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  •  Far Right Candidates from Both (0+ / 0-)

    Given her famous name, his famous antics, and the national attention, who knows? I'd say it's way too early to assume Sanford won't embarrass the fine people of that District and we should give them the opportunity to go with Colbert-Busch and avoid future shame.

    While not exactly on topic, I wanted to also share this post analyzing the situation in the South Dakota Senate race, and recommend everyone read it before making any assumptions there.

    "Far Right Democrat Stephanie Herseth Sandlin Is Lusting For A DC Comeback"

    •  Far right Democrat? (2+ / 0-)
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      Aquarius40, LordMike

      A contradiction in terms these days.

      In any event, demanding progressive purity is not likely to win us a Senate seat in South Dakota.  And before anyone starts citing George McGovern as a counterexample, it should be remembered that when he was first elected Senator in 1962 he did not have the same sort of image as he would as a national candidate a decade later, but rather was seen as a populist focused on agriculture and veterans issues, not as a antiwar cultural liberal.  And he was always on somewhat shaky political ground in the state; he lost it when running for President and eventually lost his Senate seat.

      37, MD-8 (MD-6 after 2012) resident, NOVA raised, Euro/Anglophile Democrat

      by Mike in MD on Thu Apr 04, 2013 at 08:09:05 AM PDT

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    •  Polling seems to show (0+ / 0-)

      That Herseth Sandlin does much better against potential Republican candidates Rounds and Noem than Brendan Johnson. Maybe simply a function of name recognition, but I see it as a sign of strength.

      I know you will continue to argue ideological purity despite my comment, so I'm just throwing it out there for someone who wants to read.

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