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  •  Not with overly gerrymandered seats (6+ / 0-)

    Drawn with the latest computer technology to a precision, to ensure that idiots continue to control the House.

    "We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals, now we know that it is bad economics." Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jan. 20, 1937

    by Navy Vet Terp on Tue Feb 26, 2013 at 09:26:55 AM PST

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    •  Not so sure (2+ / 0-)
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      IreGyre, RUNDOWN

      I remember all the serious people explaining how it would be nigh impossible to hold the Senate.

      Might be useful to throw out all the conventional wisdom for awhile.  American's opinion of Congress is at historic lows.  Media monopoly was broken long ago by the Internet.

      2014 elections are wide open if we want them to be!

    •  Still need voting trends data to make it work (0+ / 0-)

      They didn't expect a good chunk of the final electorate to show up, didn't believe it even existed.

      Like polls - these maps are drawn on "historical" voting patterns. When it comes right down to it, statistics ... aka "math" is required to make it all work, and we all know how strong the GOP has been with that lately.

      Many districts will be far more competitive than people believe, if the Dems would just field candidates.

      NTM the changing of hearts and minds, the GOP excels at that, for Democrats.


      In a capitalist democracy - every dollar is a "vote" ... spend wisely ...

      by RUNDOWN on Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 09:57:26 AM PST

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