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  •  That's correct (3+ / 0-)
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    KingofSpades, ArkDem14, DCCyclone

    There're two classes of Iowa state senators, each with four-year terms.

    •  I'd like to see a break down (1+ / 0-)
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      of which Democratic seats are vulnerable and which Republican seats are.

      "Once, many, many years ago I thought I was wrong. Of course it turned out I had been right all along. But I was wrong to have thought I was wrong." -John Foster Dulles. My Political Compass Score: -4.00, -3.69, Proud member of DKE

      by ArkDem14 on Mon Apr 29, 2013 at 03:38:12 PM PDT

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      •  Normally one could say... (0+ / 0-)

        ...that there will be snapback in 2014, with our knocking out some accidental GOP winners who aren't viable long-term.

        But nonpartisan redistricting that jumbles everything up really throws a monkey wrench into that notion.  Now anything could happen.

        Still, in a wave some people win who shouldn't win anywhere, and it's hard to see how redistricting could've ultimately helped the GOP.  I tend to think the Dems will slightly expand their margin.

        The other goal is to take back the lower chamber which is now close at 53-47, but that's tougher with Branstad anchoring his party at the top.  The Senate race, I think, will be a completely different animal and won't drive anything downballot unless King or some other whackadoodle really hurts the party.

        45, male, Indian-American, married and proud father of a girl and 2 boys, Democrat, VA-10

        by DCCyclone on Mon Apr 29, 2013 at 08:38:25 PM PDT

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