretty significant ticket splitting. All four Dem incumbents ran ahead of Obama and some did so by a large margin. On the other hand, our nominee for the open seat, Elizabeth Esty, ran behind the president though she still won. In particular you can see her Republican opponent's base in northwestern Connecticut where he dthan Romney.

        "...i also also want a legally binding apology." -George Rockwell

        by thankgodforairamerica on Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 02:27:02 AM PST

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        •  gah! (0+ / 0-)

          i wasn't ready to post that comment, and how did i mangle the block quote??

          i thought there was a different value for each race. oops!

          "...i also also want a legally binding apology." -George Rockwell

          by thankgodforairamerica on Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 02:46:06 AM PST

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