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  •  I said a strong candidate. (0+ / 0-)

    Like David Nir said, Hansen Clarke had some issues. Peters only got the percentage he did because some in African American community wanted Clarke gone. So in the event of a strong AA candidate, Peters would not have won.

    •  Name a "strong AA candidate" (1+ / 0-)
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      Who both a) would have run and b) kept Peters from getting a majority in a one-on-one race.

      Go ahead, name one. Or stop asserting an opinion as fact.

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      by HoosierD42 on Mon Apr 29, 2013 at 04:47:01 PM PDT

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    •  That's disingenuous... (0+ / 0-)

      Hansen Clarke was a strong candidate, he was a state senator for nine years and an incumbent congressman. Yes, he did run a poor campaign ultimately, but that's something that can't be predicted ahead of time.

      I think you're missing that Peters himself represented a large chunk of the district, and had strong institutional support. It's absolutely not a given that a different candidate would have beaten Peters or would have even been the favorite.

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      by NMLib on Mon Apr 29, 2013 at 05:58:10 PM PDT

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