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  •  There *are* a lot of swing districts in New York (3+ / 0-)
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    davidshor, Odysseus, MichaelNY

    In 2010, 6 seats changed between parties (we lost all of them), and there were an additional 4 seats where the results were within 10 points.

    In 2012, there were 3 seats where the party changed, and an additional 5 races were within 10 points.

    Your first point is exactly correct, but your second point misses that a lot of swing districts happen to fall in safe states.

    Politics and more Formerly DGM on SSP. NM-01, 26 (chairman of the Atheist Caucus)

    by NMLib on Sun Mar 17, 2013 at 03:56:11 PM PDT

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    •  I was talking about the Schumer race (0+ / 0-)

      Schumer specifically spent a ton of money on ads for Chuck Schumer in the expensive New York Media market. That's what I was complaining about.

      On the congressional side, you see a lot of politicians in D+8 or D+10 seats who still run major campaigns even though that doesn't make sense at all if you're trying to maximize your chance of controlling the chamber.

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