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  •  Granholm was popular (1+ / 0-)
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    as governor?  Am I right on that?  If so would that popularity carry over into a senatorial campaign?

    •  She was popular for awhile, but by the time she... (5+ / 0-)
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      DuzT, bosdcla14, madmsf, judyms9, Sylv

      ...left office, her approval ratings were in the toilet, rightly or wrongly.

      She won re-election in 2006 by a solid margin, but that was mostly because her opponent, Dick DeVos, was a HORRIBLE candidate despite his billions.

      •  Personally I love Granholm but (5+ / 0-)
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        2thanks, madmsf, peregrine kate, judyms9, Sylv

        I don't think she could win statewide office anymore.
        She got blamed for a lot of the shit Engler left behind as well as the stuff Bush did to the economy, which hit particularly hard here in the mitten.
        I still see big things in her future though.  

        I can see Canada from my house. No, really, I can.

        by DuzT on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 03:06:53 PM PST

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