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  •  She got fed up with the Senate (1+ / 0-)
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    It's one reason we've had so many retirements recently.

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    by jncca on Mon Apr 29, 2013 at 06:06:48 PM PDT

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    •  then (0+ / 0-)

      you see the part where the R Paul supporters wins 20 of 24 EV in Maine, and you realize about how the Paulist attacks are a serious danger for S Collins (if not she would not be angry).

      I mean not O Snowe retired by the result of the primary for President, but the timing help to think that it was not only pain, family and fed up with the Senate.

      •  Paulists didn't win the post-Snowe primary (1+ / 0-)
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        and the guy who was actually challenging her in the primary, D'Amboise, ended up getting like 11%. There was no threat on that front whatsoever.

        28, Male, MA-07 (hometown MI-06)

        by bumiputera on Tue Apr 30, 2013 at 04:20:32 AM PDT

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      •  Paulites won a caucus (1+ / 0-)
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        jncca

        Caucus's strongly favor very motivated supporters, hence why Paul did so well in Maine.

        Everyone else runs in a primary, which is what Snowe would have done and what Collins will do, so I don't get why you keep bringing up the caucuses like they matter.

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

        by NMLib on Tue Apr 30, 2013 at 05:51:37 AM PDT

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        •  This is the way that Maine do their primaries (0+ / 0-)

          I discuss not it.

          In a common primary you have the recent case of P LePage, who won the primary for Governor (37.39%) with strong Paulist support.

          If the Paulists would be not a danger for S Collins, she would not be angry.

          •  And her direct fight with Rand Paul (0+ / 0-)

            is a big mistake for her. With that she call strongly for bigger troubles in her primary.

          •  Outside of presidential races... (0+ / 0-)

            All other statewide races for Maine are done via primary, not caucus, so bringing up Ron Paul's 21 of 24 delegates (which, by the way, was done through the convention process, not even through the ground-level caucuses, which Romney still ended up winning 38%-36%) is still completely irrelevant to how Susan Collins will do in a primary.

            But LePage's 37.9% proves nothing, he won in a divided field, no Republican is going to be Susan Collins in a primary unless they can get an outright majority (there isn't going to be anyone serious running against Collins from the left to make the type of victory LePage got at all realistic).

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

            by NMLib on Tue Apr 30, 2013 at 02:15:15 PM PDT

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    •  She pulled an Evan Bayh to our advantage. (2+ / 0-)
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      bumiputera, NMLib

      "It is the stillest words that bring on the storm. Thoughts that come on doves' feet guide the world." -Nietzche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra

      by KingofSpades on Mon Apr 29, 2013 at 08:03:56 PM PDT

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