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  •  Do you live in Orange County? (3+ / 0-)
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    Dretutz, ArkDem14, wblynch

    While I welcome investigation of OC politics I'd like to know why you picked OC.

    Where did you come up with the regions?

    I would much rather see this analysis based on the voting districts. That's the REAL political world.

    For instance the 65th district - where Dem. Sharon Quirk-Silva managed to defeat Republican Chris Norby. That's a very interesting story. Chris Norby was student body president when I went to high school. Sharon played on the same softball team as my younger sister.

    Sharon ran a hell of a campaign and pulled out a crucial victory in establishing the Democratic super majority.

    But thanks for the interest in OC - I think the Democrats are wrong to write it off. they could make some real inroads if only they were about 20 times more aggressive.

    •  I picked it because I'd noticed (0+ / 0-)

      its interesting election results in terms of Propositions 4 and 8 and realized I didn't know a ton about the individual locales.

      20, CA-18 (home), CA-13 (school)
      politicohen.com
      Socially libertarian, moderate on foreign policy, immigration, and crime, liberal on everything else.
      UC Berkeley; I think I'm in the conservative half of this city. -.4.12, -4.92

      by jncca on Sat Mar 30, 2013 at 12:33:28 PM PDT

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    •  The Dems aren't writing off Orange County now (0+ / 0-)

      They know that it's a crucial place to maintain those 2/3 supermajorities.

      I would say that rather than being dismissive of this diary, this kind of analysis is sorely needed. We do analyses by district all the time, and we need something not only to break the monotony, but also to see how we can build a bench here. State legislative and congressional candidates are drawn heavily from the municipal or county level, so targeting cities can only help instead of distract.

      23, D, pragmatic progressive (-4.50, -5.18), CA-14.

      by kurykh on Sat Mar 30, 2013 at 05:55:39 PM PDT

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      •  I'm not dismissive (0+ / 0-)

        to quote my post:

        I welcome investigation of OC politics
        However I think it's much more pragmatic to give analysis by district.
        We do analyses by district all the time
        Not of Orange County.
        The Dems aren't writing off Orange County now

        That would be nice but I don't see any evidence of it. And they sure didn't offer much support to OC candidates in the last election.

        State legislative and congressional candidates are drawn heavily from the municipal or county level, so targeting cities can only help instead of distract.
        Not true.

        Let me state again - I welcome the looooong overdue attention to Orange County. It would be a lot more relevant and pragmatic to do that analysis by voting districts.

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